Racing

Munro ousted for three months

English jockey Alan Munro has been handed a three-month suspension for an "unsatisfactory" ride on Gold Prize in Race 2 at Kranji on Friday night.

After taking evidence from Munro and Ricardo Le Grange, the trainer of Gold Prize, Munro was found guilty of a charge for failing to ride to the satisfaction of the stewards.

The specifics of the charge being that, from the 400m mark until the winning post, he had failed to ride his mount with sufficient vigour and determination.

Munro's suspension will be from yesterday until Dec 9.

Three other jockeys and an apprentice were issued suspensions for careless riding. They were Alysha Collett , Olivier Placais, Ryan Curatolo and apprentice WS Chan.

Placais, who was suspended for his ride on Super Win in Race 2 on Friday, has lodged an appeal against his two-day suspension and has been granted a stay of execution.

Chan pleaded guilty to careless riding on Green Star in Race 5 on Sunday and copped a suspension of four Singapore race days (yesterday until Sept 25).

Collett, the rider of Revolution in the same race, received two Singapore race days, from yesterday until Sept 21.

Curatolo, the rider of Lim's Knight in Race 6 on Sunday, will be out of action for three Singapore race days, from Sept 15 until Sept 25.

HORSE RACING