ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – THURSDAY, 2nd JUNE 2016
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – OUT 6 METRES ENTIRE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr L. Collins
Stewards –Mr G. Meek & Mr B. Nalder
Clerk of Scales – Mr W. Welburn
Judge – Mr I. Schultz
Veterinarian- B. Newman
Swab attendants – E. Hodges
Starter- Mr M. Henderson/ Mr C. Matthews
Race 1: 4RO Celebration Of Racing Heritage Maiden Plate - 1100 metres
1st - BOLD PEAK 2nd THE CLANG AFFAIR 3rd ZATORIO 4th - ADVERTISER
TAFFALINA - Late scratching, at 7.55 a.m. Trainer D. Munns was reprimanded.
SAURABH - Prior to leaving the enclosure reared up and dislodged its rider, Jockey A. Coome, who had a harmless fall. At the start bounded in the air.
STAR PROSECUTOR - Slow to begin.
HEAVENLY DREAM - Began awkwardly and lost some ground.
ADVERTISER - At the start jumped outwards onto ZATORIO, which was hampered.
QUIET REFLECTION - Knuckled at the start and made contact with HAYYLER'S FELL. Over-raced in the early stages. Raced wide without cover throughout. Bled from both nostrils. Trainer L. Rowe was advised that, as this was the first time the gelding had bled, it will be barred from racing for 3 months under A.R. 53A and then only after a satisfactory gallop of at lease 1000 metres in the presence of a steward.
THE CLANG AFFAIR - Near the 650 metres was eased from the heels of BOLD PEAK.
HAYYLER'S FELL - Raced wide without cover for the majority of the event.
Race 2: Flamingo’s On Quay Class 2 Handicap - 1050 metres
1st CANNY AND THE JET 2nd EKKLESTONE 3rd OUR BOY HOUDINI 4th - ARQUATAS
EKKLESTONE - Slow to begin.
LUCKY CLOVER - Slow to begin.
MYSTIC LAD - Hung out in the middle stages.
ESPRIT LIGHT - Leaving the 700 metres was eased from the heels of MYSTIC LAD. EKKLESTONE, which was following, also had to be eased from the heels of ESPRIT LIGHT.
METEOR'S MAN - Raced wide without cover throughout.
CANNY AND THE JET - Raced wide with cover.
Race 3: The Pie Guru Open Handicap - 1400 metres
1st MAMSELLE CORDAY 2nd COLOUR CHARGE 3rd PERFORMIA 4th - MOTORISED
PERFORMIA - Prior to the start was fractious and reared. The mare was examined by the club's veterinary surgeon and cleared to take its place in the field. Rider reported that his mount was inclined to lay in throughout the event.
MAMSELLE CORDAY - Raced keenly in the early stages.
COLOUR CHARGE - Was inclined to lay in for the majority of the home straight.
BASHAN - Raced keenly in the middle stages.
GLACIER EXPRESS - Near the 500 metres attempted a run where there was insufficient room to the inside of BASHAN, which rolled in and caused GLACIER EXPRESS to steady.
MOTORISED - Near the 200 metres laid in momentarily and caused COVENTRY to be taken in onto OKAY SWIFT.
Race 4: The Great Western Hotel QTIS 3YO Handicap - 1300 metres
1st STAR FURY 2nd SHIGZAG 3rd KING MAX 4th - BOLD AND GROOVY
BOLD AND GROOVY - Slow to begin.
PEGUNNY KID - Began awkwardly and made contact with DUDOOMP.
KING MAX - Shifted out at the start and made contact with THE GIRLS IN PARIS.
THE GIRLS IN PARIS - When questioned regarding the tactics adopted on the filly, trainer J. Rundle explained that the instructions given today were the same as at its most recent starts, that is to place the horse under pressure for first 200 metres and attempt to go forward and obtain cover. Apprentice N. Summers confirmed that those were her instructions; however in an attempt to comply, her mount commenced to over-race and refused to settle. She added that she was mindful that when restrained, the horse raced ungenerously and had not anticipated leading by the margin in which she did.
LEGAL PROCEDURE - Began awkwardly. When questioned regarding the performance of the gelding, Jockey A. Coome stated that his mount had been disappointing and was obliged to race further back in the field than expected, and he was surprised by the tempo of today's race. He said that the gelding failed to travel well in the early and middle stages, but had responded somewhat in the straight. He was of the opinion that this may have been due to it being second-up today.
