Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Kilbeggan 11th September 2020

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

A.W. Short replaced J.J. Slevin on The Inbetween, trained by R.P.Rath (Race 7)(Stewards' Permission).
D. Meyler replaced J.J. Slevin on High Sparrow, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 8)(Stewards' Permission).
D.P. Holden replaced O.R. Brown on Lessofdnegativity, trained by A.J. McNamara (Race 6)(Stewards' Permission)
J.S. McGarvey replaced K.M. Donoghue on Cecil Corbett (GB), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 8)(injured).

244B1 Bloomfield House Hotel H'cap H'dle

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Back To Bataan trained by Mervyn Torrens, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount made a bad mistake at the second last hurdle.

The Stewards enquired into the apparent improvement in form of Nodoubtaboutthat, trained by Shane Crawley, placed first, compared with its recent form. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that his charge ran poorly on her last run in Tramore, and he felt that she needed that run and has improved in fitness since then. Mr. Crawley added that he had been hoping to run his charge sooner however she had been balloted out on a couple of occasions and he has been training her cautiously given that she can be difficult at times. Evidence was also heard from Mr. Andrew Shaw, Irish Horse Regulatory Board Senior National Hunt Handicapper, who stated that Nodoubtaboutthat showed nothing on her last run to indicate that she would improve, however today's contest was a poor race in which the favourite ran disappointingly. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Back To Bataan, trained by Mervyn Torrens, at the request of the Stewards and reported that the animal had numerous skin abrasions but was otherwise post race normal.

244B2 Bloomfield House Hotel H'cap H'dle

The Stewards interviewed L. Quinlan, rider of Zinat, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that L. Quinlan was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (g), (frequency), and having considered his record in this regard suspended him for 3 racedays.

244C Belvedere House, Gardens Novice H'dle

The Stewards interviewed P.T. Enright, rider of Friary Rock (FR), concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that P.T. Enright was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (f), in that he used his whip with excessive force. Having considered his record in this regard, the Stewards cautioned P.T. Enright on this occasion.

244D Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter H'cap H'dle

P.J. O'Hanlon, rider of Lee Valley Legacy trained by Dermot Anthony McLoughlin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount didn't handle the ground.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Walk Me Home, trained by Gavin Cromwell, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal lost it's right fore shoe in running but was otherwise post race normal.

The Stewards wished to enquire into the apparent improvement in form of Ardaghs Choice, trained by E.Sheehy, placed first, compared with its recent form. As neither Mr. E. Sheehy or an Authorised Representative were present at today's meeting, the Stewards referred the matter to the referrals committee for further investigation. .

244E Follow Kilbeggan On Facebook Beg S'chase

S.W. Flanagan, rider of Future Proof, trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount made a number of mistakes in running, wasn't travelling and pulled up.

244F Kilmurray's Homevalue Hardware Hcap S'ch

Due to the low lying sun, the Stewards granted permission for the omission of fence number 1 (final fence) from this race.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Jack Rearden (Chairman),
Mr. Tom Rudd,
Mr. Justice Tony Hunt,
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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