ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – SATURDAY, 13 MAY 2017
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – SOFT (5)
RAIL – 8 METRES ENTIRE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr. L. Collins
Stewards –Mr. G. Meek, Mr. D. Macklyn & Mr. M. Heath (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – Mr. W. Welburn
Judge – L. Gull/Z Newman
Veterinarian- Dr. B. Newman
Swab attendants – Mr M. Newman
Starter- Mr. C. Matthews
Race 1: Clark Rubber Maiden Plate 1100m
ROUGISSANTE – Declared a late scratching at 11.10 am due to an elevated temperature.
BANSHEE JET – Jumped away awkwardly and was further hampered when INFRANGIBLE jumped outwards, was take out and made contact with MAGNUS RULES. Dipped approaching the 200m and near the 100m jockey D. Evans dropped his whip.
BARACHIEL – Held up momentarily for clear running leaving the 400 metres.
O’BRIEN – Jockey L. Tilley used his whip on 2 occasions more than permissible prior to the 100m.
Race 2: Elders QTIS Three-Years-Old Handicap 1200m
CHEEKY RED – Stood flatfooted at the start and lost some ground. Near the 350 metres had to be eased when another runner lay inwards.
FLYING FERO – Jumped awkwardly.
TWO OF A KIND – Commenced to lay in from near the 500m, placing its rider in difficulty.
PARTY PARDEE – When questioned regarding the performance of the horse, Jockey A. Coome stated that his mount travelled well in the early stages, however failed to run on in the straight and he eased the gelding down over the final 200 metres. A post race veterinary examination revealed congestion on the lungs from a possible infection, and was observed to be coughing post race. Trainer A. Suli advised that the horse had been scoped on return to his stables with findings that mucus was present. Stewards advised him that a veterinary certificate would be required for the horse prior to its next race start.
ROOI ROE – Lay in near the 700m and caused CHEEKY RED to be tightened for room and lose ground. Whilst stewards were mindful of the amount of ground the horse has shifted and that Jockey L. Tilley had corrected ROOI ROE after it shifted ground, a reprimand was issued.
Race 3: Ray White Rural BenchMark 60 Handicap 1050m
ANGELS CROWN – Jumped in the air at the start. Raced wide with cover. Jockey N. Summers was reprimanded for using her whip 6 times over the permissible limit prior to the 100m for a total use of 12 times, some of which was consecutive. Stewards considered the totality of whip use and her good record.
GIVEN WINGS - Jockey L. Tilley used his whip on two more occasions than permitted prior to the 100 metres. Jockey Tilley was reprimanded for this offence and that in Race 1.
HIP SHAKE BANG- Slow into stride.
BOMBER MISS – Eased from the heels of another runner near the 700m and was held up for clear running for a short distance leaving the 200m.
SAUCEY ANGEL – Raced 3 wide without cover.
Race 4: Capricornian Credit Union Class 3 Plate 1300m
CRAIGLEA PISTOL – Began awkwardly and over raced in the middle stages.
MUNSTER – Raced 3 wide without cover from the 900m.
Race 5: Tattersall’s Racing Club Rocky Amateurs Bracelet Open Handicap 1200m
WILDERBEAST – Bounded on jumping.
CRAIGLEA WANDOO – Jockey A. Coome reported his mount slipped on jumping and as a result was slow to begin.
MORE THAN A SONG – Laid in near the 900m and placed MAN OF DESTINY in restricted room.
MAN OF DESTINY – Placed in restricted room near the 900m.
SAY I WONT – Raced wide with cover. Jockey S. Sheargold pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding in that near the 300 metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of LEGAL PROCEDURE, resulting in that horse being taken inwards and tightening COURT CLOWN , which caused it to be checked and lose ground. Jockey S. Sheargold’s licence to ride in rides was suspended for 11 days, to commence at midnight, 16 May and to be up to including 27 May, 2017.
COURT CLOWN – Checked near the 300m. Rider reported that the gelding may have got its tongue over the bit, which contributed to it tiring and weakening over the concluding stages.
WORTHY HERO – Raced 3 wide without cover for the majority of the race.
LEGAL PROCEDURE – Stewards inquired into Jockey D. Evans riding of the horse in the straight. After taking evidence from the ride, it was established that near the 600m he had shifted to the inside of CRAIGLEA WANDOO. Further, he had anticipated improving to the inside of that runner behind SPORTING PAGE. However, near the 300m was taken in and suffered interference, and near the 200m was tightened when there was no clear run between runners forward of him and had to shift outwards. Approaching the 100m when on the heels of WORTHY HERO, had to shift back in and was not fully extended from this point until the winning post. After taking in consideration all of these circumstances, stewards noted the explanation.
Race 6: Bentlys Rocky Amateurs Cup Open Handicap 1600m
WALK TO THE BAR – Slow to begin. Regarding the performance of the horse, it was noted that the horse was slowly away and failed to travel throughout and jockey N. Thomas could provide no other explanation.
FAB’S COWBOY – Raced wide without cover until near the 700 metres.
FASTNET FLYER – Raced wide without cover throughout.
MAMSELE CORDAY – Jockey D. Evans was fined $200 for using his whip on 6 occasions more than the permissible limit for a total of 21 times.
Race 7: Miline Bros Country Cup BenchMark 55 Handicap 1600m
QUICK ASSAULT – Slow to begin and made contact with LOOKSLIKERAIN on jumping.
LOOKSLIKERAIN – Bumped at the start.
TABITHA MAGIC – Slow to begin.
STRATEGIC GLORY – Raced wide without cover throughout.
ONEMORENOBLEDANCER – Raced wide with cover.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 6. D Evans – Jockey – Use whip 6 times over permissible limit for total of 21 times - $200 – AR137A
Race 2. L Tilley – Jockey – C/riding – AR137(a)
Race 3. N Summers – A/jockey – Use whip 6 times over prior to 100m for a total of 12 times – AR137A
LTilley – Jockey – Use of whip 2 times more than permitted prior to the 100m in Race 1 and Race 3 -AR137A
Race 5. S Sheargold – Jockey – C/riding – 11 days – M/n 16.5.17 to 27.5.17 – AR137(a)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Pre-race Urine- ROOI ROE
Pre-Race Blood- PARTY PARDEE, EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN, COURT CLOWN, WORTHY HERO, BOLD AVENUE and OUTBACK PIRATE.
Post- race- All winners
Race 2. Party Pardee – Congestion on lungs/coughing – Vet certificate – AR8(t).
Race 1. Rougissante- 11.10am
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications