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Sligo 8th August 2018

The Stewards fined the following trainers in respect of their non-runners:-

Joseph Patrick O'Brien, trainer of Tremendous Leap (GB) (Declared in error) - €320
J. S. Bolger, trainer of Dream Focus (Off feed) - €200

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Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Lucky Red, trained by Lee Smyth, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

The Stewards were informed by the IHRB Veterinary Officer that the vaccinations for Specific Gravity (FR), trained by Adrian McGuinness, contained in the passport were incorrect for the second successive occasion. In accordance with Rule 90 the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Specific Gravity (FR) and fined the trainer €350.

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The Stewards informed Keith Henry Clarke, trainer that Mistiness, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

The Stewards requested a report from John C. McConnell, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Maricruz, placed first, as compared with its recent form. John C. McConnell reported that there were a combination of factors that contributed to the improved performance. Tonight the filly wore a tongue strap and but did not wear a hood as previously and furthermore there was an ease in the ground which suited her. He added that the filly has her own ways of doing things and needs everything to go right to perform to her best. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

The Stewards enquired into an incident after crossing the road at the two furlong marker involving Sharjah, ridden by A.J. Slattery, placed third, Storm Ranger, ridden by B.M. Coen, placed fourth and Singing'n'dancing, ridden by G.M. Ryan, unplaced, where it appeared that Singing'n'dancing was tightened while racing close to the running rail. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Andrew Slattery, trainer, accompanied A.J. Slattery and B.M. Coen at this enquiry. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that any interference caused was accidental in nature and took no further action.

A.J. Slattery, rider of Sharjah trained by Andrew Slattery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that he dropped his right rein on the turn into the straight.

G.M. Ryan, rider of Singing'n'dancing trained by J. S. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran short of room before the turn into the straight.

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Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Last Garrison, trained by Mark Michael McNiff, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

S. Foley, rider of Pivot Bridge (GB) trained by Adrian McGuinness, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right and did not handle the track.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Donal Gavin (Chairman),

Mr. D. Pugh,

Mr. T. McDonogh,

Mr. W. Penrose,

Mr. P.D. Matthews.

Owing to a technical problem with the starting stalls, the Stewards granted permission for the last three races on today's card to be started by flag.



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


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