Stewards Report

Townsville Turf Club

Townsville Provincial | TAB

Fri 05 Feb Good 3

Rail

True Entire Course

Track

Turf
Good 3 Pen 4.3

4.5mm last 24hrs, 7.5mm last 7 days

Nil last 24hrs, 30mm last 7 days

Fine

Track conditions update: 12:05AM Saturday 06 February
Last Track Rating Update: Finalised 5/2 - 7:45am

Nominations

Mon 01/02/21 11:00am

Weights

Tue 02/02/21 12:00am

Acceptances

Wed 03/02/21 10:00am

Riders

Wed 03/02/21 12:00pm

Scratchings

Fri 05/02/21 07:30am

Late Nominations

Races: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 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.

QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
 
STEWARDS REPORT
 
TOWNSVILLE TURF CLUB
 
TOWNSVILLE – FRIDAY 5th February 2021
 
WEATHER –      FINE         TRACK RATING –GOOD 4 (RACES 1&2), GOOD 3 (RACES 3-8)                RAIL – IN TRUE POSITION
 
OFFICIALS
 
Chairman of Stewards – P Lane
Stewards – P Warren, D Griffiths, D Lane, C Warren
Clerk of Scales – K Deane
Judge – J Carter, M Bates
Veterinarian – Dr D Viero
Swab Attendants – A Lee
Starter – J Cullen
 
GENERAL
Due to a water quality issue currently being experienced in a number of Townsville locations, including the Racecourse precinct, Jockey room spa facilities were unavailable for use at today’s race meeting. Stewards, in consideration of the circumstances, granted permission for Jockeys, where required, to weigh out 0.5kg in excess of allocated weight. 
 
Race 1: HAPPY BIRTHDAY AARON CURTIS QTIS 2YO HANDICAP 1000m
 
PASSIONATE EMBRACE - Fractious in the barrier. Marginally slow to jump.
 
ATTACKABEEL - Shifted out abruptly soon after jumping. Raced wide without cover throughout. Jockey J Stanley advised that after beginning awkwardly he endeavoured to obtain cover passing the 800m however when the filly resisted his attempts to restrain at that point, he elected to remain wide and travel as comfortably as possible. He also added that the heavier weight today also had a telling effect over the final stages. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
 
GOLDEN GROOVE - Obliged to shift out around the heels of another runner soon after entering the home straight.
 
CALPURNIA - Inclined to lay in under pressure down the running.
 
Race 2: 2020 TRAINER OF THE YEAR – ROY CHILLEMI OPEN HANDICAP 1200m
 
FANAAR - Stewards inquired into the reasons the gelding was scratched after being a late nomination for the event. After speaking with former Trainer T Bannon Stewards were advised the mare was found to be lame in the near fore and was subsequently scratched on veterinary advice prior to advertised scratching time (veterinary certificate provided). New Trainer M Bannon will be advised a veterinary clearance will be required prior to next race start.
 
DALON - Dwelt in the barrier as the start was effected. The gelding travelled keenly in the middle stages resisting the efforts of Jockey B Thomson to settle it. Raced in a wide trailing position. Brushed by another runner passing the 200m. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Trainer B Thomson was advised a warning would be placed on the gelding’s barrier manners.
 
KENTUCKY FLYER - Fractious in the barrier. Began awkwardly.
 
LADY YENDOR - Stewards granted permission for the mare to be ridden 0.5kg over its allocated weight. Shifted out under pressure passing the 200m brushing with another runner.
 
Race 3: 2020 JOCKEY OF THE YEAR – WANDERSON D’AVILA MAIDEN PLATE 1400m
 
BELFAST LASS - After being kicked by another runner behind the barriers underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was passed fit to start. Began awkwardly bumping with another runner.
 
MARVELLOUS HEART - Shifted out marginally on jumping.
 
TICKET TO INDIA - Shifted in abruptly on jumping, despite the efforts of Jockey C Whiteley, and tightened runners to its inside.
 
POTAWATOMI - Tightened on jumping. Raced wide throughout.
 
NALSSENDORI - Began awkwardly. Shifted out under pressure approaching the 200m momentarily hampering another runner. Jockey F Edwards was reminded of his obligation to stop riding and straighten when his mount is shifting ground.
 
