Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 28th October 2017

300B Tote Irish EBF (C & G) M'dn

The Stewards interviewed Kieran Murphy, authorised representative of A.P.O'Brien, trainer of Aircraft Carrier and Full Moon regarding the late arrival into the Parade Ring of both horses which contributed to a three minute delay to the start of this race. Evidence was heard from Kieran Murphy who stated that it was his responsibility to saddle A.P. O'Brien's three runners in this race and in his opinion having also had charge of A.P. O'Brien's winner of the previous race which had started one minute late he acted in the fastest way possible to ensure that their charges were saddled as required and also had to apply a tongue strap to Full Moon. He added that their third runner Conclusion (JPN) was saddled first and had proceeded to the parade ring immediately. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards accepted the explanation presented and took no further action.

The Stewards received a report from Mrs John Harrington, trainer of Still Standing, that her charge was delayed in his arrival into the parade ring as he had spread a plate between the stable yard and the saddling stalls which required the services of a farrier. She added that this procedure contributed to an unavoidable delay as both of her runners in this race had been saddled promptly. Having considered the report, the Stewards were satisfied that the delay was caused by a genuine mishap and took no further action.

300D TheTote.com Knockaire Stakes

The Stewards enquired into possible interference inside the final furlong involving Flight Risk, ridden by R.P. Cleary, placed fifth and Spanish Tenor, ridden by O.J. Orr, placed third, where it appeared that Spanish Tenor drifted off the rails and into the path of Flight Risk who was delivering a challenge. 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.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference inside the final furlong involving Larchmont Lad, ridden by D.P. McDonogh, placed first and Making Light, ridden by L.F. Roche, placed second. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Larchmont Lad had improved his placing over Making Light by intimidation and therefore reversed the placings with the revised result to read; First - Making Light, Second - Larchmont Lad. Furthermore the Stewards attributed no blame to D.P. McDonogh and took no further action.

R.P. Cleary, rider of Flight Risk trained by J. S. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was hampered on leaving the starting stalls and at a later stage did not get a clear run in the straight.

300E Win Big With Tote H'cap

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the latter stages of this race involving Fit For Function (GB), ridden by G.F. Carroll, unplaced, Invincible Ryker, ridden by C. O'Donoghue, placed sixth, Hasselnott (GB), ridden by C.T. Keane, placed fourth, Ecoeye (GB), ridden by G.P. Halpin, unplaced and Fair Game, ridden by C.D. Hayes, unplaced, where it appeared that Fair Game was tight for room. 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 therefore took no further action.

C.D. Hayes, rider of Fair Game trained by E.J. O'Grady, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was squeezed for room about one furlong from the finish.

The Stewards interviewed W.J. Lee, rider of Honor Oak, concerning his use of the whip in the latter 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 of the opinion that W.J. Lee was in breach of R10(4) by failing to give his mount time to respond to the whip and therefore cautioned him having taken his previous record into consideration.

300F TheTote.com Eyrefield Stakes

The Stewards interviewed M.C. Hussey, rider of Giuseppe Garibaldi, concerning his use of the whip in the latter 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 of the opinion that M.C. Hussey was in breach of R10(3)(e) by hitting his mount other than down the shoulder or on the hind quarters and therefore cautioned him having taken into consideration his clean previous record.

300H Tote M'dn

K.J. Leonard, rider of Soqrat (GB) trained by Edward U. Hales, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount started to hang in the back straight but progressively got worse before the turn into the home straight before being eased down quickly in an attempt to pull up his mount.

R.P. Cleary, rider of Free Ranger trained by J.S. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got a bump on the turn into the straight.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Stewards acted at this meeting;

Mr. Justice Tony Hunt,
Ms. Mary Cosgrave,
Mr. John Byrne,
Mr. Robert Dore,
Mr. L Walsh.



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


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