QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
GOLD COAST TURF CLUB
AQUIS PARK GOLD COAST – SATURDAY 26 JUNE 2021
WEATHER – Showery TRACK RATING – Soft 5, Soft 6 after race two, Soft 7 after five RAIL – True
PENETROMETER – 4.85
Chairman of Stewards – P Zimmermann
Stewards – K Daly, P Kennedy, M Winwood
Clerk of Scales – P Reardon
Judge – S McMahon, G Anderson
Veterinarian – Dr G Baldwin
Swab Attendants – K Kilpatrick, L Chaplin
Starter – S Andrews, K Watson
Race 1: UP TO THE KNUCKLES Maiden Plate 2200 metres
CAPTAIN RIDDLE – After arriving late on course, due to transport difficulties, CAPTIAN RIDDLE underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was cleared to start. Steadied from heels near the 1400m.
EIGHTYTHREE BRICKS – Began awkwardly, then bumped. In the home straight laid in. B Ainsworth was fined $300 pursuant to AR132(7)(a)(ii) for use of the whip on seven occasions prior to 100m, two more than permitted.
BRETON – Raced ungenerously near the 1700m.
FRENCH WHISPER – Raced three wide until reaching the lead near the 1500m. Underwent a post-race veterinary examination at the request of its rider which failed to find any apparent abnormalities.
ROYAL SKY – Bumped several times near the 1800 when laying in. When asked to comment regarding the colt’s performance rider N Callow stated that it was very disappointing after traveling in a forward position. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any apparent abnormalities and the colt was sent to be swabbed .
CHLOE JADE – Bumped on a number of occasions with ROYAL SKY approaching the 1800m. Shortly there-after eased when racing in restricted room.
FORCE ME (NZ) – Began awkwardly then bumped. Rider reported that the saddle shifted in the early in the event. Raced three wide early. Elected to improve three wide passing the 1100m.
Race 2: SALUTE TO KERRY EDWARDS QTIS Three-Year-Old Fillies
Maiden Plate 1200 metre
BOOMATIER – Bumped on jumping.
CHILLI PILLS – Raced 4 wide for majority.
DECEMBER DIAMOND – Bumped on jumping. Raced three wide throughout.
LOUVRE LIL – Bumped on jumping and became unbalanced.
OCEANIA PRINCESS – Slow to being. Following the running of this race S Tomlinson reported feeling ill, assessed by QAS and was cleared to fulfill his engagements.
SCISSORHANDS – Bumped on jumping.
TANGO TINO – Bumped on jumping. Raced 3 wide with cover throughout. Rider R Bishop was reprimanded pursuant to AR132(7)(a)(ii) for use of the whip on seven occasions prior to 100m, two more than permitted.
Following the running of this race the track was downgraded to a Soft 6.
Race 3: FOXSAT GPS TELEMATICS QTIS Three-Year-Old Colts and
Geldings Maiden Plate 1200 metres
AVENUE OF STARS – Began awkwardly. Passing the 300m disappointed for a run to the outside of CHILLIWACK.
BUSTED KUSTED – Slow to begin.
FOCUS – Raced wide throughout. Rider J Byliss was fined $400 pursuant to AR132(7)(a)(ii) for use of the whip on six occasions prior to 100m, one more than permitted.
MISHANI VANDAL – Following this race jockey S Tomlinson was stood down by QAS from his remaining engagements.
PLAN CEE – Began awkwardly. Raced keenly approaching the 800m then raced wide for the remainder.
Race 4: ASCOT LODGE RACING OPEN Handicap 1200 metres
MOUNT TABORA (USA) – Slow to begin.
FACTORY WARRIOR – Slow to begin.
Race 5: KOLLOSCHE BENCHMARK 65 Handicap 1800 metres
HEAD UP HIGH – G Colless was reprimanded pursuant to AR132(7)(a)(ii) for use of the whip on six occasions prior to 100m, one more than permitted.
NUBE VIAJERA – Began awkwardly.
SKAGERAK (NZ) – Jockey M McGillivray reported his mount laid out in the home straight.
THE HOUSEMAN – Due to S Tomlinson being ill he was replaced by L Kilner. When asked to comment why she failed to maintain her position near the 1200m and lost ground L Kilner stated that in her opinion the gelding only travelled fairly in today’s track conditions and when pressured failed to respond, then disappointed for the remainder.
SKILLED ARTIST – Raced three wide before obtaining cover near the 1100m.
