QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
TOOWOOMBA TURF CLUB – SATURDAY 4 MAY 2019
WEATHER – OVERCAST
RAIL – 5M
PENETROMETER – 5.3
TRACK RATING – SOFT 5
SOFT 6 @ 3.30PM
SOFT 7 (AFTER R2)
Chairman of Stewards – E. Barron
Stewards – J. Childs, L. Carvosso, T. White
Clerk of Scales – Club
Judge – S. Fahey
Veterinarian – Dr. C. Wain
Swab Attendants – E. Hodges, R. Burchmann
Starter – P. Brennan
Jockeys Advocate – B. Saunders
Stewards Secretary – M. Weir
Following some rainfall after the scratching deadline, the track was downgraded from a Soft 5 to a Soft 6 at 3.30pm.
As apprentice N. Keal was unable to attend the meeting today due to personal reasons, riding replacements were made in Races 1 and 2 as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.
As jockey C. Eaton was unable to attend the meeting today due to injury, a riding replacement was made in Race 7 as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.
Race 1: TRACKSIDE PHOTOGRAPHY BENCHMARK 62 H’CAP – 1110M
MYSTICISM – Declared at late scratching at 10.53am due to transport difficulties.
REAL SUPREMACY – Bumped by another runner shortly after the start. Apprentice A. Thompson could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a small laceration to the gelding’s near fore leg, and some muscle soreness on its offside. Trainer’s Representative L. Sears advised that, in her opinion, the gelding was not suited to the soft racing surface today, and in light of its lengthy preparation and the results of the veterinary examination, the stable will now consider sending the horse for a spell.
OKANAGAN MISS – Shifted out to secure clear running near the 350m and bumped another runner.
STORMY GREY – Lost the off-hind plate in running.
FIRST WITNESS – Steadied from heels near the 900m. Bumped by another runner near the 350m.
LADY MICAELA – Began awkwardly and lost ground. Momentarily steadied rounding the home turn.
WEARETENFORTYEIGHT – Bumped by another runner shortly after the start.
Race 2: SHANNON SIGN COMPANY CLASS 5 PLATE – 1210M
ALL SUMMER LONG – Slow to begin. When questioned by Stewards regarding the disappointing performance, jockey R. Plumb advised that the gelding travelled comfortably until it commenced to weaken near the 600m, and proved disappointing over the concluding stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be exhibiting an abnormal respiratory noise. The Trainer’s Representative was advised that the gelding will require a veterinary clearance, including the results of an endoscopic examination, prior to its next race start. Stewards will follow-up with Trainer G. Hickman in the coming days regarding the horse’s post-race recovery.
BOGGOMS – Began awkwardly and lost ground. Improved onto the heels of PRECIPITATE near the 50m and, as a result, was eased before shifting in.
SPLITZ – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
QUICK KETCH – Knuckled on jumping away. Apprentice A. Thompson accidentally dropped his whip near the 300m.
PRECIPITATE – Held up from the 500m until rounding the home turn. Disappointed for a run over the concluding stages.
SPIRIT’S PRIDE – Began awkwardly.
DYNAMISANTE – Laid in over the concluding stages.
TWILIGHT MANEUVER – Raced keenly in the early stages. Raced 3 wide in the early stages.
CAMBOOYA ROCK – Raced keenly in the early stages. Laid in passing the 200m.
The track was downgraded from a Soft 6 to a Soft 7 following the running of this race due to deterioration of the track surface.
Race 3: RAY BUNCH MACHINERY QTIS 3YO MAIDEN H’CAP – 1050M
ANGELS OF FENWAY – Began awkwardly. Raced in restricted room and had to be steadied shortly after the start. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Jockey R. Goltz reported that his saddle shifted back in the early stages.
CANAPES – Slow to begin. Raced 4 wide without cover throughout.
THE GROUSE – Slow to begin. Had difficulty obtaining clear running entering the home straight. Shifted in to secure clear running passing the 200m.
GENG – Became awkward in its action when racing between runners leaving the 500m.
DAME ELLIE – Shifted in momentarily near the 300m.
SCARAMOUCHE – Raced 3 wide for the majority.
GOLDEN SYMPHONY – Raced in restricted room and had to be checked when SCARAMOUCHE (J. Oliver) shifted in near the 300m. Jockey Oliver was reprimanded as a result of this incident.
Race 4: ROCK TRADE INDUSTRIES QTIS 2YO MAIDEN PLATE – 1300M
SIZZALATING – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout. Jockey R. Goltz reported that the gelding was inclined to hang out throughout.
SOUTHCURLY – When questioned by Stewards regarding the performance, jockey K. Yoshida advised that he was instructed to ride the gelding positively today and, in his opinion, it travelled comfortably on the bit until the 800m. He added however that the gelding commenced to weaken from the 600m, and proved disappointing over the concluding stages. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding revealed no significant findings.
