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STEWARDS REPORT

ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – FRIDAY, 5th FEBRUARY, 2016

WEATHER – OVERCAST TRACK RATING – HEAVY (8)
RAIL – OUT 2.5 ENTIRE COURSE

OFFICIALS

Chairman of Stewards – Mr C. Albrecht
Stewards –Mr G. Meek, Mr B. Nalder & B. Cooke (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – Mr W. Welburn
Judge – Mr I. Schultz
Veterinarian- Dr A. Williams
Swab attendants –Mr E Hodges
Starter- Mr M. Henderson/ C Matthews
Jockey Advocate - S. Scriven
Stewards Secretary - B. Palmer

GENERAL:

As Jockey C. McIver was ill and App N. Summers was indisposed, substitutions were made as per the Stewards Race Day Summary. Jockey McIver was advised that he must furnish a medical clearance prior to being permitted to ride again.

Race 1: WIN NEWS QTIS 2-Y-O Handicap - 1050 metres
1st CRAIGLEA EVELYN 2nd UNCANNY REASON 3rd OVERLOAD 4th - AZIRAP

UNCANNY REASON - Began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped FILLIES ON FIRE. Near the 900 metres had to be steadied when tightened for room to the inside of OVERLOAD, then began to hang in. Raced 3 wide without cover for the majority of the event.

FILLIES ON FIRE - Bumped at the start, then over-raced in the early and middle stages.

WICKED HUNDRED - Slow to begin.

AZIRAP - Raced wide throughout.

HALF NIP - Near the 600 metres improved up onto heels and had to be steadied.

Race 2: Rockhampton Business Machines C,G&E Maiden Handicap - 1100 metres
1st FUKU RIU 2nd SUPER TUSCAN 3rd CLEVER STRYK 4th - SIR CLISBY

URBAN SPACEMAN - Whilst en route to the barriers the gelding became fractious and dislodged its rider, Apprentice K. Aho. Apprentice Aho was examined by the Ambulance Officers behind the barriers and cleared to fulfil her engagement. URBAN SPACEMAN was examined by the Club's veterinary surgeon and cleared to take its place in the field. Apprentice Aho was reprimanded for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100 metres.

ALOHA CAPTAIN - Began awkwardly and was slow to muster speed.

AFRICAN BEATS - Raced wide throughout the event.

SUPER TUSCAN - Jockey N. Day was fined $200 for excessive use of the whip on the gelding.

Race 3: Wade Hunt IT Fillies and Mares Maiden Handicap - 1100 metres
1st WEREMEMBERZENNETH 2nd SCATTERED SHOWERS 3rd ITTY GITTY 4th - OUR LUCK LUCY

FOXIE SOCKCEE - Became fractious in the race day stalls. Acting on veterinary advice stewards ordered the late scratching of the mare at 2.44 p.m. Subsequently they ordered that all bets made on the mare be refunded and that the following deductions apply to bets placed prior to 2.44pm.

3¢ in the dollar for the win for the winner, WEREMEMBERZENNETH
4¢ in the dollar for the place for the winner, WEREMEMBERZENNETH
4¢ in the dollar for the place for 2nd, SCATTERED SHOWERS
4¢ in the dollar for the place for 3rd, ITTY GITTY

Trainer A. Stephens was advised that she must produce a veterinary certificate prior to racing again.

MY FRIELD IRMA - Slow to begin then raced wide throughout the event.

ITTY GRITTY - Slow to begin.

DRAGONMOSS - On returning to scale Jockey D. Hayse reported that his mount was inclined to hang out throughout the event.

OUR LUCKY LUCY - Near the 900 metres when racing greenly became awkward in its action for a stride.

WEREMEMBERZENNETH - Near the 900 metres had to be steadied to avoid heels. Apprentice Q. Krogh reported that it was not his intention to race as far back as he did today, however from the wide barrier and after travelling a short distance, he was of the view that he was going to be caught wide, and therefore he elected to restrain his mount and obtain a position with cover.

CAUSING MAYHEM - Near the 500 metres had to be steadied from the heels of PRETTY SENORITA (Jockey A. Butler), which shifted out. Jockey A. Butler was reprimanded.


Race 4: Thinkwater/Wandal Need & Feed BenchMark 65 Handicap - 1400 metres
1st PRINCE DAN 2nd GEMINI KING 3rd PULSAR 4th - MYTHOLOGIST

MADAM PINK - Stewards afforded Apprentice S. Fawke the opportunity to commend on the seemingly disappointing performance of the mare. He stated that his instuctions were to lead in today's event, and in order to comply with his instructions he was soon challenged for the lead by MYTHOLOGIST and as a result he was unable to obtain the lead on his own. He added that he was of the view that this had a detrimental effect on the mare's performance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the mare was displaying a slow recovery rate.


Race 5: Coca Cola Amatil BenchMark 55 Handicap - 1600 metres
1st GODAVARI 2nd ENVIRONMENTAL 3rd FONDUE 4th - BARON REES

EYE WINSOME - Apprentice J. Orman replaced Apprentice N. Summers who was not riding at today's meeting. When asked to comment on the disappointing performance, Apprentice Orman said that under the impost of 62.5 kg he was unable to muster sufficient early speed to obtain the outright lead, as were his instructions. He added that after travelling comfortably throughout, the gelding failed to quicken under his impost and proved disappointing.

THE CATHOLIC GIRL - Began awkwardly and made contact with the barrier partition.

Race 6: Kalka Palms Hotel Motel Open Handicap - 1100 metres
1st- KUAIMA 2nd - TESTASCANA 3rd- COVERT 4th - FAST FOCUS

POWER RANGER - Began awkwardly and lost ground.

COVERT CHARMOUR - Shifted in under pressure over the concluding stages.

FAST FOCUS - When questioned as to the disappointing performance, Apprentice J. Orman submitted that he enjoyed a favourable run throughout, but the gelding failed to respond when placed under pressure near the 400 metres. Apprentice Orman noted that the gelding is best suited when its runs are well spaced.

STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY

Summary of action concerning licensees

Fines

RACE 2: Jockey N. Day $200 - Excessive use of whip - 9 times prior to 100m.

Reprimands-
RACE 2: Apprentice K. Aho - Excessive use of whip - (6 times)

RACE 3: Jockey A. Butler - careless riding (A.R. 137(a))

Jockey absenteeism
C. McIver - medical required


Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses

Horses swabbed Pre Race
Fast Focus

Horses swabbed post race
All winners plus Gemini King, Covert Charmour, Marina Sands


Warnings/Bars

FOXIE SOCKCEE - Late scratching. Vet cert required.

Late Scratchings

RACE 2: GLADISHING @ 9.40am, ERNIE'S WORLD @ 7.52am
RACE 3: FOXIE SOCKCEE @ 2.44pm

Summary of rider changes/Late notifications

RACE 1: FILLIES ON FIRE - App. Q. Krogh replaced Jockey C. McIver.
RACE 3: PRETTY SENORITA - Jockey A. Butler replaced Jockey C. McIver.
FOXIE SOCKCEE - Jockey J. Stephens replaced Apprentice N. Summers.
RACE 5: EYE WINSOME - Apprentice J. Orman replaced App N. Summers.

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