Bowman, Williams suspended at Flemington

Tuesday 7 November 2017, 6:35pm

Jockeys Hugh Bowman and Craig Williams will appeal careless riding suspensions handed out at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day.

The pair were each suspended for 11 meetings, commencing after the Oaks meeting on Thursday, with a return date of November 18.

Bowman and Williams hope to have their appeals heard by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on Wednesday.

Bowman was suspended aboard Warranty in the Lexus Hybrid Plate (1400m) for causing interference to Torvill, ridden by Jason Collett.

He told stewards the head on vision made the interference look a lot worse than that shown from the helicopter overhead.

"My point of view is there was no room for him and that is why I contact him," Bowman said.

"When I move out he's ridden along onto heels.

"The head on makes it look a lot worse."

Stewards deemed the interference to be in the mid-range in assessing the penalty.

Williams was suspended aboard Ozi Choice for shifting in and causing interference to Snipfit, ridden by Luke Nolen at the 800m mark of the Lavazza Short Black.

Nikita Beriman was suspended for six meetings following her win on Ocean Embers in the MSS Security Sprint for a whip breach while Joao Moreira's Melbourne Cup replacement Ben Allen was fined $2000 on the same offence aboard Thomas Hobson.

– AAP

Latest News

Coyle confident of another Group One

Today, 1:00pm

Train­er Ja­son Coyle is grow­ing in con­fi­dence Siren's Fury can give him a se­cond Queens­land Group One win in the Tatt's Tiara at Doom­ben.  More »

Pat Duff's hopes of stakes win soar

Today, 12:38pm

Train­er Pat Duff hopes he can share another stakes win with long-time own­er Wal­ly Tutt and Soar­ing Heart at Doom­ben.  More »

Divine experiment in Tatt's Cup

Today, 10:44am

Promis­ing gal­lop­er Di­vine Uni­corn will take another step in an ex­per­i­ment when he tack­les the Tat­ter­sall's Cup at his eighth start.  More »

More news headlines »