Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Navan 5th September 2020

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

Kieran P. Cotter, trainer of Best Ever More (Off Feed) - €200

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

M.A. Gallagher rode Detective Dog (reserve) , trained by A. Oliver (Race 8)
T.P. Madden replaced G.P. Halpin on Dancing Zebedee, trained by A. Oliver (Race 8)(Rider Administration Error)

234B1 Navanracecourse.ie H'cap

C.T. Keane, rider of Seanjohnsilver, trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount put his head up suddenly as the gates opened and he was slowly away as a result.

234B2 Navanracecourse.ie H'cap

A.J. Slattery, rider of Crystal Dawn trained by Gavin Cromwell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped left from stalls and hung left throughout.

234C Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race

A.J. Farragher, rider of Iva Batt trained by R. K. Watson, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a noise inside the 2 furlong marker.

234D Troytown Bar H'cap

R.P. Whelan, rider of Independent Missy trained by Tracey Collins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped left out of the gates.

234E Racing Again 10th September H'cap

At the request of the Stewards, D.J. Hickey, rider of Border Battle, trained by S.M.Duffy, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount reared up as the gates opened, causing him to injure his face and his mount missed the kick. When turning for home, D.J. Hickey felt that the field dropped back to him, his mount improved and stayed on strongly in the straight.

The Stewards requested a report from J. S. Bolger, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Paistiul, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Mr. Ger Flynn, Authorised Representative for J.S. Bolger, could not offer any significant explanation for an improvement in form other than the stable has being enjoying a better run of form of late. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

Seamus Fahey, trainer of Beat Of The Sea, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge pulled a shoe in running.

234F Gormanlough Apprentice Hcap

S.T. McCullagh, rider of Mater Matuta trained by E. D. Delany, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

The Stewards requested a report from M.Halford, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Lady De Vesci, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Nicica Jenjic, Authorised Representative for M. Halford, reported that their charge did not handle the ground or the track on her last run in Bellewstown. Mr. Jenjic added that Lady De Vesci prefers today's track and along with an improvement in ground she benefitted from a favourable draw from where she could get good cover early on and she settled quickly today. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Peter Reynolds (Chairman),
Mr. Laurence McFerran,
Dr. Paddy Molony,
Mr. Hugh Hynes.



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


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