ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – THURSDAY 16th JULY, 2015
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – OUT 4.5 Metres ENTIRE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr. L Collins
Stewards –Mr B. Nalder, Mr G. Meek & B. Cooke (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – C Albrecht
Judge – I Schultz
Veterinarian- A. Williams
Bookmakers Supervisor – D Lonergan
Swab attendants – P Taylor
Starter- T. Woodham/ C Matthews
Stewards Secretary - B. Palmer
Race 1: XXXX Gold QTIS 2YO Handicap - 1200 metres
1st LEGAL PROCEDURE 2nd POWER ON HARRY 3rd ME MYSELF AND I 4th - CHARSON'S GIFT
Stewards considered an objection lodged by Jockey S. McGovern, the rider of ME MYSELF AND I which finished 3rd, against LEGAL PROCEDURE (Jockey M. Hellyer) being declared 1st, alleging interference over the final 200 metres. After taking evidence from the parties involved, viewing the official patrol videos and acting on their own observations, stewards established that LEGAL PROCEDURE laid in initially and crowded ME MYSELF AND I, which had shifted out onto LEGAL PROCEDURE. LEGAL PROCEDURE again laid in slightly shortly after. Stewards were of the opinion that ME MYSELF AND I was not positioned in the run inside of LEGAL PROCEDURE and Jockey McGovern had been able to ride his mount along. Whilst sufficient grounds existed to lodge the objection, given the margin of a length and half between the two runners at the finish, stewards did not believe that any interference suffered by ME MYSELF AND I warranted an amendment to the placings. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed and correct weight declared on the judge's placings. Jockey Hellyer was reprimanded for failing to use sufficient effort to keep his mount straight.
CRAIGLEA JABIRU- Slow to begin.
LEGAL PROCEDURE- Began awkwardly.
CHARSON’S GIFT- Near 200 metres, tightened and was steadied when racing between ME MYSELF AND I, which had shifted out and LEGAL PROCEDURE, which laid in.
CRAIGLEA DEKEN- Raced wide throughout.
Race 2: Callaghan Park Functions & Events Centre QTIS 3YO Maiden Handicap - 1200 metres
1st EEJAY STYLE 2nd FUKUI 3rd CATCH A GLIMPSE 4th- THE EUNUCH
BARBWIRE 'N' ROSES - Fractious in the enclosure and dislodged its rider, who suffered a harmless fall. A warning was placed on the pre-race behaviour of the filly. Began awkwardly.
CATCH A GLIMPSE - Slow to begin. Raced wide throughout.
CHOI OI - Slow to begin. Rider reported that his mount was inclined to over-race in the early stages and when steadied from the heels of DRAGONMOSS near the 900 metres continued to race ungenerously and allowed EEJAY STYLE to improve to his inside.
FUKU RIU - Shortly after the start shifted in and further hampered CHOI OI. Taken wide approaching the 900 metres.
DRAGONMOSS - Shortly after the start commenced to hang out. Rider reported that her mount hung out throughout the event. A warning was placed on the filly's racing manners.
ECHELON ANNIE - Raced wide without cover. When questioned regarding his riding of the filly, Jockey J. Orman stated that he anticipated taking up a more forward position today, however was mindful not to use up his mount, given that it has a short sprint. He added that from the 600 metres his mount was inclined to hang out under pressure and may now be sent for a spell.
Race 3: Hahn 3.5 Maiden Plate - 1400 metres
1st - ROSE OF TRAVESTON 2nd TARA'S RANSOM 3rd OUTBACK WRANGLER 4th - HOT LOVE HIGHWAY
ROSE OF TRAVESTON - Slow to begin.
HERE HE IS - Slow to begin.
AHMAH STAR - Reared in the barriers prior to the start. Slow to begin. Jockey J. Missen stated that he placed his mount under pressure in the early stages in order to maintain a position at the rear of the field, and from the 1000 metres it commenced to hang out, continued to do so throughout and lost significant ground. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer L. Cronan was advised that AHMAH STAR must barrier trial prior to being permitted to race again.
OUTBACK WRANGLER - Raced wide without cover.
HOT LOVE HIGHWAY - Raced wide throughout.
Race 4: Hahn Super Dry BM 65 Handicap - 1050 metres
1st FAST FOCUS 2nd UNSEEN 3rd ELJAY ATOM 4th - PYGMY HUNTER
UNSEEN - Began a little awkwardly.
