QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
IPSWICH TURF CLUB
WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2020
WEATHER – FINE
TRACK RATING – GOOD (4) (GOOD (3) AFTER RACE 2 @ 2:35PM)
RAIL – OUT 5 METRES ENTIRE COURSE
PENETROMETER – 5.2
Chairman of Stewards – N. Boyle
Stewards – P. Zimmermann, W. Hadley, R. Hanson, A. Turner
Clerk of Scales – K. Daly
Judge – M. Lincoln, C. Bamford
Veterinarian – Dr G. Silvestri
Swab Attendants – K. Kilpatrick
Starter – C. Wallace
Race 4. Rider Jag Guthmann-Chester was fined $200 pursuant to AR190(3) as he was unable to make the weight on BOOMATIER and was replaced by rider Jim Byrne.
Race 7. Rider Mark Du Plessis was unable to fulfill his riding engagement due to injury and was replaced by Skye Bogenhuber as the rider of BIG WIG, after rider M. Du Plessis was initially replaced by rider Shannon Doyle, who was unable to attend.
Trainer C. Anderson advised Stewards that QUEEN OF EMERALDS had bled from both nostrils at trackwork on 7 November 2020. As this was the second occasion that the mare had bled from both nostrils, Stewards placed a bar on the mare preventing it from racing in Australia pursuant to AR79(6).
RACE 1: FOLLOW @IPSWICHTURFCLUB QTIS TWO-YEAR-OLD MAIDEN PLATE 1100 METRES
PORTOBELLO ROAD – Began awkwardly. Held up rounding the home turn.
BAYERISCHE – Began awkwardly. After racing in a rearward position with cover was shifted three-wide without cover to improve approaching the 700 metres. Near the 200 metres, had to be steadied away from the heels of AZURE PRIDE, which hung out. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
AZURE PRIDE – Raced wide early before obtaining a position outside the leader near the 700 metres. Raced greenly and hung out rounding the home turn and continued to race greenly when placed under pressure in the home straight. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
AIR FORCE ROCKET – After passing the 500 metres, had to be steadied after improving onto the heels of AZURE PRIDE. Held up rounding the home turn.
AIN’T SHE LOVELY: Lost its near hind plate in running.
Following this race rider L. Tilley reported he was experiencing some soreness to his right knee. Mr Tilley was examined by Queensland Ambulance Services personnel and was subsequently cleared of any injury.
RACE 2: QLD STATE FAIR HERE SOON BENCHMARK 68 HANDICAP 1690 METRES
FABRICATOR – Began awkwardly.
CALL ME LEGEND – Slow to begin. Momentarily held up rounding the home turn. When asked to comment on the performance of the gelding, rider R. Fradd explained that after racing in a rearward position for the majority of the event he was unable to improve after passing the 600 metres when BERNIE’S TIGER had improved to his outside and he was held up on the back of RATHER SALUBRIOUS. He further added that he was of the opinion that the gelding is one-paced and was unable to sprint once clear in the home straight and may appreciate being able to make its run earlier and a step up in distance may also be suitable for future starts. Trainer K. Hickmott advised Stewards he did not issue any specific instructions and agreed with the comments of rider R. Fradd, however was of the opinion that the gelding would have appreciated being put into the race earlier. When asked to comment on his vigour used over the final stages, rider R. Fradd explained he felt the gelding was labouring but doing its best. Stewards noted the explanations and reminded rider R. Fradd to fully test his mounts to the finish line.
SUGAR BUZZ – After being caught wide in the early stages was permitted to stride forward to obtain the position outside the leader near the 1200 metres. Laid in under pressure over the final 100 metres.
RACE 3: THOROUGHBREDS SPORTS BAR CLASS 4 HANDICAP 1350 METRES
DOLLSON – Reared as the start was effected and lost ground before being ridden forward to obtain the position outside the leader near the 900 metres. Approaching the 250 metres had to be eased when crowded for room by HIGHER LOVE, which shifted out. When asked to comment on the tactics adopted, rider J. Grisedale explained that despite beginning awkwardly and losing ground the gelding races best when racing in a forward position and therefore elected to stride forward to obtain a position closer to the lead.
