Ballina: Ballina Jockey Club Friday 17, January 2020

Meeting Type: Country (TAB MEETING)
 
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Rail Position: True
Dual Track Meeting: N
Track Type: Turf
Track Condition: Soft 7
Weather: Overcast
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Track Information: Track downgraded from Good 4 to Soft 7 @ 8:50am following a further 12mm rainfall since 7:30am
FinalFields Last Published: Fri 17-Jan-20 9:11AM AEDT
Riders must be declared before: Wed 15-Jan-20 12:00PM AEDT
Scratching close: Fri 17-Jan-20 7:30AM AEDT
Total Number of starters for this meeting (including emergencies) 106

Race 1 - 1:15PM XXXX GOLD COUNTRY ONLY SHOWCASE MAIDEN PLATE (1000 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
1 DARK COMEDY 13/06/2019 Lismore When quest rdr stated mount never felt comfortable on shifty track conditions being inclined to dip & blunder throughout e&m stages. Rdr stated mount under pressure to hold posn round h/t, blundered on straightening & commenced to give ground. Rdr stated he was reluctant to place geld under full pressure down straight due to manner it was handling shifty track. Expl accp. P/R vet exam no ab's outside lost n/h plate. Tnr reported geld had foot abscess in following days & would be spelled.
2 GRAND ANTHEM 15/09/2019 Coffs Harbour Slow to begin. Inclined to pull in the middle stages.
3 KINGOFTHEHARBOUR 30/12/2019 Coffs Harbour Raced wide, without cover, throughout the early and middle stages. Near the 150m was obliged to ease in around heels to continue to improve. Not fully tested for a short distance approaching the 50m when racing in restricted room. Not tested over the final stages when held up on heels.
4 MONTANA MIST 5/01/2020 Ballina Bumped on straightening and near the 150m.
5 SHY BOY 29/12/2019 Murwillumbah From the entrance to the straight to passing the 200m was not fully tested when racing in restricted room. Approaching the 100m was steadied when tightened for room.
6 CRISTAL CAZ 15/11/2019 Ballina After being slow to begin travelled wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Near the 200m was hampered by runner which shifted out. Approaching the winning post was bumped by runner.
7 NO DOUBT A LADY 30/12/2019 Coffs Harbour Overaced between the 600m and 400m. Ran wide rounding the home turn.
8 PERFECTLY POSH 5/01/2020 Ballina Raced wide, without cover, throughout the early and middle stages. Laid out rounding the home turn.
9 SPRING NYMPH 26/12/2019 Ballina When quest re perf. app stated mount settled outside leader. App stated mount hung out from 1st turn to h/turn. App added mount failed to sprint on straightening & was disapp to line. App stated last start mount travelled truly in a position with cover, inside another runner, & he believes this is how it races best. Tnr agreed with sentiments & advised stable will endeavour to ride mare in this manner in future starts. P/R vet exam no ab's. Warning issued on racing manners.
11 ONE MORE FOR US BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 30/12/2019 Coffs Harbour Raced wide, without cover, throughout the early and middle stages.
12 POETIC AFFAIR BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 1/01/2020 Port Macquarie Declared a late scratching on veterinary advice after becoming fractious in the barrier stalls. Must barrier trial prior its next race start. Trialed Coffs Harbour 12/1/20.
13 RAHAAN 5/01/2020 Ballina Approaching the 900m shifted out after pulling its way up onto heels.
14 SHE’S LEAVEN BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 5/01/2020 Ballina Bumped on straightening and near the 150m. Apprentice rdr dropped her whip passing the 100m.
15e TEZZA 21/12/2019 Aquis Park Gold Coast Approaching the 100m had to alter course back to the inside to secure clear running.
Race 2 - 1:50PM BALLINA FAIR SHOWCASE MAIDEN PLATE (1600 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
1 BOSENDI 29/12/2019 Murwillumbah Bumped and unbalanced shortly after the start.
2 ETHEREUM 5/01/2020 Ballina Began awkwardly. Raced greenly in the early stages. Overraced rounding the first turn.
5 VERDANCY 29/12/2019 Murwillumbah Inclined to pull in the early and middle stages. Approaching and rounding the home turn was checked for a number of strides after improving onto heels.
