QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
IPSWICH TURF CLUB – TUESDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2021
WEATHER – FINE
TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – +9.5M
PENETROMETER – 5.2
Chairman of Stewards – T Hudson
Stewards – D Aurisch, M King & R Hitchener
Clerk of Scales – K Daly
Judge – M Lincoln & C Bamford
Veterinarian – Dr G Cavanagh
Swab Attendants – A Challen & J Crompton
Starter – C Wallace
SUNSHINE COAST – 17TH OCTOBER 2021 – LAMBERT LOCATIONS CLASS 2 HANDICAP – 1800M
RADICAL SPIRIT – Trainer S Kendrick advised Stewards that although RADICAL SPIRIT had pulled up well since its disappointing performance, connections are now considering the immediate racing future of RADICAL SPIRIT.
EAGLE FARM– 16TH OCTOBER 2021 – SPRINGSOCIAL.COM.AU CLASS 6 HANDICAP – 1400M
MERSEYSIDE – Co-trainer Mr M Hoysted contacted Stewards to clarify the circumstances regarding MERSEYSIDE. After it’s disappointing performance at Eagle Farm it underwent a veterinary examination which showed no abnormalities. During the examination the mare displayed a single cough, and Mr Hoysted indicated he would get the mare to undergo an endoscopic examination at his own request as a precaution. The examination has since showed no abnormalities and MERSEYSIDE will now continue its preparation.
Due to current COVID restrictions, the following weight variances were permitted;
Race 6. PRINCESS FLAGRANT – A Mallyon - +0.5kg
Race 1: #THISISACONVERSATION RACEDAY 27 OCTOBER QTIS 3YO BM 62 HCP – 1350M
THATFEELSBETTER- Jockey B Nothdurft reported the gelding had a tendency to race greenly during the event. Approaching the finish line clipped heels and blundered almost resulting in its rider being dislodged. At a subsequent inquiry, Jockey B Pengelly the rider of BLUE JACKET pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the terms of AR131(a) in that he permitted his mount to shift in under hard riding at the point resulting in THATFEELSBETTER clipping heels and blundering and MISHANI OPERATOR which was racing to the inside being tightened for room and losing its rightful running. Jockey Pengelly’s license to ride in race was suspended for a period of 16 days commencing midnight 29th October 2021 and to expire at midnight 14th November 2021.
WHY WE DRINK-Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.
MISHANI OPERATOR– Raced keenly in the early stages. Held up approaching and rounding the home turn. Raced in restricted room near the 100m when attempting to secure a narrow run to the inside of MONDAY MONDAY. Approaching the finish line was checked when tightened for room.
MONDAY MONDAY– Laid out rounding the home turn. Approaching the 100m whilst laying in was bumped on the hindquarters and became unbalanced. A short distance later was checked when tightened for room. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have sustained a laceration to the near fore leg.
Race 2: ITCMENTALHEALTHMONTH MDN HCP – 1350M
IRON SAINT-Began awkwardly.
JEWEL FLIGHT (NZ)-Laid out rounding the home turn.
THE VIRUS– Began awkwardly.
THINK GLORY-Raced ungenerously whilst being restrained in the early stages. As a result of being caught wide, was allowed to stride forward by its rider to obtain a position outside the leader near the 800m.
HERTZKA– Stood flat footed at the start and lost ground.
AHEAD– Steadied from heels near the 700m.
REAL TIDY– Began awkwardly.
BLAZING FAIRY-Slow to begin.
SPRIGGER-Over-raced during the middle stages.
Race 3: FERTPRO C2 HCP – 800M
INTIMATE TYCOON-Slow to begin.
TROPICS– Raced wide without cover throughout.
DELUSIONAL- Both trainer L. Mayfield-Smith and App. J Lloyd expressed disappointment in the performance of the mare which they advised would be better suited racing on tracks with more give in it than today’s surface. A post-race veterinary examination of the mare failed to reveal any abnormalities.
Race 4: SURREAL SIGNS F&M 0-65 HCP – 1350M
EXTREME JEWEL- Slow to begin.
VITAL SOURCE- Slow to begin. Jockey L Cassidy was fined $300 for using his whip on more than 5 occasions prior to the 100m.
WILLINGA PANACHE- Began awkwardly resulting in Jockey Orman making heavy contact with the barrier partition and being dislodged. Following the event, Jockey Orman was examined by the QAS officials and stood down from his remaining engagements. Jockey Orman was advised he will be required to obtain a medical clearance prior to next riding. Rider replacements were made as per the Stewards summary.
