Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Navan 21st December 2013

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

A.E. Lynch replaced R.C. Colgan on Six Senses, trained by Andrew Lynch (Race 3)(Injured).
I.J. McCarthy replaced R.C. Colgan on Better Back Bob, trained by Neil McKnight (Race 4)(Injured).
P.F. Mangan replaced R.C. Colgan on Happy New Year, trained by Oliver McKiernan (Race 6)(Injured).

338B Christmas Greetings H'cap H'dle

The Stewards interviewed P.D. Kennedy, rider of Frawley, unplaced, 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 of the opinion P.D. Kennedy was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (b) in that he continued using his whip when his chance of winning or being placed had clearly gone, and having taken his good record in this regard into account, they severely cautioned him.
Mr R. Dore, Acting Steward, did not attend this enquiry.

338C Slane M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference from the approach to the last hurdle home involving Festive Felon, ridden by P. Carberry, winner and Don Poli, ridden by D.N. Russell, placed second, where it appeared Don Poli suffered interference. 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 placings and took no further action.
Mr R. Dore, Acting Steward, did not attend this enquiry.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Dan's Rolls, ridden by B.M. Cash, and trained by A.L.T. Moore. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned.
B.M. Cash stated that his instructions were to jump the horse off in mid division as long as he settled and do his best from there. However, he said the horse was very free jumping off, and the more he tried to settle him the harder he pulled and the field had turned into the straight before he dropped the bit, at which stage he felt he was holding onto nothing and his mount hung left all the way home. He felt if he let his mount have his head earlier in the race, he would not have got home.
A.L.T. Moore stated that the horse is difficult to train, and is so free at home that he is worked on his own, and stated he was fit enough for his first run, but he was unsure how he would handle the ground or running amoungst other horses. He expressed satisfaction with the ride after observing how free his charge was throughout the race and how he hung in the home straight. He said he hoped his charge would learn to settle better and give himself more of a chance in future.
The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Dan's Rolls was Post Race Normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.
Mr R. Dore, Acting Steward, did not attend this enquiry.

338D Membership'Ideal Xmas Present'H'cap Hdle

The Stewards requested a report from Oliver McKiernan, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Another Challenge, winner, as compared with its recent form this season.
Mr McKiernan reported that this horse won his bumper in bottomless ground in
Thurles, but has generally disappointed since. He said he has come to realise that his charge doesn't let himself down on better ground, and also hadn't been jumping fluently on his last couple of runs at Punchestown. In the meantime, he said he schooled plenty and this ensured he jumped well today under a positive ride and this, together with the ground coming right for him, may have brought about any apparent improvement in form.
Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

338E Navan Racecourse Membership Beg S'chase

C.D. Maxwell, rider of Bills Official trained by Patrick Rooney, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly left.

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