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Gold Coast stewards' report
06 May 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

STEWARDS REPORT


GOLD COAST TURF CLUB – SATURDAY 6 MAY 2017

WEATHER – FINE
TRACK RATING – GOOD 4 (GOOD 3 AFTER R2)
RAIL – TRUE ENTIRE COURSE
PENETROMETER – 4.5

OFFICIALS

Chairman of Stewards – I Brown
Stewards – A Reardon, D Aurisch, G Lane, B Connell
Betting Steward – G Daly
Clerk of Scales – J Robinson
Judge – S McMahon
Veterinarian – M Lenz, M Wainscott, S Flynn
Swab attendants – K Warwick, K Kilpatrick, V Burgess & D Hall
Starter – S Andrews & K Hansen
Stewards Secretary – S Rolls

SUPPLEMENTARY

From Doomben Meeting 15/4/2017 – Race 3

Trainer J. Zielke reported that MAKE MY OWN LOOK has since undergone a knee operation to the near fore leg to remove a spur following its disappointing performance.

From Eagle Farm Meeting 29/4/2017 – Race 7

Trainer D. Hansen reported that BALBOA ROCKS had suffered a strain to its suspensory, which explained the horse’s disappointing performance on that occasion.


RACE 1: Brandons Bat Out Of Hell – 900m

As J. Orman was unavailable stewards permitted M. Gray to be substituted as the rider of CAPTAIN CLAYTON.

After lunging forward in the barriers HIGHLY GEARED was examined by the veterinary surgeon and subsequently declared a late scratching at 11.52 a.m. by order of stewards acting on veterinary advice. All monies invested on HIGHLY GEARED were ordered to be refunded. Deductions applicable to bets placed on winner and placegetters prior to 11.52 a.m.:-

11 cents in the dollar for the win – #2 (PROMPT RETURN)
10 cents in the dollar for place of winner – #2 (PROMPT RETURN)
10 cents in the dollar for 2nd place - #1 (HIDDEN PEARL)
19 cents in the dollar for 3rd place – #13 (DESTIVA)

Sps were not subject

As SASSY TYCOON was unable to be loaded the mare was also declared a late scratching by order of stewards at 11.54 a.m. All monies invested on SASSY TYCOON were ordered to be refunded. Deductions applicable to bets placed on winner and placegetters prior to 11.54 a.m.:-

3 cents in the dollar for the win – #2 (PROMPT RETURN)
3 cents in the dollar for place of winner – #2 (PROMPT RETURN)
3 cents in the dollar for 2nd place - #1 (HIDDEN PEARL)
7 cents in the dollar for 3rd place – #13 (DESTIVA)

Sps were subject

Immediately following the declaration of correct weight it was established that the Queensland Official Price Monitors were only displaying the deductions for SASSY TYCOON. The stewards established the correct deductions and made public announcements to this effect.

Trainer M. Eggleston was advised that a further barrier certificate will be required prior to SASSY TYCOON racing again.

SOLDI DOMANI – Slow to begin.

ROCKY KING – Jumped away awkwardly. Raced wide without cover throughout.

HIDE THE MOON – Overraced at the heels of CANNIZZARO during the middle stages.

SPORTING PAGE – Held up after leaving the 400m. Hampered approaching the 200m when tightened for room.

TOP TONE – Forced to race in restricted room over the concluding stages.


RACE 2: Attwood Marshall Lawyers BenchMark 90 H’Cap – 1200m

COURTZA KING was declared a late scratching at 8.11 a.m. acting on veterinary advice.

Prior to the declaration of correct weight jockey L. Tarrant the rider of the 5th placegetter URBAN KNIGHT reviewed the patrol footage to ascertain whether he had grounds to lodge a protest against the 4th placegetter MY LITTLE FLICKA (R. Stewart) alleging interference approaching the 200m. After viewing the patrol footage jockey Tarrant subsequently lodged a protest against MY LITTLE FLICKA. After hearing the evidence and viewing the patrol footage stewards determined that approaching the 200m URBAN KNIGHT was attempting a narrow run between MY LITTLE FLICKA and MR FAVULOUS. A short distance later MY LITTLE FLICKA and MR FAVULOUS shifted ground marginally resulting in URBAN KNIGHT being disappointed for a run and having to be checked for some distance leaving the 200m. As stewards were not satisfied that URBAN KNIGHT had established a run between these runners they therefore dismissed the objection and declared correct weight on the numbers semaphored.

