Manawatu jockey Rosie Myers faces nearly a month on the sideline as a result of the incident that unseated Sam O’Malley in the first race at Trentham yesterday.

Myers pleaded guilty to careless riding on Sweepstake after an inward movement in the back straight caused the O’Malley-ridden Strolling Vagabond to clip heels and almost fall.

O’Malley escaped injury, however Myers paid a high price, being suspended for 18 riding days from the close of racing today up to and including April 12.