QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
SUNSHINE COAST TURF CLUB, SUNDAY, 7 JULY 2019
WEATHER – OVERCAST/SHOWERY TRACK RATING – HEAVY 10
RAIL – 3M
Chairman of Stewards – J. Williamson
Stewards – C. Albrecht, L. Hicks, P. Reardon
Clerk of Scales – C. Fedrick
Judge – P. Chilton, W. Ellis
Veterinarian – Dr G. Silvestri
Swab Attendants – J. Crompton, L. Chaplin
Starter – R. Hanson
Stewards Secretary – P. Carey
From SCTC, 26.5.19 – Race 1
Following the running of this event, the gelding WHISKEY ARCHER collapsed and subsequently passed away and stewards ordered an autopsy be performed. The results indicated that the horse was suffering from a pre-existing heart condition. The autopsy concluded that the cause of death was a heart attack. Urine and blood samples were also taken and have returned negative results.
Race 1 – The Wharf Mooloolaba Class 2 H’cap – 1800m
KIRIANA – Slow to begin.
CASINO BEACH – Slow to begin.
RAISE AN ARMY – Overraced whilst being restrained heavily passing the 1400m.
RATIONALE – Obliged to restrain from heels passing the 1400m when the pace slackened.
HE’S THE DEEL – Jockey T. Brooker advised that her saddle shifted shortly after the start, but could offer no tangible explanation for the disappointing performance. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any significant abnormalities.
Race 2 – Parklands Tavern Class 3 H’cap – 1400m
GETS SMOKIN – Overraced in the early stages whilst being restrained to take cover. Apprentice H. Phillips reported her mount did not handle the rain affected conditions.
HAYLEE PRINCE – A post race veterinary examination revealed a small laceration to the near foreleg.
DIPLOMATIC MISS – Lost it near fore plate in running.
Race 3 – Haymans Electrical Data & Airconditioning Caloundra QTIS 2yo Maiden Plate – 1000m
SHONO MERCY – Bumped heavily on jumping away and lost ground. Inconvenienced by another runner passing the 400m.
GOLLY HUTT – Jumped away very awkwardly, making heavy contact with another runner. Raced greenly whilst racing wide throughout.
CACTOBLASTIS – Shortly after the start shifted in and bumped another runner.
WITCHEL – Bumped by another runner shortly after the start. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any significant abnormalities.
TOP SOCIETY – Laid out under pressure in the home straight.
FLIRTY DEB – Raced wide and raced very greenly throughout, having to be steadied from heels after passing the 600m and shifted ground on a number of occasions in the home straight, placing its rider at a disadvantage.
INDISPENSABLE – Apprentice A. Spinks was reprimanded for using his whip more than 5 times prior to the 100m.
Race 4 – Lever Law QTIS 2yo Maiden Plate (1) – 1000m
WOODLEY’S GOLD – Due to transport difficulties, jockey B. Stewart was unable to fulfil his engagement on the horse and was replaced by jockey S. Cormack. Fractious in the barriers. Shifted out under pressure and bumped another runner near the 300m. A post race veterinary examination revealed a poor post race recovery.
SWISS RUBY – Declared a late scratching at 1.31 pm when unable to be loaded into the barriers. Subsequent to the event all monies invested on the filly were ordered to be refunded with the following deductions applicable.
18 cents in the dollar on the face value of win bets
13 cents in the dollar on the face value of win bets for the place
17 cents in the dollar on the face value of 2nd place bets
17 cents in the dollar on the face value of 3rd place bets
Trainer M. Mair was advised that he must supply barrier certificate for the filly prior to its next race start.
DON’T WAIVER – Despite being ridden aggressively in the early stages failed to muster early speed.
LOVE EXPRESS – Tightened for room and became unbalanced near the 300m.
CONCEALED DYNAMITE – Shifted out under pressure after passing the 300m and brushed another runner.
ALL JEED UP – Jockey J. Oliver advised his mount raced very greenly throughout the event.
STEP ASIDE – Jockey J. Byrne reported his mount failed to handle the rain affected conditions.
Race 5 – The Pump House Maiden H’cap – 1200m
HEAR NO EAGLE – Trainer T. Haydon was fined $100 for failing to declare a rider for the horse by the prescribed time. Shifted out to secure clear running near the 400m and bumped another runner.
On return to scale a protest was lodged by jockey L. Tarrant, rider of the 2nd placegetter, STONEFISH, against BIRKIN BLACK being declared the winner alleging interference in the home straight. After taking evidence from the parties concerned and viewing the patrol video stewards established that whilst BIRKIN BLACK did shift in over the final 200m and dictated the line of STONEFISH and also made contact on 1 occasion, stewards were satisfied that the interference suffered was not sufficient to affect the half-neck margin. Stewards also took into account BIRKIN BLACK had improved from behind STONEFISH in the home straight, and given the manner in which the horse finished the race off, dismissed the objection and correct weight was semaphored on the Judge’s placings.
HARRYUP – Jumped away awkwardly and made contact with the barrier partition and lost ground. Bumped near the 400m.
STONEFISH – Slow to begin.
BURDEN – Shifted out under pressure over the concluding stages and made contact with another runner.
DISTRACTED – Bumped by another runner over the concluding stages.
Race 6 – Maleny Hotel Maiden H’cap – 1600m
DOCKLANDS – Jumped awkwardly and lost ground.
NETHERLANDS – After being caught wide in the early stages, was permitted to stride forward to a position outside the lead passing the 1000m. Shifted ground and bumped another runner near the 300m. Jockey M. McGillivray reported he did not feel the horse travelled comfortably at any stage of the event.
SAVVY ACQUISITION – Raced in restricted room for a short distance approaching the 700m, and again near the 500m.
BRANDS HATCH – Laid in for a short distance passing the 500m, making contact with another runner. Raced wide throughout.
MANHATTANITE – Obliged to alter course near the 400m to secure clear running. Stewards questioned Mr M. Lakey, trainer of the winner, regarding the seemingly improved performance. He indicated that, in his opinion, the horse appreciated the step up in distance to 1600m today, and whilst he was somewhat surprised by the performance, indicated that at the horse’s most recent start it had been unlucky in that it was held up for clear running during the early stages of the home straight. Stewards noted the explanation.
CLASSIC PEARL – Shifted ground and bumped another runner near the 300m.
Race 7 – Chaps Menswear Class 1 H’cap – 1000m
IT’S NOT AN ISSUE – Jumped away awkwardly and laid in in the early stages. Overraced for a short distance passing the 700m.
AZIZ JAMIL COUREUR – Had to be restrained to avoid heels approaching the 800m. As a result of this incident, apprentice M. Murphy, rider of TOUJOURS L’AMOUR, was reprimanded for shifting in when not clear.
HEAVENLY ARCHER – Raced wide without cover.
Race 8 – Travis Schultz Law QTIS 3yo Benchmark 70 H’cap – 1000m
MASSABIELLE – Trainer T. Haydon was fined $100 for failing to declare a rider for the horse by the prescribed time. Apprentice J. Murphy reported his mount was inclined to lay out throughout the event.
MISHANI ROMAN – Slow to begin and trailed the field throughout. Jockey N. Day indicated the horse did not travel at any stage of the event and was obliged to ride the horse vigorously throughout. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any significant abnormalities and a swab sample was taken. Trainer L. Ross was advised that a warning would be placed against the gelding due to its poor performance. Mr Ross reported he would have blood tests performed in the coming days and also discuss with the owner the horse’s immediate racing future.
VILLENEUVE LADY – When asked to comment on the disappointing performance, jockey T. Harrison indicated the horse, in her opinion, did not travel comfortably in the rain affected conditions at any stages of the event.
Race 9 – TAB Class 1 H’cap - 1400m
MUSICAL BLUES - Due to transport difficulties, jockey B. Stewart was unable to fulfil his engagement on the horse and was replaced by M. McGillivray. Overraced when being restrained to obtain cover in the early stages. Raced wide.
DAUNTING DUCHESS – Overraced when being restrained to obtain cover.
HALLSIDE FANDANGO – Change of tactics. Connections advised that the horse would be ridden in a position worse than midfield. The horse was ridden accordingly. Slow to begin.
NINE CIGARS – Slow to begin.
WINERIES – Slow to begin.
DER SIEGER – Overraced in the middle stages. Clipped heels near the 1200m and blundered.
BRIDGET’S DIARY – Obliged to alter course to secure clear running near the 100m.
SMOOTH CELEBRATION – Raced 3 wide without cover.
CARRERA TO THE MAX – Jockey R. Stewart reported he was disappointed with the overall performance of the filly.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 5. T. Haydon – Trainer – Late rider Hear No Eagle - $100 – LR67*
Race 8. T. Haydon - Trainer – Late rider Massabielle - $100 – LR67*
Race 3. Adam Spinks – A/jockey – Use whip 7 times prior to the 100m – AR132(7)(a)(ii)*
Race 7. Michael Murphy – A/jockey – C/riding – AR131(a)*
Brad Stewart – Transport difficulties*
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners, Rains Aplenty
Horses swabbed pre-race
Indispensable, Witchel, Miss Smirker, Haylee Prince
Race 4. Swiss Ruby – Refused to load - Barrier Cert. – AR20(e)
Race 8. Mishani Roman – Poor performance - Warning
Race 5. 2nd (Stonefish) v. 1st Birkin Black - Interference in home straight - Dismissed
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 4. Swiss Ruby - 1.31 pm
Published subject to correction upon revision