Limerick 26th December 2019

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

Jack George Gilligan replaced L.P. Gilligan on Getalife, trained by Paul John Gilligan (Race 3)(see enquiry)

354B Signsplus H'dle

Under the provisions of Rule 90, the Stewards allowed Doolough Lad, trained by Paul John Gilligan, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the error identified in the certification of vaccinations would be corrected in accordance with Rule 91 within the timeframe specified.

354C Eden Capital M'dn H'dle

Jack George Gilligan, rider of Getalife trained by Paul John Gilligan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and hung badly.

The Stewards received a request from Paul John Gilligan, trainer of Getalife, to substitute the nominated rider L.P. Gilligan, with Jack George Gilligan, as the nominated rider was unable to make the weight. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards allowed the substitution on this occasion. Furthermore, the Stewards were satisfied that L.P. Gilligan was in breach of Rule 198(vii) and having considered his record, they suspended him for 3 racedays and advised him to liaise with Dr. Jennifer Pugh, I.H.R.B Chief Medical Officer, for advice in relation to his weight.

354D O'Kelly Brothers (Mares) H'cap H'dle

P.T. Enright, rider of Princess Mahler trained by John J. Walsh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and was pulled up thereafter.

M.A. Enright, rider of Peace N' Milan trained by Francis J. Flood, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and was pulled up thereafter.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Peace N' Milan, trained by Francis J. Flood, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

The Stewards requested a report from Noel Meade, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Miss Cognac, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Ted Walsh jnr, authorised representative for the trainer reported that Miss Cognac had disappointed on her previous run when jumping poorly. He felt the animal appeared to appreciate a step up in trip and the heavy ground conditions and felt a combination of both had helped to bring about the apparent improvement in form. Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

The Stewards received a report from Ms. Avena O'Keeffe, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that O.R. Brown, rider of Minx Tiara, had presented himself to weigh out at 3lbs overweight having declared a possible 2lbs overweight at declaration time. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who accepted that this was the case. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards allowed the overweight on this occasion having consulted with the trainer. They were, however, of the opinion that O.R. Brown was in breach of Rule 198(vii) and having considered his record, they issued a fine of €150. Mr. Bryan Murphy, Acting Steward, did not attend this enquiry.

354E Matchbook Betting Exchange Novice S'chse

Mr B. O'Neill, rider of Demain Des L'aube (FR) trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and was pulled up thereafter.

354F Mr. Binman H'cap S'chase

The Stewards interviewed Mr D. Skehan, rider of Young Dev, 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 satisfied that Mr. D. Skehan was in breach of Regulation 10.3(i)(time to respond) and having considered his record, they cautioned him on this occasion.

354G Woodlands House (Mares) INH Flat Race

Mr D. Skehan, rider of Raven Rule trained by W.J. Burke, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung through out.

Under the provisions of Rule 90, the Stewards allowed Inagh's Gift, trained by Sean P. Hennessy, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the error identified in the certification of vaccinations would be corrected in accordance with Rule 91 within the timeframe specified.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. Philip McLernon (Chairman),
Mr. Bryan F. Murphy,
Ms, Jill Farrell,
Mr. Con O'Mahony,
Mr. H.T. Hynes.



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