Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Naas 9th February 2019

025B1 Cavan Developments M'dn H'dle

B.J. Geraghty, rider of Cool Getaway trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up after the final hurdle having lost his action.

R.A. Doyle, rider of Rosmarine (GB) trained by Miss Evanna McCutcheon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly hampered by the fallers at the third hurdle.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of An Marcach, ridden by A.W. Short, and trained by D. Donovan. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. A.W. Short, rider, stated that he was instructed to jump off in mid division and to do the best that he could. He stated that his mount was crowded at the first hurdle and was further back than intended. From thereon his jumping was better than the last day but still made three mistakes during the race. He added that the fallers at the third hurdle had frightened his mount and he soon came off the bridle in a race which was run at a genuine gallop. At a later stage his mount missed the second last hurdle and tired from that point. He felt, in his opinion, that without resorting to the whip, that he had ridden hands and heels to the best of his ability. He described his mount as being a horse that lacks pace and needed to race over a longer trip. D. Donovan, trainer, confirmed the instructions and expressed his satisfaction with the ride. He described his charge as being a big baby whose jumping had improved today, was presented as fit as possible but needed softer ground and a longer trip as he lacks pace. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that An Marcach was post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations of both the rider and trainer.

025C BBA Ireland Ltd Opera Hat(Mares)S'chase

The Stewards interviewed L.P. Dempsey, rider of Teacher's Pet, 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 L.P. Dempsey was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive frequency. Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards cautioned L.P. Dempsey.

025D EMS Copiers Rated Novice H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Konitho (FR), trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

025E O'Driscoll O'Neil H'cap S'chase

B.J. Cooper, rider of Peculiar Genius trained by Paul Nolan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled during this race before being pulled up.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Scoir Mear, trained by Thomas Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

025F Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle

G.P. Brouder, rider of William Of Wykeham trained by Mark Michael McNiff, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise on the approach to the final hurdle.

025G Jordan's Centra (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards enquired into an incident on the bend into the straight involving Front View (FR), ridden by Mr D. O'Connor, brought down, My Uncas, ridden by Mr P.W. Mullins, brought down and Little Lady Lu, ridden by Gavin Peter Brouder, fell in running. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned with G.P. Brouder stating that he had clipped a heel and fallen and both Mr D. O'Connor and Mr P.W. Mullins stating that they were unavoidably brought down. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were unable to apportion blame to any rider and therefore considered the incident to be accidental in nature and consequently took no further action.

At the request of the Stewards, D.J. O'Keeffe, rider of Jungle Junction, trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was tight for room shortly after the start which caused him to clip an upright and check.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Ms. Mary Cosgrave (Chairman),

Mr. John Powell,

Ms. Mary M. O'Connor,

Mr. C.J. 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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