QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
LOCKYER VALLEY TURF CLUB – GATTON – THURSDAY 4 JULY 2019
WEATHER – FINE/SHOWERY
RAIL – 1.5M (APPROX 800M-350M), TRUE REMAINDER
TRACK RATING – GOOD 4
GOOD 3 @ 7.45AM
Chairman of Stewards – L. Hicks
Stewards – P. Chadwick, J. Williamson, J. Hackett
Clerk of Scales – C. Fedrick
Judge – S. Fahey, A. Raywood
Veterinarian – Dr. A. Murdoch
Swab Attendants – K. Warwick
Starter – R. Hanson
Jockeys Advocate – B. Saunders
Stewards Secretary – M. Weir
The track was upgraded from a Good 4 to a Good 3 at 7.45am.
Prior to the running of Race 1 Stewards inspected the rail between the 800m and the 350m. Following this inspection, Stewards elected to move the rail to the true position between the 800m and 650m to accommodate the ten runners jumping from the 860m in Race 4. Due to the delay, all race times were put back one race with the start time of Race 7 being amended to 4.45pm.
Race 1: TAB MAIDEN H’CAP – 1100M
MAHONEY – Raced greenly in the early stages.
ANTIPODEAN LAD – Began awkwardly and made contact with a runner to its inside. Raced in restricted room and was checked leaving the 850m when MAGIC SCENT (L. Tilley) stepped in for a short distance. In this incident, CLICKETY CLICKS which was racing to the outside of ANTIPODEAN LAD was also placed in restricted room. Jockey Tilley was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances in the future.
MAGIC SCENT – Shifted out shortly after the start. Inconvenienced approaching the 100m.
ROCK ON HIGH – Hampered by MAGIC SCENT shortly after the start.
DE NOVA STELLA – Raced wide without cover throughout.
HARRY’S STAR – Laid in under pressure over the final 100m.
JILLERETTE – Hampered on jumping away.
TOTALLY READY – Buffeted between runners shortly after the start and lost ground.
CAPRICE – Hampered by MAGIC SCENT shortly after the start.
Race 2: BENDIGO BANK ROSEWOOD QTIS 3YO MAIDEN H’CAP – 1100M
The start of this race was delayed when L’AMANTE, which became fractious in the barriers, underwent a veterinary examination and was passed fit to start.
The declaration of correct weight was delayed to enable Stewards to consider an application made by Trainer W. Hulbert and Apprentice A. Thompson to have L’AMANTE declared a non-runner. After taking evidence, Stewards established that the filly became fractious in the barriers which resulted in its barrier blanket being dislodged after which the filly became very fractious. As a result, the filly was removed from the barriers, examined by the veterinary surgeon and cleared to start. When being reloaded, Apprentice A. Thompson advised the starter that the use of the barrier blanket was not necessary and as the starter was of the opinion that the filly was reacting adversely to the barrier blanket, it was not placed back on the filly before it was reloaded. As Stewards were of the opinion that the filly had not been denied a fair start, correct weight was declared on the judge’s semaphored numbers. Apprentice A. Thompson was reprimanded for his conduct during this process.
BOZEMAN – Began awkwardly and shifted ground shortly after the start. Became awkward leaving the 800m and bumped TWO SHADES which shifted wider on the track.
TWO SHADES – Hampered by BOZEMAN shortly after the start.
L’AMANTE – Inconvenienced shortly after the start and then steadied from the heels of TWO SHADES. Overraced approaching the 860m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the filly had sustained a minor laceration to its off side eye.
DAME ELLIE – Began awkwardly and made contact with the barrier partition. Hung out rounding the turn making contact with TWOGOBOOM. Shifted out abruptly after passing the winning post which resulted in CLARVUE SPIRIT being hampered. Apprentice Wishart, the rider of DAME EILLIE, was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances in the future.
FI FI NO FUSS – Slow to begin after jumping away awkwardly.
LIPS – Slow to begin after blundering on jumping away.
TWOGOBOOM – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout. Bumped by another runner rounding the home turn.
CLAIRVUE SPIRIT – Lost the off fore plate in running. Laid in under pressure over the concluding stages.
SPIRIT’S FIRST – Raced keenly in the early stages.
Race 3: VANDERFIELD (JOHN DEERE) GATTON CLASS 4 H’CAP – 2000M
LI’L RODGE – Blundered on jumping away and lost ground.
ROMAKASH – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Steadied from heels approaching the 1000m. Shifted wider on the track approaching the 700m and raced 3 wide for the remainder.
ELMO’S FIRE – Began awkwardly. Shifted wider on the track approaching the 600m and raced wide for the remainder. On return to scale, trainer Mr. M. Lakey advised that the horse had sustained a minor laceration its offside hind fetlock.
BONSEA – Began awkwardly. Raced 3 wide in the early stages.
TEMPA MENTAL – Steadied from heels rounding the home turn.
THERE’S NEMO – Connections advised that it would be the intention for the gelding to be ridden further forward today if circumstances permit. The gelding was ridden accordingly.
Race 4: AGRICULTURAL REQUIREMENTS GATTON BENCHMARK 50 H’CAP – 860M
ASK AUDREY – Trainer P. Sexton was fined $100 for the late declaration of Apprentice S. Wilcock as rider. Began awkwardly resulting in its rider becoming momentarily unbalanced. Raced 4 wide with cover throughout.
LAST ROUND – Began awkwardly.
NOBBY’S GIFT – Raced 4 wide without cover throughout.
EL DEMONIO – Slow to begin. Momentarily held up approaching the home turn.
GYPSY TAP – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
MENTAL AS ANYTHING – Slow to begin.
Race 5: COOK’S TRANSPORT CLASS 3 H’CAP – 1100M
SECRET SPIRIT – Forced wider on the track shortly after the start hampering runners to its outside.
FLAME OF LIBERTY – Inconvenienced approaching the 900m. Held up rounding the home turn.
JUSTIFY – Hampered shortly after the start. Raced keenly for the majority.
ROGUE DRUMMER – Slow to begin.
SUPER FREAK – Inconvenienced shortly after the start. Raced 4 wide with cover throughout.
FATZ – Began awkwardly and shifted in hampering a runner to its inside.
PLATEAU PEARL – Began awkwardly and shifted out. Apprentice J. Murphy reported that the filly felt awkward in its action. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no apparent abnormalities.
ANGELS LOVE – Stewards permitted Apprentice N. Seymour to claim only 1kg of her 2kg allowance. Apprentice Seymour was reprimanded for failing to claim her full allowance. Hampered shortly after the start. Raced wide and laid out in the home straight. Shifted wider on the track approaching the 600m and raced wide for the remainder.
NICCONI BAY – Began awkwardly. Inconvenienced shortly after the start.
ALL OUR WIVES – Raced 4 wide without cover throughout.
Race 6: TEMPORARY FENCE & BARRIER HIRE FILLIES & MARES BENCHMARK 50 H’CAP – 1400M
The declaration of correct weight was delayed to enable Stewards to consider two separate objections lodged by L. Cheshire, the rider of 2nd placegetter SCHRAPELLI, and K. Yoshida, the rider of 4th placegetter TOORAK COMEDY, against GET ON being declared the winner, alleging interference near the 1300m. After taking evidence from all parties and viewing the videos, Stewards found that Apprentice M. Nakao permitted her mount to shift in near the 1300m resulting in SCHRAPELLI having to be steadied. As a result, SCHRAPELLI then shifted in contributing to the interference suffered by TOORAK COMEDY which had to be checked. Stewards were not of the view that the interference suffered to SCHRAPELLI was sufficient to affect the placings, and that the interference suffered by TOORAK COMEDY could not be solely attributed to the shift from GET ON. Stewards were also of the opinion that both horses had an opportunity to improve into the race bearing in mind the proximity of the incident to the winning post. Stewards therefore dismissed both protests and declared correct weight on the judge’s placings. Nevertheless, Apprentice N. Nakao was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances in the future.
SPICER – Slow to begin.
SHEZ OUR DESTINY – Raced 3 wide with cover throughout. Blundered near the 200m.
TOORAK COMEDY – A post-race veterinary examination of the horse revealed a laceration to its knee.
DRUMS JEWEL – Raced 3 wide with cover throughout. A post-race veterinary examination of the mare revealed no apparent abnormalities.
MADAM MOUTON – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout. Bumped on a number of occasions over the concluding stages.
MASK STEPENNY – Bumped on a number of occasions over the concluding stages.
Race 7: BOWE’S ELECTRICAL COLTS, GELDINGS & ENTIRES BENCHMARK 50 H’CAP – 1400M
THE HOOLIGAN – Slow to begin. Raced in restricted room approaching the 1300m.
TONY’S DECREE – Slow to begin. Raced in restricted room approaching the 1300m. Became awkward at the heels of CAPTAIN CRUMPET when attempting to improve after passing the 400m.
BRAD BE BOLD – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
LORD OF THE DREAMZ – Began awkwardly.
CAPTAIN CRUMPET – Began awkwardly.
ORLEANS – Raced 3 wide throughout.
RED CALVARY – Began awkwardly and shifted in making contact with FLINDERS DRAGON. Trainer K Hickmott was at a loss to explain the performance and indicated that he would advise stewards if something comes to light in the coming days. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding revealed no apparent abnormalities.
FLINDERS DRAGON – Shifted in inconveniencing runners to its inside. Jockey T. Brooker was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances in the future.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 2. App. A. Thompson – engage in misconduct – AR. 115(1)(a)
Race 5. App. N. Seymour – fail to claim full allowance – AR. 143(14)(a)
Race 4. Tnr. P. Sexton – $100 – late rider declaration – LR. 67
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 6. SHRAPELLI (2nd) v GET ON (1st) – alleged interference near the 1300m – dismissed.
Race 6. TOORAK COMEDY (4th) v GET ON (1st) – alleged interference near the 1300m – dismissed.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 4. ASK AUDREY - App. Sophie Wilcock
Race 5. SHE’S GOT MAGIC - App. Adin Thompson
Race 7. LANDALE - App. Jackson Murphy
FLINDERS DRAGON - Tiffani Brooker
STRIKE SIKA - App. Minonette Kennedy
Published subject to correction upon revision