EIGHT SKIRTS - Slow to begin. Raced wide throughout.
ELJAY ATOM - Raced wide without cover.
GREENBOW - Raced wide throughout. It was observed that the gelding had bled from both nostrils during running. Trainer K. Hansen was advised that, as this was the first time the gelding had bled, it will be barred from racing for three months, under A. R. 53A, and then only after a satisfactory gallop of at least 1000 metres in the presence of a steward.
Race 5: Toohey’s New Open Handicap - 1050 metres
1st EXECUTED 2nd MYTHOLOGIST 3rd PRINCELY 4th - SAY I WON'T
PRIMED FOR DESTINY - Slow to begin, and shortly after the start was hampered when SAY I WON'T shifted in slightly.
SAY I WON'T - Prior to the declaration of correct weight trainer viewed the photo for 3rd and after doing so was satisfied with the judge's placings. Shortly after the start shifted in and hampered another runner. From the 400 metres was held up and unable to obtain clear running until near the 200 metres.
TERMS OF TRADE - Rider reported that his mount was inclined to lay in in the straight.
MCCONACHY - Made contact with another runner on jumping and lost some ground.
EXECUTED - Made contact with another runner on jumping.
TYCOON TATTOO - Raced wide without cover.
MYTHOLOGIST - Near the 700 metres improved onto the heels of TERMS OF TRADE, which was steadied.
Race 6: Mitcon Projects Pty Ltd Class 1 Handicap - 1200 metres
1st - RACING HARADA 2nd - BEST HURRAH 3rd - BENJI 4th - MACGYVER
WHAT A STAR - Slow to begin and was eased shortly after the start when further tightened for room between MACGYVER and LALITA, which had shifted in after making contact with DECLINED. When questioned, rider reported that his mount failed to travel well throughout the race, given that it was resuming after a freshen-up. Jockey D. Evans was fined $200 under A.R. 137A for using his whip on the mare more than 5 times prior to the 100 metres.
INTRUDING - Raced wide without cover.
DOTHERIGHTHING - Raced wide throughout. When questioned regarding its performance, the rider stated that the gelding was disappointing. He was mindful that the horse usually showed pace, however as this was the first time with blinkers, it had failed to race well and suggested to remove the blinkers and step up in distance. Trainer J. McConachy confirmed that the blinkers will be removed for its next race start. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the gelding was displaying a slightly slower recovery rate. A small amount of blood was observed in the back of the horse's throat. Stewards will follow up on that matter.
BENJI - Near the 700 metres raced erratically for a short distance and lost some ground. Held up in the early part of the straight until approaching the 200 metres.
DAM FLASH - Rolled in momentarily near the 700 metres, resulting in LALITA having to be eased.
Race 7: XXXX Bitter Class 3 Plate - 1400 metres
1st - MACHO TYCOON 2nd - CRACKER NIGHT 3rd - HOYWEDGE 4th - RIVARIVA
MURRAMARANG - and RIVARIVA - At the start were tightened for room between DIOXIDES and SUPPOSING, when both runners shifted ground.
BENNY'S HALO - Stood flat-footed at the start and lost ground. Trainer D. Gardiner was advised that a barrier certificate will be required prior to the gelding being permitted to race again.
AL'S BRIEFS - Raced wide without cover throughout. Trainer D. Gardiner was advised to update details with regard to the horse being gelded; otherwise a penalty will be imposed.
LUCK AND FAME- Raced wide throughout.
FONDUE- Raced wide throughout.
DIOXIDES- Raced wide throughout.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
RACE 6: Jockey D. Evans $200 - use of whip on PRIMED FOR DESTINY (A.R.137A)
RACE 1: Jockey M. Hellyer - fail to use sufficient effort (A.R.137(a))
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
RACE 2: BARBWIRE 'N' ROSES - Dislodged rider in enclosure - warning on pre-race manners.
DRAGONMOSS - Hung out. Warning on racing manners.
RACE 3: AHMAR STAR- Hung out- To barrier trial.
RACE 4: GREENBOW - Bled from both nostrils. Barred 3 months (A.R. 53A)
RACE 7: BENNY'S HALO - Stood flat-footed. B/certificate required.