SUCCINITE – Apprentice S. Tomlinson was reminded of his obligations to ride his mounts out to the conclusion of the race.
EVRYNOW’N’THEN – Raced in restricted room and had to be steadied near the 350m.
GAMMA – Raced in restricted room for a short distance shortly after the start and was steadied.
PERFECT PAGE – Raced in restricted room for a short distance shortly after the start and was steadied. When questioned by Stewards in relation to the seemingly improved performance, Trainer T. Dougall advised that he had anticipated that the filly would appreciate the step up in distance today and, for this reason, he had expected a forward showing. Stewards noted the explanation.
PULL ANCHOR – Jockey A. Fancourt reported that, in her opinion, the filly did not handle the track conditions today.
Race 5: TAB CLASS 2 H’CAP – 1300M
SWITCH AT MIDNIGHT – Bumped by BONSEA near the 400m.
BRUTUS – Began awkwardly and lost ground. Made contact with the running rail of its own accord near the 900m and, as a result, shifted out and bumped SWAGMAN. Improved onto heels and had to be eased near the 800m. Forced wider on the track by another runner rounding the home turn. Bumped by another runner near the 200m. Apprentice S. Tomlinson accidentally dropped his whip near the 100m.
BY THE LAW – Raced 3 wide with cover throughout.
TEMUJIN’S RULE – Slow to begin. Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
SWAGMAN – Slow to begin. Bumped by another runner near the 200m.
Race 6: SEDL AGENCIES MAIDEN PLATE – 1210M
Stewards permitted the late scratching of MT PILATUS at 5.12pm due to the downgrade of the track to a Soft 6.
The start of this race was delayed when GLASSHOUSE LADY reared over behind the barriers dislodging Apprentice A. Thompson in a seemingly harmless fall. The filly then galloped a considerable distance and made contact with the fence before being restrained. The horse was declared a late scratching by Stewards at 7:46pm. Following the event, Stewards ordered that all monies invested on GLASSHOUSE LADY be refunded, with the following deductions to apply to successful wagers:
18 cents in the dollar for the win #3
22 cents in the dollar for place of winner #3
13 cents in the dollar for 2nd place #1
10 cents in the dollar for 3rd place #5
Trainer J. Phillips was advised that the filly will require a further barrier certificate prior to next racing. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a deep laceration to the horse’s off hind fetlock.
AENGUS – Raced 3 wide without cover until being permitted to stride forward to obtain a position outside the leader near the 700m.
BIG BAD LEROY – Laid in from the 800m.
NIATROSS – Shifted in abruptly leaving the 150m. Jockey N. Tomizawa reported that, in his opinion, the gelding did not handle the track conditions today.
PACK OF PROOF – Eased from heels near the 150m.
ENCHANTED RAIN – Steadied from heels over the concluding stages when TIGERPOWER shifted out.
Race 7: TOOWOOMBA TRUCK SALES CLASS 1 H’CAP – 1880M
CHEVY – Began very awkwardly and shifted out on jumping away. Raced keenly in the early stages.
TONY’S DECREE – Got its head in the air whilst being restrained near the 1700m.
DELANEY’S DESIRE – Slow to begin.
STORMY LEO – When questioned by Stewards regarding the improved performance, Trainer D. Scanes advised that he had put the horse over jumps in its most recent preparation, and that his veterinary surgeon had treated the gelding’s hocks since its last run. Mr. Scanes was reprimanded under AR. 105(1)(b) for failing to report to Stewards the treatment that the gelding had received which may have affected its performance today. In determining penalty, Stewards took into consideration Mr. Scanes’ prior good record.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 3. J. Oliver – careless riding – AR. 131(a)
Race 7. D. Scanes – fail to report to Stewards a treatment which may affect horse’s performance – AR. 105(1)(b)
Apprentice N. Keal – personal reasons.
C. Eaton – injured – medical clearance req’d.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Real Supremacy, All Summer Long
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners, Timetus, Dame Ellie, Forza
Race 2. ALL SUMMER LONG – abnormal respiratory noise – vet clearance inc. endoscopic exam results – AR. 20(e)
Race 6. GLASSHOUSE LADY – fractious at barriers; late scratching – barrier certificate req’d – AR. 20(e)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1. REAL SUPREMACY – App. Adin Thompson
Race 2. QUICK KETCH – App. Adin Thompson
TWILIGHT MANEUVER – App. Madeleine Wishart
Race 7. ROBYNLUCY – Beau Appo
Race 1. MYSTICISM – 10.53am – transport difficulties
Race 6. MT PILATUS – 5.12pm – track downgrade
Race 6. GLASSHOUSE LADY – 7.46pm – barriers
Published subject to correction upon revision