QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
TOWNSVILLE TURF CLUB – THURSDAY 26 JULY 2018
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD 4/GOOD 3 @ 10:00 AM
RAIL – TRUE PENETROMETER – 4.36
Chairman of Stewards – P. Gillard
Stewards – B. Farrell, P. Warren, C. Warren
Clerk of Scales – R. Pendreigh
Judge – I. Schultz
Veterinarian – Dr D. Viero
Swab Attendants – A. Lee
Starter – T. Woodham
FROM TOWNSVILLE – THURSDAY 24 MAY 2018
Race 7: FEED 2 GO BENCHMARK 55 H’CAP – 1400M
Stewards today inquired into the reason why JERRAZZ (A. Butler) appeared to clip heels and fall leaving the 1000m, resulting in KANUI (L. Tilley) and SIDTHEKID (C. Jokic) being severely inconvenienced and dislodging their respective riders.
After hearing evidence from riders, stewards and viewing the race day films, it was established that the pace commenced to slacken near the 1000m and soon after BOCAGE (B. Thomson) commenced to race ungenerously and when being steadied lost ground. CARLINO’S WAY (P. Cullen), which was racing to the inside of BOCAGE, was steadied, resulting in JERRAZZ, which was racing in restricted room, clipping the nearside heel of CARLINO’S WAY, which shifted out slightly. KANUI and SIDTHEKID, which were following, were unable to avoid the fallen horse, being badly inconvenienced and dislodging their riders.
As stewards deemed this an unfortunate racing incident, no action was taken against any one rider and the inquiry was closed.
Stewards today inquired into an incident leaving the 1200m where AS YAWOOD (W. D’Avila) was severely checked. After hearing evidence from W. D’Avila, A. Butler (JERRAZZ), B. Thomson (BOCAGE) and P. Cullen (CARLINO’S WAY), Ms Thomson pleaded guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR. 137(a) in that she permitted her mount to shift in near the 1200m, placing runners to the inside in restricted room, and then continued to shift in leaving the 1200m, dictating CARLINO’S WAY inwards onto JERRAZZ, which was taken inwards, tightening the running of AS YAWOOD, which was severely checked and made contact with the running rail. Ms Thomson’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of 13 days, to commence at midnight on Saturday 28 July and expire at midnight on Friday 10 August 2018. In determining penalty, stewards deemed this incident to be in the mid range.
As B. Swaffer and D. Edmonds were indisposed, riding replacements were made as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.
Race 1: FEED 2 GO MAIDEN PLATE – 1200M
MIGHTY MEERKAT – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
YOU’RE IN MY HEART – Raced in restricted room for a short distance near the 300m and was steadied.
CEEBIZ KIT – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
SI D’AMOUR – Shifted in near the 300m, placing runners to its inside in restricted room. Rider J. Stanley was advised to show greater care and allow more room to runners in similar circumstances.
TRUST ME GUS – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
EXCRUCIATE – Raced in restricted room for a short distance leaving the 300m and had difficulty obtaining clear running until the 100m.
LUCKY CONNECTION – Began awkwardly.
Race 2: UBET TAPPY QTIS 2YO MAIDEN H’CAP – 1000M
HOLY DAN – Put its head down as the start was effected and lost ground.
SHUNTER – Shifted out at the start, making contact with another runner. Hung in under pressure in the home straight, proving difficult to ride out.
OSBECK – Shifted in at the start, making contact with another runner.
BRAVE JEWEL – Inconvenienced when crowded between runners near the 800m, having to be steadied.
EDITH MARGARET – Shifted in abruptly near the 800m, inconveniencing another runner. Trainer O. Cairns was advised that a warning would be placed on the horse’s racing manners. Rider N. Day was fined the sum of $100in that he returned to scale in excess of 1kg.
EVIE CAT – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
GREAT FOX – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
LA FRANEL – Shifted out near the 200m to obtain clear running and became unbalanced.
NOBLE SQUAW – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
REAR VIEW MIRROR – Raced ungenerously near the 800m and shifted out, inconveniencing another runner. Trainer B. Williams was advised that a warning would be placed on the horse’s racing manners.
ROCK BABY ROLL – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the horse to have bruising to its right eye.
TENAKA – Delayed the start when the horse proved difficult to load. Trainer L. McCormack was advised that a warning would be placed on the horse’s barrier manners.
Race 3: SKY RACING BENCHMARK 70 H’CAP – 1400M
BOLD SHOT – Crowded for room shortly after the start and was steadied.
BOLD AVENUE – Crowded for room shortly after the start and was steadied.
MEGA D’ORO – Shifted in shortly after the start, crowding runners to its inside.
Race 4: HYGAIN PAK-CELL CLASS 3 PLATE – 1000M
BLAZING STEEL – Slow to begin.
