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Punchestown 29th April 2014

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

R. Walsh replaced P. Townend on Ballycasey, trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 6)(Stewards' Permission)
P. Townend replaced P. Carberry on Mozoltov (GB), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 6)(Stewards' Permission)

090A KHC Fr Sean Breen Mem. S'ch (Ladies Cup)

Mr G.M. Mangan, rider of The Mull trained by William J. McLernon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount burst a blood vessel and pulled up.

Mr J.T. Carroll, rider of Lord Hawkfield trained by J.P.Dempsey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount pulled up lame.

090C bragbet.com H'cap H'dle

R. Walsh, rider of Lucky Bridle, trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran too free.

The Stewards requested a report from W.P. Mullins, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of City Slicker, placed second, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that this horse was tried in a hood last twice which didn't seem to work and perhaps removing it today brought about an improvement. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the contents of the report.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Lucky Bridle, trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

T.E. Doran, rider of Star Of Aragon, trained by J.A. Nash, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount made a bad mistake at a hurdle and unseated on the flat shortly after.

090D Boylesports.com Champion S'chase

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Somersby, trained by Mick Channon (in GB), at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

Samples were taken for analysis.

A.P. McCoy, rider of Somersby, trained by Mick Channon (in GB), reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount raced reluctantly and jumped poorly.

090E Goffs Land Rover Bumper

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Native Display, trained by Nicky Henderson (in GB), at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race and distressed.

Samples were taken for analysis.

090G Finlay Motor Group INH Flat Race

The Stewards fined James Daniel Dullea, trainer, €130 for lodging a passport in respect of Kalanisi Express, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

The Stewards received a report from Mr P. L Malone, Turf Club Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that Mr R.P. McNamara , rider of Forgotten Rules , weighed in at 1.7 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Mr. R.P. McNamara was in breach of Rule 231 and they therefore suspended him for five race days and referred him to the Turf Club Medical Officer.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Akito (FR), ridden by Mr K.E. Power, and trained by Philip Fenton. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. Mr K.E. Power, stated that his instructions were to jump off in the last four or five, get his mount settled, run as well as he could. He felt the ground was a bit fast for the horse. In addition he stated that he ran green and changed his legs. He also felt he made a noise in running. He added that he sat quiet to give the horse every chance and he stayed on very well in the straight. Philip Fenton, stated that this horse has never worked on grass but he wanted to finish as close as he could today without being hit. He added that the horse would improve for the run and overall he was pleased with the way the horse was ridden and the way he ran. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that the horse was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that there was a breach of Rule 212 and therefore suspended Mr. K.E. Power for 10 racedays for making insuffient effort, fined Mr. Fenton €2000 and suspended Akito (FR) for sixty days.



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