Stewards Report

Ipswich Turf Club

Ipswich Provincial | TAB

Sun 24 May Good 4

Rail

+11m 900m-300m; +10m Remainder

Track

Turf
Good 4 Pen 5.2

Nil last 24hrs, 4mm last 7 days

Nil last 24hrs, 10mm last 7 days

Fine

Track conditions update: 1:02AM Monday 25 May
Last Track Rating Update: Finalised 24/5 - 7:45am
TRACK INFO: Expecting track to be upgraded prior to Race 1

Nominations

Tue 19/05/20 11:00am

Weights

Wed 20/05/20 12:00am

Acceptances

Thu 21/05/20 10:00am

Riders

Thu 21/05/20 12:00pm

Scratchings

Sun 24/05/20 07:30am

Late Nominations

None set

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.

QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
 
STEWARDS REPORT
 
IPSWICH TURF CLUB – SUNDAY 24 MAY 2020
 
WEATHER – FINE
TRACK RATING – SOFT 5/GOOD 4 (AFTER R3)
RAIL – 11M (900-300M), 10M (REMAINDER)
PENETROMETER – 5.2
 
OFFICIALS
 
Chairman of Stewards – N. Boyle
Stewards – P. Gillard, K. Daly, P. McLean
Clerk of Scales – B. Connell
Judge – S.Fahey, P. Chilton
Veterinarian – Dr. S. Flynn
Swab Attendants – A. Schofield, A. Challen
Starter – C. Wallace
Stewards Secretary – M. Weir
 
GENERAL
 
As D. Smith was not attending the meeting today due to injury, a riding replacement was made in Race 10 as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.
 
Race 1: CARLTON MID QTIS 2YO MAIDEN H’CAP – 1200M
 
DUSTINS – Slow to begin.
 
OVIDIUS – Commenced to overrace passing the 1000m, and then shifted out and bumped DRAGON MISS near the 900m.
 
DRAGON MISS – Bumped on jumping. When attempting to shift in to obtain cover approaching the 900m, the filly was bumped on the hindquarters by OVIDIUS and, as a result, became unbalanced and raced 3 wide without cover from that point.
 
SAKURA STAR – Brushed the running rail passing the 900m. Held up rounding the home turn. Disappointed approaching the 250m, and was then checked when attempting a run to the inside of ROMAN REIGN, which shifted in under hard riding, resulting in SAKURA STAR being unable to completely secure clear running and going to the line without being fully tested. Jockey M. Murphy, the rider of ROMAN REIGN, was found guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR. 131(a) in that approaching the 250m he allowed his mount to shift in under riding when insufficiently clear of SAKURA STAR which was checked and lost its rightful position. Jockey Murphy’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of 8 days to commence at midnight on Wednesday 27 May 2020 and conclude at midnight on Thursday 4 June 2020. In determining penalty, Stewards took into consideration jockey Murphy’s prior good record in relation to this rule.
 
SHE’S AN EAGLE – Became fractious in the barriers prior to the start being effected, and then began awkwardly and made contact with DRAGON MISS.
 
JUDDER – Became awkwardly placed at the heels of SAKURA STAR and shifted out passing the 900m.
 
FINGERTIPS – Steadied away from the heels of MAMMA MEDIA passing the 900m. Shifted 3 wide to improve passing the 800m.
 
Race 2: SIRROMET QTIS 2YO MAIDEN H’CAP – 1200M
 
BOOM RANGA – Hung in despite the efforts of its rider passing the 900m, and after passing the 600m continued to hang in, placing its rider at some disadvantage. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the colt had sustained a laceration to its near side gum.
 
SUNNY EKCELS – Bumped on jumping. Forced wider on the track approaching the 800m.
 
APPARENTLY NOT – Began awkwardly.
 
GLORY HUNTER – Raced in restricted room approaching the 900m and was crowded by TOP BABE, which laid in and away from BOOM RANGA. Eased to avoid the heels of TOP BABE which shifted in approaching the 800m. Held up rounding the home turn.
 
LODI – Began awkwardly and bumped SUNNY EKCELS, and then failed to muster early speed.
 
