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Tipperary 5th June 2014

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The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Masai, trained by A.P.O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

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The Stewards enquired into the apparent improvement in form of Money Spider, trained by J.F. Levins, placed first compared with its recent form. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that he had acquired this filly from another trainer and had subsequently ran her twice under the Rules of Racing at Leopardstown 2nd April and three days later at Gowran Park. He stated that both runs were on heavy ground and when ridden by R.P. Whelan at Leopardstown, the rider was of the opinion that the filly hated the underfoot conditions and needed better ground. J. F. Levins further added that as he had the filly entered at Gowran Park three days later, he decided to run her and avail of the services of professional Jockey G.F. Carroll. Following this run also on heavy ground, the rider confirmed the opinion of R.P. Whelan by claiming that she hated the heavy ground and needed better ground. As a result of the riders opinions the filly was freshened up. He noted an improvement in her and she was also working well at home recently. The better underfoot conditions also contributed to the improved performance today. Under questioning he did accept that this filly had previously won on heavy ground. Evidence was also heard from Mark Bird, Turf Club Rules of Racing Handicapper, who stated that this filly had been dropped a total of 5 lbs for her two runs on heavy ground at both Leopardstown and Gowran Park on the assumption that she had previously handled heavy ground. He confirmed that she had been dropped from a rating of 72 to 67 . Having considered the evidence the Stewards referred the matter to the Turf Club for further investigation.

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M.A. Enright, rider of Icy Reply (GB) trained by D. T. Hughes, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and was pulled up.

The Stewards fined Robert Honner, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Persian Wind, 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.

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The Stewards requested a report from Paul Nolan, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Big Generator (GB), placed first, as compared with its recent form. Paul Nolan reported that this gelding must be ridden with the pace but on his previous run at Killarney 11th May, rider C.M. Walsh missed the break having been instructed to make the running. He then rode a wide berth throughout and having failed to make any headway in the race he pulled up his mount at the last flight. Today the required tactics were carried out and this brought about the significant improvement. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

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The Stewards enquired into an incident on the turn into the straight on the final circuit involving Milestone, ridden by Mr Josh Halley, placed fifth, Red Jacket, ridden by Mr P.A. King, placed third and Riquet The One (FR), ridden by Mr F. Maguire, unplaced, where it appeared Milestone made an outward manoeuvre and caused the incident. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that the incident was caused by Mr Josh Halley riding improperly and consequently suspended him for 3 racedays. Mr J. Patrick Barry, Acting Steward, did not attend this enquiry.

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