QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
GOLD COAST TURF CLUB
ACQUIS PARK GOLD COAST – SATURDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 2021
WEATHER – FINE
TRACK RATING – GOOD 4
PENETROMETER – 4.45
RAIL – 6.5 METRES 1400M-W/POST; 3.5 METRES REMAINDER
Chairman of Stewards – W Hadley
Stewards – T Hudson, P Reardon, A Turner
Clerk of Scales – B Connell
Judge – S McMahon, G Anderson
Veterinarian – Dr G Silvestri
Swab Attendants – K Kilpatrick, L Bobeszko
Starter – S Andrews
Following an incident behind the barriers prior to the commencement of Race 4, the race times were amended as follows:
Race 4 to commence at 3:53pm
Race 5 to commence at 4:28pm
Race 6 to commence at 5:05pm
Race 7 to commence at 5:35pm
RACE 1: FIRST NATIONAL BROADBEACH QTIS TWO-YEAR-OLD CLASS 1 HANDICAP 1200 METRES
Skye Bogenhuber, the rider of the 2nd placegetter HINGED, lodged an objection against 1st placegetter ANGEL LIKE for alleged interference over the final 100 metres. It was established that near the 75 metres ANGEL LIKE shifted out abruptly and bumped heavily with HINGED, resulting in HINGED being checked and losing its rightful running. Stewards are of the opinion that HINGED would have finished ahead of the 1st placegetter had such interference not occurred and as a result the protest was upheld and Stewards reversed the placings.
COPPERCHINO – Overraced in the early stages.
HINGED – Near the 75 metres was bumped heavily, became unbalanced and was checked when ANGEL LIKE (M McGillivray) shifted out. Rider M McGillivray was found guilty of a charge of careless riding pursuant to AR131(a) in that near the 75 metres whilst riding ANGEL LIKE along he permitted his mount to shift out when insufficiently clear of HINGED, resulting in that horse being bumped and checked. In determining penalty, Stewards gave consideration to the mitigating circumstances surrounding the offence in that ANGEL LIKE had a tendency to lay out. Rider McGillivray’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of nine (9) days to commence at midnight on 1 March 2021 and to expire at midnight on 10 March 2021.
ANGEL LIKE – Laid out under pressure near the 150 metres before being straightened by its rider. Near the 75 metres shifted out under pressure bumping heavily with HINGED.
CAMPAI – Slow to begin. Overraced in the early stages and was steadied near the 800 metres to avoid the heels of COPPERCHINO. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be distressed and to have locked it’s off side stifle. Trainer S Morrissey was adviseda veterinary clearance would be required prior to the filly’s next race start.
MYSTIC FLAME – Overraced in the early stages. Raced wide without cover.
DEEL OF FORTUNE – Slow to begin. Near the 300 metres steadied away from the heels of CAMPAI, which shifted out to improve.
REAL DIVINE – Overraced in the early stages.
RACE 2: RAPTIS FILLIES AND MARES MAIDEN PLATE 1100 METRES
ALL EYES ON US – Slow to begin.
BOOM EXPRESS – Slow to begin. Raced wide with cover. In the home straight laid in and proved difficult to ride out.
CONTESSA – Overraced in the early stages. Held up round the home turn and for the entire home straight and went to the line without being fully tested. Approaching the 100 metres was disappointed for a run when MY GIRL ROCKS, after initially shifting out, shifted in. Rider M McGillivray reported that he attempted to shift wider on the track approaching the home turn but was unable to do so without causing interference so elected to ride for luck, which did not eventuate.
SWEETHEARTS – Tailed the field and was eased down the home straight. Trainer M Caltabiano was advised that SWEETHEARTS must officially trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to racing due to the filly being uncompetitive.
WINDSTREAM – Raced wide without cover.
SILENT WEEKEND – Checked at the start between MY GIRL ROCKS and NICOVER, which shifted in.
