2m. 4f. (Class 5) 4-y-o plus12 Ran
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- Stewards Report
Permission was given for Andapa (FR) to wear a red hood in the parade ring only.
The winner, Thirtyfourstitches (IRE), appeared to show improved form, compared with its previous run at Chepstow on 23 April 2021 where the gelding finished ninth of ten runners, beaten by 41¾ lengths.
D J Jeffreys explained that Thirtyfourstitches (IRE) seemed to have appreciated running without a hood on this occasion.
His explanation was noted and the gelding was routine tested.
Tom Bellamy, the rider of the winner, Thirtyfourstitches (IRE), was suspended for 2 days for using his whip without allowing his mount time to respond when approaching the final hurdle.
Following the race, Jack Tudor reported that River Llynfi (IRE), which was pulled up, ran green.
Time 5m. 2.40 secs, which is 11.75 secs slower than the course average on today's going
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