QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
WARWICK TURF CLUB – WEDNESDAY 27 MAY 2020
WEATHER – FINE
TRACK RATING – GOOD 4
RAIL – TRUE
Chairman of Stewards – B. Cooke
Stewards – R. Hitchener, E. Barron, T. White, B. McErlean
Clerk of Scales – D. Rossiter
Judge – S. Fahey
Veterinarian – Dr. C. Reardon
Swab Attendants – D. MacDonald
Starter – C. Wallace
Stewards Secretary – M. Weir
As A. Fancourt was not attending the meeting today due to illness, riding replacements were made in Races 3, 4 and 8 as per the Stewards Race Day Summary. Jockey A. Fancourt was advised that she will require a medical clearance prior to resuming riding.
As Apprentice E. MacPherson was not attending the meeting today due to injury, a riding replacement was made in Race 2 as per the Stewards Race Day Summary. Apprentice E. MacPherson was advised that she will require a medical clearance prior to resuming riding.
Stewards reprimanded jockey P. Hamilton for his inappropriate standard of dress when arriving on course prior to the running of Race 3 today. When issuing the reprimand, Stewards reminded jockey Hamilton of his obligations in this regard.
Race 1: SOUTHERN DOWNS AG BENCHMARK 60 H’CAP – 800M
As IRONBORN and RUSSIAN RICK had not raced since 2018, both horses underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and were passed fit to start.
The start of this race was initially delayed when THE BUMBLEBEE cast its near fore plate in the enclosure.
The start was further delayed when RUSSIAN RICK, which became fractious in the barriers and sustained a laceration to its near fore cannon, was declared a late scratching at 11.14am on veterinary advice. Trainer B. Sheppard was advised that the gelding will require a veterinary clearance prior to next racing.
WATCHMEN – Began awkwardly.
ACCEPTILE – Slow to muster early speed.
FAIR FELLA – Laid in in the early stages.
DENMAN QUALITY – Steadied from heels near the 650m.
Race 2: GROVE JUICE BENCHMARK 60 H’CAP – 800M
CANDESCENCE – Slightly slow to begin, and then tightened for room shortly after the start and lost ground.
SPECIAL CASE – Laid out in the early stages. Hung in under pressure in the home straight.
ALLENA – Began awkwardly and was then tightened for room shortly after the start and lost ground. Disappointed for a run when runners to either side shifted ground marginally approaching the 100m.
MAHA MUSTANG – Tightened for room on jumping and again shortly after the start and, as a result, lost ground.
TOUJOURS L’AMOUR – Steadied to avoid heels near the 600m.
BLACK JAGUAR – Stewards permitted jockey L. Tilley to ride the mare 0.5kg over its allotted weight. On return to scale, jockey L. Tilley reported that, in his opinion, his mount held its breath throughout the race.
Race 3: WARWICK AUTOMOTIVE CLASS 2 PLATE – 1200M
The start of this race was delayed when CONQUER MEE, which refused to load, was declared a late scratching by Stewards at 12.19pm. Trainer R. Davidson was advised that the gelding will require a barrier certificate prior to next racing.
JACK’S IMAGE – Tightened for room shortly after the start and lost ground.
WAIT A MINUTE – Overraced for a short distance leaving the 800m. Laid in in the home straight.
RUBY RUSH – Began awkwardly. On return to scale, jockey H. Phillips reported that she had sustained a minor injury to her right wrist at the conclusion of the race. Jockey Phillips was assessed by Queensland Ambulance Officers and cleared to fulfil her remaining engagements.
SIZZLING SUN – Began awkwardly.
DO IT – Slow to begin.
Race 4: BILL & MARGARET HOIBERG MEMORIAL CLASS 2 PLATE – 1200M
HARRY’S STAR – Began awkwardly.
OAKFIELD GERONIMO – Began awkwardly and made contact with the inside barrier partition.
ULTIMATE POWER – Raced ungenerously with its head in the air leaving the 1100m. Raced in restricted room over the concluding stages.
UNO AMOR – Held up for clear running for a short distance approaching the 150m. When questioned by Stewards in relation to the seemingly disappointing performance, jockey L. Tilley advised that, in his opinion, the mare did not handle the conditions today and was inclined to hang out throughout. Stewards noted the explanation.
JOLEN JOLEN – Raced wide without cover in the middle stages.
SIZZLING POWER – Shifted out in the home straight.
THIRD MARTINI – Began awkwardly.
Race 5: ERGON ENERGY CLASS 5 H’CAP – 1200M
JEMADAR – Began awkwardly and tightened runners to its outside.
FEW TOO MANY – Began awkwardly, and made contact with the inside barrier partition.
ROTHMAN – Tightened for room shortly after the start. Laid in in the home straight.
