Charlie Brooks has criticised media coverage of the Jockey Club's investigation into the running of his Man Mood at Warwick in November. The trainer discovered yesterday that there will be no official inquiry into the race in which Man Mood was pulled up by Graham Bradley when odds- on to beat one other opponent.
Brooks said: "I was disappointed that the Jockey Club informed the press that there was to be an investigation before they notified me. Most worryingly, it concerns me that details of the investigation were leaked while it was still going on."
The Club's representative John Maxse replied to Brooks's statement: "We are sorry that Charlie Brooks is dissatisfied with the way the inquiry has been handled. The Jockey Club shares his concern that certain aspects of the investigation found their way into print. The Club has not at any stage released information or made any comment regarding the nature or details of the investigation."
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