QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – FRIDAY, 4th NOVEMBER, 2016
WEATHER – OVERCAST/FINE TRACK RATING – SOFT 5/ Upgraded to Good 4 retrospective to Race 1 RAIL – TRUE ENTIRE COURSE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr. L Collins
Stewards –Mr. G Meek, Mr B. Nalder & Ms E. Barron
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – I. Schultz
Veterinarian- A. Williams
Swab attendants – K. Warwick/E. Hodges
Starter- M. Henderson/ C. Matthews
Stewards Secretary - B. Palmer
Throughout the day the Integrity Regulation Unit conducted routine stable inspections, resulting in trainer C. Maxfield being fined $200 under A.R. 178F for failing to have a treatment book available.
Race 1: Ratings Band 0-55 Handicap - 1050 metres
1st - BLOODED 2nd - COBUNGRA BOY 3rd - LUCKY CLOVER 4th - SUPERIOR DRAGON
SUPERIOR DRAGON - Reared as the start was effected.
SOLO SOPRANO - Shifted out abruptly at the start, taking SUPERIOR DRAGON out, resulting in both runners losing ground.
BLOODED - Apprentice Z. White was fined $300 under A.R. 137A for using her whip on the gelding on more occasions than permitted under the Rule.
Retrospective to Race 1, the track was upgraded to a Good (4).
Race 2: BM 70 Handicap - 1500 metres
1st - STOP CRYING 2nd - HALFBLOOD PRINCE 3rd - OUR NEDDY BOY 4th - PRINCE DAN
STYLISH LUCK - Slow into stride, then in the early stages over-raced and raced wide for the majority of the event.
RIGHTONCUE - Apprentice L Attard was fined $100 for using his whip on the gelding 3 times more than is permitted under A.R. 137A. Stewards took into account his good record regarding this rule. When questioned both trainer M. Attard and Apprentice L. Attard expressed their disappointment with the performance. Trainer explained that he had instructed that the horse be ridden closer with a view to getting to the outside in the straight, however it was ridden back in the field, as per its previous start. Mr Attard said that he would freshen the horse up with a view to starting in approximately 3 weeks. Apprentice Attard stated that the pace of today's race was quicker than at its previous start and when asked to respond the gelding failed to make ground. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
GOWER - Jockey R. Bishop was reprimanded under A.R. 137A for using his whip on the gelding 3 times more than is permitted and 1 consecutively. Stewards were mindful that this was his first ride in Australia since the introduction of the new rules.
Race 3: Maiden Plate - 1300 metres
1st - FLYING FERO 2nd - HAYYLER'S FELL 3rd - LORD RUSSEL 4th - CHIEF ADVOCATE
BAYSIDE BANDIT - After being loaded into the barriers attempted to get under the front barrier gate. The gelding underwent a veterinary examination and was cleared to take its place in the field.
CHIEF ADVOCATE - Proved difficult to load. Jockey S. Sheargold reported that his mount laid out under pressure over the concluding stages.
CHILLICON CARNE - Raced wide without cover throughout.
Race 4: Breeders Plate QTIS 2YO C&G Maiden Plate - 1050 metres
1st - BOLD KINGSTON 2nd - ALLROUND GLORY 3rd - BAUHINIA STORM 4th - THE BANK MANAGER
The start was delayed approximately 5 minutes as the horses were late arriving at the barriers and JUSTALAD had to be re-saddled.
APARICIO - Slow to begin. and was further hampered when CRAIGLEA WARKAT shifted in and a short distance after the start raced ungenerously.
NEED A WARRANT- Hung out near the 800 metres, taking CRAIGLEA WARKAT wider on the track.
DUAL PERSONALITY - Began awkwardly and was inconvenienced when BOLD KINGSTON jumped inwards.
REAL LUCKY - Slow into stride.
ALLROUND GLORY - Raced wide without cover and in the straight raced greenly.
CRAIGLEA MAXX - Near the 900 metres shifted in slightly and caused REPLACEMENT to steady.