SWEET WILLIAM – Restrained from its wide barrier to the rear of the field.
Following the running of this race the track was downgraded to a Soft 7.
Race 6: POLYTRACK QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap 1400 metres
On returning to scale jockey N Callow, rider of the second-place getter ROGUE ROCKER, requested to view the patrol footage in order to consider an objection against first past the post GDANSK. Once reviewed jockey N Callow advised stewards that he wished to lodge a protest against the winner GDANSK for alleged interference from approximately the 280m to the finish line. Stewards, after considering the evidence from both riders and stable representatives, were of the view that whilst in the early part of the home straight both runner shifted ground and came together, at a point near the 200m GDANSK shifted out obliging N Callow to stop riding and correct his mount. Again, approaching the 100m N Callow was obliged to stop riding ROGUE ROCKER, when his mount was struck across its head as GDANSK continued to shift wider. Stewards, when considering the beaten margin of a half head and the interference suffered to ROGUE ROCKER, upheld the protest and declared the new numbers of 1, 5, 9, 3.
ROGUE ROCKER – Slow to begin.
PAREDO – Cast it’s near fore plate on route to the barriers and had to be reshod on arrival at the barrier.
LITTLE MISS PIXIE – Sow to begin.
GDANSK – Laid out significantly in the home straight.
SAFEEYA – Due to a track downgrade SAFEEYA was scratched at 2:08pm by Stewards at the request of trainer L Freedman.
BAUHINIA BEANS – Rounding the home turn jockey T Marshal reported that he became concerned with his mounts action and elected to ease the gelding out of the race. A post-race veterinary examination determined it was suffering a cardiac arrythmia. Trainer D Bougoure was advised that the gelding would be stood down from racing until a veterinary certificate including the results of an ECG are forwarded to Stewards. BAUHINIA BEANS is also required to trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to resuming.
NOKONDI – Pulled very hard early and raced three wide throughout. Jockey L Kilner reported that her mount didn’t handle the wet track conditions.
Race 7: COMMERCIAL KITCHEN COMPANY BENCHMARK 65 Handicap
DYNAMIC THINKER – Over raced in the early stages. Held up rounding the home turn then disappointed for a run to the outside of LEESIDE (NZ) leaving the 200m and was unable to be fully tested for the remained of the event.
BELLS APPROACHING – Buffeted between runners when RICH DEVIL laid out and READY FOR MAGIC was carried in slightly by DYNAMIC THINKER.
MAHUSSEY – Restrained from the wide gate.
RICH DEVIL – When asked to comment on the performance jockey J Guthmann- Chester stated that the gelding did not handle todays track conditions and noted that it was first up from a spell which may have contributed to its disappointing performance. Post-race veterinary examination could find no apparent abnormalities.
DIVINE DECADENCE – Due to a track downgrade DEVINE DECADENCE was scratched at 1:52pm by Stewards at the request of trainer H Paige.
READY FOR MAGIC – Due to rider S Tomlinson being ill he, was replaced by M Savva.
SVINDAL – Raced three wide throughout with cover.
LEESIDE (NZ) – Raced three wide throughout.
FEARLESS QUEEN – Slow to begin. Raced three wide throughout with cover.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 2 – R Bishop - use of the whip 7 times prior to 100m - AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 5 – G Colless - use of the whip 6 times prior to 100m - AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 1 – B Ainsworth - use of the whip 7 times prior to 100m - $300 - AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 3 – J Bayliss - use of the whip 6 times prior to 100m - $400 - AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race day injuries/illness
Sheridan Tomlinson – medical
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
R1 - ROYAL GEORGE
R1 - FRENCH WHISPER
R5 - ADELAID’S DIAMOND
R5 - SWEET WILLIAM
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners, ROYAL SKY, BOBLEE, MAHUSSEY, GDANSK, ADELAIDES DIAMOND
Race 6 - BAUHINIA BEANS – CA – Stood down ECG stood down Trial
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 5 - THE HOUSEMAN – Due to S Tomlinson being unable to fulfill engagements jockey was replaced with L Kilner.
Race 7 - READY FOR MAGIC – Due to S Tomlinson being unable to fulfill engagements jockey was replaced with M Savva
Race 6 – SAFEEYA – 2:08 – Due to track downgrade
Race 7 – DIVINE DECADENCE – 1:52 – Due to track downgrade
Published subject to correction upon revision