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Bellewstown 4th July 2018

167C d Hotel H'cap

S. Foley, rider of Arbourfield trained by Mrs Prunella Dobbs, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not get a clear run in the straight.

B.M. Coen, rider of Flowerhill Nova trained by Andrew Slattery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount's saddle slipped.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the straight involving Captain Joy, ridden by R.P. Whelan, placed sixth, Artistic Melody, ridden by C.T. Keane, placed first, Arbourfield, ridden by S. Foley, placed third and Dance Alone (GB), ridden by R.P. Cleary, placed fourth, where it appeared Arbourfield checked. 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 and took no further action.

Mr. William Flood, Acting Steward, absented himself from this enquiry.

167D Drogheda Traders Plate (QR) H'cap

N Dooly, trainer of Coolfighter (GER), reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge's noseband became undone in this race.

167E McCabes Mitsubishi H'cap

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Poetic Light (GB), trained by G.M.Lyons, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards requested a report from P.J.Prendergast, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Triple Sec, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that this filly started favourite last time at Killarney but ran disappointingly. A subsequent veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities but perhaps the long journey to the track that day was a factor in her poor run. Having considered the report the Stewards noted its contents.

167F Gabriel Howard Memorial H'cap

D.E. Hogan, rider of Cosmic Symbol, trained by G. Webb, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled.


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

Mr. Laurence McFerran (Chairman)
Mr. C.P. Magnier
Mr. J.R. Craigie
Mr. William Flood
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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