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William Pike suspended from Australian Cup

William Pike has been suspended following a Racing Victoria careless riding charge after his ride on So Si Bon in the Australian Cup.

William Pike suspended from Australian Cup

William Pike has been suspended following a Racing Victoria careless riding charge after his ride on So Si Bon in the Australian Cup.

So Si Bon winning the Mrc Lord Stakes
So Si Bon winning the Mrc Lord Stakes Picture:Racing and Sports

Leading West Australian jockey William Pike Horseform  has been suspended for careless riding aboard So Si Bon Horseform  in the Australian Cup at Flemington.

Racing Victoria stewards suspended Pike for eight meetings which will start after the jockey rides in stakes races at Ascot next Saturday with a return date of March 24.


He rides at Morphettville on Monday where his book includes Top Of The Range Horseform  in the Adelaide Cup.

Pike was angling for a seven meeting suspension to enable him to ride in the Group Three Gimcrack Stakes at Ascot on March 23.

While stewards rated the interference, where Pike shifted out aboard So Si Bon on to Muntahaa Horseform  at the 450m mark to be in the low range, they took into account it was a Group One race.

Stewards reported the Liam Howley-trained Melbourne Cup winner Rekindling Horseform  had a slow post-race recovery with stablemate Almandin Horseform  requiring a veterinary certificate after suffering exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage.

Unplaced $1.65 favourite Avilius Horseform  received an ulcerated right eye during the race.

AAP


AAP



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