Stewards Report

Rockhampton Jockey Club Inc

Rockhampton Provincial | TAB

Thu 05 Mar Heavy 9

Rail

True Entire Course

Track

Turf
Heavy 9 Pen 6.2

16mm last 24hrs, 16mm last 7 days

Nil last 24hrs, 20mm last 7 days

Showers

Track conditions update: 12:02AM Friday 06 March
Last Track Rating Update: Finalised 5/3 - 7.30am
TRACK INFO: Track Downgraded to (Heavy 8) @ 11:55am

Nominations

Fri 28/02/20 11:00am

Weights

Mon 02/03/20 12:00am

Acceptances

Tue 03/03/20 09:30am

Riders

Tue 03/03/20 12:00pm

Scratchings

Thu 05/03/20 07:30am

Late Nominations

Races: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Feature, Group and Listed races may have different acceptance closing times. Group 1 races have staggered closing times for nominations that differ from the general dates and times listed above. Please refer to the full published conditions for these races for details.

QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
 
STEWARDS REPORT
 
ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB –  THURSDAY 5 MARCH 2020
 
WEATHER – SHOWERS
TRACK RATING –  SOFT 6
HEAVY 8 @ 10:30 AM
HEAVY 9 after RACE 2
RAIL – TRUE
PENETROMETER – 6.2
 
OFFICIALS
 
Chairman of Stewards – J. Adams
Stewards – T. Hudson, G. Meek, E. Suli (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – S. Bryant
Veterinarian – Dr S. Olsen
Swab Attendants – E. Burgess, N. Boyle
Starter – R. Hanson
 
GENERAL
 
As N. Day was not riding at today’s meeting due to transport difficulties, riding replacements were made as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.
 
Race 1: KENNAS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS MAIDEN PLATE – 1300M
 
COMMANDER’S WATCH – An inquiry will be held at a time and date to be fixed in relation to Jockey T. Chambers’ use of the whip prior to the 100m.
 
OR ELSE – Jumped away awkwardly. Laid in under pressure in the straight. Rider M. Wishart reported that her saddle slipped back in the vicinity of the 400m, placing her at a disadvantage over the concluding stages.
 
ESPEREUS – Jumped away awkwardly and as a result was slow into stride.
 
PRESLEY ROAD – Slow to begin.
 
LOVE’S BEST HOPE – Jumped away awkwardly.
 
PARIS LOVE – Laid in under pressure in the straight.
 
JOMERA – When questioned regarding the filly leading in today’s event, jockey A. Sewell stated it was his intention to settle off the pace today, but after jumping well he was able to find the lead without making use of his mount, however, when placed under pressure in the home straight his mount weakened noticeably and was disappointing in its finishing efforts. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
 
Race 2: CAPRICORN REWIND AND ELECTRICAL RATINGS BAND 0 – 65 H'CAP – 1300M
 
SECRET SITES was a late scratching at 2:39 pm after being fractious in the tie-up stalls. Trainer Mr T. Cook was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to a future race start.
 
ATTIQUE was a late scratching on veterinary advice at 2:57 pm after lunging forward in the gates. Trainer Mr A. Coome was advised that a warning would be placed on the record of ATTIQUE in relation to its barrier manners.
 
On the announcement of correct weight stewards ordered that all monies invested on SECRET SITES and ATTIQUE be refunded, with the following deductions to apply to successful wagers placed prior to 2:39 pm:
 
26 cents in the dollar for the win #3
23 cents in the dollar for place of winner #3
47 cents in the dollar for 2nd place #2
31 cents in the dollar for 3rd place #5
 
And with the following deductions to apply to successful wagers placed between 2:39 pm and 2:57 pm:
 
16 cents in the dollar for the win #3
16 cents in the dollar for place of winner #3
24 cents in the dollar for 2nd place #2
22 cents in the dollar for 3rd place #5
 
ADDICTED – Slow to begin.
 
STRAWBERRY BLONDE – Laid out under pressure in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
 
KINGS COUNTY – Slow to begin. Rider A. Sewell pleaded guilty to a charge of excessive use of the whip (11 times prior to the 100m, 19 times in total) and was fined $200. In determining penalty, stewards took into account that jockey Sewell had only been reprimanded in the past 3 years.
 
Following the running of this event stewards downgraded the track to HEAVY 9.
 
Race 3: USG BORAL QTIS 2YO C&G MAIDEN H'CAP – 1200M
 
Correct weight was delayed to allow stewards to consider a protest lodged by J. Stanley, the rider of ACCARDO, placed 2nd by the Judge, against BRIGALOW BOY (R. Wiggins) being declared the winner, alleging interference over the final 100m. After considering all the evidence and viewing the patrol footage, stewards established that approaching the 100m ACCARDO laid in, and approaching the final 20m BRIGALOW BOY laid out, slightly brushing ACCARDO. After taking into account the extent of the interference and its proximity to the winning post, stewards could not be comfortably satisfied that had the interference not occurred ACCARDO would have beaten BRIGALOW and as such dismissed the protest and declared correct weight on the Judge’s placings.
 
ACCARDO – Laid in under pressure in the straight.
 
BLOW THE WHISTLE – In the vicinity of the 900 became awkwardly placed on the heels of ACCARDO, which rolled out for a stride. Jockey L. Tilley pleaded guilty to a charge of excessive use of the whip (8 times prior to the 100m, 18 times in total) and was fined $100.
 
