QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
ROMA RACE CLUB – 23TH MAY 2020.
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD (SAND) RAIL – TRUE
Chairman of Stewards – R. Hitchener
Stewards – B. McErlean
Clerk of Scales – B. McErlean
Judge – Club
Veterinarian – Dr T McClymont
Starter – S. Crouchley
Due to no on course patrons or bookmakers there was no betting conducted on today’s meeting.
Race 1: ROYAL ON 99 QTIS MAIDEN PLATE – 1000m
URSA MAJOR- Was declared a late scratching at 11:00am due to no rider being available.
BRIGHT COPPER- Fractious in the barriers. Post-race Veterinary examination revealed the presence of blood in one nostril. As the Vet was satisfied the presence of blood was as a result of external trauma caused after being fractious in the barriers, no further action was taken. Stewards questioned Trainer C Smith in relation to the seemingly improved performance. Mr Smith advised that the filly was having its first start in his stable today and was therefore unable to explain the horses past performances. He added that the filly had worked reasonably in preparation for today’s event, and with the drop in class to country grade for today’s event, he had expected and improved performance.
NEPTUNE’S BOUNTY- Slow to muster early speed.
DISCO DOUGIE- Eased when placed in restricted room near the 700m. Jockey B Richardson advised the gelding was reluctant to travel through the heavy kickback and as a result was disappointing in today’s event.
Race 2: IRON JACK BENCHMARK 50 HANDICAP – 1000m
AUTHADANE- Began awkwardly and lost ground.
Race 3: SNAP FITNESS ROMA CLASS B HANDICAP – 1200m
POGO- Just prior to the start being effected, got its leg up on the barrier partition and as a consequence lost considerable ground on jumping.
Race 4: XXXX DRY CLASS 4 PLATE – 1200m
QUICK KETCH- Was declared a late scratching at 8:30am. Stewards accepted trainer S. Kirkwood’s explanation for failing to scratch by the prescribed time.
BESTERS- Trainer C Smith advised that in his opinion the gelding raced somewhat flat today, and in light of today’s performance, he would now consider sending the horse for a spell.
BLUES YOUR BALL- Began awkwardly and settled further back than anticipated.
BRIDYN MAY- Raced keenly in the early stages.
Race 5: EXPLORERS INN OPEN HANDICAP - 1200m
GENDEBIEN- Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.
MENACING- Began awkwardly.
Race 6: XXXX GOLD BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP – 1640m
ACHILLES PRIDE- Began awkwardly and lost ground. Steadied from heels near the 1100m.
RED AND GOLD- Over raced during the early stages.
LAKESIDE OVAL- Over raced during the early stages.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 1- URSA MAJOR @ 11:00am
Race 4- QUICK KETCH @ 8:30am