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Naas 8th February 2020

026B O'Driscoll O'Neil Supp Kill GAA Mdn Hdl

Under the provisions of Rule 90, the Stewards allowed Feathered Gold, trained by P. Corkery, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the error identified in the certification of vaccinations would be corrected in accordance with Rule 91 within the timeframe specified.

At the request of the Stewards, K.C. Sexton, rider of Enjoy D'allen (FR), trained by Peter Fahey, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was unable to go the fast early pace but stayed on in the closing stages. He felt that his mount would be better suited to racing over a longer trip.

At the request of the Stewards, C.A. Landers, rider of Rough Terain, trained by C.Byrnes, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount travelled well until weakening after the third last hurdle but still stayed on from thereon.

A. McCurtin, rider of Golden Treat trained by Timothy Doyle, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly hampered by the fallers at the third last hurdle.

026E Cavan Developments Supp Kill H'cap S'ch

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Mr. W. Fleming, regarding the failure of B. Browne, rider of Seskin Flyer, placed sixth to weigh in after this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he had been instructed in recent times by Clerks of the Scales to check on the television screen associated with the weighing scales if they were required to weigh in. He did this as requested on returning to the weigh room today and his name was not on the screen, therefore he proceeded directly to the changing rooms without presenting himself at scales. Mr. W. Fleming, the IHRB Clerk of the Scales explained to the Stewards how the lack of information may have occurred. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that B. Browne was in breach of Rule 227 (i) by failing to present himself to be weighed by the Clerk of the Scales and pursuant to Rule 230 (ii) they disqualified Seskin Flyer. The Stewards gave B. Browne the benefit of the doubt on this occasion and did not impose any sanction. The Stewards referred the operation of the weighing in process to the IHRB for further investigation.

The Stewards interviewed S.W. Flanagan, rider of Valdieu (FR), concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion that S. W. Flanagan was in breach of R10(3)(g) by using his whip with excessive frequency. Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended S.W. Flanagan for 1 raceday.

026F Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle

D.J. Hand, rider of Tyrrell's Succes (FR) trained by Dermot Anthony McLoughlin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got tired in the latter part of this race.


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

Ms. Mary Cosgrave (Chairman),

Mr. John Tyrrell,

Mr. John Powell,

Mr. Justice Tony Hunt,

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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