Stewards Report

Redcliffe 22/05/2022

Redcliffe Harness

Date: Sunday 22 May 2022

Track: Good

Weather: Overcast / Showers

Stewards Panel:  W.Barr (Chairman) │ K.Daly (500) │R.Cressey(200) | N.Torpey (VIT) | O.Legg (Birdcage)

Officials: Dr. S.Flynn (Veterinarian) │ J.Suli (Judge) │ J.Johnson (Assistant Judge) │J.Petersen, K.Williams (Starters) │ K. Kilpatrick (Swab Official)

Supplementary Report:

Due to the prevailing rainy conditions mudguards and splash sheets were utilised in all races.

Race 1 - TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY PACE       1780M

Glenledi Commander NZ (Jordan Topping) Gate speed to lead.

Sailalong Sinbad (Narissa McMullen) Shifted in and contacted a marker peg entering the back straight in the final lap.

Beef City Blaze (Peter Greig) Slow away at the start.

Hes Sweet (Phoebe Betts) Gate speed and obtained trail early.

Mister Hart (Justin Elkins) Restrained at start to the rear of the field.

Brydon Earl NZ (Amanda Payne) Restrained at start, restrained to rear. Inconvenienced in side straight in the final lap when One Last Roll commenced to yield ground.

One Last Roll (Luke Whittaker) Led outside line for the majority of the event.

Race 2 – POWER UP LAWN MOWERS PACE  2040M

Polka Dot Dance NZ (Will Rixon) Gate speed, surrendered lead early.

So Kool Master (Luke Whittaker) Gate speed, worked forward to lead at approximately 1700 metres.

Marianna Bromac NZ (Wayne Waltisbuhl) Gate speed, worked forward to lead outside line, gave ground and failed to finish.

Miss Mia (Pete McMullen) Raced wide mid race to lead outside line.

General:          A post race veterinary examination was performed on Mariana Bromac NZ ( W. Waltisbuhl) which after racing wide early and worked forward to the position outside the leader then yielded significant ground and failed to finish.The course veterinary surgeon Dr. Flynn advised of no significant findings.Mariana Bromac NZ will be required to perform a satisfactory trail before racing again. Trainer W. Waltisbuhl advised that he would recommend to the owner that the mare be spelled.

It was noted that driver J. Elkins (Aqua Cruiser) had difficulties releasing the deafeners from the 500 metres until the run to the finish.

Race 3 - REDCLIFFE LEAGUES CLUB PACE   1780M

Yarramans Shadow (Jordan Topping) Gate speed to lead.

Oliver Winkle (Leonard Cain) Gate speed to race outside leader throughout.

Western Showgirl (Pete McMullen) Restrained after start to rear of the field.

Dennington Heights (A. Payne) Held up for a clear run in the run to the finish.

General:          The near side mudguard of the sulky on Dennington Heights (A. Payne) twisted during the course of the event.

Race 4 - STU VALENTINE FOR BLOODSTOCK INSURANCE PACE            1780M

Motu Cullen NZ (Jonah Hutchinson) Gate speed to lead.

Lesvos Lad (Mathew Neilson) Caught wide early then restrained to rear.

Bukthsystem (Leonard Cain) Raced wide middle stages to lead the outside line.

Race 5 – WOOLLAM CONSTRUCTIONS PACE            1780M

Ghost Gum (Julie Weidemann) Gate speed to lead.

Bella Godiva (Zac Chappenden) Restrained at start, restrained to rear.

Major Grandeur (Leonard Cain) Restrained at start, restrained to rear.

Penultima (Matt Elkins) Checked and broke gait on the turn into the front straight for the run to the finish.

General:          Driver W.Rixon (Cannan) pleaded guilty to causing interference to Penultima (M.Elkins) on the turn into the front straight for the run to the finish. Mr. Rixon’s drivers licence was suspended for a period of 10 days (AHRR 163(1)(a)(iii))). In assessing penalty stewards took into account Mr. Rixon’s good driving record and his guilty plea.

Race 6 - NORTHGATE COMFORT INN PACE   1780M

Quality Time (Rhett Markey) Broke in the early stages of the score up, then jibbed and as a result was back considerable distance when the start was affected. Quality Time will be drawn wide in future mobile events.

Johnrod (Matt Elkins) Gate speed worked forward led from approximately 1400 metres.

Darby Brights (Julie Weidemann) Worked forward at approximately 1300 metres to lead the outside line.

Race 7 – HYGAIN FEEDS 1 WIN PACE 1780M

Sarie Marais (Angus Garrard) Shifted in and contacted marker pegs on the turn into the front straight in the first lap.

Bettor Keep Rocking NZ (Leonard Cain) Obtained trail at approximately 1500 metres.

Sammys Secret (Matt Elkins) Outside leader throughout. Over raced throughout the event.

Delightful Rainbow (Hayden Barnes) Caught wide early then restrained to rear.

Ella Under Fire (Nathan Dawson) Shifted in contact marker peg on the turn into the back straight in the first lap.

Essential Three (Julie Weidemann) Shifted in and contact marker peg on the turn into the back straight in the final lap.

Race 8 - DAN COSTELLO PHOTOGRAPHY PACE       1780M

Betterthan Torque (Leonard Cain) Gate speed to lead.

Lucinda Jamar (Trent Moffat) Checked and lost ground on the turn into the front straight in the final lap.

Regina Elena (Julie Weidemann) Restrained at start, restrained to rear.

Circle Line (Matt Elkins) Gate speed worked forward to lead outside line.

Beef City Starzzz (Peter Greig) Checked and broke gait on the turn into the front straight in the final lap.

General:          Stewards enquired into an incident involving Ima Shy Guy (P.Betts) and Circle Line (M.Elkins) on the turn into the front straight in the run to the finish. It was established that approaching the turn Circle Line shifted out from its position outside the leader and as a consequence driver P.Betts elected to endevour to improve on the inside of Circle Line. Both Beef City Starzzz (P.Greig) and Lucinda Jamar (T.Moffat) which were trailing Ima Shy Guy were momentarily checked in this incident. Stewards considered the matter taking into account their own observations and evidence of the drivers and were of the opinion that no particular driver or horse was fully responsible and noted the incident.

Swabs samples taken for analysis

Pre-race:

Race 2.            Polka Dot Dance

Race 3.            My Ultimate Louie

Race 4.             My Secret Beach

Race 5.             Major Grandeur

Race 7.             Bettor Keep Rocking NZ

Race 8.             Uwatchingme

Post-race:

All race winners

Race day Summary:

Scratchings:

Race 3.            Gosling In Flight (L/Scr.)             Acceptable

Race 3.            Toro Delago NZ (L/Scr.)             Acceptable

Race 4.            Purple Shades                          Acceptable

Race 5.            Eagles Response                      Veterinary Reasons

Race 6.            Sonny Orlando NZ                     Acceptable

Licensee Actions:

Race 5.            Will Rixon         Suspension 10 days Cause Interference (AHRR 163(1)(iii))

Animal Actions:

Race 2.            Mariana Bromac NZ      Stood down 1 trial         Poor Performance (FTF)

Race 6.            Quality Time                 ODM

The matters contained within this Stewards report may be subject to an internal or external review.  The outcome of any internal review is published on the Commission’s website immediately after the release of the internal review decision to the Applicant.  External reviews are managed by QCAT, and are not published on the Commission’s website. 

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.

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