Ridler survived the manager’s investigation to cause a 50/1 shock in a spectacular Norfolk Stakes makeover on Tuesday at Royal Ascot.
Richard Fahey’s runner, a runner who excelled in Group Two after winning just one of his first three starts, fiercely crossed the field from the far side of the track as he stepped out of the space. second row.
Racer Paul Hanagan appeared to be moving the strongest of them all as his mount darted straight ahead, but continued to drift ahead of rivals including strong traveling favorite Walbank for David Loughnane .
The manager’s investigation was quickly called but after initial investigations the race results still stood, with Walbank in second, Crispy Cat in third and Brave Nation in fourth.
Hanagan told Sky Sports Racing: “I’m not in yet so maybe there’s going to be a little break! He just sticks his ears forward and blinks to the left a little bit but he’s always awake and doing enough.
“A lot of horses can do that. I think he might have spotted the exit and it’s just a lot of blue.
“It’s a great place to come and have confidence but I think 50/1 is a bit unfair.
“The past few weeks have been tough, my family will confirm, but I’m slowly starting to feel that way. It’s for the family. I can go home and say I’m a Royal Ascot winner. today.”
‘The rules of dangerous driving are not fit for purpose’
Frustrated Loughnane, who finished runner-up in the same race last year as Go Bears Go, told Sky Sports Racing: “It was deja vu. Our horse did a great job. He was a super. star and we’re so proud of him.”
Racing expert Kevin Blake told Sky Sports Racing: “He[Paul Hanagan]committed a professional foul and there were no consequences if he lost the race.
“Jockey hasn’t been punished enough so they’re imposing a ban. He’ll probably get a high-level careless riding ban.
“There’s a reasonable case that that could be defined as dangerous riding but as we know in the UK, that rule hasn’t been applied since 2009. They don’t use it. It’s complete. Totally unfit for purpose. It’s extremely disappointing.”