Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Gowranpark 6th September 2017

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

S.P. Davis rode Punches Pious, trained by Timothy Doyle (Race 3) (Stewards' permission)

246A Gowran Park (Fillies) Claiming Race

R.P. Cleary, rider of Double Fast trained by Thomas Cleary, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was slowly away.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages of this race involving Midnitemudcrabs, ridden by Paul J Jones, placed fifth, My Painter, ridden by J.A. Heffernan, placed sixth and Maison Bleu (GB), ridden by P.J. Smullen, placed third, where it appeared that My Painter ran short of room and was forced to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards felt that there was insufficient evidence to take further action.

The Stewards requested a report from Ms. Sheila Lavery, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Empress Lyla, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Ms. Lavery was of the opinion that Empress Lyla ran flat on her last run in Killarney and that her previous run in Galway caught up on her. Ms. Lavery rested Empress Lyla for the week following Killarney which benefitted her charge for today's run. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the contents of the report.

246D Gowran Park H'cap

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Twist Of Magic, trained by John James Feane, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

246F Join Us September 16th H'cap

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Aljunood, trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

246G Music After Racing September 16th M'dn

John J Fitzpatrick, rider of Charlie Stout trained by Shane Nolan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung in the closing stages.



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