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Punchestown 10th January 2015

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

L.P. Dempsey replaced S.A. Shortall on Hello Louie, trained by N Dooly (Race 6)(Injured)

008A Festival Hospitality From #99 Beg. S'ch

P. Carberry, rider of Busty Brown, trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount did not handle the ground.

008B Martinstown Opportunity H'cap S'chase

B.F. Cawley, rider of Harangue, trained by Paul John Gilligan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount made a respiratory noise and also hung both ways during this race.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Pencilhimin, trained by Norman Cassidy, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have burst a blood vessel.

D.J. Benson, rider of Pencilhimin trained by Norman Cassidy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped very quickly and was pulled up.

008C Red Mills Conyngham Cup (QR) H'cap S'ch

The Stewards considered a request from Mr J. Conheady, rider, to allow him to carry 3lbs overweight on Dazzlers Day which he also trains. Mr Conheady stated that he knew at the time of the publication of the weights for this race that he had 10lbs to lose and was satisfied that he would lose 8lbs therefore he declared himself at the close of declarations to carry 2lbs overweight but despite a determined attempt, he missed his target by 1lb. Having considered all the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that exceptional circumstances prevailed and therefore allowed Mr J. Conheady to ride at 3lbs overweight. They did, however, fine Mr J. Conheady €150 for being in breach of Rule 195.

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