2m. 7f. (Class 4) 4-y-o plus5 Ran
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1st - £3,769.00, 2nd - £1,107.00, 3rd - £553.00, 4th - £277.00 5 Ran
- Stewards Report
An enquiry was held to consider why, once the Starter’s flag had been dropped signifying that the race had started, a further 27 seconds elapsed before the runners began to race.
Aidan Coleman, the rider of the winner Sunset Showdown (IRE), Brian Hughes, the rider of Kapsize (FR), placed third, Liam Heard, the rider of Simon The Great (GB), placed second, Marc Goldstein, the rider of Weekly Gossip (IRE), placed fourth and Page Fuller, the rider of Winter Holiday (GB), unplaced, were interviewed and stated that their instructions were to take a lead and get their mounts settled.
Their explanations were noted and they were reminded of their responsibilities to begin the race once the Starter’s flag has been dropped.
After jumping the final hurdle, Weekly Gossip (IRE), placed fourth, hung quickly right-handed carrying Winter Holiday (GB), placed fifth, off its intended line, 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 Weekly Gossip (IRE).
Time 6m. 20.10 secs, which is 36.36 secs slower than the course average on today's going
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