QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
TOOWOOMBA TURF CLUB
TOOWOOMBA – SATURDAY 17 10 2020
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD 4 RAIL – +2.5m ENTIRE
PENETROMETER – 4.96
Chairman of Stewards – R Hitchener
Stewards – J Childs, L Carvosso, T White, B McErlean
Clerk of Scales – A Cuckson
Judge – S Faehy
Veterinarian – G Johnson
Swab Attendants – D Macdonald, R Burchmann
Starter – T Woodham
Stewards Secretary – B McErlean
Race 1: GARDEN FINANCIAL ADVISORS BENCHMARK 65 Handicap 1300 metres
The start was delayed when CHAMBERLIN underwent a veterinary examination at the request of its rider upon arrival at the barriers and was subsequently passed fit to start.
DANCING ANGEL- Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
CHAMBERLAIN- App. M Savva was fined $300 under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using the whip on seven occasions prior to the 100m, two more than permitted.
JAYDEE INDY- Raced keenly in the early stages.
PRINCESS KAYO- Checked to avoid heels near the 150m. At a subsequent inquiry jockey B Appo (LOVE YERS ALL) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that he failed to make sufficient effort to prevent his mount from shifting in at that point of the race causing interference to PRINCESS KAYO. Jockey Appo’s license to ride in races was suspended for a period of 9 days to commence at midnight 24.10.20 and to expire at midnight 02.11.20.
RERUN- Tightened for room shortly after the start and lost ground. Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
LOVE YERS ALL- Began awkwardly.
BEL BEAU- Near the 900m, when being restrained, raced with its head in the air for a short distance. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
Race 2: TOTALLY WORKWEAR Class 1 Handicap 1050 metres
The start was delayed when jockey R Goltz was dislodged from AVOWAL in the enclosure. Following the event jockey Goltz reported he was suffering some discomfort in his right hip and arm as a result of this incident.
Correct weight was delayed to allow stewards to review the start to determine if AVOWAL was afforded a fair start. After reviewing the footage stewards found that as the start was effected the horse reared high in the barriers striking it head on the barrier partition and as a consequence lost considerable ground (Approximately 50m). As stewards were of the view that the actions of AVOWAL were the sole factor in it losing ground at the start it was a confirmed runner in the event. Trainer L Hatch was advised the horse must trial to the satisfaction of stewards prior to next racing. A post-race veterinary examination of the horse failed to reveal any abnormalities.
In this incident Jockey R Goltz was struck in the jaw by the head of AVOWAL placing him in some discomfort.
IN AGREEMENT- Slow to begin
AURORA CHARM- Near the 900m momentarily placed in restricted room and eased when DRAGON MISS shifted in. Jockey R Palmer the rider of DRAGON MISS was advised to exercise more care.
AMERICAN CROWN- Jockey Bogenhuber was reminded of her obligations with respect of her use of the whip when clearly winning the event.
RYANO- Tightened for room shortly after the start.
Race 3: REMAX BENCHMARK 62 Handicap 1640 metres
DE BANDIT VEGA- Raced with its head in the air whilst being eased in the early stages. Forced wider on the track by another runner near the 800m and as a result raced wide for the remainder.
COLUMN- Made contact with the running rail near the 1200m.
SARASUN- After being caught wide in the early stages was allowed to stride forward by its rider to obtain a position one off the fence near the 1200m.
PERFECT PAGE- Tightened on jumping and lost ground.
THE KNIGHT- Laid out under pressure in the home straight.
Race 4: CREATE ADVISE GROUP Maiden Handicap 1640 metres
ANACHEEVA LAD- Approaching the 400m was forced wider on the track to avoid a fallen horse and rider.
FIORCAST- After being caught wide in the early stages was allowed to stride forward by its rider to obtain a position outside the leader near the 1200m. Raced greenly in the home straight proving difficult to ride out.
ALIRAAJ- Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Held up for some distance passing the 500m.
SAMHAIN- Near the 400m was forced wider on the track to avoid a fallen horse and rider
BIG GEE- Fell near the 400m. An inquiry into this incident was opened and adjourned after taking evidence from a number of riders to allow A Thompson who was transported to hospital to provide evidence at the inquiry. A post-race Veterinary examination of gelding failed to reveal any abnormalities.
