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The incorrect result, which stipendiary steward Simon Cowley put down to ``a mistake'' on his part, meant punters who backed Gem Bien were paid on their full stakes for the place part of their bet - as opposed to the half stakes they should have got for dead-heating.
JOHNNY MURTAGH rounded off a memorable week, in which he landed the leading jockey award at Royal Ascot, by dead-heating on Masilia in the Ulster Harp Lager Derby, writes Tony O'Hehir