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Cork 23rd March 2023

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

C.P. McNamara replaced L.P. Dempsey on Brush Roscoe, trained by Gavin Cromwell (Race 1)(ill).
P.T. Enright replaced A. McCurtin on Knockraha Lass, trained by Brendan Maurice Walsh (Race 2)(Injured)

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The Raceday Stewards enquired into an incident about one hundred and fifty yards from the finish involving Carslake (GB), ridden by Cian Cullinan, placed third, and Luminous Light (GB), ridden by S.W. Flanagan, placed fourth, where it appeared that Carslake (GB) came off a straight racing line and made contact with Luminous Light (GB). Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. In his evidence, S.W. Flanagan stated that his mount missed the last hurdle badly but he maintained a straight racing line away from it and while Luminous Light (GB) did edge towards his own mount, he did not feel that there was much contact. Cian Cullinane stated that his mount drifted inwards after the final hurdle but he had corrected him and brought him back onto a straight racing line. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Raceday Stewards took no further action.

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R.A. Doyle, rider of Le Goom (FR), trained by Eoin Griffin, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount hung left up the straight.

The Raceday Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Shes So Glorious, ridden by Mr A. Burke-Ott, and trained by Paul O'Flynn. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. Mr A. Burke-Ott, stated that he was instructed to jump off about three quarters the way back in the field of runners and let her travel into the race. He explained that his mount had started well, came off the bridle down the back straight and raced one paced until given a breather around the bottom bend before finishing strong. Paul O'Flynn confirmed the riding instructions and stated that his charge was very hot headed by nature. He explained that in running he thought that his charge would pull up in the back straight but she got encouragement when she passed tired horses and in his opinion she ran above her true ability. He expressed his satisfaction with the ride and his delight with his charges performance. The Raceday Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that Shes So Glorious was post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Raceday Stewards were of the opinion that the trainer and rider were in breach of Rule 212A(ii). Having taken their previous records into consideration, the Raceday Stewards fined Paul O'Flynn €2,000 and suspended Mr A. Burke-Ott for ten racedays. Furthermore, in accordance with the provisions of Rule 212C(d), the Raceday Stewards suspended Shes So Glorious for forty two days. .

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Martha Divine (GB), trained by Paul Nolan, at the request of the Raceday Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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Miss A.B. O'Connor, rider of Florance, trained by Anthony McCann, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that her mount stopped quickly.

Anthony McCann, trainer of Florance, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge scoped clean on a post race endoscopic examination.


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

Mr. Con O'Mahony (Chairman),

Mr. John McGuire,

Mr. Joe O'Donoghue,

Mrs. F. Ward,

Mr. C.J. Sweeney.

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

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