Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Ballinrobe 24th July 2017

The Stewards authorised the following substitutions of riders at this meeting:

D.P.McDonogh rode Washington Chief (reserve) , trained by Jane M. Foley (Race 2)
G.P.Halpin rode Ringo Kid (GB) (reserve) , trained by Joseph G. Murphy (Race 5)
C.J. McGovern rode High Kicker (reserve) , trained by Peter Fahey (Race 5)

192A Tote Claiming Race

P.J. Smullen, rider of Indian Tomahawk (GB) trained by Damian Joseph English, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount checked turning into the straight.

T.P. Madden, rider of Mrs Conn trained by Thomas Cleary, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount had to check turning into the straight.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Six Silver Lane (GB) trained by John James Feane was struck into behind.

192B Win Big With Tote M'dn

P.J. Smullen, rider of Alahida trained by D. K. Weld, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost its action inside the final furlong.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Alahida, trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

192C Tote H'cap

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Level Of Intensity, trained by J. S. Bolger, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

192D Win Big With Tote H'cap

The Stewards requested a report from H.Rogers, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Remarkable Lady, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge disappointed on its last start at Downroyal when failing to pick up off a slow pace. He added that his charge may have been unsuited by the very warm weather conditions on the day. He concluded by saying that today's fast racing pace helped his charge return to form on a track where the horse had previously run well. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

192E Tote Apprentice H'cap

The Stewards enquired into an incident past the stands with a circuit to run involving Repare Mon, ridden by S.P. Davis, Whats The Plot, ridden by K.J. Leonard and Mallory Heights, ridden by D.W. O'Connor, where Grandma Dotty, ridden by R.P.Coakley, fell and brought down Mallory Heights. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned with the exception of R.P.Coakley who was injured and unable to attent the enquiry. S.P.Davis stated that he was clear of the incident and directly in front of the faller but did not feel anything. D.W.O'Connor stated that the pace of the race slowed and Grandma Dotty commenced to run freely and consequently clipped heels. K.J.Leonard concurred with this evidence. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were unable to conclude the enquiry in R.P. Coakley's absence and therefore referred the matter to the Chief Executive of the Turf Club for further investigation.

192F Tote H'cap

The Stewards requested a report from J.P. Murtagh, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Full Court Press, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge disappointed on its last start at the Curragh when missing the break. He also added that the slow pace did not suit his charge. He concluded by saying that the horse is a course winner and having dropped down the handicap returned to form today. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

192G Win Big With Tote M'dn

D. O'Brien, rider of High Tide, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount did not pick up and stayed on one-paced in the straight.



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