QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
WARWICK TURF CLUB – SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER 2019
WEATHER – OVERCAST
RAIL – TRUE
TRACK RATING – SOFT 5
HEAVY 8 @ 11.00AM
SOFT 7 (AFTER RACE 4)
Chairman of Stewards – E. Barron
Stewards – J. Childs, L. Carvosso, E. Hodges
Clerk of Scales – D. Rossiter
Judge – S. Fahey, M. Grew
Veterinarian – Dr. G. Silvestri
Swab Attendants – T. Prebble
Starter – C. Wallace
Jockeys Advocate – B. Saunders
Stewards Secretary – M. Weir
From Toowoomba – Sunday 06.10.19
Apprentice M. Savva, the rider of BUZZER BEATER in Race 5, pleaded guilty to a charge under AR. 132(7)(a)(ii) in that she excessively used her whip prior to the 100m. Apprentice Savva was fined $400.
Due to prevailing weather conditions, Stewards permitted the late scratching of a number of runners as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.
Due to further rainfall after the scratching deadline, the track was downgraded from a Soft 5 to a Heavy 8 at 11.00am.
As J. Grob was not attending the meeting today, a riding replacement was made in Race 6 as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.
Race 1: GROSS WHOLESALE MEATS QTIS 3YO MAIDEN H’CAP – 1350M
HALEIGHOZAE – Slow into stride. Raced ungenerously from the 900m.
GOODPROBLEMTOHAVE – The trainer’s representative was advised that a reprimand will be issued in relation to the late scratching of the filly at 7.45am.
SIZZALATING – Began awkwardly. Laid out under pressure in the home straight.
BEAUETA – Hung out rounding the home turn.
Race 2: RURAL CONTRACTING MAIDEN H’CAP – 1100M
The start of this race was delayed to enable the broadcast of an interstate event.
MYKISS FROMA ROSE – Hung out near the 700m and then raced wide for the remainder.
SNOWY RIVER – Began awkwardly. When questioned by Stewards in relation to the seemingly disappointing performance, jockey T. Marshall advised that the gelding jumped only fairly, and did not travel at any stage of the race. He added that, in his opinion, the horse would appreciate a step up in distance. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding revealed no abnormalities.
TOP TINKA – Shifted out shortly after the start and bumped MASSIE WHISPER. Momentarily tightened for room and eased near the 500m.
SPOOLING – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
MASSIE WHISPER – Bumped shortly after the start. Raced 3 wide with cover throughout.
REEF ISLAND – Tightened for room on jumping away.
Race 3: WARWICK VET CLINIC CELEBRATING 70 YEARS MAIDEN H’CAP – 1100M
The start of this race was initially delayed to enable the broadcast of an interstate event. The start was further delayed when the tongue-tie on HE’S NOT FOCUSED had to be adjusted. The start was then further delayed when a number of runners proved difficult to load.
Prior to the declaration of correct weight, Stewards permitted Apprentice M. Shimodaira, the rider of 5th placegetter MORGAUSE, to view the photo finish print for 4th. After viewing the photo, Apprentice Shimodaira was satisfied with the judge’s semaphored numbers.
HE’S NOT FOCUSED – Proved reluctant to proceed to the barriers and was then difficult to load. Trainer S. Hardy was advised that a warning will be placed on the gelding’s pre-race manners. Tightened for room shortly after the start. Raced 3 wide without cover throughout. Raced greenly when placed under pressure in the home straight.
SONIC BLOOM – Tightened for room shortly after the start. Raced wide throughout. Laid in in the early stages of the home straight.
FINAL DRUM – Hampered on jumping away. Raced wide throughout. Steadied from heels near the 500m.
KRUSTALLOS – Hung out leaving the 800m.
MORGAUSE – Began awkwardly and shifted out shortly after the start.
DIVINE MISS BOOM – Tightened for room and steadied near the 900m when NULLADANE commenced to hang out, and shortly after was forced wider on the track by that runner. Disappointed for a run approaching the 200m and had to shift in to secure clear running.
GOODPROBLEMTOHAVE – Began awkwardly and had to be steadied from heels shortly after the start and, as a result, lost ground.
NULLADANE – Hung out from the 900m and, as a result, clipped heels and blundered near the 800m. Hung out for the remainder of the race. Trainer M. Boland was advised that the horse must barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to resuming racing.
ROCK ME HUSSEY – Tightened for room shortly after the start. Tightened for room and steadied leaving the 800m. Had difficulty securing clear running from leaving the 200m and was unable to be fully tested over the concluding stages.
WHISTLIN’ ARROW – Began awkwardly. Raced wide throughout. Shifted out under pressure in the home straight. When questioned by Stewards in relation to the seemingly improved performance, Trainer P. Moncrieff advised that he had made a gear change in removing the tongue-tie from the gelding and, for that reason, he had expected an improved performance.
Race 4: HUTCHISON QUARRIES P/L CLASS 3 PLATE – 1350M
MISTER WARD – Bumped by another runner approaching the 500m and then shortly after had to be steadied from heels. Shifted out under pressure in the home straight.
PRINCELY SUM – Tightened for room between runners near the 900m and was steadied. Raced wide throughout.
GRANOLA STATE – Bumped on the hindquarters near the 900m. Raced wide throughout.
RUBY RUSH – Apprentice M. Wishart was reminded of her obligation to ride her mount out to the conclusion of the race.
