|RACING QUEENSLAND LIMITED
MACKAY TURF CLUB - SATURDAY, 7TH JULY 2012
WEATHER - OVERCAST TRACK RATING - GOOD (3)
RAIL - TRUE ENTIRE COURSE
Chairman of Stewards - Mr I. Brown
Stewards - Mr W. Birch, Mr S. Kelly, Mr K. Smith, Mr R. Smith
Clerk of Scales - Ms C. Meyers
Judge - Mr G. Waltz
Veterinarian - Mr B. Pullen
Bookmakers Supervisor - Mr D. Lonergan
Swab attendant - Mr A. Pickles
Starter - Mr B. Steindl
Stewards Secretary - R. Palmer
Race 1: Caneland Central Class 1 Handicap - 1560 metres
1st - PROVINCIAL 2nd - CHEATIN' CHARLIE 3rd - CRAIGLEA HUSSY 4th - JOY'S SPIRIT
Trainer D. Gardiner was reprimanded under A.R. 140B for presenting CRAIGLEA HUSSY in the enclosure with other than its approved gear, namely without a tongue tie.
BREAK OF DAWN (D. Simmons) was slow to begin.
In the early stages JOY'S SPIRIT (P. Cullen) raced wide.
In the early and middle stages PROVINCIAL (C. Whiteley) over-raced.
Near the 1200 metres MISTY ROCKET (T. Bannon) had to be steadied when EXCELLENT ELITE (App. A. Holt) shifted in when insufficiently clear. Apprentice Holt was reprimanded and reminded of his obligation to ensure that he is sufficiently clear of other runners before shifting ground.
Race 2: - Contour Consulting Engineers Maiden Plate - 1300 metres
1st - BIGHORN 2nd - TOUCH OF ELEGANCE 3rd - THE BOSS 4th - ROBERT'S GIFT
At the start THE BOSS (N. Patchett) shifted out and bumped NAN BELL (D. Simmons).
ROBERT'S GIFT (T. Bannon) began awkwardly.
In the early and middle stages TOUCH OF ELEGANCE (App. A. Holt) raced wide.
FOREBODING (S. Watkin) raced ungenerously for a short distance from a point after leaving the 1100 metres.
Rounding the home turn ASIDE (J. P. Stanley) hung out.
Near the 200 metres NAN BELL (D. Simmons) had to be steadied when tightened for room between ROBERT'S GIFT (T. Bannon) and TOUCH OF ELEGANCE (App. A. Holt), which shifted in under pressure. TOUCH OF ELEGANCE again shifted in under pressure over the concluding stages.
Jockey P. Cullen reported that SHOW US YA IVORYS had cast an off fore plate in running.
Jockey A. Coome was afforded the opportunity to explain the performance of EYES MAGIC. Jockey Coome stated that he had intended taking up a midfield position with cover, however from a wide barrier draw he was obliged to race wide in the early stages and subsequently he elected to push forward and take up a position closer to the running rail. Jockey Coome added that he was forced to apply pressure to EYES MAGIC for a considerable portion of the race to gain a position closer to the rail, and he was of the opinion that this had a detrimental effect on the gelding's ability to finish off the race. The explanation was noted.
Race 3: - Daily Mercury QTIS 3-Y-O Handicap - `1200 metres
1st - BAGABOB 2nd - LAST GIFT 3rd - MIN MIN MAN 4th - MISHANI ACE
When Jockey A. Coome was to be overweight, Jockey I. Toward was substituted as the rider of MISS LEIBERT. Jockey Coome was fined $100 under A.R. 120(b).
A post-race veterinary examination of MISS LEIBERT confirmed that the filly had bled from both nostrils. Stable connections were advised that MISS LEIBERT will be barred from racing for 3 months under A.R. 53A.
BONNY THE VIPER (App. A. Taylor) began awkwardly.
At the start BAGABOB (C. McIver) shifted out and bumped CRAIGLEA MARLENA (D. Gill). Shortly thereafter BAGABOB lost ground when tightened for room between MIN MIN MAN (P. Cullen), which shifted out, and CRAIGLEA MARLENA, which was taken in by MISHANI ACE (C. Whiteley).
In the early stages MISHANI ACE (C. Whiteley) raced wide.