6 BRADDOCK DOWN BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 29/12/2019 Murwillumbah Bumped on jumping.
7 HOSTWIN SUNLIGHT 21/12/2019 Aquis Park Gold Coast Began awkwardly.
10 AURA VICTORIA 5/01/2020 Ballina Hung out near the 900m.
13 SEAMAGIC (NZ) 30/12/2019 Coffs Harbour Began awkwardly and bumped another runner. Ran wide rounding the home turn.
14 QUALIFY BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 14/12/2019 Aquis Park Gold Coast Held up approaching home turn before shifting wider and bumping with PETRONILLA. Shortly after when attempting a run between THE INVESTIGATOR and FAST DEALER was checked and lost its position when THE INVESTIGATOR hung out.
15e KING OF THE REALM 29/12/2019 Sunshine Coast Raced wide early before settling outside the leader near the 1300m.
16e DARAMER 5/01/2020 Ballina Rounding the first turn, clipped the heels of another runner and blundered resulting in its rider becoming severely unbalanced and losing her near side iron. Raced wide, without cover, for the remainder of the event, when the rider was unable to regather her iron, and took no competitive part.
17e OLYMPIC DAWN 5/01/2020 Ballina Began awkwardly.
18e VAPPU BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 5/01/2020 Ballina Bumped on jumping. Eased when tightened for room near the 1100m.
Race 3 - 2:25PM TURSA SHOWCASE MAIDEN HANDICAP (1300 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
1 CARIBBEAN KISSES 1/01/2020 Doomben Brushed at the start and soon afterwards was taken out and bumped heavily with TORRIENTE.
2 WOTS WONG 5/01/2020 Ballina Bumped on jumping.
5 STRONG AND FAST BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 17/05/2019 Ipswich Began awkwardly.
6 BLUE BOY MCCOMBE 23/09/2019 Grafton Slow to begin. Approaching the 800m lost ground (~3L) when checked from heels.
7 BUCKETS OF PRIDE 5/01/2020 Sunshine Coast Raced wide in the early stages without cover.
10 SARA MAN 5/01/2020 Ballina Pulled approaching and rounding the first turn.
11 DELTA EAGLE BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 29/12/2019 Murwillumbah Late Scr - lunged forward in barrier & got head stuck between front gates for an extended time. Warning issued.
11 DELTA EAGLE BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 5/12/2019 Coffs Harbour Slow to begin. Raced wide, without cover, throughout the early and middle stages.
13 NEVER LOSE FAITH 3/01/2020 Gatton Raced greenly in the early stages of the home straight.
14 PRINCESS SPARKLES 19/09/2019 Lismore Slow to begin. Raced wide, without cover, throughout the early and middle stages.
15e ZAVY’S HOPE BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 21/12/2019 Aquis Park Gold Coast Raced keenly in the early stages when in a trailing position and approaching the 1000m improved inside the heels of GOTTA BE FIRST and had to be restrained.
17e CHAMPAGNE PARTY 27/12/2019 Aquis Beaudesert Forced inwards on jumping making contact with AUNTY SNOW. Raced 3 wide for the majority of event.
18e SUNSET RUBY 30/12/2019 Coffs Harbour Bumped on jumping. Bumped inwards near the 300m.
Race 4 - 3:05PM KOELLNER STEEL CLASS 1 SHOWCASE HANDICAP (1000 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
2 PACE STICK 19/12/2019 Wyong Rdr stated after beginning awkwardly & losing ground at the start, settled further back than anticipated. Added was not suited by the slow tempo t/o the middle stages & also being amongst other runners after noting that the gelding had previously been able to dictate terms at its only race start. Post-race vet exam did not reveal any abs. Trainer agreed with rdr, but nevertheless expressed disappointment with perf. Trainer advised upon return to stables gelding was found to have a swollen & ulcerated left eye, for which it was being treated. Said intention is to freshen PTNRS.
4 VAINITY 17/08/2019 Aquis Park Gold Coast Slow into stride and lost ground.
6 CHIANG MAI EXPRESS 11/03/2019 Hawkesbury After being loaded into the barrier, became fractious & reared up. It was subsequently removed from the barrier and underwent a veterinary examination and was deemed suitable to race. Tnr was told that a warning would be placed on mare for its barrier manners.
