QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – THURSDAY, 11th AUGUST, 2016
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – OUT 8m ENTIRE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr L. Collins
Stewards –Mr C. Albrecht, Mr B. Nalder, Mr G. Meek
Clerk of Scales – Mr W. Welburn
Judge – L. Smyth
Veterinarian - A. Williams
Swab attendants – Mr E. Hodges
Starter - Mr C. Matthews
Stewards Secretary - Mr R. Palmer
Race 1: SA and MJ Stevens Hay Supplies Maiden Plate - 1300 metres
1st TWO OF A KIND 2nd DYNAMIC EMBRACE 3rd CAPELLA GIRL 4th - ROMANOV
SCATTERED SHOWERS - Trainer S. Rundle was reprimanded under L.R. 70 for failing to declare Jockey B. Appo as the rider of the mare by the prescribed time.
NEVAEH - Jumped in onto SCATTERED SHOWERS. Apprentice R. Payne was reprimanded under A.R. 137A for using her whip on the mare on 2 occasions more than permitted by the rule.
DYNAMIC EMBRACE - Held up for clear running in the early part of the straight until near the 200 metres.
ISIS MARMALADE - Began awkwardly.
CAPELLA GIRL - Shifted in at the start and made contact with CATCH ME NOT.
NOTHING BUT FUN - Began awkwardly. Raced wide without cover throughout.
DIAMONDNET - Raced wide without cover throughout.
Race 2: Kele Property Group BenchMark 70 Handicap - 1050 metres
1st THAT'S POPS 2nd OSSENHAGEN 3rd STANATHOL 4th - CANNY AND THE JET
HAPPY SHOPPO - Slow to begin.
CANNY AND THE JET - Slow to begin.
Shortly after the start STANATHOL (Jockey B. Stewart) shifted in when not fully clear, resulting in OUTBACK LIGHTNING (Apprentice R. Payne) having to be eased and PHOTOBOMB (Apprentice N. Vuille) to be steadied. Jockey Stewart was advised to exercise more care.
OSSENHAGEN - Began awkwardly. Near the 800 metres shifted in when not fully clear and caused HAPPY SHOPPO to be eased. Apprentice Jokic was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
Race 3: Rockhampton Business Machines Class 2 Handicap - 1050 metres
1st MYSTIC LAD 2nd OUR BOY HOUDINI 3rd CLEVER STRYK 4th - COURT LANE
Prior to the declaration of correct weight Apprentice B. Grylls, the rider of OUR BOY HOUDINI which finished 2nd, viewed the video film and lodged a protest against MYSTIC LAD (Apprentice C. Jokic) being declared the winner, alleging interference over the concluding stages. It was established that within the final 100 metres MYSTIC LAD shifted out on two occasions, however did not hamper OUR BOY HOUDINI or cause Apprentice Grylls to stop riding her mount. Given the 1 length margin between the two runners at the finish, stewards dismissed the objection and found that the protest to be frivolous. Apprentice Grylls was fined $200 under A.R. 165(3).
VESELKA - Stood flat-footed at the start and was slow to begin.
COURT LANE - Began awkwardly.
ARQUATAS - Raced wide without cover for the majority of the event.
Over the concluding stages CLEVER STRYK (Jockey D. Simmons) became awkward and shifted out from the heels of OUR BOY HOUDINI (App. B. Grylls). SHROUDED (Jockey N. Day), which was following, laid in under pressure while racing on the heels of CLEVER STRYK and was unable to be fully tested.
Race 4: Bleney Electrical Class 3 Handicap - 1300 metres
1st DUDOOMP 2nd ATARARTZI 3rd DUAN MAJOR 4th - TAKINGS
SHOCKWAVE - At the start shifted in onto CHICA PEEPS, which was taken in onto ATARARTZI.
SPEEDREADER - Slow to begin.
JEDDA'S GIRL - Began awkwardly and blundered.
CHICA PEEPS - When questioned regarding her instructions, Apprentice B. Grylls said that she had been instructed to take up a forward position if possible given the apparent basis and lack of pace in the race. However, she had anticipated that a runner to her inside would lead, and failed to do so. She said that she raced 3 wide in the early stages before assuming the lead. Apprentice Grylls was of the opinion that it was detrimental to the performance of her mount to race in a forward position.
Jockey D. Evans was found guilty of a charge of careless riding in that leaving the 400 metres he allowed TAKINGS to shift out and cause SHOCKWAVE (Apprentice N. Vuille) to be tightened for room, checked and lose its rightful running. Jockey Evans’ licence was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence at midnight on 18th August 2016, up to and including 27th August 2016.
Race 5: Grant and Simpson Lawyers BenchMark 60 Handicap - 1500 metres
1st RIGHTONCUE 2nd TREMONT 3rd CAMPANOLOGY 4th - COME BY OFTEN
RIGHTONCUE - Dipped after jumping.
BILO BAR - Raced wide without cover throughout.
COLOUR ME GREY - Raced wide with cover throughout. Jockey D. Simmons was reprimanded for using his whip on the gelding 2 more times than is permitted under A.R. 137A. Stewards took into account Jockey Simmons' good record in relation to the rule.
COME BY OFTEN - Apprentice R. Payne reported that her mount was inclined to hang out throughout. It was observed that the gelding had hung out on the home turn and this permitted RIGHTONCUE To improve into a run to its inside.
TREMONT - Jockey N. Day was fined $300 for using his whip on the gelding 3 times more than permitted under A.R. 137A, and 3 times in consecutive strides.
CATCH A GLIMPSE- Trainer reported horse will now be spelled.
Race 6: Garrard’s Horse and Hound Racing Awards 27 Aug Benchmark 55 Handicap - 1200 metres
1st QUICK ASSAULT 2nd CLOSE THE BEACHES 3rd DARK ANGEL 4th - BLOODED
BOCEPHUS - Slow into stride. Jockey M. Haley was reprimanded under A.R. 137A for using his whip on the gelding on 2 more occasions than permitted under the rule.
MUSIC SCENE - Raced wide without cover throughout.
DARK ANGEL - Raced wide with cover.
QUICK ASSAULT - Held up and unable to obtain clear running until near the 300 metres.
At the start CHLORIDE (Jockey D Evans) was buffeted between CLOSE THE BEACHES (Apprentice L. Attard) and BOCEPHUS (Jockey M. Haley), resulting in CLOSE THE BEACHES being forced out onto JUST ONE WISH (Jockey B. Stewart).
JUST ONE WISH - At approximately the 100 metres was momentarily held up and shifted to the inside of another runner.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
RACE 3: Apprentice Grylls $200 - frivolous protest (A.R. 165(3))
RACE 5: Jockey N. Day $300 - use of whip 3 more than permitted and 3 consecutively.
RACE 1: Trainer S. Rundle - Late declaration of rider (L.R. 70).
Apprentice R. Payne - use of whip 2 more than permitted (A.R. 137A)
RACE 5: Jockey D. Simmons - use of whip 2 more than permitted (A.R.137A))
RACE 6: Jockey M. Haley - use of whip 2 more than permitted (A.R. 137A))
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Pre- race Urine- CAPELLA GIRL
Pre- Race Blood- SHROUDED, CLATEAU, MUSIC SCENE
Post-race- All Winners
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1- SCATTERED SHOWERS- Jockey B. Appo.