Leopardstown 13th September 2014

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

Brian Ellison (in GB), trainer of Zaidiyn (FR) (ground) - €200

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

C.P. Hoban rode Pivot Bridge (GB) (reserve) , trained by Adrian McGuinness (Race 3)

251A Ballylinch Stud EBF (Fillies) M'dn

S. Foley, rider of Orcia, trained by M.Halford, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount got very upset in stalls and was slowly away.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Wedding Vow, trained by A.P.O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

251B John Deere Juvenile Turf Stks

J.A. Heffernan, rider of East India (GB) trained by A.P.O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount gurgled in-running.

The Stewards interviewed J.A. Heffernan, rider of East India (GB), trained by A.P.O'Brien, concerning the apparent easing of his mount close home, where it appeared he lost fifth place. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he had done his best to be placed all the way up the straight, his mount had choked on the turn-in and was leading with the wrong leg from the turn. Given that he felt the horse had run his race and was gurgling in-running he eased off him close home. He had recommended to the trainer that the horse may benefit from being ridden more patiently in future. He had reported to the Clerk of the Scales that the horse had gurgled on his return to the weigh room. Having viewed the recording and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered but reminded J.A. Heffernan of his responsibilities in this regard.

251C Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Petingo' H'cap

Anastasia O'Brien, rider of Egyptian Warrior, trained by A.P.O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount ran short of room and was forced to check after crossing the road, approximately 7f from the finish.

251D KPMG Enterprise Stakes

The Stewards enquired into an incident shortly after the turn into the straight involving Hall Of Mirrors, ridden by J.P. O'Brien, Chance To Dance, ridden by K.J. Manning, Rock Critic, ridden by L.F. Roche, Free Eagle, ridden by P.J. Smullen, and Prince Of All (GB), ridden by C.D. Hayes, where it appeared Hall Of Mirrors was forced to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the incident was accidental in nature and took no further action.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Brendan Brackan, trained by G.M.Lyons, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

251E Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Tapestry, trained by A.P.O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

251H Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Sovereign Path' H'cap

The Stewards enquired into an incident on the turn for home involving Barkston Ash (GB), ridden by Gary Paul Halpin, Dalkova (GB), ridden by R. Coakley and Rummaging, ridden by S. Foley, where it appeared Rummaging 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 attributed the incident to general bunching and took no further action.

C.D. Hayes, rider of Dream Walker (FR), trained by Brian Ellison (in GB), reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran short of room before the turn in.

P.J. Smullen, rider of Stay De Night, trained by D. K. Weld, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung throughout.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the straight involving Piri Wango, ridden by G.F. Carroll, placed fourth, Rene Mathis (GER), ridden by F.M. Berry, unplaced and Almargo, ridden by J. Fanning, placed second, where it appeared Piri Wango ran short of room. 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 Judge's placings. They did however find J. Fanning in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly and having taken his record into account, severely cautioned him.



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