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Galway 29th October 2022

328B Connolly's RED MILLS EBF Auct. Mdn H'dle

J.B. Foley, rider of Captains Nephew trained by P.J. Rothwell, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

328C Corrib Oil M'dn H'dle

S. Cleary-Farrell, rider of Ozark Thunder trained by Thomas Cleary, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount made a mistake at the third hurdle and he lost his irons before being pulled up before the last hurdle.

328D SANSERV Rated Novice S'chase

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Snake Oil, trained by Barry Connell, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

328F1 COLM QUINN BMW H'cap H'dle

D.L. Queally, rider of Carbon King trained by Declan Queally, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount gurgled in the dip and made mistakes.

The Stewards interviewed N.P. Fox, rider of Ben Vrackie (GB), concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated his mount was tiring. N P Fox accepted he was in breach of Regulation 10(3)(g) and apologised for his actions. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards cautioned N P Fox on this occasion.

328F2 COLM QUINN BMW H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference inside the final one hundred and fifty yards involving A Dublin Job, ridden by E. Walsh, placed second and Mahler Appeal, ridden by M.J.M O'Sullivan, placed third, where it appeared that interference may have occurred. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. In his evidence, M.J.M. O'Sullivan stated that he was challenging A Dublin Job when that animal began to lug left about one hundred yards from the finish and carried his own mount across towards the rails which, in his opinion, cost him second place. E. Walsh stated that his mount was idling and wearing blinkers for the first time. He added that in the closing stages that his mount was tired and drifting towards the parade ring. He admitted that he was not aware of his challenger on his near side. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that A Dublin Job had caused interference to Mahler Appeal and as a result of this interference had improved it’s finishing position. As a consequence, the Stewards reversed the placings of the A Dublin Job and Mahler Appeal and amended the result to read as follows: Amended Result: First: Royal Rhythm Second: Mahler Appeal Third: A Dublin Job Fourth: Well Polly Fifth: Veneziano Springs(Fr) Sixth: Fainche. Furthermore, the Stewards were of the opinion that E. Walsh was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly. Having considered his record in this regard they cautioned E. Walsh on this occasion.


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

Ms. Jill Farrell (Chairperson),

Mr. Steve McDonogh,

Mr. Bryan F. Murphy,

Dr. Colm O'Flaherty,

Mr. L. Walsh.

Following a request from broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for the following delays: Race 1; +1 minute

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

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