QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
IPSWICH – WEDNESDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2021
WEATHER – Cloudy TRACK RATING – Soft 6, after Race 4 Soft 5 RAIL – True
PENETROMETER – 5.9
Chairman of Stewards – J Williamson
Stewards – P Zimmermann, R Hanson, K Daly
Clerk of Scales – T North
Judge – C Bamford, C Lincoln
Veterinarian – Dr M Lenz, Dr K Caldwell
Swab Attendants – J Pedofsky, K Kilpatrick
Starter – C Wallace
As R Maloney was ill and not riding at the meeting, riding changes were made as per the Race Day Summary sheet. R Maloney was advised he must obtain a medical clearance prior to his next race ride.
Apprentice K Wilson-Taylor was fined $100 under AR143(12)(c) for failing to produce his winning rides book when required to do so.
Race 1: THANKS BRETT FROM THE ITC Maiden Plate 800 metres
EDDIEGATO – Began awkwardly and lost ground.
MOSKOGEE – Slow to begin. Hung out rounding the home turn.
SGURR MOR – Bumped and forced wider on the track near the 500 metres.
DREAM CHANCE - Rider J Murphy reported that when attempting to obtain cover in the early stages he was obliged to restrain from heels which resulted in DREAM CHANCE racing keenly for a short distance.
COURTINGROCK – At request of the rider underwent a pre-race veterinary examination on arrival at the barriers. Subsequently declared a late scratching at 1:34 pm on veterinary advice when found to be lame in the near foreleg. On declaration of correct weight Stewards ordered all bets on COURTINGROCK be refunded in full and the following deductions to apply:
1st: PIANIST 17 cents win, 16 cents place
2nd: YES YUP YAY 17 cents place
3rd: EDDIEGATO 30 cents place
Trainer B Chessher was advised COURTINGROCK would require a veterinary clearance prior to its next race start.
YES YUP YAY – Trainer M Leitch advised that the filly had undergone corrective throat surgery subsequent to its most recent start Doomben on 8th July 2020. A public announcement was made to this effect.
Race 2: TAB VENUE MODE QTIS Two-Year-Old Handicap 800 metres
MISS MECCA – Initially slow to begin then tightened between runners and lost ground. Inclined to hang out for majority of the event.
STARTANTES – Jumped out at the start. Inclined to hang out for majority of the event. Had some difficulty securing clear running in the early stages of the home straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a laceration to the outside of the near foreleg.
TOP BIRD – Jumped in at the start.
BETTER THAN BAMS – When inclined to lay in near the 150 metres was steadied when inconvenienced by TOP BIRD which shifted out.
Race 3: CARLTON MID Maiden Handicap 1100 metres
TAVI PIN – Slow to begin. Raced extremely greenly throughout and took no competitive part in the event. When struck with the whip near the 600 metres shifted in abruptly resulting in rider M Cahill dropping his whip. Mr Brough, stable representative for B Laming, was advised TAVI PIN must officially trial prior to its next race start. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
FIRE IN THE HOLE – Near the 900 metres steadied when awkwardly placed at heels for a short distance.
AND OVER AGAIN – Improved onto heels near the 800 metres and became awkward and had to be steadied. Steadied when awkwardly placed at the heels of UZERLI over the concluding stages which shifted in when not fully clear. App S Tomlinson, rider of UZERLI, was reprimanded under AR131(a).
MACEDON FLYER – After being loaded into the barriers became fractious and made heavy contact, was removed, examined by veterinary surgeon and subsequently declared a late scratching at 2:47pm after blood was detected in its mouth. On declaration of correct weight Stewards ordered all bets on MACEDON FLYER with the following deductions to apply:
1st AND OVER AGAIN - 9 cents win, 6 cents place
2nd UZERLI – 9 cents place
3rd CROSBY ROAD – 20 cents place
Co-trainer B Guy was advised MACEDON FLYER would require a further barrier certificate prior to its next race start.
UZERLI – Fractious after being loaded into the barriers, was removed, examined by veterinary surgeon and cleared to start.
EL RANCHOS – Blundered on jumping.
JUST LIKE RULER – Began awkwardly and lost ground.
Race 4: SIRROMET QTIS Three-Year-Old Maiden Plate 1666 metres
Following the running of this event the track was upgraded to a Soft 5.
BRAZEN BRECCIA – Stewards inquired with M Rodd, rider of BRAZEN BRECCIA, as to whether an opportunity existed at a point near the 1000 metres, when challenged for the lead by VOIGHT, to restrain his mount to obtain cover. He stated at that point of the race his mount was travelling comfortably and as it is a big horse that wears a tongue tie he was concerned BRAZEN BRECCIA may not continue to travel if overly restrained. M Rodd further stated he did not wish to be caught behind VOIGHT which, in his opinion, was not a strong chance in the race adding that the tempo at that stage of the race was not significant. Stewards considered the sectional times of the event and accepted the explanation of M Rodd.
GINJA – From the wide barrier restrained at the start to a rearward position closer to the rails.
