Dundalk 20th October 2017


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

D.E. Sheehy rode Backstairs Bounder (reserve) , trained by Nigel Thomas Slevin (Race 1)
D.P. McDonagh rode Tribal Path (reserve) , trained by Damian Joseph English (Race 3)
J.A. Heffernan rode Yes I Am (reserve) , trained by Shane Nolan (Race 4)
M.A. Gallagher replaced S.B. Kelly on Optionality (GB), trained by D.J. Bunyan (Race 6)(unwell)

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G.P. Brouder, rider of Voluptueux (FR) trained by Kevin McDonagh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left throughout.

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R.P. Cleary, rider of Itschessnotchekers trained by Noel Lawlor, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right throughout.

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C. O'Donoghue, rider of St Brelades Bay, trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount didn't get a run .

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The Stewards interviewed Thomas P.O'Connor, trainer of Annie Fior, regarding the late arrival of the horse into the Parade Ring. Evidence was heard from the trainer who stated that he had two runners in this race. Both of his riders were delayed having ridden in the previous race and he relied on them to help him saddle his runners. Additionally, his mount gave difficulty in the fitting of a tongue tie and he made the best effort to enter the parade ring on time. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards found Thomas P. O' Connor to be in breach of Rule 32 (ii), and having considered his record cautioned him regarding his future responsibilities.

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S. Foley, rider of Perfect Tapatino (FR), trained by Damian Joseph English, reported to the Stewards that his mount came off the bridle very early and stopped quickly in the straight.

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