QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
TOOWOOMBA TURF CLUB
TOOWOOMBA – THURSDAY 01 APRIL 2021
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD 4 RAIL – +2.5m ENTIRE COURSE
PENETROMETER – 4.92
Chairman of Stewards – R Hitchener
Stewards – J Childs, B Cooke, P Jenkins & B McErlean
Clerk of Scales – A Cuckson
Judge – S Fahey & B Poelstra
Veterinarian – Dr G Johnstone
Swab Attendants – D McDonald
Starter – T Woodhman
Trainer M Boland was issued a $300 fine under AR68 for failing to scratch SINGLE SKIP by the prescribed time.
Race 1: MOORE TRAILERS Class 2 Plate 1300 metres
EXCEED ROCK – When questioned in regard to the below market expectation performance Apprentice N Fazakerley advised the gelding travelled comfortably throughout the event however when placed under pressure in the home straight failed to quicken as expected and, in his opinion, proved disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant abnormalities.
HEART ATTACK – Laid out rounding the home turn.
PROVOCATIVE MAN – Tightened for room at the start and lost ground. Raced 3 wide without cover for the majority.
EGO DANCER – Had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early stages of the home straight.
JABALIC – On retuning to scale Jockey J Murphy advised his mount felt uncomfortable in its action. A Post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be showing signs of soreness in both forelegs trainer M Boland was advised the filly would require a veterinary certificate prior to next racing.
Race 2: K&R PLUMBING SUPPLIES BENCHMARK 62 Handicap 1000 metres
BETTER BE BETTER – As apprentice W Peel was unable to fulfill her engagements due to commitments at another venue, she was subsequently replaced by apprentice T Wheeler. Raced 3 wide with cover throughout.
HEADSPACE – Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
MASTER BAYLEE – Began awkwardly losing ground. Steadied from heels near the 600m. Held up rounding the home turn.
DAD'S LAD – Tightened on jumping. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
KAARCHI – Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
LUVACTION – Jockey L Tilley was permitted to ride the mare 0.5kgs overweight. Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
MAGIC DESERT MOON – Began awkwardly.
BLUE HARMONY – Jockey M Hellyer was permitted to ride the filly 0.5kgs overweight. Slow to begin. Steadied from heels near the 600m whilst laying in.
Race 3: JOE WAGNER GROUP Maiden Handicap 1000 metres
REAPO ROCKY – Bumped at the start. Steadied from heels near the 800m.
UNSUSPECTED – Began awkwardly.
PIZZO – After dislodging its rider in the preliminary galloped a considerable distance riderless before being captured. As a consequence, was declared a late scratching @ 6:12pm on veterinary advice. On the declaration of correct weight steward ordered that all monies invested on PIZZO be refunded and further ordered the following deductions on all successful bets:
1st 30c win, 17c place
2nd 28c place
3rd 27c place
PATH AHEAD – Tightened on jumping. Raced 3 wide with cover for the majority.
MY GIRL SKY – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout. Bled both nostrils during the event. Trainer C Geran was advised as this was the first occasion which the filly had bled it would now incur a 3 month ban from racing and further would be required to gallop 1000m in the presence of stewards prior to next racing.
GULLFAXI – Steadied from heels near the 800m.
TAUCITY – Raced wide during the early and middle stages.
Race 4: GERRY BROWN'S SHELVING & STORAGE Maiden Plate 1640 metres
ANACHEEVA LAD – Raced in restricted room near the 1400m. Jockey B El-Issa was issued a $400 fine under AR132(7)(a)(ii)
DROP THE PILOT – Hung out in the early stages and was checked from heels approaching the 1300m.
GENERAL ELLIOT – Slow to begin.
SOMNIA –Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Bled both nostrils during the event. Trainer A Boyd was advised as this was the first occasion which the mare had bled it would now incur a 3 month ban from racing and further would be required to gallop 1000m in the presence of stewards prior to next racing.
SET BEAT – Raced in restricted room near the 1400m.
Race 5: EZYWALKER Class 1 Handicap 1640 metres
ENJOY THE SHOW – Held up rounding the home turn.
SUFFICE – Approaching the 600m attempted to improve between BILL OF RIGHTS and CALL MY AGENT (NZ) which had shifted to a 3 wide position however when CALL MY AGENT (NZ) shifted in marginally SUFFICE became awkward at the heels of that runner and as a result was steadied. As a consequence, became held up approaching and rounding the home turn before securing clear running in the early stages of the home straight.
FRONT PAGE NEWS – Bumped rounding the home turn.
BILL OF RIGHTS – Began awkwardly. Steadied whilst racing keenly to avoid heels near the 1400m. Checked to avoid heels near the 150m. At a subsequent inquiry Apprentice M Savva pleaded guilty to a charge under AR131(a) for permitting her mount to shift out when insufficiently clear of BILL OF RIGHTS resulting in that runner being checked to avoid heels. Apprentice M Savva’s license to ride in races was suspended for a period of 8 days to commence midnight 01/04/2021 and conclude 09/04/2021.
Race 6: MOCO QTIS Two-Year-Old Handicap 1000 metres
SHERWOOD PRINCE – Bumped on jumping.
SHE'S HEAVENLY – Shifted out on jumping making contact with another runner.
SPECIALDEE – Slow to begin. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
Race 7: PRYDE'S EASIFEED BENCHMARK 70 Handicap 870 metres
SERTIN – After making contact with the enclosure fence the gelding underwent a veterinary examination was subsequently passed fit to start.
THE TENOR – Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
TAPA - Steadied from heels near the 700m.
SPIRIT ONE – Laid in under pressure in the home straight. When questioned in regard to the below market expectation performance Apprentice K Wilson-Taylor could offer no explanation.
ZANAZOU – Tightened for room on jumping and lost ground.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 2: Matt Boland – Failed to scratch by the perscribed time - $300 – LR68
Race 4: Bobby El-Issa – Use of whip prior to the 100m – 6 times $400 – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 5: Montanna Savva – Careless riding –8 days to commence MN 01/04/2021 and conclude MN 09/04/2021 - AR131(a)
Apprentice W Peel (Commitments at another venue)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 2: JABALIC – Soreness in both forelegs - Veterinary certificate required
Race 3: MY GIRL SKY – Bled both nostrils 1st occasion – 3 month ban and 1000m gallop prior to trialling and racing again – AR79(4)
Race 4: SOMNIA – Bled both nostrils 1st occasion – 3 month ban and 1000m gallop prior to trialling and racing again – AR79(4)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1: REFLECTIVE – T Wheeler
Race 2: BLUE HARMONY - M Hellyer
Race 3: MONACO LOUIE - T Wheeler
GULLFAXI - S Bogenhuber
TAUCITY - G Cartwright
EVASIVE LIGHT - M Hellyer
Race 4: ROYAL GEORGE - J Murphy
Race 2: SINGLE SKIP – Stewards @ 8:58am
Race 3: PIZZO – Veterinary advice @ 6:13pm
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.