QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
AQUIS PARK GOLD COAST TURF CLUB
SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2020
WEATHER – FINE
TRACK RATING – GOOD (4) (GOOD (3) @ 2:27PM)
RAIL – TRUE
PENETROMETER – 4.46
Chairman of Stewards – P. Gillard
Stewards – N. Boyle, K. Daly, P. Reardon, A. Turner
Clerk of Scales – J. Hackett
Judge – S. McMahon, G. Anderson, S. Mallyon
Veterinarian – Dr G. Silvestri
Swab Attendants – K. Kilpatrick, G. Gray
Starter – S. Andrews, K. Watson
Gold Coast 14 November 2020 - Race 6: Beemah Benchmark 65 Handicap 1400 metres
POCKET PISTOL – Following the geldings poor performance, stable foreperson Ms H. Nichols subsequently advised Stewards that following further examinations after returning to the stables showing no abnormalities, the gelding has pleased the stable in its work and will be monitored going forward.
As riders J. Morris and apprentice A. Patis were not riding at today’s meeting they were replaced as per Stewards summary.
RACE 1: J.R. STEPHENS & CO MAIDEN PLATE 2200 METRES
HOLLYWOOD AL – Slow to begin.
CAPTAIN RIDDLE – Raced three-wide without cover for the majority of the race. Stewards questioned apprentice J. J. Lloyd, in the presence of senior rider A. Mallyon, into the tactics that he adopted on the gelding. Apprentice Lloyd stated that it was his intention to improve forward when caught wide, however was unable to do so due to the pace set and he was unable to muster enough speed to improve forward. He further added that he anticipated the pace slackening approaching the 1200 metres, however it failed to do so and he was then obliged to race three-wide for the majority of the race without cover. Trainer D. Raffin advised Stewards he was of the opinion that once CAPTAIN RIDDLE was unable to improve forward it may have been a better option to restrain the gelding to find a position closer to the inside rail. Whilst Stewards noted J.J. Lloyd is an apprentice rider, Stewards were of the opinion that it may have been a better option to restrain and take a position behind DAY TO FAVOUR in the middle stages and further that Stewards expect better judgment in similar circumstances.
ROCKAWAY BEACH – A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which finished tailed off, revealed a slower than expected recovery from racing and displayed signs of minor heat stress.
DAY TO FAVOUR – Apprentice K. Wilson-Taylor was reprimanded pursuant to AR132(7)(a)(ii) for use of the whip on six (6) occasions prior to the 100m, being one (1) more than permitted.
RACE 2: BIN IT NOW MAIDEN HANDICAP 1400 METRES
DAME MARGOT – Slow to begin.
CLAIRVUE SUN – Slow to begin.
ICE ELITE – Slow to begin.
RAGI MAC – Slow to begin.
THRASHER – Slow to begin.
STONELEIGH JACKSON – Was momentarily steadied near the 100 metres when crowded for room by RIVERKY, which shifted in.
RIVERKY – Laid out rounding the home turn. Had difficulties obtaining clear running in the home straight and shifted in approaching the 100 metres, hampering STONELEIGH JACKSON. Steadied near the 50 metres when awkwardly placed at the heels of SUN MOON SKY. Stewards questioned apprentice J. J. Lloyd, in the presence of senior rider A. Mallyon, into his riding of the gelding and particularly his riding of the gelding to the finish line. After hearing submissions from A. Mallyon and apprentice Lloyd, who stated he had concerns that he may have improved onto the heels of MEMORIAL DAY if ridden vigorously, Stewards acknowledged their submissions into the checkered run that RIVERKY had in the home straight and the difficulties for an apprentice rider in those circumstances, however Stewards were also of the opinion that the opportunity was there to direct RIVERKY to the outside of the heels of MEMORIAL DAY and apply further pressure until the winning post and that Stewards would expect that action in similar circumstances.
RACE 3: GOLD COAST ISUZU FILLIES AND MARES CLASS 1 HANDICAP 1100 METRES
MISS BULITZ – The mare made contact with the running rail when parading behind the barriers. The mare underwent a veterinary examination prior to the commencement for the race and was cleared to start. Raced three-wide without cover throughout.
MISSLLEERS – Slow to begin.
MORE THAN FORTUNE – Raced three-wide with cover throughout.
RACE 4: BEAUREPAIRES WEST BURLEIGH COLTS, GELDINGS AND ENTIRES CLASS 1 HANDICA 1100 METRES
HEARTS DENIED – Bumped on jumping by UPRISE, which shifted out.
UPRISE – Began awkwardly and shifted out, bumping HEARTS DENIED. Laid out for a short distance near the 700 metres. Disappointed for a run near the 200 metres.
AVOWAL – Began awkwardly and lost ground. Raced wide for the majority of the race.
LOTSA SPIRIT – Raced wide in the early stages.
MISHANI COURAGE – Shifted in near the 250 metres, brushing the running rail.
RACE 5: MASTEC AUSTRALIA OPEN HANDICAP 1200 METRES
PAPA JO – Blundered on jumping and was then tightened for room between runners.
COOL SEQUENCE – Shifted out on jumping, tightening runners to its outside.
ROSIE POSIE – Was tightened for room on jumping between runners.
INVINCIBLE AL – Was tightened for room on jumping between runners. Restrained near the 900 metres when racing in restricted room to the inside of ELIXIR, which laid in.
PROMETHEUS – Laid in near the 1000 metres, tightening the running of SPLITZ which had to be restrained.
SPLITZ – Restrained near the 1000 metres when tightened for room.
ELIXIR – Laid in near the 900 metres, placing INVINCIBLE AL in restricted room.
RACE 6: SUEZ PRO SKIPS CLASS 4 PLATE 1300 METRES
IVY'S DREAM – Began very awkwardly and lost ground. Laid in near the 1100 metres, brushing the running rail for a short distance.
BRYNEICH – Laid in near the 1100 metres. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
ISLAND DAZE – Lost its off hind plate during running.
RACE 7: SUEZ RECYCLING & RECOVERY CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1400 METRES
THE MINIVAN – Began awkwardly.
EXTREME JEWEL – Began awkwardly and bounded in the air.
REAL APPEAL – Slow to begin.
SEMAPHORE GIRL – Slow to begin. Raced ungenerously leaving the 1000 metres for some distance, throwing its head in the air.
SINGLE AGAIN – Slow in to stride. Restrained off heels near the 900 metres. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
THE CHOSEN ONE – Held up and unable to improve leaving the 500 metres until near the 250 metres.
THE WARDSMEN – Raced three-wide without cover for the majority of the race.
RACE 8: CHRISTMAS FESTIVE FEAST BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP 1800 METRES
MONAAFASAH – Slow to begin.
DEVINE GREY – Slow to begin.
DASH FOR VAN – Raced three-wide for the majority of the race.
WILD MOON – Shifted out leaving the 400 metres, bumping VALIDAR.
VALIDAR – Was bumped near the 400 metres and became unbalanced.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 1. App. Kyle Wilson-Taylor – Use of whip prior to 100m – Six (6) times – One (1) more than permitted – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
DAY TO FAVOUR, HOLLYWOOD AL, MISHANI COURAGE, COOL SEQUENCE, SCROOGE, ELIXIR, ROSIE POSIE, ACCESSORY
Horses swabbed post-race
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 2. THRASHER – J. Murphy
Race 5. PROMETHEUS – J. Guthmann-Chester
Race 8. LADY SOLERNO – Apprentice J. J. Lloyd
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 Stewards as races are reviewed.