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Thursday 8 December 2016

Special Tiara team wait on Tingle Creek appeal call

Published 07/12/2015 | 15:21

Special Tiara challenging Sire De Grugy in the Tingle Creek
Special Tiara challenging Sire De Grugy in the Tingle Creek

Special Tiara's owner Sally Rowley-Williams will wait until later in the week before deciding whether to appeal the result of Saturday's Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown.

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The eight-year-old led the field for much of the two-mile journey in the Grade One contest and although he was headed by the Gary Moore-trained Sire De Grugy before the home turn, he rallied for pressure in the straight.

Henry de Bromhead's raider was still in with a chance of victory before being broadsided in mid-air by the eventual winner jumping the final fence and after a battle on the run-in, Sire De Grugy passed the post three-quarters of a length in front.

De Bromhead confirmed on Sunday an appeal was being considered and that he believed the interference cost his charge victory.

Rowley-Williams said on Monday afternoon: "Everything is still being considered. I believe we have seven days to decide, but we won't leave it that long. We'll make a decision by the end of the week.

"I'm having discussions with my solicitor and we're waiting for some data to come back. There won't be a decision today."

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