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Cheltenham stewards' report Day Three of The Festival

STEWARDS' REPORTS

 

 

Race 1 - 1:30pm G1 JLT NOVICES' CHASE

 

Permission was given for DEFI DU SEUIL (FR) to wear a hood in the parade ring only. MENGLI KHAN (IRE) and REAL STEEL (FR) wore earplugs. CASTAFIORE (USA) wore earplugs in the parade ring only. Following the race the Veterinary Officer reported that PRAVALAGUNA (FR), unplaced, had a wound on its right fore heel but was sound.

 

Race 2 - 2:10pm G3 PERTEMPS NETWORK FINAL

 

TOBEFAIR wore earplugs which were removed at the start. Barry Geraghty the rider of the winner, SIRE DU BERLAIS (FR) was suspended for 2 days for using his whip in an incorrect place on the run-in. Mark Walsh, the rider of NOT MANY LEFT (IRE), placed third, was suspended for 2 days for using his whip in an incorrect place on the run-in. At the bend at the top of the hill WAIT FOR ME (FR), which later unseated its rider, edged slightly left-handed in a tightly packed field causing the winner, SIRE DU BERLAIS (FR) and COOLE CODY (IRE), unplaced, to be tightened for room on the rail, but after viewing a recording of the incident, it was found that no riding offence was involved. Following the race Harry Skelton reported that NOTWHATIAM (IRE), which was pulled up, stopped quickly. The gelding was routine tested. The Veterinary Officer reported that WALK TO FREEDOM (IRE), which was pulled up, lost its right fore shoe, COOLE CODY (IRE), unplaced, lost its right hind shoe and FLEMCARA (IRE), unplaced, lost its left hind shoe.

 

Race 3 - 2:50pm G1 RYANAIR CHASE

 

UN DE SCEAUX (FR) wore earplugs. MONALEE (IRE) and SUB LIEUTENANT (IRE) wore earplugs which were removed at the start. Permission was given for SUB LIEUTENANT (IRE) to go out first and lead the parade. The Stewards noted that the Clerk of the Course had given permission for SUB LIEUTENANT (IRE) to parade out of order. As the gelding was proving unruly he further allowed him to break the parade and canter to the start. Following the race the Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination of FOOTPAD (FR), placed eighth, during routine testing, found the gelding to have bled from the nose. He further reported that ROAD TO RESPECT (IRE), placed third, lost its right hind shoe and CHARBEL (IRE), which was pulled up, had a wound on its right fore heel.

 

Race 4 - 3:30pm G1 SUN RACING STAYERS' HURDLE

 

BACARDYS (FR), BAPAUME (FR), FAUGHEEN (IRE) and PETIT MOUCHOIR (FR) wore earplugs. Permission was given for PETIT MOUCHOIR (FR) to go early to post. Following the race Noel Fehily reported that BLACK OP (IRE), unplaced, stopped quickly. The Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination of BLACK OP (IRE) failed to reveal any abnormalities. Harry Cobden reported that KILBRICKEN STORM, unplaced, hung left-handed off the bend and stopped quickly. The Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination of KILBRICKEN STORM failed to reveal any abnormalities. Jessica Harrington reported that SUPASUNDAE, placed seventh, did not get the trip on the Good to Soft, Soft in places, ground.

 

Race 5 - 4:10pm G3 BROWN ADVISORY & MERRIEBELLE STABLE PLATE

 

Permission was given for DOITFORTHEVILLAGE (IRE) to wear a hood in the parade ring only and AZZERTI (FR) to be mounted in the chute and go early to post. Following the race the Veterinary Officer reported that KALONDRA (IRE), which was pulled up, was lame left hind and Nicky Henderson reported that RIVER WYLDE (IRE), which was pulled up, was unsuited by the Good to Soft, Soft in places ground and would prefer a faster surface.

 

Race 6 - 4:50pm G2 NATIONAL HUNT BREEDERS SUPPORTED BY TATTERSALLS MARES' NOVICES HURDLE

 

ALLEZ DANCE (FR), BUILDMEUPBUTTERCUP, CONCERTISTA (FR) and EGLANTINE DU SEUIL wore earplugs. On the bend going out on the final circuit the freely running ELUSIVE BELLE (IRE), unplaced, edged left-handed in a tightly packed field crowding AWAYINTHEWEST (IRE), unplaced, on to BUILDMEUPBUTTERCUP, unplaced, which was severely checked, but after viewing a recording of the incident, it was found that no riding offence was involved. Following the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that DIAMOND GAIT, unplaced, sustained a wound to its right hind and lost its right hind shoe. Rachael Blackmore reported that SINORIA (IRE), unplaced, stopped quickly. The Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination, during routine testing, failed to reveal any abnormalities other than the mare was in season.

 

Race 7 - 5:30pm FULKE WALWYN KIM MUIR AMATEUR RIDERS' HANDICAP CHASE

 

LIVELOVELAUGH (IRE) and CRIEVEHILL (IRE) wore earplugs. TREACKLE TART wore earplugs in the parade ring only. Permission was given for SQUOUATEUR (FR) to wear a hood in the parade ring only. SQUOUATEUR (FR) was kicked by another runner at the start. The gelding was examined by a Veterinary Surgeon at the start and was deemed fit to run. Following the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that LIVELOVELAUGH (IRE), unplaced, lost its left fore shoe, UHLAN BUTE (FR), unplaced, lost its left fore shoe, ARKWRISHT (FR), which was pulled up, had bled from the nose and ITS ALL GUESSWORK (IRE), unplaced, finished lame on its left fore.

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