Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 20th February 2019

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

Martin Hassett, trainer of Mary Frances (Late Withdrawal)(Ground) - €200

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T. Ryan, rider of Monatierna trained by Stephen Ryan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount sprawled on landing over the first hurdle and was pulled up quickly as the filly appeared to have lost her action.

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Calicojack, trained by Noel Meade, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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Under the provisions of Rule 90, the Stewards allowed Tin Soldier (FR), trained by Patrick G.Kelly, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the error identified in the certification of vaccinations would be corrected in accordance with Rule 91 within the timeframe specified.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Its All Guesswork, ridden by M.A. Enright, and trained by Gordon Elliott. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. M.A. Enright, rider, stated that his mount had taken a heavy fall the last day in the Munster National and he was instructed today to ride him towards the rear of the field, get him jumping, get his confidence back, creep away into the race and get him home. He added that his mount did not travel well early on but his jumping kept him with the field of runners. He explained that he was squeezing his mount turning out of the back straight, he made mistakes at the third last and second last hurdles and without resorting to the whip he felt that his mount stayed on well past tired horses and was gifted third place by the fall of Choungaya (FR). In his opinion he rode as strong as possible using his hands and heels. Gordon Elliott, trainer, confirmed the instructions and stated that his charge stood in his stable for six to eight weeks after his fall in the Munster National to allow for an injury at the back of his knee to heal. He added that he ran his charge over hurdles to regain his confidence but going forwards he held entries in both hurdles and chases. In his opinion his charge handles all ground descriptions except the extremes and would need to race over a trip. He expressed his satisfaction with the ride and the manner in which his charge had jumped. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that Its All Guesswork was coughing post race. Samples were taken for analysis. The Stewards viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence. In view of the veterinary evidence, the Stewards noted the riders and trainers explanations. .

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R.C. Colgan, rider of Whatucallher trained by Edward P.Harty, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left throughout this race.

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The Stewards fined P.Meany, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Fu's Island, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Fu's Island in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

A. Ring, rider of Manomine (GB) trained by R. K. Watson, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not handle the ground or the track.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Madaboy Cross, at the request of trainer, Thomas P.O'Connor, and reported the animal to be lame post race.

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Under the provisions of Rule 90, the Stewards allowed Scalor (FR), trained by Miss Elizabeth Doyle, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the error identified in the certification of vaccinations would be corrected in accordance with Rule 91 within the timeframe specified.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined No Grey Area's, trained by Martin Hassett, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. P. Caffrey (Chairman),

Mr. J.R. Craigie,

Mr. M. Hickey,

Mr. J. Murphy,

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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