Stewards Report

Rockhampton Jockey Club Inc

Rockhampton Provincial | TAB

Sat 01 Apr Soft 6


True Position Entire Circuit


Soft 6 Pen Not available

Nil last 24hrs, 250mm last 7 days



Track conditions update: 12:05AM Sunday 02 April


Mon 27/03/17 11:00am


Tue 28/03/17 12:00am


Thu 30/03/17 09:30am


Thu 30/03/17 12:00pm


Sat 01/04/17 07:30am

Late Nominations

Races: 2, 3, 4, 9

Feature, Group and Listed races may have different acceptance closing times. Group 1 races have staggered closing times for nominations that differ from the general dates and times listed above. Please refer to the full published conditions for these races for details.

Chairman of Stewards – Mr. L Collins
Stewards –, Mr G. Meek, Mr B. Nalder, Ms E. Barron & M Heath (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – L. Smyth
Veterinarian-  A. Williams
Swab attendants – J Summers/M. Newman
Starter- C. Matthews
Supplementary Report
From Rockhampton, 9.3.17.
POETIC LUCK – A subsequent veterinary examination revealed bone chips and osteoarthritis
in the near-side knee, of which surgery may assist in its action. Stewards ordered on recovery that the horse would be required to barrier trial and its action would be further reviewed.        
Race 1: QTIS 3YO Maiden Handicap- 1200 metres
1st- Redataq    2nd- Barachiel    3rd- Donostia Star   4th- Par Oneri
UNO KATY – Stewards accepted the explanation for the late rider notification was accepted.  Raced wide with cover
LIKE ‘EM – Raced with blinkers on which was not part of its approved gear. A public announcement was made to this effect. Stewards will make further inquiries.  Raced keenly near the 700m and had to be eased.  
PAR ONERI -  Bumped at the start. Jockey A. Coome was reminded of his obligations to ride his mounts right out to the end of the race.
REDATAQ – Bumped at the start.
BARACHIEL – Slow to begin.
CELESTIAL SON – Slow to begin. Raced wide without cover.
COURTESY – Slow to begin.
Race 2: Maiden Plate – 1400m  
1st- Tuxedo Boy    2nd- Irish Eyes   3rd- Splendaba    4th- Causing Mayhem
SPY CI and MORE THAN KALOOKAN – Late scratchings at 8.44 am due to transport difficulties.
IRISH EYES - The start was delayed when IRISH EYES proved difficult to load. A further delay was caused when the horse reared in the barriers.  A subsequent veterinary examination cleared the horse to start. Jockey S. Sheargold was satisfied to take his ride. Due to the horse’s history regarding barrier manners, connections were advised that a further 2 barrier certificates must be provided prior to the horse’s next race start. Following this race, S. Sheargold was examined by the medical officers and cleared to fulfil remaining engagements.
CAUSING MAYHEM – Made contact on jumping away.  Connections advised that the horse would now be spelled.
TUXEDO – Made contact on jumping away.
SPLENDIABA – Raced wide without cover.
Race 3: Class 4 H'cap – 1400m
1st- Jetintoit    2nd- King Torio   3rd- Extra Cover   4th- Plain ‘n’ Simple
HOYWEDGE – Stood flatfooted at the start and was slow to begin. Trainer T. Cook advised that the horse would now be retired.
JETINTOIT – Slow to begin.
KING TORIO – Slow to begin.
ABANDONED LOVE – Raced wide without cover.  Stewards inquired into an incident near the 400m.  Jockey N. Thomas, rider of WINSOMEMORE, was reprimanded for allowing his mount to shift in which tightened ABANDONED LOVE, which became awkward and was eased.
DOUBOS – Steadied near the 400m.  R. Plumb, rider of JETINTOIT, was reprimanded for shifting out at this stage, causing interference.
Race 4: BenchMark 65 H'cap – 1600m
1st- Cold Blooded   2nd- San Raymond    3rd- All Host    4th- I Can I Will I Am
COLD BLOODED – Stewards accepted the explanation for the late declaration of rider for the horse.  Raced wide with cover.
ROMANOV – Over raced in the middle stages.  Near the 400 metres, was tightened between runners when TWO OF A KIND lay in and had to be eased at this stage. Near the 300m, rider dropped his whip.
CLAIM THE THRONE – Over raced in the middle stages.
SAN RAYMOND – Raced wide without cover and laid in under pressure over the concluding stages.
TWO OF A KIND – Raced wide with cover and rider reported his mount was inclined to hang out throughout.
