The Western Cape Stipendiary Board are satisfied with the explanations tendered by jockey Anton Marcus and trainer Brett Crawford and his assistant, following the first-timer Boomps A Daisy being narrowly beaten on debut at Kenilworth on Saturday 9 February 2019.
Their report states in conclusion of the review:
Mr Craig Arnold (Stable Employee acting on behalf of Trainer Brett Crawford) and Jockey Anton Marcus appeared before the Board with regard to BOOMPS A DAISY.
Trainer B Crawford was interviewed later in the week.
This was a filly not without her problems, having her first run and was to be ridden on her merits with appropriate crop use.
Jockey A Marcus was taken through the video evidence to explain his riding.
He stated, inter alia, that she had been slow away and after obtaining cover he had moved the filly outwards early to obtain clear running leaving the 600m. He commenced with a strong hands ride and used the crop down the neck at the 500m.
Despite being very green he continued with his vigorous hands ride and showing of the crop. When she responded he used the crop behind the saddle in the latter stages and finished the race off well.
Marcus explanation was supported by the video evidence.
The Board was satisfied with his explanation in the circumstances.
TABONLINE.CO.ZA MAIDEN PLATE (F & M)
(For Maiden Fillies and Mares)
1st: R50,000 2nd: R16,000 3rd: R8,000 4th: R4,000 5th: R2,000
R80,000 Turf 1200m
|1||FLUTTERING||3bF||Vaughan Marshall||M Byleveld||60||72||6||9-2||3-1||1||0|
|10||BOOMPS A DAISY||3chF||A||Brett Crawford||A Marcus||60||0||2||8-1||4-1||2||0.10|
|5||TRAP QUEEN||3bF||A||Glen Kotzen||B Fayd’Herbe||60||67||16||16-1||18-1||3||1.60|
|2||SACRED STORY||3bF||A||Dean Kannemeyer||A Andrews||60||70||13||14-1||16-1||4||1.80|
|13||HILDEGARDE||3bF||A||Adam Marcus||C Zackey||60||0||11||22-1||36-1||5||3.05|
|7||RIVER RHONE||3bF||A||Dean Kannemeyer||S Cele||60||66||1||25-1||36-1||6||3.25|
|9||BITTER LEMON||3chF||A||Eric Sands||G Cheyne||60||0||9||6-1||113-20||7||3.75|
|16||SLEEPING SINGLE||3bF||A||Justin Snaith||A Domeyer||60||0||8||9-2||6-1||8||7.00|
|15||SCARLET CHILL||3bF||A||Brett Crawford||C Orffer||60||0||5||25-1||30-1||9||7.75|
|8||DUNTOCHE||4chF||AB||Paul Reeves||D Ashby||60||64||14||25-1||36-1||10||8.15|
|3||AU REVOIR||3bF||A t||Joey Ramsden||S Khumalo||60||67||3||22-1||20-1||11||9.15|
|17||QUIERA||3bF||A||Andries Steyn||B May||60||47||7||50-1||100-1||12||9.55|
|12||GRACE AND GRANDEUR||3bF||A||Eric Sands||S Veale||60||0||4||12-1||36-1||13||9.85|
|6||PHILOMENA||3chF||A||Candice Bass-Robinson||* S Mbhele -2.5 kg||60||66||10||16-1||30-1||14||10.60|
|11||FREEDOM FLASHING||3bF||A||Brett Crawford||* L Tarentaal -2.5 kg||60||0||12||33-1||50-1||15||14.35|
|4||HELENIKA||4bF||A||Dan Katz||* L Burke -4 kg||60||67||15||22-1||16-1||16||26.60|