CRIBBY MISS- Near the 400m was forced wider on the track to avoid a fallen horse and rider.
Race 5: SPRINGS CHILDCARE CENTRE QTIS Three-Year-Old Maiden Plate 11metres
As a result of the fall in the previous event, the starting time of this race was amended to 7:32pm.
Stewards inquired into an incident which occurred near the 75m where COUNT THE COIN was tightened for room and lost ground. After taking evidence from Jockey R Goltz (COUNT THE COIN), M McGillivray (ANYWAY YOU WANT IT) and App. G Cartwright (FOREVER VOLO) stewards found that COUNT THE COIN was tightened for room and lost ground when ANYWAY YOU WANT IT shifted in whilst laying in under hard riding. COUNT THE COIN was further hampered a short distance later when ANYWAY YOU WANT IT was taken in by FOREVER VOLO which laid in despite the efforts of its rider. As stewards were unable to fully attribute blame to any one rider, they deemed the matter a racing incident and took the matter no further. Nevertheless, Jockey M McGillivray was reminded of his obligations to stop riding and straighten his mount sooner than he did on this occasion.
ANYWAY YOU WANT IT- Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
COUNT THE COIN- Began awkwardly and was bumped at the start. Disappointed for a run near the 200m and was forced to shift inwards to secure clear running.
DREAM THE DAY AWAY- Bumped at the start. Raced 3 wide with cover throughout.
FOREVER VOLO- Near the 800m raced in restricted room for some distance.
ALL GAIN- Trainer M Currie advised that it was the intention for the Filly to be ridden back in the field. After beginning well it subsequently settled in a forward position.
COMMANDING SPIRIT- Bumped at the start.
COOL ESPRESSO- Raced 4 wide without cover for the majority.
GRAND- Steadied to avoid heels near the 50m.
PASSTOW- Raced 3 wide with cover for the majority.
Race 6: COMMON CENTS FINANCIAL PLANNING BENCHMARK 65 Handicap 1000 metres
POINTSTOHAPPINESS- Broke down badly in the off fore leg rounding the home turn and subsequently was euthanised on humane grounds. Swab samples were taken for analysis.
DOTTI DEAR- Began awkwardly.
LOVESON- Buffered between runners at the start and lost ground.
GLOBAL FACTOR- Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
Race 7: CQ DIESEL FITTING Maiden Plate 12metres
MUM'S MY ANGEL- Clipped heels and blundered near the 1000m whilst hanging in despite the efforts of its rider.
VIKING ARCHER- Clipped heels and blundered near the 1000m. Raced in restricted room for a short distance near the 450m.
REMEMBER BELLA- Raced wide without cover for the majority.
FOREVER BEN- Raced greenly and laid in throughout.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 1: App. M Savva - Use of whip prior to the 100m- 7 times- 2 more than permitted- $300- AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 1: B Appo - Careless Riding. 9 Days. To commence m/n 24.10.20 and to expire m/n 02.11.20 – AR131(a)
Race day injuries/illness
Race 4: A Thompson – Injured - Medical certificate required.
Race 6: H Richardson – Indisposed
Race 4: A Thompson fall
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
JAYDEE INDY, LOVE YERS ALL, AURORA CHARM, DRAGON MISS, DE BANDIT VEGA, WALKINSHAW
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners, second placegetters in races 2,3 and 5 and POINTSTOHAPPINESS
Race 1- AVOWAL -Reared at the start- Barrier certificate required
Race 4: A Thompson- dislodged near the 400m - transported to the hospital
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1: 10e BOSS’S BOY - R Palmer
Race 4: 8 CRIBBY MISS - S Bogenhuber
Race 5: 6 ALL GAIN- I Rabjones
Race 6: 3 GODFATHER’S GIRL- J Murphy
Race 6: 2 POINTSTOHAPPINESS – L Tilley
Race 7: ISSAQUAH- M McGillvray
Race 7: 5 RIVERKY – R Palmer
This report and the Stewards Comments for this meeting may be amended at any time, at the sole discretion of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards as races are reviewed.