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a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing

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He underwent surgery to repair an entrapped epiglotis.
Watson Lake was very useful at his best last season but, having been operated on for an epiglotis entrapment which was blamed for his cutting out in some of his races and having resumed with a good win at Limerick last month, is another good handicap chase prospect before a possible tilt at a championship race.