Race 7 – 0 - 66 HCP - 1300 metres:
When the gates opened ACADEMY MAGIC was slow to begin.
Near the 600 metres David Bates rider of ROSE MARIE was dislodged.
The stewards adjourned at inquiry into the incident. S Scriven rider of ACADEMY MAGIC was found guilty of a charge under AR 137A(3) with excessive use of the whip on that gelding.
Stewards ordered under AR196 that S Scriven forfeit his riding fee.
Rode the horse for luck got through on the fence but held out by the winner.Gave it a decent flogging maybe the heat affected him.He should know better.