Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 21st February 2020

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

Leanne Breen, trainer of Ticks The Boxes (Off feed) - €200

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

G.M. Ryan rode Mulzamm (reserve) , trained by Denis Gerard Hogan (Race 6)
D.E. Sheehy rode An Cait Dubh (reserve) , trained by F.Costello (Race 6)
R.C. Colgan rode Mazeo Lad (reserve) , trained by Paul W. Flynn (Race 7)

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined No Trouble, trained by Noel C. Kelly, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards informed J.F. O'Shea, trainer that Del Campo (GER), would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Sheisdiesel (GB), trained by Noel Meade, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

At the request of the Stewards, C.T. Keane, rider of Sheisdiesel (GB), trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that he was comfortable with the position his mount held during this race but she failed to pick up when asked to do so

At the request of the Stewards, R.P. Whelan, rider of Politicise, trained by Adrian McGuinness, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount which was stepping up in trip had struggled to go the pace but plugged on in the closing stages without quickening.

At the request of the Stewards, C.D. Hayes, rider of Moving Forward, trained by Madeleine Tylicki, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was flat out in the back straight and was struggling to go the pace but finished well suggesting that he may need a longer trip

The Stewards requested a report from Anthony McCann, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Alhajjaj (GB), placed first, as compared with its recent run where he finished 29 lengths last of 13 runners here on the 31st January. Anthony McCann reported that his charge raced over the shorter distance of one mile the last day without headgear fitted but today over the longer trip, the gelding got a soft lead and held on well. He added that his charge can be very quirky and before entering the starting stalls the tactics were changed from holding up the horse to allowing him to bowl along. He felt that the application of a hood probably had little positive effect as the horses mood determines his willingness to perform to his best ability. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Atlas, trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be coughing post race. Samples were taken for analysis.

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P.A. Harnett, rider of Comhghairdeas trained by Andrew Slattery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right throughout this race and got stopped about 200 yards from the finish when tight for room.

N.M. Crosse, rider of Iseebreeze trained by Anthony Mulholland, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung very badly to the left in the straight.

C.D. Hayes, rider of Neyland (GB) trained by Patrick Martin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got caught for room about one furlong from the finish when racing between Iseebreeze and Comhghairdeas which were both hanging at that part of the race.

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The Stewards requested a report from Liam Lennon, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Pegasus Bridge (GB), placed first, as compared with its recent form. Liam Lennon reported that he reduced the weight to be carried by his charge by engaging a 10lb claimer and also replaced the blinkers previously worn on recent starts with first time cheek pieces tonight. In his opinion these were contributing factors to the animals successful run. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

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The Stewards informed a representative of Damian Joseph English, trainer, that his charge Amanaat which refused to leave the starting stalls may be liable to a suspension should he repeat this behaviour in the future.

R.P. Cleary, rider of Amanaat trained by Damian Joseph English, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount refused to leave the starting stalls when the gates opened.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. P.N. Reynolds (Chairman),

Mr. R. Hall,

Mr. N. McGrath,

Mr. J. Osborne,

Mr. Michael Daly.



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


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