ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – FRIDAY, 5 JULY, 2019
WEATHER – OVERCAST TRACK RATING – SOFT (5)
RAIL – 2.5 METRES ENTIRE
Chairman of Stewards – N Laskey
Stewards – G Meek, D Macklyn & M Heath
Clerk of Scales – W Welburn
Judge – S Bryant
Veterinarian- Dr M. Lenz & Dr A. Williams
Swab attendants – A Challen, C Spencer & E Burgess
Starter- R Hanson
Jockey C McIver – Rockhampton 23/06/19
Stewards interviewed Jockey C McIver in relation to him leaving the course early on the above mentioned date. After considering the matter, Stewards accepted the explanation put forward by Jockey McIver. In arriving at the decision, Stewards took into account the current personal circumstances of Jockey McIver.
Trainer A Coome
Stewards intend to interview Trainer A Coome in relation to a report from the Integrity Investigations Team relating to an unlicensed stable hand working for Mr Coome.
Race 1: TAB QTIS Two-Years-Old and Three-Years-Old Maiden Handicap 1100m
CONQUER MEE – After being placed in the barriers, reared and became cast. Was then removed from the barriers and examined by the veterinary surgeon, who reported that the gelding was unfit to run. Acting on this advice, stewards ordered the withdrawal of the gelding at 12.24 pm, with all wagers placed on CONQUER MEE prior to 12:24pm be refunded and successful wagers be subject to the following deductions:
7 cents in the dollar on the face value of win bets
8 cents in the dollar on the face value of win bets for the place
7 cents in the dollar on the face value of 2nd place bets
7 cents in the dollar on the face value of 3rd place bets
Trainer Mr T. Bourke was notified that prior to racing again the gelding must trial to the satisfaction of the stewards.
HE’S SO VIVACIOUS – When the start was effected stood flatfooted and lost considerable ground. Co-Trainers M. & C. Dore were notified that prior to racing again the gelding must trial to the satisfaction of the stewards.
ALEYSA’S MIRACLE – Jumped outwards at the start and bumped HE’S SO VIVACIOUS. Near the 700 metres raced keenly and had to be steadied after racing up onto the heels of KENNEDY TERRACE and BETTER ASK ME. Raced greenly over the concluding stages.
NATIVE BEE – Became unbalanced at the start when bumped by ALEYSA’S MIRACLE.
BETTER ASK ME – Rider A. Allen dropped his whip near the 500 metres.
LUVACTION – Raced wide throughout.
DONE US PROUD – Raced wide throughout without cover. Trainer P Fleming will be notified that a warning will be placed on the gelding for poor performance.
Race 2: North Tullamore Stations Maiden Plate 1300m
PAIBLE – Acting on a report from the trainer that the horse was unable to be loaded on to the float, stewards ordered the withdrawal of the filly at 9.35 am.
ELITE LABEL – Became very unbalanced at the start and had to be checked when bumped by FRANKIE DREAMIN’, which in turn had been bumped by KISS ‘N’ WIN.
FINUCANE MISSILE – Shortly after the start was crowded between STARBEATS, which laid outwards, and THUNDER CAVE. After passing the 1100 metres was bumped on the hind quarters by FRANKIE DREAMIN’. Approaching the 400 metres was held up for clear running.
MONSIEUR JACK – Shortly after the start was crowded between TAVENUNI and THUNDER CAVE. Eased approaching the winning post to avoid the heels of TAVENUNI, which shifted outwards under pressure.
ANNMARIE – Carried inwards after passing the 1100 metres.
FRANKIE DREAMIN’ – Bumped at the start. Checked after passing the 1100 metres.
STELLA STARLITE – Carried inwards after passing the 1100 metres.
THE CAP – Raced wide throughout.
KISS ‘N’ WIN – Jumped outwards at the start and bumped FRANKIE DREAMIN’.
Jockey B. Stewart pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding, the careless riding being that after passing the 1100 metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of ANNMARIE, thereby carrying that mare in on to STELLA STARLIGHT, which in turn was taken in across the running of FRANKIE DREAMIN’, which lost its rightful running and had to be checked. When being checked, FRANKIE DREAMIN’ made contact with the hind quarters of FINUCANE MISSILE, which was hampered. Jockey Stewart was suspended from riding in races for a period commencing midnight 13 July and to expire midnight, 26 July. In determining penalty Stewards deemed that the interference fell into the category of midrange.
Race 3: Goody’s Earthmoving Class 3 Handicap 1500m
DAUNTING QUEEN – Slow to begin.
VICTORY IN PARIS – Slow to begin. Laid in for the majority of the home straight.
KUNGA GEORGE MUNGA – Lost ground at the start after jumping away awkwardly.
STRAWBERRY BLONDE – When questioned regarding the performance of his mount, rider R. Wiggins explained that the filly travelled well in the early stages, however when placed under pressure in the home straight failed to respond to his riding and as he was concerned that his mount was making some respiratory noises, he eased the filly down over the concluding stages. A subsequent veterinary examination revealed he filly to have a slower than normal recovery rate, and a swab sample was taken.
Race 4: Iron Jack BenchMark 65 Handicap 1050m
NOW ASK ME – Began awkwardly.
HIDDEN GODDESS – Threw its head in the air on jumping.
REIGNING THUNDER – Began awkwardly.
A LITTLEBITTAMAGIC – Slow to begin.
MIA HOST – Raced wide throughout.
