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Kilbeggan 5th June 2018

The following trainers were fined €200 for the non-notification of a Veterinary Certificate in accordance with the provision of Rule 194(v) (vi):

Mrs D.A.Love for Presentingprincess at Kilbeggan 5th June 2018.

Michael J. Bowe for Jaime Sommers at Kilbeggan 5th June 2018.

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

Oliver McKiernan, trainer of Famous Day (Declared in error) - €200

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

D.P. Maxwell replaced R.A. Doyle on Papal Motel, trained by Andrew McNamara (Race 1)(Stewards' permission)
B. Browne rode Witness Cant State (FR) (reserve) , trained by Martin Brassil (Race 1)

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The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Witness Cant State (FR), ridden by B. Browne, and trained by Martin Brassil. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. B. Browne stated that his instructions were to jump off handy and to slot into the best possible position. He was satisfied with how the race went for him, he jumped off in a good position, his mount made a mistake early on however recovered well. B. Browne stated that he pushed for home going into the second last hurdle, however his mount couldn't go with other horses. He felt that was going backwards in the closing stages despite riding at his strongest without using his whip. In his opinion his mount might prefer easier ground. Martin Brassil confirmed the instructions given to B. Browne and stated that he was satisfied with how his charge ran today considering he wasn't certain about running him on today's ground and that he was off the track since last year. Mr Brassil also stated that it was the first time that B. Browne had ridden for him and that He wasn't familiar with his riding style. In his opinion, he felt that perhaps he could have ridden with more hands and heels from the third last hurdle. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that Witness Cant State was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered by Martin Brassil but were of the opinion that B. Browne was in breach of Rule 212 A (ii), in that he was not seen to make a genuine attempt to make a timely, real and substantial effort to achieve his best possible place. Having considered his previous record in this regard, the Stewards suspended B. Browne for 7 racedays and ordered him to forfeit his riding fee.

T. Ryan, rider of Class Pa trained by Ms. M.M. Gannon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost its action after the line.

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R.C. Colgan, rider of In Our Blood trained by Neil McKnight, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and pulled up.

The Stewards requested a report from Michael Hourigan, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of About You, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Michael Hourigan reported that his charge didn't get the ground he expected on his previous run in Tipperary, and that today's better ground conditions along with the first time application of cheekpieces aided his charge today. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

Rochelle Murphy, rider of War Of The Pennys, trained by Donald Cashman, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount was slow to race early on.

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Owing to the low lying sun, the Stewards granted permission for the omission of fence number 1 in this race.


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

Mr. Justice T. Hunt (Chairman),
Mrs. M.A. Onions,
Capt. S.H. Walford,
Mr. W. Penrose,
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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