ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – FRIDAY 13th NOVEMBER, 2015
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – OUT 2.5 METRES ENTIRE COURSE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr. L Collins
Stewards –Mr B. Nalder, Mr. N. Boyle & B. Cooke (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – I Schultz
Veterinarian - A. Williams
Bookmakers Supervisor – S. Bryant
Swab attendants – A. Challen
Starter- M. Henderson/C. Matthews
Stewards Secretary - B. Palmer
Rockhampton- Tuesday 3 November, 2015- Trainer J. Wehlow reported that STANATHOL had pulled up well without any abnormalities becoming apparent. Blood analysis revealed the gelding was suffering from slight dehydration. Mr Wehlow further stated he would freshen the horse up prior to its next race start.
Rockhampton- Friday 6 November, 2015- Trainer T. McMahon reported GAI OF THE GALAXY had pulled up shin sore and would now be sent for a spell.
Race 1: Champ Resources Maiden Handicap - 1300 metres
1st HOT LOVE HIGHWAY 2nd ROCKCHESTA 3rd ITHAKOS 4th - THE CLANG AFFAIR
Prior to the declaration of correct weight, Jockey A. Butler, the rider of ITHAKOS, viewed the photo finish print for second. After doing so, he was satisfied as to the judge’s placing and correct weight was declared.
HOT LOVE HIGHWAY - Slow to begin. Near the 700 metres was eased from the heels of another runner and shifted out.
ANSTEAD - Slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the gelding was lame in the near foreleg. Trainer J. Lancaster was advised that she must provide a veterinary clearance prior to ANSTEAD being permitted to race again.
MISS SATINE - Knuckled on jumping.
THE CLANG AFFAIR - Began awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the gelding had blood in the off side nostril, which was determined to be caused as a result of trauma.
BATTLERS TOO - Proved difficult to load into the barriers, then was slow to begin. Raced wide without cover throughout.
STRADATINI - A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the gelding had sustained an injury to its near fore fetlock. A veterinary clearance will be required prior to STRADATINI being permitted to race again.
BROKEN ELEMENT - Raced wide without cover throughout.
Race 2: Capricorn Rewind Electrical QTIS 3YO Maiden Handicap - 1050 metres
1st SHROUDED 2nd I EXCEED 3rd POWER ON HARRY 4th - CRAIGLEA DIXIE
SHROUDED - Proved difficult to load into the barriers.
BAGGER MUSCLES - Slow to begin. Raced wide without cover throughout.
SWEET MARCIA - Slow to begin.
Near the 900 metres WHISKEY LAD (S. Sheargold) shifted in and caused POWER ON HARRY to steady and CRAIGLEA PISTOL (App. J. Orman) to ease from that runner's heels and CRAIGLEA DIXIE (A. Allen) to ease from the heels of CRAIGLEA PISTOL. Jockey S. Sheargold was advised to exercise more care.
PERCUSSION BEL - Raced wide without cover throughout. A post-race veterinary examination of the filly did not reveal any abnormalities.
Race 3: JP & DA Jenkins Pty Ltd Class 6 Plate - 1100 metres
1st JEB'S BOY 2nd WINGED WARRIOR 3rd HIDDEN NATURE 4th - DAMO'S TOUCH
HIDDEN NATURE - Jumped in at the start and crowded WINGED WARRIOR.
WINGED WARRIOR - Crowded for room at the start.
THE BEST - Slow to begin.
JEB'S BOY - Held up in the early part of the straight, until near the 350 metres where it was shifted out to obtain clear running.
Race 4: Calibre Earthmoving & Environmental Class 1 Handicap - 1500 metres
1st DAM FLASH 2nd MISTY MONTANA 3rd MONTANA HERO 4th - GUNDY STORM
DRAGSTER - A little slow to begin.
GOSSES BLUFF - Slow to begin.
GUNDY STORM - Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
Near the 100 metres DAM FLASH (App. M. McGilivray) shifted out and bumped MISTY MONTANA (S. Sheargold). Prior to the declaration of correct weight, given the margin between first and second of a short head, stewards reviewed the video films of the concluding stages and determined that no objection was warranted.
