QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – FRIDAY 2 MARCH 2018
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD 4 RAIL – OUT 7.5M ENTIRE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr L Collins
Stewards – Mr D Macklyn & M. Heath (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – S Bryant
Veterinarian – Dr A Williams
Swab attendants – Mrs Z Newman & Ms K Latifi
Starter – C. Matthews
Race 1: Congratulations Hana & Heath (Mr & Mrs Moore) QTIS 2YO Handicap - 1100 metres
Prior to the declaration of correct weight, J. Stanley, the rider of LEGAL TIES, placed 4th viewed the stewards’ patrol film and after doing so lodged an objection against CRAIGLEA ELLA being declared 2nd, alleging interference near the 400m. After taking evidence from all parties, it was established that leaving the 400m CRAIGLEA ELLA, which was hanging out, made contact with GREAT FOX, which shifted out and caused significant interfernce to WICKED GRIMSHAW and in turn LEGAL TIES. Stewards were of the opinion that this interference had a significant effect on LEGAL TIES, which had cost it the beaten margin and had the interference not occurred that LEGAL TIES would have placed ahead of CRAIGLEA ELLA. Therefore, the objection was upheld with the amended placings
1st RUBY GEORGIE
2nd CRAIGLEA RUBBLE
3rd LEGAL TIES
4th CRAIGLEA ELLA
At a subsequent inquiry, stewards determined the interference was attributable to the mannerisms of CRAIGLEA ELLA and that connections would be advised that the horse must barrier trial prior to its next start.
RUBY GEORGIE – Began awkwardly and was slow into stride. Held up until inside the 400m and near the 300m was placed in restricted room to the inside of CRAIGLEA ELLA.
LEGAL TIES – Momentarily raced in restricted room near the 700m between WICKED GRIMSHAW and RUBY GEORGIE.
WICKED GRIMSHAW – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
CRAIGLEA ELLA – Made contact with another runner at the start.
CRAIGLEA RUBBLE – Made contact with another runner at the start.
GREAT FOX – Subsequent to the event, trainer T Cook advised that the horse was lame in the near foreleg and would now be sent for a spell.
Race 2: Goody’s Earthmoving Pty Ltd Open Handicap - 1200 Metres
CRAIGLEA WANDOO – As B. Pengelly was not riding at the meeting, he was replaced by S. Sheargold as rider.
PARADIS IMPERIAL – N. Day was fined $300 for using his whip on more than 5 occasions prior to the 100m.
STARANTE – J. Stanley reported that his mount lunged forward and stepped back as the start was effected.
Race 3: Mel Slade Fortress Financial Maiden Handicap - 1300 Metres
SILVER FOX was a late scratching at 1:28 pm on veterinary advice.
OLE SNIP – Trainer V. Heading was reprimanded for the late declaration of apprentice D. Graham as rider. Underwent a veterinary examination prior to the race and was passed to take its place in the field. Slow to begin and raced three wide without cover. A subsequent post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Mr Heading was advised that a warning would be placed on the horse for being uncompetitive.
DOOGUS – Slow to begin. A Butler reported that his mount overraced in the early stages. A Butler was reminded to ride his mount out to the line.
UINSAIN – Slow to begin.
OUR CINDERELLA – Refused to jump when the start was effected. Trainer A. Clark was advised that a barrier certificate would be required before the horse’s next start.
Race 4: Tony McMahon Racing Consultancy Ratings Band 0-55 Handicap - 1050 Metres
FLAT TO STACK – Shifted out to avoid heels near the 500m when another runner brushed the running rail.
MAGITORIAL – Raced wide without cover.
BONINO – Raced wide without cover.
AUTHADANE – Hung out in the middle stages.
CORAL SEAS – Had its head down as the start was effected and lost ground.
ATLANTIS CITY – Began awkwardly. Brushed the running rail near the 500m.
Race 5: Brisbane Markets QTIS 3YO Handicap - 1100 Metres
The start of this race was delayed when RED RUNNER required farrier attention to the near fore plate in the enclosure.
BOLD XAVVI – Overraced in the middle stages.
STYLISH CRIMINAL – Slow to begin.
HIDDEN GODDESS – Laid out in the middle stages.
ASTRAL ODYSSEY – Slow to begin.
STAR PICKET – Tightened between FIELDS AVENUE and ASTRAL ODYSSEY at the start and lost some ground.
GREY WIZARD – Slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Race 6: Rockhampton Mini Loads & Truck Hire BM 70 Handicap - 1400 Metres
BRADMAN – Shifted ground when overracing near the 1200m, made contact with the hindquarters of PERFECTLY ALIGNED, causing that runner to shift in and hamper BRADMAN and MONO LAD.
MASON’S CHANCE – Stewards accepted the explanation tendered for the late declaration of apprentice L. Dodds as rider.
MONO LAD – Had its head up and reared on jumping. Shifted ground when overracing near the 1200m and was hampered when another runner shifted in.
PERFECTLY ALIGNED – Bumped on the hindquarters near the 1200m, shifted in and hampered other runners. A short distance later, when overracing and racing ungenerously, was steadied from the heels of MASON’S CHANCE.
HULK HENRY – Raced ungenerously in the early and middle stages. Became unbalanced near the 700m when placed in restricted room to the inside of BRADMAN and had to be eased.
UNCANNY REASON – Began awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a laceration to the horse’s nearside nostril.
Race 7: Become A Club 150 Member Benchmark 65 Handicap - 1200 metres
TIME OUT- Began awkwardly.
HELLUVA HOFFA- Restrained and took a position at the rear of the field.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 3. Tnr. V Heading – late rider declaration – LR. 67
Race 2. N Day - $300 – used whip more than 5 times prior to 100m – AR. 137A(5)(a)(ii)
B. Pengelly – not riding at meeting
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
MASON’S CHANCE, HELLUVA HOFFA
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 2. CRAIGLEA ELLA – hung out, made contact with another runner – barrier trial over at least 800m – AR. 8(t)
Race 3. OLE SNIP – uncompetitive – warning
Race 3. OUR CINDERELLA – refused to jump when the start was effected – barrier certificate – AR. 8(t)
Race 1. LEGAL TIES (4th) v. CRAIGLEA ELLA (2nd) – alleged interference near the 400m - upheld
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 3. OLE SNIP – D. Graham
Race 6. MASON’S CHANCE – L. Dodds
Race 3. SILVER FOX – 1:28 pm – veterinary advice
Published subject to correction upon revision