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Curragh 19th April 2015

080B Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) Mdn

R.P. Whelan, rider of Athassel (CAN), trained by Ms. Carolyn Costigan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was crowded out in running and eased thereafter.

080D Big Bad Bob Gladness Stakes

The Stewards requested a report from J. S. Bolger, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Flight Risk, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that today's more favourable ground conditions had brought about the improved performance. Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

080E Alleged Stakes

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Aussie Valentine, trained by P.D. Deegan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have a wound on the left fore just below the knee.

C.D. Hayes, rider of Aussie Valentine trained by P.D. Deegan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not act on the ground and was eased thereafter.

080G Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Aared, ridden by C.D. Hayes, placed third, Los Barbados, ridden by J.P. O'Brien, placed fourth and Morning Mix, ridden by K.J. Manning, placed fifth, where it appeared interference had taken place. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Aared had caused interference and in doing so had improved his finishing position in relation to Los Barbados. The Stewards therefore reversed the placings of the third and fourth placed horses and took no further action. The result now reads as follows;
First, Sandro Botticelle.
Second, Time To Inspire.
Third, Los Barbados.
Fourth, Aared.
Fifth, Morning Mix. .

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