Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downpatrick 11th October 2019

286B MB McGrady & Co, Accountants H'cap H'dle

D.E. Mullins, rider of Impressive Duke trained by Ronan M.P. McNally, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a noise in running.

P.J. Rothwell, trainer of Charlotte Wells, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge was showing signs of being in season.

The Stewards interviewed Ronan M.P. McNally, trainer, and D. E. Mullins, rider, concerning the poor performance of Impressive Duke in this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who confirmed that he had made a report to the stewards secretary post race stating that his mount made a respiratory noise in running and possibly resented the cross nose band which he had opened when dismounting on pulling up. In his evidence he stated that his mount was lit up in the parade ring and at the start where he had put his head up when making contact with another horse. He added that during the race his mount was never going forward, made a respiratory noise from half way and he felt his mount was more at ease when the cross nose band had been undone before he cantered back to the parade ring. R. P. McNally, trainer, stated that this animal is rough winded at home and was running for him for the first time since acquiring him in August. He added that this animal had previously run with a cross nose band which was applied again today, but he felt that his charge never jumped or travelled, which may have been as a result of the cross nose band being applied too tightly. He confirmed that to the best of his knowledge this animal never had a wind operation. Following the running of this race Impressive Duke, was examined by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer at the request of the Stewards and was found to be post race normal. Samples were taken for further analysis. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

D.E. Mullins, rider of Impressive Duke, trained by Ronan M.P. McNally, subsequently reported to the stewards secretary that his mount made a noise in running and that he felt his mount resented the cross nose band and that he dismounted after the line and opened the nose band as he felt it had been applied too tightly.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Impressive Duke, trained by Ronan M.P. McNally, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for further analysis.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Charlotte Wells, trained by P.J. Rothwell, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be showing signs of being in season post race.

Mr C. Abernethy, rider of Drumconnor Girl, trained by J.J.Lambe, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that the buckle on one of his irons had broken after the first hurdle and that he pulled up thereafter .

R.A. Doyle, rider of Greenandwhitearmy, trained by Neil McKnight, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount stepped at the last hurdle and that he lost his irons and then rode to the line without his irons.

286C Molson Coors M'dn H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Blue Jacaranda, trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for further analysis.

P. Townend, rider of Blue Jacaranda trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

286F Molson Coors Beginners S'chase

The Stewards requested a report from Eoin Doyle, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Stylish Moment, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Evidence was heard from Mikey Moran, authorised representative, who stated that Stylish Moment had raced in a much better grade of race on its previous run and that this was a significant drop in class. He also stated that the horse had run very well at Tramore two runs back and he thought that the horse appreciated the country tracks. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation given.

286G Racing Post H'cap S'chase

S.D. Torrens, rider of Crutches Lad trained by William P Murphy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount travelled well early on before losing competitiveness, was very slow at the fourth last and was pulled up thereafter.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Following a request from broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for the following delays: Race 2 + 1 minute, race 3 + 1 minute, race 4 + 2 minutes, race 5 + 2 minutes and race 6 + 1 minute.

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

Mr. R. W. Steele (Chairman),

Mr. Frankie Fitzsimons,

Mr. J. Hunt,

Mr. J. McCoy,

Mr. M. F. O'Donoghue.



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


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