Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Naas 20th June 2020

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

Nigel Thomas Slevin, trainer of King Wasp (Declared in error) - €200

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

C.D. Hayes replaced S.P. Davis on Celtic Manor, trained by Garvan Donnelly (Race 3)(Rider administration error).
C.D. Hayes replaced N.G. McCullagh on Lady Scathach, trained by T.G.McCourt (Race 4)(Injured)
C.D. Hayes replaced S.P. Davis on Starlight Red, trained by Leanne Breen (Race 6)(Rider administration error)
K.J. Leonard rode Youceeyouceecee (reserve) , trained by Miss Susan A Finn (Race 6)

117A Free Eagle Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn

The Stewards enquired into an incident about 200 yards from the finish involving Perfect Sign, ridden by B.M. Coen, placed fourth and Sussex Garden, ridden by S. Foley, placed first, where it appeared that contact was made when Sussex Garden manoeuvered out to make a challenge. 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 any interference caused was accidental in nature and took no further action.

117C Thank You To The HSE & Frontline H'cap

The Stewards enquired into an incident inside the final furlong involving Mokhalad (GB), ridden by G.M. Ryan, placed first and Inflection Point, ridden by C.T. Keane, placed fourth, where it appeared Inflection Point had to check off the heels of Mokhalad (GB) who had drifted across 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 G.M. Ryan had caused the incident by riding carelessly. Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended G.M. Ryan for 1 raceday.

The Stewards requested a report from Damian Joseph English, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Mokhalad (GB), placed first, as compared with its previous run at Tipperary last evening where he finished twelfth of fifteen runners over five furlongs. Craig English, Authorised representative for Damian Joseph English reported that their charge ran last evening at Tipperary over five furlongs and had lost ground at the start by fly leaping when the stalls opened which left him at the rear of the field and he was unable to get back into contention but ran on well in the closing stages. He added that today their charge had jumped smarter and appreciated the extra furlong and a stiffer finish which allowed him to stay on well and lead close home. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

117D Sobac Soil Health Tom Stapleton H'cap

C.D. Hayes, rider of Impetuous (GB) trained by E. J. O'Grady, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was hampered at an early stage of this race.

117E Sobac Healthy Soil Healthy Animal H'cap

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Poet's Pride (GB), trained by David Marnane, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be slightly lame post race.

At the request of the Stewards, W.J. Lee, rider of Poet's Pride (GB), trained by David Marnane, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung right in the straight and was eased but did not appear to show any abnormality when cantering back to the parade ring.

117F Plusvital Irish EBF Polonia Stakes

The Stewards enquired into an incident about one and a half furlongs from the finish involving Between Hills, ridden by T.P. Madden, unplaced, Celtic Beauty, ridden by W.J. Lee, unplaced, Flaming Princess, ridden by L.F. Roche, unplaced and Punita Arora, ridden by S. Foley, unplaced, where it appeared that Punita Arora checked and got stopped in her run. 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 any interference caused was accidental in nature and took no further action.

W.J. Lee, rider of Celtic Beauty trained by K.J. Condon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jammed on when racing over ridges about one and a half furlongs from the finish.

S. Foley, rider of Punita Arora trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that he had to check his mount about one and a half furlongs from the finish.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Nurse Barbara, trained by G.M.Lyons, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

117G Sole Power Sprint Stakes

S. Foley, rider of Flash Gordon trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ducked across the track about one furlong from the finish.

K.J. Manning, rider of Southern Horse (ARG) trained by J. S. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount received interference about one furlong from the finish.

A.J. Slattery, rider of Rapid Reaction trained by J.F.Grogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got a bump when Flash Gordon ducked .

The Stewards enquired into possible interference just over one furlong from the finish involving Flash Gordon, ridden by S. Foley, placed second, Southern Horse (ARG), ridden by K.J. Manning, placed fifth and Rapid Reaction, ridden by A.J. Slattery, placed third, where it appeared that both Southern Horse (ARG) and Rapid Reaction received interference when Flash Gordon ducked left. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Flash Gordon had improved his placing in relation to Rapid Reaction when causing her interference and consequently reversed the placings of these two horses with the result now to read; First - Make A Challenge, Second - Rapid Reaction, Third - Flash Gordon. The Stewards were of the opinion that the interference was accidental in nature and took no further action

117H Abbey Electrical Services Celebrate Hcap

The Stewards informed J.F. Levins, trainer that Dark Magic (GB), would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

The Stewards interviewed D. McMonagle, rider of Capel At Dawn, concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned and in the presence of Brendan Powell, Authorised representative for Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Master of the rider. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion that D. McMonagle was in breach of R10(3)(g) by using his whip with excessive frequency. Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended D. McMonagle for 1 raceday.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Ms. Mary Cosgrave (Chairman),

Mr. Charles O'Reilly,

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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