CLASSIC RECORDS – Fractious in the barriers, throwing its head, resulting in the horse missing the start by some considerable distance. Trainer S. Massingham was advised that he must obtain a further barrier certificate for the gelding prior to it being permitted to race again.
CRAIGLEA GHETTO – Began awkwardly.
THE FLASH ONE – Hampered by another runner which was racing ungenerously near the 700m, having to be steadied.
ONE STRYKE – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
SATAN DA – Shifted in at the start, bumping another runner. Raced ungenerously near the 700m, hampering another runner, and again raced ungenerously near the 500m, having to be steadied.
COUNTESS MIA – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
HAYYLER’S TARY – Began awkwardly and then was bumped by another runner on jumping.
TWICE THE STYLE – Began awkwardly.
Race 5: TOWNSVILLE BULLETIN RATINGS BAND 0 – 55 H’CAP – 1000M
SAFDIE – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
AMERICAN HERO – Reluctant to proceed to the barriers. Connections were advised that a warning would be placed on the horse’s parading manners.
CRAIGLEA CETINA – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
RAINING DOLLARS – Slow to begin.
Race 6: UBET TOWNSVILLE GUINEAS QTIS 3YO H’CAP – 1609M
HOURGLASS TIME Checked near the 1300m when tightened for room by LUVYA BEAK, which shifted in. B. Thomson, the rider of LUVYA BEAK, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR. 137(a) in that near the 1300m she failed to make sufficient effort to prevent her mount from shifting in when insufficiently clear of HOURGLASS TIME, causing that runner to be checked and lose its rightful running. Jockey Thomson’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of 8 days, to commence at midnight on Saturday 28 July and expire at midnight on Sunday 5 August 2018 and to be served concurrently with the period of suspension imposed today on jockey Thomson following her plea of guilty resulting from a racing incident on Thursday 24 May 2018.
BARBADOS STORM – Held up and unable to improve from leaving the 500m until entering the home straight.
UMAWINNER – Slow to begin. Raced wide until near the 1000m when it improved forward to race outside the leader.
CRAIGLEA WEAPON – Overraced in the early stages. Shifted wider leaving the 1000m to improve and raced wide from that point onwards.
Race 7: HYGAIN RECUPERATE CLASS 1 H’CAP – 1400M
BOLD CENTURION – Commenced to overrace for some distance when crossed by another runner leaving the 1100m.
MY BOY ALEX – Commenced to overrace near the 1000m, having to be steadied from heels. Restrained to avoid the heels of a tiring runner approaching the 400m.
WEAR THE FOX HAT – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
ECHELON ROSE – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
LADY OF DARKNESS – A post-race veterinary examination of the mare revealed that it had injured its off front ligament. Trainer T. Rowe advised that the horse would now be retired from racing. Nonetheless, stewards advised Mr Rowe that should the horse race again, it would require a veterinary clearance prior to doing so.
SOUND INVESTMENT – Bounded in the air and lost ground at the start.
ROCKING MY WORLD – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
INVERNESS EXPRESS – Checked from the heels of a tiring runner near the 400m.
ZEDAHEEL – Commenced to lose ground approaching the 400m, inconveniencing other runners, and finished tailed off. Connections were advised that the gelding’s nomination will now be refused at TAB meetings.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
From Townsville 24.5.18 –
Race 7. B. Thomson – careless riding - 13 days (m/n 28.7.18 – m/n – 10.8.18) – AR. 137(a)
Race 6. B. Thomson – careless riding – 8 days (m/n 28.7.18 – m/n – 5.8.18) – AR. 137(a) (to be served concurrently with suspension from 24.5.18)
Race 2. N Day (Edith Margaret) Return to scale in excess of 1kg. $100 – AR120(b)
B. Swaffer and D. Edmonds – indisposed
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
The Barmaid, Barbados Storm, Umawinner, Miss Miao, Pure Hawk
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 2. TENAKA – proved difficult to load – warning on barrier manners
Race 2. REAR VIEW MIRROR – shifted out, inconvenienced another runner – warning on racing manners
Race 2. EDITH MARGARET – shifted in abruptly, inconvenienced another runner – warning on racing manners
Race 4. CLASSIC RECORDS – fractious in the barriers, threw its head, missed the start considerably – barrier certificate – AR. 8(t)
Race 5. AMERICAN HERO – reluctant to proceed to barriers – warning on parading manners
Race 7. ZEDAHEEL – poor performance – nomination at TAB meetings refused – AR. 8(t)
Race 7. LADY OF DARKNESS – injury off front ligament – veterinary clearance – AR. 8(t)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1. RATHDOWNEY AVENUE – S. Wiseman
LUCKY CONNECTION – C. Whiteley
Race 2. BUNDY BOY – P. Cullen
ROCK BABY ROLL – R. Payne
Race 3. GREAT PRETENDER – S. Wiseman
BETTER FUTURE – C. Whiteley
Race 4. TWICE THE STYLE – S. Wiseman
Published subject to correction upon revision