NICCI’S SPIRIT – Raced in restricted room approaching the 900m and was crowded by TOP BABE, which laid in and away from BOOM RANGA, and then shifted 3 wide to avoid the heels of TOP BABE and, in doing so, forced SATINE and SUNNY EKCELS wider on the course. Hung out rounding the home turn.
 
SATINE – Began awkwardly. Raced 3 wide with cover throughout. Forced wider on the track approaching the 800m. Laid in under pressure over the final 100m which caused its jockey to stop riding.
 
TREASACH – Bumped on jumping.
 
Following the running of this race, a number of riders had some concerns with a section of the track near the 1500m crossing. After some remedial work was undertaken, jockeys and Stewards were satisfied that the issue had been resolved and were happy to proceed.
 
Race 3: SCHWEPPES MAIDEN PLATE – 1200M
 
KNUCKLEBOX – Slow to begin.
 
POWERFUL ONE – Laid in when placed under pressure approaching the 200m. Eased when awkwardly placed at the heels of BECANDLENI passing the 100m.
 
REUS – Laid out under pressure whilst racing greenly approaching the 100m.
 
BECANDLENI – Bumped and forced wider on the track passing the 900m when ZEESTAR shifted out to obtain a position outside the leader. Raced 3 wide without cover from the 900m.
 
MORE THAN CHARGED – Slow to begin.
 
OUR OPINION – Raced greenly approaching the 900m, and made the turn awkwardly, and then raced 3 wide with cover from that point.
 
Following the running of this race, the track was upgraded from a Soft 5 to a Good 4.
 
Race 4: WHITTINGTON @ GRANDVIEW STUD MAIDEN PLATE – 1200M
 
KID MAC – Laid out rounding the home turn.
 
WOTS WONG – Held up rounding the home turn.
 
GEOVANNI – Bumped on jumping. Momentarily crowded by RED DENARO when racing in a rearward position approaching the 900m, and then got its head up whilst being restrained from the heels of MIRACLESFROMHEAVEN. Restrained from the heels of RED DENARO passing the 800m. Held up rounding the home turn.
 
MINTY BOY – Began awkwardly.
 
VENDIDIT – Bumped on jumping. Jockey R. Maloney was fined $400 for using his whip on more occasions than permitted prior to the 100m. In determining penalty, Stewards were mindful that VENDIDIT had won the race, and also took into consideration jockey Maloney’s recent good record in relation to this rule, and the totality of his whip use.
 
MIRACLESFROMHEAVEN – Held up rounding the home turn, and then had some difficulty securing clear running over the final 200m.
 
MISS MARGS – Raced in restricted room passing the 900m, and then raced ungenerously for a short distance. Crowded when racing in restricted room to the inside of GEOVANNI passing the 800m.
 
WINDCHILL – Began awkwardly and bumped GEOVANNI.
 
MISS MAGNOLIA – Apprentice J. Huxtable was reprimanded for using his whip on more occasions than permitted prior to the 100m. In determining penalty, Stewards took into consideration the totality of apprentice Huxtable’s whip use.
 
Race 5: QUEENSLAND TIMES MAIDEN PLATE – 1700M
 
COME IN SPINNER – Stewards accepted the explanation provided by trainer B. Lockwood regarding the late declaration of S. Cormack as rider. When asked to comment on the tactics adopted, jockey S. Cormack advised that he rode the gelding as per his instructions, which were to be in a forward position and lead if possible, which is consistent with its usual racing pattern. He added that having ridden the gelding at its most recent starts, and being advised by the trainer that the gelding resents being restrained once in a comfortable rhythm, he was satisfied to allow the gelding to race in that pattern and eventually crossed DOMINICA ROSE passing the 900m. Stewards noted the explanation.
 
HARRYUP – Slow to begin.
 
OUR RED JET – After beginning from the wide barrier, the gelding was restrained to the rear to find a position closer to the rail.
 
FLAG RAISER – A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities other than some slight bruising to its near fore sole.
 
NO HARM DONE – Stewards accepted the explanation provided by trainer N. Doyle regarding the late declaration of M. Hellyer as rider.
 
