Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Listowel 17th September 2016

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

R. Walsh replaced D. Meyler on Massini's Trap, trained by J.A. Nash (Race 4)(Injury)
B. Hayes replaced D. Meyler on Courtncatcher, trained by Patrick J. Duffy (Race 5)(Injury)
Miss S. Ahern rode Toomdeely, trained by Patrick Neville (Race 6)(No rider nominated)
B.J. cooper replaced J.W. Kennedy on Tiger Roll, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 7)(Stewards' Permission, intended mount a non-runner)

261A John Lynch Memorial M'dn H'dle

R. Loughran, rider of Aisling Mor trained by Thomas Cooper, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount pulled up injured.

261C Speedy's Bars H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired into the late withdrawal of Brogine, trained by S. Braddish, with the excuse of 'going'. The trainer stated that he was concerned about the suitablilty of the ground for his charge today and for that reason he wished to withdraw the horse. Having considered all the evidence, the Stewards allowed the withdrawal but did not accept the excuse offered and therefore imposed a fine of €200.

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Bullowney, trained by Garrett James Power, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount got tired on the ground and pulled up.

261D M.J. Carroll ARRO H'cap H'dle

The Stewards received a request from J.A. Nash, trainer of Massini's Trap, to substitute the nominated rider D. Meyler, with R. Walsh, due to D. Meyler being unavailable due to injury. The trainer stated regarding the request to substitute a senior rider for a claiming conditional that he had been very keen for D. Meyler to ride as he feels he is very good value for his claim, once he got injured he requested R. Walsh as he had ridden the horse previously. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards allowed the request due to extenuating circumstances.

261E Beasley Engineering Limited H'cap Schase

The Stewards received a request from Patrick J. Duffy, trainer of Courtncatcher, to substitute the nominated rider D. Meyler, with B. Hayes, due to D. Meyler being unavailable due to injury. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that B. Hayes had ridden the horse at home and the conditional riders he had sought were unable to do the weight. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards allowed the substitution due to extenuating circumstances.

261F Chutehall International (Q.R.) Hcap S'ch

The Stewards interviewed Patrick Neville, trainer, concerning the failure to nominate a rider before the designated time for Toomdeely in this race. Evidence was heard from the trainer who stated that he had made a big effort to secure a rider for this horse prior to the designated time but due to the low weight alloted to his horse it was difficult to secure a Qualified Rider capable of riding at that weight. He eventually managed to book Miss S. Ahern but it was after the designated time. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards accepted the explanation offered by the trainer and allowed the nomination of Miss S. Ahern to ride Toomdeely.

The Stewards requested a report from Patrick Neville, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Rockshandy, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that this horse's form had deteriorated due to a past injury. He felt he had been slowly coming back to himself and probably appreciated today's drying ground. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

261H Lis.Races Supp.Club Slan Abhaile(QR)Race

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the straight involving Hidden Cyclone, ridden by Mr P.W. Mullins, placed second and Snow Falcon, ridden by Ms N. Carberry, placed first. 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 Judge's placings but advised Miss N. Carberry to ride with more care in future.

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

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