Own team rule out appeal

  • Last Updated: March 15 2014, 16:04 GMT

On His Own's owner Graham Wylie has announced that he has decided not to appeal the decision of the Cheltenham stewards who left the placings unaltered following a long inquiry into the result of the Gold Cup.

On His Own (left) goes down all guns blazing at Cheltenham
On His Own (left) goes down all guns blazing at Cheltenham

The Willie Mullins-trained On His Own was carried to his right by the winner Lord Windermere inside the final 100 yards and the stewards took a good 15 minutes to come up with their result.

They decided that the interference was not severe enough to alter the outcome and Jim Culloty was allowed to enter the history books as only the fifth man to have ridden and trained the winner of the big race.

Wylie stated in the immediate aftermath that he would talk to all his party before deciding what to do but confirmed that no further action would be taken.

"Of course we're not appealing, that wouldn't be a very sporting thing to do," said Wylie. "He ran a great race and I'm so proud of him, I'm happy with second.

"I know he was supplemented but I actually thought it was a two horse race between Bobs Worth and Silviniaco Conti, and over the last it looked that.

"Ruby (Walsh) said before it he might finish fourth but he could sneak third and he did even better than that.

"I don't think he'll run in the National, it comes very quick and he had a hard race so we're looking towards Punchestown, I think."


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