02 Nov 2007 Pre-2014 Releases

Notice of Likely Appeal

Following the running of the Prestige Vehicles EBF Maiden Stakes (Div 1) at Newmarket today there was an amended result. The Stewards demoted the first past the post, Classic Descent, ridden by Seb Sanders and trained by Peter Makin, and promoted Black Rain, ridden by Jamie Spencer and trained by Philip McBride. We have spoken with Mr Makin who has confirmed that connections currently intend to appeal.

Paul Struthers, PR Manager for the British Horseracing Authority, said:

“As the Stewards found that the interference was accidental and no suspension was imposed on the rider, connections actually have 7 days to lodge an appeal. However, given the possible bearing such an appeal could have on the Jockeys Championship, which culminates at Doncaster next Saturday, it would be in racing’s best interests to hold the appeal next week.

“Mr Makin understands this and we therefore expect to receive a formal confirmation of appeal by close of play on Monday 5th November. This will then allow us to hold the appeal on the morning of the 8th November, when we already have a Disciplinary Panel scheduled to be in. When this confirmation arrives, or indeed if it is confirmed that there will not be an appeal, we will publicise it as soon as we can.”

2nd November 2007

For further information please contact Paul Struthers on 07966 590105