HIGHER LOVE – Began awkwardly and shifted out.
INCORRUPTIBILITY – Bumped on jumping. Held up rounding the home turn.
GREAT KEPPELL – Held up rounding the home turn before shifting back to the inside passing the 200 metres to secure clear running.
RACE 4: CARPET COURT IPSWICH QTIS THREE-YEAR-OLD MAIDEN PLATE 1200 METRES
SHE'S AN EAGLE – Was fractious in the barriers prior to the start being effected. Began awkwardly. Passing the 600 metres was shifted three-wide to improve and then hung out rounding the home turn.
GYPSY ROZAY – Began awkwardly. Threw its head in the air upon jumping and shifted out. Raced three-wide without cover throughout. Rider A. Spinks was reminded of his obligations regarding his use of the whip on a horse out of contention.
BOOMATIER – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.
BRANNIGAN – Improved onto heels passing the 350 metres and was then held up before securing clear running approaching the 200 metres.
EXCEL IN THE SUN – Raced greenly when approaching the 200 metres when placed under pressure and hung out. Continued to shift out and finished wide on the course.
LEESIDE – Trainer C. Waller advised it was the intention to ride the filly closer with cover. The filly was ridden accordingly. After passing the 200 metres, laid out when placed under pressure.
RACE 5: IEEC.COM.AU MAIDEN HANDICAP 1350 METRES
MAMMA MEDIA – Slow to begin. Improved onto heels passing the 400 metres and was then held up for a short distance in the early stages of the home straight.
SWEET GOLD – Began awkwardly and shifted in, bumping HE’S ALL READY.
HE'S ALL READY – Bumped on jumping.
KAAYDEH – Bumped on the hindquarters shortly after jumping.
KOONUNGA HILL – Raced three-wide with cover throughout.
SILVERBROOK LAD – Raced three-wide without cover throughout.
RACE 6: BARN FAMILY RESTAURANT CLASS 3 HANDICAP 1200 METRES
RAGNARS BRIDE – Was fractious in the float enroute to the racecourse and upon arrival underwent a veterinary examination which revealed minor lacerations to the near hip and the mare was subsequently cleared to start. Bumped on the hindquarters on jumping. Raced keenly in the early stages and laid in under pressure in the home straight.
HERITAGE SASH – Bounded in the air as the start was effected and lost ground.
BESTIE – Began awkwardly and shifted out, bumping the hindquarters of RAGNARS BRIDE. Lost its off fore plate during running.
EAST ESPLANADE – Began awkwardly. Raced three-wide without cover throughout.
RACE 7: RIVER 94.9FM CLASS 1 PLATE 1200 METRES
SHE'S RUBICOOL – Slow to begin. Approaching the 500 metres raced in restricted room between INTIMATE TYCOON and BIG WIG, which laid out. Was held up rounding the home turn and the rider had some difficulty shifting the mare wider on the course passing the 200 metres to secure clear running.
INTIMATE TYCOON – Crowded for room shortly after the start and lost ground.
FELZONE – Raced three-wide without cover in the early stages and was forced four-wide approaching the 600 metres by BEFANA, which shifted out to improve.
BEFANA – Raced keenly in the early stages when in a trailing position. Shifted three-wide to improve approaching the 600 metres.
BIG WIG – Laid out after passing the 600 metres.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 4. J. Guthmann-Chester – Rider – Rider overweight – $200 fine – AR190(3)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
FABRICATOR, RATHER SALUBRIOUS, SHADOW OF TIME
Horses swabbed post-race
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 7. BIG WIG –Skye Bogenhuber replacingShannon Doyle who had earlier replaced Mark Du Plessis
Published subject to correction upon revision