VIENNA STORM – Apprentice C. Bayliss was fined $100 for using his whip on a horse when out of contention.
PERFECTLY ALIGNED – Apprentice B. Nothdurft was fined $100 for using his whip on more than 5 occasions prior to the 100 metres. In assessing penalty, stewards took into account his total use of the whip. Trainer J. Lancaster advised that the horse was slightly lame in the off foreleg following the race due to a possible stone bruise or abscess.
MURPHY’S HUSTLER – Jockey T. Chambers was reprimanded for using her whip on more than 5 occasions prior to the 100m.  In considering penalty, stewards took into account her good record regarding breaches of this rule.
Race 5:  Country Cup BenchMark 65 H'cap – 1200m   
1st- Just Call Me Louie    2nd- Quick Assault    3rd- Glenthorn Avenue   4th- Strategic Glory    
PICK OF THE PUBS – Jumped away awkwardly and lost ground. Raced wide with cover.
STRATEGIC GLORY – Raced keenly in the middle stages.
QUICK ASSAULT – Put its head down as the start was effected.
GLENTHORN AVENUE – Raced wide without cover.
NELAMOS – Raced wide with cover.
Race 6:  Benchmark 60 H'cap – 1050m   
1st-  Start Dreamin     2nd- Shigeru Mahogany    3rd- Clouds    4th- Edge Away
CLOSE THE BEACHES – Slow into stride.
MUSIC SCENE – Made contact on jumping away.
EDGE AWAY- Made contact on jumping away.
SHIGERU MAHOGANY – Shifted out under pressure from the 150m.
GIVEN WINGS – Raced wide throughout.
PATCHE GIFT - Raced wide throughout.
CAN’T FORGET – Raced wide throughout. Commenced to give ground from the 400m. A subsequent veterinary examination revealed the horse may have got its tongue back over the tongue-tie and as a result was slow to recover.
JUST ONE WISH – Raced wide throughout.
Following Race 6 the track rating was upgraded to Soft 6 retrospective.
Race 7:  Capricornia Yearling Sale Championship 3yo H'cap – 1300m  
1st- Cheeky Red  2nd- Helluva Hoffa    3rd- Tinto Elemento    4th- Rusty Scooter
GIDGEE COALS – Underwent a veterinary examination at the barriers at the request of its rider and was cleared to start.
CHEEKY RED – Began awkwardly.
RUSTY SCOOTER – Jumped outwards at the start, making contact with the barrier partition.
OUR INVESTMENT – Slow to begin.
DAUNTING LASS – Raced wide without cover near the 800m.
GENERAL ASSAULT – Laid out under pressure from the 200m.
HELLUVA HOFFA – Bumped approaching the winning post.
TINTO ELEMENTO – Bumped approaching the winning post. Lost its near hind plate in running.  Stewards sought an explanation into apprentice Z. White’s vigour on her mount in the straight.  She stated that it was usual to hold the horse up as it had a short sprint.   Today she was mindful of the weight impost, however when she placed her mount under pressure, it did not respond as expected and she was of the opinion that the weight impost and track conditions may have affected its performance.
Race 8:  2017 Capricornia Yearling Sale Classic 2yo Plate – 1200m  
1st- Stylish Criminal   2nd- The Bank Managar    3rd- We’ll Beat It   4th- Rocky Gamble
Prior to correct weight, Trainer T Button and Jockey A. Coome, rider of the 2nd placegetter, THE BANK MANAGER, viewed the patrol film and lodged an objection against STYLISH CRIMINAL being declared the winner. After hearing evidence from the relevant parties, stewards established that near the 300m WE’LL BEAT IT, THE BANK MANAGER and STYLISH CRIMINAL had raced true and near the 150m WE’LL BEAT IT had shifted out under pressure and THE BANK MANAGER had laid  out and away from that horse, making contact with STYLISH CRIMINAL.  From that point, THE BANK MANAGER was able to be ridden along and approaching the winning post shifted out marginally, at which point STYLISH CRIMINAL shifted in marginally.  Taking into account these circumstances, stewards could not be comfortably satisfied the incident required a reversal of the placings and dismissed the objection.
UNDERCOVER GIRL – Slow to begin.
RED RUNNER - Over raced in the middle stages.
DUAL PERSONALITY – Contacted at the start by NATURE’S WAY.  Jockey N. Thomas, rider NATURE’S WAY, was found guilty of a charge of careless riding in that near the 200m he permitted his mount to shift in when being ridden along when not sufficiently clear of DUAL PERONALITY, causing that runner to be checked.  Jockey Thomas was suspended from riding in races for a period of 8 days, to commence at m/n 9 April and to expire on 18 April 2017. Stewards deemed this a low-range incident and considered Jockey Thomas’ good riding record.
