C.Q AMATEUR RACING CLUB – SATURDAY, 11 May, 2019
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – 3 METRES ENTIRE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr P Zimmerman
Stewards – Mr M Heath, Miss B Connell & Mr D Macklyn
Clerk of Scales – Mr W Welburn
Judge – Mr S Bryant
Veterinarian- Dr S Olsen
Swab attendants – Miss N Boyle & Miss E Burgess
Starter- Mr R Hanson
As Jockey D Evans was currently under suspension, rider replacements were made as per the Stewards race day summary.
Race 1: Milne Bros Country Cup BenchMark 60 Handicap 1600m
RUBY RAY – Slow into stride.
ARCTIC CIRCLE – Overraced in the early stages.
WALK TO THE BAR – Overraced approaching the 900m and obliged to steady from heels.
HULK HENRY – Raced 3 wide throughout.
Race 2: The Capricornian Credit Union QTIS Two-Years-Old Maiden Handicap 1200m
This race started approximately 2½ minutes late in order to hold for a southern event.
KING KAI – Began awkwardly.
GRANDMA’S DYNAMO – Tightened between runners as the start was effected, losing its position.
LEGAL ASSET – Tightened on jumping away and lost ground. Trainer L. Rowe was asked to comment on the seemingly improved performance of the gelding. Trainer Rowe stated, in his opinion, the gelding had been racing fairly and noted the addition of blinkers for the first time had a significant bearing on today’s performance. Trainer Rowe also indicated that he expects the gelding to continue to improve when racing over distances further than today.
NOBODY BETTER – Began awkwardly and shifted in.
ARJAYCEE – Began awkwardly.
TALES OF EPSILON – Slow into stride. Held up for clear running between the 400m and 100m before being slightly tightened and inconvenienced near the 100m and contacting the rail. The gelding was unable to be fully tested over the remainder of the race.
BETTER THAN GOLD – Overraced in the early stages. Near-hind plate sprung, placing it at some disadvantage throughout the event. Shifted in marginally near the 100m. Underwent a post-race veterinary examination determined the filly to have a puncture wound, most likely caused by a nail. The horse was treated on course.
CRIME BOSS – Hung in under pressure over the final 200m.
LITTLE SPOON – Raced 3 wide with cover.
LITTLE SID – Raced 4 wide throughout.
MARRON CHEVAL – Raced 3 wide throughout.
Race 3: Clark Rubber BenchMark 65 Handicap 1300m
Correct weight was delayed when jockey A. Butler, rider FASTNET LATINA, requested a review of the start of the race. Jockey Butler was of the opinion he may have been inconvenienced at that point. Upon reviewing the film he was satisfied and correct weight was declared.
FASTNET LATINA – Slow into stride.
DAUNTING QUEEN – Eased on jumping from its wide gate and restrained to a rearward position. Held up for clear running between the 500m and 350m.
RIO ROSIE – Slow into stride.
BEAT THE BEAST – Pulled hard in the early stages.
PLAIN ‘N’ SIMPLE – Raced without cover throughout.
Race 4: Ray White Rural BenchMark 60 Handicap 1050m
ZUKAZ – Began awkwardly.
REIGNING THUNDER – Began awkwardly and then was bumped between runners and lost ground.
KRUGER – Began fairly and failed to muster early speed. When asked to comment on today’s performance, apprentice E. Smith stated that the gelding was having its first start for trainer D. Gardiner and it was their intention if possible to settle in a midfield position, which it did today, in an attempt to enable the gelding to settle in its races. Stewards noted the comments.
ANNIE’S OUR HERO – Slow into stride.
BOUND TO ME – Hung in on the home turn and bumped with HIDDEN GODDESS. Post race veterinary examination determined the gelding to have lacerations to the off fore leg and was treated on course.
HIDDEN GODDESS – Bumped on the home turn.
AUTHADANE – Raced 3 wide with cover.
MIA HOST – Raced 3 wide for the majority of the race.
Race 5: Bentleys Rocky Amateurs Cup Open Handicap 1600m
Correct weight was delayed when connections of the 3rd placegetter, GUISSOLA and 4th placegetter, MACHO TYCOON, requested to view the official footage leaving the 400m mark in view of a possible objection. Once all parties were satisfied, correct weight was declared.
BARBADOS STORM – Slow into stride. Bled from both nostrils. As this was its first offence, connections were advised that the gelding would be barred from racing for a period of 3 months, and would be required to perform a 1000m gallop in the presence of a steward prior to resuming racing.
FRENCH HUSSLER – Jockey J. Stanley was of the view that the gelding may have choked on its tongue. Trainer J. Wiggington advised that the gelding would likely race in a tongue-tie at its next start.
MACHO TYCOON – Checked near 400m and lost position.
GUISSOLA – Checked near 400m and lost position.
EPIC RANT – Bumped on the hind quarters and turned in near 400m.
I CAN I WILL I AM – Hung out under pressure leaving the 400m, before being corrected by its rider.
Stewards after inquiring into an incident leaving the 400m and considering evidence from riders and reviewing the film could not attribute blame to any one horse or rider and noted the incident.
Race 6: Frasers Livestock Transport QTIS Three-Years-Old Handicap 1100m
Correct weight was delayed when connections of the 2nd placegetter, SHENRON, requested to view the replay of the concluding stages in lieu of a possible objection. Once satisfied correct weight was declared on the Judge’s placings.
TADWEEM – Jumped awkwardly.
CHANAMARO – Slow into stride. Overraced and obliged to steady when inconvenienced near the 800m.
MISS FLAWLESS – Slow into stride.
POETIC REALITY – Slow into stride.
LICKETY LACHIE – Tightened and steadied near the 800m, and pulled hard approaching the home turn.
SHENRON – When overracing improved onto the heels of TRU BLUE TANGO near the 800m, was steadied and lost ground. Then continued to overrace approaching the turn, shifted in under pressure and bumped BOLD SENSATION. A post race veterinary examination determined the gelding to have been galloped on, on its near hind and was treated on course.
OUR TOP SHELF – Obliged to race 3 and 4 wide throughout.
BOLD SENSATION – Raced 3 wide throughout and bumped near the 250m when tiring.
TOY MEEKA – Raced 3 wide throughout.
Race 7: Tattersalls Racing Club Brisbane Rocky Amateurs Bracelet Handicap 1200m
RAGAZZO DEL CORSA – Got its head up and overraced when the pace steadied near the 800m.
CASINO THOIUGHTS – Held up for clear running between the 400m and 200m.
ACADEMY HILL – Raced 4 wide for the majority of the race. Hung in under pressure over the final 300m.
MAMSELLE CORDAY – Raced 3 wide for the majority of the race.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Jockey D Evans – Suspended
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
All winners and PERSISTANT SHADOW, ARTIC CIRCLE, MACHO TYCOON, TADWEEN, CASINO THOUGHTS
Race 5. Barbados Storm – Bled both nostrils – 3 mth bar from racing – AR53A
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1 – PERSISTENT SHADOW – Jockey N Thomas.
Race 2 – KING KAI –Jockey S Sheargold.
Race 3 – MALKARA – Jockey C Whiteley.
Race 6 – SHENRON – Jockey S Sheargold.