ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – THURSDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2018
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD 4
RAIL – OUT 6 METRES ENTIRE COURSE
Chairman of Stewards – J. Williamson (Chairman)
Stewards – L. Hicks, J. Hackett, J. Meek
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – S. Bryant
Assistant Judge – L. Gull
Veterinarian – B. Newman, E. Ainsworth
Swab attendants – N. Boyle
Starter- R. Hanson
As R. McMahon was not riding today, the following riding replacements were made:
Race 2 - Bring Me Luck – R. Wiggins.
Race 4 - Beyoncneigh – Scratched at 11.56 pm due to no suitable rider being available.
Race 7 - Don’t Cheat Charlie – M. Stephens.
Race 1: Southern Cross Austero QTIS 2yo Maiden H’cap – 1050m
BOOM OR BUST – Jockey L. Tilley was reprimanded in that he failed to weight out for this event in a timely fashion.
LA REMINISTA – Trainer C McIvor was fined the sum of $100 under LR30 for failing to arrive on course by the required time.
WICKED PEARL – Slow to begin.
RED SATIN – Slow to begin. Overraced in the early and middle stages.
KICK ONS – Began awkwardly. Hung out and raced wide without cover. A post race veterinary examination revealed the horse to be shin sore in both front legs. Trainer T. Button was advised that he must provide a veterinary clearance prior to the horse racing again or not race the horse for a period of 6 weeks.
BOOM OR BUST – Began awkwardly. Raced greenly and laid in throughout the event.
FRANKIE DREAMIN’ – Overraced in the early stages after having been tightened for room near the 900m and having to be steadied.
WICKED PEARL – Raced wide.
Race 2: Black Nugget Hotel Class 4 H’cap – 1200m
POETIC HEART – Which was fractious in the barriers was considerably slow to begin.
TIME OUT – Jumped away awkwardly. Laid in in the home straight and near the 400m was obliged to alter course to secure clear running.
LIKE ‘EM SASSY – Hung out throughout the event. Rider L. Tilley reported the horse was short in its action. A post race veterinary examination found the horse to be lame in the off foreleg. Trainer L. Applewaite was advised that a veterinary certificate is required.
BARBADOS STORM – Jockey advised he was disappointed with the overall performance and could not offer any explanation. A post race veterinary examination found the horse to be sore in the off foreleg. Trainer T. Button was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to its next start.
Race 3: Cranstons Pies Open H’cap – 1100m
Prior to the running of this race event stewards interviewed a delegation of riders after concerns were raised as to the relative temperature and humidity. The riders that were interviewed were all satisfied that conditions were satisfactory to continue with the race meeting.
MISTA BUSY – Jumped very awkwardly and lost significant ground.
MISHANI WRANGLER – Stewards inquired into apprentice A. Thomson’s handling of the horse. Of particular concern were his actions in shifting wider on the track and settling in a 3-wide position outside the lead when passing the 800m when it appeared he had opportunity to settle in a position one off the fence following BOLD ENDEAVOUR. Evidence was taken from trainer B. Currie and apprentice Thomson. Apprentice Thompson explained that after being somewhat slow to being he rode aggressively out of the barriers and when nearing the heels of BOLD ENDEAVOUR shifted out and improved in a 3-wide position. When asked to explain why he had taken this action he felt that after he had been instructed to be in a forward position this was his best option to be closer to the lead. Stewards advised apprentice Thomson he had erred in the early stages and that he should have made greater effort to steady his mount and take up this trailing position behind BOLD ENDEAVOUR when that was a reasonable option open to him at that point of the event. However stewards took no further action due to apprentice Thompson’s inexperience as an apprentice, having held a provincial licence for approximately 3 months. Apprentice Thompson was advised that the Queensland Training Department would be made aware of this ride.
Race 4: South Geldard Lawyers QTIS 3yo Maiden H’cap – 1100m
BEYONCNEIGH – Declared a late scratching at 11.56 pm due to no suitable rider being available.
FALVERA – Began awkwardly.
KINGS COUNTRY – Began awkwardly, coming into contact with another runner.