LOCKHEED LIGHTNING – Saddle was readjusted on arrival behind the barriers. Rider M Wishart reported the gelding felt awkward in its action on pulling up. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
RAYSAND ROCKET – Held up approaching the home turn.
VOIGHT – Over-raced in the early stages when caught three wide before progressing forward to race outside the leader near the 900 metres.
MARLEEDOONE – Rider S Thornton stated it had been her intention to race closer to the lead however had difficulty maintaining a forward position and therefore elected to allow CARTIAR to shift in at the 1300 metres and follow that runner. She further stated from the 900 metres she niggled her mount to hold its position before applying the whip from the 600 metres, adding that in her opinion MARLEEDOONE would benefit from being sent for a spell. A veterinary examination of the filly revealed mild heat stress and lameness in the off foreleg. Co-trainer M Hoysted was advised the filly would require a veterinary clearance prior to resuming racing. Mr Hoysted indicated MARLEEDOONE would now be sent for a spell.
Race 5: SCHWEPPES Fillies and Mares Class 3 Handicap 1350 metres
IAMICAN – Rider M Du Plessis reported the mare was inclined to hang out from the 600 metres.
LOVE YERS ALL – Rider T Wilson-Taylor reported the mare was inclined to hang out for majority of the event.
BECANDLENI – Slow to begin.
LADY RINGO – Slow to begin. When racing three wide without cover near the 1000 metres was ridden forward to race outside the leader approaching the 800 metres.
ALLARES – Attempted to buck when leaving the saddling enclosure and moving onto the track. Stable representative for M Dunn was advised a warning would be placed on the mare’s pre-race manners.
Race 6: CARPET COURT IPSWICH Colts, Geldings and Entires Class 3 Handicap 1350 metres
DESERT KNIGHT – Rider K Wilson-Taylor reported the horse hung out throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer representative for G Heinrich was advised DESERT KNIGHT must trial prior to its next race start.
LIABILITY – Began very awkwardly and lost ground.
WONDER IF – Trainer D Lane advised following today’s disappointing performance the horse would be leaving his stable. Mr Lane was further advised that WONDER IF must trial prior to its next race start.
Race 7: GRANDVIEW STUD BM65 Handicap 1666 metres
READY'S GIRL – Jumped out at the start.
BUZZER BEATER – Over-raced in the early stages. Held up from the 400 metres until leaving the 200 metres.
CALL ME LEGEND – Bumped on jumping and lost ground. Shifted wider to improve from the 1000 metres and raced three wide without cover from that point. When asked to comment on the seemingly improved performance trainer K Hickmpott indicated that the horse had performed well and was unlucky when disappointed for a run over the concluding stages at its most recent start. He added that today and at its last start, CALL ME LEGEND had raced in tips in front which he believed had corrected a minor issue with the horses’ action which was causing it to speedy cut behind. He had therefore expected a forward showing at today’s meeting.
SAYS WHO – Slow to begin.
DEBONAIR DES – On arrival at the barriers underwent a veterinary examination and subsequently withdrawn at 5:03pm after found to be sore in the near foreleg. On declaration of correct weight Stewards ordered all bets on DEBONAIR DES to be refunded with deductions the following deductions to apply:
1st CALL ME LEGEND - 0 cents win, 3 cents place
2nd CONSULAR - 2 cents place
Trainer D Lane was advised DEBONAIR DES would require a veterinary clearance prior to its next race start.
Race 8: HAPPY RETIREMENT BRETT BM62 Handicap 1200 metres
SUPERSONIC BOOM – Raced three wide with cover for majority of the event. Rider M Rodd reported the horse was making an abnormal respiratory noise during the event. Trainer R Lipp advised it was now his intention to retire SUPERSONIC BOOM from racing.
OUR ROCKY – Raced three wide without cover for majority of the event. Laid out rounding the home turn.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 3: App S Tomlinson – careless riding – AR13(a)
Race 2: App K Wilson-Taylor – fail to produce winning rides book - $100 – AR143(12)(c)
Jky R Maloney – ill – medical cert required
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
IRONSTONE GAL, FIRE IN THEW HOLE, BRAZEN BRECCIA, LOVE YERS ALL, SILVERBROOK LAD, AXE.
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners plus YES YUP YAH, STARTANTES, UZERLI, BRAZEN BRECCIA, EMMA’S JET, CONSULAR, CAPTIVATED.
Race 1: COURTINGROCK – Lame near foreleg – Vet Cert AR 20(e)
Race 3: MACEDON FLYER – Blood in mouth after fractious in barriers– Vet Cert AR20(e)
Race 3: TAVI PIN – Poor performance – trial AR20(e)
Race 5: ALLARES – Attempted to buck moving onto the track – warning only AR20(e)
Race 6: WONDER IF – Poor performance – trial AR20(e)
Race 6: DESERT KNIGHT – Hung out throughout – trial AR20(e)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 3: DUBAI DREAMING – S Thornton
Race 4: BRAZEN BRECCIA - M Rodd
Race 1: COURTINGROCK – 1:34pm - Vets lame near foreleg
Race 3: MACEDON FLYER – 2:47pm - Vets blood in mouth after fractious in barriers
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.