9 GENERAL WITT 4/11/2019 Ballina Bumped on jumping. Inclined to lay out down the straight.
10 PHONY PONY 26/12/2019 Warwick Laid in over the concluding stages. When questioned by Stewards in relation to the gelding’s seemingly improved performance, the trainer’s representative advised that, in his opinion, the horse’s form had been good prior to its last start at the Sunshine Cost on 28 July 2019 and, following its disappointing performance on that occasion, the stable had elected to send the horse for a spell. He went on to say that the gelding had been working well and jumped out well in the lead up to today’s race and, in his opinion, had benefitted from the inside barrier today.
11 SAVANNA JEUNE 4/11/2019 Ballina Raced wide, without cover, throughout the early and middle stages.
12 SET TO SIZZLE 5/01/2020 Ballina Laid out approaching the 100m.
14 LOGAN’S BLADE 9/01/2020 Doomben Raced three wide with cover.
15e MISS BANG 22/06/2019 Aquis Beaudesert Began awkwardly and shifted out. Raced three wide with cover.
17e DUKATTI 3/01/2020 Gatton Made the home turn awkwardly and shifted out onto MAYFAIR LADY.
Race 5 - 3:40PM THE MISSION @ AQUIS FARM BENCHMARK 66 SHOWCASE HANDICAP (1900 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
1 DREAM BUILDER 5/01/2020 Ballina Raced wide, without cover, from the 600m.
2 BULLET SHOT 30/12/2019 Coffs Harbour Carried wider approaching the 200m.
3 PIERINO BOBS Extra Bonus Scheme 5/01/2020 Ballina Unable to improve between the 600m and 500m when held up on heels.
6 CATCH ME LATAR 20/12/2019 Lismore Travelled keenly in the middle stages.
7 BRADBURY 30/12/2019 Coffs Harbour Raced wide, without cover, from the 800m.
9 NACAR (GER) 5/01/2020 Ballina Slow to begin. Unable to improve between the 600m and 400m when held up on heels. Eased when momentarily tightened for room near the 400m. Bumped rounding the home turn.
10 JEOPARDISE ME 29/12/2019 Murwillumbah Unable to improve between the 500m and 400m when held up on heels. Approaching the home turn was steadied for a number of strides after improving onto heels. A post race veterinary examination of the mare did not reveal any abnormality.
15e MYBOYCELLITO 12/01/2020 Coffs Harbour Bumped on jumping. Passing the 1200m was checked for a number of strides to avoid heels. Approaching the home turn was steadied after improving onto heels and was unable to improve until shifting out around heels near the 300m.
16e LA FIREBIRD (NZ) 21/12/2019 Aquis Park Gold Coast After being caught three wide in the run down the straight on the first occasion, was allowed to stride forward to take up the lead passing the 1400m.
Race 6 - 4:20PM CAV SECURITY CLASS 2 SHOWCASE HANDICAP (1400 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
2 SEE IT THRU 5/01/2020 Ballina Slow to begin and steadied when tightened between runners shortly after. Bumped at the entrance to the straight. Rdr was reminded of his obligation to ride his mounts right out to the finish line.
4 ROTHENBURG 4/01/2020 Aquis Park Gold Coast Shortly after the start eased off the heels of HOWWONDERFULLIFEIS, which was carried inwards by CZARSON. Thereafter showed no early speed.
6 CENTREFIRE BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 4/01/2020 Aquis Park Gold Coast Slow to begin. Held up and unable to improve between the 500m and 300m
7 ATYAAF 5/01/2020 Ballina Slow to begin and hampered shortly after. Steadied after improving onto heels near the 700m.
8 MOTHER TO RACE HER 19/07/2019 Ipswich Passing the 2000m was bumped and forced wider on the track by MISTER MAGNETIC, which shifted out. Held up from the 400m until the 250m.
9 TESARC 30/12/2019 Coffs Harbour Overraced fiercely approaching and rounding the first turn. Checked after improving onto heels rounding the first turn. Steadied after improving onto heels near the 600m. Unable to improve rounding the home turn when held up on heels.
10 DELAYED RESPONSE 30/12/2019 Coffs Harbour Bumped on jumping.
11 LADY GRANDE (NZ) 6/11/2019 Grafton Near the 1400m was checked after improving onto the heels of runner. Rounding the home-turn was steadied when held up on heels.
12 BELLS APPROACHING BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 29/12/2019 Murwillumbah Approaching the 500m became held up on heels and was unable to improve until being checked in around heels into clear running near the 150m.
