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C.F. Swan - Handicapping Appeal

C.F. Swan, Trainer – Handicapping Appeal

Zaralabad – Handicap Rating

The Handicapping Appeals Body, Mr. Geoffrey Gibbs, Chairman, Mr. C.E. O’Sullivan and Mr. Neil McGrath, considered an appeal from trainer, C.F. Swan, against the decision of Mr. Garry O’Gorman, Turf Club Senior Flat Handicapper, to increase the handicap rating of “Zaralabad” by 5lbs to 89 based on collateral form.

Having considered written submissions from Coonan Cawley Solicitors, on behalf of C.F. Swan, the Appeals Body dismissed the appeal.  However, they felt that Mr. Swan was fully justified in appealing the actions of the handicapper, who in the opinion of the Appeals Body, had acted within the code of handicapping practice.  In view of this, the Appeals Body ordered that the appeal deposit be refunded.


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