BRIGALOW BOY – Raced wide without cover throughout the event. Laid out under pressure over the concluding stages.
 
FOXTER – Jumped away awkwardly and was slow into stride.
 
GENERAL MO – Raced wide throughout.
 
NINETY NINE RED – Jumped away awkwardly.
 
AERIAL COMBAT – Slow to begin. Jockey L. Dillon pleaded guilty to a charge of excessive use of the whip (14 times prior to the 100m, 18 times in total) and his licence to ride in races was suspended for 2 weeks, to commence midnight Sunday 22 March and expire at midnight Sunday 5 April 2020. In assessing penalty, stewards were mindful that this was jockey Dillon’s third suspension in regards to excessive whip use in the past 4 weeks.
 
LEGAL CHANCE – Rider E. Smith was cautioned regarding her use of the whip above shoulder height in the straight.
 
Race 4: G & L DUNNETT PLASTERBOARD CONTRACTORS OPEN H'CAP – 1200M
 
SCHERZOSO – Slow to begin.
 
EXECUTED – Laid in throughout the event.
 
BOGEY MAN – Jumped away awkwardly and was slow into stride.
 
MARWAY – Rider reported that her mount’s tongue got over the bit and her bridle was loose on return to scale.
 
Race 5: CENTRAL QUEENSLAND PLASTERERS QTIS 2YO FILLIES MAIDEN H'CAP – 1200M
 
EVIE’S LASS – Slow to begin. Rider M. Gray pleaded guilty to a charge of excessive use of the whip (15 times prior to the 100m, 17 times in total) and was fined $200. In assessing penalty, stewards took into account M. Gray’s excellent record in relation to the whip rules. Jockey Gray was reprimanded for leaving the jockeys’ room without seeking permission by the stewards.
 
SIRATRO – Jumped away awkwardly.
 
GIRL ON TOP – Contacted on jumping away.
 
GRACIOUS JAZZ – Contacted on jumping away. Had to take evasive action in the vicinity of the 700m to avoid the falling MISS MAGNITUDE, placing the horse at a disadvantage. Trainer Mr F. Smith advised that on return to his stables GRACIOUS JAZZ was lame in both front legs. Mr Smith was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to a future race start.
 
MARINASARA – Contacted on jumping away and as a result was slow into stride. Had to take evasive action in the vicinity of the 700m to avoid MISS MAGNITUDE, placing the horse at a disadvantage for the remainder of the event.
 
MISS MAGNITUDE – Jumped away awkwardly. Became awkward in its stride and fell in the vicinity of the 700m resulting in rider R. Wiggins being dislodged. The horse was examined by the veterinarian and was found to have paresis in both hind legs, which resulted in a catastrophic pelvic injury and as such was humanely euthanised. A post-mortem sample was taken from the horse. Jockey R. Wiggins was examined by ambulance officers and was cleared of injury.
 
EDGE OF REALITY – Contacted on jumping away and as a result was slow into stride. Raced wide throughout the event.
 
POINTO’S PICK – Rider L. Tilley reported that his mount raced fiercely throughout the event and in the vicinity of the 700m clipped the heels of the falling MISS MAGNITUDE, resulting in POINTO’S PICK having to take evasive action and placing the horse at a disadvantage for the remainder of the event.
 
SILVER LUCY – Raced wide throughout the event. When questioned regarding the improved performance, trainer Mr L. Rowe stated that SILVER LUCY had pleased in its work leading up to today’s event and had trialled positively leading into today’s race and he was confident of an improved performance today.
 
Following the running of Race 5 stewards and a group of senior riders examined a section of the track in the vicinity of the 700m. After doing so, the riders group expressed concern with a section of track near the running rail in the vicinity of the 700m and were of the opinion that remedial work would be required to shift the running rail out if the meeting was to continue. Due to the late hour of the day, that remedial work was unable to be completed and as such the riders group withdrew their services and the final two races (Races 6 and 7) were abandoned.
 
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
 
Summary of action concerning licensees
 
Reprimands
Race 5. M. Gray – left jockeys’ room without seeking permission – AR128(2)
 
Fines
Race 2. A. Sewell - $200 - excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 3. L. Tilley - $100 – excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 5. M. Gray - $200 - excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m – AR132(7)(a)(ii)

Suspensions
Race 3. L. Dillon - excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m – 2 weeks (m/n 22.3.20 – m/n 5.4.20) – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
 
Absent jockeys
N. Day – transport difficulties
 
Adjourned inquiries          
Race 1. T. Chambers’ use of the whip prior to the 100m.
 
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners, 2nd placegetters Races 1 to 4, and Miss Magnitude
 
Warnings/bars
Race 2. SECRET SITES – fractious in tie-up stall, late scratching – veterinary clearance – AR20(e)
Race 2. ATTIQUE – barrier manners, late scratching – warning
Race 5. GRACIOUS JAZZ – lame both front legs – veterinary clearance – AR20(e)
 
Protests
Race 3. ACCARDO (2nd) v BRIGALOW BOY (1st) – alleged interference over the final 100m - dismissed
 
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 3.           ACCARDO – J. Stanley
Race 4.           BOGEY MAN – R. Wiggins
Race 5.           GRAND GIFT – C. McIver
Race 7.           HEYGERONIMO – R. Wiggins
 
Late scratchings
Race 2.          SECRET SITES – 2:39 pm
Race 2.          ATTIQUE – 2:57 pm
 
Published subject to correction upon revision