MISHANI PATRIOT - Tightened on jumping.
 
BORROMEO - Raced wide throughout.
 
LAZARO - Tightened on jumping. Raced wide in the early and middle stages before obtaining cover in a 2 wide position. Shifted wider passing the 600m after commencing to over-race and continuing to do so for some distance thereafter. Raced in restricted room from near the 450m until entering the home straight. Momentarily hampered approaching the 200m when a runner to its inside shifted out under pressure.
 
SON DINGO - Began awkwardly bumping with another runner. Tired noticeably over the concluding stages. Jockey/Trainer S Wilson advised that this being the gelding’s first start in blinkers, he had expected to settle further forward than in its most recent starts but had not expected to obtain a forward position with such ease. Jockey/Trainer Wilson noted further that, in his opinion, the gelding would be better suited to races over shorter distances. Stewards reminded Jockey/Trainer Wilson of his obligations under AR100. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
 
Race 4: 2020 HORSE OF THE YEAR – TENNESSEE BOY QTIS 3YO MAIDEN HANDICAP 1000m
 
LUCKY IN LIFE - After beginning awkwardly was inconvenienced by runners to its outside. Commenced to over-race passing the 900m and continued to do so until near the home turn.
 
PALATE - Inconvenienced on jumping.
 
EXPOSED SECRET - Soon after jumping was bumped by another runner which shifted in.
 
RUBY JULY - Fractious in the barrier. Shifted in abruptly on jumping and continued to shift in tightening runners to its inside. Jockey F Edwards was reprimanded for careless riding under the provisions of AR131(a).
 
DEADLY DIVA - Bumped with another runner on jumping. Raced wide throughout.
 
LA FURIOSO - Bumped with another runner on jumping. Raced wide throughout.
 
AWARE OF STYLE - Began awkwardly.
 
DACXI BUBBLES - The filly which was resuming after a prolonged absence from racing underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was passed fit to start. Shifted out abruptly on jumping.
 
RUBY ROUNDHOUSE - Stewards granted permission for the mare to be ridden 0.5kg over its allocated weight. Raced wide throughout.
 
Race 5: LIVING TURF BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP 1609m
 
ELLE A WALKING - Slowly into stride.
 
HONEST NATALIE - Bumped with another runner on several occasions in the early part of the home straight.
 
DORDOGNE - Bumped with another runner on several occasions in the early part of the home straight. Raced wide in the early and middle stags.
 
JEMADAR - Raced wide throughout.
 
SPRINGTHORPE -Tired noticeably over the concluding stages. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Trainer O Cairns advised that the gelding would now be sent for an immediate spell and that, in her opinion, it is better suited to races over shorter distances.
 
Race 6: THANK YOU MAGNUMS CATERING CLASS 3 HANDICAP 1200m
 
FRENCH FIZZ - Bumped by another runner on jumping. Soon after shifted in and bumped with a further runner on several occasions.
 
SELF IMPOSED - Bumped with another runner soon after jumping.
 
LIGHTHORSE LAD - Began awkwardly, shifting in and bumping with another runner. Over-raced in the middle stages outside the leader.
 
PURPLE GREY - Commenced to over-race in the middle stages when the pace slackened. Raced wide throughout.
 
STAR RAIDER - Raced wide throughout. Improving onto the heels of the race winner after passing the winning post having to be severely checked.
 
TUTELAGE - Raced keenly in the middle stages when the pace slackened. Raced wide for the majority.
 
VARSITY - Over-raced in the middle stages when the pace slackened.
 
TWO OF A KIND - Became awkwardly placed in restricted room near the 900m when the pace slackened.
 
CHEVAUX - Disappointed for clear running passing the 200m, brushing the inside running rail.
 
THE GROVE - Buffeted between runners soon after the start. Lost its off-hind plate in running. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have sustained a minor laceration to the off-hind consistent with being galloped on in running.
 
GALAXY GHOST - Began awkwardly. Steadied passing the 950m when the pace slackened. Settled further back than expected. Jockey G Kliese advised that after being slowly away, and with the fast early pace, he elected to restrain and obtain cover, resulting in the gelding racing keenly. Established a trailing position to the outside of the eventual winner near the 900m, before finishing off well.
 
