QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
TOOWOOMBA TURF CLUB
TOOWOOMBA – SATURDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2021
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD 4 RAIL – +2 ENTIRE COURSE
PENETROMETER – 4.82
Chairman of Stewards – R Hitchener
Stewards – J Childs, P Jenkins & B McErlean
Clerk of Scales – D Rossiter
Judge – S Fahey & B Poelstra
Veterinarian – J Johnstone
Swab Attendants – D McDonald & R Burchmann
Starter – T Woodham
Due to transport difficulties apprentice K Cowan was unable to attend tonight’s meeting, replacements were made as per the steward’s summary.
Race 1: QUEST TOOWOOMBA APARTMENT HOTEL BENCHMARK 58 Handicap 1850 metres
PIEROPAN – Tightened for room at the start and lost ground. 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 1300m. Over raced during the middle stages. On returning to scale Jockey Woodhouse reported that from a point leaving the 800m the gelding travelled only fairly and when placed under pressure failed to respond to his riding and proved disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant abnormalities.
ALADINA – Bumped by anther runner shortly after the start. Disappointed for a run in the early stages of the home straight before shifting back to the inside to secure clear running.
POLE VOLTER – Began awkwardly and was then tightened for room shortly after the start. Raced 3 wide without cover for the majority.
CERTAIN DOUBT – Raced 3 wide with cover for the majority.
SKY ONE – Laid out rounding the home turn.
Race 2: FURNEYS STOCK FEEDS Class 2 Handicap 870 metres
FAV'S FLYER – Laid in under pressure in the home straight. Upon returning to scale Apprentice W Peel could offer no explanation for the below market expectation performance of the gelding which she advised failed to quicken as she expected when placed under pressure in the home straight. Apprentice Peel went on to say that the gelding did not feel entirely comfortable in its action when returning to scale. A post-race veterinary examination revealed slight soreness across its back. Trainer L Hatch advised that in light of tonight’s performance the gelding would now be spelled.
DULC 'N' LEN – Steadied when placed in restricted room for a short distance near the 700m. Steadied from heels approaching the 400m.
GLOBAL VENTURE – Raced 4 wide without cover throughout.
LOUISE OF GLENCOE – Raced 4 wide with cover for the majority of the event.
QUEEN OF THE NIGHT – Slow into stride.
ROOTS'N'ROCKS – Apprentice M Savva was issued a $300 fine under AR 143(14)(a) for failing to claim her full allowance.
WINNINGTON – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
Race 3: SANDER PARTNERS ACCOUNTANTS & ADVISORS Maiden Handicap 1300 metres
SETSUBUN – Bumped on the hind quarters shortly after the start and became unbalanced. Raced 3 wide without cover for the majority.
MISS BEAT – Threw its head in the air on jumping striking jockey R Payne in the face. As a consequence the filly lost considerable ground at the start.
PROMPT REPLY – Bumped on the hind quarters shortly after the start and became unbalanced.
Race 4: PLATINUM ROOFING BENCHMARK 60 Handicap 1200 metres
ARCHER'S TREASURE – Raced in restricted room for some distance passing the 900m. Disappointed for a run rounding the home turn before shifting to the inside, however was then held up for clear running for some distance passing the 200m.
CHICAGO O'BRIEN – Tightened for room on jumping and lost ground before failing to muster early speed and as a consequence lost considerable ground at the start.
FAT MAX – After being caught extremely wide in the early stages was restrained to a rearward position 1 off the fence approaching the 800m.
NICOF – After being caught extremely wide in the early stages was restrained to a rearward position 1 off the fence approaching the 700m.
CRAB BOY – Tightened for room at the start. Held up for a considerable distance approaching and rounding the home turn.
SHOTGUN SONNY – Raced in restricted room for some distance passing the 900m. Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
Race 5: SHEPPARD EARTHMOVING Maiden Handicap 1050 metres
Prior to the declaration of correct weight, Trainer M Currie and Apprentice N Fazackerley the rider of ALL JEED UP, placed 2nd by the Judge, lodged an objection against MAHOE GOLD being placed 1st, alleging interference near the 50m. After taking evidence from all parties and viewing the patrol footage, Stewards found that MAHOE GOLD (R Palmer) did shift out under pressure over the concluding stages, making slight contact with ALL JEED UP (App. N Fazackerley) and forcing that runner off its line. Stewards however could not be comfortably satisfied that had this interference not occurred that ALL JEED UP would have finished ahead of MAHOE GOLD at the conclusion of the event, particularly given the proximity of the incident to the conclusion of the event and the long neck margin between the runners. Stewards therefore dismissed the protest and declared correct weight on the Judge’s semaphored numbers.
CROSBY ROAD – Momentarily held up rounding the home turn. Momentarily raced in restricted room near the 150m.