RACE 3: CAPITAL PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL COLTS, GELDINGS AND ENTIRES MAIDEN PLATE 1100 METRES
JOLVAD underwent a pre-race veterinary examination at the request of its rider and the gelding was found to be lame in the near hind limb and was declared a late scratching on veterinary advice at 2:30pm by order of Stewards.
Prior to declaration of correct weight Stewards all monies on JOLVAD be refunded in full with the following deductions to apply:
4 cents the win (VAPORIZING)
2 cents the place (VAPORIZING)
6 cents the place (WUDDACUDDASHUDDA)
21 cents (MAJOR NIC)
Trainer L Kelly was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to JOLVAD’s next race start.
HEATON PARK – Raced wide with cover. In the home straight laid in. Rider N Fazackerley was fined the sum of $300 pursuant to AR211(1) in that he weighed in in excess of 0.5 kg over his allotted weight.
ZEPHYR CRUISER – Slow to begin.
ENVY ME – Near the 1000 metres was bumped by HEATON PARK, which laid in.
MAJOR NIC – Trainer B Ahrens was fined $100 for failing to notify that MAJOR NIC had been gelded.
WUDDACUDDASHUDDA – Raced wide without cover.
KATANAROCK – Slow to begin.
MASTER RICHARD – Began awkwardly.
RACE 4: FIRST NATIONAL BROADBEACH QTIS THREE-YEAR-OLD MAIDEN HANDICAP 1400 METRES
The start was delayed when FINAL ASCENT reared over behind the start dislodging rider J Taylor. Rider J Taylor was examined by the Queensland Ambulance Service and was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital. FINAL ASCENT underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and the filly was declared a late scratching on veterinary advice at 3:16pm by order of Stewards.
Prior to declaration of correct weight Stewards all monies on FINAL ASCENT be refunded in full with the following deductions to apply:
0 cents the win (HARLEQUIN FIELD)
1 cent the place (HARLEQUIN FIELD)
2 cents the place (MARLEEDOONE)
3 cents (THAT’S MY OPINION)
Trainer C Waller was advised that FINAL ASCENT must officially trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to racing due to the filly’s pre-race manners.
The start of the race was delayed seven (7) minutes to allow the track to be cleared.
KNOTTY BOY – Began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped with AEECEE SACRED before knuckling.
MORGENSTERN – Held up round the home turn and in the early part of the home straight.
HARLEQUIN FIELD – Bumped at the start. Shifted out near the 700 metres carrying THAT’S MY OPINION wider on the track momentarily.
MISHANI REGAL – Began awkwardly and bumped with HARLEQUIN FIELD.
MS THORPEDO – Shortly after the start was steadied when tightened between AEECEE SACRED and SUNNY EKCELS.
RACE 5: GRADY & SON BENCHMARK 72 HANDICAP 1800 METRES
DYNAMIC THINKER – Trainer L Kelly advised it is the intention for the gelding to be ridden forward with cover. Raced wide in the early stages before gaining cover passing the 1200 metres. Performed below market expectation. Rider M McGillivray reported that his mount raced lethargic throughout and laid out from the 700 metres. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Trainer L Kelly was of the opinion that the gelding did not back up after racing at the Gold Coast on 6 February 2021.
QUOTANT – Held up round the home turn and in the home straight until passing the 150 metres.
RACE 6: GOLD COAST HOSPITAL FOUNDATION CLASS 1 PLATE 1800 METRES
HARRY’S STYLE – Slow to begin.
MISSILE MANIA – Trainer G Doughty was of the opinion that the gelding did not back up after running on 4 February 2021.
WAR’S END – Improved performance queried. Stable representative of trainer T Gollan reported that the gelding was back in class and did not appreciate the Eagle Farm track at its most recent start. Settled closer. Overraced in the early stages.
FAIRY BEAST – Fractious in the barriers prior to the start.
FIORETICAL – Performed poorly. Gave ground from the 700 metres before being eased in the home straight. Trainer B Robinson was advised that the gelding must officially trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again. Trainer B Robinson advised Stewards that the gelding would be leaving his stable.
