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Leopardstown 27th December 2017

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

M.J. Bolger rode Teacher's Pet (reserve), trained by J.P.Dempsey (Race 6).

349A Paddy Power 363 Christmas 3YO M'dn H'dle

The Stewards fined Patrick Griffin, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Physicist, 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.

Owing to the low lying sun, the Stewards granted permission for hurdle #1 to be omitted in this race.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Havelock, trained by Peter Fahey, was found to have blood at the nose following exercised induced pulmonary haemorrhage.

349B Paddy Power Cash Card PPlus Beg. S'chase

Owing to the low lying sun, the Stewards granted permission for fence #1 to be omitted from this race

349C Paddy's Rewards Club S'chase

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Min (FR), ridden by P. Townend, placed first and Simply Ned, ridden by M.P. Walsh, placed second. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Min (FR) had caused interference to Simply Ned and in doing so had improved his finishing position. The Stewards therefore reversed the placings of the first two horses.
The result now reads;
First; Simply Ned,
Second; Min (FR),
Third; Ordinary World,
Fourth; WoodLand Opera,
Fifth; Tell Us More.
Furthermore, the Stewards were of the opinion that P. Townend was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly and having considered his clean record, suspended him for 2 racedays.

349D Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hdle

J.W. Kennedy, rider of Mengli Khan, trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran through a hurdle wing unseating him for no apparent reason.

349F Paddy Power S'chase

A. Ring, rider of Woods Well trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped green and pulled up thereafter.

349G Paddy Power Games INH Flat Race

Mrs John Harrington, trainer of Madison To Monroe, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her charge scoped wrong post race


The following Stewards acted at this meeting;

Mr. Justice Tony Hunt (Chairman),
Mr. Peter Reynolds,
Mr. Sean Barry,
Mr. Sean Barrett,
Mr. P.D. Matthews.

Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.

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