QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – TUESDAY, 15 NOVEMBER, 2016
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – OUT 3.5 metres ENTIRE COURSE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr L. Collins
Stewards –Mr C. Albrecht, Mr B. Nalder & Mr M. Heath
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – I. Schultz
Veterinarian- A. Williams
Swab attendants – K. Warwick/J. Summers
Starter- M. Henderson/ C Matthews
Stewards Secretary - R. Palmer
SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT- 4th November 2016:
Race 7: Class 1 Handicap - 1200 metres
CHEEKY RED - Trainer Mr R. Vale reported that the gelding had some teeth caps which had not dislodged and had caused an infection.
Race 1: Wilpeena Cattle Co BenchMark 60 Handicap - 1819 metres
1st ‑ REDMIA 2nd ‑ HALFBLOOD PRINCE 3rd ‑ OZEIN 4th - DIAMOND RACER
When questioned regarding the performance of the AHMAH STAR, Apprentice C. Bayliss stated that his mount pulled hard for the majority of the race and was unable to be restrained. He said that when placed under pressure near the 500 metres the horse failed to respond. Stewards cautioned Apprentice Bayliss regarding his use of the whip when the gelding began to lose ground.
Race 2: Garrard’s Horse and Hound BenchMark 70 Handicap - 1100 metres
1st ‑ ZIZA SPIRIT 2nd ‑ SHEPIKTUS 3rd ‑ FOUR EXCEL 4th - HUMANISE
DOTHERIGHTHING - Trainer J. McConachy advised stewards that the gelding had a stone bruise to its off foreleg and would be scratched.
Prior to the start SHEPIKTUS (Jockey A. Butler) lunged forward in the barriers and SUPREME JET (L. Attard) became fractious and got its hind leg caught in the barrier partition. Both horses were examined by the Club's veterinary surgeon. Acting on his advice, SHEPIKTUS was cleared to take its place in the field, and stewards ordered the late scratching of SUPREME JET at 1.38 p.m. Subsequently they ordered that all bets made on SUPREME JET be refunded and that the following deductions apply:
10¢ in the dollar for the win for the winner, ZIZA SPIRIT
11¢ in the dollar for the place for the winner, ZIZA SPIRIT
15¢ in the dollar for the place for 2nd, SHEPIKTUS
MR NICKO - Slow to begin.
ZIZA SPIRIT - Over-raced and restrained near the 800 metres when crossed by SHEPIKTUS, and continued to over-race in the middle stages.
Race 3: Ranch Bar and Grill Class 3 Plate - 1500 metres
1st ‑ COURTZIG 2nd ‑ ZIGGLER 3rd ‑ RUBY RAY 4th - MISS ANNA
ALLGIRL - Jumped awkwardly out onto RUBY RAY, which made contact with the hindquarters of COURTZIG. Raced wide without cover throughout.
MISS NIMBLE - Raced wide with cover. A post-race veterinary examination revealed blood in its frog of the off fore hoof, indicative of a pre-existing stone bruise, however was not lame. A veterinary clearance must be provided prior to the mare being permitted to race again.
COLD BLOODED - Slow into stride.
After this race, Jockey L. Attard was stood down from his further engagement. He was advised that he must furnish a medical clearance before being permitted to ride again.
Race 4: Sat 10 Dec- Christmas @ The Races Maiden Handicap - 1100 metres
1st ‑ CHIEF ADVOCATE 2nd ‑ FUTUREAL 3rd ‑ JEKOTA 4th - AMBER'S GIRL
CROSS QUESTION - Got its head down as the start was effected and began awkwardly.
WATTO'S JET - Jumped inwards onto CHILLI CON CARNE. Bumped with another runner near the 200 metres. WATTO'S JET then continued outwards and brushed THE CHILD (Jockey J. Taylor), then shifted back in and made contact with CELTIC SPELL (Apprentice B. Grylls).
