Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Galway 1st August 2018

The Stewards fined the following trainers in respect of their non-runners:-

J.A.Stack, trainer of Shifted Strategy (Declared in error) - €200
M.D. O'Callaghan, trainer of Rawaan (GB) (Declared in error) - €200

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

S.A. Shortall rode Ballybrowney Jack (FR) (reserve) , trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 2)
Mr. H. McOwen rode Bobeska (reserve) , trained by Kevin F.O'Donnell (Race 4)
D.J. Mullins replaced R. Walsh on Saturnas (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 5)(Stewards permission)
R. Walsh rode Patricks Park (reserve) , trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 5)
S.P. Davis replaced D.W. O'Connor on Hypnotic Force (GB), trained by G.M.Lyons (Race 6)(Intended mount a non runner)

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Rachael Blackmore, rider of Another Cyclone trained by John Joseph Hanlon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount stopped quickly and was pulled up.

P.D. Kennedy, rider of Mountain Ranger trained by Sean Byrne, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made bad mistakes in the back straight and was never going thereafter, eventually being pulled up.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Dressednblack trained by Timothy Doyle had blood at the nose as a result of Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage when examined post race.

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Optical Confusion, trained by Michael Butler, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

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B. Browne, rider of Steelambition trained by Paul W. Flynn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount choked in running.

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Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Biddy The Boss, trained by Gavin Cromwell, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Solar Heat, trained by Mrs D.A.Love, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

J.P. O'Sullivan, rider of Fiveaftermidnight trained by P.J. Rothwell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly left during this race.

D.N. Russell, rider of Red Pearl trained by Stephen Ryan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was never happy on today's ground.

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The Stewards enquired into the reason lodged by Mr. W.P. Mullins, trainer, for the withdrawal of his charge Ballycasey (change in going) from this race. Mr. Mullins stated that Ballycasey was always considered to be a horse that ran his best races on good ground even though he had gained success on many different ground descriptions. He added that the animal had not won for over a year and consideration was now being given to running him in cross country races where the ground is generally good or thereabouts. In analysing the horses career he felt that as a young horse he handled all ground descriptions and ran very well in Graded company without winning a Grade 1 race, but in latter years the horse struggled in handicap company and had been competing in conditions races where he had run well without always running to his handicap mark. As a result the horse had dropped significantly down the handicap. In summary he felt that Ballycasey was suited by small fields of runners but competing on todays ground conditions with a large number of runners where he would encounter kickback was not suitable to him at this stage of his career. Mr Andrew Shaw, IHRB Senior National Hunt handicapper gave an assessment of the horses career where he referred to successes on all going descriptions, the majority being on soft or heavy ground. He added that Ballycasey had dropped significantly from a rating of 160 last year to todays mark of 147. Having considered all the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation.

The Stewards requested a report from Gordon Elliott, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Clarcam (FR), placed first, as compared with its recent run at Punchestown on the 25th April where he finished eleventh beaten 54 lengths by the winner Patricks Park whom he reversed placings with today. Gordon Elliot stated that Clarcam (FR) had run a very good race at Aintree on the 13th April but disappointed at Punchestown. He added that a number of his runners at that time of the year ran below par but this animal remained in light training without getting a summer break and reappeared fresh today to run back to his best form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Drumcliff, trained by Harry Fry (in GB), to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Drumcliff trained by Harry Fry (in GB) had evidence of blood in both nostrils possibly as a result of his fall when observed post race

P. Townend, rider of Haymount trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake early in the race.

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The Stewards enquired into possible interference about 100 yards from the finish involving Espere, ridden by C.T. Keane, placed first and Mr Top Hat (GB), ridden by D.P. McDonogh, placed second, where it appeared that Mr Top Hat (GB)ran short of room and checked. 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.

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Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Bronagh's Belle, trained by W.P. Mullins, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. P.J.A. O'Connor (Chairman),

Mr. Justice Raymond Groarke,

Mr. Anthony Ryan,

Mr. Niall Rooney,

Mr. P.D. Matthews.



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


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