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Cork 7th August 2017

208B Follow Us On Twitter (Mares) M'dn H'dle

M.J. Bolger, rider of Nicandra trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly interfered with by the loose horse at the third last hurdle..

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Slainte And Thanks, ridden by P. Townend, and trained by G. Ahern. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. P. Townend, stated that he had intended to jump off in mid division, however, he missed the break at the start and the mare was out of position when racing towards the rear of the field. He added that she needs better ground conditions to have any chance but rode the mare positively at the rear and attempted to put her into the race from the winning post on the last circuit. He rode her hands and heels through the back straight to get to mid division however he did not get a good response from the mare in the closing stages, she was a tired horse and he did not see a need to persevere after her chance was gone. In conclusion he stated that he was disappointed with the run as he expected to be closer at the finish based on her performance the previous day. G. Ahern, trainer, stated that he instructed P. Townend to jump off in mid division and in his opinion the change in going did not aid his charge having missed her starting position. He was satisfied with the riding of the mare and stated that he would prefer to run her on better ground as her only previous win was gained on good ground in a Point to Point. The Turf Club National Hunt Handicapper, Mr Andrew Shaw gave evidence regarding Slainte And Thanks' previous form. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Slainte And Thanks was post race normal and samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered, however, P. Townend was severely cautioned regarding his responsibilities in this regard.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Slainte And Thanks, trained by G. Ahern, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

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R.A. Doyle, rider of Noble Inn (FR) trained by Mark Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never handled the ground and was pulled up.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Noble Inn (FR), trained by Mark Fahey, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame on his left fore leg and to have pulled his left fore shoe.

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P.T. Enright, rider of Highly Driven (GB) trained by Michael G. Cleary, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise.

B. Browne, rider of Kentucky Lass trained by Barry T. Murphy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost a front shoe.

D.E. Fitzgerald, trainer of Jeremys Hope (GB), reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies that his charge could not handle the ground.

208F Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle

The Stewards fined James Daniel Dullea, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Ballylibert, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

D.E. Mullins, rider of Dark Outsider trained by James Daniel Dullea, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not handle the ground.

A.W. Short, rider of Rock On Bach trained by Ms. Alice Curran, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly hampered at the first hurdle and never travelled thereafter.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Mindsmadeup trained by James G.Sheehan was found to have mucus following an endoscopic examination at the request of the trainer.

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The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Galaxy Burg (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and confirmed the rider's report.

Mr P.W. Mullins, rider of Galaxy Burg (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was pulled up having made a respiratory noise.



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