DOMINICA ROSE – Threw its head in the air and brushed the running rail when being crossed by COME IN SPINNER passing the 900m. When asked to comment on the tactics adopted, jockey M. Schrapel advised that he was instructed to ride the mare in a positive manner and obtain the lead if possible. He advised that, after beginning well and obtaining the lead in the early stages, his mount was challenged by COME IN SPINNER which is also a known leader. He added that, having knowledge of the mare in recent trackwork, he elected to restrain his mount, but not vigorously as it has a tendency to throw its head when being restrained and resents being ridden in that manner. He went on to say that when being crossed at the 900m and having to be steadied at that point, DOMINICA ROSE did resent being restrained. He further added that, in his opinion, the mare raced somewhat fresh today, and noted that it was having its first start for the stable today and had not had a run for 3 weeks. Stewards noted the explanation.
 
STARRY BEAUTY – Shifted 3 wide to improve passing the 800m.
 
VITTORINA – Bumped on jumping.
 
AND FINALLY – Bumped on jumping.
 
Race 6: SKY RACING CLASS 1 H’CAP – 1700M
 
The start of this race was delayed to enable the broadcast of an interstate event.
 
PHOENIX RAIDER – Bumped on jumping.
 
WHITE COLLAR – Began awkwardly. After racing in a rearward position, the gelding failed to respond to riding in the home straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be making an abnormal respiratory noise. The stable representative, T. Stevenson, was advised that the gelding will require a veterinary clearance, including the results of an endoscopic examination, prior to its next start.
 
SAYS WHO – Jockey J. Bayliss was reprimanded for using his whip on 2 consecutive occasions prior to the 100m.
 
MINOR LUCK – Shifted 3 wide to improve after passing the 1200m, and raced 3 wide without cover from that point, before obtaining the lead passing the 500m. Apprentice M. Kennedy was fined $200 for using her whip on more occasions than permitted prior to the 100m. In determining penalty, Stewards were mindful that MINOR LUCK was the winner of the race, however they also took into consideration apprentice Kennedy’s exemplary prior record in relation to this rule. When questioned by Stewards in relation to the seemingly improved performance, trainer N. Hocking advised that he had not been disappointed with the horse’s recent run at Gatton. He added that after its run at the Sunshine Coast two runs back he elected to freshen the gelding up and it had worked well in the lead up to today’s race following its previous run at Gatton. He added that due to the step up in distance today he had expected a forward showing, but was nevertheless surprised by the manner in which MINOR LUCK won today.
 
Race 7: TAB CLASS 1 H’CAP – 1700M
 
Upon arriving at the barriers, ALLUDERE required an adjustment to be made to its tongue-tie.
 
AUSTRIA – Hampered on jumping.
 
TEARS OF LOVE – Unable to muster early speed despite the urgings of its rider. Commenced to overrace passing the 1100m, and was restrained from the heels of RAINGURL. Held up rounding the home turn.
 
GO DARCY – After being caught 4 wide in the early stages, the gelding was allowed to stride forward to obtain the position outside the leader near the 1100m.
 
ACCESSORY – Shifted 3 wide to improve leaving the 800m.
 
RANGAS RULE – Held up rounding the home turn.
 
NYMERIA – Laid out under pressure over the final 150m. Jockey M. McGillivray was reprimanded for using his whip on more occasions than permitted prior to the 100m.
 
RAINGURL – Began awkwardly. Held up rounding the home turn.
 
GRATSIE – Began awkwardly. Shifted 3 wide to improve leaving the 800m.
 
TYCOON PLAYER – After racing in a 3 wide rearward position, the gelding was allowed to stride forward after leaving the 1200m and eventually settled in a 3 wide joint leading position near the 900m.
 
Race 8: BENDIGO BANK BOOVAL BRANCH BENCHMARK 60 H’CAP – 2200M
 
Prior to the declaration of correct weight, Stewards permitted jockey R. Wiggins to view the patrol footage in the home straight to ascertain whether he had grounds to lodge an objection. After viewing the films, jockey Wiggins elected not to proceed and correct weight was declared.
 
JARHEAD – When racing in restricted room passing the 2000m, the gelding was bumped on a number of occasions when tightened by OPEN ROAD which shifted in. Restrained from the heels of GALVARINO passing the 1400m. Disappointed for a run between GALVARINO and OPEN ROAD passing the 200m and had to alter course back to the inside to secure clear running.
 
DASHING SPECIAL – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout. Laid in when placed under pressure after passing the 300m, and continued to lay in over the concluding stages.
 
