Treadwell Gets Hefty Ban At Leicester

Wed 30th Jan 2013, 14:56

Liam Treadwell received a 12-day ban from the Leicester stewards after he took the wrong course aboard Special Robon.

The Grand National-winning jockey steered his mount wide to bypass the fourth-last obstacle when in fact it was the third from home which was to be omitted, and offered no excuse after the race.

In an incident-packed contest, AP McCoy found himself dumped on top of the first fence when his mount Franklin Roosevelt all-but refused to jump, having been sent off a well-backed favourite.

Victory went the way of Lough Coi who denied the well-backed Seventh Hussar under James Banks.

Will there be another Irish winner at Aintree?

A lot has been said recently about the fact that the Irish contingent at Cheltenham tend to stoke up the fires of Anglo-Irish needle with their flag waving and chest beating due to our incredible success in recent years. As pointed out previously, this is nothing more than a bit of harmless fun that some folk on both sides of the Irish Sea take a little too seriously.

THE IRISH TIMES