SINEH LABORAE – Bumped by another runner on jumping. Raced wide without cover. A post race veterinary examination revealed a laceration to the nearside hock.
SERIOUS CRIME – Slow to begin. Tightened for room and steadied near the 700m. Held up from the 250m until the 50m.
MISS FLAWLESS – Slow to begin. Steadied when placed in restricted room near the 800m. Blundered badly after clipping heels near the 500m. After stewards inquired into this incident it was found that apprentice T. Doyle, rider of MISS FLAWLESS, had demonstrated a lack of care in that he had placed pressure on his mount when no clear running was afforded to him and this caused the horse to clip heels and blunder. Stewards, being mindful of apprentice Doyle’s relative inexperience having only been recently granted a provincial licence, reprimanded apprentice Doyle for his actions. This ride was brought to the attention of the Racing Queensland Training Department.
BOLD ENCHANTMENT – Jockey R. Wiggins was questioned regarding his tactics after passing the 600m where it appeared he had opportunity to shift wider on the track around the heels of LADY BEC, which would have afforded him clear running in the home straight. He explained he had given consideration to this manoeuvre, however at this point forward of him in the event apprentice T. Doyle, rider of MISS FLAWLESS, had suffered significant interference and he therefore elected to shift back to the inside in an attempt to avoid being interfered with also. Stewards reviewed the patrol video with jockey Wiggins and accepted the explanation tendered. It was noted that in shifting back to the inside this resulted in jockey Wiggins having some difficulty securing clear running in the final 100m.
Race 5: Swarv Menswear Benchmark 55 H’cap – 1050m
OVERGROWN – Tightened for room at the start and was eased.
BAUHINIA DRUM – Jumped awkwardly and made contact with another runner.
TRIDACNA – Laid in under pressure in the home straight, causing its rider to stop riding over the concluding stages.
POETIC SHOW – Raced wide throughout.
Race 6: 2019 Racing Gala Ball Benchmark 65 H’cap – 1500m
EFFECTAV - Declared a late scratching at 12.05 pm after becoming fractious in the float en route to the track.
MUSTARRID – Significantly slow to begin. Raced wide until the 700m. Laid in under pressure in the home straight. Jockey A. Butler reported that it had been his intention to ride his mount in a more forward position, however when the horse was slow to begin he elected to settle at the tail of the field.
MISHNAH – Significantly slow to begin.
DARTS AWAY – Slow to begin.
RUFFY ROAD – Overraced in the early stages.
DAMN FINE – Raced wide without cover. Weakened badly in the home straight and finished a distant last. Post race vet inspection found the horse to be demonstrating the early signs of a respiratory infection. Trainer T Button was advised he must provide a vet clearance prior to racing again.
MAEVE IN MANHATTAN – Raced wide.
Race 7: XXXX Gold Class 1 H’cap – 1400m
TANG DYNASTY – Slow to begin and then was held up for clear running from the 300m to the 150m.
GOING TO VEGAS – Slow to begin, and then was held up when disappointed for clear running near the 500m. Raced wide.
KUNGA GEORGE MUNGA – Jumped awkwardly and lost ground.
FREE DROP – Held up for clear running from the 500m until blundering near the 200m and was then obliged to alter course to secure clear running, and over the concluding stages jockey N. Thomas lost the use of his off-side iron, which resulted in him not fully testing his mount over the concluding stages.
TATOI – Raced wide without cover.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 1. Les Tilley – Jockey – Fail to weigh out in timely fashion – AR175*
Race 4. Thomas Doyle – A/jockey – C/riding – AR137(a)*
Race 1. Cory McIvor – Trainer – Failed to arrive on course by the prescribed time – LR30 - $100
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Race 1. Kick Ons – Shin sore both front legs – Vet. Clearance or not race for 6 weeks – AR8(t)
Race 2. Barbados Storm – Sore off foreleg – Vet. Clearance – AR8(t)
Like ‘Em Sassy – Sore off foreleg - Vet. Clearance – AR 8(t)
Race 6. Damn Fine – Early signs of a respiratory infection post race – Vet Clearance – AR8(t)
Race 4. Beyonceigh – 11.56 pm
Race 6. Effectav – 12.05 pm
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications