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Limerick 9th July 2017

171A Limerick Racecourse Family Fun M'dn H'dl

A.W. Short, rider of Rosskerrig, trained by Miss Katy Brown, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount having been slowly away then ran keenly early on before stopping quickly in the back straight.

171B Atomic Chicken Play 22nd July Rated Hdle

R. Walsh, rider of Madurai (GER), trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was outpaced throughout this race.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Madurai (GER), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards enquired into an incident on the approach to the second last hurdle involving Afatcat (GB), ridden by R.T. Dunne, placed fifth, Do Try Dolly, ridden by P.D. Kennedy, unplaced and Magnetic Force, ridden by A.E. Lynch, placed fourth, where it appeared that Do Try Dolly was taken off a line between two spurs marking this part of the track. 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 R.T. Dunne riding carelessly and therefore suspended him for 1 raceday.

The Stewards enquired into an incident inside the final 150 yards of this race involving Afatcat (GB), ridden by R.T. Dunne, placed fifth and Magnetic Force, ridden by A.E. Lynch, placed fourth, where it appeared that Magnetic Force was left tight for room. 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 R.T. Dunne had caused the incident by riding carelessly and therefore suspended him for 1 raceday. Furthermore arising out of R.T. Dunne's evidence at this enquiry where he informed the Stewards that his mount was hanging inwards all the way to the line, the Stewards found him to be in breach of Rule 213(ii) by failing to report this fact in the first instance following this race and consequently cautioned him concerning his responsibility in this regard.

The Stewards received a report from Miss Colleen Murphy, Turf Club Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that L.J. McGuinness, rider of All's Quiet , weighed out at 1.8 lbs overweight in addition to the 2lbs overweight that had been declared in accordance with the provisions of Rule 195. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who stated that he had experienced continuous difficulty with his weight in recent times and had not been riding continuously to keep it consistent. He further added that he had lost 6lbs to ride today but he had made the decision in recent days to revert back to Q.R status. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that L.J. McGuinness was in breach of Rule 198 and they therefore suspended him for 2 racedays having taken his previous record into consideration.

171C(i) Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle (Division One)

C. Brassil, rider of Wrap Star, trained by Anthony McCann, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was at the start early and became upset in the preliminaries, then ran freely, banked some hurdles and failed to finish. In his opinion the animal may benefit from some ease in the going.

D.J. Mullins, rider of Tristram Shandy trained by E. McNamara, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having never travelled during this race.

A.E. Lynch, rider of Mrmathematics trained by Seamus G. O'Donnell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung in the straight.

171C(ii) Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle (Division Two)

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Jack Slade, trained by Noel Meade, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

S.W. Flanagan, rider of Jack Slade trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled during this race.

171C1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle

Anthony McCann, trainer of Wrap Star, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge has had a wind operation since this run

171D Michael English Country Music S'chase

D.J. Mullins, rider of Round Tower trained by Karl Thornton, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having hung left during this race.

171E Book At Limerickraces.ie Beg S'chase

R.C. Colgan, rider of Definite Earl trained by D.Broad, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount sustained a bad cut to a foreleg during this race.



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