Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Naas 5th November 2017

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

Damian Joseph English, trainer of Calypso Jo (GB) (late withdrawal) - €200

311A Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

The Stewards enquired into possible interference inside the final 150 yards involving Groovy Jazz, ridden by R.P. Cleary, placed sixth, Betsey Trotter, ridden by P.J. Smullen, placed third and Katie Cruel (FR), ridden by C.J. McGovern, placed second, where it appeared that Katie Cruel (FR) drifted and interfered with Groovy Jazz . 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 placing's and took no further action. Mr Pierce G. Molony, Acting Steward did not attend this enquiry.

R.P. Cleary, rider of Groovy Jazz trained by Luke Comer, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was checked close to the finish.

G.P. Halpin, rider of Sagittarius Rising trained by C.W.J. Farrell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung very badly when he came under pressure.

311B Welcome To Naas Racecourse H'cap

The Stewards interviewed K.J. Leonard, rider of Doonard Prince, 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 K.J. Leonard was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive frequency and therefore suspended him for 2 racedays having taken his previous record into consideration. Mr Pierce G. Molony, Acting Steward, did not attend this enquiry.

The Stewards requested a report from Patrick Martin, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Aspen Belle, placed first, as compared with her recent form. Patrick Martin reported that Aspen Belle was a very fractious filly by nature whose best form appeared to be over seven furlongs. He said that L.F. Roche, rider, had reported to the Acting Stewards at Naas on the 26th July that his mount had lost her action during this race. He referred to her next run at Navan on the 8th October where she became very fractious before the race and then ran keen during the race before tiring, this being her first run in ten weeks. Finally, her most recent run at Fairyhouse on the 24th October the filly led about one and a half furlongs from the finish before stopping quickly on very heavy ground and carrying top weight of 10st. He concluded by saying that he was surprised with today's victory over the minimum trip of five furlongs. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report. Mr Pierce G. Molony, Acting Steward, was unavailable for the Stewards deliberations on this report.

311F Naas November H'cap

The Stewards interviewed F.M. Berry, rider of Western Boy, 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 F.M. Berry was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive frequency and having taken his clean record into consideration, they cautioned him.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Lord Erskine, trained by H.Rogers, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

C.D. Hayes, rider of Automated (GB) trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount pulled up lame.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Stewards acted at this meeting;

Mr. Neville O'Byrne (Chairman),

Mr. Philip Caffrey,

Mr. Pierce G. Molony,

Mr. John Martin Smith,

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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