Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Cork 21st April 2019

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

Gordon Elliott, trainer of Alpha Indi (Going) - €200

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

Mr. J.W. Reilly rode Aarons Day (reserve) , trained by Oliver McKiernan (Race 8)

077A Dermot Casey Tree Care M'dn H'dle

At the request of the Stewards, C. Brassil, rider of Flying Mary, trained by Martin Brassil, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount met with interference at the first hurdle that cost her a prominent position, was looking at her hurdles thereafter but stayed on in the straight. .

At the request of the Stewards, E. O'Connell, rider of Melburnian (FR), trained by A.J.Martin, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was ridden towards the rear of the field as she can be very free but made mistakes at the last three hurdles which cost her a better finishing position. .

The Stewards interviewed A.W. Short, rider of Flash De Clerval (FR), concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion that A.W. Short was in breach of R10(3)(g) by using his whip with excessive frequency. On this occasion the Stewards cautioned A.W. Short.

077B O'Flynn Motors Mallow (Mares) M'dn H'dle

The Stewards fined David Harry Kelly, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Alpine Scent, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Alpine Scent in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

The Stewards interviewed J.P. O'Sullivan, rider of Fiveaftermidnight, concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion that J.P. O'Sullivan was in breach of R10(3)(g) by using his whip with excessive frequency. The Stewards cautioned J.P O'Sullivan for this breach. Furthermore, The Stewards were also of the opinion that J.P. O'Sullivan was in breach of R10(3)(i) by failing to give his mount time to respond to the whip. Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended J.P. O'Sullivan for 1 raceday.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Kashika, ridden by M.A. Enright, and trained by Denis Gerard Hogan. Evidence was heard from the trainer's Authorised representative and rider concerned. Ms Meghan Donovan, Authorised representative, stated that she was familiar with the riding instructions which were to ride the filly in mid division and to do the best that he could from thereon. M.A. Enright, rider, stated that the instructions were as relayed and described his riding. He said that his mount travelled comfortably until missing the fourth last hurdle. He added that from that point his mount was outpaced and was squeezed along around the bottom bend before running into traffic problems on entering the straight at which point the front runners had gone away from him. He also said that his mount jumped left at the third last hurdle and without the whip being applied when out of contention, he felt that the filly obtained her best possible placing. In his opinion the filly had limited ability and might have the potential to win a little race. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that Kashika was post race normal but noted a superficial wound on both the left fore fetlock and the left hind fetlock. Samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations.

077C Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch

At the request of the Stewards, Mr P. Power, rider of Tiantu, trained by Paul Power, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was on and off the bridle during this race but failed to quicken in the straight. .

077F FBD insurance H'dle

K.M. Donoghue, rider of Campeador (FR) trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

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

077G Munster Waste Management H'cap H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Static Jack, trained by Miss Ellmarie Holden, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be stiff behind post race.

L.P. Gilligan, rider of Steelambition trained by Paul W. Flynn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly and pulled up.

077H Jim Ryan Services (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages of this race involving General Counsel, ridden by Mr P.W. Mullins, placed second and Sneaky Getaway, ridden by Mr D.G. Lavery, placed first, where it appeared that Sneaky Getaway drifted left. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judges placings' and took no further action. Mr. M.J. Doyle, Acting Steward, did not attend this enquiry.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:

Mr. Philip McLernon (Chairman),

Ms. Jill Farrell,

Mr. M.J. Doyle,

Mr. B.F. Murphy,

Mr. L. Walsh.



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


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