QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
MACKAY TURF CLUB
MACKAY – SATURDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2020
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD 4 RAIL – TRUE
PENETROMETER – 4.7
Chairman of Stewards – N Boyle
Stewards – T Hudson, E Suli & F Hartford
Clerk of Scales – A Warry
Judge – S Bryant
Veterinarian – Dr B Pullen
Swab Attendants – N Paull
Starter – P Conway
Race 5: CORAL COAST SHIELD QUALIFIER/CANE COUNTRY OPEN Handicap 1560 metres
As there was no rider available to ride STONE WARRIOR (NZ) at its allotted weight of 54kg, Stewards permitted Chris Whiteley to ride the gelding 1 kg over at 55.0kg.
Race 1: TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY Maiden Handicap 1560m
ANNMARIE – Hampered on jumping.
SNEAKY GAL – Passing the 1300m commenced to race keenly.
LAZARO – Slow to begin. Passing the 1300m, commenced to race keenly and had to be restrained from the heels SNEAKY GAL. Commenced to weaken passing the 300m and finished at the tail of the field. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
LADY CECILIA – Passing the 1200m, shifted three wide to improve and obtained a position outside the leader near the 900m.
NEW SECRET – Began awkwardly and shifted out hampering ANNMARIE. Forced wider on the course passing the 600m, when SNEAKY GAL shifted out to improve.
BALNAGAL – Began awkwardly.
ENRAGED – Passing the 1300m, when racing in a rearward position, resented being restrained and threw its head in the air on a number of occasions.
Race 2: RACQ CQ RESCUE QTIS Three-Year-Old Maiden Handicap 1300m
SHE’S IMPERIAL – Crowded for room passing the 200m, by PLENTY OF TICKER which laid in slightly and as a result, became awkwardly placed on the heels of ARTEMIS GIRL and had to be steadied. Approaching the 250m, got his whip entangled with the nearside rein.
ARTEMIS GIRL– Momentarily held up passing the 300m.
SHE’S OUR EMPRESS – Began awkwardly and shifted out. Held up rounding the home turn. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, Rider A Butler reported that his mount never travelled throughout the event and failed to respond to his urgings when asked for an effort. Trainer R Vale reported that he could offer no excuse for the poor performance but added that it is the first time he has travelled with the filly and she may not have handled the trip. He further added that he would now get bloods sent for analysis and report back to the stewards the results in the days subsequent. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
MARINASARA – Slow to begin, bumped shortly after and lost ground. Rider B Appo reported that he broke his whip during the event.
REAL ANA– Laid out rounding passing the 500m and raced in restricted room for a short distance.
DREAM OF DUBAI – Raced three wide without cover in the early stages before striding forward to obtain the position outside the leader passing the 800m.
PLENTY OF TICKER– Crowded for room on jumping and lost ground. After being in a rearward trailing position, approaching the 900m, shifted three wide to improve and raced wide without cover from that point. Raced wide rounding the home turn. Rider C Collis had his whip accidently knocked out of his hand by the rider of SHE’S IMPERIAL near the 250m.
STRUMAN – Held up rounding the home turn.
Race 3: CORAL COAST SHIELD QUALIFIER Fillies & Mares BENCHMARK 69 Handicap 1300m
DREAM BIG – After passing the 200m laid in before being corrected by its rider and was inconvenienced over the concluding stages by BOLD EOS which laid out.
DON’T DOUBT LARA – Crowded for room on jumping and lost ground.
BOLD EOS – Laid out under pressure over the final 100m inconveniencing DREAM BIG. Rider M Murphy was fined $300 pursuant to AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using his whip 6 times prior to the 100m, 1 more than permitted.
ROCKETHEAD – Fractious in the barriers prior to the start being effected. A post-race veterinary examination revealed an abrasion medial to the left ear.
MYZABOOM – Approaching the 1000m, commenced to race keenly and had to be shifted out away from the heels of ROCKETTE ROCKET.
Race 4: CORAL COAST SHIELD QUALIFIER OPEN Handicap 1050m
LANGHRO – Rider A Butler reported it was his intention to be in a more forward position, however after beginning caught wide from the wide barrier, was unable to clear runners to his inside and elected to restrain in an attempt to find a position with cover. However, after passing the 700m was unable to do so and raced three wide without cover throughout.
