Stewards Report

Ipswich Turf Club

Ipswich Metropolitan | TAB

Wed 14 Oct Good 3


+8 metres Entire Course


Good 3 Pen 5

0.5mm last 24hrs, 0.5mm last 7 days

4mm last 24hrs, 34mm last 7 days


Track conditions update: 12:06AM Thursday 15 October
Last Track Rating Update: Finalised 14/10 - 7.45am


Thu 08/10/20 12:00pm


Fri 09/10/20 12:00am


Mon 12/10/20 09:00am


Mon 12/10/20 12:00pm


Wed 14/10/20 07:30am

Late Nominations

Races: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8

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.


TRACK RATING: Good 4 – Good 3 @ 2:22pm
RAIL: Out 8 metres entire circuit
WEATHER: Overcast
Chairman of Stewards – W Hadley
Stewards – P Zimmermann, L Hicks, B McErlean
Clerk of Scales – J Hackett
Judge – M Lincoln, C Bamford
Veterinarian – Dr G Silvestry
Swab Attendant – K Fitzpatrick
Starter – C Wallace
Race 1: FRIDAY JINDI SUNSET MARKETS Maiden Plate 1350 metres:
TRUMPED UP – Bumped at the start.
VALIDAR – Laid out rounding the home turn.
WHITS END – Rider R Wiggins was reminded of his obligations to ensure he rides his mounts out fully to the finish.
RELENTLESS MISS – Began awkwardly.
INTENSE – Bounded at the start and lost ground. Was held up rounding the home turn and in the early part of the home straight. Over the concluding stages was steadied, when racing in restricted room between NASHWAH and TRUMPED UP (B Thompson) which shifted in under pressure. Rider B Thompson (TRUMPED UP) was reminded of his obligation when permitting his mount shift ground.
MOONSHINER – Held up approaching the 400m before obtaining a neat run to the inside of VALIDAR which laid out.
Race 2: UNDER THE LOUVRE @ GRANDVIEW STUD Class 3 Handicap 1200 metres:
Stewards considered an objection lodged by B Nothdurft the rider of TRACY MAY (second place) against INVINCORE (M Cahill) being declared the winner, on the grounds of alleged interference over the final 200m INVINCORE. It was established that near the 200m TRACY MAY obtained a run to the inside of INVINCORE which had laid out. After obtaining the run inside of INVINCORE, the mare was then carried in marginally. Stewards were of the opinion that the degree of interference suffered to TRACY MAY did not exceeded the margin between the two horses at the finish and therefore dismissed the objection.
INVINCORE – Laid out rounding the home turn and in the early part of the home straight.
FULL NELSON – Raced wide without cover throughout. Laid in in the home straight.
FAT MAX – Slow to begin
TRACY MAY – Near 900m was steadied when momentarily tightened by FULL NELSON which shifted in away from DOLLY SPARTAN. Held up rounding the home turn until passing the 200m.
ASTRALIS – Began awkwardly and lost ground.
Race 3: TAB VENUE MODE Class 5 Handicap 1700 metres:
FACTORY WARRIOR – Bounded at the start.
SNIPFIT – Laid out rounding the home turn.
COASTAL PRINCE – Rider M McGillivray reported that his mount over-raced in the early stages, failed to settle throughout and was disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination of COASTAL PRINCE did not identify any abnormal findings.
ENTERPRISE MOSS – Rider R Fradd reported that his mount would appreciate a track with more give.
SUGAR BUZZ – Inconvenienced at the start by RESET’S SON which shifted out. When questioned in relation to the gelding’s improved performance, Trainer B Andrew stated that at its most recent start the gelding was disappointing after resenting being restrained. He further added that he made a gear change to the less severe bit, in an attempt to get the gelding to relax in its race.
Race 4: SPRING CARNIVAL EVENTS BOOK NOW Class 1 Plate 1100 metres:
BOLD HUNTER – Performed below market expectation. Near the 900m when racing ungenerously became unbalanced for a short distance. Rider R Wiggins could offer no reasonable explanation for today’s disappointing performance however, noted the gelding was racing in earmuffs for the first time.  A post-race veterinary examination of BOLD HUNTER did not identify any abnormal findings and apost-race swab was also taken for analysis.
VIBRANT CITY – Tactics queried, led. Rider B Thompson stated that after beginning well, the gelding was ridden forward to take a position in the lead, rather than racing wide without cover. Trainer B Guy was questioned in relation to the improved performance and he stated that following the gelding’s last start on the 24 September 2020, significant gear changes had been made to remove the ear muffs and nose roll which may have attributed to the improved performance.
HOPEFUL STAR – Slow to begin.
STATEMENT OF FAITH – Over-raced in the early stages and hung out rounding the home turn.
JUBAI PRIDE – Began awkwardly.
Race 5: HANDMADE EXPO MARKET THIS SATURDAY QTIS 3YO Maiden Handicap 1200 metres:
JET ESPRIT – Slow to begin.
MR CICCOLINA – Had difficulty obtaining clear running rounding the home turn until approaching the 150m before shifting in over the heels of MELO MELO.
