Racing shooting itself in the foot…

By on September 28, 2017

There’s nothing more annoying than losing out on a winning bet because of a poor ride from a jockey.

I have one friend who swears blind the game is bent every time he loses out to a perceived non trier.

But I have to say I massively disagree on Nicola Currie’s 10 day ban.

Just in case you missed the story, the apprentice jockey has been banned by the Lingfield stewards for failing to take “all reasonable and permissible measures” to obtain the best possible position on Tojosimbre.

The horse ended up finishing 4th of 13.

Currie stated her instructions were to take her time given it was his first run over two miles, but with the benefit of hindsight, she admitted she had probably let those in front of her get too far away.

Having watched the race back myself I have to agree with her.

She made a mistake in running but that’s all it was – a mistake, not an attempt to lose the race on purpose.

The horse’s trainer, Richard Hughes, agrees saying he is disgusted at Nicola’s treatment.

He says…

“It’s an abuse of power and it’s wrong.

She’s claiming 7lb, jockeys in that position make mistakes, that’s how they learn.

If she didn’t take all reasonable measures he wouldn’t have run on.

There was no way she’d have beaten the winner; she should have been second.

She’ll be appealing.

“I’m disgusted. She’s a young girl getting on in the game who made a mistake.

The implication is she stopped the horse.”

I have to agree with his sentiments.

I’ve seen much worse cases of holding back horses go unpunished.

Maybe if I had had an EW bet on Tojosimbre (at 16/1 SP) I’d have a different view?

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Kris Jackman | Founder Tipster Supermarket

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