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Limerick 23rd April 2016

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W.J. Lee, rider of Retinal trained by W. McCreery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stood in the stalls.

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The Stewards fined Noel C. Kelly, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Shumaker, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

The Stewards fined J. S. Bolger, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Star Street, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Eddystone Rock, ridden by C.R. King, and trained by J.P. Murtagh. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that his instructions were to sit behind the leaders and follow the fancied horses before delivering his challenge inside the final furlong. He added that his horse settled well in behind the leaders but he was unable to obtain a clear run in the straight. He concluded by saying that his horse picked up well when switched to the outside and probably would have won with a clear run. Evidence was also heard from Valerie Keatley, representing J.P.Murtagh, trainer. She expressed her satisfaction with the ride but was unable to confirm the trainer's instructions. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Eddystone Rock was post race normal(samples taken for analysis). Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards referred the matter to the referrals committee, in accordance with Rule 147(v) as the trainer's representative had not been informed of the riding instructions.

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L.F. Roche, rider of Dazzle The Duel, trained by D.J. Bunyan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount stopped quickly.

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The Stewards enquired into possible interference inside the final furlong involving Full Court Press, ridden by C.R. King, placed third, Eight And Bob (GB), ridden by C.P. Hoban, placed fifth and Tasty Ginger, ridden by P.J. Smullen, placed second. 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 Tasty Ginger had caused interference and in doing so improved his finishing position. They therefore altered the judge's placings to read first, Birthplace, second, Full court press, third, Tasty ginger, fourth, Masonbrook lady and fifth, Eight and bob. The stewards took no further action.



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