Three-day ban for Hind
Wednesday 06 August 1997
Hind called it "a poor decision", after being stood down for 14 to 16 August following his ride on John Gosden's Literary, which was beaten six and a half lengths into fifth behind Country Thatch in last race. He described Literary as a stubborn filly that he was trying to relax, but the stewards felt he could have brought her home in third place.
The incident overshadowed a fine piece of training by Con Horgan with Country Thatch, who 12 months ago underwent an operation for a soft palate. Horgan said: "He had a terrible wind problem and made a hell of a noise. It's taken a long time to get his confidence back."
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