OPEN ROAD – Jockey B. Stewart was fined $200 for using his whip on more occasions than permitted prior to the 100m. In determining penalty, Stewards took into consideration jockey Stewart’s prior good record in relation to this rule and the totality of his whip use.
 
GALVARINO – Checked passing the 200m when tightened for room by OPEN ROAD which shifted out. B. Stewart, the rider of OPEN ROAD, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR. 131(a) in that approaching the 200m he allowed his mount to shift out under hard riding when insufficiently clear of GALVARINO which was checked and lost is rightful running. In this incident, PARIS CRYSTAL was also slightly inconvenienced. Jockey Stewart’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of 10 days to commence at midnight on Saturday 30 May 2020 and concluded at midnight on Tuesday 9 June 2020. In determining penalty, Stewards took into consideration jockey Stewart’s guilty plea and his prior good record in relation to this rule.
 
SPIRIT OF EDYN – Bumped heavily on jumping and lost considerable ground.
 
MOSS GO NOW – Raced in restricted room approaching the 200m to the inside of JARHEAD. Disappointed for a run between HUSSON’S PRIDE and JARHEAD which shifted in slightly approaching the 150m.
 
PARIS CRYSTAL – Began awkwardly. When racing in restricted room passing the 2000m, the mare was bumped on a number of occasions when tightened by OPEN ROAD which shifted in, and was then checked when crowded for room by DASHING SPECIAL, which laid in, and OPEN ROAD, which shifted out.
 
ANGELA’S BEAUTY – After racing in a forward position for the majority, the mare commenced to weaken after passing the 500m and finished tailed off. A post-race veterinary examination of the mare failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities. Co-trainers B. & D. Guy advised that in light of today’s performance, it is now their intention to retire the mare to stud.
 
Race 9: CHANNEL SEVEN BENCHMARK 72 H’CAP – 1350M
 
Due to a miscommunication error, apprentice B. Nothdurft was initially declared as the rider of ARCHER’S TREASURE. A further miscommunication resulted in jockey S. Cormack being declared, before being rectified and substituted by E. Ljung who rode the gelding today.
 
BRYNEICH – Began awkwardly. Raced 3 wide without cover after passing the 800m.
 
FISH ON – Bumped on jumping. Steadied between SPIRIT ESPRIT and LADRETTO which laid out slightly when placed under pressure approaching the 200m.
 
CONQUER THE STARS – Raced 3 wide without cover in the early stages before obtaining the position outside the leader after passing the 800m. After racing in a forward position, commenced to weaken rounding the home turn and proved disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be stepping short in its off hind. Trainer C. Cousins was advised that the gelding will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.
 
ARCHER’S TREASURE – Underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was cleared to start. When asked to comment on the seemingly improved performance, the stable representative, N. Hahn, advised that the gelding has had some issues with its feet in recent times, and after it pulled up lame following its last start, the gelding underwent some corrective shoeing. He added that they elected to remove the blinkers today, and advised that the gelding had been working well in the lead up to today’s race and he had expected a forward showing. He went on to say that ARCHER’S TREASURE jumped away better today and was suited when racing in a leading position, in which it has performed well previously. Stewards noted the explanation.
 
MY BELLY BUTTON – Began awkwardly. Steadied away from the heels of MOUNTBATTEN passing the 1000m. Held up rounding the home turn and shifted wider on the track to obtain clear running, and over the final 150m laid in and was unable to be fully tested in the run to the line.
 
SPIRIT ESPRIT – Slow to begin. Bumped on the hindquarters by FISH ON approaching the 200m.
 
SAY I CEE YOU – Commenced to overrace passing the 1200m and resented being restrained. Held up approaching the 400m until approaching the 250m.
 
Race 10: RAY WHITE IPSWICH FILLIES & MARES BENCHMARK 65 H’CAP – 1200M
 
I AM VENUS – Bumped by HONEY BABY on jumping. Held up from the 400m until approaching the 200m.
 
OKANAGAN MISS – Began awkwardly and shifted in abruptly and, in doing so, crowded FEARLESS QUEEN and KOKOPO KITTY.
 
DREAM BIG – Raced 3 wide without cover from the 800m.
 
