Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Galway 27th July 2020

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

W.M. Lordan rode Mount Jannu (reserve) , trained by A.J.Martin (Race 5)

172A Claregalwayhotel.ie Irish (C&G) EBF M'dn

G.P. Brouder, rider of Bramble Sand trained by Miss Katy Brown, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran green.

L.F. Roche, rider of Trusted Ally (GB) trained by M.D. O'Callaghan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got checked about a furlong down.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the straight involving Bramble Sand, ridden by G.P. Brouder, and Trusted Ally (GB), ridden by L.F. Roche, where it appeared Trusted Ally(GB) got checked on the rail. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards advised G.P. Brouder to ride with more care in future.

172B Claytonhotelgalway.ie H'cap

The Stewards enquired into the apparent improvement in form of Talking Tough, trained by Michael Mulvany, placed first, compared with its recent form. Evidence was heard from Mr. Garry O'Gorman, Rules of Racing Handicapper, who stated that this horse had won at Sligo but it had dropped in the weights following two poor runs latterly. Today's performance was a big improvement in form from its last run at Gowran in particular, this combined with a significant betting move warranted an enquiry into the apparent improvement.
Evidence was also heard from the trainer concerned who stated that this horse had been poorly drawn at Naas where most of the horses on that side couldn't get into the race that day. At Gowran last time he was cut off by horses dropping back in the straight. The horse seemed to relish Galway's uphill finish and the uphill finish at Sligo as they're similar to his own gallop at home. He also felt the horse appreciated the softer ground today.
Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

172C1 Galmont.com & Galwaybayhotel.com H'cap

R.C. Colgan, rider of High Altitude trained by John Joseph Murphy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got no run in the straight.

S. Foley, rider of Will Be King trained by Gerard O'Leary, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran short of room in the straight.

D.E. Sheehy, rider of Lady Scathach trained by T.G.McCourt, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran short of room in the straight.

172C2 Galmont.com & Galwaybayhotel.com H'cap

O.J. Orr, rider of Qaabil trained by Peter Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got tight for room at the bend.

L.F. Roche, rider of Lizbuncon trained by D.J. Bunyan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount took a bad step at the road crossing and hung left thereafter.

The Stewards enquired into an incident on the turn into the straight involving Fridtjof Nansen (GB), ridden by C.T. Keane, Atlas, ridden by J.M. Sheridan, The Mpex Kid, ridden by M.P. Sheehy, Qaabil, ridden by O.J. Orr, and Lizbuncon, ridden by L.F. Roche, where it appeared Fridtjof Nansen (GB) ran short of room and checked. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. M.P. Sheehy gave his evidence in the presence of Mr. Andrew Coonan. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards could not apportion blame to any rider and took no further action.

172D Easyfix H'cap

S.P. Davis, rider of Wajaaha trained by C.Byrnes, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount missed the break.

T.E. Whelan, rider of Penny Out trained by John E. Kiely, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never really travelled.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Share The Honour (GB), trained by A.J.Martin, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have coughed twice but was otherwise post race normal.

172E Connacht Hotel (QR) H'cap

The Stewards enquired into an incident on the run into the dip involving Run For Mary, ridden by Mr P. Byrnes, Mister Blue Sky, ridden by Ms M.J. Horsman, and Mutadaffeq, ridden by Mr M.J. O'Hare, where it appeared Mutadaffeq ran short of room on the inner. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found Mr. P. Byrnes in breach of Rule 214 (Careless riding) and having taken his record into account cautioned the rider.

Mr M.J. O'Hare, rider of Mutadaffeq, trained by Gavin Cromwell, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount got tight for room coming down the hill.

172F Eventus H'cap

The Stewards requested a report from Joseph Patrick O'Brien, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Flying Scotsman, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Mr. Brendan Powell, Authorised Representative for the trainer reported that this horse was stepping up significantly in trip today and also probably appreciated the softer going compared with the going from his most recent run. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Justice Raymond Groarke (Chairman)
Mr. Michael Hillman
Mr. Anthony Ryan
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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