ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – THURSDAY 13th AUGUST, 2015
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – Out 7 Metres ENTIRE COURSE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr. L Collins
Stewards –Mr B. Nalder, Mr G. Meek & B. Cooke (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – I Schultz
Veterinarian- A. Williams
Bookmakers Supervisor – S Bryant
Swab attendants – P Taylor
Starter- M Henderson/ C Matthews
Stewards Secretary - B. Palmer
Prior to Race 1, Stewards conducted a search of Jockeys Rooms.
Apprentice N. Vuille was fined $200 under A.R. 160(3) for having a mobile phone in her possession.
LATE RIDING CHANGES
As Apprentice Darren Evans was ill and unable to fulfil his engagements, substitutions were made as per the Stewards Race Day Summary. App.Evans was advised that he must provide a medical clearance before being permitted to ride again.
Race 1: Burleigh Estates Pty Ltd QTIS Maiden Handicap - 1300 metres
1st RESET OUR WORLD 2nd LET’S SKEDADDLE 3rd CATCH A GLIMPSE 4th - HARRY MET SANDY
MURTASKILL - Slow into stride. Laid in on a number of occasions in the home straight.
ON THE WICKET - Over-raced leaving the 1200 metres and raced ungenerously for a short distance in the middle stages.
MONIKA - Began awkwardly.
NAVILLUS ESTHER - Raced wide without cover until near the 800 metres.
LET'S SKEDADDLE - Raced wide until the 800 metres.
NOTHING BUT FUN - Had difficulty obtaining clear running from the 600 metres to the 400 metres.
RED HOT NOODLES - Raced without bandages, a tongue-tie and a tail chain, part of its approved gear. Stewards will follow up in relation to the matter.
Stewards inquired into an incident that occurred leaving the 1200 metres. The evidence given was not able to be supported by the patrol films. Stewards established that GENERAL BEERS laid out shortly after the start and clipped the heels of ON THE WICKET, resulting in App. Aho becoming severely unbalanced and to lose her irons. GENERAL BEERS then took no competitive part in the race. Stewards were of the view that, though the incident was significant, it could not be attributed to any one rider. It was noted that GENERAL BEERS had a minor laceration to its near foreleg.
Race 2: Century Batteries QTIS 3YO Maiden Handicap - 1050 metres
1st SAUCEY ANGEL 2nd KING MAX 3rd LUCKY CLOVER 4th - PRINCESS RHYTHM
App. N. Vuille, the replacement rider for CRIMSON KIMONO, was permitted to claim only 2kg of her allowance.
After being placed in the barriers GLADISHING (App. N. Summers) became fractious, reared and became cast. Both GLADISHING and SONADOR ROSE under went veterinary examinations and, on the advice of the veterinary surgeon, stewards ordered the late scratching of both horses at 2.09 p.m. Subsequently they ordered that all bets made on those runners be refunded in full and that the following deductions apply:
6¢ in the dollar for the win for the winner, SAUCEY ANGEL
6¢ in the dollar for the place for the winner, SAUCEY ANGEL
7¢ in the dollar for the place for 2nd, KING MAX
5¢ in the dollar for the place for 3rd, LUCKY CLOVER
Stewards advised trainer J. O'Sing was advised that he must obtain a further barrier certificate prior to the gelding being permitted to race again.
MR ROCKARD - Trainer D. Gardiner was fined $100 under A.R.59A for failing to provide the Thoroughbred Identification Card for the gelding. Slow to begin.
RAILROAD BILL - Jumped in the air at the start.
SAUCEY ANGEL - Rider reported that his mount was inclined to hang in for the majority of the event.
Race 3: IPG Print Colts, Geldings & Entires Class 1 Handicap - 1050 metres
1st HIDDEN CHIEF 2nd SOLE ILLUSION 3rd BENJI 4th - MONTANA HERO
GLACIER EXPRESS and BENJI - Made contact on jumping.
STAMPEDE STRAP - Slow into stride.
COOLADDI - Slow to begin. Raced wide without cover throughout.
BENJI - Rider reported that near the 600 metres his mount laid out and had to be eased from the heels of BEST HURRAH.
SOLE ILLUSION - Raced wide without cover throughout.
BRALGON - In the home straight was inclined to lay in.
BEST HURRAH - When questioned regarding the performance of the gelding App. R. Payne stated that she positioned the gelding midfield and in the home straight placed her mount under pressure, however when attempting to take a run between other runners the gelding had to be steadied, and when a further run presented did not race well enough to take that run. However, given the circumstances she was of the opinion that it was a fair performance. Trainer A. Jenkinson reported that BEST HURRAH will now be sent for a spell.
Race 4: XXXX Gold Class 6 Plate - 1100 metres
1st STRAIGHT GOLD 2nd CHARCOAL MELODY 3rd PRINCE DAN 4th - PRIMED FOR DESTINY
CHARCOAL MELODY - Got its near hind leg up on the outside rail behind the barriers. Examined by the Club's veterinary surgeon and cleared to take its place in the field. Jumped awkwardly inwards, taking TESTATIME in onto PRINCE DAN, which had jumped out, taking PRIMED FOR DESTINY outwards and causing SAID COM and TESTATIME to be further tightened for room and inconvenienced.
TESTATIME - Slow to begin.
SAID COM - Slow to begin.
FAST FOCUS - Rider reported that his mount was inclined to hang out in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the gelding was mildly lame near foreleg.
Race 5: Callaghan Park Functions and Events Centre Class 3 Plate - 1600 metres
1st STRAIFFIC 2nd HUNTER ISLAND 3rd HOYWEDGE 4th - MANILA ACADEMY
JUST FOR KEEPS - Slow to begin. Near the 400 metres, and again at the 200 metres, shifted ground and brushed OZEIN.
OZEIN - Brushed by another runner near the 400 metres and again at the 200 metres.
HUNTER ISLAND - Slow to begin.
HIS REDEMPTION - Stood flat-footed when the start was effected and lost ground. A warning will be placed on the gelding's barrier manners.
Race 6: Lickity Fingers Taste Testing Night- Fri 28 August F&M Class 1 Handicap - 1050 metres
1st - RACEY MACEY 2nd - ABANDONED LOVE 3rd - CUBAN SONG 4th - AVELLINO
CUBAN SONG - Slow to begin. Over the concluding stages shifted in from behind DUREEZA to obtain clear running.
MISS HOFFA - Raced wide without cover throughout.
DUREEZA - Raced wide without cover throughout.
ABANDONED LOVE - Raced wide throughout. Rider reported that his mount was inclined to hang out throughout the event.
TANZANITE LUCK- Over the final 100 metres was eased when racing to the inside of OUR MAGIC MADGE, which rolled in.
ANORO - Trainer C. Garland reported that the mare had pulled up well and in his opinion had over-raced when placed in a forward position. He said that he intended to nominate ANORO for a Class 3 event over 1050 metres and anticipated that the horse would be ridden more quietly.
Race 7: RJC Annual Awards Night- Sat 29 August- $40PP Class 2 Handicap - 1300 metres
1st - OUTBACK SAPPER 2nd - INKJET SPRINTER 3rd - RACING HARADA 4th - MUM SAID NO
ZARADA ANGEL - Slow to begin.
FIREFRONT - Slow to begin.
TENNESSEE WOMAN - Slow to begin. Rider reported that her mount hung out from the 700 metres until near the 300 metres and was inclined to lay in for the remainder of the event.
When questioned regarding the performance of WAR NOISE, App. R Payne stated that she had difficulty restraining the gelding when in a leading position and in her opinion had over-raced for the majority of the event. As a result, this was detrimental to its performance, particularly over the distance of the today’s event. Stewards will follow up with trainer J. O' Sing.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
App. N. Vuille $200 - have mobile phone in possession (A.R.160 (3))
Apprentice Darren Evans (ill)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
RACE 2: GLADISHING - Late scratching at barriers. Further barrier cert required.
RACE 5: HIS REDEMPTION - Warning on barrier manners.
RACE 2: GLADISHING, SONADOR ROSE - At barriers, 2.09 p.m.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
RACE 1: NAVILLUS ESTHER - App. N. Vuille replaced App. Darren Evans (ill)
RACE: 2: CRIMSON KIMONO - App. N. Vuille replaced App. Darren Evans
RACE 3: COOLADDI - App. T. Williams replaced App. Darren Evans
RACE 7: WAR NOISE - App. R. Payne replaced App. Darren Evans