QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
INNISFAIL TURF CLUB
SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER 2020
WEATHER – FINE TRACK – GOOD 4 RAIL – IN TRUE POSITION
Stewards – P Lane, D Lane
Clerk of Scales – B Gray
Judges – H warren, V Cooper 4
Veterinarian/Sample Collection Officer – S Williams
Starter – R Gardner
Townsville 13 October 2020
Race 2: HYGAIN MAIDEN PLATE 1200m
JOURNEY OF SONG – “Connections advised that, should circumstance permit, the gelding would be ridden more positively than in its recent starts. This information was relayed to punters via on-course announcement and social media. Settled further back than expected after beginning on slightly worse than level terms. Commenced to over-race and improved onto heels when attempting to obtain cover approaching the 1000m. Bumped by another runner which shifted out passing the 150m. Raced wide for the majority. Performed below market expectations. Jockey C Whiteley confirmed the riding instructions and advised that after beginning only fairly he attempted to follow FLASH FOX as it tracked towards the inside rail however, when it was evident that runner was going to be caught wide he attempted to restrain in an effort to obtain cover and at that time his mount commenced to over-race. Jockey Whiteley added that his mount tracked into the race nicely and he expected it to finish the race off well but it did so only fairly. Trainer S Massingham concurred with Jockey Whiteley’s assessment and advised of an intention to experiment further with the gelding’s gear. A post-race blood sample was taken for analysis. Stewards will examine the betting activity for the race in order to determine whether or not to inquire further.”
Stewards can confirm that an analysis of betting details available conducted on the event revealed no nefarious activity on the part of any person(s). Consequently Stewards are comfortably satisfied that JOURNEY OF SONG did compete on its merits.
Race 1: HALPIN PARTNERS ACCOUNTANTS/INNISFAIL NETWORK RENTALS BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP 900m
BOLD KINGSTON – Fractious in the barrier.
DANCING DIVA – Slowly away.
MIKEYS TURF – Slowly away.
CORPORAL – Raced wide for the majority.
OUR ATOM – Raced wide for the majority.
SIN TAN – Jockey E. Cass reported that the saddle had shifted soon after the start placing her at a disadvantage.
TELL EVERYBODY – Jockey B. Thomson reported that the saddle had shifted near the 400m placing her at a disadvantage.
On returning to scale Jockey M. Butler (SWEET PERFUME) reported that the gates on the barrier (10) from which the mare jumped had been slow to open. After viewing the patrol footage, Stewards were able to confirm that this was the case, resulting in SWEET PERFUME being denied a fair start, and acting under the provisions of AR204 the mare was declared a non-runner. Prior to the declaration of correct weight, Stewards ordered that all monies wagered on SWEET PERFUME be refunded in full and further that all successful wagers be subject to deductions of 22 cents win and 17 cents place in the dollar on the face value of the betting ticket.
Prior to Race 2 barrier 10 was adjusted, tested and found to be functioning properly.
Race 2: GOODYEAR AUTO CARE INNISFAIL QTIS MAIDEN PLATE 1100m
The start of this race was delayed whilst the barriers were repositioned from the 1000m start to the 1100m start.
GO JABBA – Slowly away.
GREYSERENE – Slowly away. Raced wide for the majority.
FILLY SLATER – Shifted out on jumping inconveniencing another runner.
MILLAA MISS – Slowly away after being inconvenienced on jumping. Raced wide for the majority. Raced greenly throughout.
JABAL TARIQ – Shifted in on jumping inconveniencing another runner.
CRAIGLEE RAFFERTY – Inconvenienced on jumping.
AMELIA’S RAINBOW – Laid in under pressure down the running.
Race 3: HOGAN AND ASSOCIATES CPA CLASS B HANDICAP 1200m
CLEAR THE BILL – Knuckled over on jumping, almost dislodging Jockey F. Edwards. Slowly into stride as a result. Over-raced in the early stages. Approaching the 400m shifted out inconveniencing another runner. Jockey Edwards was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
RIO – Shifted out on jumping. Lost ground when slow to respond to an increase in tempo in the middle stages. Post-race was found to have sustained a superficial laceration to the near hind leg, consistent with having been galloped on in running.
DANCE AROUND – Slowly away after beginning awkwardly. Was unable to muster pace in the early stages.
BOLD ZIP – Over-raced in the early stages. Was inconvenienced approaching the 400m. Raced wide for the majority.
CARPE NOCTEM – Raced wide for the majority.
GOLDEN HANDS – Raced greenly throughout.
Race 4: HURNEY PARTNERS ACCOUNTING COUNTRY STAMPEDE QUALIFIER JOHNSTONE RIVER OPEN HANDICAP 1200m
NOTIO – Slowly away. Shifted in under pressure near the 200m.
POLAR BLAST – Over-raced in the early stages. Shifted in under pressure down the running.
DREAM I CAN – Shifted in near the 1100m tightening runners to its inside. Although Stewards acknowledged that App E. Cass had made some effort to straighten her mount, she was nonetheless severely reprimanded for careless riding under the provisions of AR131(a). When improving near the 700m, forced another runner wider on the track.
SLAM DUNKED – Was severely tightened for racing room near the 1100m, losing ground. Jockey S. Sheargold being of the opinion that something may be amiss with the gelding, eased it out of the race at the home turn. Trainer Mr A. Ryan will be advised that a veterinary clearance is required prior to the gelding again being able to start in a race.
WINDMILL LANE – Near the 1100m was forced in when a runner to its outside shifted in.
LITTLE STRYKER – Near the 700m was forced wider by a runner to its inside, racing wide from that point.
BUXTON – Near the 200m, shifted out abruptly to avoid the heels of another runner which shifted in under pressure.
Race 5: LIONS DEN HOTEL TRAINERS CUP BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP 1500m
YALANJI – Fractious in the barrier.
LANSALA – Slowly into stride. Was held up for clear running approaching the winning post.
SHE’S NIC’N OFF – Slowly into stride.
SWEET JUNE – Raced wide for the majority.
FORGIATO - Raced wide for the majority.
HOT TOP - Raced wide for the majority.
Race 6: COUNTRY CUPS CHALLENGE QUALIFIER/BROTHERS LEAGUE CLUB INNISFAIL CUP OPEN QUALITY HANDICAP 2000m
WE JUST LOVE IT – Slowly away.
GREYCLIFFE (NZ) – Slowly away.
TUNERO – Slowly away. Over-raced for some distance in the middle stages.
ARMS RACE – Began awkwardly. Raced wide for the majority.
SALESMAN – Raced very ungenerously in the early stages. Made the 1600m crossing awkwardly.
MAQUEREAU – Raced ungenerously passing the 1600m. Restrained off the heels of a tiring runner rounding the home turn. Shifted out abruptly approaching the winning post.
YANKEE TANGO – Raced wide for the majority.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
FORGIATO, ROTH’N’BELL, TUNERO, YANKEE TANGO.
Horses swabbed post-race
SLAM DUNKED – Eased out of race. Veterinary clearance prior to next race start.
Race 1. SWEET PERFUME. Denied a fair start. AR204.
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 4. App E. Cass. Severe reprimand. Careless riding AR131(a).
Published subject to correction upon revision