Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Tramore 25th July 2020

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

Mr. J. J. Codd replaced S.W. Flanagan on Ran Rite, trained by David M.O'Brien (Race 2)(Injured).
P. T. Enright replaced S.W. Flanagan on My Oakclahome, trained by David M.O'Brien (Race 3)(Injured).
D. J. O'Keeffe replaced S.W. Flanagan on Getaway Glenda, trained by Miss Denise Marie O'Shea (Race 4)(Injured).
R. P. Treacy replaced S.W. Flanagan on Rockview Emperor, trained by N Dooly (Race 5)(Injured).
Rachael Blackmore replaced S.W. Flanagan on Elegant Dan, trained by David M.O'Brien (Race 6)(Injured).

170A Sobac Soil.ie (Mares) M'dn H'dle

D.E. Mullins, rider of Valmiera trained by John Patrick Ryan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost it's action and was pulled up.

The Stewards requested a report from Miss Denise Marie O'Shea, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Getaway Glenda, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Miss Denise Marie O'Shea stated that her charges first run for her was at Kilbeggan over two miles and three furlongs which she felt was too far, the next run was over two miles in a stronger contest where she felt her charge had run very well in mid division and ran to the line well. Furthermore she felt today was a weaker contest and that the track may have been a benefit as her charge was allowed to free wheel down the hill and came home well. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation given.

170B VSDirect Your Idea Our Solution Hcp Hdle

Owing to the low lying sun, the Stewards granted permission for hurdle number four to be omitted from this race

The Stewards enquired into an incident running into the dip on the final circuit involving Knock On Steel, ridden by J.J. Slevin, unplaced, Captain Courageous, ridden by J.M. Moore, placed fourth and Soloheadbeg, ridden by H. Morgan, unplaced, where it appeared that Knock on Steel ran short of room and had to check off heels. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that while an incident had taken place, the video pictures of that area were inconclusive and they therefore took no further action.

170D FormaHoof.com Beginners S'chase

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Castello Sforza, ridden by A.P. Kelly, and trained by Padraig Roche. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. A.P. Kelly, stated that his instructions were to sit mid devision, get his mount jumping well and to achieve his best possible finishing position, however he felt the field went too fast early and he was also badly hampered by the faller at the first and he ended up further back then he had wanted. He advised that the horse did not have great form and was a faller on its previous run and in view of his past form and problems he wanted to nurse him home today. In his opinion his mount was flat out all the way and he pasted tired horses in the closing stages. Padraig Roche, confirmed the instructions given and stated that he was satisfied with the ride that his charge received, although, through the riders lack of experience he ended up further back than ideal. He also stated that his charge has a history of leg problems and is hard to keep sound and does most of his work in the swimming pool and is only ever ridden at home by todays rider and the reason he has the horse is to give A. P. Kelly rides. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that Castello Sforza was post race normal but noted an old injury on the left fore. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations given.

170E Newtown Cove H'cap S'chase

The Stewards requested a report from John Joseph Hanlon, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Woodbrook Boy, placed first, as compared with its recent run at Killarney on the seventh of July. Ms. Rachael O'Neill, authorised representative for the trainer stated that the ground had softened too much during the course of racing on the horses previous run and that the better ground today coupled with the reapplication of cheek pieces had helped to bring about the improvement in form when compared to it's most recent run where it was reported that the horse had never travelled and was pulled up. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation given.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Denis Hickey (Chairman),

Ms. Denise Brophy,

Mr. John McEnery,

Mr. M. F. O'Donoghue.



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


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