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    Factorman
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    Sedgefield rails position seems none sensible, they do not seem to take into account a horse jumping at speed on the inside with another horse close up on its outer, there is little or no time to make adjustments, if they cant move the fence then they should consider when to move the inside rail.

    #379352
    nighthorse
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    Factorman you have a good point. It was a horrible incident and very lucky neither horse or jockey suffered injury. And all down to that stupid little piece of rail that IMO did not need to be there, the chances of a runner switching to the chase course at that point being almost non-existent.

    I will say that I would have thought Harry Haynes, not being exactly inexperienced, should maybe have seen the danger and got hold of Rosewin, but he would have had to snatch her back, ruin her rhythm, and at the time she was running well. But, as you said, it came so quickly after the jump and there was almost no time to react to the situation.

    #379364
    quadrilla
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    I’ve watched this incident a few times.

    http://www.attheraces.com/VideoConsole/ … 22_01_1300

    Robert McCarth must have had a hell of job keeping the smirk from his face.

    #379403
    DaveMonk
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    I’ve watched this incident a few times.

    http://www.attheraces.com/VideoConsole/ … 22_01_1300

    Robert McCarth must have had a hell of job keeping the smirk from his face.

    Wouldnt have lasted long when the stewards gave him a 7 day holiday!!

    #379453
    quadrilla
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    Well spotted Dave. Mr. Mccarth had an eventfull day.

    Sedgefield, 22 November 2011

    The Stewards held an enquiry under Rule (B)11.6 into possible interference after the third last hurdle. Having heard their evidence and viewed recordings of the race they found that BADGERS RETREAT, placed second, ridden by Robert Mccarth, had interfered with ROSEWIN (IRE), unplaced, ridden by Harry Haynes, and that the interference had not improved BADGERS RETREAT’s placing. They ordered the placings to remain unaltered. The Stewards found Mccarth in breach of Rule (B)54.1 and guilty of careless riding in that he allowed his mount to drift left towards the rail causing ROSEWIN (IRE) to unseat its rider. They suspended him for 7 days as follows: Tuesday 6 to Monday 12 December 2011 inclusive.

    The Stewards held an enquiry under Rule (B)11.6 into possible interference on the run in. Having heard their evidence and viewed recordings of the race they found that the winner, TRUSTAN TIMES (IRE), ridden by Richie McGrath, had interfered with DODGEY DREAM, placed second, ridden by Dougie Costello. They found the interference was accidental and had not improved TRUSTAN TIMES (IRE)’s placing. They ordered the placings to remain unaltered.

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