ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – THURSDAY 13 JULY 2017
WEATHER – OVERCAST TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – OUT 5 METRES ENTIRE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr. L Collins
Stewards –Mr. G Meek, Mr B Nalder & M Heath (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – I. Schultz
Veterinarian- J. Rickards
Swab attendants –Z Newman
Starter- C. Matthews
Race 1: On Site Fleet Maintenance BM 75 Handicap- 1823 metres
FIRST STIMULUS – Stewards questioned Apprentice S. Lacy and trainer A. Clark in relation to the tactics and performance of her mount. Apprentice Lacy stated that her instructions were to go forward if the horse began well, however it stood flat-footed and missed the start. She then attempted to stay one off the fence, but was unable to do so and the horse over-raced in the early and middle stages. Apprentice Lacy added that towards the home turn she managed to get to the outside and her mount sprinted only fairly. Mr Clark stated the instructions were to lead or to be outside the lead if possible. He did note that the horse had over-raced and was up in class and backing up from its win last week. Mr Clark added that he may engage a stronger rider in future. Stewards were aware that Apprentice Lacy was unable to improve her position from near the 1600m when racing to the inside of SPECIFIC CHOICE and had HALFBLOOD PRINCE positioned to her outside. Stewards noted the explanations of both parties.
Trainer J. Manzelmann pleaded guilty to a charge under AR175(k) in that he had been negligent in saddling ARTIBAI and KNOWING ME when presented with the incorrect saddles. Mr Manzelmann was fined $500.
Race 2: Rockhampton Mini Loads & Truck Hire Maiden Handicap- 1300 metres
NIGHTS ABLAZE – The start was delayed when the horse had to be resaddled and the girth replaced. Slow to begin.
CASUAL DUDE – The start was delayed when the horse had to resaddled.
JUST MICHAEL – Slow to begin.
STORM UP – Raced wide throughout.
CRAIGLEA COPPER – Raced wide throughout.
Race 3: Regional Insurance Brokers Class 3 Plate- 14100 metres
BEYOND - Slipped behind and began awkwardly.
DENNIS DENUTO – Trainer J. McConachy was directed that the horse be retained on course for 2 hours so further post race samples can be obtained.
Race 4: XXXX Gold QTIS 3YO Fillies BM 55 Handicap- 1200 metres
LUARICA – Slow to begin and jumped outwards, hampering STAR FROM HEAVEN. Raced wide throughout.
STAR FROM HEAVEN – Hampered at the start.
Race 5: Free Venue Hire QTIS 3YO Colts and Geldings BM 55 Handicap - 1200 metres
BARACHIEL – Slow to begin.
UNCANNY – Eased from the heels of CHAYSE ‘N’ MASON near the 900m. Raced wide with cover.
BONINO – Shifted out under pressure from the 200m.
OUR BOY PENDLES – Shifted ground from the 100m.
CYCLONE FUGITIVE – Immediately approaching the winning post had to be restrained when placed in restricted room.
CHAYSE ‘N’ MASON – Raced wide without cover.
AURUM LAD – Raced wide without cover.
REDATAQ – Jockey M. McGillivray reported his mount was lame on return to scale. A post race veterinary examination revealed the horse to be lame in the near fore knee. The horse was treated by the veterinary surgeon, and connections advised that a veterinary clearance must be provided prior to its next race start.
OVERLOAD – Apprentice H. Phillips was fined $200 for use of her whip on more than 5 occasions prior to the 100m.
CYCLINE FUGITIVE – Jockey A. Coome was fined $200 for use of his whip on more than 5 occasions prior to the 100m.
Race 6: Hahn 3.5 Class 6 Plate - 1200 metres
RECTIFIER – Declared a late scratching at 9.47 am when advised the horse had an elevated temperature.
EL CAPO – Slow to begin.
MISS ANNA – Slow to begin.
STRAIGHT GOLD – Jockey L. Tilley pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding in that near the 400m he permitted his mount to shift outwards when not sufficiently clear of STAR FURY, ridden by jockey D. Simmons, resulting in that horse being place in restricted room and having to be checked. Jockey Tilley’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of 9 days. Stewards considered this breach to be a low range careless riding offence, and such suspension to commence at midnight 13 July and to be up to and including 22 July.
Race 7: Summer Bright BM 55 Handicap- 1050 metres
CROSS QUESTION – Began very awkwardly and lost ground.
POETIC SHOW – Slow to begin.
CLAPPERS – Hung out in the middle stages. Warning recorded against the horse.
GOLFING – In the middle stages was awkwardly placed to the outside of CLAPPERS and had to be eased.
PRELUSIVE STRIKE – Raced wide without cover throughout.
COZUMEL – Raced wide without cover throughout.
HYPER DRIVE – Raced wide with cover.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 1. John Manzelmann – Trainer – Negligence in saddling Artibai, Knowing - $500 –
Race 5. Hannah Phillips – A/jockey Use whip more than 5 times prior to 100m - $500 –
Race 5. Adrian Coome – jockey Use whip more than 5 times prior to 100m - $500 –
Race 6. Les Tilley – Jockey – C/riding – 9 days – M/n 13.7.17 to m/n 22.7.17 – AR137(a)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Race 5. Redataq – Lame near fore knee – Vet. clearance – AR8(t)
Race 6. Rectifier – 9.47 am
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications