QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
LOCKYER VALLEY TURF CLUB
GATTON – FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER 2020
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD 4 RAIL – +0.5m 900m-800m; Approx +1m 800m-400m; True Remainder
Chairman of Stewards – R Hitchener
Stewards – W Hadley, J Hackett, L Hicks
Clerk of Scales – C Fedrick
Judge – S Fahey, P Chilton
Veterinarian – N Hamill
Swab Attendants – R Burchmann
Starter – R Hanson
Race 1: BILL MCGOVERN & MICK BUGLER MEMORIAL Maiden Handicap 860 metres
The start was delayed when SERIOUS MOVES broke through the gates just prior to the start, travelling a short distance and as a result the filly underwent a pre race veterinary examination and was passed suitable to race.
EDDIEGATO – Laid in under pressure in the home straight and proved difficult to ride out.
SADDLE BOY – Slow to begin. Laid in throughout and proved difficult to ride out in the home straight.
MISTER QUICKSTEP – Slow to begin and was reluctant to stride out in the early stages. Raced greenly throughout.
Race 2: JACK BRENNAN MEMORIAL Fillies and Mares Maiden Handicap 1100 metres
ZEESTAR – Began awkwardly, was bumped shortly after losing ground and as a result settled further back than anticipated.
PALICKI – Knuckled on jumped almost dislodging its rider.
CITRUS BURST - Raced keenly in the early stages.
ANOTHER EPISODE – Laid out rounding the home turn.
MAILLOT JAUNE MOI – Began awkwardly. Raced three wide with cover for the majority.
MOA'S GIRL – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
SUZY NEEDS LOVIN' – Rider App M Kennedy reported her mount was not suited to the tight turning track and had a tendency to lay out throughout.
Race 3: NOEL STAATZ MEMORIAL Fillies and Mares Maiden Handicap 1100 metres
Prior to the declaration of correct weight, Stewards considered an objection lodged by App. E McPherson the rider of WORLD CHARMER (fourth place) against TINY TEE (App M Kennedy) being declared the third placing on the grounds of alleged interference near the 150m. After taking evidence from all parties and reviewing the patrol footage, it was established that near the 150m WORLD CHARMER obtained a run to the inside of TINY TEE before being tightened when that runner shifted in and as a result lost its rightful running. As a consequence, WORLD CHARMER lost further ground when forced to shift to the outside of TINY TEE to secure clear running. As Stewards were of the opinion that the degree of interference suffered to WORLD CHARMER exceeded the margin between the two horses at the finish, therefore upheld the objection and amended the placings accordingly.
At a subsequent inquiry App. M Kennedy (TINY TEE) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) for causing interference to WORLD CHARMER at that point of the race. App Kennedy’s license to ride in races was suspended for a period of 8 days to commence at midnight 25 October 2020 and to expire at midnight 2 November 2020.
DARCIE GIRL – Tightened for room shortly after the start. Raced wide in the early and middle stages.
DEEP FINE LEG – Tightened on jumping and lost ground.
WORLD CHARMER- Tightened for room and lost ground near the 150m.
LOVE IS ALL AROUND – Momentarily tightened near the 100m.
INFORMER – Tightened for room shortly after start. Rider L Tilley when asked to comment on today’s performance stated that today the filly was first up after a significant spell and as a result would derive fitness benefit from today’s event. Further in his opinion the filly was not suited to the tracks tight turning nature.
MAKE MINE MAGIC – Began awkwardly and shifted in making contact with another runner and lost ground. Blundered shortly after the start. Rider M Du Plessis dropped his whip near the 200m.
MINAJ A STAR – Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
SOMEBODY LOVES YOU – Raced wide in the early and middle stages. Trainer M Dunn was questioned in relation to the improved performance. He stated that today was the mares fourth start up after a spell and as such had now reached its fitness peak for this preparation. He further added it was in his opinion the step up in distance in today’s event was also to the advantage of the mare.
TENNESSEE NIKKA – Tightened for room shortly after the start.
Race 4: WALLY CROSS MEMORIAL Colts, Geldings & Entires Maiden Handicap 1100 metres
Start was delayed when STONELEIGH JACKSON proved difficult to load.
KABALEGA – Severely tightened at the start and lost ground. Had difficulty securing clear running over the final 100m.
STONELEIGH JACKSON – Raced three wide without cover for the majority.
SNAP ON – Momentarily held up in the early part of the home straight before shifting in to secure clear running.
FLASH HOMBRE – Began awkwardly.
GREY NOISE – Began very awkwardly making contact with another runner. Near the 900m momentarily raced in restricted room and shortly after commenced to over race with its head in the air for some distance. Momentarily steadied to avoid heels and shifted wider near the 200m.
ALOCTANE – Bumped heavily on jumping and was then buffeted between runners for a number strides and lost ground.
BRADDOCK DOWN – Raced 3 wide without cover in the early and middle stages. Laid in under pressure in the home straight. App. T Townsend was reprimanded under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using the whip on seven occasions prior to the 100m, two more than permitted.
MADCALL - Rider A Spinks was reprimanded under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using the whip on six occasions prior to the 100m, one more than permitted.
THE DOCTOR – Bumped and became unbalanced shortly after the start.
Race 5: GREG ELLIOT MEMORIAL TROPHY Class 4 Handicap 860 metres
SPIRIT ONE - Performed below market expectation. When questioned rider T Marshall advised that the filly failed to muster the early speed as that he had expected and travelled only fairly throughout. He added that when he asked the filly to quicken it failed to respond to his riding and proved disappointing. Stable representative L Sears expressed disappointment in the filly’s performance and advised that the stable would now consider sending the filly for a spell. A post-race Veterinary inspection failed to reveal any abnormalities.
AFTER THE STORM – Raced three wide for the majority.
FIRST BID – Slow to begin.
Race 6: BILL FAULKNER MEMORIAL Class 1 Handicap 2000 metres
Start was initially delayed to allow for an interstate broadcast. Was then further delayed when PHOENIX RAIDER proved difficult to load
PHOENIX RAIDER – Raced wide in the early stages.
FURY OF THE STORM- H Richardson was reprimanded for using her whip on 6 occasions prior to the 100m, 1 more than permitted.
QUEEN OF THE NIGHT – Hung out passing the winning post on the first occasion and as a result raced wide until a point near 1100m.
BUSH SHINDIG – Steadied when placed in restricted room approaching the finish line when runners either side shifted ground.
BLACKMAILER - Began awkwardly. Raced wide from the 900m. Rider A Thompson reported that the gelding did not feel comfortable in its action during the event. A post race veterinary examination of BLACKMAILER did not identify any abnormal findings.
SCHWARZY – Forced wider when exiting the home straight on the first occasion.
Race 7: ERROL & ROCHELLE BACHMANN MEMORIAL RATINGS BAND 0 - 55 Handicap 1100 metres
Start was delayed to allow for an interstate broadcast.
LOVE YA BLUE – Rider H Richardson dropped her whip the 100m.
CRISTOVAO – Slow to begin.
FANTASAY – Rider M Du Plessis was reprimanded under AR132(5) for using his whip excessively during the event.
DARCI'S MONEY - Held up approaching and rounding the home turn.
OAKFIELD GERONIMO – Began awkwardly.
HEART OF AUSTRALIA – Raced three wide without cover for the majority. A post race veterinary examination of HEART OF AUSTRALIA identified a laceration to the off fore leg.
STRYKING PRINCESS – Began awkwardly.
Race 8: HEC FREEMAN MEMORIAL Class 1 Handicap 1100 metres
Start was delayed to allow for an interstate broadcast.
UBETWEDO – Shifted out abruptly whilst over racing near the 1000m. Raced three wide without cover for the majority. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
OUR ARIANA - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have bled from both nostrils. Connections were advised that the horse would incur a 3 month ban from racing and must undertake a 1000m gallop to the satisfaction of Stewards before being permitted to race again.
THE OLD BIRD - Stood flat footed at the start and lost ground.
SUPER KIDS – After being hampered on jumping, commenced to hang out for the duration of the event, taking no competitive part. A post race veterinary examination of SUPER KIDS did not identify any abnormal findings. Stable representative was advised that SUPER KIDS must perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial before being permitted to race again.
Race 9: JAMES O'DWYER MEMORIAL APPRENTICE CUP BENCHMARK 58 Handicap 1400 metres
STUDLY ROOSTER – Neither App. M Potgieter or Trainer J Fraser could offer any explanation in relation to the poor performance.
HALLSIDE FANDANGO – Knuckled on jumping.
SCARE CAMPAIGN – Raced in restricted room for some distance in the early stages.
PATRICK'S ME MATE – Raced three wide throughout.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 4– Jockey A Spinks – Use of whip prior to 100m - 6 occasions – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 4– Apprentice T Townsend – Use of whip prior to 100m - 7 occasions – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 6– Jockey H Richardson– Use of whip prior to 100m - 6 occasions – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 7– Jockey M DuPlessis– Use of whip excessively - 16 occasions – AR132(5)
Race 3 – Trainer R G Smith- $100 – Late rider declaration – LR67
Race 3- App. M Kennedy- Careless Riding. 8 Days. To commence m/n 25.10.20 and to expire m/n 2.10.20
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 9- SUPER KIDS- Hung out. Barrier trial required.
Race 8 – OUR ARIANA-Bled both nostrils 1st time – 3 month ban & complete 1000m gallop – AR79(4)
Race 3 – WORLD CHARMER 4th against TINY TEE 3rd – Upheld
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 3 – MAKE MINE MAGIC- M DuPlessis
This report and the Stewards Comments for this meeting may be amended at any time, at the sole discretion of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards as races are reviewed.