Race Day Stewards’ Report
Mount Garnet Thoroughbreds
Date: Saturday 4th May, 2019
Track: Firm 2
Rail: True Entire Course
Stewards Panel: P. Lane (Chairman) ¦ T. Hudson
Officials: M Ruppin(Veterinarian) ¦R Bannah (Judge) ¦ R.Gardner (Starter) ¦ B Brady (Swab Official)
Race 1 – Tableland Pump & Irrigation Repairs Service Benchmark 50 Handicap 1000m
Stewards questioned Jockey F Edwards into the circumstances surrounding his dual engagement in this event. Jockey Edwards, who rode Must Be Obeyed and was replaced by N Yadi on Kap It Off, explained that the situation had arisen as a result of a misunderstanding, but was nonetheless reminded of his obligations in relation to accepting race rides.
Flying Fero – Slowly into stride. Restrained around heels near the 100m. Raced wide for the majority.
Keen Instinct – Tightened between runners after beginning awkwardly. Raced ungenerously in the middle stages having to be restrained off heels on a number of occasions. Jockey S Wilson reported the gelding had never travelled comfortably on today’s firm surface. A post-race Veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near fore leg. Trainer Mr G Horner was advised a Veterinary clearance would be required prior to Keen Instinct being permitted to again start in a race.
Rockethead – Raced ungenerously in the early stages. Hung out near the 800m, despite the efforts of Jockey J Felix, hampering runners to its outside. Raced wide for the majority.
Writtinko – Over-raced in the early stages. Raced wide for the majority. Taken wider by another runner which hung out near the 800m.
Short Term - Raced wide for the majority. Taken wider by another runner which hung out near the 800m.
Sarge Brigarde – Raced ungenerously for the majority. Jockey M Kai reported the gelding had never travelled comfortably on today’s firm surface.
Race 2 – Barron Valley Hotel Gunnawarra Shield Class 5 Plate 1000m
I’m Not Sure – Slowly away.
Salesman – Began awkwardly.
Snowy Moet – Inclined to lay in under pressure down the running.
Following the running of this event QAS Officers were required to attend to Clerk of the Course Mr K Lucey who was injured after dismounting and was subsequently air-lifted to Cairns Base Hospital for further treatment. Due to the significant delay to the program as a result of this incident, Races 3,4 and 5 were all run within a compressed timeframe to ensure completion of the race meeting.
Race 3 – L.D. Lucey Memorial (Sponsored by Lucey Families) QTIS Maiden Plate 1350m
Little Boomer – Was a late withdrawal at 4:17pm after dislodging Jockey S Wilson soon after leaving the enclosure. Jockey Wilson sustained injuries to his right leg in the incident and was stood down by QAS Officers. Prior to the declaration of Correct Weight stewards ordered that all monies wagered on Little Boomer be refunded in full and further that all successful wagers placed on the event be subject to deductions of 9 cents win and 10 cents place on the face value of the betting ticket. Following the race Trainer Mr G Horner advised it is now the intention to retire Little Boomer from racing. Nonetheless Stewards advised Mr Horner that a warning would be placed on the gelding’s pre-race manners.
Fortune Faded – Was inclined to over-race in the early and middle stages.
Battle Mountain – Had to be restrained near the 1200m when placed in restricted room. Was inclined to over-race in the middle stages. Raced wide rounding the home turn.
Kalelarga – Raced wide for the majority.
Race 4 – NQ Exhibitions Paul Williams Memorial Benchmark 65 Handicap 1350m
Jockey G Watson was listed in the official racebook as the rider of Run Hoff Run which was in fact ridden by S Pawsey. Stewards spoke with Trainer Mr T Butts who advised that Jockey Watson had informed him of his unavailability to ride the gelding and had in fact been replaced by Jockey Pawsey prior to the Jockey Declaration Meeting Deadline. On-course patrons were advised of the amendment via public address.
Run Hoff Run – Lost ground when tightened between runners soon after the start.
Shiranda – Was inclined to over-race when placed in restricted room in the middle stages. Raced wide rounding the home turn.
Zero Secrets – Raced wide rounding the home turn.
Kahuna – Raced wide for the majority.
Race 5 – LD Lucey Memorial Park – Mt Garnet Cashmere Cup Open Handicap 1800m
Ramsden Street – Was backing up after competing on Day 1 of the meeting (Friday May 3rd). Was examined by the Veterinarian pre-race and cleared to start.
Union Jukebox – Was inclined to over-race in the early and middle stages.
Hot Saga – Laid in under pressure down the running.
Craiglea Aldi – Was reluctant to stretch out on the firm surface in the middle stages.
Sirius Witness – Finish tailed off. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame in the off fore leg. Trainer Mr J Manzelmann was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the mare being permitted to again start in a race.
Swabs samples taken for analysis
Race day Summary
Riding Changes / Jockey Information
Race Horse Rider Replaced By Reason
1 Hand of Faith K Rockett M Abe Injury
Kap It Off F Edwards N Yadi Dual engagement
3 Fortune Faded K Rockett F Edwards Injury
4 Slam Dunked K Rockett W D’Avila Injury
R1 Backtospec. Eliminated.
R3 Little Boomer. L/Scr. Dislodged rider enroute to barriers.
S Wilson. Medical clearance required prior to next race ride.
R1 Hand of Faith was ridden by M Abe
Kap It Off was ridden by N Yadi
R3 Fortune Faded was ridden by F Edwards
R4 Slam Dunked was ridden by W D’Avila
R1 Keen Instinct. Lame near fore. Vet clearance prior to next start.
R5 Sirius Witness. Lame off fore. Vet clearance prior to next start.
Thisreport 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.