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Wednesday, 23 January, 2019

Apprentice Currie set to appeal against 'surprising' ten-day suspension

Nichola Currie: to appeal ten-day ban
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Apprentice Nicola Currie has confirmed her intention to lodge an appeal against the ten-day ban she received at Lingfield on Tuesday.

The 7lb claimer was found guilty of not taking all reasonable and permissible measures to obtain the best possible placing on Tojosimbre, who finished a running-on fourth in the 2m handicap.

"We're definitely going to appeal against it," said Currie on Wednesday. "We're very surprised it got to the outcome it did. I've had a lot of support on social media, which has been a big help."

After riding for five seasons, three of them without a winner, Currie is enjoying her best year with eight winners and Tuesday's ban incensed her boss Richard Hughes, who accused the Lingfield stewards of "an abuse of power". 

Requinto Dawn team keen to appeal

Richard Fahey has signalled an appeal is likely against the decision by stewards at Beverley on Tuesday to demote Requinto Dawn, first past the post in the 5f novice stakes, to second for causing interference with runner-up Weeton, who was promoted to first. 

The trainer said: "The owners are very keen to appeal. I was a bit surprised with the outcome and they feel it was a bit unjust."

Appeals have to be submitted to the BHA by close of business on Thursday.

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We are very surprised it got to the outcome it did. I have had a lot of support on social media which has been a big help
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