‘Victimised’ jockey wins partial victory after appeal over non-trier ban

  • Jason Watson has suspension cut from seven to five days
  • Mount had ducked violently when leaving stalls

Jason Watson achieved only a partial victory in his appeal on Thursday against a seven-day ban under the non-trier rules, after a hearing that turned on the question of how much effort a rider should make to gain the best possible placing when any realistic hope of making the frame is long gone.

Watson was riding Noisy Night, a two-year-old seeing a track for the first time, in a six-furlong maiden at Nottingham on 18 May when his mount ducked violently left leaving the stalls and lost, in the jockey’s estimation, a dozen lengths on his seven rivals.

Related: Talking Horses: Barney Curley deserves the greatest gambler tag

.@Jason7Watson1 banned 7 days for “failing to take all reasonable and permissible measures to ensure Noisy Night was given full opportunity to obtain the best possible placing.”

Watch the start for yourself and read the full story

Sunday racing has finally been given a potentially significant boost with the news that ITV has scheduled three trial programmes of action this summer.

Carlisle 1.00 Korker 1.35 Ventura Flame 2.10 Dream Composer 2.40 Yukon Mission 3.15 Iris Dancer 3.45 Miss Trixie 4.20 Frankenstella 4.50 Zoravan 

Continue reading...