URBAN KNIGHT – Leaving the 1000m had to be steadied when hampered by HI I’M BACK, which shifted in. Steadied from heels near the 600m. Approaching the 200m was disappointed when attempting a narrow run between MY LITTLE FLICKA and MR FAVULOUS, both of which shifted ground. As a consequence URBAN KNIGHT had to be checked for some distance leaving the 200m before shifting out across the heels of MY LITTLE FLICKA to obtain clear running.

HI I’M BACK – Inclined to lay in in the early stages.

IRISH CONSTABULARY – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout. Whilst a post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities trainer J. Symons reported that the gelding had locked up in the hind stifle immediately after the race. A veterinary clearance will be required.

Following the running of this event the track was upgraded to a Good 3.

RACE 3: Moreton Hire Ken Russell Memorial Classic Group 3 – 1200m

INITIALIZE was presented to race in winkers when it was advertised as racing with earmuffs and without winkers. Stewards were able to confirm that when the filly won its last start it raced without earmuffs and with winkers. Stewards will conduct further enquiries to identify why the gear for today was not correctly advertised.

The start was delayed due to a number of runners being difficult to load.

RUBY RED HEART – Trainer J. Zielke advised the horse would be ridden back in the field today from the wide barrier. The horse was ridden accordingly.

DISSOLUTION – Slow to begin.

LORD CECIL – Jumped away awkwardly. Approaching and leaving the 1000m had to be steadied away from heels. Raced wide throughout. Cast an off hind plate in running.

REGENT – Raced greenly in the early stages.

TAKING AIM – Near the 800m had to be steadied when placed in restricted room to the inside of INITIALIZE, which was taken in by DON’T YOU KNOW HIM. Jockey J. Byrne (DON’T YOU KNOW HIM) was severely reprimanded for shifting in when not sufficiently clear.

GIRL IN A MILLION – Hung out rounding the home turn and in the early stages of the home straight.
EMINENT – Held up in the early stages of the home straight.

RISEN – Near the 300m had to be checked from the heels of GIRL IN A MILLION, which shifted out. Jockey J. Lloyd reported at scale that the colt hung out approaching and rounding the home turn. A post race veterinary examination of the colt revealed abrasions to both front bumpers.

CHAMP ELECT – Raced wide without cover throughout.

HELFUCHI – Cast a near fore plate in running.

RACE 4: 2K Thoroughbreds Gold Coast Bracelet (Listed) – 1800m

LYRA – Bumped at the start.

PERILOUS LOVE – Bumped at the start

MISS MISSILE – Steadied when tightened for room at the start.

BENFICA PRINCESS – Approaching the 1400m had to be steadied when placed in restricted room to the inside of BLANCO CARA, which was taken in by THE PINNACLE, which was obliged to take evasive action away from the heels of FALLACY, which was racing forward of THE PINNACLE. At a subsequent inquiry stewards could not attribute the carelessness of any one rider for the interference suffered by BENFICA PRINCESS and took no action. Overraced in the middle stages and had to be steadied from heels near the 1000m and again near the 900m.

CANDIKA – Raced wide in the early stages before being ridden forward to the lead near the 1300m.

INVINCIBELLA – Held up in the early stages of the home straight before obtaining a run to the inside of CANDIKA leaving the 200m.

THE PINNACLE – Raced wide without cover throughout. When questioned as to the tactics adopted jockey C. Brown stated that his instructions were to attempt to obtain a midfield position with cover if possible from the wide barrier. Jockey Brown stated that it was not his intention to lead at the filly’s last start but was left with no option due to the slow tempo and small field. Trainer P. Snowden confirmed the instructions and indicated that similar instructions would be issued going forward.

