QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – THURSDAY 10 JANUARY 2019
WEATHER – FINE
TRACK RATING – SOFT 5/GOOD 4 (Retrospective Race 1)
RAIL – 5M
Chairman of Stewards – C. Albrecht
Stewards – G. Meek, D. Macklyn, M. Heath (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – S. Bryant
Veterinarian – Dr S. Olsen
Swab Attendant – N. Boyle
Starter – C. Matthews
As A. Butler was not riding due to illness, riding replacements were made as per the Stewards Race Day Summary. Jockey Butler was advised that he would be required to provide a medical clearance prior to riding again.
Race 1: WOOLLAM CONSTRUCTIONS QTIS 2YO MAIDEN H’CAP – 1050M
TALES OF EPSILON – Trainer L. Sullivan was reprimanded for presenting the gelding to race with the incorrect gear.
TYCOON FLYER – Raced three wide without cover throughout the event.
I SAW SIDDY – Began awkwardly and lost ground. Raced greenly throughout the event.
MISS CLAIR – Restrained shortly after the start to obtain a position with cover at the rear of the field.
CRAIGLEA GRACE – Raced greenly throughout the event.
VAMPARINA – Inclined to lay inwards in the home straight.
Following the running of this event the track was upgraded to GOOD 4 retrospective to Race 1.
Race 2: TONY MCMAHON RACING CONSULTANCY MAIDEN H’CAP – 1200M
KUNGA GEORGE MUNGA – Tightened for room at the start. Briefly held up near the 400m before shifting in to obtain clear running.
A WEE SHOCK – Raced three wide throughout the event.
POETIC REALITY – Shifted out abruptly under pressure near the 300m before being straightened by its rider.
DREAM DANZA – When questioned regarding the tactics adopted, jockey L. Tilley stated that from the inside barrier he was able to settle in a forward position due to the lack of early speed and also without his mount being overly pressured. He added that the mare travelled well, however, due to racing close to the speed failed to finish the race off as anticipated. Trainer A. Coome indicated that his instructions were to obtain a midfield position and was surprised to see the mare settle as far forward as it did. He added that the mare is best suited when able to obtain cover and is afforded clear running over the latter stages. He further indicated that he would now consider sending the mare for a spell.
Race 3: JANUARY 4 GIA – PLEASE DONATE! QTIS 3YO H’CAP – 1300M
LEGAL TIES – When questioned regarding the performance, jockey J. Stanley expressed his disappointment in the performance and stated that the filly failed to travel comfortably at any stage of the event. Trainer L. Rowe was at a loss to explain the disappointing performance and undertook to report to stewards anything that becomes apparent in coming days that may have had an effect on the filly’s performance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities other than that the filly had lost the near fore plate in running.
CHANAMARO – Hampered near the 900m when SHENRON shifted out abruptly.
CRAIGLEA GALIO – Slow into stride. Had to be checked near the 800m after improving on to the heels of MYOLA MILLY, then continued to overrace for a considerable distance. Eased near the 500m when placed in restricted room.
SHENRON – Commenced to overrace badly near the 900m on the heels of MYOLA MILLY and shifted out abruptly, then raced wide for the remainder of the event. Trainer M. Attard was advised that due to the gelding’s racing manners he would have to obtain a further barrier certificate prior to its next start.
MYSTERY ELEMENT – Inconvenienced near the 900m and then raced wide for the remainder of the event.
Race 4: XXXX GOLD CLASS 6 PLATE – 1050M
SHIGERU MAHOGANY was a late scratching at 1:30 pm for veterinary reasons. Trainer J. Wehlow was advised that the horse would require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.
COLOSSEUM KING – Began awkwardly.
FREE DROP – Began awkwardly and lost ground.
Race 5: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 CLASS 2 PLATE – 1050M
PRIDE OF DESTINY – Raced wide with cover throughout.
ASTRAL ODYSSEY – Placed in restricted room over the concluding stages and after passing the winning post and had to be steadied to avoid the heels of PERETTI (T. Doyle), which was taken in by TEVYE (H. Phillips). Apprentice H. Phillips pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR. 137(a) in that over the concluding stages and after passing the winning post she permitted her mount to shift in under pressure, resulting in interference to both runners. Apprentice Phillips’ licence to ride in races was suspended for 8 days, to commence at midnight on Saturday 19 January and expire at midnight on Sunday 27 January 2019.
BEBADO – Slow to begin.
HIDDEN GODDESS – Began awkwardly and bumped BEBADO.
I TRUST LAYLA – Held up for a short distance near the 300m.
MRS QUIGLEY – Began awkwardly, making heavy contact with GOHAN.
GOHAN – Bumped heavily at the start. Bumped by DAKOTA ROCKS leaving the 100m when placed in restricted room and became unbalanced.
PERETTI – Taken in by ASTRAL ODYSSEY over the concluding stages and after passing the winning post. Trainer P. Fleming was fined $100 for failing to provide the I. D card for the mare when required to so.
RAINBOW SNIP – Raced three wide without cover for the majority of the event.
FOXSULT – Raced wide throughout.
Race 6: BECOME A CLUB 150 MEMBER 2019 OPEN H’CAP – 1300M
The declaration of correct weight was delayed after a number of riders approached the stewards with concerns that there may have been a false start. Evidence was taken from the riders and also the official starter. After taking evidence, stewards established that a number of riders had anticipated the start as the start was effected, resulting in those riders being minimally inconvenienced. Stewards were satisfied that as the starter effected the start there was no false start and declared correct weight.
JUST CALL ME LOUIE – Began awkwardly and lost considerable ground.
DARTS AWAY – Raced three wide for the majority of the event. Apprentice A. Thompson was fined the sum of $200 for using the whip on 9 occasions prior to the 100m.
DON’T WE LOVE IT – Slow to begin. Rider D. Simmons was fined the sum of $100 for using the whip on 8 occasions prior to the 100m.
Race 7: RACING GALA BALL 23RD MARCH BENCHMARK 65 H’CAP – 1300M
RHYOLA – Slow to begin. Trainer T. Button was fine $100 for failing to provide the I.D card for the gelding when required to do so.
DAMN FINE – Slow to begin.
VAN WINKEL – Raced three wide without cover throughout the event.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 1. Tnr. L. Sullivan – present horse to race with incorrect gear – AR. 140A(3)
Race 5. Tnr. P. Fleming - $100 – Failed to provide I.D card for PERETTI
Race 6. D. Simmons - $100 – used whip 8 times prior to 100m – AR. 137A(5)(a)(ii)
Race 6. App. A. Thompson - $200 – used whip 9 times prior to 100m – AR. 137A(5)(a)(ii)
Race 7. Tnr. T. Button - $100 – Failed to provide I.D card for RHYOLA
Race 5. App. H. Phillips – careless riding – 8 days – (m/n 19.1.19 – m/n 27.1.19) – AR. 137(a)
A. Butler – ill – medical clearance req’d
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 3. SHENRON – racing manners – barrier certificate – AR. 8(t)
Race 4. SHIGERU MAHOGANY – late scratching for vet reasons – veterinary clearance – AR. 8(t)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 5. PRIDE OF DESTINY – B. Pengelly
Race 4. SHIGERU MAHOGANY – 1:30 pm – vet reasons
Published subject to correction upon revision