QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – TUESDAY, 29 NOVEMBER, 2016
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – OUT 5.5 metres ENTIRE COURSE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr. L Collins
Stewards –Mr. G. Meek & M Heath (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – I. Schultz
Veterinarian- J Rickards
Swab attendants –J Summers
Starter- M Henderson/ C Matthews
Stewards Secretary - B. Palmer
Stewards opened an inquiry into an incident between Jockey L Attard and Jockey M. Stephens at Bluff on Saturday 26 November, 2016. Stewards took evidence from the riders involved and also from stewards G. Meek G. Wust. The inquiry was adjourned to a time and date to be fixed.
Late Riding Changes:
As Jockey N. Day was indisposed for personal reasons and unable to fulfil his engagements, substitutions were made as per the Stewards Race Day Summary;
Race 1: Happy Birthday Trish Rowe QTIS 2YO Maiden Handicap - 1050 metres
1st - THE BANK MANAGER 2nd - JUSTALAD 3rd - REPLACEMENT 4th - NOW ASK ME
JUSTALAD - Slow to begin.
NOW ASK ME – Jumped out at the start.
CARROSA - Jumped out at the start. Raced 3 wide without cover until the 800 metres
REPLACEMENT - Near the 700 metres shifted in and caused THE BANK MANAGER to be eased.
Race 2: McGrath Class 6 Plate - 1100 metres
1st - ZIZA SPIRIT 2nd - ONEHUNDREDCLICKS 3rd - CASINO THOUGHTS 4th - KING COBIA
CASINO THOUGHTS - Slow to begin and began a little awkwardly.
KING COBIA - Approaching the 900 metres hung in, despite the efforts of its rider, and tightened STRAIGHT GOLD in onto ZIZA SPIRIT.
ONEHUNDREDCLICKS - Near the 150 metres shifted out and bumped KING COBIA.
When questioned regarding the performance of STRAIGHT GOLD, Jockey A. Coome said that the gelding was disappointing. He stated that after being hampered near the 900 metres the horse had travelled well early, however once placed under pressure failed to respond to his riding and may not have appreciated the firm track surface. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the gelding had swelling and was lame in the near hind leg. Trainer G. Bell said that it was now her intention to spell the gelding. Nevertheless, she was advised that she must provide a veterinary clearance before the horse will be permitted to race again.
Race 3: Jet Dry Cleaning QTIS 3YO Handicap - 1400 metres
1st - RUBY REMEDY 2nd - QUICK AND EASY 3rd - RUSTY SCOOTER 4th - CAPE HALIFAX
CAPE HALIFAX - Made contact with another runner on jumping.
DAUNTING LASS - Contacted by another runner on jumping.
RUSTY SCOOTER - Slow into stride.
GIDGEE COALS - Shortly after the start was restrained when QUICK AND EASY shifted in slightly and commenced to race ungenerously until near the 1100 metres.
Race 4: Regional Financial Planning Maiden Handicap - 1200 metres
1st - JEKOTA 2nd - MONACO DREAM 3rd - CHILLI CON CARNE 4th - LEROY DOUGHBOSS
CROSS QUESTION - Began awkwardly and lost ground.
LEROY DOUGHBOSS - Slow to begin, then made heavy contact with OTTIS.
OTTIS- Heavy contact with another runner at the start.
POR UNA CABEZA - Slow to begin
DYNAMIC EMBRACE - Raced wide with cover throughout.
CHILLI CON CARNE - Raced wide without cover throughout. Rider lost her whip near the 300 metres.
JUST ASKING - Jumped outwards at the start and lost ground.
WALLEN - Near the 1000 metres over-raced, shifted in, taking JEKOTA in onto UNO KATY.
Stewards inquired into an incident that occurred near the 900 metres in which OTTIS (App. L. Tilley) over-reacted when restrained when LEROY DOUGHBOSS (App N Summers) shifted in and in doing so tightened the running of CROSS QUESTION (App. C. Bayliss). IN OUR SIGHTS (J Taylor) which was following OTTIS, was eased as a result.
JUST ASKING - Near the 500 metres made contact with the hindquarters of WALLEN (Jockey M. Barnham), which was turned inwards and resulted in JUST ASKING being further tightened for room when LEROY DOUGHBOSS (App. N. Summers) shifted out. Apprentice Summers was advised to exercise more care.
Race 5: Regional Insurance Brokers Class 2 Handicap - 1100 metres
1st - ROOI ROE 2nd - REGGIE ROCKET 3rd - CHIEF ADVOCATE 4th - KIPLING
FINAL HOPE - Made contact with DIPPED IN GOLD on jumping. Near the 700 metres FINAL HOPE rolled in and made contact with DIPPED IN GOLD. App. White reported that her mount was inclined to hang in for the majority of the race, and raced wide with cover.
CHIEF ADVOCATE - Slow to begin then raced wide without cover.
Apprentice Darren Evans pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under A.R. 137 (a) in that near the 900 metres he allowed THE CLANG AFFAIR to shift in, taking FINAL HOPE (App. Z.White) in, causing that horse to be checked and lose its rightful running, and resulting in DIPPED IN GOLD to be tightened for room. Apprentice Evans was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence at midnight on 3rd December 2016 up to and including 14th December 2016 (11 days)
Near the 150 metres THE CLANG AFFAIR (App. D. Evans) hung in and TAKINGS made contact with its hindquarters which turned it inwards. TAKINGS (Jockey A. Coome) was then further tightened for room between KIPLING (Jockey B. Stewart) and THE CLANG AFFAIR.
KIPLING - Stewards questioned Jockey B. Stewart in relation to his mount being ridden back in the field today. Jockey Stewart explained that he was instructed to ride patiently, and rather than race wide, he elected to obtain a position at the rear of the field from its wide barrier. He added that he was mindful of his instructions not to expose the horse too early in the straight. The explanation was noted.
DIPPED IN GOLD - Apprentice C Bayliss was reprimanded for using his whip on his mount when it was out of contention.
Apprentice L. Tilley was found guilty of a charge of careless riding in that near the 300 metres he permitted ROOI ROE to shift out when insufficiently clear of REGGIE ROCKET (App. Q. Krogh), which resulted in that horse being taken outwards and FINAL HOPE (App. Z. White) being obliged to hold its course. App. L Tilley was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence from midnight on Sunday 4th December 2016, up to and including 16th December 2016 (12 days)
Race 6: Butler Partners BM 65 Handicap - 1500 metres
1st - COURTZIG 2nd - HALFBLOOD PRINCE 3rd - ATARATZI 4th - COLD BLOODED
FAB'S COWBOY - Began awkwardly.
HALFBLOOD PRINCE - Began awkwardly.
PULSAR - Slow to begin.
COURTZIG - Near the 900 metres was eased from the heels of OUR NEDDY BOY.
MACHO TYCOON- Stewards will seek an explanation in regard to the performance of the gelding.
Race 7: Onsite Fleet Maintenance Class 1 Handicap - 1300 metres
1st - NORUDDER NOCOMPASS 2nd - THE CATHOLIC GIRL 3rd - SUNRISE GLORY 4th - SUPER TUSCAN
NORUDDER NOCOMPASS, GENTLY GUIDED and PLAIN 'N' SIMPLE were slow to begin.
HAYYLER'S FELL - Raced wide without cover throughout.
PLAIN 'N' SIMPLE - Raced wide without cover throughout.
CAPE LUCK - Jockey J. Taylor reported that when he restrained the filly from heels near the 1200 metres his mount over-raced and got its head in the air for a short distance.
SUNRISE GLORY - From the 300 metres until near the 200 metres was held up for clear running.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Jockey N. Day – indisposed for personal reasons.
RACE 5: Apprentice Darren. Evans - careless riding (A.R. 137(a)), from 3/12/16 to 14/12/16 (11 days).
Apprentice L. Tilley - careless riding (A.R. 137(a)), from 4/12/16 to 16/12/16 (12 days)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
PRE-RACE- ONEHUNDREDCLICKS (Urine), QUICK AND EASY (Blood), SUNRISE GLORY (Blood)
POST- RACE- All Winners
RACE 2: straight gold - Vet cert required.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
RACE 1: REPLACEMENT - Jockey S. Sheargold replaced Jockey N. Day (indisposed)
RACE 6: HALFBLOOD PRINCE - Jockey R. Plumb replaced Jockey N. Day