Stewards Report

Gold Coast Turf Club

Gold Coast Metropolitan | TAB

Sat 05 Jan Good 3

Rail

True Entire Course

Track

Turf
Good 3 Pen 4.6

Nil last 24hrs, 9mm last 7 days

3mm last 24hrs, 34mm last 7 days

Fine

Track conditions update: 12:04AM Sunday 06 January
Last Track Rating Update: Finalised 5/1 - 7:45am

Nominations

Fri 28/12/18 11:00am

Weights

Mon 31/12/18 12:00am

Acceptances

Wed 02/01/19 09:00am

Riders

Wed 02/01/19 12:00pm

Scratchings

Sat 05/01/19 07:30am

Late Nominations

Races: 2, 3, 4, 5

Feature, Group and Listed races may have different acceptance closing times. Group 1 races have staggered closing times for nominations that differ from the general dates and times listed above. Please refer to the full published conditions for these races for details.

QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
 
STEWARDS REPORT
 
AQUIS PARK – SATURDAY 5 JANUARY 2019
 
WEATHER – FINE 
TRACK RATING – GOOD 4 (GOOD 3 AFTER R2)
RAIL – TRUE ENTIRE COURSE
PENETROMETER – 4.59
 
OFFICIALS
 
Chairman of Stewards – I. Brown
Stewards – D. Aurisch, C. Albrecht, G. Lane, K. Daly
Clerk of Scales – J. Robinson
Judge – S. McMahon
Veterinarian – Dr M. Lenz, Dr G. Silvestri
Swab attendants – A. Challen, A. Schofield, K. Kilpatrick
Starter – S. Andrews, K. Watson
Stewards Secretary – S. Rolls
 
 
RACE 1: AQUIS FARM PRE-TRAINING AND AGISTMENT Class 3 Plate – 900m
 
I AM QUEEN – Slow to begin. Near the 300m was disappointed for a run and then had some difficulty obtaining clear running until the 200m.
 
ACQUME – Slow to begin. Commenced to overrace for a short distance after passing the 700m.
 
INITIALIZE – Tightened for room shortly after the start. A post race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be suffering from mild heat stress.
 
METIS – Raced keenly in the early stages when racing outside the leader.
 
BOOM CHICKA BOOM – Cast a near hind plate in running.
 
RACE 2: FOLLOW @AQUISFARM ON INSTAGRAM QTIS 3YO Handicap – 1800m
 
BLACKLOG – Slow to begin. Upon straightening had to check to avoid the heels of HE’S THE DEEL.
 
WINDERMERE – Began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped PHANTOM SHADOW. Upon return to scale jockey J. Lloyd reported that the filly hung out under pressure in the home straight.
PHANTOM SHADOW – Bumped at the start and a short distance later was hampered when tightened for room.
 
BAREFOOT – Passing the 600m was held up and struck the heels of PHANTOM SHADOW and blundered. It was reported that the filly had sustained a laceration to its off hind leg, consistent with being galloped on.
 
SHIRANDA – Bumped and forced wider passing the 500m.
 
HE’S THE DEEL – Upon straightening was disappointed for a run to the outside of PHANTOM SHADOW and as a consequence clipped the heels of PHANTOM SHADOW, blundered badly almost dislodging its rider L. Tarrant. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the off fore leg. Trainer S. Kendrick was advised that a veterinary clearance must be obtained prior to the gelding racing again.
 
MISS SARA – When asked to comment on the below market performance jockey D. Smith stated that the filly was forced to work hard in the early and middle stages of the event to obtain the lead. He added that the filly was dropping back in distance from 2200m to 1800m today and it is the intention of the trainer to freshen the filly up.
 
Following the running of this event the track was upgraded to a Good 3.
 
 
RACE 3: VISIT AQUISFARM.COM BenchMark 90 Handicap – 1800m
 
MISS SHANTI – Slow to begin. A post race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame in the off fore leg. Stable foreman  P. Shailer was advised that a veterinary clearance must be obtained prior to the mare racing again.
 
VAULTING AMBITION – Slow to begin. Overraced in the early stages. Leaving the 300m was bumped by EMPHASIS.
 
PRIORITISE – Overraced in the early stages.
 
HONEY TOAST – Leaving the 1600m commenced to overrace and had to be steadied from the heels of ATARAXIA.
 
ARTICUS – A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding had sustained abrasions to both hind bumpers.
 