Jockey I. Toward was fined $100 under A.R.137A(5)(a)(ii) for using his whip in a forehand manner on MISS LEIBERT more than five times prior to the 100 metres. Jockey Toward noted that passing the 100 metres MISS LEIBERT peaked on its run noticeably, causing him to become concerned with its welfare and accordingly he stopped riding the filly over the concluding stages. Jockey Toward added that it was only upon pulling up on MISS LEIBERT following the race that he noticed that the filly had bled.
Race 4: - Channel 7 Class 2 Handicap - 800 metres
1st - REECES COMET 2nd - NINEDAYFORTNIGHT 3rd - CANDENTE 4th - RED DASH
The start was delayed when CANDENTE (D. Missen) and ONCE AGAIN MELADY (D. Simmons) proved difficult to load into the barriers.
ROSE OF MAYHEM (S. Sheargold) began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped MYELLIOT (App. B. Floyd).
Jockey S. Sheargold pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under A.R. 137(a) in that near the 650 metres he allowed ROSE OF MAYHEM to shift in whilst being ridden along, dictating the line of MYELLIOT (App. B. Floyd), which was taken in onto PERMISSION GRANTED (I. Toward), which was crowded for room and had to be checked. Jockey Sheargold was suspended from riding in races for a period covering 2 meetings, to commence at midnight on 12th July 2012, up to and including midnight on 19th July 2012.
Jockey S. Sheargold pleaded guilty to a further charge of careless riding under A.R. 137(a) in that leaving the 200 metres he allowed ROSE OF MAYHEM to shift in when insufficiently clear of MYELLIOT (App. B. Floyd), which was tightened for room, resulting in Apprentice Floyd having to check the momentum of MYELLIOT. In respect of both charges, Jockey Sheargold was suspended from riding in races for a period covering 2 meetings, to commence at midnight on 12th July 2012, up to and including midnight on 19th July 2012 and to be served concurrently with the suspension imposed on Jockey Sheargold in respect of the incident leaving the 650
NINEDAYFORTNIGHT (J. Grisedale) hung out badly throughout the event, placing its rider at a disadvantage. Trainer J. Devine was advised that the mare must perform to the satisfaction of stewards in an official trial before being permitted to race again. As a consequence of NINEDAYFORTNIGHT hanging, ONCE AGAIN MELADY (D. Simmons) was obliged to race 3 wide throughout.
D Missen rider of CANDENTE reported that he was obliged to apply pressure to the gelding during the middle stages in order to hold its position and he was of the view following the race that CANDENTE will appreciate a step up in distance.
Race 5: - Hot FM Class 6 Plate - 1100 metres
1st - IMPALA 2nd - HODGIE AND MO 3rd - GO FOREST GO 4th - SO PRETENTIOUS 5th - FANCIFUL
At the start GOL (App. D. McWhinney) shifted out and bumped FANCIFUL (S.Sheargold). Shortly thereafter this GOL was crowded between FANCIFUL and GO FOREST GO (I. Toward).
Near the 600 metres ORIENTELLE (C. Whiteley) had to be eased when tightened for room between GO FOREST GO (I. Toward) and EMMA'S SONNET (App. B. Floyd) , which shifted in. Apprentice Floyd was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
Approaching the 500 metres IMPALA (D. Missen) shifted out to improve, taking HODGIE AND MO (A. Coome) wider.
HODGIE AND MO (A. Coome) hung out rounding the home turn and for the entirety of the home straight, placing Jockey Coome at a disadvantage. Trainer J. O'Sing was advised that a warning will be placed on the racing manners of HODGIE AND MO.
Jockey I. Toward reported that GO FOREST GO was inclined to hang out in the middle stages of the event.
EMMA'S SONNET (App. B. Floyd) raced wide throughout.
Race 6: - Torque Recruitment Group Mackay Cup Open - 1800 metres
1st - PRUSSIAN SECRET 2nd - OUR BOY LUKAS 3rd - GOLD COAST GIRL 4th - WRITER 5th - IL CARDINALE
DIAMONDCOWBOY was a late scratching, at 11.33 a.m., by order of the stewards acting on veterinary advice. Trainer D. Symons was advised that he must furnish a veterinary clearance prior to DIAMONDCOWBOY being permitted to race again.
When Jockey J. Babarovich was indisposed, Jockey A. Merritt was substituted as the rider of TIMETABLE.
