Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Wexford 6th July 2018

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

A. Short replaced A.E. Lynch on Raveloe (GB), trained by P.A.Fahy (Race 1)(injured)
D.R. Fox replaced A.E. Lynch on Power Of Faith, trained by Thomas Gibney (Race 2)(injured)
D.E. Mullins replaced A.E. Lynch on Cotton Jenny, trained by Brian Jordan (Race 5)(injured)
D.R. Fox replaced A.E. Lynch on Robin De Roost, trained by Thomas Gibney (Race 6)(injured)

170B Flood Ironworks Ltd. M'dn H'dle

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Pottsie, trained by M.F.Morris, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount cocked his jaw, attempted to run out and unseated her.

170C Mary Barry's Seafood Bar H'cap H'dle

The Stewards requested a report from Patrick Cronin, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Naturally Blond, placed first, as compared with its most recent form. The trainer reported that his charge appeared to appreciate the drop back in trip today and felt this had brought about the apparent improvement in form. Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Mr. Moondance, ridden by D.R. Fox, and trained by Mark Michael McNiff. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. D.R. Fox, stated that his instructions were to ride his mount towards the rear of the field in the early stages in order to get him settled, to creep into the race and to do the best he could. He said he is very familiar with this horse having ridden him on several occasions and explained the difficulties in riding him. He said his mount jumped well which allowed him to get into contention, but met with interference turning for home causing him to switch, which he felt halted his momentum and he failed to quicken thereafter. Mark Michael McNiff, confirmed the instructions given and expressed his satisfaction with the ride. He was also of the opinion that his charge needs to settle out the back in order to have any chance and added that he finds nothing off the bridle. He referred to his charges temperament and previous form and felt the animal would be better suited to faster ground. Mr. S. Quinn, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board National Hunt Handicapper, agreed with the trainers summary of his charges form and style of racing. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, who stated that Mr. Moondance was found to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Superefficient trained by Ms Michelle Duggan was found to have pulled the right front shoe in running.

D.R. Fox, rider of Mr Moondance, trained by Mark Michael McNiff, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount met with interference in running.

170F Michael Moore Mercedes Athlone Hcap S'ch

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Robin De Roost, trained by Thomas Gibney, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Whatsinthecorner trained by John Joseph Hanlon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount never travelled and was pulled up thereafter.

170G Michael Moore MercedesBenz INH Flat Race

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Native Script, trained by J. S. Bolger, 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. Michael. C. Hickey (Chairman),
Mr. James Kennedy,
Mr. Emmet Halley,
Mr. Denis Hickey,
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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