CHILLI CON CARNE- At the start, taken in onto AMBER'S GIRL and was tightened onto DRAGON FIRE.
FUTUREAL - Raced wide without cover throughout.
DRAGON FIRE - Raced wide with cover.
ABE'S BABY - Raced wide with cover.
AMBER'S GIRL – Slow to begin. Near the 900 metres over-raced for a short distance.
CHIEF ADVOCATE - Approaching the 200 metres shifted out and made contact with WATTO'S JET on two occasions.
CELTIC SPELL - Over the final 100 metres was held up for clear running and unable to be fully tested.
SAY CHEESE- Subsequent to the race day, it was reported that the horse had a stone bruise to its near foreleg.
Race 5: Tuesday 20 Dec- Kids Fashions/Family Fun Day QTIS 3YO Handicap - 1200 metres
1st ‑ TINTO ELEMENTO 2nd ‑ STARANTE 3rd ‑ PARTY PARDEE 4th - SUSTY SCOOTER
LITTLE RED ANGEL - When Jockey L. Attard was indisposed, Jockey J. Taylor was substituted as rider of the filly. Slow to begin.
RUSTY SCOOTER - Began awkwardly and was further hampered and lost some ground by PARTY PARDEE which shifted in. Raced keenly in the middle stages.
CRAIGLEA GHETTO - Blundered on jumping, shifted in and made contact with STARANTE. Raced wide without cover throughout.
PARTY PARDEE - Raced wide with cover throughout.
SECURITY BELLE - Over-raced in the early and middle stages.
Race 6: Callaghan Park Functions and Events Centre Class 6 Plate - 1300 metres
1st - FRENCH HUSSLER 2nd- GREEN EMPIRE 3rd- HEARTBREAK HARRY 4th - METEOR'S MAN
Trainer Ms Z. Hohn was fined $100 under L.R. 70 for the late declaration of rider for MACHO TYCOON.
COURT LANE - Held up for clear running in the early part of the home straight, until near the 300 metres.
MACHO TYCOON - When questioned regarding the performance Jockey N. Day said that the gelding was disappointing and in his opinion was not suited by the distance of today's event and performs best in races over a longer distance. Trainer Z. Hohn agreed with Jockey Day's comments. She added that it had previously raced a position midfield or worse, the horse failed to respond as this was not its usual pattern of racing. She was also of the view that MACHO TYCOON will be better suited in races over 1600 metres or 1800 metres.
Race 7: XXXX Class 2 Handicap- 1050 metres
1st - CLARAGH 2nd - FINAL HOPE 3rd - IMPERIAL ATTITUDE 4th - GIVEN WINGS
QUIET REFLECTION - Began awkwardly and shifted in onto RUBY REMEDY (Jockey J. Taylor). Over the concluding stages was tightened for room by IMPERIAL ATTITUDE (Jockey D. Simmons), which shifted in. Jockey D. Simmons was told to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
SOLO SOPRANO - Slow to begin.
KING MAX - Made contact with another runner on jumping. Raced wide with cover throughout.
THE TROUBLE MAKER - Contacted by another runner on jumping.
DUFOUR - Raced wide without cover throughout.
CLARAGH - When questioned regarding the seemingly improved performance, trainer Ms L. Cronan said that in her opinion, though the run was not good, and she had expected to have taken improved fitness from that performance and had appreciated the firm grass track surface today.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
RACE 6: Trainer Z. Hohn $100 - Late declaration of rider for MACHO TYCOON (L.R. 70).
Jockey L Attard- medical certificate required
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Pre-race- AHMAR STAR, STARANTE, FRENCH HUSSLER & KING MAX
Post-race- All Winners
RACE 3: MISS NIMBLE - Vet clearance required.
RACE 2: SUPREME JET - Fractious and reared in barriers. Vet advice.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
RACE 5: LITTLE RED ANGEL - Jockey J. Taylor replaced Jockey L. Attard (indisposed).