Following the running of this race the track was upgraded from a Heavy 8 to a Soft 7.
Race 5: FRASER’S LIVESTOCK TRANSPORT WARWICK NEWMARKET BENCHMARK 70 H’CAP – 1100M
The start of this race was delayed when RUBEL refused to load and was subsequently declared a late scratching by order of Stewards at 3.09pm. On the announcement of correct weight, Stewards ordered that all monies invested on RUBEL be refunded, with the following deductions to apply to successful wagers placed prior to 3.09pm:
10 cents in the dollar for the win #4
12 cents in the dollar for place of winner #4
13 cents in the dollar for 2nd place #13
9 cents in the dollar for 3rd place #12
Connections were advised that the horse must barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to resuming racing.
EXCELEBRAZIONE – Began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped another runner. When questioned by Stewards in relation to the disappointing performance, jockey T. Marshall advised that from leaving the 600m when placed under pressure, the gelding failed to respond to his riding and proved disappointing. He added that, in his opinion, the gelding did not handle the track surface today. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be suffering from cardiac arrhythmia. Connections were advised that the horse will require a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, and must barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to resuming racing.
MR TICKETS – Tightened for room shortly after the start.
SUPER SUAVE – Momentarily held up approaching the home turn and had to shift out to secure clear running.
TAPA – Tightened for room shortly after the start and lost ground and, as a result, settled further back in the field than anticipated.
DRUM MASTER – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
MAC’S GAL – Began awkwardly. Raced wide throughout. Raced extremely wide rounding the home turn.
COLPO DI TAMBURO – Raced wide throughout. Shifted in to secure clear running approaching the 200m.
ABB ROY – Raced 3 wide with cover throughout.
Race 6: HIRE SOLUTIONS CLASS 1 H’CAP – 1100M
JONDY DES – Bumped on jumping away.
HARRY’S STAR – Bumped on jumping away.
LAMPLIGHT LILI – Began awkwardly. Steadied when placed in restricted room approaching the 900m. Raced wide throughout. Steadied from heels near the 100m. Jockey J. Woodhouse could offer no explanation for the seemingly disappointing performance other than that the mare may not have handled the track conditions today. A post-race veterinary examination of the mare revealed no apparent abnormalities.
NAMO KEKENI – Began awkwardly and then shortly after had to be steadied from heels.
PLAY NOW – Shifted out when racing keenly near the 900m.
NOT TONIGHT DEAR – Steadied near the 300m when HARRY’S STAR (A. Fancourt) shifted out marginally. Jockey A. Fancourt was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances in the future.
AKLAVIK – Improved onto heels near the 50m and had to be steadied.
JACKO’S A NATURAL – Raced wide throughout.
Race 7: WARWICK CREDIT UNION WARWICK CUP OPEN H’CAP – 1500M
ELJETEM – Raced keenly and got its head in the air on a number of occasions from the 1200m until the 800m.
Race 8: WARWICK HOTEL BENCHMARK 55 H’CAP – 1500M
The start of this race was delayed when MISHANI ISTANI, which lunged forward into the barrier gate after loading, was removed from the barriers and underwent a veterinary examination before being passed fit to start.
MISHANI ISTANA – Had difficulty obtaining clear running when rounding the home turn and upon entering the home straight.
PERFECT PAGE – Slow into stride.
BONSEA – Jockey N. Tomizawa could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance other than that, in his opinion, the gelding did not handle the track surface today. Trainer B. Costello agreed with jockey Tomizawa’s comments. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding revealed no abnormalities.
EVENING – Raced in restricted room and was eased approaching the 900m. Eased from heels whilst rounding the home turn when FAST ARLI (Beau Appo) shifted out. Jockey Beau Appo was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances in the future.
INCHING CLOSER – Momentarily eased from heels rounding the home turn.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 1. Tnr. J. Sweeney – late scratching of Goodproblemtohave – LR. 68
From Toowoomba 06.10.19:
Race 5. App. M. Savva – $400 – excessive use of whip prior to 100m – AR. 132(7)(a)(ii)
J. Grob – indisposed.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Race 3. HE’S NOT FOCUSED – pre-race manners – warning – AR. 20(e)
Race 3. NULLADANE – hung out – barrier trial – AR. 20(e)
Race 5. RUBEL – refused to load; late scratching – barrier trial – AR. 20(e)
Race 5. EXCELEBRAZIONE – cardiac arrhythmia – vet clearance, ECG & Trial – AR. 20(e)
Horses swabbed pre-race
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners, and the second placegetters in Race 3 and 7.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 6. AKLAVIK – Geoffrey Snowden
JACKO’S A NATURAL – Kenji Yoshida
Race 1. GOODPROBLEMTOHAVE – 7.45am
Race 3. ICE ELITE – weather – 7.41am
Race 5. LANDMARKS – weather – 7.58am
SAN SIERRA – weather – 7.58am
RUBEL – barriers – 3.09pm
Race 6. CRACKAVIEW – weather – 7.58am
OUR GRACIOUS DANE – weather – 11.55am
Race 7. CHARLIE CAT – weather – 7.41am
ARCHER’S TREASURE – weather – 11.12am
Race 8. TUDOR SUNRISE – weather – 7.58am
KATARINA – weather – 7.41am
PRODUCE ME LATE – weather – 7.43am
Published subject to correction upon revision