14 LUANA 21/12/2019 Aquis Park Gold Coast Brushed the running rail passing the 750m. Held up rounding the home turn and in the early stages of the home straight, was disappointed for a run passing the 150m, then still unable to secure clear running and went to the line without being fully tested.
15e LADY SOLERNO 29/12/2019 Murwillumbah Laid in down the straight and proved difficult to ride with full vigour.
17e SKYLAAZEM 29/12/2019 Murwillumbah Began awkwardly. Pulled approaching and rounding the first turn.
18e QUITE UNEXPECTED 21/12/2019 Aquis Park Gold Coast Passing the 1100m, brushed the running rail when crowded for room by HEEBEE RIGHT MATE which shifted in. Passing the 1000m, again brushed the running rail.
Race 7 - 4:55PM SLIPWAY HOTEL 2020 BALLINA CUP (1600 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
7 BODEGA NEGRA 29/12/2019 Murwillumbah Raced wide, without cover, throughout the early and middle stages.
10 I’LL MISS YOU 29/12/2019 Murwillumbah Blundered on jumping. Unable to improve between the 500m and 300m when held up on heels.
11 FLYING MACHINE 20/12/2019 Lismore Began awkwardly. When quest re perf. rdr stated mount is typically highly strung however today it was very relaxed and quiet. Rdr stated that mount travelled only fairly in early stages, was under pressure passing 600m & only ground its way to the line. Rdr stated mount behaved & raced like a tired horse. When questioned, trainer Ms S. Leef stated a heavy racing prep & quick back up today had taken effect on mare & it would be freshened up PTNS. Tnr added she believes mare appreciates being able to settle & sprint off a slower tempo than that today. P/R vet exam no ab's.
12 BRYNEICH 28/12/2019 Eagle Farm Raced three wide without cover in the early stages.
14 KUTTAMURRA AL 20/12/2019 Lismore Bumped on jumping. Unable to improve approaching the home turn when held up on heels.
15e SUGAR BUZZ 5/01/2020 Ballina Raced wide, without cover, throughout the early and middle stages.
16e SPIRAL 29/12/2019 Murwillumbah Unable to improve between the 500m and 300m when held up on heels.
17e MY COUSIN JACKIE 5/01/2020 Ballina Slow to begin. Passing the 600m became held up on heels and was unable to improve until rounding the home turn. Not tested over the concluding stages when held up on heels.
18e BASANITE 1/01/2020 Doomben Shifted in near the 500m, made heavy contact with the running rail and became unbalanced.
Race 8 - 5:30PM ROOFING CRAFTSMEN BENCHMARK 66 HANDICAP (1000 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
1 SAN SIERRA 1/01/2020 Inverell Began awkwardly
3 COLLINS CREEK 10/08/2019 Casino Near the 250m was bumped by runner and became momentarily unbalanced.
4 BELLA OCCHI 7/12/2019 Toowoomba When questioned by Stewards in relation to the seemingly disappointing performance, Apprentice N. Fazackerley advised that the mare travelled well until it was placed under pressure near the 400m at which point it failed to respond to his riding and proved disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be exhibiting a poor post-race recovery.
5 AIRINO 5/01/2020 Ballina Slow to begin. Eased when awkwardly placed on heels near the 900m. Inclined to overrace in the middle stages.
6 BRINKMANSHIP 5/01/2020 Ballina Travelled keenly in the middle stages. Laid out rounding the home turn.
7 STAR OF HARADA 11/07/2019 Grafton Slow to begin. A post race veterinary examination of the gelding did not reveal any abnormality.
13 MAIDENOVER 30/11/2019 Toowoomba Began awkwardly, and failed to muster early speed before being ridden aggressively by its rider to obtain a handy position. Hung out rounding the home turn. On return to scale, jockey J. Oliver and trainer L. Hatch both expressed disappointment in the mare’s performance despite it finishing 3rd today. Jockey Oliver reported that, in his opinion, the mare raced flat today. Mr. Hatch advised that in light of today’s performance he will now review the mare’s preparation prior to committing it to its next race start. Freshened up since.
14 SUPER FREAK 29/12/2019 Sunshine Coast Began moderately.
15e MINI MELD 26/05/2018 Toowoomba Raced wide without cover throughout.
17e LADY CLARE 26/12/2019 Ballina Bumped near the 900m.