Racing: Dunwoody rolls with Punchestown pendulum

Richard Dunwoody, shaken by a heavy fall from Edenakill Lad in the Carrick Hill Handicap Chase at Punchestown yesterday, bounced back with a superbly timed run to victory on board the favourite, Caitriona's Choice, in the Fairyland Handicap Hurdle.

However, the former champion gave up a later engagement in the novices' chase, as he was suffering pain from a muscle in his lower back.

Dunwoody will be in action in the same Herb Stanley colours when he partners Merry Gale at Leopardstown on Sunday.

The Horseracing Forensic Laboratory has reported that the analysis of the urine taken from the horse Anthony Bell at Hexham on 4 October has confirmed the presence of Flunixin, a prohibited substance. The horse is trained by Tim Carr at Great Ayton. The finding was confirmed by the Hong Kong Racing Laboratory, who performed the counter analysis. An enquiry will be held by the Jockey Club's Disciplinary Committee.

Bookmakers are to change the way in which they calculate the computer straight forecast. The majority of dividends will change only slightly, but the overall effect will be a rise in the average return of 0.3% from pounds 45.93 to pounds 46.07.

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