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Jockey Maguire loses his appeal and will miss out on riding at Cheltenham


Jason Maguire

Jason Maguire

Jason Maguire

Jockey Jason Maguire has lost an appeal against the 14-day ban he picked up at Ludlow last week which rules him out of the upcoming Cheltenham Festival.

It will be the second year in succession Maguire has missed the Festival after being seriously injured on the Monday before the meeting last year.

The Grand National-winning rider finished seventh aboard the Ben Pauling-trained Born To Succeed in the Onny Maiden Hurdle, which was won by 20-1 shot King Alfonso.

Maguire's ride was beaten 24 lengths, but the local stewards found him guilty of "schooling/conditioning the horse on the racecourse".


The jockey is due to be sidelined between March 4-17 but did have his deposit returned.

As for Pauling, his original £3,000 fine also remains and Born To Succeed is banned form running for 40 days.