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STEWARDS REPORT

ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – FRIDAY 20th NOVEMBER, 2015

WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – OUT 2.5 METRES ENTIRE COURSE

OFFICIALS

Chairman of Stewards – Mr L. Collins
Stewards –Mr B. Nalder, Mr G. Meek, & B. Cooke (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – I. Schultz
Veterinarian - A. Williams
Bookmakers Supervisor – S. Bryant
Swab attendants – A. Challen, L. Smyth and E Hodges.
Starter- M. Henderson/ C. Matthews
Stewards Secretary - B. Palmer

Supplementary Report: Friday 6th November:

Race 4: Stage and Audio Maiden Handicap- 1050 metres

Stewards inquired into App. N Vuille's riding of BOOMTOWN BOY in the early stages. App. Vuille stated that her instructions were that from the inside barrier she should endeavour to be positioned behind ITHAKOS (Jockey A. Butler) and she anticipated that that runner would allow her to move up into the race. She said that after beginning better than she had expected in the early stages, she attempted to comply with the instructions. Stewards believed that App. Vuille erred in restraining her mount and relinquishing her position to get inside ITHAKOS in the early stages and positioning her mount towards the rear of the field. They were further of the view that App. Vuille should have maintained her position midfield, and advised her that in similar circumstances she would be required to show more initiative.

Race 1: Goltz Electrical QTIS 3YO Handicap - 1300 metres
1st CASINO THOUGHTS 2nd ATLANTIS CITY 3rd STIRLING GIRL 4th - ROCKETTE ROCKET

ROCKETTE ROCKET - Began awkwardly.

ATLANTIS CITY - Slow to begin.

CHILLI CON CARNE - Raced ungenerously in the middle stages.

EVA FEROCIA - Raced wide without cover throughout.

Race 2: Chevron Steam Laundry F&M Maiden Plate - 1100 metres
1st COSTA LITTLE 2nd GYPSY SECRET 3rd MISS SATINE 4th - EQUAL RULER

GYPSY SECRET - The start was delayed when the filly proved difficult to load into the barriers. Leaving the 400 metres bumped with MISS SATINE on a number of occasions in an attempt to secure clear running.

MISS SATINE - Bumped on a number of occasions leaving the 400 metres.

EQUAL RULER- Near the 900 metres was eased from the heels of another runner. When questioned regarding the performance, Jockey A. Coome stated that he was not issued with specific instructions, however he anticipated being able to obtain a forward position. He said that after beginning only fairly he was of the opinion that he would have to work hard and race wide to obtain a forward position, so he elected to race back in the field. Jockey Coome added that this was detrimental to the horse's performance. Jockey Coome said that the mare went to the line well and would derive benefit from the race.

AINT SHE WONDERFUL - Began awkwardly.

OUR GIRL CHARLOTTE - Slow to begin.

SWEET AIRLIE - Raced wide with cover throughout.

I’M JUST LULU- Raced wide without cover throughout.

Race 3: Hairhouse Warehouse Rockhampton C, G & E Maiden Plate - 1100 metres
1st METEOR'S MAN 2nd BOOMTOWN BOY 3rd FRANKY COLD MEDINA 4th - LIGHTNING ARTIST

ADVERTISER - After being loaded into the barriers attempted to get its head down. The gelding was removed from the barriers, examined by the Club's veterinary surgeon and cleared to take its place in the field. Slow to begin.

FRANKY COLD MEDINA - After being loaded into the barriers attempted to get its head down. The gelding was removed from the barriers, examined by the Club's veterinary surgeon and cleared to take its place in the field. Slow to begin.

METEOR'S MAN - Knuckled badly on jumping.

AWE CITY - Raced wide with cover throughout.

MY ROY BOY - Raced wide until near the 700 metres.

Race 4: Reid Liquor Class 1 Handicap - 1050 metres
1st NINETTE KAN 2nd JEWEL BANGLES 3rd CHEERING 4th - THE CATHOLIC GIRL

ESPRIT LIGHT - Late scratching, at 9.34 a.m., when trainer advised stewards that the mare had an elevated temperature.

NINETTE KAN - Contacted another runner on jumping.

SOLO SOPRANO - Made contact with another runner on jumping.

THE CATHOLIC GIRL - Raced wide until near the 700 metres.

Near the 700 metres AUTHENTIC SWING (App. R. Payne) rolled in onto SCRATCHY (J. Missen), which shifted out and made contact with AUTHENTIC SWING.

AUTHENTIC SWING - Raced wide without cover throughout.

SCRATCHY - Raced wide without cover throughout.

SNITZEL ROSE - Near the 350 metres was momentarily held up for clear running when SCRATCHY shifted in.

Race 5: Tony McMahon Racing Consultancy Class 1 Handicap - 1300 metres
1st RED RADA 2nd MISTY MONTANA 3rd VAINACIOUS 4th - SAINTLY PRO

MISTY MONTANA - Connections informed stewards that App. R. Payne had been instructed to ride the mare in a more forward position today, if circumstances permitted. The mare was ridden midfield.

VAINACIOUS - The saddle on the mare shifted forward approaching the 800 metres, placing its rider at a disadvantage until near the 800 metres.

HOT LOVE HIGHWAY - Bounded in the air at the start.

GET LOOSE - Raced wide without cover throughout.

GREAT PRETENDER - Raced wide with cover throughout.

BRALGON - Raced wide with cover throughout.

Race 6: J & C Legh General Engineering BM 65 Handicap- 1600 metres
1st - HOSTILE OWNERS 2nd - BUTCHER BOY 3rd - GLORY CITY 4th - INKJET SPRINTER

SANOSUKE - Late scratching, at 9.43 a.m. by order of stewards acting on veterinary advice that the gelding was lame in the off foreleg.

PRICELESS HEART - After being placed in the barriers got its near foreleg across the barrier partition. The gelding was removed from the barriers and examined by the Club's veterinary surgeon. Stewards ordered the late scratching of the gelding at 5.13 p.m. Subsequently they ordered that all bets made on PRICELESS HEART be refunded and that the following deductions apply:

5¢ in the dollar for the win for the winner, HOSTILE OWNERS
3¢ in the dollar for the place for the winner, HOSTILE OWNERS
6¢ in the dollar for the place for 2nd, BUTCHER BOY
6¢ in the dollar for the place for 3rd, GLORY CITY.

INKJET SPRINTER - At the start jumped outwards, taking BUTCHER BOY outwards.

GLORY CITY - Shifted in at the start, taking HOSTILE OWNERS in and causing DECLINED to be tightened for room when awkwardly placed between BUTCHER BOY and HOSTILE OWNERS.

DECLINED – Tightened and awkwardly placed between runners at the start. Inside the 100 metres shifted in and MANILA ACADEMY raced in restricted room between DECLINED and BARON REES.

STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY

Summary of action concerning licensees

Fines
Nil

Jockey absenteeism
Nil

Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses

Horses swabbed
All Winners

Warnings/Bars
Nil

Late Scratchings

RACE 4: ESPRIT LIGHT (9.43 a.m.) - elevated temperature.
RACE 6: SANOSUKE (9.34 a.m.) - Vet advice.
PRICELESS HEART (5.13pm)- Vet’s advice at barriers.

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