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Knight to be stripped of win after morphine case

Trainer William Knight

Trainer William Knight's Eventide tested positive for morphine

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham  

WILLIAM KNIGHT is set to be stripped of a winner after Eventide tested positive for morphine following her maiden success at Lingfield on June 14.

However, the trainer is expected to escape punishment as the source of the drug was contaminated feed.

No date has yet been set for the BHA disciplinary inquiry, but it will bring to an the end the latest batch of morphine cases which have resulted in the disqualification of horses trained by Mark Johnston, David Wintle and Andrew Haynes, all of whom were exonerated from blame.

Also facing likely disqualification is the John Gosden-trained Cosmopolitan whose test after making a winning debut at Goodwood on May 30 revealed traces of ranitidine which is normally used to treat stomach ulcers. The finding was confirmed after counter analysis of the sample in France.

Arrangements for the disciplinary hearing in this case have alsostill to be finalised.


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