Ron Hodges said his Marion's Pet had was "very stiff and very bruised" yesterday morning after being ridden by Lynch. Marion's Pet (50-1) finished a well-beaten 11th of 14 in a two-year-old seller.
Hodges reported the jockey to the Windsor stewards and an inquiry is scheduled for Thursday. The trainer added: ``It was unnecessary - I told him she was very green and there was no instruction about being hard on her. The bruising on her stifles was disgraceful when I showed her to the vets. She never had a chance of winning but she half ran away with him going to the start and I think he lost his temper.''
Lynch would not be drawn yesterday. "I have absolutely no comment to make - speak to Reg Hollinshead," he said.
Hollinshead, to whom Lynch was apprenticed, defended the jockey after watching a recording of the race. "I have just watched the video and from what I've seen there wasn't much to make a meal about."Reuse content