Robin Mounsey, Media Manager for the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), said:
“Following up on information received yesterday, BHA initiated an investigation into the horse Bert Trick (IRE) and its eligibility to race in Britain.
“In light of the on-going investigation the Stewards at Wolverhampton asked Bert Trick (IRE)’s trainer Frank Sheridan to withdraw the horse.
“We are aware of the effect on punters of the late withdrawal of a horse from any race. Our priority was to protect the interests of the betting public and other participants in the race by preventing an ineligible horse from running.
“The investigation is on-going and in line with BHA policy, no further comment will be made.”