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Downroyal 3rd September 2021

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

J. A. Powell rode Dahomey (reserve) , trained by T.G.McCourt (Race 4)

254A Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn

N.M. Crosse, rider of Go Razzmatazz trained by Richard John O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stood in the starting stalls.

254E Grant Thornton Ulster Cesarewitch H'cap

The Stewards fined Padraig Roche, trainer, €65 for failing to fit sheepskin cheekpieces to Walking On Glass, prior to entering the parade ring.

J.A. Powell, rider of Walking On Glass trained by Padraig Roche, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right in the straight.

254F Grant Thornton H'cap

D. McMonagle, rider of Saran trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled during this race.

J.A. Powell, rider of Cliara trained by Anthony McCann, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got upset in the starting stalls.

254G1 Johnston H'cap

Sam Ewing, rider of Eternal Prince (GB) trained by J.J.Lambe, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was slowly away from the starting stalls.

254G2 Johnston H'cap

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Sicario, trained by Mark Michael McNiff, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

R.P. Whelan, rider of Sicario trained by Mark Michael McNiff, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

The Stewards requested a report from Conor O'Dwyer, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Trump Card, placed first, as compared with its recent run at Navan on the 28th August where he finished thirteenth of twenty runners. Conor O'Dwyer reported that his charge wore cheek pieces for the first time at Navan but was slowly away in a large field of runners and failed to fight to get into the race whereas today with the cheek pieces applied again, his charge, under instruction, jumped off and raced wide which appeared to have the desired affect for the improved performance. He further added that he had previously won off a rating of 68 but today ran off a rating of 51. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report


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

Mr. Laurence McFerran (Chairman)
Mr. C. P. Magnier,
Ms. Mary Cosgrave,
Mr. H. Hynes.

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

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