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Eagle Farm stewards' report

QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION 
 
STEWARDS REPORT
 
TATTERSALLS RACING CLUB
 
EAGLE FARM – SATURDAY 22 JUNE 2019
 
WEATHER – FINE                                       TRACK RATING – GOOD 4 (GOOD 3 AFTER R6)
RAIL – OUT 4M ENTIRE                           PENETROMETER – 4.34
 
OFFICIALS
 
Chairman of Stewards – D. Aurisch
Stewards – D. Brown, J. Williamson, R. Hanson, R. McCrae
Clerk of Scales – C. Albrecht
Judge – M. Mawhinney, I. Schultz, G. Tozer
Veterinarian – Dr M. Lenz, Dr G. Silvestri
Swab Attendants – K. Warwick, R. Gonchee
Starter – R. Smith, P. Cousins, T. Williams 
Stewards Secretary – S. Rolls 
 
Race 1: Singapore Airlines Benchmark 75 Handicap – 1000m
 
CONNOISSEUR – Made heavy contact with the rail when leaving the parade ring, was examined behind the barriers and passed fit to start. Had to be eased near the 200m when tightened for room between HIRTSHALS and AHWAHNEECHEE, which shifted out around the heels of BOOM CHICKA BOOM when not fully clear. App B. Nothdurft (AHWAHNEECHEE) was issued with a reprimand and advised to show greater care to his fellow riders when shifting ground. 
 
LIFESAVER – Tightened soon after the start.
 
ORADONNA – Tightened soon after the start. Held up over the final stages when attempting a narrow run to the inside of BOOM CHICKA BOOM.
 
AHWAHNEECHEE – Held up in the home straight until approaching the 200m. 
 
DITMAS – Raced wide with cover throughout.
 
KILLERMAN’S RUN – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
 
I’VE GOTTA NEL – Raced four wide without cover throughout. App C. Bayliss reported that his mount hung in badly for a major part of the race and in the home straight hung in under pressure and proved difficult to ride. 
 
 
 
Race 2: Winning Edge Presentations Stakes (Listed) – 1400m
 
DEVINE FACTOR – Jumped very awkwardly and shifted out. A post race veterinary examination of the filly, which weakened badly in the home straight, revealed no significant abnormalities. Trainer M. Costa advised that the filly will now be sent for an immediate spell.
 
LADY BRAHMOS – Severely hampered at the start. Near the 100m eased when tightened for room between KORDIA and SNAZZ ‘N’ CHARM, which shifted out to improve.
 
SMART METEOR – Severely hampered at the start.
 
BIG PARADE – Overraced in the early stages.
 
SNOWZONE – Near the 100m was eased when tightened for room between KORDIA and SNAZZ ‘N’ CHARM, which shifted out to improve. Jockey R. Fradd (SNAZZ ‘N’ CHARM) was issued with a reprimand and advised to take greater care when shifting out to obtain clear running in future. 
 
Race 3: 2019 TAB Battle Of The Bush (Final) NMW – Last 2 Years Quality Hcp (SC) – 1200m 
 
KAKAKENNY – Hampered at the start when tightened for room.
 
MUSIC SCENE – Raced three wide without cover in the early stages. Had to be eased from the heels of MARKSFIELD near the 800m. 
 
MARKSFIELD – Raced four wide early before being ridden forward to race three wide without cover from the 800m. 
 
FAB’S COWBOY – Hung in near the 700m and made heavy contact with STELLAR KNIGHT. Near the 250m was bumped heavily by GENDEBIEN, which shifted out to improve. Raced four wide without cover throughout. 
 
LITTLE STRYKER – Had difficulty obtaining clear running in the home straight. 
 
SPLIT THE ATOM – Raced wide throughout.
 
Jockey H. English (MACHU PICCHU) was fined $200 for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m.
 
Jockey G. Geran (MARKSFIELD) was fined $200 for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m.
 
Jockey L. Tarrant (GENDEBIEN) was fined $200 for returning to scale in excess of a 1/2 kilo over his declared weight.
 
