QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
SUNSHINE COAST TURF CLUB
SUNSHINE COAST – SUNDAY, 18th APRIL 2021
WEATHER – Fine TRACK RATING – Soft 5 RAIL – + 5 metres
PENETROMETER – 6.6
Chairman of Stewards – P Zimmermann
Stewards – T Hudson, A Schofield, K Daly
Clerk of Scales – C Fedrick
Judge – P Chilton
Veterinarian – Dr S McGinnis
Swab Attendants – J Crompton, J Pedofsky
Starter – R Hanson
As J Huxtable was not riding due to acceptable reasons, riding changes were made as per the Race-day Summary sheet.
Race 1: CANADIAN CLUB QTIS Two-Year-Old Class 1 Handicap
APPLE TART – Began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped SPIRIT MEISTER. When asked to comment, rider R Maloney stated the filly raced keenly in the early and middle stages and in his opinion is better suited to races over a shorter distance than that of today. A post-race sample was taken from APPLE TART.
SPIRIT MEISTER – Bumped on jumping. Raced keenly in the middle stages.
Race 2: MAKERS MARK Maiden Plate 1000 metres
TYCOON CRUISER – Jumped out at the start and bumped KNOCKKNEE.
WITH EDGE – Raced very keenly in the early stages and approaching the 700 metres became awkwardly placed at the heels of RELIABLE RUBY which shifted in. M McGillivray, rider of RELIABLE RUBY, was advised to exercise greater care. A short distance later, when over-racing, shifted wider on the track.
ZEPHYR CRUISER – Near the 600 metres steadied from the heels of WITH EDGE. When asked to comment on his riding over the final 200 metres, B El Issa stated he was of the view that the gelding resented the whip and was inclined to bound and then changed strides on a number of occasions approaching the finish line and therefore elected to ride hands and heels over the concluding stages. Stewards noted the explanation of B El Issa.
KNOCKKNEE – Bumped at the start.
RELIABLE RUBY (NZ) – After breaking away from the lead pony in the saddling enclosure, underwent a veterinary examination on arrival at the barriers and cleared to start. Began awkwardly. Rider M McGillivray reported his saddle shifted back during the event placing him at some disadvantage. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a minor laceration to the near hind fetlock.
Race 3: JIM BEAM WHITE QTIS Three-Year-Old Colts and Geldings
Maiden Handicap 1000 metres
KEETA – Raced four wide without cover throughout.
SURFIE BOY – Slow to begin. Leaving the 800 metres commenced to race very keenly and despite the efforts of its rider shifted out near the 600 metres crowding PAPERCLIP which had to be steadied.
THAT'LLDOTOO – Steadied from the heels of SURFIE BOY near the 400 metres when that runner shifted out to improve.
GAVE US UP – Raced three wide with cover throughout.
INALOO – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
LUCKY ENUFF – Slow to begin. Momentarily steadied from the heels of the tiring YOU CHOOSE near the 150 metres, then obliged to shift to the inside to obtain clear running a short distance later.
PAPERCLIP – Began awkwardly. Crowded for room and had to be steadied near the 600 metres. Raced greenly and laid in rounding the home turn.
Race 4: JIM BEAM BLACK QTIS Three-Year-Old Fillies Maiden Handicap 1000 metres
HOPEFUL DREAM – Rider B Thompson reported the filly felt awkward in its action in the home straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed poor post-race recovery.
KAZZA'S JET – Fractious after being loaded into the barriers. Bounded in the air as the start was effected and lost ground.
FIFTY FOUR SQUARES – Slow to begin. Steadied from heels near the 500 meters. Held up for a short distance rounding the home turn. Inclined to lay in under pressure in the home straight.
GOD'S ANGEL – On returning to the enclosure the filly blundered, dislodging rider M Kennedy. A post-race veterinary examination revealed shin soreness in both front legs. Trainer L Wanless advised GOD’S ANGEL would now be spelled. Apprentice M Kennedy was examined by club doctor and cleared to fulfill her remaining engagements.
KEEN AS A BEAN – Began awkwardly. Raced three wide without cover throughout.
ROSEAMI – Raced three wide with cover throughout.
Race 5: GRINDERS COFFEE OPEN Handicap 1200 metres
The start was delayed when MOONSHINE LADY proved difficult to load.
THE AVENGER – Bumped heavily on jumping.
BOLD WARRIOR – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
MOONSHINE LADY – Difficult to load. Trainer J Johnson was advised a warning would be placed on the mare’s barrier manners. Shifted out abruptly at the start bumping heavily with THE AVENGER.
MASLOW – On arrival behind the barriers the saddle on the gelding was readjusted.
Race 6: ROKU GIN Class 1 Handicap 1200 metres
THE DIAMOND – Raced three wide without cover for majority of the event.
JOY TOO ALL – Over-raced in the early and middle stages.
ARRIVERDERCI ROMA – Over-raced in the early and middle stages.
CLEAR THE BILL – Over-raced in the early stages.
MISS TWENTY TWO – Steadied from the heels of CLEAR THE BILL near 300 metres when that runner shifted out to improve.
RENOUF – Slow to begin. Over-raced in the early and middle stages. Had difficulty obtaining clear running rounding the home turn.
Race 7: CASCADE ADULT BEVERAGES BENCHMARK 65 Handicap
SNIPPETSPEED – Lost off fore plate in running.
KING DINISTY – Poor performance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow post-race recovery and a small abrasion to its near fore bumper.
WARSET (NZ) – Over-raced in the middle stages. When asked to comment on the apparent improved performance, trainer P Duncan advised Stewards he had been disappointed in the geldings most recent starts, however after a freshen up and a pleasing recent jump-out, he was confident of a forward showing today. Stewards noted his explanation.
MONEY SHOT – Slow to begin. Lost off fore plate in running.
YU LONG SHENG HUI – Raced three wide without cover for majority of the event.
LADY RINGO – Slow to begin.
LADY SNITCH – Buffeted on jumping and lost ground. Rider S Thornton was reprimanded under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for use of the whip on six occasions prior to the 100 metres, one more than permitted.
SINO DEFEAT – Raced three wide with cover for majority of the event.
Race 8: MOUNT FRANKLIN BENCHMARK 60 Handicap 1000 metres
The start of this event was delayed approximately 6 minutes due to the on-course veterinary surgeon attending to a horse which had competed earlier in the meeting. On arrival at the barriers SUPER FREAK underwent a veterinary examination and was subsequently found to be lame in the off hind leg and declared a late scratching at 5:28pm.
On declaration of correct weight Stewards ordered all bets on SUPER FREAK refunded in full and the following deductions to apply:
1st MISS DAIQUIRI – 5 cents win, 8 cents place
2nd HAMILTON HILL – 5 cents
3rd IDEA FROM HEAVEN - 7 cents
Trainer P Duff’s representative was advised SUPER FREAK would require a veterinary clearance prior to its next race start.
LET'S GO BOBBY – Slow to begin.
INTIMIDATING – Raced three wide with cover for majority of the event.
HEAVENLY ARCHER – Rider S Tomlinson was reprimanded under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for use of the whip on six occasions prior to the 100 metres, one more than permitted.
THREE PHASE – Began awkwardly. Raced three wide with cover for majority of the event.
MISS DAIQUIRI – Fractious after being loaded into the barriers. Rider K Cowan was fined $300 under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for use of the whip on seven occasions prior to the 100 metres, two more than permitted.
SPILLENIA – Raced three wide without cover for majority of the event.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 7: Jockey S Thornton – AR132(7)(a)(ii) – use of whip 6 times prior to 100 metres.
Race 8: App S Tomlinson – AR132(7)(a)(ii) – use of whip 6 times prior to 100 metres.
Race 4: Trainer N McCall – Late rider declaration FIFTY FOUR SQUARES - $100 – LR67
Race 8: App K Cowan – AR132(7)(a)(ii) – use of whip 7 times prior to 100 metres - $300
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
SPIRIT MEISTER, ZEPHYR CRUISER, ORDESA, MOONSHINE LADY, MASLOW, SNIPPETSPEED, MONEY SHOT, VALLEY OF DREAMS,
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners plus APPLE TART, GLITTER STRIP, HAMILTON HILL, VALLEY OF DREAMS
Race 4: GOD’S ANGEL – Shin sore both front legs – Vet cert prior to next race start. AR20(e).
Race 8: SUPER FREAK – Lame off hind leg – Vets cert required AR(20).
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 4 – FIFTY FOUR SQUARES – S Thornton
SUPER FREAK – vets advice 5:28pm
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.