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Limerick 19th April 2024

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

O.R. Browne replaced P.M. O'Brien on Lope De Light (GB), trained by William Durkan (Race 1)(Injured).
S.F. O'Keeffe rode Drop The Harrow, trained by Moses McCabe (Race 2)(Stewards permission)

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G.B. Noonan, rider of The Blaggard, trained by Eoin Christopher McCarthy, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount hung badly left rounding the last bend.

The Raceday Stewards enquired into the apparent improvement in form of Rocky's Diamond, trained by Declan Queally, placed, first, compared with its only previous run at Gowran Park on March 9th, when finishing 13th of 14 finishers and was beaten by 61 lengths. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned, who stated that his charge is a difficult type and very hard on himself. He further added that the animal ran very free when wearing a hood on his previous run and he felt that a combination of removing the hood and a change of tactics to front running had helped to bring about the apparent improvement in form. Evidence was also heard from Mr. Shay Quinn, National Hunt Handicapper, who outlined the form of the Gowran race and offered the view that today's win was a significant improvement. Having considered the matter, the Raceday Stewards noted the content of the report.

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R.A. Doyle, rider of Grivei (FR), trained by Eoin Griffin, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount was hampered travelling down the hill and stopped quickly.

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The Raceday Stewards interviewed Niall Moore, rider of Beeverstown Place, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who accepted that he had used his whip excessively and apologised or his actions. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Raceday Stewards were satisfied that Niall Moore was in breach of Regulation 10.3(g)(frequency) and having considered his record (third offence), they suspended him for eight racedays.

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Dundaniel, trained by Michael G. Kennedy, at the request of the Raceday Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

J.W. Kennedy, rider of Dundaniel, trained by Michael G. Kennedy, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount jumped poorly.


The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting: Mr. R.E. Rohan (Chairman), Mr. Bernard Smullen, Mr. L. Aspell.

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

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