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Dundalk 9th November 2016

315A Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn

D.P. McDonogh, rider of Dangerous Ground trained by John Joseph Murphy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount broke slowly from stalls.

J.A. Heffernan, rider of Inescapable trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was checked early on when the pace steadied.

W.J. Lee, rider of Malibu Magic trained by M.C. Grassick, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount leaned to the left during this race.

315B DKIT Students Union Race Night (C&G) Mdn

Karen Reidy, rider of Algebra (GB), trained by John Joseph Murphy, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that she got unbalanced early in the straight when pushing her mount and sat into him to regain her balance but he ran on well in the closing stages.

315D Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of U S Navy Seal (USA), ridden by J.A. Heffernan, and trained by J.R.Finn. Evidence was heard from the trainer and rider concerned. J.R. Finn, stated that he had taken charge of this animal about nine weeks ago as his connections in the U.K had lost hope with him. He added that the animal had lost his form in the U.K and was noted to have a high head carriage and to have back trouble. Consequently he was not hard on him at home and he had not worked him since his arrival at his premises. He informed the Stewards that this animal is treated on a weekly basis by a Chiropractor and may need a couple of days at ease after treatment. He advised that he had been easy on the animal and felt that he probably needed tonights run. J.A. Heffernan, stated that he was familiar with this animal as he had been trained in Ireland in his earlier days. He added that in his opinion that the trip was too short for him but he rode him on the inside berth and was niggling him into the straight. He thought that the horse had issues and showed a negative attitude when attempting to load into stalls. He informed the Stewards that this animal had previous isuues when in training and the best way forward was to under train him and not to bully him in a race. In his opinion he has run a very good and encouraging race and he was satisfied that he had ridden to the best of his ability and no better placing could have been achieved under any different tactic. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that U S Navy Seal (USA) was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations and took no further action.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined U S Navy Seal (USA), trained by J.R.Finn, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

315F1 Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Jessamine, trained by Patrick J.Flynn, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

G.P. Halpin, rider of Jessamine trained by Patrick J.Flynn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount tired very quickly.

315G Crowne Plaza Race & Stay H'cap

S. Foley, rider of Carta Blanca trained by John Joseph Murphy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung to the right during this race.

D.P. McDonogh, rider of Mystery Gal trained by P.D. Deegan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got a bad bump at the first bend.

N.G. McCullagh, rider of Kookaburra Charlie trained by Georgios Pakidis, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his saddle slipped at an earlier part of this race but corrected itself later on.



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