Fergal O’Brien decides not to appeal against Wincanton schooling penalties, citing lack of potential benefit.

The trainer was fined £4,000 and the jockey banned for 18 days, beginning on April 22, after stewards found Brennan had failed to ride Northern Air in such a way that he could be seen to ask for “timely, real and substantial effort” to obtain the best possible placing. The penalties were the maximum possible for schooling and conditioning a […]