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Gowranpark 2nd October 2020

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

D. Meyler replaced P.T. Enright on Eric Carmen, trained by Eoin Doyle (Race 1)(injured).
B.J. Cooper rode Mezyan (FR) (reserve), trained by John Joseph Hanlon (Race 4)
D.P. Holden replaced Mr P. Power on Game Catch, trained by Paul Power (Race 1)(rider administration error)
D.J. McInernay replaced P.T. Enright on Ava Rose, trained by Noel W. O'Neill (Race 2)(injured)
K,M, Donoghue replaced P.T. Enright on Digger Jack, trained by James Daniel Dullea (Race 3)(injured)
D.F. O'Regan rode Visionarian (reserve), trained by Peter Fahey (Race 3)
J.J. Slevin replaced P.T. Enright on I'm Serious, trained by Mrs Grainne M. O'Connor (Race 4)(injured).
D.J. McInerney replaced P.T. Enright on Nero Rock, trained by M.F.Morris (Race 6)(injured)

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The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Ava Rose, ridden by D.J. McInerney, and trained by Noel W. O'Neill. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. D.J. McInerney, stated that his mount is a very difficult individual that has always ran very keen in the past and wears a hood to help her settle. He said his instructions were to settle his mount at the rear, creep into the race and to do the best he could. He said his mount was unsettled by a delay to the stert of this race, but settled in rear and jumped well before staying on one paced past tired horses in the closing stages. Noel W. O'Neill, confirmed the instructions given and expressed his satisfaction with the ride. He outlined how difficult his charge can be to settle at all times and concluded by stating that today's run was very encouraging.
The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, who stated that Ava Rose was found to be post race normal, but noted the animal to be very a fractious individual. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

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P. Townend, rider of Tirmizi (FR) trained by M.Halford, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran very free early on.

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A representative of M.F.Morris, trainer of Nero Rock, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that their charge burst a blood vessel

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Presenting Dylan, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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The Stewards interviewed Mr. D.T. McGrath, rider of Three Thirds, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Mr. D.T. McGrath was in breach of Regulation 10.3(g)(frequency) and having considered his record, they suspended him for 3 racedays.


The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting: Mr. N.P Lambert (Chairman), Mr. John Osborne, Mr. Emmett Halley, Mr. P.D. Matthews.

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

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