QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
KILCOY RACING CLUB, SATURDAY, 15 JUNE 2019
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – SOFT 5 RAIL – TRUE
Chairman of Stewards – C. Albrecht
Stewards – J. Williamson
Clerk of Scales – G. Goold
Judge – B. Wilson, J. Suli
Veterinarian – G. Silvestri
Swab Attendants – K. Warwick
Starter – R. Smith
Stewards Secretary – P. Carey
Race 1 – Retired Raceday Ladies QTIS 2yo Maiden Plate – 800m
The start of this race was delayed when the Judge informed stewards that after initially setting up the photo-finish system and testing it to be in working order encountered a malfunction just prior to the start of the race, therefore the first race was completed without the photo-finish system operational. Following the running of race one the problem with the photo finish system was rectified and remained operational for the meeting.
Correct weight was delayed to allow jockey M. Schrapel, rider of ICED, placed 3rd by the Judge, to view the stewards patrol films to determine his placing. After viewing the patrol films he was satisfied with the Judge’s placings and therefore stewards declared correct weight on the Judge’s numbers.
URALBA – Began awkwardly, then had to be steadied when awkwardly placed at the heels of HARRINGTON.
WHIPPED CREAM – Began awkwardly and then hampered shortly after.
ICED – Began awkwardly, and then was steadied when awkwardly placed at the heels of GOOD ART and lost ground. Raced wide for the majority of the race.
FRENCH OCEAN – Began awkwardly and was then slow to muster speed. Raced greenly throughout and near the 100m shifted in and brushed the running rail.
OUR SHANIA – Near the 600m was hampered by GOOD ART, which shifted in and away from FAIR FELLA, which shifted in abruptly when racing greenly. Jockey R. Goltz reported at scale that his saddle slipped back, placing him at a disadvantage for the majority of the race.
HARRINGTON – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
Race 2 – Golden Downs Brisbane Class 4 Plate – 1500m
SAIL THE STARS – Blundered shortly after the start.
MR TICKETS – After racing wide in the early stages was allowed to improve forward to obtain a position outside the leader near the 1000m.
WAINUI GOLD – Apprentice S. Lacy reported at scale it was not her intention to settle as far back in the field, however due to the fast early tempo she was unable to obtain a forward position when racing wide, and elected to restrain to obtain cover. She also reported that her mount was inclined to lay in in the home straight, resulting in her having to stop riding and straighten.
Race 3 – Golden Downs Ultimate Enjoyment Maiden Plate – 1200m
The start of this race was delayed due to a number of runners being fractious in the parade ring.
The start was further delayed when THORBEN underwent a pre-race veterinary examination behind the barriers at the request of its rider, which revealed the gelding to be lame in the off foreleg and was subsequently declared a late scratching on veterinary advice at 1.20 pm, with the following deductions applicable.
1 cent in the dollar on the face value of win bets
1 cent in the dollar on the face value of win bets for the place
1 cent in the dollar on the face value of 2nd place bets
2 cents in the dollar on the face value of 3rd place bets
Trainer I. Prizeman was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to its next start.
RINGO’S MAGIC – Trainer G. Dempsey was issued with a reprimand for failing to declare a rider by the prescribed time.
HARRY’S STAR - Bumped at the start.
RINGO’S MAGIC – Began awkwardly and shifted in despite the efforts of its rider, making contact with HARRY’S STAR.
HARRY’S STAR – Was tightened for room at the start.
SICK’EM REX – Began awkwardly and lost ground.
DE NOVA STELLA – Shifted in abruptly at the start and bumped BEL SANDS.
BEL SANDS – Bumped at the start and a short distance later had to be steadied when tightened for room and lost ground Near the 1000m was steadied when awkwardly placed at the heels of PRINCESS MONA. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any significant abnormalities. Stewards advised trainer D. Rideout that due to its performance being uncompetitive, a warning would be placed on the mare.
DER SIEGER – Near the 900m was steadied from the heels of SEVENTY BELOW, which shifted in.
NAVILLUS STRYKER – Apprentice H. English reported at scale that her mount failed to handle today’s track conditions. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near hind leg. The stable representative for the horse was advised that a veterinary clearance must be supplied prior to its next race start.
Race 4 – Beavis Bartels Families Benchmark 60 H’cap – 1900m
SECRET AGENT MAN – Began awkwardly and was tightened for room shortly after the start. Raced 3 wide without cover before obtaining a position outside the leader near the 1300m. When afforded the opportunity to comment on the performance, jockey V. Venkaya stated that after working hard in the early stages to obtain the leading position, the horse was then under significant pressure from the 800m and failed to finish the race off. A post race veterinary examination revealed a slower than normal recovery rate.
QUEEN CONSORT – Began awkwardly after its barrier gate was marginally slow to open. Near the 1600m had to be checked from the heels of SHELTER LADY, which shifted in when not sufficiently clear. Jockey A. Spinks, rider of SHELTER LADY, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding, in that near the 1600m he permitted his mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of QUEEN CONSORT, resulting in that horse having to be checked from the heels of SHELTER LADY. Jockey A. Spinks was suspended from riding in races for a period of 10 days, to commence at midnight, 22 June and to expire at midnight, 2 July.
