McDonald has been charged under Australian Racing Rule 129 “Running and dealing with” (2) “a rider should take all permissible and reasonable measures throughout the race to guarantee that the riders horse is given complete chance to win or to acquire the very best possible place in the field”.
Racing NSW chief steward Marc Van Gestel verified on Wednesday that the inquiry will be heard on Friday at 2pm.
Racing NSW stewards have actually charged champion jockey James McDonald over what they described as a “half-hearted” trip on last Saturdays beaten Randwick preferred Threeood.
The details of the charge are;
Threeood completed down the track, beaten 3-1/4 lengths and beating just one runner home as a $2.90 favourite in the Fillies and Mares Benchmark 78 Handicap.
Stella Sea Sun offers @Leesracing a double at @royalrandwick as she takes out R6 with an excellent trip from Jason Collett pic.twitter.com/G73J1n9veU
— Sky Racing (@SkyRacingAU) June 20, 2020
McDonald currently leads the Sydney jockeys premiership on 96-1/2 winners for the season, 17-1/2 more than the closest chaser Nash Rawiller on 79 winners for the 2019/20 season.
That between approximately the 300m and 100m he rode his mount with inadequate function and vigour and stopped working to move Threeood to the outside of Voila and Misteed to secure clear running.
After shifting Threeood to the outside of Voila near the 100m to get clear running he rode Threeood with insufficient function and vigour over the final 100m.
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