Dunwoody misses rides after Lamp fall

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Richard Dunwoody missed his rides on Go Ballistic in the Cathcart Chase and Cheryl's Lad in the County Hurdle at Cheltenham yesterday after taking a heavy fall from the ill-fated Martin's Lamp in the Grand Annual Chase.

However, Dunwoody was passed fit by the course doctor and is able to return to action today. Conditional jockey Eugene Husband missed the ride on Divertimiento in the County Hurdle after being mildly concussed following a fall from Big Treat in the opening Daily Express Triumph Hurdle.

Richard Johnson picked up his second whip ban of the Cheltenham Festival and will miss the Grand National meeting. David Nicholson's rider was adjudged to have used his whip with unreasonable frequency aboard Air Shot, the runner-up at Challenger Du Luc in the Cathcart, and was banned for four days (27-30 March).

Nicholson was furious over the stewards' treatment of his jockey. Johnson had been banned for four days yesterday after riding Mr Mulligan into second place in the Sun Alliance Chase. David Bridgwater was also banned for two days, (23-25 March), for improper use of the whip on Cyborgo.

n Dean McKeown was banned for two days (23 March and 25 March) for hitting his mount Progression after the winning post in 4.55 at Lingfield. It means the jockey misses the William Hill Lincoln.