QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
TOOWOOMBA TURF CLUB
TOOWOOMBA – FRIDAY, 16 APRIL 2021
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD 4 RAIL – TRUE ENTIRE COURSE
PENETROMETER – 4.89
Chairman of Stewards – R Hitchener
Stewards – J Childs, B Cooke, P Jenkins & B McErlean
Clerk of Scales – A Cuckson
Judge – S Fahey
Assistant Judge – B Poelstra
Veterinarian – Dr. G Johnstone
Swab Attendants – D McDonald
Starter – T Woodham
As apprentice M Wishart was unable to attend the meeting (Indisposed) rider replacements were made as per the Stewards summary.
Race 1: RIVER JUNCTION Maiden Handicap 1200 metres
DOCTOR TEEKAY – Trainer M Currie was issued a $100 fine for the late rider declaration on the gelding. Began awkwardly. Held up for a short distance rounding the home turn.
LAURIE – Tightened for room at the startand lost ground. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
PATH AHEAD – Began awkwardly. Raced 3 wide with cover throughout. Near the 400m steadied and lost ground when placed in restricted room when runners either side shifted ground.
EPIC LOVE (NZ) – Tightened for room at the start and lost ground.
FOREVER BEN – Near the 900m checked to avoid heels for a considerable distance and lost ground.
MY BOY DRAGON – Slow to begin. Shifted wider near the 850m to avoid heels and as a consequence raced 4 wide without cover for the majority. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
CHERNO ALPHA – Tightened for room at the start and lost ground.
HERTZKA – Slow to begin. Raced 3 wide with cover throughout.
TIGERPOWER (NZ) - Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
FAIRY DELL –Change of tactics; to be ridden further forward if circumstances permit. Settled in a position forward of midfield. Tightened for room at the start. Near the 950m clipped heels and blundered when DOCTOR TEEKAY shifted out marginally and TIGERPOWER shifted in marginally. Near the 400m was momentarily steadied when commencing to weaken when DIRECT DRIVE shifted out to secure clear running. Jockey N Day was issued a reprimand under AR131(a) as a result of this incident. Near the 850m when racing keenly improved to the inside of the heels of DOCTOR TEEKAY and lost ground when that runner shifted in whilst racing keenly after being taken in by TIGERPOWER which shifted in. Held up for clear running for a short distance leaving the 150m.
Race 2: EUREKA STUD REMEMBERING DARRYL GOLLAN QTIS Three-Year-Old Maiden Plate 1200 metres
ANYWAY YOU WANT IT – Began awkwardly bumping another runner. Raced keenly for a short distance approaching the 900m. Leaving the 800m raced in restricted room for a short distance when SIMPLES shifted in marginally.
COURT ROCKING – Held up momentarily rounding the home turn.
JENNATOP – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
SPIRIT'S CHARM – Slow to begin.
THE FAIRYTALE – Due to no other apprentice being available apprentice M Savva was permitted to ride claiming only 1kg of her 2kg claim. Bumped by another runner on jumping and lost ground.
THE LOVE ROCKET – Began awkwardly.
UNSUSPECTED – Began awkwardly.
Race 3: NEIL MANSELL HONOURING A GREAT MATE DARRYL GOLLAN Class 1 Handicap 1300 metres
NO INUENDO – Began awkwardly. Inclined to lay in for a short distance leaving the 500m.
PLACE ME RIGHT – Slow to begin. Tailed off during the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the off foreleg. Trainer E Hayes was advised the gelding would require a veterinary certificate prior to next racing.
GOT THE LOT – Inclined to lay in from the 400m.
BEL STRIDER – Shifted wider on the track whilst racing keenly near the 900m. Raced 3 wide without cover from the 850m.
JONDY ROCKET – Began awkwardly.
Race 4: DARRYL GOLLAN MEMORIAL QTIS Two-Year-Old Handicap
THAT'S A MIRACLE – Slow to begin. Raced greenly throughout. Forced wider on the track by another runner near the 700m and as a result raced wide for the remainder. Shifted out under pressure in the early stages of the home straight.
REBEL LASS – Began awkwardly. Raced keenly in the early stages.
Race 5: WE MISS YOU DOWIE, ALLAN & NICOLLE GEE BENCHMARK 65
Handicap 1300 metres
THE HAND – Began awkwardly.
