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Kilbeggan 15th July 2016

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

P.T. Enright replaced R.C. Colgan on Tara Challenge, trained by Shane Crawley (Race 1)(Injured)
B.J. Cooper replaced D.N. Russell on Sir Raston, trained by D. K. Weld (Race 2)(Injured)
C.D. Maxwell replaced R.C. Colgan on Intercounty Star, trained by Dermot Anthony McLoughlin (Race 2)(Injured)
M.P. Fogarty replaced D.N. Russell on Pumbaa, trained by Colin Bowe (Race 3)(Injured)
G.N. Fox replaced B.J. Cooper on Ravished, trained by M.F.Morris (Race 6)(Injured)
J.W. Kennedy replaced B.J. Cooper on As De Ferbet (FR), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 5)(Injured)

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The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, P.W. Murtagh, regarding the failure of A. Ring, rider of Muchadoboutnothing, placed sixth to weigh in after this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he was beaten by a very wide margin and did not visualise that he had finished sixth. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards disqualified Muchadoboutnothing from sixth place in accordance with the provisions of Rule 230(ii) and furthermore cautioned A. Ring for failing to comply with the provisions of Rule 227 whereby he was required to weigh in.

M.W. Bowes, rider of Keady Lady, trained by P. Fegan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount stumbled and fell independently on the flat for no apparent reason.

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The Stewards requested a report from Henry de Bromhead, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Lady Of Portlairge, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Henry de Bromhead reported that this filly was on her last chance tonight and felt that a combination of factors may have contributed to the success, namely, the removal of a tongue strap, bringing her back from handicap runs to a maiden hurdle, the change in tactics to riding her tonight from off the pace and finally the level track compared to the undulations at Clonmel. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

The Stewards requested reports from riders following the fall of Up Monaghan, ridden by A.P. Heskin after crossing the road at the paddock entrance when going out on the final circuit. A.P. Heskin reported that his mount was racing at his maximum capability when breaking a leg on a perfect racing surface for no apparent reason. L.P. Dempsey, rider of Bellas Rock, B.J. Cooper, rider of Sir Raston and K. Sexton, rider of Miracle Way, all reported that they were unavoidably brought down by the stricken horse. Having considered the reports and viewed a recording of the race, the Stewards were satisfied that the injury sustained by Up Monaghan caused him to fall and bring down the other three horses. They deemed the incident to be accidental in nature and without blame apportioned to any rider.

A. McCurtin, rider of Mariens All Star trained by Ms. M.M. Gannon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly hampered by the horses which fell on the flat.

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The Stewards requested a report from S.R.B. Crawford, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Chitu, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his animal had run very keen in bumpers when restrained and ridden to come with one run. He was ridden in a similar manner at Musselburgh where he won a poor class of maiden hurdle. Since then he ran in a Graded race at Leopardstown in January before being given a break and reappearing at Ballinrobe where he tired in the closing stages, followed by his run at Kilbeggan where he dropped out in the back straight and lost his place before running at Bellewstown where he failed to handle the soft underfoot conditions. He felt that tonight his charge switched off well when ridden on the outer in mid division where he jumped and travelled well to arrive with a good run on preferred underfoot conditions. He added that he had failed to have a success in the last three months from sixty six runners but his horses had returned to form with two winners at Perth last weekend before tonights success. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

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B. Hayes, rider of Knockanarrigan trained by Ms. Sandra Hughes, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount tried to pull himself up after the final fence.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Down Under, trained by F. Flood, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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