PRINCESS CAVALLO – Reared in the barriers prior to the start being effected. Laid in and brushed the running rail passing the 900m.
 
QUEEN OF EMERALDS – A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the mare had bled from both nostrils. Trainer C. Anderson was advised that the mare will be ineligible to race for 3 months and prior to resuming racing must perform satisfactorily in a 1000m gallop in the presence of a Steward.
 
OTTAMAE – Raced 3 wide without cover in the early stages before striding forward to obtain the position outside the leader passing the 700m. When asked to comment on the performance, trainer D. Vandyke advised that the mare was second up today and had improved from its first run. He added that the mare’s second up record is quite good, and with the step up in distance today and its improved fitness, he had expected a forward showing today. Stewards noted the explanation.
 
HONEY BABY – Began awkwardly. Raced 3 wide with cover from the 800m.
 
KOKOPO KITTY – Bumped on jumping, and was then crowed and lost considerable ground. Steadied to avoid the heels of I AM VENUS approaching the 250m and shifted wider on the track to secure clear running. Improved onto heels approaching the 100m and was unable to obtain clear running and went to the line without being tested.
 
FEARLESS QUEEN – Began awkwardly and bumped KOKOPO KITTY.
 
Race 11: RIVER 94.9FM COLTS, GELDINGS & ENTIRES BENCHMARK 65 H’CAP – 1200M
 
BRINKMANSHIP – Bounded in the air as the start was effected. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.
 
LEGAL COUNSEL – Bumped by CAPEOS shortly after the start. Raced 3 wide with cover throughout.
 
CAREERING AWAY – Began awkwardly. Steadied passing the 200m and altered course back to the inside when awkwardly placed at the heels of CRAB BOY which shifted out.
 
BIG ARJAY – Disappointed for a run approaching the 200m between LEGAL COUNSEL and CAREERING AWAY which was taken out marginally by CRAB BOY which shifted out to improve.
 
UNCONDITIONAL – Crowded for room between BIG ARJAY and LEGAL COUNSEL shortly after the start. Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
 
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
 
Summary of action concerning licensees
 
Reprimands
Race 4.  App. J. Huxtable – used whip more than permitted prior to the 100m – AR. 132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 6.  J. Bayliss – used whip on 2 consecutive occasions prior to the 100m – AR. 132(7)(a)(i)
Race 7.  M. McGillivray – used whip more than permitted prior to the 100m – AR. 132(7)(a)(ii)
 
Fines
Race 4.  R. Maloney – $400 – used whip more than permitted prior to the 100m – AR. 132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 6.  App. M. Kennedy – $200 – used whip more than permitted prior to the 100m – AR. 132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 8.  B. Stewart – $200 – used whip more than permitted prior to the 100m – AR. 132(7)(a)(ii)

Suspensions
Race 1.  M. Murphy – careless riding – 8 days (m/n 27.05.20 – m/n 04.06.20) – AR. 131(a)
Race 8.  B. Stewart – careless riding – 10 days (m/n 30.05.20 – m/n 09.06.20) – AR. 131(a)
 
Absent jockeys
D. Smith – injured.
 
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
 
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners
 
Warnings/bars
Race 6.  WHITE COLLAR – abnormal respiratory noise – veterinary clearance and endoscopic exam – AR. 20(e)
Race 9.  CONQUER THE STARS – stepping short in its off hind – veterinary clearance req’d – AR. 20(e)
 
Bleeders
Race 10.  QUEEN OF EMERALDS – bled both nostrils; 1st time – 3 month bar; 1000m gallop – AR. 79(4)(b)
 
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1.           FINGERTIPS - Andrew Mallyon
Race 5.           COME IN SPINNER - Sean Cormack
                        NO HARM DONE - Micheal Hellyer
Race 6.           FRASCATI MISS - Mark Du Plessis
Race 7.           GRATSIE - Micheal Hellyer
                        TYCOON PLAYER - Nozi Tomizawa
Race 8.           RED MONKEY - Nozi Tomizawa
Race 9.           ARCHER’S TREASURE - Emma Ljung
Race 10.        DREAM BIG - Daniel Griffin
                        FEARLESS QUEEN - Michael Cahill
 
Late scratchings
Nil.
 
Published subject to correction upon revision