ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – THURSDAY, 21st JULY, 2016
WEATHER – FINE (CLOUDY) TRACK RATING: SOFT (6) upgraded to SOFT (5) 1.49 p.m.
RAIL – OUT 5 METRES ENTIRE COURSE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr L. Collins
Stewards –Mr M. Knibbs, Mr B. Nalder, Mr G. Meek
Clerk of Scales – Mr W. Welburn
Judge – Mr I. Schultz
Veterinarian- Mr A. Williams
Swab attendants – E Hodges
Starter- M Henderson/ C Matthews
Stewards Secretary - R. Palmer
Race 1: Calibre Earthmoving & Environmental Pty Ltd QTIS 2YO Handicap - 1200 metres
1st SPOT THE DIFF 2nd ISIS AMBER 3rd CRAIGLEA ODYSSEY 4th - BENEVOLENT
After arriving behind the barriers LIFE BE IN IT (Apprentice Q. Krogh) was found to have blood in its mouth and MAGIC EIGHT BALL (Apprentice L. Attard), which worked strongly in its preliminary, were examined after arriving behind the barriers. Both runners were declared late scratchings, by order of stewards, at 12.24 p.m. No deductions were applicable.
MISHANI SILVA - Slow to begin.
REMI ROCKS - Began awkwardly and had to be eased from the heels of SPOT THE DIFF.
CRAIGLEA MERCEDES - Near the 700 metres shifted in away from the heels of SPOT THE DIFF and had to be steadied from the heels of RAINBOW JILL.
SNIP 'N' DRIFT - Raced ungenerously near the 1000 metres.
Near the 550 metres CRAIGLEA MERCEDES and REMI ROCKS bumped.
MISHANI BELIEVER - Apprentice C. Jokic was fined $200 under A.R. 137A for using her whip on the filly on 2 occasions more than is permitted under the rule.
Race 2: Seven Maiden Handicap - 1300 metres
1st THE CLANG AFFAIR 2nd NEVAEH 3rd HAYYLER'S FELL 4th - GENTLY GUIDED
The declaration of correct weight was delayed to allow Jockey A. Coome, the rider of SAURABH, to view the video film. It was observed that the outside gate had failed to catch and swung back marginally.
BENTOTA - Slow to begin and then made contact with the runner to its inside.
Shortly after the start NOTHING BUT FUN (Apprentice S. Fawke) shifted out onto ISIS MARMALADE, which was taken in onto CADER IDRIS (Apprentice C. Jokic), which had been slow to begin and was hampered.
NOTHING BUT FUN - Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
Near the 550 metres EIRE'S LEGACY (Apprentice Q. Krogh) shifted out and took NOTHING BUT FUN wider.
HAYYLER'S FELL - Over the concluding stages was inclined to lay out under pressure, rider not able to ride out to the line.
WILDLING - Jumped awkwardly, shifted out and hampered EIRE'S LEGACY.
EIRE'S LEGACY - Raced ungenerously in the early stages.
SAURABH- Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
TABITHA MAGIC - When questioned regarding the tactics adopted on the filly in the early stages, Apprentice B. Grylls said that after beginning well she was unable to take up a position midfield and had to restrain her mount to take up a position closer to the running rail at the rear of the field.
Race 3: Victoria Tavern QTIS 3YO BenchMark 55 Handicap - 1200 metres
1st TAKINGS 2nd DUDOOMP 3rd CLATEAU 4th - YOU CAN'T FIND ME
BOB MARK'S BOY - Slow to begin.
LA DIOSA - Due to a clerical error Martin Harley rather than Martin Haley was incorrectly shown as rider. Slow to begin.
POWER ON HARRY - When Apprentice J. Oliver was not riding at the meeting, stewards permitted Jockey C. McIver to be substituted.
WHYMEGOD - Jumped outwards at the start. Apprentice Q. Krogh pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under A.R. 137(a) in that he allowed his mount to shift in near the 400 metres when not clear of CLATEAU (Jockey A. Butler), which was taken in onto LA DIOSA (Jockey M. Haley), resulting in DUDOOMP (Jockey D. Evans) having to check and lose its rightful running. YOU CAN'T FIND ME (Jockey N. Day), which was following, was checked and shifted out, causing GYPSY SECRET (Apprentice L. Attard) to be steadied. Stewards deemed the incident to be high range careless riding. Taking into account his plea and that this was his first careless riding charge, Apprentice Krogh was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence at midnight on 30th July 2016, up to and including 13th August 2016 (14 days).
JUST CALL ME ANNIE - Raced wide without cover throughout.
Following the running of this race the track rating was upgraded to SOFT 5 retrospectively.
Race 4: Warner Building Group QTIS 3YO BenchMark 55 Handicap - 1200 metres
1st ROCKETTE ROCKET 2nd ARQUATAS 3rd CHICA PEEPS 4th - HIDDEN THUNDER
PENNYCALAINE - When Apprentice L. Attard was to be overweight Jockey S. Sheargold was substituted. Apprentice Attard was fined $100 under A.R. 120(b).
THE GIRLS IN PARIS – Presented and raced with blinkers. Stewards will investigate this matter. Lost near fore plate in running.
COURTZIG - Shortly after the start made contact with THE GIRLS IN PARIS, placing LA PRESNSA in restricted room. Over-raced in the middle stages.