 
RACE 4: RACE WITH AQUIS BenchMark 80 Handicap – 2200m
 
Jockey L. Tarrant was fined $200 for being dually engaged on SHAKOPEE and RANCHO MONTOYA at the time of jockey declarations.
App M. Murphy (IDLE SITUATION) was fined $300 for failing to claim his full allowance.
 
CRUZ DE VEGA – Restless in the barriers and as a consequence began awkwardly.
CHILLIN WITH DYLAN – Began awkwardly. Held up rounding the home turn.
 
IDLE SITUATION – Began awkwardly. Overraced in the early stages and near the 1600m was steadied from heels.
 
EVOLO – Slow to begin. Caught wide in the early and middle stages and was allowed to stride forward to obtain the lead near the 1000m.
 
GOLDEN VALLEY – Near the 1800m commenced to overrace and shifted out and bumped RANCHO MONTOYA.
 
RANCHO MONTOYA – Bumped near the 1700m.
 
COLOUR OF MONEY – Overraced in the early stages. Jockey R. Wiggins was fined $500 for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m.
 
LUCKY CAPTAIN – Raced wide over the final 800m.
 
HIGH POWER – Held up approaching and rounding the home turn.
 
I FEEL GOOD – Held up rounding the home turn.
 
HAPPY GO PLUCKY – When asked to comment on the performance trainer J. Gilmore stated that in his opinion the gelding performs better when ridden more conservatively with cover. Nonetheless, Mr Gilmore undertook to advise Stewards should any abnormality come to light in the days subsequent that may explain the gelding’s performance.
 
 
RACE 5: SPILL THE BEANS 1ST YEARLINGS AT THE SALES IN 2019 OPEN Handicap – 1200m
 
MOGADOR – Slow to begin.
 
TYZONE – Began awkwardly. Held up rounding the home turn.
 
BRATISLAVA – Near the 600m was eased when placed in restricted room to the inside of BIG TREE. Held up rounding the home turn.
 
IMPREGNABLE – Bumped rounding the home turn.
 
PRINCEFAMOUS – Leaving the 400m, when weakening, was eased when tightened for room between SUSPENSE and TYZONE, which shifted out to improve. Raced wide without cover throughout. A post race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings.
 
SWORD OF JUSTICE – Bumped leaving the 200m.
 
 
 
RACE 6: FOLLOW @AQUISFARM ON FACEBOOK QTIS 2YO Handicap – 1100m
 
DEVINE FACTOR – Reared as the start was effected and lost ground. Held up rounding the home turn. A post race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings.

BADOOSH – Slow to begin. Hampered upon straightening.
 
EXPLOSIVE QUALITY – Slow to begin.
 
LUBUK – Shortly after the start had to be steadied away from the heels of EXHILARATES.
 
HILLS – Held up rounding the home turn.
 
OH FIVE GLORY – Hampered upon straightening.
 
 
RACE 7: FOLLOW @AQUISFARM ON TWITTER QTIS 3YO Handicap – 1200m
 
UNCONDITIONAL – Began very awkwardly, bumped the off side barrier partition and was then bumped by SNOW VALLEY and lost ground. Overraced in the early stages. Raced wide throughout. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding had sustained abrasions to the near side thorax and hock.
 
SNOW VALLEY – Began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped UNCONDITIONAL.
 
DOSS – Began awkwardly. Approaching the 200m was inconvenienced by UNCONDITIONAL, which shifted in marginally. Approaching the 100m was disappointed for a run and obliged to alter course to the outside of UNCONDITIONAL to secure clear running. Raced wide throughout.
 
LOVE STRUCK – Slow to begin. Overraced in the early stages. Held up between the 200m and 100m.
 
SPOT ON SPUD – Hampered at the start. Raced wide throughout.
 
SPENDING MY TIME – Hampered at the start. Approaching the 200m was steadied away from the heels of DOSS.
 
MYSTIC MIST – Over the concluding stages was steadied from the heels of ZOOM BY.
 
PARKO – Raced wide without cover throughout.
 
