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Lordan gets St Leger ride following appeal

WAYNE LORDAN is available to ride Unsung Heroine in Saturday's Ladbrokes St Leger after he had a three-day ban cut to two.

The jockey was set to be suspended between September 11-13 after being found guilty of careless riding at Tipperary's evening meeting on August 28.

However, Lordan has successfully appealed against that suspension, with the Irish Turf Club stewards reducing the ban by a vital 24 hours.

That leaves Lordan free to partner the Tommy Stack-trained Unsung Heroine in Saturday's final Classic of the season.                         

"It's a big relief that he can ride her. It has been a bit nail-biting really but he rides her well and there's no point in breaking a winning combination," said Stack's son and assistant, Fozzy.

"It's great that it's all worked out in the end. The filly is well and she leaves for Doncaster tonight."

The Turf Club's press officer Cliff Noone confirmed: "Wayne Lordan's careless-riding ban was upheld but they decided two days rather than three was appropriate for the case in hand."

Lordan has partnered Unsung Heroine to two victories this term, most recently in the Group 3 Give Thanks Stakes at Cork last month.

The filly is currently a general 7-1 chance for the Leger.

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