ALLROUND GLORY – Laid in under pressure passing the 200m.
FRATELLINO – Near the 800m, had to be eased when crowded for room for a short distance. Near the 150m, became awkwardly placed at the heels of ALLROUND GLORY before shifting to the inside to obtain clear running. A post-race veterinary examination revealed FRATELLINO to have bled from both nostrils. Trainer T Simmons was advised that FRATELLINO would be barred from racing for a period of 3 months and would be required to gallop over 1000m in a presence of a steward prior to being permitted to trial or race, pursuant to AR79(4).
HOLY FREEZE – Shifted in shortly after the start and made contact with CATMOSPHERE. Laid in passing the 800m. Passing the 200m, laid in causing the rider some difficulty shifting to the outside of MORENO(NZ) to obtain clear running.
OUTBACK WARRIOR – Began awkwardly.
CATMOSPHERE – Bumped shortly after the start. Passing the 800m, raced in restricted room to the inside of HOLY FREEZE.
Race 5: CORAL COAST SHIELD QUALIFIER/CANE COUNTRY OPEN Handicap 1560m
DRUMBEAT’S CHOICE – Bumped on jumping.
SHIRANDA – Held up approaching the home turn.
HEYINGTON – Stood flat footed and missed the start by a considerable distance. Approaching the 200m, was bumped and forced in by STEELZ TIME which laid in. Trainer R Binder was advised that a further barrier certificate would be required prior to HEYINGTON being permitted to start in a race again.
STEELZ TIME – Approaching the 400m, was forced wider on the track by CAVALERO which shifted out to improve. Passing the 300m, was bumped by HEYINGTON which was shifting out to secure clear running and then shortly after laid in.
FLY FOR YULONG (IRE) – Stewards accepted the reason for the late declaration of apprentice jockey E Bell for the gelding. Rider E Bell reported that her saddle shifted forward shortly after the start and when attempting to restrain, the saddle shifted to the side, therefore unable to restrain her mount, and as a result led the event by a considerable distance. On pulling up needed assistance by the clerk of the course and then dismounted.
STONE WARRIOR (NZ) – Stewards permitted jockey C Whiteley to ride a 1kg over its allotted weight when no other rider was available.
AZIOC – Bumped on jumping.
Race 6: 6 PUNTERS CLUB FROM HAMILTON ISLAND BENCHMARK 55 Handicap 1200m
EPHESIAN – Jockey M Murphy pleaded guilty to a charge pursuant to AR132(5) in that he used his whip on 18 occasions during the event, four more than permitted, and his licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of 7 days to commence midnight 22nd November 2020 and to expire midnight 29th November 2020. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
INVISIBLE GIRL – Stewards accepted the reason for the late declaration of jockey Chris Whiteley for the mare.
WHAT A THOUGHT – Declared a late scratching at 8.34am by Stewards on veterinary advice.
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BOBBY – Shifted out on jumping.
SPRITUAL ROSE – Crowded for room on jumping and lost ground. Approaching the 900m, raced in restricted room between INVISIBLE GIRL and WITH TRUST.
WITH TRUST – Crowded for room on jumping and lost ground.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 3. Jockey Michael Murphy – use of whip 6 times prior to the 100m, 1 more than permitted – AR132(7)(a)(ii) - $300
Race 6. Jockey Michael Murphy – Use of whip 18 times throughout the event, 4 more than permitted – AR132(5) - M/night 22/11/2020 – M/night 29/11/2020
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
LAZARO, DRUMBEAT’S CHOICE, LORD GREYSTROKE, EPHESIAN
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 5. HEYINGTON – Stood flat footed – To obtain a further barrier certificate – AR20(e).
Race 4. FRATELLINO – Bled from both nostrils – 3 month bar and a 1000m gallop in the presence of a steward – AR79(4)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 5. FLY FOR YULONG (IRE) – (a) Emma Bell
Race 6. INVISIBLE GIRL – Chris Whiteley
Race 6. BLACK JAGUAR – No available rider – 7.45am
Race 6. WHAT A THOUGHT – Vets advice – 8.34am
Published subject to correction upon revision