Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Thurles 8th November 2018

320A Thurles Beginners S'chase

P. Townend, rider of Lleyton trained by J.R.Finn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount nearly fell at the fourth last and was pulled up thereafter.

320B Littleton H'cap S'chase

A. Ring, rider of Baily Moon trained by M.F.Morris, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake at the first, never travelled and was pulled up thereafter.

D.E. Mullins, rider of Linger trained by John Joseph Hanlon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a mistake at the fifth last.

J.J. Slevin, rider of Bellgrove trained by P.M. Cloke, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a mistake at the third last.

320D Ballagh (Mares) H'cap H'dle

The Stewards interviewed Gordon Elliott, trainer of Synopsis(GB), concerning the late withdrawal of his charge owing to going. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned, who stated that his charge was present on the racecourse along with the owners and that it was his intention to run the animal, but having walked sections of the track and consulted with his rider from the second race, he felt Synopsis(GB) would need more of an ease and therefore withdrew his charge at 13.37. He accepted that the ground had improved since declaration time, but stated that he had expected more rain to fall which failed to materialise. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards allowed the late withdrawal on this occasion and took no further action.

B.J. Cooper, rider of Chisholm Trail trained by Paul Nolan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount went lame and was pulled up.

R.C. Colgan, rider of Our Rachael trained by A.J.Martin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped left through out and was pulled up thereafter.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Chisholm Trail, trained by Paul Nolan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

320E Two-Mile Borris H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired into two incidents of possible interference in the closing stages of this race. The first involving Benny In Milan, ridden by D.G. Hogan, placed second, Toor General, ridden by D.N. Russell, placed fourth and Lucky Phil, ridden by B.J. Cooper, placed third, where it appeared Toor General ran short of room and the second incident involving Bay Hill ridden by L.P. Gilligan placed first and Lucky Phil, ridden by B.J. Cooper, where it appeared Lucky Phil ran short of room. 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 in relation to either incident. They were, however, of the opinion that D.G. Hogan was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly in relation to the first incident. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards suspended D.G. Hogan for 1 raceday.

320F Thurles.ie M'dn H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Moratorium, trained by Gordon Elliott, 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. Jack Rearden (Chairman),
Mr. Tom Rudd,
Mr. R.E. Rohan,
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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