Race 5: Rockhampton Prestige VW Golf 2.8% Class 1 Handicap - 1300 metres
1st RISE TO FAME 2nd SAINTLY PRO 3rd FONDUE 4th - TURKEY BEACH
FONDUE - Slow to begin. Hampered shortly after the start.
HYPER DRIVE - Slow to begin.
REGGIE ROCKET - Jumped in onto SAINTLY PRO, which was taken in and hampered RISE TO FAME, which in turn was taken in onto FONDUE.
RISE TO FAME - Shifted in onto another runner at the start. Near the 850 metres rolled in momentarily and caused HYPER DRIVE to be eased.
THAT’S WOODY- Near 400 metres, made contact with another runner which shifted out.
Race 6: Rockhampton Prestige VW Amarok BM 70 Handicap - 1200 metres
1st- EVENTIDE 2nd - SAY I WON’T 3rd- HALFBLOOD PRINCE 4th - KIPLING
EVENTIDE - Slow to begin.
SAY I WON'T - Bounded in the air at the start. Approaching the 800 metres rolled in and caused JUST CALL ME LOUIE to become unbalanced and have to steady. Raced wide without cover throughout. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the gelding had a laceration to the near fore heel bulb.
PRINCELY - From the 400 metres was held up for clear running and was unable to be fully tested until inside the final 100 metres.
HILLCREST - Hung out in the middle stages.
ABOVE US - Approaching the 200 metres laid in, taking EVENTIDE in slightly and causing TOP ROYAL to be tightened for room and to steady.
MYTHOLOGIST - Raced wide with cover throughout.
TOP ROYAL - Raced wide with cover throughout.
Race 7: Rockhampton Prestige VW Golf AllTrack BM 55 Handicap - 1600 metres
1st- TREMONT 2nd- CHANGING NOTES 3rd- BILO BAR 4th - ROCKCHESTA
SOUTHERN ALBATROSS - Late scratching on veterinary advice, at 7.55 a.m.
Prior to the declaration of correct weight Jockey A. Coome, the rider of CHANGING NOTES, viewed the official video films, and after doing so lodged an objection against TREMONT (Apprentice Q. Krogh) being declared the winner in that Apprentice Krogh had used his whip excessively prior to the 100 metres. After taking evidence from the parties, stewards established that Jockey A. Coome had used his whip on one more occasion than is permitted by the rule and that Apprentice Q. Krogh had used his whip on 4 more occasions than is permitted by the rule. Stewards could not be comfortably satisfied that the use of the whip in excess of what is permitted had affected the placings, given the margin of a long neck. Therefore, the protest was dismissed and the placings ordered to stand. Jockey A. Coome was reprimanded and Apprentice Q. Krogh was fined $200 under A.R. 137A for use of the whip more than permissible. In assessing penalties stewards took into account the unblemished record of both riders.
FUKU RIU - After arriving behind the barriers Jockey C. McIver was dislodged from his mount. Jockey McIver was examined by the Ambulance Officers and cleared to fulfil his engagement. Made contact with another runner at the start. Raced wide with cover.
OZEIN - Contacted by another runner at the start.
ALLGIRL - Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with TREMONT. Raced wide without cover throughout.
TREMONT - Made contact with another runner at the start.
GRAND HOTEL - Raced wide without cover throughout.
BILO BAR - When questioned regarding the gelding racing back in the field, Jockey N. Day said that at its previous start, when racing in a forward position, his mount had a tendency to over-race, however with the addition of the cross-over nose band today, the fast pace of runners to the inside and from a wide barrier he had no option other than to obtain a position towards the rear of the field, where BILO BAR over-raced for a short distance from the 1000 metres to the 800 metres.
ROCKCHESTA - Leaving the 500 metres was unable to obtain clear running and made contact with CHARGING NOTES on a number of occasions until near the 300 metres.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
RACE 7: Apprentice Q. Krogh $200 use of whip on TREMONT 4 times more than permitted.
Trainer D. Munns - Late scratching of TAFFALINA
RACE 7: Jockey A. Coome - use of whip on CHANGING NOTES 1 more than allowed.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
RACE 1: QUIET REFLECTION – Bled First Time- Barred 3 months (A.R. 53A).
Race 1- TAFFALINA 7.55am
Race 7- SOUTHERN ALBATROSS- 7.55am- Vet’s advice.