PURE INDULGENCE-Laid out under pressure in the home straight.
Race 5: ICARE SUPPORT SERVICES C4 PLT - 1705M
OUR REBEL -Bumped on jumping. Laid out rounding the home turn. Trainer D McColm and App. J Lloyd both reported that the gelding appeared to race dour in today’s event and at this stage of its preparation may be looking for races over a greater distance then that of today’s event. A routine swab sample was taken from the gelding.
SMOKEY DIAMOND- Disappointed when attempting a narrow for a run approaching the 200m and was checked. App. A Thompson was reminded of his obligation to ensure there is safe racing room when attempting narrow runs in the future.
DIVINE ELEVEN- Raced ungenerously whilst being restrained in the early stages. After shifting wider to improve near the 700m, commenced to lay out for a considerable distance.
SPURIOUS-Slow to begin.
BIZOU- Bumped on the hindquarters on jumping. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.
Race 6: BASE METAL FABRICATION C3 HCP – 1100M
DALTORO- Hung in badly in the early stages and then continued to hang in for the majority of the event. Trainer’s representative for Trainer K Lees was advised the gelding would be required to officially trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to next racing.
MARRIED TO THE MOB- App. K Wilson-Taylor reported that the gelding raced flat today and, in his opinion, may have come to the end of its current preparation. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Trainer M Eggleston reported he would now consider sending the gelding for a spell.
VAPORIZING- Tightened for room at the start.
CLAIRVUIE STAR- Steadied from heels for a considerable distance whilst racing keenly near the 800m.
RED RUBI- Slow to begin. When questioned in relation to the performance of the mare which drifted noticeably in betting, jockey S Thornton stated that after the mare began only fairly, she elected to ride toward the rear of the field during the event. She added that the mare only travelled reasonably during the middle stages and approaching the home turn hit a flat spot and failed to immediately quicken as she had of hoped. Jockey Thornton however added that upon straightening the mare commenced to run on well despite hanging in slightly and as such was satisfied with its performance. Stewards noted the explanation.
GO DEEP- Slow to begin. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
HALLOWED DREAMS- Began awkwardly. Momentarily steadied when awkwardly placed to the inside of GO DEEP which had a tendency to lay in over the final 50m.
Race 7: HAPPY RETIREMENT CELTIC TIGER CGE 0-65 HCP – 1350M
SMART STAR PRINCE- Declared a late scratching by order of the Stewards acting on Veterinary advice at 5:12pm after becoming fractious in the barriers. Upon the declaration of correct weight, Stewards ordered that all monies invested on SMART STAR PRINCE be refunded with the following deductions to apply on successful bets placed prior to 5:12pm-
1st- 54 cents the win, 31 cents the place
2nd- 32 cents the place
3rd- 32 cents the place
Trainer D Vandyke was advised he would be required to obtain a further barrier certificate and a veterinary Certificate for the gelding prior to it next racing.
EMERGENT- Hung out for the majority. Trainer C Anderson advised that in light of the poor performance it is now the intention to retire the gelding. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
TO LOVE SOMEOBODY- Trainer P Nolan Jr advised it was the intention to ride the gelding further forward if circumstances permit. Subsequently settled in a mid-field position. Raced wide with cover for the majority.
RIVER ROCKET- Bumped on jumping. Raced 3 wide without cover for the majority.
MISHANI CONMAN- Slow to begin. Over raced in the early and middle stages.
DANISH FORTUNE- Began awkwardly. Raced keenly in the early stages.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 4- Larry Cassidy- Use of whip 5 times prior to the 100m, 1 more than permitted - $300 - AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 1- Brad Pengelly - Careless Riding - AR131(a) - 16 days. To commence m/night 29th October 2021 and to expire at M/night 14th November 2021.
Race day injuries/illness
Race 4- James Orman- Medical required.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
BLUE JACKET, WHY WE DRINK, KITTYKITTYBANGBANG, DELUSIONAL, BLACKLOG (NZ), DALTORO
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners, EXTREME JEWEL, OUR REBEL and VAPORIZING.
Race 6- DALTORO- Hung in. Official barrier trial required – AR20(e).
Race 7- SMART STAR PRINCE- Fractious in barriers. Vet certificate and barrier certificate required – AR20(e).
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 5- DIVINE ELEVEN- R Maloney.
Race 6- CLAIRVUE STAR- M Du Plessis.
Race 7- ATOMIC BOMB- R Fradd.
Race 7- EMERGENT- J Byrne.
Race 7- SMART STAR PRINCE- 5:12pm- Vets advice.
The matters contained within 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.