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Navan 22nd October 2014

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

J.A. Heffernan replaced C. O'Donoghue on Whats The Plot, trained by A.L.T. Moore (Race 1) (Stewards Permission - Transport Difficulties).
G. Faulkner rode Gold Not Silver (reserve) , trained by Adrian Brendan Joyce (Race 7)
M.C. Hussey rode Ruby Tuesday (reserve) , trained by A.P.O'Brien (Race 8)

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The Stewards fined A.L.T.Moore, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Whats The Plot, 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.

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The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Lily's Prince, ridden by S. Corby, placed third, Tylery Wonder, ridden by W.J. Lee, placed fourth, and Oor Jock, ridden by C.D. Hayes, placed fifth, where it appeared Oor Jock and Tylery Wonder suffered interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned, in the presence of Mr. Michael Halford, trainer and master of S. Corby.
Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that while interference took place they could not be satisfied any horse had improved it's finishing position as a result of the interference and so they made no alteration to the judges' placings. Furthermore, they considered the interference to have been accidental and so they took no further action.

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P.J. Smullen, rider of Whitehaven Bay (GB), trained by Ms. Sheila Lavery, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran short of room for a number of strides approximately a furlong from home.

L.F. Roche, rider of Lake Geneva, trained by W. McCreery, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount suffered some accidental interference about 1 furlong from home.

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C. O'Donoghue, rider of Rockview Emperor trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left throughout.

The Stewards requested a report from R.Donohoe, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Happy Anniversary, winner, as compared with its recent most recent run at the Curragh on 12th October where she finished 14th of 24 runners, beaten 14 lengths.
The trainer reported that at the Curragh, the filly paid the price of being ridden handily in a race where the field went too fast, and she faded badly late on. Today, ridden more patiently, on soft ground which she has shown to handle well in the past, may have brought about any improvement in form.
Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

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C.D. Hayes, rider of Greeneyed Monster, trained by Kevin Prendergast, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount stumbled independently before the turn into the straight.

The Stewards interviewed J.A. Heffernan, rider of Millington, placed fourth, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion J.A. Heffernan was in breach of regulation 10 4 in that he had used his whip without giving his mount time to respond, and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 3 racedays.

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The Stewards interviewed D.A. McCormack, rider of Hazariban, winner, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion D.A. McCormack was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (f) in that he used his whip with excessive frequency, and having taken his recent record into account, they suspended him for 8 racedays and ordered that he attend RACE for 1 days tuition on the correct use of the whip.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Face Value (GB), trained by Adrian McGuinness, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal.

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C.D. Hayes, rider of Rightdownthemiddle trained by Michael Mulvany, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left in the straight.



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