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Tuesday 17 October 2017

More Flat racing is needed

IT was puzzling to look at the racing entries last weekend and see so little Flat racing on in the middle of July.

We are supposed to be in the height of the flat season now, when the ground is ideal for Flat horses, yet we had a case last Sunday when there was no Flat racing at all and we had none on Tuesday either.

In total, between Friday and Sunday of last weekend, two thirds of the racing on in Ireland was National Hunt -there has to be room for more Flat racing.

It's certainly very frustrating if you have a maiden you want to run and I know tracks like to have mixed cards but Bellewstown is so well supported that I don't see the need for mixed cards at tracks such as that.

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