QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
CHARLEVILLE RACE CLUB
08 JULY 2017.
Weather- Fine Rail-True Track-Good 4 (SAND)
Chairmen of Stewards- R. Hitchener
Stewards- E. Hodges
Clerk of Scales- W. Moody
Veterinarian- Dr. S Pfingst
Starter- R. King
Judge- B. Lines
Betting Steward- Stewards
Due to a shortage of riders attending this meeting, the following horses were all scratched due to no rider being available. WONDERFUL WALLY, HIGHWAY CHILD, EIGHT CHANCE, BOJOURA AND THAT’S CORRECT.
RACE 1: BOOKMAKERS MAIDEN PLATE 1200M-
ITSTINGS- Bumped at the start.
GRAND EDGEROI- Jumped out at the start bumping another runner. Raced wide throughout.
ZOOMESDAY- Hung out from the 700m.
MEET HARRY- Steadied from heels near the 800m when ITSTINGS shifted in when not completely clear. App. J Brand the rider of ITSTINGS was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground. App. D Graham was reprimanded for using her whip on more than 5 occasions prior to the 100m.
CRUNCH TIME- Following the poor performance today Trainer W Baker advised that the gelding will now be retired.
RACE 2: DICK LEEDS MEMORIAL BENCHMARK 45 HCP 1200M
BRIBE THE WITNESS- Slow to begin.
RACE 3: ANNIVERSARY BENCHMARK 60 H’CAP 1000 M
FRED- On returning to scale Jockey C Bryen reported that is his opinion FRED would be better suited in races over a greater distance then the 1000m of today’s event moving forward in its preparation.
RACE 4: NEVILLE GREEN MEMORIAL BENCHMARK 50 H’CAP 1400 M
PARANA- Raced wide throughout.
ZAPATA FALLS- Stewards questioned App. J Brand in relation to her riding during the event. Apprentice Brand advised that she expected the gelding to obtain a forward position in the event however after beginning well the horse failed to muster the early speed she had expected and despite her efforts the horse settled towards the tail of the field. Apprentice Brand added that during the middle stages the gelding failed to travel on the bit and for that reason it lost contact with the remainder of the field. Apprentice Brand went onto to say that upon straightening ZAPATA FALLS then commenced to race more comfortably and ran on well when placed under pressure in the home straight. After viewing the patrol footage Apprentice Brand agreed with Stewards that from the 500m until entering the straight she erred in failing to place ZAPATA FALLS under greater pressure to improve its position, which may have allowed the gelding to finish in a better position. Stewards however bearing in mind Apprentice Brand’s limited experience as an Apprentice rider took the matter no further.
ROCK ON SKYE- Jockey P Romeo could offer no explanation for the poor performance.
RACE 5: RACE TO ROMA QUALIFIER H’CAP 1400 M
A DEPENDANT- Knuckled on jumping away. Rider reported at scale that the gelding in her opinion was not suited on the soft track today.
REPO ZEST- Raced wide throughout.
FAB’S COWBOY- Apprentice D Graham was fined $200 using her whip on more than 5 occasions prior to the 100m.
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS LICENSEES HORSES-
Race 1- D Graham- Use of the Whip
Race 5- D Graham- Use of Whip. $200
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS CONCERNING HORSES-
Race 2- Wonderful Wally- No rider available.
Race 2- Highway Child- No rider available.
Race 4-Eight Chance – No rider available.
Race 4- Bojoura- No rider available.
Race 4- That’s Correct- No rider available.