ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – SATURDAY 2 JANUARY 2016
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD (4) RAIL – OUT 7.5M ENTIRE
Chairman of Stewards – L. Collins
Stewards – Mr G Meek, Mr D Macklyn and B. Cooke (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – L. Smyth
Veterinarian – R. Olsen
Bookmakers Supervisor – S. Bryant
Swab attendants – E. Hodges
Starter – M. Henderson/ C Matthews
Jockeys Advocate – D. Tanti
Race 1: XXXX Gold Maiden Handicap – 1300 metres
1st – SAMMY SPARROW 2nd – MISS SATINE 3rd – OUR GIRL CHARLOTTE 4th – CYNISCA
When apprentice M. McNelis was to be overweight, apprentice N. Vuille was substituted as the rider of OUR GIRL CHARLOTTE. After giving consideration to the circumstances surrounding the matter, stewards issued M. McNelis with a reprimand.
The start of this race was delayed when the veterinary surgeon was late arriving on course. The start was further delayed when BATTLERS TOO proved difficult to load.
SAMMY SPARROW – Fractious in the barriers prior to the start and as a result was slow to begin.
DUANSKILL – Overraced in the early stages.
FAB'S COWBOY – Raced keenly for a short distance near the 900m and was restrained.
BATTLERS TOO – Slow to begin.
LOVE A RAINY NIGHT – Slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer C. Maxfield indicated that the horse would now be sent for a spell.
Race 2: Happy New Year 2016 Class 3 Plate – 1600 metres
1st – COOL DAYS 2nd – MACHO TYCOON 3rd – DUAN MAJOR 4th – CURLEW
As T. Williams was unable to arrive on course due to transport difficulties, she was replaced by Q. Krogh as the rider of COOL DAYS.
Prior to the declaration of correct weight, A. Butler viewed the photo for first and was satisfied as to the Judge's placings.
LOOKSLIKERAIN – Apprentice N. Summers' saddle shifted forward from the 1200m, placing her at a difficulty for the remainder of the event in restraining her mount and riding it out.
CURLEW – Apprentice N. Vuille was fined $200 for using her whip on more than 5 occasions prior to the 100m.
Race 3: Callaghan Park Functions & Event Centre Class 6 Handicap – 1100 metres
1st – WINGED WARRIOR 2nd – OUR NEDDY BOY 3rd – SMUDGER 4th – FAST FOCUS
D. Hayse replaced apprentice T. Williams as the rider of SOUL SERENADE when no other available apprentice was available.
OUR NEDDY BOY – Placed in restricted room near the 900m when DELAGOS shifted in despite the efforts of its rider and SMUDGER shifted out to avoid heels, resulting in OUR NEDDY BOY being tightened and having to be steadied.
FAST FOCUS – Immediately following the race trainer J. McConachy advised stewards of his concerns with the ride of apprentice M. Murphy. Following this, stewards took evidence from apprentice Murphy, accompanied by Jockeys Advocate D. Tanti, and also Mr McConachy and adjourned the matter to a time and date to be fixed.
DELAGOS – Raced three wide without cover.
SMUDGER – Apprentice Q. Krogh reported that his mount had failed to settle in the early stages and, as observed, had laid out in the middle stages.
Race 4: Saturday 2 April – 2016 Racing Gala Ball Class 3 Plate – 1300 metres
1st – RECTIFIER 2nd – OUR SINGLE DOUBT 3rd – KLISSTRA 4th – CHEERING
DANE CHEVAL – Raced wide with cover.
WAR NOISE – Apprentice N. Summers reported that her mount had travelled fairly and when placed under pressure in the straight had laid out and compounded.
CHEERING – Became awkward for a number of strides after the start.
KLISSTRA – Began awkwardly.
MISS GALATO – Raced three wide without cover.
Race 5: Hahn 3.5 Class 1 Handicap – 1050 metres
1st – JEWEL BANGLES 2nd – FLYING SIREN 3rd – SONADOR ROSE 4th – EEJAY STYLE
HOT SNIPPETY – Slow to begin.
CHLORIDE – A post-race veterinary examination revealed minor bruising to the hind legs.
MUSCOVY – Declared a late scratching at 11.46 a.m. when trainer K. Miller advised that the horse had been injured prior to being transported to the course. A veterinary certificate will be required to be produced before the horse's next start.
LUSHNESS – Raced wide without cover.
BULLETIN BELLE – Raced wide without cover for the majority of the event. Jockey M. Barnham pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding in that near the 650m he used insufficient effort to prevent his mount from shifting inwards, taking JEWEL BANGLES in on to SONADOR ROSE, which was tightened, checked and lost its rightful running. In this incident CHLORIDE clipped the heels of SONADOR ROSE and blundered, LAVRA QUALO shifted out from the heels of CHLORIDE and took HOT SNIPPETY wider, and EEJAY STYLE had to be restrained from the heels of SONADOR ROSE. Jockey Barnham's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of 11 days, to commence at midnight on Saturday 2 January 2016 and expire at midnight on Wednesday 13 January 2016.
