Friday 20 April 2018

Carberry faces hefty suspension

Peterjon Carberry, brother of Paul, Philip and Nina, faces a hefty suspension after mistaking the winning post in the final race at Uttoxeter yesterday.

Carberry was riding Rachel Hobbs' 100/30 favourite Monty's Moon in the Novices' Handicap Hurdle and appeared to have the prize sewn up when racing into a clear lead after the final flight.

But he eased down when passing the marker that denotes the chase and hurdle course and he was passed by both Some Catch and Miller's Dawn in the final strides, being beaten a neck and three-quarters of a length into third.

The on-course stewards noted this was Carberry's second such offence within the space of 12 months and therefore referred the matter to the BHA. Carberry was hit with a 10-day ban at Sandown last November after failing to ride out the finish on the Charlie Longsdon-trained Maurisca.

At Goodwood yesterday, Luca Cumani's Seta marked herself down as a filly to follow for the rest of the season with a scintillating comeback win.

The daughter of Pivotal was considered a major hope for Classic honours this time last year, but disappointed when well fancied for the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket.

She put that behind her by winning her next three starts however, and she looks to have improved again judged on her triumph in the totepool EBF Conqueror Stakes.

Always travelling strongly for Jean-Pierre Guillambert, the 100/30 shot clear in the straight and passed the post three and three-quarter lengths ahead of Anna Salai.

Gertrude Bell just managed to edge out favourite Polly's Mark in a thrilling finish to the EBF Daisy Warwick Fillies' Stakes.

Polly's Mark proved a determined opponent in front but 7/2 chance Gertrude Bell eventually wore her down to score by a head.

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