QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
ROCKHAMPTON ST PATRICK’S DAY RACE CLUB
SATURDAY 17 MARCH 2018
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD 3 RAIL – OUT 6M ENTIRE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr L Collins
Stewards – Mr D Macklyn, G. Wust
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – S. Bryant
Veterinarian – Dr A. Williams
Swab attendants – Mr M Newman and Ms N Boyle
Starter – C. Matthews
Trainer T. Cook reported that his runners PULSAR, HEAVENLY DREAM and HIDDEN GODDESS, were scratched today for the following reasons: PULSAR, due to the firm track, and HEAVENLY DREAM and HIDDEN GODDESS were found to be suffering a virus.
Race 1: Swanwick Murray Roche Lawyers QTIS 2YO Handicap- 1100 metres
Apprentice Z. White pleaded guilty to a charge under AR. 118C(c) in that she did weigh out without a safety vest for her ride on SPENDING FRENZY. In imposing a fine of $200, stewards took into account the circumstances involved and Apprentice White’s good record in relation to this rule.
WICKED GRIMSHAW – Began awkwardly and lost some ground. Overraced in the early and middle stages.
BROOK’S PLEASURE – When questioned regarding the filly’s performance, N. Day stated the horse was positioned and travelled well throughout, however, when placed under pressure near the 200m shifted some ground, failed to finish off as expected and proved disappointing. Trainer J. McConachy was of the opinion that the break between runs may have affected the horse’s performance in that it was going into today’s event lacking some fitness and also that the filly was exhibiting signs of being in season. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no physical abnormalities, however it was noted that the filly was slow to recover. A swab sample was taken. Stewards will follow up further with Mr McConachy in the coming days.
Race 2: Griffin Builders St Patrick’s Day Cup Class 6 Handicap- 1600 Metres
RUBY RAY – Slow to begin.
Race 3: Tony Madden Architects & Interiors Class 3 Handicap- 1500 Metres
LET ME SAY THIS – Slow to begin. Raced three wide without cover from the 800m. Laid in near the 300m and bumped HE’S ALL HEART.
OAKFIELD MIDNIGHT – Dipped on jumping.
HE’S ALL HEART – Bumped near the 300m. J. Stanley was reprimanded for using his whip on more than 5 occasions prior to the 100m (9 times). Stewards were mindful of the totality and Jockey Stanley’s good record.
HULK HENRY – Taken wider leaving the 1200m.
HIDDEN THUNDER – Laid out from the heels of OAKFIELD MIDNIGHT leaving the 1200m, taking HULK HENRY wider.
Race 4: Get Logo’d Ratings Band 0-70 Handicap- 1100 Metres
OUR BOY PENDLES – Began awkwardly. J. Stanley reported that his mount knuckled at the start, however had felt well throughout the race, and in the middle stages of the straight had put in a number of awkward strides and from the 150m he did not pressure his mount and eased it up. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no lameness or other abnormalities. Stewards will follow up in the coming days with regard to the condition of the horse or any action that should be taken.
BARACHIEL – Jumped awkwardly.
COZUMEL – Slow to begin.
LUCKY CLOVER- App Z White reprimanded for using her whip on more than 5 occasions prior to the 100 metres (8 times).
Race 5: MSP Photography Open Handicap- 1200 Metres
COURT CLOWN – A. Butler was fined $200 for making a celebratory gesture prior to the winning post.
FRIENDLY DRAGON – Slow to begin. Laid in for the majority of the straight.
LEGAL PROCEDURE – Slow to begin.
Race 6: Tropical Auto Group BM 60 Handicap- 1200 Metres
The start of this race was delayed to hold for a Sydney event.
HELLUVA HOFFA – Slow to begin.
OUTBACK LIGHTNING – Began awkwardly.
BRIALKA LODGE – Jumped away awkwardly and lost ground.
MISS RICH – Slow to begin. Laid in for a short distance leaving the 400m.
CULPO – Knuckled on jumping.
Race 7: Ian Weigh Motors QTIS 3YO Handicap- 1200 Metres
Prior to the declaration of correct weight, rider A. Butler and J. Wehlow, trainer of LEROY ROCKS, placed 5th by the Judge, viewed the available patrol films and after doing so lodged an objection against DOOGUS being placed 4th, alleging interference in the home straight. After taking evidence and viewing the relevant patrol films, stewards determined that near the 400m, when both runners commenced to take their runs, there was a bump between the runners and again near the 200m and 150m. While the stewards acknowledged there was minor contact at these points between the runners, bearing in mind the margin of a neck, they were of the opinion that it was not sufficient to warrant a reversal of the placings and the objection was dismissed.
LEROY ROCKS – Shifted out near the 500m and made contact with STYLISH CRIMINAL, which was taken out on to RED RUNNER. A. Butler was advised to exercise more care.
STYLISH CRIMINAL – Slow to begin. Bumped near the 500m, taken out on to another runner.
TOXOPHILY – Had difficulty obtaining clear running in the straight until near the 300m.
DOOGUS – Slow to begin.
DUAL PERSONALITY – Raced wide without cover throughout.
CSARDAS – Raced three wide without cover.
RED RUNNER – Bucked for a number of strides near the 900m and lost some ground when the saddle slipped backwards, which resulted in jockey S. Sheargold being placed at a disadvantage for the remainder of the event. Bumped near the 500m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
DANTIEN – Slow into stride.
SPRING CREEK – Raced wide with cover.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 3. J. Stanley – used whip more than 5 times prior to 100m – AR. 137A(5)(a)(ii)
Race 4. Z White – used whip more than 5 times prior to 100m
Race 1. App. Z. White - $200 – weighed out without vest – AR. 118C(c)
Race 5. A. Butler - $200 – made celebratory gesture prior to winning post – AR. 137(c)
Race 1. BROOK’S PLEASURE- post-race recovery
Race 3. OUR BOY PENDLES – post-race recovery
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Race 3 HE’S ALL HEART, Race 7 LOTA CREEK GOLD and DANTIEN
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners & BROOK’S PLEASURE (3rd) and TOP RAVINE (2nd)
Race 7. LEROY ROCKS (5th) v. DOOGUS (4th) – interference in the home straight – dismissed
Published subject to correction upon revision