Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 29th December 2017

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

D. Meyler replaced P. Townend on Slippery Serpent, trained by E. J. O'Grady (Race 6)(injured)

353A Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap S'chase

Owing to the low lying Sun, the Stewards granted permission for fence number 1 to be omitted in this race and for the remainder of the chase card.

A. McCurtin, rider of Na Trachtalai Abu trained by J.Motherway, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a mistake at the third and was under pressure thereafter.

Katie O'Farrell, rider of First To Boogie, trained by Madeleine Tylicki, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount ran short of room on the rail as a result of the bypass of the last.

The Stewards interviewed L.A. McKenna, rider of Bilko (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 of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f) in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency. Having considered his record in this regard, the Stewards cautioned him.

353B Pigsback.com M'dn H'dle

Owing to the low lying Sun, the Stewards granted permission for hurdle number 1 to be omitted in this race

353C Willis Towers Watson Irish EBF (M) H'dle

S.W. Flanagan, rider of Mary Frances, trained by Martin Hassett, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount felt lame behind and was pulled up thereafter.

353E Ryanair H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Faugheen, trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

P. Townend, rider of Faugheen, trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled and was pulled up thereafter.

353F Top Oil Irish EBF Novice H'cap H'dle

A. Ring, rider of Settimo Milanese trained by M.F.Morris, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped green.

B.J. Geraghty, rider of Miracle In Medinah (GB) trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a noise in the straight.

S.W. Flanagan, rider of Darkest Flyer trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount finished lame.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Stewards acted at this meeting;

Mr. Laurence McFerran (Chairman),
Mr. John Byrne,
Mr. Charles Cunningham,
Mr. John Weld,
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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