Race 7: TAB LIVE SKY RACING VISION BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP 1000m
 
BUON NATALE - Crowded for room passing the 150m bumping with a runner to its inside.
 
WOTSIZNAME - Raced wide throughout.
 
SUPPOSEDLY WICKED - Raced wide throughout.
 
SHEZASHOOTINGSTAR - Slow to begin. Raced wide throughout.
 
MISS POWDER KEG - Inclined to lay in under pressure down the running, shifting in passing the 150m crowding another runner.
 
BLAZON TALES - Slow into stride. Raced wide rounding the home turn.
 
BONNEZONE - Bumped with another runner passing the 150m.
 
HEEZA COMMANDER – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have sustained a laceration above the left eye.
 
Race 8: EDE EVENTS TOWNSVILLE RATINGS BAND 0-55 HANDICAP 1300m
 
YIN AND YANG - The gelding, which was resuming after a prolonged absence from racing, underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was passed fit to start.  After beginning awkwardly shifted in and bumped with another runner.
 
EPHESIAN - Slowly into stride. Bumped with another runner on jumping. Trailed the field throughout. Jockey F Edwards advised that his mount failed to stretch out at any point in the race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer A Molino who was of the opinion the gelding had not been comfortable on today’s firmer racing surface was nonetheless advised a veterinary clearance and satisfactory trial would be required prior to next race start.
 
HEMSTED - Shifted in near the 1000m when not fully clear of a runner to its inside. Jockey C Spry was severely reprimanded for careless riding under the provisions of AR131(a). Raced wide for the majority.
 
INDIAN DANCER - Slowly into stride. Inconvenienced near the 150m when a runner to its outside shifted in.
 
ARTIMO - Shifted in on jumping bumping another runner.
 
COULD YOU BE LOVED - Had to be restrained approaching the 1000m to avoid the heels of another runner which crossed when not fully clear. Raced wide for the majority.
 
GRACEFUL ZARIFA - Raced wide throughout.
 
MY GIRL POPPY - Tightened between runners on jumping. Shifted in near the 150m hampering runners to its inside. App K Swaffer was severely reprimanded for careless riding under the provisions of AR131(a).
 
MURTALLICA - Shifted out on jumping bumping another runner.
 
ROSE CLIP - Began awkwardly. Raced wide in the early stages.
 
RED RED ROSE - Raced wide for the majority. Had to be restrained off heels near the 1000m.
 
STAR SINGER - Tightened between runners on jumping. Had to be restrained near the 150m when a runner to its outside shifted in.
 
EXCELLENT MOSH - Restrained when awkwardly placed passing the 600m.
 
Jockey N Yadi was found guilty of careless riding under the provisions of AR131(a) in that after passing the winning post he made insufficient effort to prevent ROSE CLIP from shifting in onto the running of MY GIRL POPPY (app K Swaffer) and INDIAN DANCER (J Felix) resulting in severe interference to both of those runners. Jockey Yadi’s license to ride in races was suspended for a period of 9 days to commence on the 14th February 2021 up to and including 22nd of February 2021. In determining penalty Stewards took into account Jockey Yadi’s good recent record in relation to the rule. Jockey Yadi was advised of his right to an internal review.
 
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
 
Summary of action concerning licensees
 
Reprimands
Race 4. Jockey F Edwards. Careless riding. AR131(a).
Race 8. Jockey C Spry. Careless riding. AR131(a). Severe reprimand.
             App K Swaffer. Careless riding. AR131(a). Severe reprimand.
 
Suspensions
Race 8. Jockey N Yadi. Careless riding. AR131(a). 9 days to commence 14.02.2021 up to and including 22.02.2021.
 
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
 
Horses swabbed pre-race
CIDER APPLE, RUBY JULY, DON’T CHEAT CHARLIE, VARSITY, LINGALONGA LASS, ROADHOUSE.
 
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners
 
Warnings/bars
Race 2. FANAAR. Lame near fore. Vet clearance.
              DALON. Barrier manners. Warning.
Race 8. EPHESIAN. Poor performance. Vet clearance. Satisfactory trial.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Published subject to correction upon revision