O'Neill banned

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The Independent Online
Dane O'Neill, having his first ride in the Derby on Zaforum tomorrow, will miss Royal Ascot after being given a 10-day ban at Goodwood yesterday.

The top apprentice was found guilty of reckless riding aboard Without Friends in the claiming race. The horse finished second but was disqualified and placed last. O'Neill, who plans to appeal, is banned on 15, 17-22 and 24-26 June.