QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
BURDEKIN TURF CLUB
HOME HILL – SATURDAY 15th January 2022
WEATHER – Fine TRACK RATING – Firm 2 RAIL – In True Position
Chairman of Stewards – P Lane
Steward – P Warren
Clerk of Scales – Stewards
Judge – T Davies
Veterinarian/Sample Collection Officer – D Viero
Starter – D Bannnister
The following overweights were permitted by Stewards:
Race 1. G Kliese +1kg
Race 4. C Spry +0.5kg
Race 5. C Spry +2kg
G Kliese +1kg
Race 1: HAPPY NEW YEAR BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP 1460m
BRAVE MISSILE – Finished tailed off after racing in a prominent position in the early and middle stages. Lost near hind plate in running. A post-race Veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
AMUTHON – Shifted wider near the 700m to improve.
COMBATTANT DE RUE – The gelding, which raced at Townsville the previous day, underwent a pre-race Veterinary inspection and was passed fit to start.
MADONNA FALLS (NZ) – Raced wide from the 1100m.
Race 2: WELCOME BACK OPEN PLATE 1000m
FAB’S COWBOY – Jockey J Felix reported the gelding had never travelled comfortably on the tight circuit.
MORENO (NZ) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
OUR RECIPE – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
NIGHT ATTIRE (NZ) – Inclined to over-race in the early and middle stages.
Race 3: WE’RE OFF & RACING CLASS B HANDICAP 1000m
BORROMEO – Slowly into stride. Raced wide in the early and middle stages. A post-race Veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
FIVEACLOCKSOMWHERE – Slowly away after beginning very awkwardly. Inconvenienced near the 600m when racing in restricted room. A post-race Veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near foreleg. Trainer J Jackson was advised a Veterinary clearance is required prior to next race start.
MOLONGLE DRIFTER – Shifted out on jumping, inconveniencing a runner to its outside. Raced wide for the majority.
READY MISTER MUSIC – Inconvenienced when a runner to its inside shifted out passing the 100m.
CHATILLY – Hung out rounding the 800m turn.
MY BOY TICKETS – Shifted out under pressure passing the 100m. Jockey W D’Avila was advised to stop riding and straighten in similar circumstances.
GAMETIME – Slowly into stride after being inconvenienced on jumping.
CINDERELLA ROSE – Slowly into stride after being inconvenienced on jumping.
Stewards delayed declaration of Correct Weight in order to consider an objection lodged by Jockey R McMahion who rode 2nd placegetter FIVEACLOCKSOMWHERE against 1st placegetter MY BOY TICKETS (W D’Avila) alleging interference passing the 100m. After hearing submissions from connections of both horses and viewing the relevant footage, it was established that MY BOY TICKETS had commenced to shift out under riding passing the 100m and in doing so had encroached onto the running of FIVEACLOCKSOMWHERE which was forced off its line and lost momentum for a few strides. In consideration of the nose margin which separated the 2 runners at the winning post Stewards upheld Jockey McMahon’s objection and ordered the reversal of 1st and 2nd placings with the new placings being:
2nd MY BOY TICKETS
3rd READY MISTER MUSIC
4th CINDERELLA ROSE
Race 4: LET’S CHEER QTIS MAIDEN PLATE 1000m
KILKENNY JACK – Slowly into stide after being tightened between runners on jumping.
SIDINCT – The gelding, which was resuming after a lengthy absence from racing, underwent a pre-race Veterinary inspection and was passed fit to start. Slowly into stride. Was inconvenienced over the concluding stages by another runner which was shifting in under pressure.
SUNNY EKCELS – Over-raced in the early and middle stages. Laid in under pressure down the running. Raced wide for the majority.
MISHANI DUDE – Shifted in under pressure over the concluding stages inconveniencing a runner following. Jockey W D’Avila was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
EMMA ROCKET – Lost the off fore and near hind plates in running.
FINAL CRIME – Restrained off heels near the 300m.
Race 5: HAPPY TIMES BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP 1180m
SOUND OF SLEAT – Slowly into stride after being tightened between runners on jumping.
ACADEMY HILL – Slowly into stride.
HAVANNAH SUNSET – Raced wide from the 700m.
CHEEKY REWARD – Raced wide for the majority.
SILENTUS – Tightened between runners on jumping.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners and MY BOY TICKETS
Race 3. FIVEACLOCKSOMWHERE. Lame near fore. Vet clearance prior to next start.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 3. READY MISTER MUSIC was ridden by Denicious Smith.
Race 5. CHEEKY REWARD was ridden by C Spry.
SILENTUS was ridden by G Kliese.
Race 3. SMITHY’S HAMMER. Withdrawn by order of Stewards at 12pm. No rider available.
The matters contained in this Stewards report may be subject to an internal or external review. The outcome of any internal review is published on the Commission’s website immediately after the release of the internal review decision to the Applicant. External reviews are managed by QCAT, and are not published on the Commission’s website.
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.