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Limerick 29th December 2021

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

P.K. Donovan replaced C.P. McNamara on Mosstown Miller, trained by Patrick J.F. Hassett (Race 1)(Stewards Permission)
R.P. Treacy replaced C.P. McNamara on My Friend The Wind, trained by E. McNamara (Race 2)(stood down)
L.P. Dempsey replaced C.P. McNamara on Bugscuffle, trained by John Neilan (Race 6)(stood down)
Mr. D. Allen rode Barefoot Man (reserve), trained by Terence O'Brien (Race 6)
B. Browne replaced C.P. McNamara on Battle Of Benburb, trained by John C. McConnell (Race 7)(stood down)
J.J. Slevin replaced J.C. Gainford on Ballyegan Park, trained by Eoghan O'Grady (Race 6)(stood down)
R. Deegan replaced M.J. Molloy on Name Me Famous, trained by Eoin Christopher McCarthy (Race 7)(stood down)
E. Walsh replaced C.A. Landers on Happy Dreams (FR), trained by Michael J. McDonagh (Race 7)(stood down)

378A Ryans Cleaning Veterans H'cap S'chase

The Stewards interviewed G.B. Noonan, rider of Dubai Devils, concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who accepted that he was in breach of Regulation 10. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that G.B. Noonan was in breach of R10.3(g)(frequency) and R10.3(i)(time to respond) and having considered his record they suspended him for 4 racedays.

The Stewards received a request from Patrick J.F. Hassett, trainer of Mosstown Miller, to substitute the nominated rider C.P. McNamara (stood down) with P.K. Donovan, who would be weighing out at 3lbs overweight. The trainer stated despite his best efforts, he was unable to secure the services of a rider who could make the weigh at short notice and failure to allow permission would mean he would have to withdraw his charge. Having considered the request, the Stewards allowed the overweight on this occasion under the provisions of Rule 198(vii)(b).

The Stewards requested a report from J.F. Levins, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Wishmoor, placed first, as compared with its recent form. J.F. Levins reported that his charge found the ground too quick on its last two outings. He attributed the testing conditions today alongside the drop in class as having brought about the apparent improvement in form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the contents of the report.

378D Greenmount Equine Rated Novice H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Harvey's Quay, trained by E.J. O'Grady, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

378E RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Castlehill Boy trained by John J. Walsh had blood at both nostrils post race, possible as a result of a fall.

378F Geary's Garage Kilmeedy M'dn H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Pretorius (GER), trained by John Queally, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

John Gerard Fitzgerald, trainer of Relham Place, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge stopped quickly in running having made a respiratory noise.


The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. C. O'Mahony (Chairman),
Mr M. Moloney,
Mr. G. Coughlan,
Mr. L. Walsh.

Owing to low lying sun, the Stewards granted permission for Fence 3 to be ommitted from Race 1 and Race 2.

Following a request from broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for the following delays:
Race 1 + 1 minute,
Race 2 + 1 minute,
Race 4 + 2 minutes,
Race 5 + 2 minutes,
Race 6 + 2 minutes.

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

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