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Saturday 18 November 2017

Beaten riders cautioned after Icantsay stroll

'Mullins kept Icantsay going and finished ten lengths clear of runner-up Aa Bee See' (stock photo)
'Mullins kept Icantsay going and finished ten lengths clear of runner-up Aa Bee See' (stock photo)

Danny Mullins guided Icantsay to a pillar-to-post victory in the opening Handicap Hurdle at Navan.

Icantsay, which was competing from a 17lbs lower hurdles rating than chase mark (107-124), had previously been reluctant to race and was slowly away when finishing a distant fifth at Cork.

This time, the son of Spadoun - backed from 10/1 in to a 9/2 chance at the off - bounced out and, having established a huge lead by halfway, was almost a furlong ahead of his nine rivals entering the home straight.

Mullins kept Icantsay going and finished ten lengths clear of runner-up Aa Bee See.

The stewards later interviewed the jockeys of the nine beaten horses and, following a lengthy enquiry, the nine beaten jockeys all received cautions for their rides.

Irish Independent

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