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Sheehan chasing another Saturday success after ban overturned

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Gavin Sheehan returns for another good book of rides on Saturday, having had his 14-day ban received at Huntingdon last month overturned.

Jockey : Gavin Sheehan
Jockey : Gavin Sheehan Picture: Harry Trump/Getty Images

During a hearing on Thursday, the independent panel overturned the ban, initially given after the on-course stewards were dissatisfied with the ride aboard Lucy Wadham's Zain Nights. They reported the jockey had not produced a 'timely, real and substantial effort to obtain the best possible placing'.

Trainer Lucy Wadham also received a £3000 fine, yet both punishments were quashed in Thursday's review.

"It was something I didn't think was ever going to happen, I felt the ride was good on the day and everything," said Sheehan.

"But, it's come this far and I'm delighted that we got the right result."

Gavin Sheehan enjoyed big Saturday success aboard Datsalrightgino in last week's Coral Gold Cup at Newbury and boasts another exciting book of rides at Sandown, including You Wear It Well in the rescheduled Fighting Fifth Hurdle.

"Obviously I had a brilliant weekend last weekend and I'm now hoping for another one this weekend," added Sheehan.

"Things are going great and Jamie is definitely a trainer that is progressing and all it is is getting better horses. Better horses make life easier and he's got them.

"It's exciting that we've got Datsalrightgino who has just come out and won the Coral Gold Cup, but now we've got a contender for the Fighting Fifth and the Henry VIII.

"Things are going well and I know better than anyone that this game is a rollercoaster and things are going great now, but you can get put back down pretty quick.

"I'm just enjoying it at the moment, that's what I'm trying to do, and trying to keep the ball rolling. You can't take the foot off the gas now. Last week was brilliant, but that's in the past now and I have got to look forward to my one ride tomorrow and doing my best on that and then look forward to Saturday."

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