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Cork 2nd August 2016

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

R.P. Whelan replaced S. De Sousa on Harlequeen (GB), trained by Mick Channon (in GB) (Race 7)(Stewards Permission - Flight delayed)

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The Stewards interviewed C. O'Donoghue, rider, in relation to his conduct before the start of this race, where he was observed hitting his mount, De Boss Man, with his whip, after he had dismounted him. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that his mount was very uncooperative and untractable down at the start and in an attempt to encourage the horse to walk forward and load, he dismounted him, removed his hood and then he hit the horse once on the hind quarters. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion C. O'Donoghue was in breach of Rule 272 and having taken his good record into account, they severely cautioned him.

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R. Coakley, rider of Boxer Dunford trained by Denis W. Cullen, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost his action and was eased.

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The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Ms Aveena O'Keeffe, regarding the failure of D.P. Linehan, rider of Aurelia Cotta, placed sixth, to weigh in after this race. Evidence was heard from the Clerk of the Scales and the rider concerned in the presence of Denis Coakley, representing Anthony Mullins, trainer of Aurelia Cotta.
Ms O'Keeffe stated she had no interaction with the rider after the race until he presented himself to weigh out for the following race, while D.P. Linehan claimed he was told by the Clerk of the Scales that he was not required to weigh in.
Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion D.P. Linehan was in breach of Rule 227 (i) in that he failed to weigh in and using their powers under Rule 230, disqualified Aurelia Cotta from sixth place and amended the result to read;
First: Rose De Pierre
Second: Flight Risk
Third: Brendan Brackan
Fourth: In My Pocket
Fifth: Sruthan
Sixth: Midnight Crossing
Furthermore, they noted the explanation offered by D.P. Linehan, and took no further action as they felt there was insufficient evidence.

C.D. Hayes, rider of Sruthan trained by P.D. Deegan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was hampered leaving the stalls.

The Stewards attempted to interview K.J. Manning, rider of Flight Risk, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race.
However, they were unable to speak to K.J. Manning and were informed he had left the track, this being before the winner all right signal had been given.
In view of this, the Stewards referred the matter to the Chief Executive of the Turf Club.

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K.J. Leonard, rider of Alnahar trained by Miss Natalia Lupini, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount had to check after 2 furlongs.

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The Stewards enquired into an incident in the final furlong involving Best In The World, ridden by C. O'Donoghue, winner and Harlequeen (GB), ridden by R.P. Whelan, placed third, where it appeared interference took place. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the judges' placings and take no further action.

C. O'Donoghue, rider of Best In The World trained by A.P.O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount drifted left and right under pressure in the closing stages.

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