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Limerick 30th April 2017

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

Ana O'Brien replaced K.K. Hennessy on Family Crest, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 6) (Stewards Permission - original mount non runner)

089A Fillies Med. Auc. M'dn

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Lady Tipperary (FR), trained by J.A. Stack, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal.

K.K. Hennessy, rider of Lady Tipperary (FR), trained by J.A.Stack, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran flat.

Miss J.M. Lee, trainer of Bella Rua, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her charge was showing signs of being in season post race.

089B Limerick Racecourse On Twitter H'cap

R. Coakley, rider of Lady Rosebud trained by Patrick Martin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount didn't handle the ground.

K.J. Leonard, rider of Main Pulse, trained by Garvan Donnelly, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount had to check off heels before turning into the home straight.

089F Michael English Plays Live July27th Hcap

N.G. McCullagh, rider of Khudha, trained by J.P. Murtagh, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran short of room briefly in the closing stages.

089G Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Homesman (USA), ridden by Anastasia O'Brien, winner, Modern Approach, ridden by D.M. Redmond, placed second, and Buffalo Blues (GB), ridden by G.F. Carroll, placed fourth, where it appeared Buffalo Blues (GB) and Modern Approach suffered interference.
Evidence was heard from the riders concerned, in the presence of John Griffin, authorised representative of J.S. Bolger, trainer and master of D.M. Redmond, and A.P. O'Brien, trainer and master of Ana O'Brien.
Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that while interference took place, they could not be satisfied that the winner had improved it's finishing position as a result of the interference, and so they made no alteration to the judges' placings. They were however, of the opinion Ana O'Brien was in breach of Rule 214 in that she had ridden carelessly, and having taken her good record into account, the Stewards suspended her for 1 raceday.

W.J. Lee, rider of Mauricio trained by W. McCreery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung off the bend and continued to hang left thereafter.

K.J. Leonard, rider of Safepac Lad (GB) trained by D. Donovan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

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

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