Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Navan 23rd January 2016

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

D. Meyler replaced S.A. Shortall on The Ballyboys, trained by Ray Hackett (Race 1)(Unwell)

016A 2016 Navan Membership M'dn H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Canny Tom, trained by S. Donohoe, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have blood in one nostril and was otherwise post race normal.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Lord Fendale, ridden by A.E. Lynch, and trained by S. Donohoe. Evidence was heard from the trainer and rider concerned. S. Donohoe, trainer, stated that this animal was not an easy ride and had previous leg trouble which accounted for the riding instruction to A.E. Lynch to get his mount to settle towards the back, see if he handled the ground, get him to progress during the race and to do his best but under no circumstances was he to use the whip unless it became a necessity in a finish. He added that his charge coped with the ground but gave a heave after the second last flight and ran on again after getting a second wind. He expressed his satisfaction with the ride. A.E. Lynch, rider, confirmed the riding instructions and stated that he jumped off closer to the pace and rode wide on the better ground, kept his mount balanced and gave him light at the hurdles. He added that his mount took a strong hold early on, jumped well over the first three hurdles but was not fluent over the next two hurdles. He was satisfied on the approach to the straight that his mount was close enough if good enough but was not travelling full of running and consequently he held onto him without losing any ground and squeezed him along but he blew up at the second last before running on again. In his opinion the animal wants a longer trip and possibly better ground. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Lord Fendale was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered but advised A.E. Lynch that he must be seen to make more of an effort in the future.

D.J.Barry, trainer of Boston Oscar, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge scoped clean post race

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A.E. Lynch, rider of Born Noble trained by Ms Claire O'Connell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount pulled up short having completed the race.

016E Meath H'cap H'dle

B.T. O'Connell, rider of Notimetoserve, trained by P.J. Rothwell, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was pulled up having lost his action behind.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Notimetoserve, trained by P.J. Rothwell, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame post race.

The Stewards requested a report from David Harry Kelly, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Edvardo, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge ran very green at Thurles on the 5th November and returned to Thurles again on the 19th November but ran wide off a bend in a fast run race and was unable to regain any lost ground. Since then the animal was fitted with a tongue strap in his homework and it appeared to have a positive effect but when applied at Limerick on the 28th December he travelled and jumped well but stopped quickly and pulled up. He added that he discarded the tongue strap today and felt that the pace of the race suited his charge otherwise he was unable to offer any other reason for the improved run and considered the victory to be a surprise result. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

016F Simonstown H'cap S'chase

A.E. Lynch, rider of Turtle Express trained by Vincent Laurence Halley, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having made a respiratory noise in running.

016G Flower Hill Beginners S'chase

M.A. Enright, rider of Stoughan Cross trained by Thomas Gibney, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up as a result of making a bad respiratory noise.

Thomas Gibney, trainer of Stoughan Cross, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge scoped wrong post race.

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