QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB
ROCKHAMPTON – SUNDAY 22nd NOVEMBER 2020
WEATHER – Fine TRACK RATING – Soft 5 / Upgraded to Good 4 @11.30am
RAIL – Out 4m Entire Course
PENETROMETER – 5.15
Chairman of Stewards – N Boyle
Stewards – T Hudson, G Meek, M Heath, E Suli, F Hartford
Clerk of Scales – W Welburn
Judge – S Bryant
Veterinarian – Dr R Olsen
Swab Attendants – E Burgess
Starter – T Williams
Due to the veterinary surgeon being delayed arriving on course, Race 1 and 2 were rescheduled to the following times;
R1 – 12.55AM
R2 – 1.20PM
All other races were run as per schedule.
Race 1: CLUB 150 2021 QTIS Two-Year-Old Maiden Handicap 1050 metres
The start was delayed when JUST SID needed to be resaddled behind the barriers.
Correct weight was delayed to allow stewards to give consideration to an objection lodged by A Sewell rider of the fourth placegetter, AGUSTAWYND against third placegetter, DIDN’T ASK ME (M. McGillivray) alleging interference near the 100m. It was established that approaching the 100m, DIDN’T ASK ME shifted out under pressure taking AGUSTAWYND out onto KOHEETO causing AGUSTAWYND to make heavy contact with KOHEETO and cause jockey A Sewell to stop riding at that point. Bearing in mind the nature of the interference, the margin of a nose and the manner in which both horses finished the race off, Stewards could be comfortably satisfied that had the interference to AGUSTAWYND not occurred it would have beaten DIDN’T ASK ME home and therefore the protest was upheld and correct weight was declared on the new numbers 7-6-5-3.
BAY'S SPIRIT – Reared as the start was effected and lost ground.
KOHEETO – Had to be reshod prior to entering the enclosure. After passing the 100m, was bumped by AGUSTAWYND.
DIDN'T ASK ME – Laid out after passing the 800m. Approaching the 100m, laid out under riding crowding AGUSTAWYND.
AGUSTAWYND – Slow to begin, then was bumped becoming unbalanced shortly after the start. Approaching the 100m, had to be steadied and forced wider on the course when crowded for room between KOHEETO and DIDN’T ASK ME, which laid out under riding.
MONTANA NIGHT – Near the 750m, had to be steadied away from the heels of KOHEETO.
Race 2: THE AUSTRALIAN TRAINERS ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS QLD TRAINERS OPEN Handica 1050 metres
MISHANI BULLITT – Rider B Stewart pleaded guilty to a charge under AR132(7)(a)(ii) in that he used his whip 7 times prior to the 100m, 2 more than permissible under the rule, and was fined $400.
Race 3: AUSTRALIAN TRAINERS ASSOCIATION Class 6 Handicap 1300 metres
DOOM – Rider J Stanley reported that it was not his intention to be in a forward position, but after beginning well, in a slowly run race allowed his mount to travel where it was comfortable.
FUN TICKETS – Trainer R Vale reported that in light of today’s performance, it would now be his intention to send FUN TICKETS for a spell.
GYPSY BIKER – Passing the 200m and again approaching the 100m, laid out under pressure before being corrected by its rider.
Race 4: CHRISTMAS AT CALLAGHAN PARK SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER Maiden Handicap 1300 metres
ELLIOTT'S MAGIC – Began awkwardly.
LASTOFTHE MOHICANS – Jockey B Stewart pleaded guilty to a charge under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using his whip 6 times prior to the 100m, 1 more than permissible, and was fined $300.
HOMECALL – Approaching the 1000m, had to be steadied away from the heels of DECK OF ACES and then shortly after near the 900m when being restrained, brushed the running rail and became unbalanced.
STELLAR WITNESS – Hampered on jumping and restrained to the rear to find a position closer to the rail. After passing the 1000, when in a trailing position with cover, commenced to overrace and resented being restrained and raced with its head in the air for a short distance.
PRESLEY ROAD – Jockey R Stewart was reprimanded under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using whip 6 times prior to the 100m, 1 more than permissible under the rule.
BRAHMINY – Began awkwardly. Passing the 400m, improved onto the heels of DECK OF ACES and shifted wider to improve into clear running.
PRINCESS CARTIER – Approaching the 1200m, had to be steadied off the heels of HOMECALL. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
Trainer L Clem was advised that the nomination of PRINCESS CARTIER would be refused at TAB venues until it shows consistent form at NON TAB meetings.
Race 5: DICK SULLIVAN MEMORIAL QTIS Three-Year-Old Maiden Handicap 1100 metres
The start of this race was delayed when NOUVERRE FILLE had to be resaddled after arriving at the barriers.
LACHY'S LAD – Began awkwardly and was restrained to a rearward position. Passing the 500m, had to be steadied off the heels of SHE’S IMPERIAL and shifted wider to secure clear running.
OSWANA – Near the 500m, had to be steadied away from the heels of PRINCESS AMITY which shifted out. Laid out under pressure over the concluding stages and finished wide on the course.
HALCYON DAYS – Jockey B Stewart pleaded guilty to a charge under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using his whip 6 times prior to the 100m, 1 more than permissible under the rule, and was fined $400.
