Downroyal 26th December 2014

340B Adam & Ann Armstrong Mem. H'cap S'chase

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Personal Shopper (GB), trained by H. Smyth, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

J.S. McGarvey, rider of Robyn Rua, trained by S.Wilson, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was tight for room on the approach to the third last fence but ducked out independently at the wing.

340C Silks @downroyal Hunters S'chase

The Stewards received a report from Ion Hamilton, Turf Club Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that Mr B. O'Neill , rider of The Hard Hat , weighed in at 2 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who stated that he was at his minimum weight and felt that he had gathered an amount of kickback having tracked the pacemakers. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Mr B. O'Neill was in breach of Rule 231 and they therefore suspended him for 1 raceday.

340D I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle

J.M. Moore, rider of Be My Shabra trained by Anthony McCann, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not feel right and was pulled up.

The Stewards requested a report from C.A.McBratney, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Killultagh Sarah, placed first, as compared with its previous run. C.A. McBratney reported that his charge had run very freely in an I.N.H.S Flat race at Navan and became claustrophobic when boxed in on the rails whereas today she was fitted with a hood and got plenty of daylight in a hurdle race which gave her the chance to settle. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

340E Dark Horse Wine Bar M'dn H'dle

A.J. Fox, rider of Mount Beckham, trained by Miss Clare Louise Cannon, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount clipped a heel and stumbled before the third last hurdle and then hung to the left thereafter making it difficult to assist his mount in the closing stages.

340F Martinstown Opportunity H'cap H'dle

K.C. Sexton, rider of Mr Lando (GB) trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his saddle slipped in running and he pulled up his mount.

340G Tweet With #downroyal (P-A)INH Flat Race

The Stewards fined J.J.Lambe, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Mist One, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

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