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Naas 3rd July 2021

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

Barry J. Fitzgerald, trainer of Fancy Red Diamond (Off feed) - €200

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

Siobhan Rutledge rode Our Secret Pearl (GB) (reserve) , trained by Mrs. C. O'Leary (Race 7)

174B Summer Racing At Naas Apprentice H'cap

J.A. Powell, rider of Darkdeserthighway, trained by M.D. O'Callaghan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung left in the final furlong.

174C Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap

R.P. Whelan, rider of Mrs Bouquet (GB) trained by Jack W. Davison, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was short of room from the two furlong marker.

174F Naas Racecourse Business Club H'cap

The Stewards enquired into possible interference inside the final 150 yards involving Zola Sakura, ridden by C.T. Keane, placed second and Prince Of Verona (USA), ridden by James J. Doyle, placed first, where it appeared that Zola Sakura was tight for room when racing close to the running rail. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. In his evidence, C.T. Keane stated that his mount was tightened from the 150 yard marker. James J. Doyle stated that his mount was wearing cheek pieces for a reason and he rolled in both directions in the closing stages. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that interference did take place but Prince Of Verona (USA) had not improved its placing in relation to Zola Sakura and therefore made no alteration to the Judges placings. The Stewards were of the opinion that James J. Doyle was in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly. Having taken his clean previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended James J. Doyle for four racedays. .

C.T. Keane, rider of Zola Sakura trained by G.M.Lyons, reported to the Clerk of Scales that he had to snatch up his mount and was also intimidated inside the final 150 yards.

James J. Doyle, rider of Prince Of Verona (USA) trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount idled when in front in the closing stages.

174G Naas Racecourse H'cap

R.P. Cleary, rider of Many Words trained by Ms. Sheila Lavery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount acted up in the starting stalls.

G.M. Ryan, rider of Forever My Girl trained by Brian Nolan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly in the straight.

S. Foley, rider of Maloja (GB) trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left under pressure.


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

Ms. M. Cosgrave (Chairman),

Mr. N.B. Wachman,

Mr. M. Hickey,

Mr. L. Walsh.

Following a request from broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for the following delays:

Race 2; +2 minutes

Race 3; +1 minute

Race 4; +1 minute

Race 5; +2 minutes

Race 6; +1 minute

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

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