Cochrane was charged with two offences over his riding of Keld, trained by James Fanshawe, in a claiming race at the track on 7 May. The charges were that Cochrane had failed to give Keld every chance of obtaining the best placing and that he had acted in a manner prejudicial to racing's integrity.
But, six months after the race and after a hearing lasting more than eight hours, the Jockey Club's disciplinary committee found that the rider had not broken any rules.
The matter was investigated after the spread-betting firms Sporting Index and City Index reported unusual betting patterns on the race.
Keld was an uneasy favourite, drifting from 5-4 to 2-1, and finished fifth of seven after Cochrane elected to race alone on the far side of the track.Reuse content