QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
TOWNSVILLE TURF CLUB
TOWNSVILLE – THURSDAY 22nd July 2021
WEATHER – Fine TRACK RATING – Good 4 RAIL – Out 6m from 1000m-W/Post; Out 2m the remainder
Chairman of Stewards – P Lane
Stewards – C Warren, D Griffiths, P Warren, D Lane
Clerk of Scales – K Dean
Judge – M Bates, J Carter
Veterinarian – Dr D Viero
Swab Attendants – M Braunberger
Starter – J Cullen
Townsville May 27, 2021
Race 6. SKY RACING OPEN HANDICAP 1000m
Stewards today inquired into the reason MOLONGLE MAGIC (D Smith) had to be restrained in the vicinity of the 100m. After hearing evidence from Jockey Smith and Jockey C Whiteley who rode FULL RECOGNITION, viewing patrol footage, and based on their own observations, Stewards established that approaching the 100m FULL RECOGNITION had improved to the outside of MOLONGLE MAGIC, when inclined to lay in under hard riding, resulting in crowding to that runner which had to be restrained. As Stewards were of the opinion Jockey Whiteley could have made a greater effort to straighten his mount sooner, he was severely reprimanded for careless riding under the provisions of AR131(a).
Stewards today inquired into the reason App K Swaffer was dislodged from her mount OUR ALICIA’S LANE, and MOLONGLE MAGIC was inconvenienced approximately 80m from the winning post. After hearing evidence from App Swaffer, in the presence of her master Mr T Rowe, and Jockeys B Pengelly (BEAU JET), C Whiteley (FULL RECOGNITION) and D Smith (MOLONGLE MAGIC), viewing patrol footage, and based on their own observations, Stewards issued a charge of careless riding under the provisions of AR131(a) against Jockey Pengelly. The specifics being that “passing the 100m, he permitted BEAU JET to shift out under hard riding onto the running of OUR ALICIA’S LANE (App K Swaffer) when insufficiently clear to do so, resulting in OUR ALICIA’S LANE blundering and dislodging App Swaffer. MOLONGLE MAGIC which was following was inconvenienced in attempting to avoid the fallen rider.”
Although Stewards did note that FULL RECOGNITION which had improved to the outside of OUR ALICIA’S LANE had been inclined to lay in under pressure prior to the incident, they were of the opinion that this had no bearing on the incident as OUR ALICIA’S LANE, as evidenced by patrol footage, both head-on and direct rear view, had maintained a true course once it had established a run to the outside of BEAU JET, and did not have its running dictated in any way by FULL RECOGNITION. Stewards were also mindful that Jockey Pengelly had complained of neck soreness at the scales immediately following the race, and at his request, was stood down after advising of his inability to fulfil his remaining engagement. After further viewing of the patrol footage, and considering the fervent vigour displayed by Jockey Pengelly over the concluding stages of the event, Stewards could not be satisfied that he was experiencing any physical impairment either prior to or following the incident.
Jockey Pengelly pleaded not guilty to the charge and was afforded the opportunity to make submissions in defence.
After considering Jockey Pengelly’s submissions, Stewards were satisfied that the charge could be sustained and he was found guilty. Jockey Pengelly’s licence to ride in ride in races was suspended for a period of 4 weeks to commence Sunday August 1st, 2021 up to and including Saturday August 28, 2021. In assessing penalty Stewards were considerate of Jockey Pengelly’s good record in relation to careless riding, however were extremely mindful of the degree of carelessness and interference in the incident, both of which were deemed to be in the high range.
Jockey Pengelly was advised of his right to refer the matter to the Internal Reviewer.
Due to Queensland Government Covid restrictions which limited jockey access to spas and saunas, Stewards permitted the following jockeys to ride +1/2kg on their respective mounts:
Race 2- Jockey B Pengelly. BOUDICA’S GIFT
Race 5- Jockey C Whiteley. LIVE THE MOMENT.
Race 6- Jockey N Day. ROTHMAN.
Race 7- Jockey C Whiteley. BOLD SPICE.
Jockey N Day. EIGHTFA.
Race 1: LADIES DAY SATURDAY JULY 31 MAIDEN HANDICAP 1200m
TOSCAVALE ROAD - As App E Cass was not riding due to illness Jockey D Smith was substituted as rider of the gelding when no other Apprentice was available. App Cass was advised she would require a medical clearance prior to race riding again. Bumped with another runner on jumping. Raced ungenerously in the early and middle stages, shifting in approaching the 1000m bumping with another runner. Hampered by another runner which shifted out passing the 200m.