NOUVERRE FILLE – Began awkwardly. Raced three wide without cover throughout. Jockey N Thomas reported that the filly may have got her tongue over the bit during the event. Trainer T McMahon advised stewards it was now his intention to add a tongue tie to the filly’s gear for future starts.
SHE'S IMPERIAL – Began awkwardly shifting in. Passing the 500m, raced greenly and laid in.
ARTEMIS GIRL – Change of tactics - Trainer G Bell advised as ARTEMIS GIRL was wearing blinkers for the first time today, it would be the intention to have filly ridden in a forward position if circumstances permit. Settled off pace on the fence.
CIVITAS – Approaching the 900m, had to be restrained off the heels of NOUVERRE FILLE when racing in restricted room.
PRINCESS AMITY – Bumped on jumping and crowded for room shortly after.
ROMANTIQUE – Slow to begin. Near the 500m, was forced wider on the course when becoming awkwardly placed at the heels of OSWANA. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
FAIRYBOWER FLYER – Raced greenly down the straight.
Race 6: LJ HOOKER DASHI DASH FRIDAY 18 DECEMBER BENCHMARK 58 Handicap 1200 metres
CRUISE POWER – Began awkwardly.
VOGUE ROCK – Began awkwardly.
HAYBURNER – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
DOLCI – Raced keenly in the early stages and had to be restrained from the heels of SUZI BEL approaching the 900m.
Race 7: BECOME A MEMBER 2021 Class 3 Handicap 1050 metres
HURRICANE FIGHTER – Crowded on jumping and lost significant ground as a result. Jockey M Murphy pleaded guilty to a charge under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using his whip 6 times prior to the 100m, 1 more than permissible and was fined $400.
POUND FOR POUND – Crowded on jumping and lost significant ground as a result.
ASTRAL ODYSSEY – Change of tactics – Trainer R Shannon advised stewards that due to the wide barrier and expected pace in the race, it is the intention to race in a rearward position. Settled back. Fractious in the barriers prior to the start being effected, then began awkwardly.
DEEP MELODY – Near the 300m when attempting a narrow run, bumped with TIGER LOVE and shifted out and had to be steadied off the heels of VERNAZZA as a result.
BOSS BABY – Began awkwardly shifting out abruptly. Hung out after passing the 800m and continued to do so until approaching the 500m.
REWARD THE MAID – Began awkwardly shifting in abruptly despite the efforts of its rider, crowding runners to the inside. Raced three wide without cover throughout.
TIGER LOVE – Near the 300m, was bumped and became unbalanced by DEEP MELODY which laid in away from VERNAZZA when attempting a narrow run.
Race 8: BOOK YOUR FUNCTION AT CALLAGHAN PARK BENCHMARK 55 Handicap 1600 metres
DELIUS – Raced three wide with cover throughout.
POETIC PETE – Raced three wide without cover throughout. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near foreleg. Trainer A Coome was advised a veterinary certificate would be required prior to POETIC PETE being permitted to trial or race again.
FLAT TO STACK – Bumped on jumping.
JETINTOIT – Near the 700m, improved onto heels of CORKONIAN and had to be restrained. Held up from the 500m until passing the 300m.
TORRIENTE – Near the 400m, raced in restricted room and had to be steadied off the heels of WE WANT IT ALL.
AZIOC – Slow to begin and failed to muster speed in the early stages. Trainer O Cairns was advised a warning would be placed on the mare in relation for its competitiveness in the early stages.
DIAMOND ACCOUNT – Began awkwardly.
TALES OF EPSILON – Slow to begin.
I FEEL REAL – Change of tactics – Trainer F Smith advised stewards that due to the wide barrier, the intentions will be to ride I FEEL REAL in a more forward position. Ridden forward to lead the event.
WE WANT IT ALL – Fractious in the barriers prior to the start being effected.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 4. Jockey Ron Stewart – AR132(7)(a)(ii) – Use of whip 6 times prior to the 100m, 1 more than permissible.
Race 2. Jockey Brad Stewart – AR132(7)(a)(ii) - $400 – Use of whip 7 times prior to the 100m, 2 more than permissible.
Race 4. Jockey Brad Stewart – AR132(7)(a)(ii) - $300 – Use of whip 6 times prior to the 100m, 1 more than permissible.
Race 5. Jockey Brad Stewart – AR132(7)(a)(ii) - $400 – Use of whip 6 times prior to the 100m, 1 more than permissible.
Race 7. Jockey Michael Murphy – AR132(7)(a)(ii) - $400 – Use of whip 6 times prior to the 100m, 1 more than permissible.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
COURTING VERITY, HURRICANE FIGHTER.
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 4. PRINCESS CARTIER – Nominations refused from TAB venues until it finds consistent form at NON TAB venues – AR20(e).
Race 8. POETIC PETE – Lame near foreleg – Vet certificate required – AR20(e).
Race 8. AZIOC – Competitiveness in the early stages – Warning placed.
Race 1. 4th (AGUSTAWYND) V 3rd (DIDN’T ASK ME) – Interference near the 100m - UPHELD
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 5. GRACIOUS JAZZ – (a) Kate Southam
Race 5. ROMANTIQUE – Chris Whiteley
This report and the Stewards Comments for this meeting may be amended at any time, at the sole discretion of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards as races are reviewed.