Race Day Stewards’ Report
Mount Isa Thoroughbreds
Stewards Panel: C Warren, R Smith
Officials: C Moore (Starter), Dr H Burton (Vet & SCO), L Winks (Judge), Stewards (Clerk of scales & Bookmakers supervisor)
Race 1 – National Jockey Celebration Day Benchmark 45 Handicap (1450m)
FIRE RANGER- Began awkwardly and shifted in abruptly on jumping making heavy contact with AUNTY SNOW (T Brummell), taking that runner in across the running of UNDER RESTRAINT ( S Mossman), before bumping with AL MAH ROCKET. Trainer T Parry was advised a warning would be placed on the geldings racing manners.
AUNTY SNOW- Commenced to loose ground noticably from the 600m and performed disapointingly. Jockey T Brumell advised that after beginning on terms with the field the mare sufferred interference shortly after the start and as such settled further back than was his intention. Jockey Brummell also advised that passing the 600m he believes his mare to have resented the heavy sand kick-back and lost ground as a result. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
CAPTAINS PICK- Bumped with another runner on jumping. Inclined to lay in under pressure down the running. Raced wide throughout.
ECHELON ROSE- Bumped with another runner on jumping. Raced wide throughout.
UNDER RESTRAINT- Obliged to restrain when crossed by another runner which shifted out on jumping. Raced wide throughout.
AL MAH ROCKET- Stewards queried the performance of the gelding. Jockey Esser advised that his instructions had been to begin well and obtain a positive position near the lead, however after being slow to begin the gelding had failed to respond to his early urgings and resented the kick-back in running before finishing off fairly when clear running presented in the home straight. Trainer Mr R Burrows confirmed the instructions and advised he believed the gelding may be coming to the end of his preparation and he would assess its immediate future after seeing how the horse recovered after todays race. Stewards noted the explanations. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
Race 2 – Maiden Plate (900m)
The start was delayed when ARIZONA SUN proved reluctant to move to the barriers before refusing to load. The gelding was subsequently declared a Late scratching at 12:30 pm. As there was no betting on todys meeting no deductions were applicable. Trainer Mr G Tipping was advised the gelding would be required to complete three (3) consecutive satisfactory trials in the presence of a Steward prior to again being permitted to start in a race.
MISS VALLETTA- Bumped with another runner on jumping.
MATCHBOX- Bumped with another runner on jumping and shifted out.
GOOD TO DREAM- Slow to begin. Bumped with another runner on jumping. Had to be steadied when crowded for room shortly after the start.
TIME FOR US- Shifted in on jumping bumping another runner.
MARCHELLINE- Began awkwardly and shifted in on jumping. Raced wide throughout.
YEAH BOI- Inclined to shift in under pressure down the running. Raced wide the majority. Trainer Mr R Burrows was severely reprimanded under the provisions of AR105 for presenting his runner to the mounting yard with incorrect gear.
Race 3 – Benchmark 65 Handicap (900m)
MISSED OUT- Bumped with another runner on jumping.
WORLD OF PAIN- Buped with another runner on jumping. Took the 600m turn awkwardly and shifted out. Shifted out abruptly and commenced to race ungenerously for a short distance passing the 200m. Jockey K Ballard reported that he believed the gelding to have shyed at the running rail.
READY ZAIM FIRE- Performed disapointingly. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
Race 4 – QTIS Ratings Band 0-55 Handicap (1000m)
KILKENNY LAD- Knuckled at the start.
ENCORONADA- Raced in restricted room passing the 700m having to be eased when a runner to its outside laid-in.
HUNTING- Inclined to lay-in passing the 700m, placing another runner in restricted room. Jockey Babarovich was reminded of his obligations under AR131.
TOFU MICK- Raced wide throughout.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT- Raced wide throughout.
Race 5 – QTIS Ratings Band 0-55 Handicap (1000m)
SILENTUS- Shifted in on jumping.
LINGY- Shifted in on jumping.
STAR SINGER- After beginning on terms with the field failed to respond to the urgings of its rider and lost considerable ground. Raced extremely wide throughout. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
CLARION- Began awkwardly. Shifted wider passing the 700m in order to avoid the heavy kick back and improve. Inclined to lay-in under pressure down the running. Laid-in passing the winning post momentarily hampering a runner to its inside. Jockey D Ballard was reminded of his obligations under the provisions of AR131.
DAN- Momentarily hampered by another runner which shifted in passing the winning post.
ALOTAFOX- Raced wide throughout.
Race 6 – Ratings Band 0-60 Handicap (1200m)
Stewards accepted the explanation tendered by Trainer Miss T Parry for the late declaration of riders on IMAPOET and MAKATITI. None the less, Miss Parry was reminded of her obligations under the provisions of LR67(3).
IMAPOET- Slow to begin. Shifted out on jumping. Raced wide throughout.
DIXIE ROUGE- Shifted in on jumping.
LORD WINDERMERE- Shifted in on jumping.
ROCK TSAR- Shifted in marginally passing the 600m.
MAKATITI- Stewards questioned Jockey Brummell concerning the tactics adopted on the gelding, particularly why he elected not to urge his mount forward in the early and middle stages when it appeared reasonable to do so in order to obtain a position along the inside running rail behind the leader. Jockey Brummell advised that after beginning well his mount only responded fairly to his efforts and approaching the 600m was obliged to steady momentarily when a runner to his outside shifted in. Jockey Brummell added that he believed his mount then resented the heavy kickback and lost ground, as a result he chose to shift wider to obtain clear running. Stewards noted the explanation. Raced extremely wide from the 600m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow post-race recovery.
Declaration of correct weight was delayed to allow rider of 2nd place getter BACCHUR, Jockey T Hill, to view the photo finish. After viewing the official photo Jockey Hill was satisfied with the result and correct weight was declared on the Judges semaphored numbers.
Race 7 – Open Plate (1200m)
SNIPPY STRATEGIC- Shifted in on jumping tightening another runner.
CHARLIE CAT- Tightened between runners on jumping. After beginning on terms with the field struggled to muster the early speed needed to maintain its position and lost ground. Raced wide the majority. Jockey T Hill was cautioned for his use of the whip under the provisions of AR132(7)(a)(ii), Stewards noted his exemplary record in relation to the rule.
SPLIT THE ATOM- After beginning on terms with the field struggled to muster the early speed needed to maintain its position and lost ground.
Race Day Summary
Race 2- DELILAH’S DREAM, VANDAR LOOM- No suitable rider available
Race 6- IMAPOET was ridden by R Hancock
Race 6- MAKATITI was ridden by T Brummell
Race 2- Trainer R Burrows- Severe Reprimand AR105
Warnings and Bars
Race 1- FIRE RANGER- Racing manners- Warning
Race 2- ARIZONA SUN- Pre-race manners- Three (3) consecutive barrier trials.
Samples taken for analysis
CLARION, CHARLIE CAT
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.