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Listowel 31st May 2015

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

J.F. Levins, trainer of Touch Of Frost (off feed) - €200

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

T.P.Madden rode Erins Gal (reserve) , trained by Seamus G. O'Donnell (Race 5)
G.J.Phillips rode Jackemil (reserve) , trained by John J. Walsh (Race 5)

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R.P. Whelan, rider of Vocal Critic trained by J. S. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount missed the break.

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The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Walkingonmoonbeams, at the request of trainer, John C. McConnell, and reported the animal to be showing signs of mild colic post race.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Kirks Ryker (GB), at the request of trainer, M.Halford, and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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P.J. Smullen, rider of Angel Bay (GB) trained by Ms. Sheila Lavery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped three furlongs from home.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Angel Bay (GB), trained by Ms. Sheila Lavery, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be coughing post race.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Angel Bay (GB), trained by Ms. Sheila Lavery, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be coughing post race.

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The Stewards interviewed G.J. Phillips, rider of Hurricane Twister, concerning his use of the whip in 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 that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f) and 10.4, in that he used the whip with excessive frequency, while failing to give his mount time to respond and having considered his record, cautioned him concerning his future responsibilities in this regard .

The Stewards requested a report from V.Clifford, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Hurricane Twister, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge may have needed his first run in Tipperary, it being his first run after a break. Regarding his penultimate run at Cork, he stated that he failed to pick up on the good to firm ground. He added that his charge disappointed on his last start in Cork over an inadequate trip on good ground. The trainer concluded by saying that his charge benefited from being able to dictate on today's softer ground over a more suitable trip. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.



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