Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Navan 23rd September 2018

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

J.P. O'Sullivan rode Vellutato (reserve), trained by W.J. Martin (Race 3)
P.T. Enright rode Brave Love (reserve), trained by Leonard Whitmore (Race 3)
A.E. Lynch replaced J.S. McGarvey on Benefit North, trained by C.A.McBratney (Race 5)(injured)
Mr. P. Taaffe replaced Mr C. Abernethy on Blink And Wink, trained by T.J. Taaffe (Race 7)(Stewards permission).

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The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Grey Habit, trained by P.Meany, for failing to lodge the passport in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90 (i).

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Trump Card, ridden by L.A. McKenna and trained by Conor O'Dwyer. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. L.A. McKenna, stated that his instructions were to jump off in mid division, give his mount plenty of time to jump as he can be a very cold jumper and to do the best he could. He said his mount jumped and settled well but backed off on the approach to his hurdles. He conceded that he could have been seen to look stronger in the closing stages without reverting to use of the whip as instructed by the trainer, but felt he would not have finished any closer. Conor O'Dwyer confirmed the instructions given and expressed his satisfaction with the ride. He described his charge as a cowardly type despite having plenty of ability and outlined the animals previous good form on the flat. He felt the ground today was not a factor and felt that his charge would have to learn how to attack his hurdles in order to be more competitive in future and may consider running him over a longer trip where he would have more time between hurdles. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, who reported the animal to have sustained a cut on the left hind cannon but was otherwise to be found post race normal, samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, including that of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, the Stewards noted the explanations offered on this occasion. Mrs. T.K. Cooper absented herself from this enquiry.

D.J. Mullins, rider of Mizz Monroe trained by Peter Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount found the ground to be very slippy.

B.J. Cooper, rider of Gone Galavanting, trained by Peter Fahey, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was one paced, found the ground to be very quick and staying on past tired horses in the closing stages.

C.D. Maxwell, rider of Gemma's Flame trained by Hugh Paul Finegan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount would not let herself down on the ground.

M.A. Enright, rider of Gloves On trained by John W. Nicholson, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount slipped badly on the racing surface before his saddle slipped down the bottom of the track.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Gloves On, trained by John W. Nicholson, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have lost the left hind shoe in running.

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L.P. Gilligan, rider of Maighnealta trained by Desmond McDonogh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a noise turning into the home straight.

P. Townend, rider of Hernandoshideaway (GB) trained by Miss Amanda Mooney, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran very free.

B.J. Cooper, rider of Lady Of The Sea trained by Paul Nolan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount slipped on the bend turning in.

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The Stewards interviewed A.W. Short, rider of Rolanna, 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 that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f) in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards suspended A.W. Short for 1 raceday.

J.W. Kennedy, rider of Veneer Of Charm trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

C.A. Landers, rider of High Nellie trained by Michael J. Bowe, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped right throughout.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Veneer Of Charm, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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M.A. Enright, rider of Ask Susan trained by John W. Nicholson, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount slipped and lost its action.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Ask Susan, trained by John W. Nicholson, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame on the right fore post race.

Mrs John Harrington, trainer of A Sizing Network (FR), reported to the Office of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board on 24th September that her charge made a bad mistake at the first fence and lost his confidence. He was pulled up soon after.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. Robert Dore (Chairman),
Mrs. Valerie Cooper,
Mr. Eamon McElroy,
Mr. Simon Walford,
Mr. M.F. O'Donoghue.



Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.


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