Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Ballinrobe 22nd July 2020

161A Sweeney Oil (Mares) M'dn H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Flying Risk, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

161B1 Supermac's H'cap H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Ilikehim, trained by William Durkan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have two superficial wounds on the left hind pastern but was otherwise post race normal.

161B2 Supermac's H'cap H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Isosceles, trained by John Joseph Hanlon, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

161C McGrath Limestone Works H'cap H'dle

At the request of the Stewards, J.M. Moore, rider of Saol Iontach, trained by Gavin Cromwell, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount travelled well until just before the turn in where it tired quickly. He further added that the run may have come too quick after running last week.

161D Sheridan Electric (Mares) M'dn H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Imperial Allure, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined The Three Wizards (GB), trained by Henry de Bromhead, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

161E Michael Cawe Suspended (C&G) M'dn H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Hardy Man, trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be making an abnormal respiratory noise post race.

The Stewards requested a report from Mark Michael McNiff, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of William Of Wykeham, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge had raced far too prominent on his previous run and tired quickly as a result of this. He said his charge settled much better today and was allowed creep into the race which he felt had helped to bring about the apparent improvement in form. Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

D.E. Mullins, rider of Scalino trained by Anthony Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran very free to the start.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Scalino, ridden by D.E. Mullins, and trained by Anthony Mullins. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned.D.E. Mullins, stated that his instructions were to settle his mount as quickly as possible as the animal is a difficult ride and to do the best he could. He stated that his mount ran very free to the start and at times was almost out of control. He felt the animal needed to settle early in order to get the trip, but felt he had no choice but to make the running as his mount was forcing a gallop and continued to be a difficult ride until going out on the second circuit. He said that at this point, he gave the animal a breather, but his mount found nothing in the closing stages as a result of running too free early on. He concluded by stating that his mount was accidently fitted with an ordinary snaffle bit by a member of staff and need to be ridden with a chifney bit in future. Anthony Mullins, trainer, confirmed the instructions given and expressed his satisfaction with the ride given how difficult the animal was both before and during the race. He further added that his charge had shown this behaviour before both on the track and at home and was of the opinion that Scalino is capable of winning a race in future if he learned to settle.
The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, who stated that Scalino was found to be blowing hard post race. Samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting: Mr Tom McDonogh (Chairman), Mr Anthony Ryan, Mr Derek Pugh, Mr H.T. Hynes.



Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.


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