Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 29th December 2014

347C Ryanair EBF Novice H'cap H'dle

A.P. Heskin, rider of Like It A Lot (GB), trained by Paul Nolan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount suffered accidental interference after the second last.

L.P. Dempsey, rider of Bentelimar, trained by J.R. Barry, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount caught a heel on the turn for home after the second last hurdle.

The Stewards enquired into two instances of possible interference from the turn into the straight involving Bentelimar, ridden by L.P. Dempsey, placed first and Sir Abbot, ridden by A.P. McCoy, placed second, where it appeared in the first incident that Bentelimar caught a heel off Sir Abbot and in the second incident close home where Sir Abbot ran short of room on the rails. 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. The Stewards however found that L.P. Dempsey was in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly and having taken his record into account suspended him for two race days.

The Stewards interviewed L.P. Dempsey, rider of Bentelimar, concerning his use of the whip in 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 found that L.P. Dempsey was in breach of Regulation 10 3(e) by using his whip other than down the shoulder or on the hind quarters and having taken his record into account suspended him for one race day.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Stewards gave permission for the first race to be run as the seventh race on the card due to frost on the chase track early in the day.



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