Friday, January 03, 2014

 

Three-horse race: Jockey Bryan Cooper onboard Benefficient (right) clears the last fence on his way to winning ahead of Hidden Cyclone and Arvika Ligeonniere Photo: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Three-horse race: Jockey Bryan Cooper onboard Benefficient (right) clears the last fence on his way to winning ahead of Hidden Cyclone and Arvika Ligeonniere
Photo: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Trainer Shark Hanlon has lost out in his bid to have Hidden Cyclone claimed winner of the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase at Leopardstown.

Hanlon’s charge, who finished second to Benefficient in the Grade One contest on 27 December, was beaten by three-quarters of a length although Tony Martin’s charge who got close to Hidden Cyclone on the run-in. A stewards’ inquiry immediately after the race failed to alter the result but Hanlon lodged an appeal to the Turf Club.

We had to give it (an appeal) a go. There was interference, there was a lot of money involved and it was a Grade One race. I still believe if the two horses had run straight to the line it would have been a different result, but there is no point going on about it now,” said Hanlon, a columnist with the Nationalist.

Hanlon will now send his stable star to Ascot for the Sodexo Clarence House Chase, formerly known as the Victor Chandler, on 18 January.

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