Race 5: Breeders Plate QTIS 2YO Fillies Maiden Plate - 1050 metres
1st - PARADIS IMPERIAL 2nd - ROYAL MYTH 3rd - CRIMSON STAR 4th - FORGOTTEN FEELING
The declaration of correct weight was delayed while stewards considered an objection lodged immediately following the race by Jockey N. Day and trainer L. Rowe (PARADIS IMPERIAL) which finished 2nd, against ROYAL MYTH being declared the winner, alleging interference over the concluding stages. After taking evidence from the parties involved, viewing the official patrol films and taking into account their own observations, stewards established that near the 200 metres ROYAL MYTH commenced to shift out under riding, which took PARADIS IMPERIAL out approximately 3 horses. Apprentice White stopped riding and straightened her mount. Shortly after this, again under riding, ROYAL MYTH shifted out under pressure, taking ROYAL MYTH out further. Given the margin of a short neck between the horses at the finish, stewards were of the opinion that had ROYAL MYTH not taken PARADIS IMPERIAL outwards, that horse would have won the race. Accordingly, the protest was upheld and the placings amended as follows: 1st PARADIS IMPERIAL, 2nd ROYAL MYTH, 3rd CRIMSON STAR and 4th FORGOTTEN FEELING. Correct weight was declared on the amended numbers. Apprentice White was reprimanded.
NASTY GAL- Declared a late scratching at 2.00pm on veterinary advice. A veterinary certificate of fitness will be required prior to its next start.
CRAIGLEA OREA - Slow into stride.
CRIMSON STAR - Made contact with another runner at the start.
FORGOTTEN FEELING - Made contact with another runner at the start.
PARADIS IMPERIAL - Began awkwardly.
GAP THE FIELD - At the start shifted in onto CRAIGLEA MONETA.
HOURGLASS TIME - Raced wide without cover throughout.
CRAIGLEA AIRLIE - Near the 900 metres was eased from the heels of ROYAL MYTH.
CRAIGLEA MONETA- Raced wide without cover throughout.
Race 6: Open Handicap - 1200 metres
1st- WILDEBEAST 2nd- MISHANI GLADIATOR 3rd- PRINCELY 4th - SAY I WON'T
EMBRACE THE PAIN and CHEAPSKATER - Made heavy contact on jumping.
MISHANI GLADIATOR - Raced wide with cover throughout.
MAHRAJAAN - Raced wide without cover throughout.
JEWELLERY THIEF - Near the 700 metres over-raced and was restrained.
CHEAPSKATER - A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the horse was lame in the near fore fetlock. A veterinary clearance of fitness must be provided prior to the gelding racing again.
TERMS OF TRADE - Jockey N. Day was reminded of his obligation to ride his mounts to the winning post.
Race 7: Class 1 Handicap - 1200 metres
1st - HELLUVA HOFFA 2nd - BEST HURRAH 3rd - NORUDDER NOCOMPASS 4th - QUIET REFLECTION
DECALI - Slow to begin.
HELLUVA HOFFA – Slow to begin.
OUR LUCKY LUCY - Raced wide without cover throughout.
THE CATHOLIC GIRL - Raced wide without cover.
TWO OF A KIND - Raced wide with cover. For a short distance at approximately the 300 metres became awkward on the heels of OUR LUCKY LUCY.
QUIET REFLECTION - Near the 1050 metres shifted out and tightened NORUDDER NOCOMPASS onto OUR LUCKY LUCY.
CHEEKY RED - When questioned with regard to the performance of the gelding, Jockey A. Coome expressed his disappointment. He stated that the gelding was positioned well and raced well throughout, however when placed under pressure failed to respond to his riding. Stewards will follow up with trainer R Vale in the coming days.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Trainer C. Maxfield $200 - Fail to have treatment book available (A.R.178F)
RACE 1: Apprentice Z. White $300 Use whip on BLOODED on 4 occasions more than permitted (A.R. 137A.
RACE 2: Apprentice L. Attard $100: Use whip on RIGHTONCUE 3 times more than permitted under A.R. 137A.
RACE 2: Jockey R. Bishop - Use whop on GOWER 3 times more than permitted under A.R.137A.
RACE 5: Apprentice Z. White - Careless riding (A.R. 137(a).
RACE 5: 2nd, PARADIS IMPERIAL (Jockey N. Day) against ROYAL MYTH (App. Z. White) being declared 1st: Dismissed. Placings amended.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Pre-race- Race 1 COBUNGRA BOY (urine), Race 2 ALAKRIS, PULSAR. HAYYLER’S FELL, NORUDDER NOCOMPASS.
Post-race- All Winners (and 2nd place getters in Race 4 & 5) & NORUDDER NOCOMPASS
RACE 5: NASTY GAL- Swelling & Bruising to hind legs. Vet certificate required
RACE 6: CHEAPSKATER - Lame in near fore fetlock. Vet clearance required.
NASTY GAL- Vet’s advice- 2.00pm.