HURRY UP KELVIN- Dipped on jumping away.
STYLISH CRIMINAL – Raced wide without cover.
NATURE’S WAY – Raced wide without cover.  Jockey A. Coome, rider of THE BANK MANAGER, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding, in that near the 400 metres he permitted his mount to shift out when not sufficiently clear of RED RUNNER, resulting in that horse being dictated out on to SAMBA RIO onto NATURE’S WAY, which was tightened for room and had to be checked.  Jockey Coome was suspended from riding in races for a period covered by 11 days to commenced at m/n 1 April up to and including 12 April. Stewards deemed this incident to be mid-range with concession for Jockey Coome’s plea and good riding record.
EDGED IN LACE – Raced wide without cover.
WICKED EXPRESS – Raced wide with cover.  
Race 9:  Rockhampton Mayor’s Class 6 Plate- 1200 metres
1st- Tapestry Vision    2nd- Casino Thoughts    3rd- Sweet Repeat    4th- Avonco
RIGHTONCUE- Began awkwardly, made contact with APPLE THIEF and lost some ground.
SWEET REPEAT- Jumped awkwardly onto CASINO THOUGHTS. Raced keenly in the early stages and raced wide without cover throughout.
CASINO THOUGHTS- Rider reported that he had not intended to lead however had allowed his mount to stride forward and obtain the lead as opposed to be caught wide.
Race 10:  Class 2 Handicap- 1200 metres  
1st- Craiglea Pistol    2nd- Chica Peeps    3rd-  Toecanargie Man    4th- Munster
FLY ONCE MORE- Lowered its head as start effected and was slow to begin.
TOECANARGIE MAN- Bumped shortly after the start.
HIDDEN THUNDER- Bumped shortly after the start.
HEZA CHAKA- Slow to begin and further hampered when CHIEF ADVOCATE shifted out.
BARON REES- Contacted and blundered near the 900 metres. App Z White was found guilty to a charge of careless riding in that she permitted her mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of TOECANARGIE MAN (App B Nothdurft) which resulted in that horse being taken in onto FLY ONCE MORE (N. Thomas) which contacted BARON REES which blundered. App Z White licence to ride in races was suspended from m/n 4/4 up to and including 17 April, 2017. Stewards deemed this a mid-range offence.
CHICA PEEPS- Shifted out under pressure from 150 metres.
CRAIGLEA PISTOL- Raced wide without cover throughout.
MUNSTER- Raced wide without cover throughout.
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 8 A Coome – Jockey – C/riding – m/n 1.4.2017 to 12.4.2017 (11 days)                                    
Race 8 N. Thomas- Jockey- .C/riding- m/n 9.4.17 to 17.4.17 – (8 Days)
Race 10 Z. White- App Jockey- C/Riding- m/n 4.4.2017- 17.4.2017 (13 Days)
Race 3 N Thomas – Jockey – C/riding – AR137(a)
             R Plumb – Jockey – C/riding – AR137(a)
Race 4. T Chambers – Jockey – Use whip more than 5 times prior to 100m – 6 times more than permitted, total use 14 times.         AR137A

Race 4 C Bayliss  – A/Jockey –  $100 - Use whip when out of contention - AR137A
             B Nothdurft – A/jockey – $100 - Use whip more than 5 times prior to the 100m- 7 times more than permitted, total use 16 times.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed
Pre-Race Urine- Race 5 PICK OF THE PUBS
From Rockhampton, 9.3.17 POETIC LUCK –  Bone chips and osteoarthritis n/side knee – B/trial and action to be further reviewed
Race 2 – Irish Eyes – Barrier manners – 2 B/certificates – AR8(t)
Race 8.          2nd (The Bank Manager) v. 1st – Stylish Criminal – Dismissed
Late Scratchings
Race 1. Izanne -7.50am Late scratching at request of trainer due to personal circumstances
Race 2. More Than Kalookan – 8.44am Due to transport difficulties
              Spy Ci – 8.44am Due to transport difficulties
              Nevaeh – 7.50am
Race 3. Gladishing – 7.50am
Race 7. Cape Halifax- 7.50am
Race 10. Atlantis City – 7.5-am
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1.          Our Blazerboy – B. Nothdurft
Race 6.          Patche Gift – B. Nothdurft
                        Music Scene – L. McCoy
Race 10.        Baron Rees – M. Haley