FLYING SIREN – Slow to begin.
LAVRA QUALO – Slow to begin.
Race 6: XXXX Bitter Class 1 Handicap – 1050 metres
1st – DOTHERIGHTHING 2nd – DOUBLE DRAMA 3rd – METALLIC POINT 4th – BEST HURRAH
As no other apprentice was available, S. Sheargold replaced apprentice T. Williams as the rider of DOUBLE DRAMA.
LUCIFER'S ANGEL – When questioned regarding the horse's performance, A. Butler stated that his mount had begun well, however was not able to take up a forward position and given the horse was back in distance, he was of the opinion that it failed to travel well throughout, however from the 500m was able to make up ground. Trainer T. Button advised that he was satisfied with the performance, given the drop back in distance to the 1050m today and the outside barrier. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
DOUBLE DRAMA – Slow to begin.
ALL BAR THE JEWELS – Began awkwardly.
Race 7: Toohey's New QTIS 3YO Handicap – 1100 metres
1st – LEGAL PROCEDURE 2nd – DUAN OSCAR 3rd – NINETTE KAN 4th – CHARSON'S GIFT
SUPREME JET – Stewards inquired into A. Butler's riding where there appeared to be a run available to him in the early stages of the straight. Jockey Butler stated that no specific instructions had been issued and he had intended to ride the horse as he had previously and he was able to find a favourable position from the awkward barrier. He said that when a run became available to him he was not able to take advantage of it as the horse was not advancing to do so and as a result from the 200m was held up and his mount went to the line untested. Stewards will seek comment from trainer M. Attard at a later date.
ISLAND TANG – Raced wide throughout.
NINETTE KAN – Hung out and tightened SHROUDED on to REAL DUCHESS near the 900m. As a result, SHROUDED lost some ground.
REAL DUCHESS – Began awkwardly.
SHROUDED – Difficult to load.
CHARSON'S GIFT – Raced wide with cover.
BABES COPYRIGHT – Began awkwardly and lost some ground.
Race 8: Hahn Premium Light BM70 Handicap – 1400 metres
1st – HIDDEN NATURE 2nd – EYE WINSOME 3rd – TOP ROYAL 4th – PRINCE DAN
Due to a miscommunication, A. Lawrence, who was not riding at the meeting, was engaged as the rider of RADIANT JOY. S. Sheargold was subsequently engaged as the rider of this runner. Stewards accepted the explanation tendered.
BASHAN – Jumped awkwardly and made contact with EYE WINSOME.
HIDDEN NATURE – Shifted out at approximately the 200m and made contact with BASHAN, which was taken out, resulting in GLACIER EXPRESS shifting out and away. Jockey Simmons was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground. When questioned in regards to the horse's seemingly improved performance, trainer K. Hansen stated that the horse was not ridden suitably at its previous start and today was able to find a position in a handy, midfield position with cover and he was of the opinion that it would race well in races over this distance.
GLACIER EXPRESS- When questioned regarding riding his mount out, A. Butler stated that his mount was under pressure prior to the 200m after shifting away from another runner had failed to run on. Jockey Butler was advised to ensure he rides his mounts out to the end of the race. Jockey Butler was of the opinion that the horse had come to the end of its preparation. Stewards will confirm if the horse is to be sent for a spell.
Race 9: Le Bronze Cafe Catering Now @ Callaghan Park BM55 Handicap – 1400 metres
1st – RED BOHEMIA 2nd – THE CATHOLIC GIRL 3rd – SON OF A WARRIOR 4th – RED RADA
INACTION – Raced wide from the 800m.
SON OF A WARRIOR – J. Stanley reported that his mount lay in until it was able to find a position on the running rail.
DAM FLASH – Raced wide without cover throughout.
RED BOHEMIA – Slow to begin and shifted in to take up a position at the rear of the field near to the running rail.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 2 App. N. Vuille - $200 – use whip more than 5 times prior to 100m – AR137A (5)(a)(ii)
Race 5 M. Barnham – careless riding – 11 days (2.1.16 – 13.1.16) – AR. 137(a)(a)
Race 1 App. M. McNelis – overweight, replace – AR. 120(b)
Race 3 FAST FOCUS – App. M. Murphy's riding of the horse
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 5. MUSCOVY – injured, late scratching – veterinary certificate – AR. 8(t)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1. OUR GIRL CHARLOTTE – N. Vuille
Race 2. COOL DAYS – Q. Krogh
Race 6. DOUBLE DRAMA – S. Sheargold
Race 8. RADIANT JOY – S. Sheargold
Race 5. MUSCOVY – 11.46 a.m. – injured