NANANGO RACE CLUB – SATURDAY, 3 August, 2019
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – Firm (2)
RAIL – True
Chairman of Stewards – Mr P Zimmermann
Stewards – Miss B Connell
Clerk of Scales – R Stanley
Judge – P Chilton
Veterinarian- Nanango Veterinary Surgery
Swab attendants – J Crompton
Starter- K Dennien
App B Mackie – Fined $200 for possession of mobile phone in jockeys room AR 218
Race 1: Huston Nissan QTIS Maiden Plate 1000M
CRAIGLEA MALACHI – Stewards permitted jockey D McIntosh to ride 1 kg overweight as there was no other suitable rider available.
CRAIGLEA CLAY – Overraced early.
BRIGALOW QUEEN – Obliged to steady near the 500m.
ROCKSURE – Slow into stride.
MISSGOODYTWOSHOES – Began awkwardly making contact with the barrier partition.
CHEEKY CHOPS – Raced 3 wide majority.
CRAIGLEA OSCAR – Raced 3 wide majority. Hung in under pressure over the final 200m proving difficult to ride.
Race 2: J A Lee Memorial / National Jockeys Trust Benchmark 60, 1000m
SWIFT RESPONSE – Obliged to steady when awkwardly placed between runners approaching the home turn and again near the 150m.
BRAD THE LAD – Raced wide for the majority. Shifted in near the 100m under hard riding.
GOLFING – Raced wide for the majority.
JOMAR’S ELEMENT – Raced wide for the majority.
STICK WITH ME – Near the 800m when overracing clipped heels and blundered.
ASK AUDREY – Held up approaching the home turn. Steadied from heels near the 100m. Jockey M.Cox (BRAD THE LAD ) was reprimanded under AR.131(a) in that near the 100m she made insufficient effort to correct and straighten her mount which tightened ASK AUDREY for racing room.
PIPEMAJOR - App A Bakos failed to claim her full allowance and was fined $100.
Race 3: Deb Frecklington MP Class B Handicap 1200m
AKLAVIK – Rider reported inclined to lay out for majority.
SIOUXIE – Bumped on jumping.
MONT MONT – Began moderately.
POWER FROM WITHIN – Slow into stride.
SWAG MAN – Raced 3 wide majority.
LIPSTICK EFFECT – Slow into stride. Hung in near the 850m.
AQUABILL – Steadied near the 850m. Near the 150m obliged to steady and change course after improving onto heels. Underwent a post-race veterinary examination which found no apparent abnormalities. Stewards questioned App B Mackie regarding the tactics adopted on AQUABILL. App Mackie stated that the gelding was difficult to ride and inclined to hang and change its stride at various stages. App Mackie felt that the gelding would race best back in the field and that it hit the line well. When asked by Stewards if there was an opportunity to improve between the 800m and home turn App Mackie said that she was mindful of not wanting to come wide on the course as she was inexperienced and attempting to improve her riding skills by looking elsewhere for racing room. Trainer G Schrader also stated that he expected AQUABILL to race in a rearward position and would likely find todays distance too short. Stewards whilst noting the explanation tendered by App Mackie were of the view that she may have erred in the tactics in which she adopted and intend to refer her ride to the Racing Queensland Apprentice Panel for review and further tutorage.
Race 4: McDonalds Kingaroy Benchmark 65 Handicap 1200m
MAN OVERBOARD – Hampered between runners on jumping. Cast off fore plate in running.
Race 5: XXXX Fitzroy Hotel Cheers Liquor House Nanango Cup Open Handicap 1600m
EXECUTED – Connections were advised that a warning would be placed on the gelding regarding its pre-race manners. Underwent a pre-race veterinary examination after the gelding appeared to strike its head entering the gates and was passed fit to start with no evident head trauma. Jockey J.Missen was reprimanded for his whip use over the final 300m. When considering penalty Stewards noted Jockey Missen’s very good record regarding the whip rule. Jockey Missen also advised post-race that his left ankle made heavy contact with the barrier partition entering the gates but he was fit to continue riding.
PHOENIX FLYER – Jockey reported that the gelding did not appreciate todays firm track conditions.
FASTA THAN LIGHT – Began awkwardly.
GUD ONYA - App A Bakos failed to claim her full allowance and was fined $100.
Race 6: Heritage Bank Nanango Benchmark 55 Handicap 1600m
ORLEANS – Near the 100m dissapointed for a run to the inside of DEMESNE.
DEMESNE – Slow into stride.
NATIONAL JEWEL – Began awkwardly.
WALK TO THE BAR – Began awkwardly and lost ground.
MARLAHM – Hung out rounding the home turn despite the efforts of its rider.
KASTANOS – Which raced the previous day at Gatton, underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was passed fit to start.
MASK STEPENNY – Raced wide for the majority. App B Mackie failed to claim her full allowance and was fined $100.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 2 - App A Bakos - $100 – Fail to claim full allowance AR 143 (14) (a)
Race 5 - App A Bakos - $100 – Fail to claim full allowance AR 143 (14) (a)
Race 6 – App B Mackie - $100 – Fail to claim full allowance AR 143 (14) (a)
App B Mackie - $200 – Possession of mobile phone in jockeys room AR 218
Race 2 – M Cox (BRAD THE LAD ) - reprimanded AR.131(a).
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Race 5 – EXECUTED – Warning for poor pre-race manners.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1 – CRAIGLEA MALACHI – D McIntosh – No other suitable rider- acceptable.
Race 3 - AIRPORT – D McIntosh – acceptable.