ALL JEED UP – Began awkwardly making contact with another runner.
PRINCE SHUVEE – Bumped on the hind quarters shortly after the start and became unbalanced and then a short distance later was steadied from heels.
ELYSIAN QUEEN – Began awkwardly.
SINGLE RISE – Disappointed for a run passing the 150m and as a consequence went to the line without being fully tested.
HARRY'S ME BOY – As the gelding had not raced for an excess of a 12-month period a pre-race veterinary examination was conducted and subsequently the gelding was passed fit to start. Raced wide in the early and middle stages.
HISGRACE – Held up for a considerable distance rounding the home turn, before again being held up for a considerable distance passing the 250m.
KNUCKLEBOX – After beginning only fairly was then tightened for room at the start and lost ground. Raced wide in the early and middle stages.
Race 6: WIN TELEVISION TOOWOOMBA Maiden Handicap 1050 metres
SEIZETHEMOMENT – Hung out during the middle stages.
ZOUESAY – Bumped at the start.
OUREA – Raced wide in the early and middle stages.
REGAL EYES – Began awkwardly bumping another runner. Steadied when momentarily placed in restricted room rounding the home turn.
SERRATALLI – Raced in restricted room shortly after the start and lost ground.Jockey J Murphy was issued a $400 fine under AR 132(7)(a)(ii) for using his whip on 6 occasions prior to the 100m,1 more than permitted.
REG 'N' KATH – Hung out rounding the home turn.
SINGLE SKIP – Stewards questioned trainer M Boland in relation to the seemingly improved performance. Mr Boland advised that the filly has been slow to mature and as such has derived a benefit from each race experience. He went on to say the in his opinion the step up in distance for tonight’s event was to the filly’s advantage however whilst expecting an improved performance was somewhat surprised to see it be successful in tonight’s event.
Race 7: NEIL MANSELL CONCRETE BENCHMARK 65 Handicap 1050 metres
DANCING ANGEL – Began awkwardly. Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
REMEMBER MARY – Apprentice W Peel reported that the mare had a tendency to hang out and felt uncomfortable in its action throughout the event. Post race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have lost the off fore plate in running and to have also have a poor post-race recovery.
ARROW EXPRESS – Due to a clerical error Jockey J Morris was inadvertently declared as the rider of the mare when in fact J Murphy was the mares rider. Jockey J Murphy was issued a $400 fine under AR 132(7)(a)(ii) for using his whip on 6 occasions prior to the 100m,1 more than permitted.
KASITA – As the start was affected turned its head to the side and as a consequence lost ground at the start. A warning was issued against the mare’s barrier manners.
Race 8: WHOLESALE HORSEWEAR HOUSE QTIS Three-Year-Old Maiden Handicap 1200 metres
LINTHORPE LAD – Slow to begin.
PUCKO – Laid in throughout. Raced 3 wide without cover.
SONIC ARROW – Apprentice T Townsend was issued a $300 fine under AR 132(7)(a)(ii) for using her whip on 6 occasions prior to the 100m, 1 more than permitted
REBEL REBELLION – As Jockey N Thomas was no longer attending the meeting Jockey L Tilley was the replacement rider on the gelding. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding which compounded in the home straight revealed the gelding to be lame in the off fore leg. Trainer M Johnstone was advised the gelding would require a veterinary certificate prior to next racing.
RUNARD REDNUT – Tightened for room shortly after the start and lost ground.
REAL EMPRESS – Near the 1000m was tightened for room and checked when racing to the inside of DREAM CANDY which laid in and away from SONIC ARROW which itself laid in and away from PUCKO which hung in despite the efforts of its rider.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 2: Montana Savva – Failure to claim full allowance – AR 143(14)(a) - $300
Race 6: Jackson Murphy – Use of whip prior to the 100m – AR 132(7)(a)(ii) - $400
Race 7: Jackson Murphy – Use of whip prior to the 100m – AR 132(7)(a)(ii) - $400
Race 8: Tessa Townsend – Use of whip prior to the 100m – AR 132(7)(a)(ii) - $300
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
PIEROPAN, POLITICAL, STAR CENTRE, REPETITEUR & MAEVILA
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners and 2nd placegetters in races 2,3,5 and 6
Race 7: KASITA – Barrier manners – Warning
Race 8: REBEL REBELLION – Lame off fore – Veterinary certificate prior to next racing
Race 5: 2nd against 1st – Dismissed
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1: POLE VOLTER – C Meehan
Race 2: DULC ’N’ LEN - C Meehan
ZOLLIKON MISS - N Tomizawa
Race 5: KNUCKLEBOX - N Masuda
Race 7: TOECANARGIE MAN – A Patis
ARROW EXPRESS – J Murphy
Race 8: REBEL REBELLION – L Tilley
Published subject to correction upon revision