The trainer James Bethell's appeal against the disqualification of Hunters of Brora in last Saturday's Ladbroke Spring Cup at Newbury was dismissed yesterday. The Jockey Club disciplinary committee found Hunters Of Brora interfered with Cadeaux Tryst, caused by irresponsible riding by Darryll Holland "in that one and a half furlongs from the finish he went for a gap of insufficient size when it should have been obvious to him that such a manoeuvre would result in interference".
Amtrak Express, forced to miss today's Whitbread Gold Cup at Sandown, has been moved from Nicky Henderson to Jenny Pitman.
Mark Johnston, successful in the Swiss 2,000 Guineas last year with Double Diamond, attempts the double with Polar Flight at Dielsdorf tomorrow.
Ukraine Venture was introduced at 25-1 for the Oaks after her victory by 10 lengths in yesterday's April Maiden Stakes at Sandown. Romanov is 25-1 for the Derby after winning the Tudor Stakes.