Warren O'Connor given six-day suspension

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Warren O'Connor was punished by the stewards after My Best Valentine was caught in the final stride of the O'Hare Cup Handicap at Chester yesterday. Looking all over the winner with just yards to the post, the jockey eased down his mount. But Jason Tate came flying through on Concer Un to win by a short-head. The Irish rider was hauled in front of the stewards and given a six-day suspension for failing to ride out My Best Valentine. The ban will be from 9 September to 14 September.

n Sir Mark Prescott and George Duffield took their pattern-race haul to three within eight days when producing Brave Act to land the Solario Stakes at Sandown yesterday. Brave Act took inspiration from the performances of Pivotal and Red Camellia to beat Falkenham by a short-head. The display earned the colt a 33-1 quote for next year's 2,000 Guineas, but his trainer holds no ambitious plans for the son of Persian Bold.

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