BAGGER TRICKS - Raced wide without cover throughout. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding revealed that it was foot sore in front. Stewards will follow up the matter with trainer S.Sigvart.
CHICA PEEPS - Held up for clear running in the early part of the straight.
Race 5: CJ Homes Class 3 Plate - 1400 metres
1st VAINACIOUS 2nd DENNIS DENUTO 3rd PULSAR 4th - RISE TO FAME
Prior to the declaration of correct weight Mr T. Cook, trainer of PULSAR, and Jockey A. Butler, rider of RISE TO FAME viewed the patrol films to determine whether to lodge objections. After doing so, they elected not to lodge a protest and correct weight was declared.
Jockey M. Haley pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under A.R. 137(a) in that near the 400 metres he permitted MAGGIE'S PAL to shift out when not clear of VAINACIOUS, which was taken out onto TARA'S RANSOM (Apprentice S. Fawke), which resulted in RISE TO FAME (Jockey A. Butler) being checked and losing its rightful running. Stewards deemed the careless riding to be in the mid range. However, given the mitigating factors of Jockey Haley's good record and plea of guilty, stewards ordered that his licence to ride in races be suspended for a period to commence at midnight on 30th July 2016 up to and including midnight on 10th August 2016 (11 days).
DOUBOS- Near the 400 metres, tightened between TARA’S RANSOM and RISE TO FAME, steadied and shifted to the inside.
HOT LOVE HIGHWAY - Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
MAGGIE'S PAL - A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
VAINACIOUS - Blundered near the 700 metres.
Race 6: XXXX Class 4 Handicap - 1050 metres
1st- EL CAPO 2nd- CANNY AND THE JET 3rd- BOMBER MISS 4th - HAPPY SHOPPO
COURT LANE - A pre-race veterinary examination of the mare, which had not raced for more than 12 months, cleared the horse to take its place in the field. Raced wide with cover.
At the start CANNY AND THE JET (Jockey A. Coome) was tightened for room between PHOTOBOMB (Apprentice N. Vuille) and BOMBER MISS (Apprentice S. Fawke), both of which shifted ground.
SHADY DAISY - Raced wide without cover throughout. Near the 900 metres laid in, and KILLER WASP (Jockey D. Evans) also lay in and away from SHADY DAISY, taking ANZUS (Apprentice Z. White) in and causing SUIT (Jockey A. Butler) to be steadied.
KILLER WASP - Raced wide with cover.
Race 7: Callaghan Park Functions & Events Centre Open Handicap - 1050 metres
1st CHARCOAL MELODY 2nd MIDNIGHT CURFEW 3rd SAY I WON'T 4th - PRINCELY
GOWER - Slow to begin.
MIDNIGHT CURFEW - Near the 900 metres laid in onto JEB'S BOY (Apprentice Z. White). Near the 700 metres bumped KUAIMA (Jockey D. Simmons).
KUAIMA and OUTBACK LIGHTNING- Raced wide without cover throughout.
PRINCELY - When questioned regarding her riding near the 400 metres Apprentice B. Grylls explained that her mount was inclined to hang outwards when racing behind GOWER, and when a run became available to its outside, she was able to take advantage of it and the gelding finished the race off well.
Race 8: Heineken @ Callaghan Park BenchMark 60 Handicap - 1200 metres
1st WORTHY HERO 2nd - CLOSE THE BEACHES 3rd ZAHA EXPRESS 4th - CHEERING
Apprentice L Attard was fined $200 under AR 118 for changing his riding boots after weighing out.
GAS BURNER - Bounded in the air at the start.
NADOR - At the start jumped in and caused GAS BURNER to be taken in onto BLOODED (Apprentice C. Jokic).
ESPRIT LIGHT - Slow to begin.
ABOVE US - Began awkwardly.
WORTHY HERO - When questioned about the apparent improved performance of the gelding, trainer C. McIver stated that he was of the opinion that the horse did not run out a strong 1400 metres at its previous start. He attributed the improvement today to the decrease in weight, particularly the claim of the apprentice and distance.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
RACE 1: Apprentice C.Jokic $200 - use whip on MISHANI BELIEVER 2 more than permitted under A.R. 137A.
RACE 4: Apprentice L. Attard $100 - overweight and replaced (A.R.120(b).
Race 8- Apprentice L Attard- $200- Changed his riding boots (AR 118)
RACE 3: Apprentice Q. Krogh - careless riding (A.R. 137(a) from midnight 30/07/2016 to 13/08/2016 (14 days)
RACE 5: Jockey M. Haley - careless riding (A.R.137(a)) - from midnight 30/07/2016 to 10/08/2016 (11 days)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Pre-Race Race 1 SPOT THE DIFF, Race 2 THE CLANG AFFAIR, Race ARQUATAS, Race 5 RISE TO FAME, Race 7 SAY I WONT, Race 8 PYGMY HUNTER
Post-race- All winners
LIFE BE IN IT- 12.24pm- Blood in its mouth
MAGIC EIGHT BALL- Keen in Preliminary
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 3 POWER ON HARRY- C McIver for J Oliver (not riding at the meeting)
LA DIOSA- M Haley
Race 4 PENNYCALAINE- S. Sheargold for L. Attard (overweight)
Race 5 MAGGIE’S PAL- M Haley