EMERALD JOCKEY CLUB – SATURDAY, 1 July 2017
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – True
Chairman of Stewards – Mr L Collins
Stewards –Mr M Heath (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – Stewards
Judge – D. Henderson
Veterinarian- Dr E Hamilton
Swab attendants –M Newman
Starter- C. Matthews
Race 1: Highlands Financial Planning & Insurance Maiden Plate 1000m
CRAIGLEA COPPER- Prior to correct weight, Jockey M Abe viewed the photo finish image and was satisfied as to the placings.
ISIS DE VEGA- Apprentice D Graham claimed 1kg of her 1 ½ kg allowance. Due to her good record, a reprimand was issued. Near 600 metres, steadied from heels of another runner.
JUST MICHAEL- A little slow to begin.
SIDEREUS SMILE- A little slow to begin. Eased and taken out by another runner
DEBBIE’S DREAM- Slow into stride. Raced wide from the 600 metres.
GLORY ACCOUNT- Apprentice E Bell advised that, even though her hand remained on the reins, use of her whip in a similar manner might be considered excessive.
Race 2: Emerald Jockey Club BenchMark 45 Handicap 1000m
BROOKLYN BOY- Declared a late scratching at 1240pm due to no available rider.
OVERTON ONYX- Underwent a veterinary inspection at the request of the rider. Declared a late scratching by order of Stewards at 2.06pm acting on veterinary advice when found to be lame in the near foreleg. Stewards ordered that all monies invested on OVERTON ONYX be refunded and all winning bets be subject to the following deductions; 8c Win and 11c Place.
GOOD LUCK CHARLIE- Jumped awkwardly, shifted out and hampered other runners.
MOZZINATOR- Hampered at the start.Apprentice E Bell advised that, even though her hand remained on the reins, use of her whip in a similar manner might be considered excessive.
STAR FROM HEAVEN- Hampered at the start.
AUTHADANE- Stood flat-footed and was slow to begin. Raced wide with cover.
CAUGHT SWITCHING- Raced wide without cover throughout.
Race 3: Dallas Powell Memorial Open Handicap 1200m
Prior to the declaration of correct weight, App J Brand and Trainer W Baker (REPO ZEST 3rd) viewed the patrol film and lodged an objection against ISA TALA (2nd). After taking evidence from all relevant parties and viewing the patrol films, Stewards found that approaching the 300 metres, ISA TALA was placed on the rail behind the leader. Approaching the home turn, REPO ZEST rolled out and ISA TALA took advantage of the run to its inside. Any contact between these runners would have been minimal and could not be satisfied that this incident had effected the placings. Accordingly, the objection was dismissed and correct weight given.
REPO ZEST- Apprentice J Brand failed to claim any of her allowance.
COUP D’ETAT- Stood flat-footed and lost considerable ground. A warning would be placed on the gelding.
GIRLS AWAY- Over the concluding stages, placed in restricted room, tightened between runners and checked.
ISA TALA- Contacted on hind quarters and lay in over the concluding stages.
TESTASCANA- From the 100 metres, shifted out over the concluding stages, placed a runner in restricted room and to be tightened. App D Graham was reprimanded and advised to stop riding and straighten her mount in similar circumstances.
Race 4: CH Side Tippers Class B Handicap 1300m
NEVAEH- App J Brand failed to claim any of her allowance. For Race 3 and 4, App Brand was fined $200.
GENERAL BEERS- Slow to begin.
DAKOTA ROCKS- Raced ungenerously shortly after the start. Raced wide without cover throughout.
FLYING FERO- Race wide without cover throughout.
SPLENDABA- Approaching the 100 metres, shifted in to doubtful running inside FIRESTAR PHOENIX, which rolled inwards and caused SPLENDABA to be steadied.
Race 5: Quarries of Queensland BenchMark 55 Handicap 1615m
WAR HORSE- Began awkwardly.
MISHANI CENTURION- Raced wide without cover throughout.
MENDELSSOHN- In regard to the improved performance, Trainer reported the gelding was not suited by dirt surfaces and appreciated the grass surface today.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
App J Brand- Fail to claim allowances- -$200
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Race 2 BROOKLYN BOY- 12.40pm- No rider available.
OVERTON ONYX- 2.06pm- Vet advice
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications