Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 6th August 2020

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

P.A. Harnett rode Scream (reserve) , trained by David Peter Nagle (Race 3)
C.D. Hayes rode Kerry Blue (reserve) , trained by Luke Comer (Race 3)
M.P. Sheehy rode Stellaire Enfant (reserve) , trained by Peter Fahey (Race 3)
R.C. Colgan rode Eyeoweyou (reserve) , trained by Karl Thornton (Race 7)

186B Frank Conroy Silver Flash Stakes

S. Foley, rider of Oodnadatta trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got upset in the starting stalls.

186C Japan Racing Association Tyros Stakes

The Stewards interviewed E.J. McNamara, rider of Military Style (USA), 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 E.J. McNamara was in breach of R10(3)(g) by using his whip with excessive frequency and R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive force. Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended E.J. McNamara for 3 racedays.

G.M. Ryan, rider of Southern Cape trained by Donnacha Aidan O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right from the turn into the straight.

D.P. McDonogh, rider of State Of Rest trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was bumped from the inside rounding the turn into the straight.

The Stewards enquired into an incident inside the two furlong marker involving Mac Swiney, ridden by K.J. Manning, unplaced, Masen (GB), ridden by G.F. Carroll, placed third, Southern Cape, ridden by G.M. Ryan,unplaced and State Of Rest, ridden by D.P. McDonogh, placed fifth, where it appeared that Masen (GB) made a manoeuvre outwards and possibly caused interference. 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 G.F. Carroll was in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly while making his manoeuvre. Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards cautioned G.F. Carroll on this occasion.

186D Holden Plant Rentals H'cap

The Stewards informed David Marnane, trainer that Cracking Name, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

The Stewards enquired into an incident over one furlong from the finish involving Benedict Roezl, ridden by M.A. Enright, unplaced, Caesar's Comet, ridden by J.M. Sheridan, placed fifth, Tyrconnell, ridden by G.M. Ryan, placed sixth and Intervention (GB), ridden by D. McMonagle, unplaced, where it appeared that Caesar's Comet made a manoeuvre inwards and possibly caused interference to the horses inside him. 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 caused by J.M. Sheridan riding carelessly when making an inward manoeuvre this being a breach of Rule 214. Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended J.M. Sheridan for 5 racedays. Adrian McGuinness accompanied D. McMonagle at this enquiry

R.P. Cleary, rider of Lady Alcazar trained by Thomas Cleary, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount refused to race when the stalls opened.

The Stewards requested a report from Adrian McGuinness, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Highly Approved, placed first, as compared with its two most recent runs. Adrian McGuinness reported that this filly has been a very inconsistent performer in the past. He felt that her run at Leopardstown on the 11th July when ridden by C.T. Keane was not helped by being drawn wide which meant that the filly had to be dropped in behind the runners and when asked to come with one run she failed to do so. He felt that her most recent run at Leopardstown on the 23rd July was most disappointing and no abnormality was found. Today for a change a visor was fitted and the rider was instructed to jump out smart and let her roll along. In his opinion this tactic worked for today but he reiterated that she is very inconsistent. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

186F1 Leopardstown H'cap

The Stewards enquired into possible interference inside the final 200 yards involving Conor Hogan, ridden by W.J. Lee, placed third, Happy Company, ridden by D.E. Sheehy, placed first and Blackstone Cliff, ridden by R.P. Cleary, placed fourth, where it appeared that Blackstone Cliff ran short of room when racing between the other two named horses. 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. They did, however, consider that the interference was caused by D. E. Sheehy riding carelessly this being a breach of Rule 214. Having taken his previous record into consideration and allowing for some mitigating circumstances, the Stewards cautioned D.E. Sheehy on this occasion.

S.M. Crosse, rider of Chico One trained by Luke Comer, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount reared up when leaving the starting stalls and lost considerable ground.

186F2 Leopardstown H'cap

The Stewards fined Francis Casey, trainer, €65 for failing to fit blinkers to Ar Eagla Na Heagla (GB), prior to entering the parade ring.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference near the finish involving Spelga (GB), ridden by R.P. Whelan, placed third, Sweet Affection, ridden by G.M. Ryan, placed first and Thefaithfulindian, ridden by W.J. Lee, placed fifth, where it appeared that Thefaithfulindian ran short of room and checked. 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. In reaching their decision they were satisfied that any interference caused was accidental in nature and took no further action.

S.M. Crosse, rider of Full Moon Magic trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly checked two furlongs out and got no run. Having received this report, the Stewards reviewed the video with S.M. Crosse and concluded that no further action was warranted.

R.P. Whelan, rider of Spelga (GB) trained by M.Halford, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lugged left in the straight.

G.P. Brouder, rider of Tenth Amendment trained by Keith Henry Clarke, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount leaned to the left throughout this race.

W.J. Lee, rider of Thefaithfulindian trained by Aidan Anthony Howard, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran short of room going to the finish.

186G Holden Plant Rentals H'cap

The Stewards requested a report from Joseph Patrick O'Brien, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Tonkinese (GB), placed first, as compared with its recent run. Joseph Patrick O'Brien reported that his charge had run very keen, raced wide and weakened quickly in the Ladies Derby at the Curragh on it's most recent run. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

M.A. Gallagher, rider of Allora Yeats trained by Miss Katy Brown, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran very flat.

S. Foley, rider of Estijmaam (GB) trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped very quickly.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Justice Tony Hunt (Chairman),

Mr. Charles C. Cunningham,

Mrs. T.K. Cooper,

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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