QUICK KETCH – Began awkwardly. Tightened for room shortly after the start and lost ground.
BRIS VEGAS – Began awkwardly.
Race 6: CARR FARMING BENCHMARK 62 H’CAP – 1500M
YABA DABL DOYA – Overraced in the middle stages.
MALFOY – Slow to begin.
FLAUNT – Slow to begin.
DOMINANT WITNESS – Disappointed for a run rounding the home turn. Held up for clear running in the early stages of the home straight, and again near the 150m.
MAQUEREAU – Declared a late scratching at 8.50am for veterinary reasons. Trainer B. Ahrens was advised that the gelding will require a veterinary clearance prior to next racing.
BONSEA – Raced in restricted room for a short distance leaving the 850m when MALFOY shifted in marginally forcing BONSEA in onto FLAUNT.
Stewards inquired into an incident at the 800m in which BONSEA and FLAUNT were both tightened for room and lost ground. Stewards found that near the 800m YABA DABL DOYA, which was racing keenly, was forced to shift out from heels which in turn placed pressure on the runners to its outside. Stewards also found that at that same point MALFOY, which was racing to the outside of BONSEA shifted in and placed the runners to its inside in restricted room. As Stewards were unable to attribute the interference to the actions of any one rider, they deemed it a racing incident and took the matter no further.
Race 7: ELDERS REAL ESTATE WARWICK MAIDEN PLATE – 800M
COALBANK CAVALRY – Began awkwardly and made contact with another runner on jumping.
REG ‘N’ KATH – Bumped at the start.
BETTER IN THAN OUT – Hung out rounding the home turn. Laid out under pressure in the home straight and proved difficult to ride out.
MISS HISSYFIT – Stewards permitted Apprentice N. Fazackerley to claim only 0.5kg of his 1.5kg allowance which is 0.5kg over his riding weight. On return to scale, Apprentice N. Fazackerley reported that the filly did not feel entirely comfortably in its action during the event. A post-race veterinary examination of the filly revealed no apparent abnormalities.
MAIL TRAIN MAID – Began awkwardly and made contact with the outside barrier partition. Steadied from heels for a short distance and had to be restrained leaving the 500m.
PARANOIA – Shifted out under pressure in the home straight.
DIAL – Bumped shortly after the start and lost ground.
Race 8: COACHMAN’S INN / RUPERT’S BAR & GRILL WARWICK QTIS 3YO MAIDEN H’CAP – 1350M
The start of this race was delayed when CREDIBLE, which became fractious and reared in the barriers, was removed, examined by the veterinary surgeon and passed fit to start.
CREDIBLE – Steadied when placed in restricted room when runners either side shifted marginally approaching the 400m.
LIVE MUSIC – Tightened for room shortly after the start and lost ground.
DREAMACE – Raced 3 wide without cover in the early and middle stages.
SPOOLING – Began awkwardly. Apprentice L. Dillon was fined $200 for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m.
ROCK PAPER SIZZLE – Jumped in the air at the start and lost ground. Raced wide without cover in the early stages before obtaining the leading position near the 800m.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
P. Hamilton – inappropriate standard of dress – AR. 115(1)(a)
Race 8. App. L. Dillon – $200 – excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m – AR. 132(7)(a)(ii)
A. Fancourt – ill – medical clearance req’d.
App. E. MacPherson – injured – medical clearance req’d.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
All winners, Flaunt, Moon Boom
Race 1. RUSSIAN RICK – late scratching at barriers; laceration to near fore cannon – vet. clearance req’d – AR. 20(e)
Race 3. CONQUER MEE – refused to load; late scratching – barrier cert. req’d – AR. 20(e)
Race 6. MAQUEREAU – late scratching; veterinary reasons – vet. clearance req’d – AR. 20(e)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 2. ALLENA - App. Minonette Kennedy
Race 3. STARCASTER - Brooke Ainsworth
SIZZLING SUN - App. Nathan Fazackerley
HEEBEE RIGHT MATE - Gary Geran
Race 4. SIZZLING POWER - Anthony Allen
THIRD MARTINI - Hannah Richardson
Race 6. TYCOON PLAYER - Jason Taylor
RATHER SALUBRIOUS - Leeanne McCoy
Race 7. DIAL - App. Minonette Kennedy
Race 8. PERSIAN KING - App. Nathan Fazackerley
ATOMIC BOMB - Jarrod Woodhouse
ROCK PAPER SIZZLE - App. Alex Patis
Race 1. RUSSIAN RICK – 11.14am – barriers; veterinary reasons
Race 3. CONQUER MEE – 12.19pm – refused to load
Race 6. MAQUEREAU – 8.50am – veterinary reasons
Published subject to correction upon revision