RUN RAMPANT - Fractious in the barrier. Shifted out on jumping bumping with another runner. Performed disappointingly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have sustained an external head trauma which caused a bloody discharge to be expelled from the near-side nostril. Trainer L McCormack was advised a Veterinary clearance would be required prior to next race start and further that a warning would be placed on the gelding’s barrier manners.
DANGERFIELD - Began awkwardly and bumped with another runner on jumping.
ADDRESS UNKNOWN - Bumped with another runner on jumping. Inclined to over-race in the middle stages. Shifted out passing the 200m hampering another runner. Jockey C Whiteley was advised to exercise greater care in similar circumstances. Jockey C Whiteley advised that, in his opinion, the addition of the blinkers for todays event was detrimental to the filly as she was slowly away and inclined to over-race through the middle stages.
JUST CALL MY NAM E- Tightened between runners on jumping. A post-race Veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
DALBERGIA - Began awkwardly.
STUMPED - Underwent a pre-race Veterinary examination and was passed fit. When questioned regarding the seemingly improved performance Trainer A Coome advised that the gelding was having its first start for the stable, had been pleasing in its work and a forward showing was anticipated. Mr Coome advised the stable had supported the gelding modestly.
Race 2: CLUDEN PARK QTIS 2YO HANDICAP 1300m
LOCKDOWN LADY - Underwent a pre-race veterinary examination behind the barriers and was found to be lame in the off fore leg and subsequently, was declared a late scratching at 1:40pm. All monies invested on the filly were ordered to be refunded in full. Deductions applicable to bets placed on winner and placegetters prior to 1:40pm:
8 cents in the dollar for the win
18 cents in the dollar for the place of winner
12 cents in the dollar for 2nd place
11 cents in the dollar for 3rd place
Trainer’s Representative B Herne was advised the filly would require a veterinary clearance before being permitted to race again.
BOOMED - Bumped with another runner on jumping. Commenced to over-race approaching the 1000m having to be steadied off heels passing the 600m.
BOUDICA’S GIFT - Began awkwardly and shifted in bumping with another runner.
IT’S A PLOY- - Commenced to over-race for a short distance leaving the 1000m.
DESTROY THE STAR S- Slowly into stride. Raced wide from the 900m.
EPACLASS - Compounded in the home straight. Trainer’s Representative J Doolan was advised the gelding’s nominations at TAB venues would be refused until its country form had been proven.
Race 3: BROWN BROTHERS WEIGHT FOR AGE 1300m
WILLYGOOD - Slow to begin. Held up for clear running on entering the home straight until a point near the 200m when shifting wider.
GREY MISSILE - Restrained after improving onto heels passing the 600m.
FUNKY MUSIC - Inclined to lay in under pressure down the running.
DALON - Raced wide throughout.
Race 4: HYGAIN QTIS 3YO HANDICAP 1300m
MYSTERY’N’MAGIC - Slow to begin. Restrained approaching the 500m when racing in restricted room.
DEADLY DIVA - Bumped with another runner soon after jumping.
THE SILVER LADY - Bumped with another runner soon after jumping. Inclined to race ungenerously in the early stages. Raced wide from the 800m.
WATERWAY - Inclined to over-race in the middle stages.
ASK ME TOMORROW - Raced wide throughout.
ALI’S JAB - Inclined to lay in under pressure over the concluding stages. A post-race Veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Race 5: CARLTON & UNITED BREWERIES OPEN HANDICAP 1000m
BORELLA - Began awkwardly. Inclined to race ungenerously in the early stages.
BUXTON - When the Tongue Tie was dislodged and unable to be refitted behind the barriers permission was given for the gelding to race without that piece of gear. Raced wide the majority.
CLEO’S POET - Inclined to race ungenerously in the early and middle stages. Eased down over the concluding stages. On returning to the mounting yard was found to have bled from both nostrils in running. This being the 1st occasion, Trainer’s Representative K Walker was advised the gelding, under the provisions of AR79, would now incur a 3 month ban from racing and be subject to a 1000m gallop to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to again being permitted to start in a race.
Race 6: SKY RACING OPEN HANDICAP 1000m
FULL OF FIRE - Underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was passed fit to start. Bumped with another runner on jumping. Inclined to shift out under pressure down the running.
TEMPLE RUN - Began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped with another runner.
HIGHER REALM - Bumped with another runner on jumping.
BLAZING STEEL - Crowded between runners on jumping and again passing the 250m. Raced wide throughout.