ANIMAL INSTINCT – Stewards accepted the explanation for the late rider notification. Raced wide throughout the event.
THERE’S NEMO – Near the 1600m was placed in restricted room, then commenced to hang out.
HARADIFY – Shortly after passing the winning post on the first occasion had to be steadied when placed in restricted room to the inside of SECRET AGENT MAN, which shifted in. Jockey V. Venkaya, rider of SECRET AGENT MAN, was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
SHELTER LADY - The stable representative reported that the mare had sustained minor lacerations consistent with having been galloped on.
Following this event the stewards brought to the attention of the starter that there was an issue with one barrier being marginally slow to open. Subsequently the starter advised he had tested the barrier gates and was satisfied that the issue had been rectified.
Race 5 – Golden Shores Hervey Bay Benchmark 55 H’cap – 1500m
PRINCE OF BARODA – Declared a late scratching 7.57 am. Trainer B. Hudson was fined $100 for failing to scratch the horse by the prescribed time.
VOANABA – Began awkwardly and lost ground. Hampered and forced wider after passing the winning post on the first occasion.
DEVILLAIN - Began awkwardly and lost ground. After passing the winning post on the first occasion had to be steadied when awkwardly placed between COMMISSIONER and ROTINDY and as a result shifted wider on the track. When questioned regarding the performance, jockey H. English stated her intentions were to obtain a forward position, however the mare was under pressure in the early stages to obtain a forward position. She added that after travelling well in the middle stages, then failed to quicken as expected and only found the line fairly. She further added that the mare may be better suited with its race spaced. Stable representative advised that they would now freshen the mare up. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
PORTSEA – Hampered and forced wider after passing the winning post on the first occasion.
DAZET – Hampered and forced wider after passing the winning post on the first occasion. Near the 150m had to be steadied when tightened between DEVILLAIN and ROTINDY, which shifted out slightly. Raced 3 wide without cover.
Race 6 – Butler McDermott Lawyers Benchmark 55 H’cap – 1060m
SWIFT RESPONSE – Stewards accepted the explanation from trainer B. Hudson for failing to scratch the horse by the prescribed time.
MENTAL AS ANYTHING – Began awkwardly and lost ground.
IMPLACABLE – Began awkwardly and then was tightened for room, and a short distance later had to be steadied away from the heels of ROYAL EQUIANO and lost ground. Rider H. English reported at scale that her mount failed to handle the tight turning track and also was inclined to hang out throughout the event. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
SPEEDY – Buffeted between runners at the start.
SOLID ASSET – Bumped heavily shortly after the start. Near the 200m was steadied when placed in restricted room between SPEEDY and ACCOUNTANT.
ACCOUNTANT – Slow into stride. Held up rounding the home turn.
STORM ANCHOR – Raced wide in the early stages.
Race 7 – Keith Beavis Memorial Kilcoy Club (Winter Prov. Sprinters – Heat) Becnmark – 1200m
DIVINE SERVICE – Began awkwardly. Raced wide throughout.
SMOOTH CONSUL – Slow to begin. A short distance later lost ground when tightened for room. Checked approaching the 800m.
MR STRACHAN – Placed in restricted room shortly after the start and was then bumped heavily by WIRED, which was taken in by RISING STOCK, which was laying in despite the efforts of its rider.
WIRED – Steadied near the 1000m when placed in restricted room between MR STRACHAN and RISING STOCK, which laid in despite the efforts of its rider.
Jockey G. Geran, rider of TIME TO PLAY, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding in that at a point approaching the 800m he permitted his mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of GO GET SUM, resulting in that horse being taken in on to DENARIUS, which was taken in on to SMOOTH CONSUL, causing that horse to be checked and shift in, tightening TABROBANE, which lost its position after being checked. Jockey G. Geran was suspended from riding in races for a period covered by 14 days, to commence at midnight, 22 June and to expire at midnight, 6 July.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 3. Gavin Dempsey – Trainer Late rider Ringo’s Magic - LR67
Race 5. Bradley Hudson – Late scr. Prince Of Baroda - $100 – AR181
Race 4. Adam Spinks – A/jockey – C/riding – 10 days – M/night 22.6.19 to m/n 2.7.19 - AR131(a)
Race 7. Gary Geran – Jockey – C/riding – 14 days – M/n 22.6.19 to m/n 6.7.19 - AR131(a)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 3. Thorben – Lame Off Fore – Vet. Clearance- AR20(e)
Navillus Stryker – Lame near hind leg – Vet clearance – AR20(e) Bel Sands – Uncompetitive performance - Warning
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1. WOODLEY’S GOLD – E. Ljung
Race 3. RINGO’S MAGIC – C. Eaton
Race 3. SEVENTY BELOW – G. Geran
Race 4. ANIMAL INSTINCT – T. Williams
Race 4. FLYING SEBA – K. Gates
Race 4. CHAKEELA – M. Schrapel
Race 5. DAZET – M. Schrapel
Race 3. Thorben - 1.20 pm – Vet advice
Published subject to correction upon revision