NORDIC SHOW – Raced wide throughout.

RACE 5: Australia’s Gold Coast Prime Minister’s Cup (Listed) – 1400m

TRUBIA – Slow to begin. Overraced in the early stages and leaving the 1000m had to be steadied from heels.

BEATNIKS – Bumped on jumping. Raced wide without cover throughout.
FEDERAL – Held up rounding the home turn and in the early stages of the home straight. Jockey T. Angland reported his intention was to settle midfield however from the awkward barrier he was obliged to restrain his mount to obtain a position closer to the rail at the rear of the field.

KUZNETSOVA – Raced wide without cover throughout.

SIEGFRIED – Upon returning to scale jockey J. Lloyd reported his preference would have been to remain in a position sitting off LUCKY TOM leaving the 600m. However, the gelding was travelling too strongly resulting in it improving forward of LUCKY TOM sooner than he would have liked.

RACE 6: Garrard’s Horse And Hound Silk Stocking (Listed) – 1200m

SAVOUREUX – Cast a near fore plate during the preliminary and was subsequently replated, examined by the veterinary surgeon and cleared to start.

The start was delayed when FORBIDDEN KISSES refused to load and the mare was subsequently declared a late scratching by order of stewards at 3.04 p.m. All monies invested on FORBIDDEN KISSES were ordered to be refunded. Deductions applicable to bets placed on winner and placegetters prior to 3.04 p.m.:-

0 cents in the dollar for the win – #16 (WITH A PROMISE)
2 cents in the dollar for place of winner – #16 (WITH A PROMISE)
2 cents in the dollar for 2nd place - #1 (NANCY)
1 cents in the dollar for 3rd place – #10 (BIDII BABE)

Sps were subject

Trainer L. Kelly was advised that a further barrier certificate will be required prior to FORBIDDEN KISSES racing again.

MADOTTI – Slow to begin. Near the 800m had to be steadied when forced to race in restricted room. Raced wide from the 700m onwards. Bumped on a number of occasions in the home straight.

SOLD FOR SONG – Slow to begin. Raced wide from the 700m onwards.

GIRL SUNDAY – Steadied from heels near the 700m. Held up upon straightening to a point leaving the 200m.

NOTONYOURLIFE – Steadied from heels near the 700m.

NANCY – Held up in the early stages of the home straight. Jockey H. Bowman reported that his instructions were to settle the mare where comfortable in the run. Bearing in mind these instructions he was reluctant to ride the mare forward to maintain a position outside SAVOUREUX soon after the start. As a result NANCY settled behind SAVOUREUX and with the strong tempo in the early stages the mare settled towards the rear of the field. A post race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have cast an off fore plate and as a consequence of which had sustained a puncture wound in that foot together with a laceration to the off hind cannon.

RED CHANDELIER – Bumped on a number of occasions in the home straight.

NUDIERUDIE – Raced wide without cover throughout.

BIDII BABE – Raced wide throughout.

DIVINE CENTURI – A post race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have sustained a laceration to the off fore leg and to be short striding in front.


RACE 7: Attwood Marshall A.D. Hollindale Stakes (Group 2) – 1800m

PREFERMENT - Stable representative advised the horse would be ridden handy with cover today should circumstances permit. The horse was ridden accordingly.

MCCREERY– Stable representative advised the horse would be ridden handy with cover today should circumstances permit. After being slow to begin was obliged to settle towards the rear of the field. Near the 500m had to be steadied from the heels of PREFERMENT. Upon straightening was forced to race in restricted room to the inside of CYLINDER BEACH.

SENSE OF OCCASION – Upon straightening was disappointed for a run and was held up until the 200m and approaching the 100m was obliged to shift out across the heels of SAKHEE’S SOLDIER.

MAURUS – Shifted in under pressure in the home straight.

RUDY – Steadied between the 300m and 200m when tightened for room between COL ‘N’ LIL and MAURUS, which was inclined to lay in under pressure. Jockey D. Browne (MAURUS) was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstance. Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.

