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Thurles 9th March 2017

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Mr W.T. Shanahan, rider of Ellie's Choice trained by D. Donovan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost a front shoe during this race.

D.J. Mullins, rider of White Lilac trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got upset before the start and in his opinion this may have affected her overall performance.

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Rachael Blackmore, rider of Lizzies Way trained by Stephen Ryan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount stopped quickly and was pulled up.

The Stewards enquired into the apparent improvement in form of Coole Craft, trained by Jonathan Fogarty, placed first, compared with its recent run at Thurles over 2 miles 6 furlongs on the 9th February. Evidence was heard from Dan Doyle, Authorised representative of Jonathan Fogarty who stated that this animal was reported by the rider to his trainer to have hung badly during the race at Thurles and subsequently was examined at home the next morning by Tom Hore M.R.C.V.S who found him to be very lame of his near fore shoulder which necessitated exercise on the horse walker for about one week. Mr Doyle added that blinkers were reapplied today over the minimum distance of two miles to help sharpen up the animal. Evidence was also heard from Andrew Shaw, Turf Club N.H. Handicapper. Having considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion that the provisions of Rule 213 had not been complied with and consequently referred the matter to the Referrals Committee .

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G.N. Fox, rider of Classic Place trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly and was beaten a distant fourth.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Classic Place, trained by Noel Meade, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race and was noted to have grazes on his right foreleg and his left hind cannon.

D.E. Splaine, rider of Iconic Image trained by Terence O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having made a respiratory noise during this race.

B.J. Cooper, rider of Soul Kaliber trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly and was pulled up.

S.G. McDermott, rider of Right So Joe trained by Ross O'Sullivan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly and was pulled up.

040F Thurles H'cap H'dle

The Stewards requested a report from Mrs S.A. Bramall, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Diamond Cauchois (FR), placed first, as compared with its recent form. Declan Nolan, Authorised representative of Mrs S.A. Bramall, reported that this animal was unable to handle the good ground conditions at Leopardstown on the 22nd January and more recently at Punchestown on the 5th February he was outpaced in the Pertemps Qualifier where he carried 9st 7 lbs. Today he carried 11st 11lbs in a lesser class of contest and on his preferred softer underfoot conditions which were contributing factors towards his return to form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.



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