DAM FLASH - Apprentice M McGillivray was fined $200 under A.R. 137A for using his whip on 5 occasions in a forehand manner prior to the 100 metres. When questioned regarding the seemingly improved performance of the gelding, trainer D. Gardiner said that the blinkers had been added to the gelding's gear for its most recent start, however he was of the view that the horse was not overly disappointing on that occasion. He added that he was satisfied with the manner in which the gelding was ridden today. Mr Gardiner said that he did not support the horse and was unaware of any stable support. Given that the horse had firmed significantly in off-course betting markets, stewards ordered that DAM FLASH remain on course for 2 hours following the event and a further swab sample was taken.
Race 5: New Horizons Safety & Training Services Class 3 Plate - 1100 metres
1st GREEN EMPIRE 2nd SAMARAH GIRL 3rd ZAHA EXPRESS 4th - PRINCE DAN
OUTBACK SAPPER - Trains S. Rundle was reprimanded for the late declaration of App. M. Haley as rider of the gelding. At the start shifted in and made contact with MURAYANNA.
MISS HOFFA - Threw its head about on jumping.
MANDALONG CATATAC - Slow to begin.
MT ZIGGARO - Raced wide without cover throughout.
ESPRIT LIGHT - Raced wide without cover throughout.
KLISSTRA - Raced wide without cover throughout.
MURAYANNA – Contacted at the start. Raced wide with cover throughout.
SON OF A WARRIOR - Raced wide with cover throughout.
Race 6: Family Fun Day at the Races Sun 29 Nov Open Handicap - 1400 metres
1st - PERFORMIA 2nd - MISHANI GLADIATOR 3rd - MOTORISED 4th - LEO'S SPIRIT
HARD LIQUOR - When advised that the gelding had been injured en route to the course, it underwent a pre-race veterinary examination. Acting on veterinary advice, HARD LIQUOR was declared a late scratching at 2.05 p.m.
PERFORMIA - Trainer C. Smith reported that since the mare's most recent start it had suffered a virus and had missed three days work, however subsequent blood analysis had not revealed any abnormalities. Public announcements were made to that effect.
FERMENT - At the start shifted out onto ABSOLUTELYANYTHING.
CUMANI - Near the 1000 metres improved onto the heels of another runner and had to be shifted out.
Near the 700 metres BLAZE TO FORTUNE (App. Darren Evans) shifted out, and when CUMANI (N. Day) raced tight to its outside, was obliged to shift in and steady from the heels of FERMENT (App. N. Summers), which resulted in LEO'S SPIRIT (D. Evans) being hampered. App D. Evans was made aware of this incident.
Race 7: XXXX Gold RQ Summer Provincial Series BM 70 Handicap - 1200 metres
1st - ELJAY ATOM 2nd - TOP ROYAL 3rd - PERFECT KNOWLEDGE 4th - HILLCREST
GO DIGGER - At the start jumped out onto HILLCREST, which in turn was taken out onto PERFECT KNOWLEDGE. Raced wide with cover throughout.
PACHAMAMA - Slow to begin. Raced wide with cover throughout.
IOWNAPRINCE - Near the 1200 metres raced ungenerously and shifted out.
Approaching the 1200 metres PACHAMAMA (N. Day) shifted in resulting in IOWNAPRINCE (S. Sheargold) having to be steadied from that runner's IOWNAPRINCE having to be steadied from heels.
PYGMY HUNTER - Near the 900 metres PYGMY HUNTER (App. N. Summers) shifted in and tightened EVENTIDE (A. Butler) in onto IMBOSTERIA (A. Coome) which made contact with the running rail. App. Summers was reprimanded.
HILLCREST - Near the 900 metres over-raced for a short distance with its head in the air. Held up for clear running in the early part of the straight, until leaving the 400 metres.
JUST CALL ME LOUIE - Raced wide without cover throughout.
IMBOSTERIA - Jockey A. Coome reported that his mount failed to back up from its previous start.
EVENTIDE - Jockey A. Butler reported that from a favourable barrier the mare was ridden closer than usual today and failed to sprint as expected.
SPURRED UP - Was unable to secure clear running until near the 200 metres.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
RACE 4: Apprentice M McGillivray- $200 - use of whip on DAM FLASH prior to 100m.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
POST-RACE- Race 1 STRADATINI, Race 6 ABSOLUTELYANYTHING, Race 7 TOP ROYAL, PYGMY HUNTER
Post-race- All winners and 2nd sample from DAM FLASH.
RACE 1: ANSTEAD – lame near fore. Vet clearance required
STRATADINI - injured near fore fetlock. Vet clearance.
RACE 6: HARD LIQUOR- 2.05pm- Veterinary advice.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
RACE 5: OUTBACK SAPPER - App. M. Haley (late)