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  • Perth, 24 April 2014

    The Stewards held an enquiry, adjourned from Ayr, on 12 April 2014, into the use of the whip by Davy Condon, the rider of THE UNSUB (IRE), placed second, from turning into the home straight. Davy Condon was unable to attend the enquiry owing to injuries sustained in Ireland. Having studied written correspondence from Condon’s Solicitor and viewed recordings of the race, they found him in breach of Schedule (B)6 Part 2 in that he had used his whip above the permitted level. The Stewards suspended Condon for 4 days as follows: Thursday 8, Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May 2014.

    2.50, second race

    The Stewards considered the apparent improvement in form of the winner, NORTHERN ACRES, ridden by Mr Kit Alexander and trained by N W Alexander, compared with its previous run at Hexham on 31 March 2014 where the gelding was pulled up. They noted the trainer could offer no explanation for the gelding’s improved form, other than that NORTHERN ACRES may have been suited by the drop in trip and being ridden more prominently. They ordered NORTHERN ACRES to be routine tested.

    4.20, fifth race

    The Stewards considered the apparent improvement in form of the winner, MAJALA (FR), ridden by Alain Cawley and trained by Tom George, compared with its previous run at Newbury on 1 March 2014 where the gelding finished seventh, beaten 26 lengths. They noted the trainer’s explanation that the gelding had settled better having been ridden more patiently. They ordered MAJALA (FR) to be routine tested.

    4.55, sixth race

    The Stewards noted that SCRUM V, placed second, ridden by Mr J Lyttle, had failed to enter the unsaddling enclosure, but having received a report from the Veterinary Officer that he had given permission for this, they took no further action.

    5.30, seventh race

    The Stewards considered the apparent improvement in form of the winner, BERNARDELLI (IRE), ridden by Brian Harding and trained by Nicky Richards, compared with its previous run at Kelso on 7 April 2014 where the gelding finished sixth, beaten approximately 30 lengths. They noted the trainer’s explanation that BERNARDELLI (IRE) had benefited from its previous race after a break of 116 days.
24/04/2014

  • Beverley, 24 April 2014

    2.30, second race

    The Stewards noted that MISS SOPHISTICATED, unplaced, had interfered with GREEN ZONE (IRE), unplaced, approaching two furlongs out but after viewing a recording of the race they were satisfied that it did not involve a riding offence.

    3.30, fourth race

    The Stewards considered the apparent improvement in form of the winner, ARIZONA JOHN (IRE), ridden by Joe Fanning and trained by John Mackie, compared with its previous run at Wolverhampton on 27 March 2014 where the gelding finished fourth of five, beaten by approximately 23 lengths. They noted the trainer’s explanation that ARIZONA JOHN (IRE) benefited from a return to turf. They ordered the gelding to be routine tested.
24/04/2014

  • Warwick, 24 April 2014

    2.40, second race

    The Stewards held an enquiry into the use of the whip by Amir Quinn, the rider of KUANYAO (IRE), unplaced, from three furlongs out. Having heard his evidence and viewed recordings of the race, they found him in breach of Schedule (B)6 Part 2 in that he used his whip above the permitted level. The Stewards suspended Quinn for 2 days as follows: Thursday 8 and Friday 9 May 2014.

    5.15, seventh race

    The Stewards held an enquiry to consider the apparent improvement in form of the winner, HOSTILE FIRE (IRE), ridden by Chris Catlin and trained by Ed de Giles, which had never previously been placed. They interviewed the trainer who stated that the gelding was better suited by running on turf. Having heard his evidence they forwarded his explanation to the British Horseracing Authority so that the previous performances of HOSTILE FIRE (IRE) could be reviewed.

    The Stewards held an enquiry into the use of the whip by Chris Catlin, the rider of the winner, HOSTILE FIRE (IRE), from approaching the furlong marker. Having heard his evidence and viewed recordings of the race, they found him in breach of Schedule (B)6 Part 2 in that he used his whip above the permitted level. The Stewards suspended Catlin for 2 days as follows : Thursday 8 and Friday 9 May 2014.

    5.45, eighth race

    The Stewards held an enquiry into the use of the whip by Robert Winston, the rider of the winner, AURELIA COTTA (IRE), from approaching the furlong marker. Having heard his evidence and viewed recordings of the race, they found him in breach of Schedule (B)6 Part 2 in that he used his whip above the permitted level. The Stewards suspended Winston for 2 days as follows: Thursday 8 and Friday 9 May 2014.

    The Stewards noted that WATER FOR LIFE, unplaced, had interfered with APPELLEZ BAILEYS (FR), unplaced, who in turn interfered with INCURS FOUR FAULTS, placed fourth approaching four furlongs out but after viewing a recording of the race they were satisfied that it did not involve a riding offence.


24/04/2014

  • Brighton, 24 April 2014

    6.55, fifth race

    Hayley Turner, who was declared to ride AQUA ARDENS (GER), had failed to arrive in time to weigh out. The Stewards found the rider in breach of Rule (D)41.1 and fined her £140. Permission was given for Sean Levey to be substituted.

    The Stewards held an enquiry into possible interference inside the final furlong. Having heard their evidence and viewed recordings of the race they found that the winner, CORPORAL MADDOX, ridden by Steve Drowne, had interfered with GREAT EXPECTATIONS, placed fourth, ridden by David Probert. The Stewards found Drowne in breach of Rule (B)54.1 and guilty of careless riding in that he allowed his mount to drift right. They suspended him for 1 day as follows: Thursday 8th May 2014.
24/04/2014

  • Newcastle, 24 April 2014

    6.15, third race

    The Stewards noted that ENDERBY SPIRIT (GR), unplaced had interfered with TIME AND PLACE, unplaced, who in turn interfered with TRADER JACK, as the stalls opened, but after viewing a recording of the race they were satisfied that it did not involve a riding offence.

    The Stewards held an enquiry into possible interference shortly after leaving the start. Having heard their evidence and viewed recordings of the race they found that TRADER JACK, unplaced, ridden by Stephen Craine had interfered with TIME AND PLACE, unplaced, ridden by David Nolan, who in turn interfered with KING OF EDEN (IRE), placed third, ridden by Jason Hart, who in turn interfered with JUST THE TONIC, unplaced, ridden by Daniel Tudhope. The Stewards found Craine in breach of Rule (B)54.1 and guilty of careless riding in that he moved across towards the rails shortly after the start. They suspended him for 4 days as follows: Thursday 8, Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Monday 12 May 2014.

    6.45, fourth race

    The Stewards considered the apparent improvement in form of the winner, CHARLES DE MILLE, ridden by Andrew Elliott and trained by George Moore, compared with its previous run at Catterick Bridge on 9 April 2014, where the gelding finished eleventh of fifteen, beaten 16 lengths. They noted the explanation from the trainer’s representative that the gelding benefited from being ridden more patiently. They ordered CHARLES DE MILLE to be routine tested.

    7.15, fifth race

    The Stewards noted that AMTIRED, unplaced had interfered with OPERATEUR (IRE), unplaced, approaching the final furlong, but after viewing a recording of the race they were satisfied that it did not involve a riding offence.

    7.45, sixth race

    The Stewards noted that I’M SUPER TOO (IRE), unplaced had interfered with MONTHLY MEDAL, unplaced, who in turn interfered with CHIEF EXECUTIVE, inside the final two furlongs, but after viewing a recording of the race they were satisfied that it did not involve a riding offence.
24/04/2014

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