ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – FRIDAY 2nd OCTOBER, 2015
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – Out 6.5 Metres ENTIRE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr L. Collins
Stewards – Mr B. Nalder, Ms E. Barron & B. Cooke (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – Mr W. Welburn
Judge – Mr I. Schultz
Veterinarian - Mr A. Williams
Bookmakers Supervisor – Mr S. Bryant
Swab attendants – A. Challen
Starter- Mr M. Henderson/ C. Matthews
Stewards Secretary - B. Palmer
SUPPLEMENTARY REPORTS: Race 6: Mel and Trish Slade Class 4 Handicap
Stewards followed up with trainer J. O'Shea regarding the performance of PRIMED FOR DESTINY. Mr O'Shea stated that he was not overly disappointed with the performance as the horse had been beaten by only a small margin, although it failed to run on as expected. He informed stewards that he will give the horse a short freshen up and make adjustments to its feeding regime.
When questioned regarding the performance of ABOVE US, trainer M. Lehmann said that he was disappointed with the horse's performance, as it failed to run on as expected. Mr Lehmann added that he intends to start ABOVE US at the Emerald meeting next week. Jockey J. P. Stanley confirmed that the performance was disappointing, however he attributed this to the slow pace in the event. He added that ABOVE US was inclined to lay out over the concluding stages and said that over a shorter distance with more pace early he would expect an improved performance.
Trainer T. Button reported to stewards that COC DANCER had sustained an injury to its near fore knee and will now be sent for a spell.
Trainer Mr R. Vale advised stewards that ROCK OF FREEDOM had been diagnosed with a digestive problem and was being treated for same.
Stewards conducted inspections on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning of a number of horses racing at today's meeting that were stabled on-course and off-course. As a result, Stewards ordered the late scratching of ELDIYM from Race 4 and DECLINED from Race 5 at 10.22 a.m. Stewards took a statement from trainer Mr C. Garland and blood and urine swab samples were taken from both horses. An inquiry into the reason for the late withdrawals will be held at a later date.
Race 1: Carter Mills Hotel Group Open Handicap - 1100 metres
1st ISA TALA 2nd COVERT CHARMOUR 3rd MOTORISED 4th - PRINCE MONASHEE
ISA TALA - Began a little awkwardly.
MOTORISED - Jockey J. P. Stanley reported that the gelding failed to stretch out throughout and felt sore. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the gelding was lame in the near foreleg. Trainer F. Smith will be advised that he must furnish a veterinary clearance prior to MOTORISED being permitted to race again.
WINGED WARRIOR - On Thursday morning trainer Mr R. Vale notified stewards that the gelding had not eaten up sufficiently overnight after trialling on Monday. However, on Thursday afternoon when stewards attended the stables, when the gelding had again failed to eat up sufficiently, he advised he would scratch the gelding from its engagement and will have blood sample taken for analysis and report the results to stewards.
Race 2: Advanced Exhausts QTIS 3YO Handicap - 1200 metres
1st CRAIGLEA ALTISE 2nd CRAIGLEA WANDOO 3rd PEGUNNY KID 4th - LUCKY CLOVER
THE GIRLS IN PARIS - Began awkwardly. Bumped with another runner on a number of occasions shortly after the start.
CRAIGLEA WANDOO - Bumped with another runner on a number of occasions shortly after the start. Near the 900 metres was taken inwards when LUCKY CLOVER rolled in. App. J. Orman reported the gelding had felt the heavy impost of 61.5 kg in today’s performance.
LUCKY CLOVER - Rolled in onto another runner near the 900 metres. From the 200 metres shifted ground under pressure. Trainer R. Vale advised stewards that the filly will now be sent for a spell.
PEGUNNY KID - Slow into stride.
Race 3: UBET C&G Maiden Plate - 1050 metres
1st OUR SINGLE DOUBT 2nd METEOR'S MAN 3rd DRAGSTER 4th - THE CLANG AFFAIR
METEOR'S MAN - Began awkwardly.
ON THE WICKET - Jumped in at the start and made contact with another runner, resulting in both horses losing ground.
THE CLANG AFFAIR - Contact with another runner at the start, resulting in both horses losing ground.
URBAN SPACEMAN - Raced wide without cover throughout.
Race 4: The Capricornia Community Owned Banking F&M Maiden Plate - 1050 metres
1st MISS CHARISMA 2nd MISS SATINE 3rd FIRST PLAN 4th - LAVRA QUALO
FIRST PLAN - Trainer J. Wigginton reported that the mare had undergone throat surgery since its most recent start. Contacted by another runner at the start.
MISS CHARISMA - Began awkwardly.
LAVRA QUALO - Bounded in the air on jumping.
CRIMSON KIMONO - Made contact with another runner at the start. Following the race it was noted that the filly had sustained a small laceration to its off hind leg.
BULLETIN BELLE - Raced wide without cover throughout.
Race 5: Kix FM Presents Tameaka Powell - 6 November C&G Class 1 Handicap - 1050 metres
1st SHIGERU MAHOGANY 2nd CRAIGLEA MISSION 3rd SOLO SOPRANO 4th - CURLEW
CURLEW - Trainer C. Maxfield was fined $100 under L.R. 67 for the late declaration of Jockey M. Hellyer as the rider of the mare.
SCRATCHY - Slow to begin. Shortly after the start commenced to hang in.
SOLO SOPRANO - Approaching the 900 metres, eased when SCRATCHY which was hanging in raced to its outside
AIRMASS- Approaching the 900 metres, eased and lost ground when SCRATCHY which was hanging in raced to its outside.
SHIGERU MAHOGANY - Held up and unable to obtain clear running until near the 200 metres. Jockey A. Butler was fined $200 under A.R. 137(c) for making a celebratory gesture prior to the winning post.
Race 6: Book Your Christmas Party @ Callaghan Park Races F&M Class 1 Handicap - 1050 metres
1st - JEWELLERY THIEF 2nd - STIRLING GIRL 3rd - DUREEZA 4th - HYPER DRIVE
SWISH WISH - Made heavy contact to its off hind rump when leaving the enclosure. After arriving behind the barriers the mare was examined by the Club's veterinary surgeon and cleared to take its place in the field. Near 200 metres, rolled in and made contact with another runner.
HYPER DRIVE - Began awkwardly and lost some ground. Near the 900 metres had to be eased and became unbalanced on the heels of another runner.
JEWEL BANGLES - Made contact with another runner on jumping.
SOUL SERENADE - Made contact with another runner on jumping.
MINTO'S LASS - Slow to begin, then was further hampered when DORSAL FIN shifted out. Near the 700 metres, eased and shifted out from the heels of another runner.
SONADOR ROSE - Raced wide without cover throughout.
JEWELLERY THIEF - Near the 800 metres eased when JEWEL BANGLES rolled in. Near 200 metres, shifted out and made contact with another runner.
STIRLING GIRL - Near the 200 metres was held up and restrained on the heels of SAVANNAHZEES prior to shifting out to obtain clear running.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
RACE 5: Trainer C. Maxfield $100 - Late notification of rider for CURLEW (L.R.67)
RACE 6: Jockey A. Butler $200 - Celebratory gesture prior to winning post (A.R. 137(c)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Race 1- MOTORISED- Lame near foreleg- Vet cert required prior to next start.
RACE 4: ELDIYM - By order of stewards at 10.22 a.m
RACE 5: DECLINED - By order of the stewards at 10.22 a.m.
Issued subject to correction upon revision.