LONGREACH JOCKEY CLUB – SATURDAY 23RDMARCH, 2018
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – DIRT (3)
RAIL – TRUE
Chairman of Stewards – Ms K. McCracken
Clerk of Scales – P. Anderson
Judge – D. Walker/ E. Warren
Veterinarian – R. Trembath
Starter- P. Ballard
Race 1: BARKERS NEWSAGENCY QTIS MAIDEN PLATE - 1000 metres
Jockey D. Adam was permitted by stewards to ride ANDRUM 2kg over weight, however Jockey Adam was reminded of his obligation when accepting rides.
ANDRUM – Slow to begin and raced into restricted room near the 300m.
ANGRY DESERT – Hung out down the home straight.
ROUND ‘EM UP – Travelled wide for much of the race.
DOCAROCKET – Jumped away awkwardly and slowly then travelled wide for much of the race.
RECONIS – Jumped away awkwardly hitting jockey Schumacher’s knee on the barriers, then slow to muster speed. Held up for clear running leaving the 200m.
YOU’RE NOT WANTED – Jumped away awkwardly.
Race 2: ANDERSON HARRIS BOOKMAKERS CLASS B HANDICAP - 1000 metres
TENT LOVER was a late scratching at 12pm as there were no riders available.
Jockey D. Adam was permitted to ride 1/2kg overweight on TRUST ME GUS.
ARGENTO PERLO – Travelled wide for the majority of the race.
DEFYING LUCK – Contacted at the start, eased near the 600m when an outside runner shifted in.
EXCEED TO WIN – Lunged at the gates and reared as the gates opened.
SAME OLD STORY – Jumped awkwardly contacting an inside runner.
WICKED GRIMSHAW – Lunged at the gates just prior to the start being affected, then the gates came back onto the gelding causing him to lose considerable ground.
ZORRO FEMININO – Kicked out just prior to the start being affected, then lunged at the gates and the gates then came back on to the filly.
SALLY’S SHADOW – Lunged at the gates prior to them opening causing the filly to be slow away then travelled wide for the majority.
THUNDER – Lunged at the gates and reared as they opened nearly dislodging jockey M. Haley and losing considerable ground at the start.
Race 3: BROWNE SMASH REPAIRS OPEN HANDICAP - 1000 metres
Jockey D. Adam returned to the mounting yard after race 2 extremely distressed and was treated by ambulance officers for heat stress and dehydration. Stewards stood Jockey Adam down for the remainder of the day. Jockey D. Adam was advised a medical clearance would be required prior to racing riding again.
M. Milford was the replacement rider for D. Adam on DRAGON FIRE.
ZENDAYE – Jumped away awkwardly, slow to begin and travelled wide for much of the race.
CHOI OI – Travelled wide for most of the race.
SAMUEL JAMES – The gates came back on the gelding hampering his start.
WICKED WOODY – Slow into stride.
Race 4: THURECHT BROS. SADDLERY CLASS 4 PLATE- 1100 metres
C. Schumacher was the replacement rider for D. Adam on WICKED EXPRESS.
CALIFORNIA RAIDER – Travelled wide for much of the race.
LEROY ROCKS – Travelled wide in the middle and late stages.
AVIOD THE MISSUS – Jumped outwards and hung out down the home straight under pressure.
RIVER BOY – Jumped inwards, finished tailed off not appreciating the track conditions.
SWISS LOVE – Checked, losing considerable ground at the start when runners either side shifted ground.
BARD OF ARMAH – Fractious in the gates prior to jumping.
Race 5: WATTS CATERING BM 50 HANDICAP - 1200 metres
SINAMORE – Travelled wide for the majority of the race.
TABRIZ – Slow to muster speed and finished tailed off.
ICE MELODY – Travelled wide in the middle and late stages.
NEVADA MO – Jumped away awkwardly and slowly.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
D. Adam – Medical certificate prior to racing again.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Barrier Certificates/Warning –
Late Rider Changes
Race 3 – DRAGON FIRE – M. Milford
Race 4 – WICKED EXPRESS – C. Schumacher
Race 2 – TENT LOVER – No rider available.