Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Limerick 11th September 2020

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

M.A. Enright replaced D. McMonagle on Perilous, trained by Augustine Leahy (Race 1)(Stewards permission)
W.M. Lordan replaced S.M. Crosse on Thinking Of You (USA), trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 1)(Stewards permission)
M.A. Gallagher replaced A.C. Persse on Dashing Dusty, trained by John Gerard Fitzgerald (Race 2)(Stewards permission)
N.M. Crosse replaced M.P. Sheehy on Megans Beau, trained by E.Sheehy (Race 2)(Stewards permission)
Sam Ewing replaced M.P. Sheehy on Cactus Tree, trained by M.C. Grassick (Race 3)(Stewards permission)
J.M. Sheridan replaced M.P. Sheehy on Navorrosse, trained by P.A.Fahy (Race 4)(Stewards permission).
N.M. Crosse replaced D. McMonagle on Earls, trained by Edward Lynam (Race 5)(Stewards permission)
C.T. Keane replaced S.M. Crosse on Dragon Of Malta, trained by P.F.O'Donnell (Race 5)(Stewards permission)
L.T. McAteer replaced A.C. Persse on Bee Manner Ley, trained by Patrick J.Flynn (Race 6)(Stewards permission).
W.J. Lee replaced M.P. Sheehy on Loingseoir, trained by M.C. Grassick (Race 7)(Stewards permission)
G.F. Carroll replaced D. McMonagle on L'empathie, trained by Joseph G. Murphy (Race 7)(Stewards permission).
L.T. McAteer replaced A.C. Persse on Capablanca, trained by Patrick J.Flynn (Race 7)(Stewards permission).
D.E. Sheehy replaced M.P. Sheehy on The Jam Man, trained by Ronan M.P. McNally (Race 8)(Stewards permission)

243A Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn

The Stewards interviewed J.A. Heffernan, rider of Elizabethan (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 J.A. Heffernan was in breach of R10(3)(g) by using his whip with excessive frequency. Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended J.A. Heffernan for 1 raceday.

243B1 King John's Castle H'cap

At the request of the Stewards, Siobhan Rutledge, rider of Stamp Of Authority, trained by T.G.McCourt, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount stood in the stalls when the gates opened.

243B2 King John's Castle H'cap

T.P. Madden, rider of Procurator trained by T.J. O'Mara, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got no run but was not travelling well enough.

243C Garryowen (Fillies) M'dn

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Gulf Of Aidan, trained by K.J. Condon, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

243D Shannon H'cap

G.M. Ryan, rider of Hisnameis Mrdevitt trained by John James Feane, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was slowly away from the starting stalls.

243E Henry Street M'dn

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Coeur D'or, trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

S.T. McCullagh, rider of Biscayne Boulevard trained by P.A.Fahy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was slowly away from the starting stalls.

S. Foley, rider of Lets Get Started trained by Oliver McKiernan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly left during this race.

T.P. Madden, rider of Buttons And Bows trained by Patrick J.Flynn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was slowly away from the starting stalls and later in the race hung badly left in the straight.

243F Thomond Bridge H'cap

The Stewards interviewed R.P. Cleary, rider of Pak Army, 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 R.P. Cleary was in breach of R10(3)(g) by using his whip with excessive frequency. Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards cautioned R.P. Cleary on this occasion.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Loingseoir, trained by M.C. Grassick, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

M.P. Sheehy, rider of Loingseoir trained by M.C. Grassick, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was keen early on, got caught wide and his run petered out in the closing stages.

243G People's Park H'cap

The Stewards fined Mrs John Harrington, trainer, €65 for failing to fit cheek pieces to Donnersnstrings, prior to entering the parade ring.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Diamond Kut (GB) trained by J.A. Nash was lame on his right fore post race.

G. Brouder, rider of Diamond Kut (GB) trained by J.A. Nash, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was lame when pulling up at the end of this race.

The Stewards enquired into the apparent improvement in form of The Jam Man, trained by Ronan M.P. McNally, placed second compared with its recent form. Evidence was heard from Mark Bird IHRB Rules of Racing Handicapper. He referenced the past form of The Jam Man with disappointing runs at Gowran Park, 17th June, Navan, 3rd July, Ballinrobe 20th July and included the most recent run at Galway 31st July under NH Rules where the animal pulled up. He also referenced various reasons that had been furnished by the trainer and riders in relation to the past poor performances. He stated that The Jam Man ran today in his first handicap off a rating of 69 and recalled his best run being at Tipperary over one mile four furlongs. In his opinion The Jam Man had run subsequently to ratings of zero twice, forty and thirty two. He summarised today's run as being a significant improvement on past performances having taken into consideration how versatile the animal had been in relation to distance of races, codes of racing and the various ground conditions over which he had competed. Ronan M.P. McNally, trainer, stated that his charge had been very sick following the Cheltenham March festival where he burst badly in running. He added that he had been a most disappointing and frustrating horse that had previously shown plenty of ability. He advised the Stewards that The Jam Man had suffered from an aspergillus infection. He informed the Stewards that he had secured a powder remedy in Cork about three weeks ago and was satisfied that the animal could race while being treated. He outlined the recent training of The Jam Man and was satisfied that he had shown improvement in recent weeks and had scoped spotless in recent days. Having considered the evidence the Stewards referred the matter to the Referrals Committee. Furthermore the Stewards ordered that samples be taken from The Jam Man for analysis.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. John Powell (Chairman),

Mr. Michael Moloney,

Mr. John McGuire,

Mr. Hugh Hynes.



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


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