O'Brien free to ride pending appeal

Thu 21st Feb 2013, 11:51
Joseph O'Brien
Joseph O'Brien
(Healy Racing Photos)
Champion Jockey Joseph O'Brien, who picked up a 3 day ban for using his whip with excessive force on second placed Massabini at Dundalk a fortnight back, rides on the polytrack tomorrow night pending an appeal.

That hearing is reportedly set for Monday and in the interim O'Brien can take three mounts on Friday's seven race programme.

The aforementioned Massabini will be one of his rides again when John Coleman's charge goes in the 8.50.

In the opener, the Tipperary teenager is on Black N Brew for John McConnell whilst in the finale he teams up with his mother and father's El Salvador – a winner here two weeks back. (EM)

Murtagh back at Dundalk

Johnny Murtagh is back in action at Dundalk tomorrow evening when he takes two mounts on the seven race card.