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Parish faces questions over ride

  • Wed, 14 Mar 2018
  • AAP Turf

Caulfield Cup-winning jockey Cory Parish will have to front the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board after being charged over a recent ride at Bendigo.

Racing Victoria stewards yesterday charged Parish with not taking all reasonable and permissible measures throughout a race on February 28 to ensure the horse he was riding, Sonaree, was given full opportunity to win or obtain the best possible placing.

Four-year-old gelding Sonaree, who is trained by David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig, finished fifth in the 1000-metre maiden, beaten just over two and a half lengths in his third career start.

Stewards said approaching and passing the 200-metre point Parish failed to take a run that presented between two horses, Lechter and Champagne Scent, when there was sufficient room to do so.

They also allege from the 100 metres Parish made insufficient effort to shift to the outside of Lechter to obtain clear running, and/or, he failed to ride Sonaree with sufficient vigour and purpose.

No date has been set for the RAD Board hearing into the charge.

Parish claimed the biggest win of his career last spring when he guided outsider Boom Time to victory in the A$3 million Caulfield Cup for the Hayes/Dabernig team.