Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Sligo 7th August 2020

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

D.P. McDonogh rode St George's Head (reserve) , trained by Kieran P. Cotter (Race 3)
M.P. Sheehy was declared to ride Scholastic (reserve) , trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 5)(Race abandoned).

187C Sligo Supporters Club 2020 Nursery H'cap

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the straight involving Zoffany's Delight, ridden by D.P. McDonogh, placed first, Shannon Valley, ridden by J.M. Sheridan, placed third, Revolutme, ridden by B.M. Coen, placed fifth and Mass Gathering, ridden by M.A. Enright, placed second. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judge's placings and took no further action.

J.M. Sheridan, rider of Shannon Valley trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly checked 50 yards from the line.

The Stewards requested a report from Joseph Patrick O'Brien, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Zoffany's Delight, placed first, as compared with its most recent run. The trainer's representative reported that the first time application of sheepskin cheek pieces may have brought about a return to form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

187D Clayton Hotel H'cap

J.M. Sheridan, rider of Agent Zero (FR) trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly right in the straight.

N.M. Crosse, rider of French Secret, trained by D.J. Bunyan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount slipped on a bend.

R.P. Whelan, rider of Valquinto trained by Joseph Anthony Murray, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount drifted right when they straightened up.

James J. Doyle, rider of Rotokura (GB), trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran short of room in the straight.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the straight involving Agent Zero (FR), ridden by J.M. Sheridan, Sebs Star (GB), ridden by J.A. Powell, Valquinto, ridden by R.P. Whelan, and Rotokura (GB), ridden by James J. Doyle. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. J.A. Powell, gave his evidence in the presence of Mr. Jason McAuley representing the apprentice's Master, J.M. Oxx. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards considered that the incident was accidental in nature and took no further action. Mr. P.D. Matthews, Acting Steward, absented himself from this enquiry.

James J. Doyle, rider of Rotokura (GB) trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran short of room in the straight.

187F Kevin Egan Cars H'cap

D.W. O'Connor, rider of Ideal Pal trained by Michael Mulvany, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stumbled on the bend.

The Steward enquired into the fact that a number of horses slipped up at the bend past the stand during the race and on pulling up. Evidence was heard from a number of riders, trainers, management and the Clerk of the Course. Having considered the evidence and all relevant factors the Stewards decided to abandon the rest of the meeting in the interest of safety.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Niall Rooney (Chairman)
Mr. Derek Pugh
Mr. Peter Allen
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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