Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 3rd May 2019

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

S.A. Shortall replaced J.J. Slevin on Grey Waters, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 3)(injured)
P. Townend replaced R. Walsh on Melon (GB), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 4)(Stewards' permission)
Mr. P.W. Mullins replaced P. Townend on Royal Rendezvous, trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 5)(Stewards' permission)
P. Townend replaced R. Walsh on Tornado Flyer, trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 5)(Stewards' permission)
J.S. McGarvey replaced J.J. Slevin on Filon D'oudairies (FR), trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 7)(injured)
R.M. Power replaced M.P. Walsh on Slowmotion (FR), trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 3)(injured)
D.N. Russell replaced M.P. Walsh on Buveur D'Air (FR), trained by Nicky Henderson (in GB) (Race 4)(injured)
Mr. D. O' Connor replaced M.P. Walsh on City Island, trained by Martin Brassil (Race 5)(injured)
B.J. Cooper replaced Rachael Blackmore on Petit Mouchoir (FR), trained by Henry de Bromhead (Race 4)(injured)
J.W. Kennedy replaced Rachael Blackmore on Dommage Pour Toi (FR), trained by Henry de Bromhead (Race 5)(injured)
B. Hayes replaced D.J. Mullins on Easy Game (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 5)(injured)
R.M. Power replaced D.J. Mullins on Cash Back (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 7)(injured)
J.W. Kennedy replaced Rachael Blackmore on Notebook (GER), trained by Henry de Bromhead (Race 7)(injured)
Mr. D. O'Connor replaced M.P. Walsh on Gardens Of Babylon, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 7)(injured)

094A KFM Hunters S'chase (Bishopscourt Cup)

The Stewards interviewed Mr S. Cavanagh, rider of Handy Headon, trained by P.M. Quinlan, concerning his riding in this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed the recording and considered the evidence, the Stewards cautioned Mr. S. Cavanagh regarding his future responsibilities.

094B EMS Copiers Novice H'cap S'chase

B.J. Cooper, rider of Quamino (GER) trained by Paul Nolan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was never travelling and pulled up.

S.F. O'Keeffe, rider of Ah Littleluck trained by Thomas Gibney, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a few mistakes, was never travelling and pulled up.

094C Hanlon EBF Glencarraig Lady (M) Hcp S'ch

A.W. Short, rider of Elusive Theatre trained by Patrick Griffin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was reluctant to race.

094D BETDAQ Punchestown Champion H'dle

P. Townend, rider of Melon (GB) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

094F Star Best Racing Champion Hunters Schase

The Stewards requested a report from Mrs Rose Loxton (in GB), trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Caid Du Berlais (FR), placed first, as compared with its last run. Mr Sam Loxton, Authorised Representative of Mrs Rose Loxton, reported that his charge ran disappointingly on its last run, probably due to the going. Today's going was more favourable to his charge and brought about an improvement in form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Stand Up And Fight, trained by E. Bolger, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

Mr D. O'Connor, rider of Stand Up And Fight trained by E. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

094G SalesSense International Novice H'dle

P. Townend, rider of Breaken (FR) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran too freely.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. L. McFerran (Chairman),
Mr. W. Flood,
Mr. J. Murphy,
Mr. D. McCorkell,
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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