Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downroyal 31st January 2018

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

Andrew Ring replaced Alison Jean Clarke on Under The Red Sky, trained by Kenny Johnson (in GB) (Race 2)(Stewards' permission)
A. Ring replaced K.J. Brouder on Likethemudda, trained by P. E. Collins (Race 4)(Stewards' Permission).
R. Loughran replaced J.M. Moore on Kerosin (GER), trained by James McAuley (Race 4)(injured)
A.E. Lynch replaced J.M. Moore on Penance, trained by Thomas Gibney (Race 5)(injured)

019A Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov. S'ch

The Stewards interviewed A.E. Lynch, rider of Goose Man, concerning his use of the whip between the second last and the last fence of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found A.E. Lynch to be in breach of Regulation 10.4 in that he used his whip without giving his mount time to respond. Having considered his record in this regard, the Stewards cautioned A.E. Lynch.

019B Down Royal H'cap S'chase

R.P. Treacy, rider of Killare Castle trained by Paul W. Flynn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made mistakes at the first two fences and didn't handle the ground.

019D Sean Graham Bookmakers M'dn H'dle

The Stewards fined D.Broad, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Jimmy Rabbitte, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

The Stewards fined K.J. Brouder, nominated rider of Likethemudda, €200 for failing to present himself to be weighed out as required under Rule 196 (v).

L.P. Gilligan, rider of Harrys Lane trained by Miss Elizabeth Doyle, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount didn't handle the ground.

D.F. O'Regan, rider of Speaker Connolly trained by Alan Fleming, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled on the ground.

A. Ring, rider of Likethemudda trained by P. E. Collins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran free early on and hung thereafter.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Jack Wade, ridden by J.P. O'Sullivan, and trained by P.J. Rothwell. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. J.P. O'Sullivan, stated that his instructions were to drop his mount in and give him every chance to finish well. He stated that he put his mount into the race the whole way around and that he was satisfied with his finishing place considering Jack Wade's previous poor form. Having viewed a recording of the race, J.P. O' Sullivan was of the opinion that he could have ridden a bit stronger by using his whip, however this would not have improved his finishing position. P.J. Rothwell stated that he instructed J.P. O' Sullivan to drop his charge in at the back and to give him every chance to get home. Jack Wade has struggled in his 2 previous runs and in P.J. Rothwell's opinion riding him this way would give him the best chance of finishing well. P.J. Rothwell also stated that his charge has improved since receiving a wind operation three months ago, and that he was satisfied with today's result. Having viewed a recording of the race, P.J. Rothwell was of the opinion that J.P. O' Sullivan should have ridden more aggressively in the latter stages of this race. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that Jack Wade was post race normal and samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered by P.J. Rothwell. The Stewards were of the opinion that J.P. O' Sullivan was in breach of Rule 212 A (ii), and having considered his record in this regard suspended him for 5 racedays and ordered him to forfeit his riding fee. As a consequence of J.P. O' Sullivan's actions the Stewards suspended Jack Wade for 42 days.

019F Bet With The Tote H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired into an incident between the second last and last hurdle involving Our Boy Boru, ridden by R.C. Colgan and Swift, ridden by M.A. Enright, where it appeared that interference may have occurred. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards gave M. A. Enright the benefit of the doubt on this occasion and took no further action.

A.E. Lynch, rider of Apache Jack trained by S.R.B. Crawford, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hated the ground.

019H Robert McCoubrey H'cap S'chase

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Shrewdoperator, trained by P.J. Rothwell, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. R.S. Martin (Chairman),
Mr. L. McFerran,
Mr. F. G. Fitzsimons,
Rev. C. L. Hall-Thompson,
Mr. M.F. O' Donoghue.

Owing to the ground conditions, the Stewards granted permission for the omission of the fifth last fence in all steeplechases and the the fifth last hurdle in all hurdle races.



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


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