KEEP ON LOVING YOU – Stewards questioned Jockey L Tilley with respect to the tactics adopted on the gelding in the early and middle stages with particular concern to him allowing RHYME TIME to cross his mount near the 1000m where there appeared to be an opportunity for Jockey Tilley to maintain a position inside that runner and thus forcing RHYME TIME to race 3 wide throughout. Jockey Tilley advised in the early stages it was his intention to maintain a position 1 out 1 back however when RHYME TIME which was racing slightly in advance of him commended to crowd his running near the 1100m his mount commenced to lay in and was reluctant to maintain its position. As a consequence, he advised that RHYME TIME was eventually able to cross his mount near the 900m. Having considered Jockey Tilley’s explanation, whilst stewards accepted that KEEP ON LOVING YOU had a tendency to lay in in the back straight in their opinion would have been more advantageous to make greater effort to maintain his position 1 out 1 back rather than allowing RHYME TIME to cross his mount. Stewards did not however feel that the error was sufficient to warrant a breach of the rules and took the matter no further at this time.
RHYME TIME – Apprentice Wilson-Taylor was issued a $600 fine under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using his whip in an excess of 5 times prior to the 100m.
ZANAZOU – Slow to begin.
MISS MAKEPEACE – Inclined to lay in the early stages of the home straight.
Race 6: HATCH RACING BENCHMARK 70 Handicap 1000 metres
V J DAY (USA) – Slipped on exiting the float upon arrival at the track. Was subsequently examined by the veterinary surgeon and passed suitable to race.
The start of the race was delayed when spinning spirit cast a hind plate after all other runners were loaded in the barriers. As a result, all runners were backed out of the starting stalls whilst an attempt was made to re fit the hind plate on SPINNING SPIRIT. When this plate was unable to be refitted and after consultation with Trainer J Hanna Stewards permitted the mare to race bare behind after the other hind plate was removed.
DANAWI – Slow to begin. Jockey N Day was issued a $800 fine under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using his whip on more than 5 occasions prior to the 100m.
SPINNING SPIRIT – Difficult to load. Trainer J Hanna was advised that a warning would be placed on the mare’s barrier manners. Raced 4 wide without cover for the majority.
THE LAUNCHER – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
MOTOMISS – Tightened for room at the start, lost ground and as a consequence settled further back than anticipated. Disappointed for a run rounding the home turn and was forced to shift inwards. Again, disappointed for a run near the 50m and went to the line without being fully tested.
Race 7: GOLLAN RACING BENCHMARK 65 Handicap 1625 metres
Due to the delay of race 6 The start time of this race was amended to 8:55pm.
BETTER ETHICS – Tightened for room at the start. After being caught wide in the early stages was allowed to stride forward by its rider to a position outside the leader near the 1100m.
Apprentice K Wilson-Taylor pleaded guilty to a charge under AR132(7)(a)(ii) in that he used his whip more than 5 times prior to the 100m, that being 6 times. Apprentice K Wilson-Taylor’s license to ride in races was suspended for a period of 7 days, to commence midnight 25/04/21 and to expire midnight 02/05/2021. When considering penalty stewards were mindful that this was Mr Wilson- Taylors 16th breach of this rule since the introduction of the rider penalty guidelines for whip rule breaches, 3 of which occurred today (1 breach at the Ipswich meeting earlier today).
HEART ATTACK – Jockey M Hellyer pleaded guilty to a charge under AR132(5) in that he used his whip in an excessive manner, that being 21 times. Jockey M Hellyer’s license to ride in races was suspended for a period of 12 days, to commence midnight 18/04/21 and to expire midnight 30/04/2021.
ALIRAAJ (NZ) – Tightened for room at the start. Raced keenly in the early stages.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 1: Nathan Day – Careless riding – Reprimand - AR131(a)
Race 1: Mark Currie – Late rider declaration - $100 – LR67
Race 5: Kyle Wilson- Taylor – Use of whip prior to the 100m - $600 – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 6: Nathan Day -Use of whip prior to the 100m - $800 – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 7: Michael Hellyer – Use of the whip in an excessive manner – 12 days - MN 18/04/2021 - MN 30/04/2021 - AR132(5)
Race 7: Kyle Wilson- Taylor - Use of whip prior to the 100m – 7 days MN 25/04/2021 – 02/05/2021 - AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Madeline Wishart (Indisposed)
Race 6: Nathan Day – Use of the whip prior to the 100m.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
DOCTOR TEEKAY, CHERNO ALPHA & SPIRITS CHARM
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 3: PLACE ME RIGHT – Veterinary clearance required prior to next racing.
Race 6: SPINNING SPIRIT – Barrier manners
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1: DOCTOR TEEKAY - N Fazackerley
TIGERPOWER (NZ) - J Murphy
Race 2: THE FAIRYTALE – M Savva
Race 3: BEL STRIDER – K Cowan
Race 4: ALERT AND READY – M Savva
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.