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Wexford 10th March 2021

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

D.E. Mullins replaced K.J. Brouder on Elusive Star, trained by Michael Hourigan (Race 3)(unwell)
B.J. Foley replaced Mr M.J. Sweeney on Biddy A Chroi, trained by Declan Queally (Race 5)(rider administration error).
Mr. S. Staples replaced Mr R.W. Barron on De Rookie, trained by Miss Elizabeth Anne Lalor (Race 7)(rider administration error)
J.S. McGarvey replaced J.M. Moore on Jukebox Jive (FR), trained by Gavin Cromwell (Race 6)(Injured)

049A Wexford (Mares) M'dn H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Suil Alainn, trained by Gavin Cromwell, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

J.M. Moore, rider of Suil Alainn, trained by Gavin Cromwell, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount disappointed and tired very quickly.

049B Eoin O'Gorman Solicitors M'dn Hdle

The Stewards interviewed M.M. McDonagh, rider of Jody Ted, 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 for his actions. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that M.M. McDonagh was in breach of Regulation 10.3(g)(frequency) and having considered his record they cautioned him on this occasion.

049C M2 Construction, Wexford Nov H'cap H'dle

J.C. Gainford, rider of Crazyheart trained by Paul Nolan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got very tired after the last.

049D Micheal O'Murchadha Memorial H'cap H'dle

P. Townend, rider of Hybery (FR) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was unable to handle the ground.

049E Arctic Tack Stud Beginners S'chase

The Stewards requested a report from Martin Brassil, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Whispering Waters, placed first, as compared with its most recent run at Clonmel on the 04/03/21 when pulling up. David Brassil, authorised representative, of the trainer reported that his charge was unable to handle the very testing ground conditions on it's previous run and was also having it's first run back after a long break. He felt today's ground was less holding and this had helped to bring about the apparent improvement in form. Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.


The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting: Mr. N. Lambert (Chairman), Mr. D. Hickey, Mr. J. Martin-Smith, 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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