Sunday 23 April 2017

Special Tiara team wait on Tingle Creek appeal call

Special Tiara challenging Sire De Grugy in the Tingle Creek
Special Tiara challenging Sire De Grugy in the Tingle Creek

Special Tiara's owner Sally Rowley-Williams will wait until later in the week before deciding whether to appeal the result of Saturday's Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown.

The eight-year-old led the field for much of the two-mile journey in the Grade One contest and although he was headed by the Gary Moore-trained Sire De Grugy before the home turn, he rallied for pressure in the straight.

Henry de Bromhead's raider was still in with a chance of victory before being broadsided in mid-air by the eventual winner jumping the final fence and after a battle on the run-in, Sire De Grugy passed the post three-quarters of a length in front.

De Bromhead confirmed on Sunday an appeal was being considered and that he believed the interference cost his charge victory.

Rowley-Williams said on Monday afternoon: "Everything is still being considered. I believe we have seven days to decide, but we won't leave it that long. We'll make a decision by the end of the week.

"I'm having discussions with my solicitor and we're waiting for some data to come back. There won't be a decision today."

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