1m. 6f. 21yds. (Class 4) 4-y-o plus5 Ran
Betway Handicap of £9,250.00 4-y-o plus
1st - £5,208.00, 2nd - £1,550.00, 3rd - £774.00, 4th - £387.00, 5th - £300.00, 6th - £300.00 , 7th - £300.00, 8th - £300.00 5 Ran
- Stewards Report
An enquiry was held to consider interference rounding the bend turning into the home straight, when the winner, Ravenscar (IRE), ridden by Kevin Stott, interfered with Tigray (USA), placed fifth, ridden by Eoin Walsh, which in turn interfered with Mukha Magic (GB), placed third, ridden by Oisin McSweeney.
Being a 7Ib Claiming Apprentice, McSweeney was offered the opportunity to be accompanied in the enquiry but declined.
Stott was cautioned for careless riding as he angled his mount right-handed off the bend when insufficiently clear carrying both Tigray (USA) and Mukha Magic (GB) off their intended lines.
Inside the final half furlong, Little India (FR), placed second, lugged right-handed despite the rider’s best efforts to correct the mare, inconveniencing Mukha Magic (GB), placed third, but after viewing a recording of the incident, it was found that no riding offence was involved and that it had not improved the placing of Little India (FR).
An enquiry was held following a report from two riders who rode in the third race and observed an incident between Gay Kelleway, the trainer and Oisin McSweeney, the rider of Mukha Magic (GB), in the unsaddling area post-race.
Having heard their evidence, Kelleway was found guilty of Improper Conduct and fined £250, in that she had an altercation with McSweeney, using both inappropriate language and speaking in an aggressive manner towards her rider after the race.
Following the race, Hollie Doyle reported that Social City (GB), which started favourite and finished fourth, was never travelling once headed by the winner, Ravenscar (IRE), in the back straight.
Time 3m. 13.72 secs, which is 6.84 secs slower than the course average on today's going
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