ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – SATURDAY 7th MAY, 2016
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – OUT 4.5 METRES ENTIRE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr. L Collins
Stewards – Mr G Meek & Mr G Wust
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – I. Schultz
Veterinarian- A. Williams.
Swab attendants – E Hodges
Starter- M Henderson/ C Matthews
Stewards Secretary - B. Palmer
Race 1: Milner Constructions Pty Ltd QTIS 2-Y-O Handicap - 1050 metres
1st PARTY PARDEE 2nd MANY CLOUDS 3rd MIM'S POET 4th - CRAIGLEA EVELYN
WICKED HUNDRED - Tightened between runners at the start. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding did not reveal any abnormalities.
MIM'S POET - and CRAIGLEA BARINA - Shifted ground at the start.
MANY CLOUDS - Was inclined to lay in under pressure and near the 100 metres bumped MIM'S POET.
Race 2: Kele Property Group F&M Maiden Handicap - 1200 metres
1st LI'L BIT GREEDY 2nd CAREFILLY 3rd THAT PRETTY GIRL 4th - MISS SATINE
NEVAEH - Began awkwardly and lost some ground.
CAREFILLY - Slow to begin.
FLEURETTA BROWN - Near the 900 metres over-raced for a short distance until able to obtain cover. Trainer T. Cook advised stewards that the mare had got its tongue over the bit.
AKSANA - Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
Following the race LI'L BIT GREEDY was suffering from mild heat stress.
Race 3: Hartecs Group Maiden Handicap - 1500 metres
1st AHMAH STAR 2nd TRIGGER LAD 3rd THAT’S WOODY 4th - CRUNCH TIME
CRUNCH TIME - Began awkwardly.
DUAN STORMY - Was a little slow to begin.
JOHANTEE - Raced 3 wide without cover throughout. Apprentice N. Vuille was fined $200 under A.R. 92(12) for failing to claim her full allowance. Apprentice Vuille was fined $200 under A.R. 137A for using her whip on the filly on 5 occasions more than permitted by the rule. In assessing penalty stewards took into account her recent good record in relation to the rule.
AHMAH STAR - When questioned regarding the gelding leading, Jockey D. Hayse said that he was of the opinion that there was not a lot of speed in the race, and from its wide barrier he was instructed to take up a handy position. He said that when the expected leader failed to improve to his inside, his mount assumed the lead of its own accord.
Race 4: Rockhampton Grammar School Past Students Association Class 6 Plate - 1200 metres
1st WILDEBEAST 2nd TOP ROYAL 3rd NELAMOS 4th - OUTBACK LIGHTNING
GREEN EMPIRE and NELAMOS - Slow to begin
TOP ROYAL - Rolled out near the 600 metres, taking GREEN EMPIRE out onto GLACIER EXPRESS.
Race 5: XXXX Gold Class 3 Plate - 1050 metres
1st EKKLESTONE 2nd VAINACIOUS 3rd HOYWEDGE 4th - SHANDIEN
WATASHAM - Laid out in the middle stages. Near the 450 metres rolled out marginally, as EKKLESTONE attempted a narrow run which was obliged to shift out across the heels of VAINACIOUS.
VAINACIOUS - Raced 3 wide for the majority of the event.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Apprentice N. Vuille $200 - fail to claim full allowance (A.R. 92(12).
Apprentice N. Vuille $200 Use whip on JOHANTEE 5 times more than permitted (A.R. 137A)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications