Clonmel 5th December 2013


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

J.L. Cullen replaced A.P. Heskin on Teelin Star, trained by P. Hughes (Race 4)(Injured).

326B Martinstown Opportunity H'cap H'dle

The Stewards requested a report from John Patrick Ryan, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Kylecrue, winner, as compared with its recent form. Mr Ryan reported that he had been running his charge in better grade handicaps, particularly his last run in Clonmel, where he ran from out of the handicap, and he struggled to go the early pace in those races and today he was running in a weaker grade handicap, where his charge could travel well with the early pace and get into a nice rhythm, and this, coupled with the application of first time blinkers may have brought about any apparent improvement in form.
Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

326E John Kennedy Motors H'cap S'chase

P. Townend, rider of Castle Anshan trained by Terence O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost his action and was pulled up.

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