 
RACE 8: SUBSCRIBE TO AQUIS FARM ON YOUTUBE.COM Class 6 Plate – 1400m
 
Stewards considered an objection lodged by J. Lloyd the rider of AUERBACH which finished second against STAR REFLECTION (D. Browne) being declared the winner on the grounds of alleged interference over the final 100m. Upon considering the evidence Stewards established that STAR REFLECTION shifted in under pressure over the final 100m and near the 50m brushed AUERBACH, which had shifted out marginally at the same point. Given that STAR REFLECTION had come from behind AUERBACH upon straightening and that AUERBACH had shifted out marginally thereby contributing to the minimal interference, Stewards were not satisfied that the incident had a material affect on the placings and dismissed the protest.
 
KUBIS – Blundered badly as the start was effected and lost ground. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding had sustained a superficial laceration to the off hind pastern.
 
SNITZ – Blundered at the start and shortly thereafter was bumped by CRUZE. Overraced in the early stages when being restrained to obtain cover behind NO ANNAMOSSITY.
 
STAR REFLECTION – Held up rounding the home turn. Shifted in under pressure over the concluding stages, resulting in jockey D. Browne having to stop riding and straighten the mare just prior to the winning post.
 
AUERBACH – Brushed by STAR REFLECTION near the 50m.
 
CRUZE – Raced wide without cover throughout.
 
LULU EXPRESS – Raced wide throughout.
 
NO ANNAMOSSITY – A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slightly lame in the near fore leg. Trainer R. Heathcote was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to the gelding racing again.
 
 
RACE 9: AQUIS CHINESE JOCKEY CLUB NMW Handicap – 1200m
 
Despite being listed as an apprentice in some form publications M. Schrapel rode GENERAL COS as a senior jockey. Public announcements were made to this effect.
 
JOHNNY BE QUICK – Began awkwardly. Upon returning to scale jockey D. Browne reported that the gelding felt awkward in its action rounding the home turn. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
 
CONQUERING LASS – Blundered at the start. Raced wide throughout.
 
GENERAL COS – Slow to begin.
 
ALL EEZ – Slow to begin. Hampered upon straightening. Raced wide without cover throughout.
 
AANVOERDER – Began awkwardly. Held up in the early stages of the home straight.
 
SKATE TO PARIS – Near the 900m was steadied away from the heels of TRUE MYTH, which shifted in. Jockey S. Galloway (TRUE MYTH) was advised to exercise more care. Hampered upon straightening. Raced wide throughout.
 
TAIKO BOOM – Held up rounding the home turn and in the early stages of the home straight.
 
DREAM MASTER – Shifted out under pressure in the home straight.
 
SABA LASS – Raced wide throughout.
 
ABSOLUTLYPOSITIVLY – Raced wide throughout.
 
TRUE MYTH – Lost the off hind plate in running.
 
VOULAIT – Shifted the off fore plate in running.
 
DESERT MAN - Upon returning to scale J. Orman reported that in his opinion the gelding did not appreciate today’s firm surface.  
 
Jockey B. Stewart (UNLIKELY STORY) was fined $100 for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
AQUIS PARK
 
Summary of action concerning licensees
 
Fines
Race 4. L. Tarrant – Jockey – Dual engagement - $200 – AR85B
Race 4. M. Murphy – App Jockey – Failed to claim full allowance - $300 – AR92(12)
Race 5. R. Wiggins – Jockey – Whip use - $500 – AR137A(5)(a)(ii)
Race 9. B. Stewart – Jockey – Whip use - $100 – AR137A(5)(a)(ii)
 
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
 
Horses swabbed pre-race
Boom Chicka Boom, I Am Queen, Acqume, Barefoot, Miss Sara, Articus, Honey Toast, Miss Shanti, I Feel Good, Happy Go Plucky, Cruz De Vega, Sword Of Justice, Dream Finnish, Bratislava, Lubuk, Oh Five Glory, Boomstress, Devine Factor, Doss, Snow Valley, No Annamossity, Snitz, Unlikely Story, Skate To Paris, Desert Man
 
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners plus Boom Chicka Boom, Rosendahl Red, Aqua Vite, High Power, Mogador, Lubuk, Archer’s Paradox, Auerbach, Unlikely Story
 
Bars/Warnings
Race 2. He’s The Deel – Lame off fore leg – Vet Cert – AR8(t)
Race 3. Miss Shanti – Lame off fore leg – Vet Cert – AR8(t)
Race 8. No Annamossity – Lame near fore leg – Vet Cert – AR8(t)
 
Protests
Race 8. Dismissed - 2nd (Auerbach) -v- 1st (Star Reflection)
 
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 6. Explosive Quality – M. McGillivray
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Published subject to correction upon revisionp