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Schofield and McDonald suspended at Randwick

  • Sun, 05 Aug 2018
  • AAP Turf

Glyn Schofield and James McDonald will each miss one Saturday meeting because of careless riding in the Gr. 2 Missile Stakes at Randwick.

But after electing to begin their bans immediately, both jockeys will be back for August 18 for the first Group One meeting of the new season featuring the Winx Stakes.

McDonald won the Missile Stakes at Randwick on Pierata, while Schofield was second on the favourite Kementari. They pleaded guilty, with McDonald admitting to shifting at the 700-metre mark and causing interference to Egyptian Symbol.

Schofield's offence happened early in the straight when he shifted out, causing a concertina effect with Egyptian Symbol at the end of that as well.

Brisbane apprentice Michael Murphy's first Sydney visit was highlighted by his win on the Steve Tregea-trained Bergerac but later soured by a week's suspension and $1000 fine for excessive use of the whip. Murphy's poor record regarding whip infringements went against him.