Stewards Report

Townsville Turf Club

Townsville Provincial | TAB

Thu 03 Jan Good 4

Rail

True Entire Course

Track

Turf
Good 4 Pen 4.4

Nil

Nil last 24hrs, 36mm last 7 days

Fine

Track conditions update: 12:01AM Friday 04 January
Last Track Rating Update: Finalised 3/1 - 7:30am

Nominations

Thu 27/12/18 11:00am

Weights

Fri 28/12/18 12:00am

Acceptances

Mon 31/12/18 09:30am

Riders

Mon 31/12/18 12:00pm

Scratchings

Thu 03/01/19 07:30am

Late Nominations

Races: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

Feature, Group and Listed races may have different acceptance closing times. Group 1 races have staggered closing times for nominations that differ from the general dates and times listed above. Please refer to the full published conditions for these races for details.

QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION  
 
STEWARDS REPORT
 
TOWNSVILLE, THURSDAY, 3 JANUARY 2019
 
 
WEATHER – FINE               TRACK RATING – GOOD 4          RAIL – TRUE            PENETROMETER – 4.38
OFFICIALS
 
Chairman of Stewards – P. Gillard
Stewards – P. Lane, B. Farrell, R. Smith
Clerk of Scales – R. Pendreigh
Judge – J. Carter, M. Bates
Veterinarian – Dr D. Viero
Bookmakers Supervisor – Stewards
Swab attendant – A. Lee
Starter – J. Cullen
 
Race 1: Hygain Release QTIS 3yo Maiden H’cap – 1200m
 
TOY – After being initially slow to begin was then hampered by another runner, which shifted inwards, then commenced to race ungenerously for a short distance and lost ground. Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
JACK REACHER – Began awkwardly and shifted in, hampering a runner to its inside. Shifted in near the 1000m, crowding runners to its inside. Rider F. Edwards was advised to show greater care in similar circumstances. Laid in under pressure over the concluding stages.
 
CRAIGLEA CELERIO – Slow to begin before improving forward to race outside the leader.
 
QUEZMAR – Crowded for room near the 1000m and was momentarily steadied.
 
TENAKA – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Race 2: Happy Birthday Merle Maiden H’cap – 1000m
 
EXPERIENCED – Stewards accepted the explanation tendered by trainer T. Parry for the late declaration of F. Edwards as the rider of the horse. Slow into stride.
 
HE’S STIRLING - Slow to begin. Laid out for the majority of the race. Shifted out abruptly near the 100m before being corrected.
 
GROUP SESSION – Slow to begin.
 
POWER ‘N’ DESIGN – Shifted out at the start, making contact with the hind quarters of another runner.
 
CINEMATOGRAPHY – Bumped on the hind quarters by another runner and became unbalanced.
 
STRADIFY – Inconvenienced near the 100m by another runner, which shifted outwards.
 
CRAIGLEA TREACLE – Forced wider near the 100m by another runner, which shifted out.
 
Trainer T. Parry pleaded guilty to a charge under AR140A (1)  & (2) in that she presented both GROUP SESSION and STRADIFY to the enclosure with the incorrect saddles. In considering penalty Stewards took into account Ms Parry’s previous unblemished record as a trainer under this rule and her forthright evidence. Ms Parry was fined the sum of $500.      
 
Race 3: Happy New Year Open H’cap – 1000m
 
RIVARIVA – Bounded in the air as the start was effected. Rider dropped his whip leaving the 300m.
 
Race 4: Wedding Venues Townsville Turf Club Benchmark 60 H’cap – 1000m
 
Correct weight was delayed to allow Stewards to view the photo-finish for second placing. Subsequently Stewards confirmed the Judge’s semaphored numbers.
 
JETINTOIT – Slow to begin.
 
FLYING ONE MORE – Slow to begin.
 
STOLE THE SHOW – Began awkwardly and shifted inwards. Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
WILL SHE APPEAL – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
FINE ‘N’ DEVINE – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
 
Race 5: TTC Membership Ratings Band 0-55 H’cap – 1200m
 
SARABAH – Slow into stride.
 
DUTCH TWIST – Began awkwardly. Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
KAHUNA – Over-raced in the middle stages.
 
ROSCOMMON – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
DEACON BLACK – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
 
Race 6: Australia Day Racing At Cluden Ratings Band 0-55 H’cap – 1200m
 
MEXICAN MOUNTAIN – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
CRAIGLEA SIMMO - Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
AMULETO - Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
GOING GREY - Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
LADY MIRABELLA – When questioned into the disappointing performance, rider J. Stanley stated that as he was going to be caught wide he elected to restrain the horse in the early stages in an effort to position it closer to the inside rail, however, in his opinion, he may have erred in not allowing the mare to improve forward as in hindsight he felt it was detrimental to its finishing position. Trainer O. Cairns agreed with jockey Stanley’s comments. Whilst Stewards agreed with jockey Stanley’s summation, they did not feel his ride was culpable under the Rules of Racing other than to advise him other options may have been available. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have sustained deep lacerations to the off hind leg.  
 
 
Race 7: Townsville Bulletin Class 4 H’cap – 1200m
 
SUPER SHOES – Began awkwardly.
 
PRETTY VACANT – Slow to begin.
 
VALUATE – Began awkwardly. Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
FEMALE OFFICER – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
SOLAR BRAVO – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
 
 
Race 8: Race Into Summer At The TTC Class 2 Plate – 1400m
 
UNCHARTERED – Slow to begin.
 
BALLERDEE BOB – Slow to begin. Was steadied near the 900m when crowded for room by another runner, which shifted in momentarily. Apprentice Adin Thomson pleaded guilty to a charge under AR137A (5)(a)(ii) in that he used his whip in an excessive manner prior to the 100m. Apprentice Thomson was fined $300.
 
FLYING FERO – Began awkwardly and lost ground.
 
RANGERZANE – Commenced to over-race early and shifted in when being crossed by other runners and then raced ungenerously for a short distance.
 
SHARP DIAMOND – Commenced to over-race early when crossed by other runners.
 
EUCHARIST – Shifted in momentarily near the 900m, crowding another runner. Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
DONAVIA – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
TRY BEFORE DUBAI – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
FLYING DUBAI – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
 
 
 
 
 
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STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
 
Fine
Race 2.         Tanya Parry – Trainer – Presenting two horses (Group Session & Stradify) to enclosure with incorrect
                      Saddles. $500 AR140A (1) (2)                         
Race 8.          Adin Thomson – A/jockey – Excessive use of whip prior to 100m - $300 AR137A(5)(a)(ii)      
 
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
 
Horses swabbed pre-race
Hologram, Red Facets, Deacon Black, Lady Mirabella, Bold Sam, Light Up Vegas
 
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners
 
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 2.          Experienced – F. Edwards
 

 
                    (Issued subject to correction upon revision)