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Cork 20th May 2016

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The Stewards requested a report from John W. Nicholson, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Nora Batt, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge benefited from todays ground conditions and this in his opinion, had brought about the apparent improvement in form. Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

S. Foley, rider of Paytheprice (GB) trained by A. Oliver, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was feeling the ground in the closing stages.

W.M. Lordan, rider of Victorious Secret, trained by T. Stack, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount did not act on the track.

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The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Eagle Valley, at the request of trainer, Tracey Collins, and reported the animal to be post-race normal.

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K.J. Leonard, rider of Optimystic trained by Miss Susan A Finn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly right in the straight.

P.J. Smullen, rider of Aasheq trained by D. K. Weld, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount slipped rounding the first bend.

L.F. Roche, rider of Yasood, trained by D. K. Weld, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount did not find anything in the closing stages.

C. O'Donoghue, rider of Braver The Bull, trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that two horses slipped in front of him.

E.J. McNamara, rider of Belarusian, trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount slipped on the surface.

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The Stewards met with a deligation of riders who echoed their concerns about the safety of the track, which they felt had become greasy and slippy following a period of rain. Evidence was heard from the Turf Club Clerk of the Course, Mr. T.V. O'Connell, who stated that the track had been sanded and spiked before racing. Evidence was also heard from a number of trainers and the racecourse manager, Mr. Andrew Hogan. Having considered all the evidence and acting in the interest of safety, the Stewards abandoned the remainder of today's card.



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