Stewards Report

Cooktown Amateur Turf Club

Cooktown Country

Sat 07 Nov Firm 2

Rail

True

Track

Turf
Firm 2 Pen Not available

Nil

2mm last 24hrs, 18mm last 7 days

Fine

Track conditions update: 12:05AM Sunday 08 November
Last Track Rating Update: Finalised 7/11 - 7:45am

Nominations

Tue 03/11/20 11:00am

Weights

Wed 04/11/20 12:00am

Acceptances

Thu 05/11/20 10:00am

Riders

Thu 05/11/20 01:00pm

Scratchings

Sat 07/11/20 07:45am

Late Nominations

Races: 3, 4, 5, 6

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.

QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
 
STEWARDS REPORT
 
COOKTOWN AMATEUR TURF CLUB
 
COOKTOWN– SATURDAY 7 11 2020
 
WEATHER – Fine   TRACK RATING –  Firm 2          RAIL – True
 
 
OFFICIALS
 
Chairman of Stewards – C Warren
Stewards – D Lane
Clerk of Scales – Stewards
Judge – T Holmes
Veterinarian – Dr E Maloney
Swab Attendants – Dr E Maloney
Starter – R Gardner
 
 
 
Race 1: POISON CREEK STATION & DIA TREME RESOURCES MAIDEN PLATE 1000m
 
SIMPLE MELODY- As this mare was resuming after a prolonged absence from racing, underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was passed fit to start.
 
GREYSERENE- Began awkwardly. Raced wide in the early stages.
 
PRINCESS GLEE- Momentarily restrained when racing in restricted room approaching the 800m.
 
SERIOUS MOVES- Crowded by another runner approaching the 800m and subsequently shifting in marginally momentarily tightening another runner.
 
BIKIE CHIC- Shifted in marginally approaching the 800m turn momentarily tightening runners to its inside. App E Cass was advised to exercise greater care in similar circumstances.
 
 
 
Race 2: SCOTTS EARTHMOVING & BULK HAULAGE/COOKTOWN HARDWARE QTIS RATINGS BAND 0-60 HANDICAP 1000m
 
SPEED EIGHT- Began awkwardly. Raced wide in the early stages. Obliged to restrain passing the winning post when a runner to its outside shifted in.
 
SIR ROLAND- Shifted in passing the winning post tightening a runner to its inside. App E Cass was severely reprimanded as a result of this incident.
 
ROSE CLIP- Raced wide in the early stages.
 
 
 
Race 3: COOK SHIRE COUNCIL CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1290m
 
PREESIDENTIAL JOY- As the gelding was resuming after a prolonged absence from racing, underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was passed fit to start.
 
OCTOBER STORM- Began awkwardly and shifted out tightening another runner. App R Shred reported that the gelding was inclined to hang out throughout the event.
 
MUNRO- Tightened between runner on jumping away. Raced wide throughout.
 
 
 
Race 4: LIONS DEN HOTEL OPEN HANDICAP 1290m
 
OUR ATOM- Finished off disappointingly. Jockey F Edwards advised that when DREAM I CAN, the eventual winner, took up the bit and set a genuine pace throughout his mount was unable to see out the distance in todays event. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
 
 
 
Race 5: COOKTOWN RSL MEMORIAL CLUB BRACELET CLASS B HANDICAP 1400m
 
DANCE AROUND- As the mare raced on the 3rd November 2020 underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was passed fit to start. Inclined to lay out rounding the 1200m turn.
 
MISPRINT- Began awkwardly. Unable to muster the early pace needed to maintain contact with the field. Finished off fairly.
 
SWEET JUNE- Shifted wider from the 800m.
 
STYLE LINE- Raced wide throughout. Performed below market expectations. Jockey F Edwards advised that his instructions were to have the mare in a forward position and in riding to those instructions he was obliged to race wide for a majority of the race and when asked for a finishing effort upon entering the home straight his mount failed to respond to his urgings. Jockey Edwards added that the mare may have resented todays firm track conditions. Trainer A Holmes verified the instructions and was unable to offer any tangible reason as to the poor performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
 
 
 
Race 6: COOKTOWN BOWLS CLUB COOKTOWN CUP BENCHMARK 70 HANDICAP 1760m
 
BALMACEDA- As the gelding raced on the 3rd November 2020, underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was passed fit to start.
 
ROCK SPUR- Shifted in on jumping.
 
WE JUST LOVE IT- Raced wide in the early stages. Performed below expectations. Jockey F Edwards reported that the gelding failed to respond to his urgings in the middle stages and failed to let down at all down the running. Trainer J Ryan advised that connections would now consider the geldings immediate racing future.
 
 
 
 
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
 
Summary of action concerning licensees
 
Reprimands
Race 2- E Cass- Severe Reprimand- Careless riding AR131(a)
 
 
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
 
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners
 
 
 
 
 
 
Published subject to correction upon revision