BELTARIA – After being fractious in the barriers, underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was passed suitable to start. Slow to begin and hung out from the 600m. Rider B Pengelly reported that the colt became excited pre-race and raced in that manner. A post-race veterinary examination of BELTARIA did not identify any abnormal findings.Trainer J Symons advised stewards that connections will consider gelding the colt.
BOLD EXECUTIVE – Slow to begin.
PAREDO – Stewards queried the tactics adopted in today’s event in which the filly led. Rider R Fradd stated that after beginning well he had elected to be positive on the filly and take up and leading position.
HAMS AL LAIL – Began awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination identified the filly was distressed.
MELO MELO – Laid out under pressure in the home straight.
Race 6: CARPET COURT IPSWICH BENCHMARK 68 Handicap 2200 metres:
MISSED THE ALARM – Over the concluding stages was steadied when momentarily tightened by TAKEITTOTHELIMIT (G Cartwright (a)) which shifted in under pressure. Apprentice G Cartwright (TAKEITTOTHELIMIT) was reprimanded under AR131(a) for careless riding for allowing her mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear.
CALL ME LEGEND – Slow to begin.
Race 7: TAB LIVE SKY RACING VISION Fillies & Mares BENCHMARK 65 Handicap 1350 metres:
SO YOU BEAUTY – Late scratching at 3.20pm, due to the track upgrade.
IN GREAT NIC – Slow to begin.
MALEEKA BLUES – Rider B Stewart reported the mare travelled well in the early and middle stages however from the 550m laid out. When giving ground near the 150m was steadied when IN GREAT NIC (T Marshall) shifted out and away from ROMALETTE. Rider T Marshall (IN GREAT NIC) was issued a severe reprimand under AR131(a) careless riding, for permitting his mount to shift ground when not sufficiently clear. In not taking more severe action the stewards took into account that IN GREAT NIC had initially been carried out by ROMALETTE. A post-race veterinary examination of MALEEKA BLUES identified a slow post-race recovery. Trainer D Vandyke was notified that he will be required to provide a veterinary clearance with satisfactory results of an endoscopic examination prior to the horse racing or trialing again.
BELLARINE – Had difficulty obtaining clear running from entering the home straight until passing the 150m, and near the 200m was disappointed for a run between MALEEKA BLUES and IN GREAT NIC which shifted out and away from ROMALETTE. Rider L Dittman was questioned in relation to his riding rounding the home turn and in the straight, and he stated that he intended to follow MALEEKA BLUES into the home straight, however when that mare began to give ground he was then disappointed and held up. He further added that in hindsight he should have followed the eventual winner PURRONI from the 500m when it improved wider on the track.
FLIRTY MCCOY – Raced wide without cover. Compounded from the 400m and was eased.
Race 8: IEEC ONE VENUE ANY OCCASION Colts, Geldings & Entires BENCHMARK 65 Handicap 1350 metres:
BROCSON – Slow to begin. Rider B Stewart was fined $300 under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using the whip on six occasions prior to the 100m, one more than permitted.
SCHAPPOSE – Approaching the 400m raced in restricted room to the inside of TONY’S DECREE which improved to the inside of READY FOR MAGIC.
FANX – Raced three without cover throughout.
TONY'S DECREE – Approaching the 400m was steadied after improving to the inside of READY FOR MAGIC where there was insufficient room.
READY FOR MAGIC – Rider M McGillivray reported at the gelding did not feel comfortable and laid out throughout. A post-race veterinary examination of READY FOR MAGIC identified the gelding to be short striding in front.  Trainer R Heathcote was notified that he will be required to provide a veterinary clearance prior to the horse racing or trialing again.
CELTIC TIGER – Slow to begin
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 1 – Jockey Ben Thompson – Careless riding – AR131(a)
Race 6 – Apprentice Georgina Cartwright – Careless riding – AR131(a)
Severe Reprimands
Race 7 – Jockey Taylor Marshall - Careless riding – AR131(a)
Race 8 – Jockey Brad Stewart – Use of whip prior to 100m - 6 occasions – $300 – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Race 1 – Validar, Moonshiner
Race 2 – Invincore, Tracy May
Race 6 – Bronzegate
Race 8 – Don’t Waiver
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners
Race 4 – Bold Hunter (unplaced)
Race 7 – Maleeka Blues – Veterinary clearance and endoscopic examination
Race 8 – Ready For Magic – Veterinary clearance
Race 2 – Tracy May 2nd against Invincore 1st – dismissed
Late scratchings
Race 7 – So You Beauty – 3:20pm – due to the track upgrade.
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 (QRIC) Stewards as races are reviewed.