Race 4: Stella Artois 3YO Plate – 1400m 
 
MALAHIDE – Overraced early and leaving the 1000m had to be eased from the heels of VEGA ONE.
 
PHOBETOR – Had to be eased near the 900m to avoid the heels of USMANOV, which shifted in when not fully clear. Jockey J. Lloyd (USMANOV) was reprimanded and advised to give his fellow riders greater clearance in future.
 
CYBER ATTACK – A post race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings. When asked to explain the performance jockey M. Du Plessis could offer no tangible explanation other than the horse raced flat today and may not have backed up from its last start.
 
 
Race 5: Stav, Abby And Matt Class 6 Plate – 1400m 
 
TOKORIKI LAD – Restrained from the wide barrier to the rear of the field to gain a position closer to the rail.
 
SMARTEDGE – Slow to begin. Held up for clear running approaching and rounding the home turn and in the early part of the home straight.
 
LUCKY PROSPECTOR – Overraced in the early stages and approaching the 1000m had to be restrained to avoid the heels of MAGNUFIGHTER, which shifted in when not fully clear. Jockey J. Kah (MAGNUFIGHTER) was advised to provide her fellow riders with greater clearance when shifting ground in future. Raced wide with cover throughout.
 
SHOGUN SUN – Held up for clear running rounding the home turn and in the early part of the home straight.
 
MAGNUFIGHTER – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
 
SWEET DEAL – Raced three wide with cover throughout. 
 
 
Race 6: Lazy Yak Tattersall’s Cup (Group 3) – 3000m 
 
ETAH JAMES - Stewards questioned J. Bayliss regarding his riding of the mare, in particular the reason for him when challenged by TRAVISTEE from the 1600m and on a number of occasions until passing the 800m, persisting with holding the lead during that stage and setting a solid tempo. Jockey Bayliss explained that he was instructed to lead today’s race as his horse does not possess a turn of foot, is one paced and has raced best when leading. Jockey Bayliss further explained that if he was to take hold the horse would not have finished the race off any better than it had given the circumstances. Trainer M. Cumani confirmed the instructions and reiterated that ETAH JAMES is not competitive when restrained in its races. Stewards advised jockey Bayliss that in their opinion he had erred by not attempting to restrain the mare during that part of the race and give it the capacity to finish the race off competitively. Stewards were of the view that this error was not so unreasonable as to be culpable under the Rules and therefore did not take any direct action.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings. 
 
TRAVISTEE – Stewards questioned jockey T. Brooker regarding her riding of the mare and the reason for her challenging ETAH JAMES on a number of occasions from the 1600m until passing the 800m. Jockey Brooker explained that she was instructed to ride her mount forward and maintain a solid tempo and make the race into a true staying test. Jockey Brooker added she was of the view that the tempo during this part of the race was not overly fast and she was satisfied in the manner in which TRAVISTEE finished the race off. Trainer P. Jenkins confirmed the instructions and was satisfied with the ride on the mare today. Given the manner in which TRAVISTEE finished the race off Stewards accepted the explanations of both parties.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings.
 
Following the running of this event the track was upgraded to a Good 3.
 
 
Race 7: G.H. Mumm Open (Listed) – 1820m 
 
DUCA VALENTINOIS – Held up in the early part of the home straight. 
 
CELLARMAN – Held up in the early part of the home straight. Near the 300m was hampered when bumped by VAUCLUSE BAY, which was taken out by LIVE AND FREE, which was attempting to shift out to improve.
 
LIVE AND FREE – Badly held up for clear running in the home straight until the final stages.
 
VAUCLUSE BAY – Held up between the 300m and passing the 200m.
 
VINLAND – Raced three wide without cover throughout. A post race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings. 
 
MASK OF TIME – Raced three wide with cover throughout.
 
 
Race 8: Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara (Group 1) – 1400m 
 
SPRIGHT – Bumped heavily at the start and lost ground. When the pace steadied passing the 1000m had to be restrained from heels. Leaving the 500m was bumped heavily by PRINCESS POSH.
 
