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Dundalk 17th January 2014

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

J.F. Egan rode The Hatter Glacken (reserve), trained by Gerard Keane (Race 5).

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The Stewards interviewed W.M. Lordan, rider of Under Review, concerning the fact that he appeared to move across before reaching the marker poles. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered evidence from the rider, the Stewards were of the opinion W.M. Lordan was in breach of Rule 211 (a) and having taken his record in this regard into account, they fined him €100 .

The Stewards requested a report from A. Oliver, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Above The Law, winner, as compared with its most recent run at Dundalk on 10th January, where it finished 9th of 11, beaten approximately 5 lengths.
Mr Oliver reported that his charge sweated up badly before the race last time and as a result ran poorly, and so he fitted him with a hood today in an attempt to keep him settled and relaxed so he could do himself justice in the race. Also, his rider suggested he change tactics today as he thought he would be happier to let him bowl along in front and these 2 factors may have brought about any improvement in form.
Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

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R.P. Cleary, rider of Elusive Spring, trained by Jarlath P.Fahey, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount made a respiratory noise in running and was eased.

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The Stewards received a report from W.F. Fleming, Turf Club Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that C.J. Elliott, rider of Shahrafi, weighed in 1.7lb over the weight at which he weighed out at.
Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, in the presence of Thomas Gibney, trainer of Shahrafi. C.J. Elliott stated he lost a few pounds in order to ride at his minimum riding weight today and had a drink of water after weighing out and this contributed to his overweight. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that C.J. Elliott was in breach of Rule 231 and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 1 raceday.

D.G. Hogan, rider of Star Of Aragon, trained by J.A. Nash, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount accidentally clipped a heel and stumbled shortly after the start in this race.

Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.

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