Navan 30th March 2019

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The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

J. S. Bolger, trainer of Venetian Rock (Off Feed) - €200

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J.A. Heffernan, rider of Gopsies Daughter trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got no luck in-running.

G.P. Halpin, rider of May Remain (GB) trained by Richard John O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount met trouble in the final furlong and a half.

At the request of the Stewards, W.J. Lee, rider of Peshkova, trained by W. McCreery, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount became a little unbalanced approximately two furlongs out and was unable to take a gap and was forced to take back.

Brendan W.Duke, trainer of Pride Of Pimlico, reported to the Office of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board on Thursday 4th April that his charge was found to have a low blood count following this run.

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R. Coakley, rider of Primo Uomo trained by Gerard O'Leary, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got tight for space.

At the request of the Stewards, M.C. Hussey, rider of All The King's Men, trained by A.P.O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was weakening when tight for room.

T.Hogan, trainer of Gordon Lord Byron, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge was found to be coughing post race

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The Stewards enquired into an incident approximately two furlongs from the finish involving Taakhy (GB), ridden by D.A. McCormack, Insane Bolt, ridden by D.M. Simmonson, and Red Gerry, ridden by D.P. McDonogh, where it appeared Taakhy (GB) and Insane Bolt met with interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found D.P. McDonogh in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly and having taken his previous record into account suspended him for 1 race day.

D.P. McDonogh, rider of Red Gerry trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount checked off heels in the straight.

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The Stewards fined Ms. Sheila Lavery, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Tempestas, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Tempestas in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

D.P. McDonogh, rider of Masque Of Anarchy trained by A. Oliver, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount struggled on the ground.

The Stewards received a report from Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Starter, Mr. J.R. Banahan, that Stall 15 was very slow to open in this race which meant he called a false start. He stated that the stalls worked correctly both prior to the false start and when checked again prior to the restart. Having considered the Starter's report the Stewards attributed the incident to mechanical malfunction and took no further action.

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The Stewards informed Denis Gerard Hogan, trainer that Make A Challenge, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Castle Guest, ridden by A.J. Farragher, and trained by M.Halford. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. A.J. Farragher, stated that his instructions were to jump and travel where he felt comfortable and balanced, get a breather into him at the top of the hill and do his best work at the finish. In the race itself he jumped sluggishly, he was on his head early. He got the horse to relax, the horse took a blow at the top of the hill where the field got a few lengths on him. In the straight he stayed on well to be sixth past the others which were stopping. Regarding the sluggish start, he stated that the horse was stood in stalls for longer than ideal which may have contributed to this. M. Halford, confirmed the instructions given and expressed his satisfaction with the ride. He stated that this was a 10 year old horse that hasn't won since 2016 but was fit and ready to do himself justice today. Ideally the horse probably wants 1m 1f these days. He stated that the horse standing in stalls for longer than ideal may have contributed to the horse's sluggishness early. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer that this horse was slightly lame post race. Samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

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G.P. Halpin, rider of Earl Of Bunnacurry trained by Gavin Cromwell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount became upset in stalls.

D.P. McDonogh, rider of High Expectations (FR) trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was slow to jump.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Robert Dore (Chairman)
Mr. Patrick Dunican
Dr. Frank Kenny
Dr. Paddy Molony
Mr. M.F. O'Donoghue

Following a request from broadcasters the Stewards gave permission for the following race delays:

Race 7 + 1 min



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