QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
IPSWICH TURF CLUB – SUNDAY 12 MAY 2019
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD 4 PENETROMETER – 4.7
RAIL – False Outside Rail W/P-1666m Chute; 5m Entire Course
Chairman of Stewards – N. Boyle
Stewards – J. Williamson, R. Hitchener, B. Cooke
Clerk of Scales – J. Robinson
Judge – S. Fahey, M. Fahey
Veterinarian – Dr G. Silvestri
Swab Attendants – A. Challen, R. Burchmann
Starter – C. Wallace
Stewards Secretary – W. Ostrofski
N. Day pleaded guilty to a charge under AR218(4)(b) in that he had a mobile phone in his possession in the jockeys’ room and was fined the sum of $300.
Race 1: CARLTON MID C,G&E MAIDEN H’CAP – 1200M
WOTS WONG – Began awkwardly. Laid out rounding the home turn. Commenced to lay out passing the 150m when being ridden along, causing jockey J. Lloyd to pull the whip through to the other hand, and over the final 50m, when being ridden along with the whip in the left hand, commenced to lay in.
GENTLE TOM – Had to be steadied shortly after the start when tightened for room between THE ORANGE MUPPET and MAXI’S TAXI, which shifted in slightly. Commenced to overrace passing the 900m and had to be shifted out away from the heels of WOTS WONG. Hung out whilst racing greenly rounding the home turn.
KING ALFONSO – Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
SHINING BLUE – Passing the 800m forced wider by GENTLE TOM, which shifted out, and then raced three wide without cover from that point.
MAXI’S TAXI – Began awkwardly.
Race 2: IPSWICH CUP TIX ON SALE CLASS 2 PLATE – 1685M
SMOKEY DIAMOND – Had to be steadied shortly after the start when awkwardly placed at the heels of COOK STRAIGHT.
COOK STRAIGHT – Laid out shortly after the start.
STAYING BLACK – Began awkwardly. Forced wider on the track by WINDERMERE passing the 600m when that runner shifted out to improve.
STELLAR JEWEL – Began awkwardly. Commenced to overrace after passing the 1400m when in a rearward position and had to be steadied from heels on a number of occasions. Again passing the 1000m had to be steadied from heels.
Race 3: FOLLOW @IPSWICHTURFCLUB QTIS 3YO MAIDEN PLATE – 1685M
CRAIGLEA ARION – Fractious in the barriers and lunged forward prior to the start being effected. Began awkwardly and made heavy contact with DIAMOND ACCOUNT.
INVINCIBLE TRAIN – Difficult to load.
RED POET – Slow to begin.
THE DEMTEL MAN – Began awkwardly. Passing the 1400m, after being crossed by JUST GIVEME RUBIES, commenced to overrace and had to be shifted out away from the heels of that runner. Laid out rounding the home turn.
DIAMOND ACCOUNT – Bumped heavily on jumping.
SIMPLE SACRED – Fractious in the barriers.
STRAWBERRY BLONDE – Bumped on the hind quarters by DIAMOND ACCOUNT on jumping. Had to be steadied away from the heels of THE DEMTEL MAN rounding the home turn.
FLASH FIGHTER – Shifted three wide passing the 900m to improve.
Race 4: RAY WHITE IPSWICH F&M MAIDEN H’CAP – 1200M
HIGHLAND REBEL – Began awkwardly and made contact with the barrier partition.
ALL SHIRAZ – Held up rounding the home turn.
FOXLEIGH – Commenced to overrace when in a trailing position passing the 1000m and had to be restrained from heels. Held up rounding the home turn. Had to be steadied approaching the 100m when tightened for room between VINASTA and SLIGHTLY SHADY, which laid in under pressure. FOXLEIGH was then shifted out to obtain clear running. J. Taylor, the rider of SLIGHTLY SHADY, was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground.
KITTY DAMOUR – Began awkwardly. Raced three wide without cover throughout.
AMERICAN LOVE – Began awkwardly. Raced three wide throughout.
BRIDGET’S DIARY – Hampered on jumping.
SLIGHTLY SHADY – Overraced when positioned outside the leader in the early and middle stages.
POWER FROM WITHIN – Began awkwardly. Commenced to overrace when racing in a rearward position passing the 1100m and had to be shifted out to avoid the heels of ALL SHIRAZ.
Race 5: TAB CLASS 3 PLATE – 1100M
The declaration of correct weight was delayed to allow stewards, J. Lloyd, the rider of KID FLASH, the starter, and the horse’s connections, to view the patrol footage of the start of the race to determine whether KID FLASH had been afforded a fair start. After taking evidence from all parties and reviewing the video it was established that just prior to the start being effected the horse had turned its head into the vacant adjoining stall, resulting in the horse not jumping with the rest of the field and taking no part in the event. Stewards were satisfied that as the horse’s head was in the adjoining stall prior to and at the time the start was effected, it had been denied a fair start and therefore, acting under the provisions under AR204(1)(c), declared KID FLASH a non-starter. On the announcement of correct weight stewards ordered that all monies invested on KID FLASH be refunded, with the following deductions to apply to successful wagers placed prior to the start of the race.