Jockey T. Angland (IT’S SOMEWHAT) pleaded guilty to a charge under AR137A(5)(a)(ii) for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m. Jockey Angland was fined $1,000.

RACE 8: Mayford Contracting Gold Coast Guineas (Group 3) – 1200m

The start was delayed when WAR HERO became fractious in the barriers and after getting a hind leg caught underwent a veterinary examination and was subsequently declared a late scratching at 4.17 p.m. All monies invested on WAR HERO were ordered to be refunded. Deductions applicable to bets placed on winner and placegetters prior to 4.17 p.m.:-

2 cents in the dollar for the win – #11 (SAVANNA AMOUR)
4 cents in the dollar for place of winner – #11 (SAVANNA AMOUR)
3 cents in the dollar for 2nd place - #2 (HEROIC VALOUR)
4 cents in the dollar for 3rd place – #3 (TESSERA)

Sps were subject

RIVER RACER – Hampered at the start.

RINGO’S A ROCKSTAR – Bumped at the start. Overraced in the middle stages and leaving the 800m shifted out and bumped SUGAR RAY RED before being checked from the heels of I THOUGHT SO. Held up for the majority of the home straight.

TESSERA – Near the 1000m had to be eased when placed in restricted room. Held up for clear running between the 400m and 200m.

SUGAR RAY RED – Bumped near the 800m and was forced wider. Raced wide throughout.

SYLPHEED – Forced wider near the 800m. Raced wide throughout.

TIYATROLANI – Near the 50m had to be steadied from the heels of SAVANNA AMOUR.

ATTENTION – Raced wide without cover throughout.

ALL OVER BOSANOVA – Raced wide throughout.




STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY

Summary of action concerning licensees
Reprimand
Race 3. J. Byrne – Jockey – Careless riding – Severe reprimand – AR137(a)
Fines
Race 7. T. Angland – Jockey – Whip use (7 times) - $1,000 - AR137A(5)(a)(ii)

Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Anzus, Soldi Domani, Top Tone, My Little Flicka, Charcoal Melody, Sassy Tycoon, Londehero, Urban Knight, Primal Flight, Lord Cecil, Eminent, Don’t You Know Him, Siegfried, Round Mountain Gal, Girl In A Million, Ruby Red Heart, Clever Blaze, Candika, Blanco Cara, Invincibella, Benfica Princess, Perilous Love, Saga Miss, Crafty Cop, Volpino, War Hero, Tessera, Addictive Habit, It’s Somewhat, Col ‘N’ Lil, Sense of Occasion, Sakhee’s Soldier, Heroic Valour

Horses swabbed post-race
All winners plus Hidden Pearl, Primal Flight, Dissolution, The Pinnacle, Siegfried, Nancy, Single Gaze, Heroic Valour

Bars/Warnings
Race 1. Sassy Tycoon – Refused to load – Barrier Cert. – AR8(t)
Race 2. Irish Constabulary – Locked up in off hind stifle – Vet Cert. – AR8(t)
Race 6. Forbidden Kisses – Refused to load – Barrier Cert. – AR8(t)

Change of Riding Tactics
Race 3. Ruby Red Heart – Trainer advised the horse will be ridden back in the field today from the wide barrier.
Race 7. Preferment & McCreery – Stable representative advised both runners will be ridden handy with cover today should circumstances permit.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1. Cannizzaro – T. Harrison
Race 1. Captain Clayton – M. Gray
Race 8. Sugar Ray Red – K. O’Hara
Protests
Race 2. Dismissed - 5th (Urban Knight) –v- 4th (My Little Flicka)
Late Scratchings
Race 2. Courtza King @ 8.11 a.m.
Race 1. Highly Geared @ 11.53 a.m.
Race 1. Sassy Tycoon @ 11.56 a.m.
Race 6. Forbidden Kisses @ 3.04 p.m.
Race 8. War Hero @ 4.17 p.m.

Published subject to correction upon revision
 
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