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Galway 26th July 2016

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

N.G. McCullagh rode Cailin Mor (reserve) , trained by M.Halford (Race 5)

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The Stewards requested a report from Joseph Hennessy, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Talk The Lingo, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Joseph Hennessy reported that this animal was his sole horse in training having been unsold due to a respiratory problem having previously won as an eight year old at Roscommon and Cork, both right handed tracks. He added that the first run at Naas on the 7th November 2015 his charge failed to handle the soft underfoot conditions. Following a seven month break he ran at Roscommon on the 13th June but unseated his rider at the third fence. His most recent run was at Wexford on the 1st July where he chased the leaders until tiring from the fourth last fence. He contributed today's success to his proven preference for a right handed track, the good ground conditions and the prominent riding tactics. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

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E.J. McNamara, rider of Clear Destination (GB), trained by Joseph Quinn, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount cocked his jaw and ran out when approaching the turn into the straight.

The Stewards enquired into the fall of Sea Captain, ridden by C.R. King, soon after the start of this race and before the road crossing. The riders who rode in this race felt that Sea Captain stumbled and fell independently. C.R. King was unable to give evidence as he was under medical care following his fall. Having considered the reports and viewed a recording of the fall, the Stewards were of the opinion that the incident was accidental and no blame could be apportioned to any other rider.

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The Stewards enquired into an incident about 150 yards from the finish involving Gussy Goose, ridden by W.J. Lee, unplaced and Cailin Mor, ridden by N.G. McCullagh , unplaced, where it appeared that Gussy Goose ran short of room and checked. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the incident was caused by N.G. McCullagh riding carelessly and consequently suspended him for 1 raceday having taken his good previous record into consideration.

C. O'Donoghue, rider of Princess Aloof, trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran short of room soon after the start while receiving pressure from the higher drawn horses moving inwards and in his actions to check his mount his saddle slipped at that time.

Shane Lyons, Authorised representative for G.M. Lyons, trainer of Sea Wolf, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge burst a blood vessel during this race.

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S.B. Kelly, rider of Fastidious (GB) trained by M.D. O'Callaghan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount reared up when the stalls opened and hung to the right during the race.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Fastidious (GB), ridden by S.B. Kelly, and trained by M.D. O'Callaghan. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. M.D. O'Callaghan, trainer, stated that this animal had proven to be difficult in stalls and consequently was loaded last and hooded. He added that his charge had completely lost his form and therefore instructed the rider to jump off from the bad draw and track over to the rails, coax him along and to do his best. He also stated that this animal had been treated in recent times for a sore back but being an old horse he now has a few small issues and can hang in his home work. In his opinion he was satisfied with the ride having taken into consideration some mitigating factors including the amount of ground lost at the start. S.B. Kelly, rider, confirmed the instructions and added that he missed the break but having moved over to the rails he soon found his mount to be hanging badly to the right and from thereon he kept a good hold of his head as he considered that he may have knocked himself or could have caused problems if he had been taken off the bridle to race. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Fastidious was found to be coughing post race. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations.

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R.P. Cleary, rider of Runmhar, trained by J. S. Bolger, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran short of room and checked before the turn into the straight.



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