Tramore 1st January 2019

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

M. Browne replaced K.J. Brouder on Musical Ava, trained by John M.Burke (Race 2)(Injured)
C.A. Landers replaced K.J. Brouder on Dont Go Mad, trained by C.Byrnes (Race 3)(Injured).
L.P. Gilligan replaced K.J. Brouder on Isabel's Gold, trained by John Queally (Race 4)(Injured)
H. Morgan replaced D.P. Holden on Loch Luatha, trained by L.Young (Race 7)(Injured)
Rachael Blackmore replaced M.A. Enright on D'bru Na Boinne (FR), trained by Ross O'Sullivan (Race 6)(Unwell)
Miss S. Ahern replaced M.A. Enright on Kilderry Prince, trained by A.J. McNamara (Race 7)(Unwell).

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Batcio (FR), trained by T.M. Walsh, at the request of the Stewards and reported that the animal was noted to have a few skin scrapes on his right fore and left hind legs but was otherwise post race normal. Sampes were taken for analysis.

The Stewards wished to interview K.P. Brouder, rider of Kellyiscool, in relation to his fall coming down the hill but were unable to do so as the rider was unavailable having been detained in the medical room. D.J. Mullins, rider of Be My Dream and J.J. Slevin, rider of Claregate Street, who both fell in the same incident were unable to account for K.P. Brouder's mount having fallen. Having viewed the video footage of the fallers, the Stewards were unable to come to any conclusion without K.J. Brouder's account of the incident and therefore referred the matter to the CEO of the IHRB for further investigation.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Batcio (FR), ridden by Mr A. McMahon, and trained by T.M. Walsh. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. Mr A. McMahon, stated that his instructions were to drop his mount in if he settled going to the start as he had bolted previously, to hold on to his mount and get him to run as well as possible. He said that in running his mount had settled well and side stepped an incident involving three fallers in the back straight. He added that on the second circuit he held onto his mount for as long as possible coming down the hill for fear that he might slip up and from thereon he got him to the finish without being hard on him as he was conscious that the animal had failed to finish out well in his two previous races. On further questioning he stated that a stronger ride may have resulted in finishing a place or two closer but could not be definite. Evidence was heard from T.M. Walsh who stated that that this horse was purchased to give the rider some fun and enjoyment and consequently the rider was instructed to ride him as he found him, to do his best and to enjoy the ride. He added that he was disappointed with his charges last two runs and was happy enough with the ride today. He accounted for the horses racing career as being a dual winner of I.N.H.S Flat races and was also a winner of a Point to Point with the ability to handle any ground and being capable of winning plenty of races in the future. Having viewed the recording of the race T.M. Walsh stated that the rider had erred in not been seen to make a real, timely and substantial effort at a crucial stage of the race and this would be discussed with him at a later stage. He added that the rider was very inexperienced and that it was important that he ride with confidence rather than being tied up with riding instructions and agreed with the reason for the holding of this enquiry. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that Batcio (FR) was noted to have a few skin scrapes on his right fore and left hind legs but was otherwise post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the trainers explanation. They did, however, find that Mr A McMahon was in breach of Rule 212 (A)(ii) and having taken his inexperience into consideration, they suspended him for 5 racedays. As a consequence of the riders actions Batcio (FR) was suspended for 42 days in accordance with the provisions of Rule 212 (d), this penalty being given in the presence of T.M. Walsh, trainer.

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The Stewards fined Diarmuid P. Ryan, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Tsarina Sophia, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Tsarina Sophia in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

Rachael Blackmore, rider of It's Paddys Day trained by Garrett James Power, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount made bad mistakes.

The Stewards requested a report from Philip Fenton, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Secret Cargo, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Mr. Fenton reported that his charge has been inconsistent, having run well at Wexford on his penultimate start disappointed at Naas the last day for no apparent reason. He added the drop back in trip to 2 mile today from 2 mile 3 furlongs on his previous run may have helped to bring about the apparent improvement in form. Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Isabel's Gold, trained by John Queally, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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G.N. Fox, rider of Allduckornodinner trained by Gavin Cromwell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly throughout.

The Stewards requested a report from A.J. McNamara, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Kilderry Prince, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Mr. McNamara reported that his charge was unable to handle the heavy ground conditions on his previous run. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Emmet Halley (Chairman),
Mr. Patrick Coveney,
Mr. Nick Lambert,
Ms. Denise Brophy,
Mr. M.F. O'Donoghue.



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