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Dundalk 30th September 2016

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S.P. Davis, rider of Alnahar trained by Miss Natalia Lupini, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount caught a heel in the backstraight.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Shabra Emperor, trained by Anthony McCann, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame on his left fore post race .

Anthony McCann, trainer of Shabra Emperor, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge was struck into during this race and was lame post race.

The Stewards requested a report from T.G.McCourt, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Manorov (GB), winner, as compared with its most recent run, here at Dundalk on September 4th, where he finished 10th of 14 runners, beaten over 8 lengths.
The trainer reported that he fancied him that day, but he disappointed for no obvious reason.
He decided to school him with a view to go hurdling, and one day after schooling and doing a piece of work, the rider informed him that he may benefit from the application of a tonguestrap. Meanwhile, the national hunt ground went against him and so the trainer decided to run him back on the flat here, this time with a tonguestrap fitted, and any apparent improvement in form could be attributed to this.
Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

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N.G. McCullagh, rider of Darling Days (USA) trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount reared up as the stalls opened.

274D Paddy Power Text Alerts On 51465 Race

W.J. Lee, rider of Moviesta (USA) trained by Edward Lynam, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran too free.

274F Paddy Power Phone Betting 24/7 H'cap

The Stewards enquired into an incident shortly after leaving the stalls involving Windsor Beach, ridden by D.P. Linehan, and Tonkinese (GB), ridden by S. Foley, where it appeared Tonkinese (GB) suffered interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned and from J.P. Murtagh, trainer and master of D.P. Linehan. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion D.P. Lenihan was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly, and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 1 raceday.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages involving Political Policy, ridden by C.J. McGovern, Windsor Beach, ridden by D.P. Linehan, and Tonkinese (GB), ridden by S. Foley, where it appeared Windsor Beach suffered interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned, in the presence of J.P. Murtagh, trainer and master of D.P. Lenihan. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion S. Foley was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly, and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 1 raceday.

The Stewards interviewed G.P. Halpin, rider of Spruce Meadows, winner, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion G.P. Halpin was in breach of Regulation 10 4, in that he failed to give his mount time to respond, and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 2 racedays.



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