In the middle stages INTERTHEBLACK (J. Grisedale) raced fiercely and as a consequence had to be restrained from heels on a number of occasions.
Near the 600 metres OUR BOY LUKAS (D. Simmons) attempted to shift out to improve around DAMASHQUI (I. Toward), however was unable to do so due to runners being positioned to his outside and as a consequence had to be steadied from the heels of DAMASHQUI.
Leaving the 200 metres ALOTTA SPUR (G. Kliese) had to be eased when tightened for room between GOLD COAST GIRL (J. P. Stanley) and INTERTHEBLACK (J. Grisedale), both of which shifted ground.
CASH ATTACK (P. Cullen) raced wide throughout.
When questioned as to the tactics adopted on RED STORY, which led today in contrast to its most recent pattern of racing, Jockey D. Missen stated that he intended to take up a midfield position, however the gelding began well and when there was little speed in the early stages found himself positioned in the lead. Jockey Missen added that he attempted to restrain RED STORY to take up a position behind IL CARDINALE (C. Whiteley) passing the winning post on the first occasion, however RED STORY began to race strongly and as such he was unable to obtain the position behind IL CARDINALE. Jockey Missen noted that RED STORY continued to race strongly in the middle stages and he was reluctant to restrain the gelding severely and therefore he allowed the gelding to travel comfortably in the middle stages. Jockey Missen was of the view that the racing manners of RED STORY in the early and middle stages contributed to the gelding's failure to finish the race off as expected.
Jockey G. Kliese was afforded the opportunity to explain the performance of ALOTTA SPUR. Jockey Kliese stated that ALOTTA SPUR travelled into the race strongly rounding the home turn and in the early part of the home straight, however peaked on its run approaching the 200 metres. Jockey Kliese was of the view that ALOTTA SPUR would be better suited to race over a shorter distance than today's event.
Jockey N. Patchett will be interviewed regarding his use of the whip on TIMECALL.
Race 7: - Great Northern Brew Class 3 Plate - 1100 metres
1st - ERFAAN 2nd - TYSON RULES 3rd - SHOWMETHEMONEY 4th - COYOTE
EUREKA DUBAI (App. A. Holt) and SHOWMETHEMONEY (T. Bannon) were slow to begin.
Leaving the 100 metres EUREKA DUBAI (App. A. Holt) had to be eased to avoid the heels of GAMBLE IN GOLD (D. Simmons), which was inclined to shift ground when under pressure in the straight.
Jockey P. Cullen, the rider of TYSON RULES, was reminded of his obligation not to use his whip above shoulder level.
ALL WINNERS WERE SENT TO BE SWABBED and PRE-RACE SAMPLES WERE TAKEN FROM HODGIE AND MO, SO PRETENTIOUS, OLD MATES ACT, OUR BOY LUKAS, CHRISTMAS ISLAND and DUMUZI
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY, 7th July 2012
Summary of action concerning licensees
RACE 3: Jockey A. Coome $100 - overweight for MISS LEIBERT (A.R. 120(b))
RACE 3: Jockey I. Toward $100 - use of whip - Morse than 5 times before 100m.
RACE 1: Trainer D. Gardiner - present CRAIGLEA HUSSY with other than approved gear, - without a tongue tie (A.R.140B)
App. A. Holt - careless riding (A.R.137(a))
Race 6: Jockey J. Babarovich - ill - medical certificate required.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed - All Winners and PRE-RACE SAMPLES WERE TAKEN FROM HODGIE AND MO, SO PRETENTIOUS, OLD MATERS ACT, OUR BOY LUKAS, CHRISTMAS ISLAND and DUMUZI
Warnings / Bars
RACE 6: DIAMONDCOWBOY - vet clearance required
RACE 4: NINEDAYFORTNIGHT - to perform to satisfaction of stewards in official trial.
RACE 5: HODGIE AND MO - warning on racing manners
RACE 3: MISS LEIBERT - 3 months bar (A.R.53A)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
RACE 6: TIMECALL - N. Patchett (Late notification)
TIMETABLE - Jockey A. Merritt replaced Jockey J. Babarovich (ill)
RACE 3: MISS LEIBERT - Jockey I. Toward replaced Jockey A. Coome (overweight)
Summary of late scratchings
RACE 6: DIAMONDCOWBOY - vet advice, at 11.33 a.m.
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