DON’T YOU KNOW HIM – When asked if he could offer any explanation for the poor performance of the gelding, rider B. Stewart explained that his mount travelled reasonably in the early stages, however when placed under pressure rounding the home turn failed to respond to his riding and was disappointing in the home straight. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding failed to reveal any significant abnormalities, and a swab sample was taken.
ROSINCA – Trainer J Wehlow will be questioned regarding the reason for the late declaration of R Wiggins as rider.
Race 5: Rockhampton Mini Loads Ken Russell Memorial Class 6 Plate 1200m
FOMO – Acting on a report from Racing Australia that A. Coome, trainer of FOMO, which was an acceptor for this race and also Race 8, had made application to scratch the gelding from this race shortly after the scratching deadline, stewards acceded to Mr Coome’s request and ordered the withdrawal of FOMO at 7.37 am. Mr Coome’s explanation for failing to scratch the gelding by the deadline was accepted.
MARWAY – Was restless in the barriers and when the start was effected began very awkwardly and lost ground. Dipped approaching the 700 metres.
UMBERTO – Rider B. Stewart was dislodged near the 500 metres. Subsequently it was established that the off-side stirrup leather broke, resulting in jockey Stewart becoming unbalanced and being dislodged.
DOOGUS – Raced wide throughout.
Race 6: Col Donovan Memorial Ratings Band 0-55 Handicap 1600m
RUSTY SCOOTER – Slow to begin.
WEAR THE FOX HAT – Slow to begin.
IMAY SHOUT – Bumped by SCOTTISH LAD on jumping. Between the 600 metres and 400 metres had difficulty obtaining clear running.
SCOTTISH LAD – Bumped by IMAY SHOUT on jumping. Raced wide throughout.
HULK HENRY – Raced keenly in the early stages and was wide throughout.
AHMAH STAR – Near the 1100 metres had to be restrained for some distance when awkwardly placed on the heels of IMAY SHOUT. Subsequent to the race, rider Q. Krogh reported his mount proved difficult to settle and had a tendency to hang out in the early and middle stages.
DOSSIER – Raced wide throughout.
JETINTOIT – Raced wide throughout and near the 300 metres was eased to avoid the heels of HOOVESGOTCHA, which shifted in.
THE DECKERAIDER – Raced wide throughout.
Race 7: Red Lion Hotel/RJC Best Dressed Strapper Class 1 Handicap 1300m
GOING TO VEGAS – Slow into stride after jumping away awkwardly.
DOUBLE JAY GOLD – Slow to begin.
SOUTHERN SPECIAL – Raced keenly in the early stages, and was wide throughout. Subsequent to the race the veterinary surgeon reported that the gelding was lame in the near foreleg. Trainer C Russell will be advised that the gelding will require a veterinary certificate before the geldings next race start.
BOLD ZIP – Held up for clear running near the 600 metres, then changed course outwards to obtain clear running shortly after. Raced wide throughout. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have a slow recovery rate.
PAINTER’S REWARD – Raced wide throughout.
TOY MEEKA – Jockey B. El-Issa, rider of the 5th placegetter, was questioned regarding his riding over the concluding stages. He explained that his mount was tiring, and having ridden the filly hard in the home straight, he elected to ride his mount out hands and heels over the concluding stages to keep it balanced in the soft going. Whilst stewards were not fully satisfied that his actions had an effect on the placings, Jockey El-Issa was advised to ride his mounts out with sufficient vigour in future.
RHEINGAU – A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any significant abnormalities.
Race 8: XXXX Gold Newmarket Open Handicap 1300m
STELLA OBMRA – Slow to begin.
REACH FOR HEAVEN – Showed no early pace despite the efforts of its rider.
MONSIEUR GUSTAVE – Raced keenly in the early stages, and when doing so near the 900 metres shifted out abruptly after becoming awkwardly placed on the heels of DREAMS APLENTY, resulting in BOLD ENDEAVOUR and NATCH being carried wider on the track. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding was showing signs of a slow recovery rate.
NATCH – Near the 900 metres was carried outwards and was then obliged to race wide for the remainder of the race. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any significant abnormalities.
BOLD ENDEAVOUIR – Carried wider on the track near the 900 metres, then raced wide for the remainder of the race.
DREAMS APLENTY – Held up for clear running between the 600 metres and until near the 300 metres.
DRUMBEAT’S CHOICE – Raced wide throughout.
WONDER BOOM – Jockey M. McGillivray was fined $300 under AR131(c) for having made a celebratory gesture prior to the winning post.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 2 – Jockey B Stewart – AR131(a) – Careless riding – 13 days – m/n 13/07/19 to 26/07/19.
Race 8 – Jockey M McGillivray – AR131(c) – Celebratory gesture prior to winning post - $300.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
All winners, Strawberry Blonde, Don’t You Know Him, Skye and Me, Barachiel, Imay Shout, Durif, Hey Pal & Taveuni.
Rusty Scooter, Strawberry Blonde, Attique, Barachiel, Bold Zip, Daunting Queen, Kulaba, Jetintoit, The Full Monty, Painter’s Reward, Dreams Aplenty & Wonder Boom.
Race 1 - Conquer Me – Barrier manners – Trial prior to next start.
Race 1 – He’s So Vivacious – Stood Flat Footed – Trial prior to next start.
Race 1 – Done Us Proud – Poor Performance – Warning.
Race 7 – Southern Special – Lame N/F – Veterinary certificate required.
Race 5. Jockey B. Stewart (Umberto) near 600m.
Race 1 – Conquer Me – Reared and became cast.
Race 2 – Paible – Unable to be transported – 9:35am.
Race 5 - Fomo – 7.37 am.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 4 – Rosinca – Jockey R Wiggins.