NOIRE – Jumped awkwardly, shifted in and was bumped slightly by another runner. When the pace steadied passing the 1000m had to be restrained from heels and soon afterwards shifted out abruptly clipping the heels of EGG TART and blundered badly. 
 
ECKSTEIN – Slow to begin. In the early stages when being restrained raced very ungenerously and threw its head in the air on a number of occasions. Held up rounding the home turn and had to ease to the outside in order to improve.
 
NAANTALI – When the pace steadied passing the 1000m had to be restrained from heels.
 
POHUTUKAWA - When the pace steadied passing the 1000m had to be restrained from heels. Raced wide throughout.
 
PRINCESS POSH – Held up for clear running between the 350m until approaching the 100m when awkwardly placed at the heels of OREGON’S DAY. 
 
BACCARAT BABY – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
 
INVINCIBELLA – Raced wide throughout.
 
OREGON’S DAY – Raced wide throughout.
 
MULTAJA – Raced wide throughout.
 
Jockey J. Collett (INVINCIBELLA) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding under the provisions of AR131(a) in that soon after the winning post he permitted his mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of SAVATIANO, which was taken in onto JAMAICAN RAIN, forcing that runner across the rightful running of WINTER BRIDE, which had to be severely checked.  Jockey Collett’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of nine (9) days to commence midnight 29 June 2019 and expire midnight 8 July 2019. 
 
PECANS – A post race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have sustained two minor lacerations to the off hind leg, consistent with being galloped on.
 
EGG TART – A post race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings. 
 
 
Race 9: Simon George & Sons W.J. Healy Stakes (Group 3) – 1200m
 
As G. Schofield was overweight Stewards permitted J. Byrne as the rider of WHYPEEO. Jockey Schofield was fined $200.
 
BRAVE SONG – Eased when tightened for room near the 850m. Held up rounding the home turn and in the early stages of the home straight. 

QUILISTA – Near the 800m shifted in and bumped TACTICAL ADVANTAGE. Raced three wide without cover throughout. A post race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be coughing.
 
VICTOREM – Hampered when bumped heavily by TACTICAL ADVANTAGE near the 800m. Held up in the home straight until the final stages.
 
KEEN ARRAY – Raced wide throughout.
 
SPLIT LIP – Raced wide throughout.
 
FREDDIE FOX TROT – Raced wide throughout.
 
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
 
Summary of action concerning licensees
 
Reprimands
Race 1. B. Nothdurft – App Jockey – Careless riding [AR131(a)] 
Race 2. R. Fradd - Jockey – Careless riding [AR131(a)] 
Race 4. J. Lloyd – Jockey – Careless riding [AR131(a)] 
 
Fines
Race 3. H. English – Jockey -excessive use of whip prior to 100m – $200 [AR132(7)(a)(ii)] 
Race 3. G. Geran – Jockey -excessive use of whip prior to 100m – $200 [AR132(7)(a)(ii)] 
Race 3. L. Tarrant – Jockey – Weighed in overweight - $200 [AR211(1)] 
Race 9. G. Schofield – Jockey – Overweight - $200 [AR190]
 
Suspensions
Race 8. J. Collett – Jockey - Careless riding - 9 days (m/n 29.6.19 – m/n 8.7.19) [AR131(a)] 
 
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
 
Horses swabbed pre-race
Sweet Surprise, Deadly Choices, Vega One, Malahide, Sofie’s Gold Class, Magnufighter, Lite’n In My Veins, Demonetization, Spright, Winter Bride, Naantali, Savatiano, Tactical Advantage, Split Lip, Snazz ‘N’ Charm, Stellar Knight, Big Parade, I’ve Gotta Nel, Lifesaver, Boom Chicka Boom, Vinland, Cool Chap, Vow And Declare, Etah James, Red Alto 
 
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners and Boom Chicka Boom, Deadly Choices, Enterprise Louise, Big Duke, Take It Intern, Pohutukawa, Big Parade, Amanaat
 
 
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 9. WHYPEEO – J. Byrne
 
 
Published subject to correction upon revision
 

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