24 cents in the dollar for the win #7
23 cents in the dollar for place of winner #7
24 cents in the dollar for 2nd place #1
BEAU ARROW – Began awkwardly and shifted out abruptly.
SMARTYPY – Raced keenly in the early stages and had to be steadied away from heels.
PROTEST – Bumped heavily on jumping and lost ground.
Race 6: CHANNEL SEVEN BENCHMARK 65 H’CAP – 1010M
HIGH COST – Apprentice J. Grob was reminded of his obligations regarding use of the whip prior to the 100m.
REINDEER MOON – Began awkwardly. Raced three wide without cover throughout.
STAR JUSTICE – Held up rounding the home turn.
INVINCIBLE TAMMY – Became awkwardly placed at the heels of STAR JUSTICE when attempting to obtain cover passing the 800m and had to be steadied. Held up rounding the home turn.
DUTCH GAL – Began very awkwardly and shifted in. Apprentice C. Gallagher reported that his mount did not feel entirely comfortable in its action. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to showing some signs of tying up an was treated on course. The horse will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.
WOOKIE – Had to be resaddled prior to leaving the enclosure. Began awkwardly.
BIG ARJAY – When questioned, trainer B. Hill explained that the gelding was first up from a spell today and had worked well leading into today’s event. He added that he expected a forward showing as the gelding had raced well first up previously and he was not overly surprised by the win. Stewards accepted his explanation.
GRACE OF MONACO – Disappointed for a run passing the 200m and was then held up until passing the 50m.
Race 7: CORONA INFIELD MARQUEE TIX ON SALE F&M CLASS 1 PLATE – 1350M
LADY EIGHTY EIGHT – Slow to begin.
NORTHERN DRAGON – After being caught wide in the early stages, was allowed to stride forward to obtain the lead passing the 1000m and then when being steadied in the lead commenced to overrace and got its head up on a number of occasions.
HOLLYWOOD ROSE – Began awkwardly and threw its head in the air for a short distance, inconveniencing its rider.
OUR GRACIOUS DANE – Slow into stride.
PAT’S GIRL – Held up for a short distance passing the 400m.
Race 8: THE QUEENSLAND TIMES C,G&E CLASS 1 PLATE – 1350M
A LITTLE CRAFTY – Severely tightened for room on jumping and lost ground. Steadied away from heels passing the 1100m and shifted out. Shifted out away from LI’L RODGE approaching the 250m and in doing so became unbalanced.
CASTLETON – Hampered between runners on jumping. Buffeted between runners passing the 1100m. Had to be steadied approaching the 400m when tightened for room between SATURN OPS and LI’L RODGE, which shifted out. Apprentice B. Nothdurft, the rider of LI’L RODGE, was reprimanded.
SECRET AGENT MAN – Had to be steadied approaching the 450m when crossed by ENGRAVED, which shifted in when not fully clear. Apprentice J. Hodge, the rider of ENGRAVED, was issued with a reprimand.
ZOUZOUZALO – Laid in passing the 400m. Approaching the 250m had to be steadied away from the heels of A LITTLE CRAFTY, which shifted out.
LOUIE LA’JOY – Had blood in its mouth after arriving at the barriers, was examined by the veterinary surgeon, who reported that the gelding had lost a cap, and cleared to start.
ULTIMATE RING – Began awkwardly and shifted and shortly after was bumped on the hind quarters and became unbalanced.
SATURN OPS – Began awkwardly and shifted in. Raced keenly passing the 1100m and had to be steadied away from the heels of A LITTLE CRAFTY and in doing so shifted in, bumping A CASTLETON. Raced three wide without cover after passing the 900m and continued to overrace and proved difficult to ride.
ENGRAVED – Laid in slightly passing the 900m, tightening SATURN OPS in on to CASTLETON. After racing three wide without cover in the early and middle stages was allowed to stride forward to a position outside the lead passing the 700m. When questioned, trainer B. Hill stated that the gelding was first up from a spell and had been working well and also had trialled well recently. Mr Hill added that the gelding had always shown ability in previous campaigns but had proved disappointing in some of its runs, however, after performing well in its recent trial, when ridden by apprentice Hodge, he was optimistic that the gelding may be competitive today and suited by the apprentice rider and he expected a forward showing. Stewards accepted his explanation.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 8. App. B. Nothdurft – careless riding – AR131(a)
Race 8. App. J. Hodge – careless riding – AR131(a)
N. Day - $300 – possess mobile phone in jockeys’ room - AR218(4)(b)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Viserion, Simply Sacred, Slightly Shady, Pieridae, Invincible Tammy, Mental As Anything, Louie La’joy.
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners and Star Justice.
Race 6. DUTCH GAL – tying up – veterinary clearance – AR20(e)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 4. HIGHLAND REBEL – J. Hodge
POWER FROM WITHIN – B. Ainsworth
Race 7. OUR GRACIOUS DANE – M. Cahill
PAT’S GIRL – N. Keal
Race 5. KID FLASH – declared non-runner
Published subject to correction upon revision