BOLD TYPE - Bumped with another runner on jumping. Soon after jumping shifted out bumping with another runner. Momentarily restrained off heels passing the 400m.
PERFECT KNOWLEDGE - Bumped by another runner which shifted out soon after jumping, consequently shifted wider inconveniencing a further runner. Held up for clear running on entering the home straight until a point near the 200m when obliged to restrain and shift in. Raced wide throughout.
SIMPLY SPLASHING - Inconvenienced by another runner which shifted out soon after the start, consequently shifted wider inconveniencing another runner.
ROTHMAN - Inconvenienced by another runner which shifted out after being inconvenienced by further runner which shifted out soon after jumping. Inclined to lay in under pressure down the running hampering another runner passing the 250m. Jockey N Day was advised to exercise greater care in similar circumstances.
Race 7: TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY BM65 HANDICAP 1400m
ZOUVILLA - Bumped with another runner on jumping.
LIFETIME QUEST - Bumped with another runner on jumping.
STRIKE A BEAU - Inclined to race ungenerously in the early and middle stages.
OUR HOT DATE - Stood flat footed as the start was effected. Trainer M McGuire was advised the mare would be required to trial prior to again being permitted to start in a race.
NIAB - Raced wide throughout.
SOLDIERS - Raced wide throughout.
Race 8: GRAB YOUR TICKETS TO LADIES DAY BM60 HANDICAP 1200m
ELITE STANDARD - Underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was passed fit to start.
WANNA TWEET - Slow to begin. Obliged to steady off heels when the pace slackened approaching the 600m.
BANKSY STRIKES - Slow to begin.
GIORDANO - Obliged to steady off heels when the pace slackened approaching the 600m.
STOLEN DIAMONDS - Obliged to restrain off heels when the pace slackened approaching the 600m. App K Swaffer dropped her near-side rein passing the 250m placing her at a disadvantage for the remainder of the event.
KISS ME LATER - Inclined to over-race in the early stages and on heels in the middle stages.
BELLEVITA - Began awkwardly and bumped with another runner. Inclined to over-race in the early stages and was obliged to shift wider remaining wide for the remainder of the event.
BETTER THAN SILVER - Raced wide throughout.
ZABERFELDIE - Bumped with another runner on jumping. Raced wide throughout.
OPINIONS - Began awkwardly before being buffeted between runners.
THERESABEARINTHERE - Jockey S Sheargold, on returning to scale, advised that after beginning on terms with the field he elected to restrain and assume a trailing position closer to the inside running rail. Obliged to steady off heels and shift wider approaching the 1000m.
Stewards inquired into a protracted incident whereby OPINIONS (A Sewell) blundered passing the 500m. After taking evidence from the riders involved and viewing the patrol footage it was ascertained that passing the 600m KISS ME LATER (G Kliese) and GIORDANO (C Whiteley) were obliged to steady off heels when the pace slackened, further resulting in KISS ME LATER being obliged to shift out tightening POLHAMPTON (S Wilson) and hampering BELLEVITA (C Spry). As well as causing WANNA TWEET (N THOMAS) and STOLEN DIAMONDS (K Swaffer), which were trailing GIORDANO and KISS ME LATER to restrain. BANKSY STRIKES (B Pengelly), which was trailing those runners, was obliged to shift out tightening OPINIONS which has then blundered when tightened between BANKSY STRIKES and MISTER MAGNUSIFENT (App M Potgieter).
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Jockey C Whiteley. Townsville May 27, 2021. Careless riding. Severe Reprimand.
Jockey B Pengelly. Townsville May 27, 2021. Careless riding. 28 days. To commence August 1, 2021 up to and including August 28, 2021.
App E Cass. Illness. Medical clearance prior to next race ride.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
ALL TOO NATURAL, HELMAZ, BUXTON, PERFECT KNOWLEDGE, UP THE RIVER, POLHAMPTON.
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 1. RUN RAMPANT. External head trauma. Vet clearance prior to next race start. Warning on barrier manners.
Race 2. LOCKDOWN LADY. Lame off fore. Vet clearance prior to next race start.
EPACLASS. Uncompetitive. TAB nominations refused until Country form proven.
Race 7. OUR HOT DATE. Stood flat-footed. Satisfactory trial prior to next race start.
Race 5. CLEO’S POET. Both nostrils. 1st episode. 3 months ban. 1000m satisfactory gallop in presence of a Steward.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1. TOSCAVALE ROAD was ridden by D Smith.
Race 2. LOCKDOWN LADY. 1.40pm. Lame off fore.
Published subject to correction upon revision