RACE 7: ON TRACK THOROUGHBREDS BENCHMARK 62 HANDICAP 1200 METRES
The start was delayed when CLANG AGAIN proved difficult to load in the barriers. CLANG AGAIN was declared a late scratching on veterinary advice at 5:38pm by order of Stewards.
Prior to declaration of correct weight Stewards all monies on CLANG AGAIN be refunded in full with the following deductions to apply:
1 cent the win (DR WHY NOT)
2 cent the place (DR WHY NOT)
3 cents the place (TOUJOURS L’AMOUR)
3 cents (SHE’S RUBICOOL)
Trainer N Hocking was advised that CLANG AGAIN must obtain a barrier certificate prior to the gelding’s next race start due to the gelding’s barrier manners.
COURTING VERITY – Slow to begin. Near the 800 metres inconvenienced and carried wider to avoid the heels of SHAIBANAT and overraced from this point. Raced wide without cover from the 800 metres. Performed below market expectation. Apprentice T Townsend reported that after being inconvenienced near the 800 metres and exposed wide without cover, her mount began to overrace and as a result did not finish the event off. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have the thumps.
PHABENI – Raced wide throughout.
DR WHY NOT – As the start was effected, a barrier towel became caught around rider J Morris’ leg, passing the 800 metres until it was dislodged.
SHAIBANAT – Began awkwardly and lost ground. Near the 800 metres improved onto the heels of UNIMPEDED, which had been steadied by its rider.
MINI MELD – Rider R Plumb was reprimanded pursuant to AR132(7)(a)(ii) in that he used his whip on six (6) occasions prior to the 100 metres, being one (1) more than permitted.
FA FA – Steadied near the 100 metres when SHE’S RUBICOOL shifted out under pressure.
UNIMPEDED – Near the 800 metres when overracing was steadied by its rider.
THE DEMTEL MAN – Near the 800 metres bumped and carried wider by SHAIBANAT. Laid out in the home straight.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 7. Ryan Plumb - Rider - Whip use prior to 100m - 6 occasions - 1 more than permitted - AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 3. Ben Ahrens - Trainer - Failure to notify the gelding of MAJOR NIC - $100 - AR102(a)
Race 3. Nathan Fazackerley - Rider - Weighed in over the allocated weight - $300 - AR211(1)
Race 1. Matthew McGillivray - Rider - Careless Riding - Nine (9) day suspension - M/N 01/03/2021 to M/N 10/03/2021 - AR131(a)
Race day injuries/illness
Race 4. Jason Taylor - Dislodged prior to the commencement of the race - Medical clearance required
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Race 1. HINGED
Race 2. WINDSTREAM, SILENT WEEKEND
Race 3. VAPORIZING
Race 6. FAIRY BEAST, JUST WISHING
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 1. CAMPAI – Distressed and locked off side stifle - Veterinary clearance required prior to next race start - AR20(e)
Race 2. SWEETHEARTS - Uncompetitive - Tailed the field and was eased down the home straight - Must officially trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to racing again - AR20(e)
Race 3. JOLVAD - Lame in the near hind limb - Veterinary clearance required prior to next race start - AR20(e)
Race 4. GEOSTORM - Fractious in float enroute to racecourse - Veterinary clearance required prior to next race start - AR20(e)
Race 4. FINAL ASCENT - Pre-race manners - Reared over behind the start - Must officially trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to racing again - AR20(e)
Race 6. FIORETICAL - Uncompetitive - Gave ground and was eased - Must officially trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to racing again - AR20(e)
Race 7. CLANG AGAIN - Barrier manners - Difficult to load - Must obtain a barrier certificate prior to racing again - AR20(e)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 6. FIORETICAL - Nozi Tomizawa replacing Jason Taylor (injured)
GEOSTORM @11:30AM - Veterinary advice.
JOLVAD @2:30PM - Veterinary advice.
FINAL ASCENT @3:16PM - Veterinary advice.
Published subject to correction upon revision.