Fakenham to make 'effective' changes

  • Last Updated: November 22 2012, 11:19 GMT

Fakenham are working to introduce measures in time for the next meeting on December 10 to try to avoid a repeat of the mistake that led Brendan Powell to take the wrong course when set for certain victory.

Brendan Powell: Took the wrong course at Fakenham

The conditional jockey was hit with a 14-day ban after he went the wrong side on the run-in and instead jumped the fence in front of the stands on Benny The Swinger, rather go to the left to the winning post when well clear in a race on Tuesday.

"I have been discussing it with directors of the racecourse company and the British Horseracing Authority and have spoken to senior jockeys who were there on the day," clerk of the course David Hunter told At The Races.

"We will be doing something to help the jockeys by engaging a casual member of staff, who will report directly to me, to have cones or something that is suitable in front of that particular fence after it has been jumped for the last time, depending on the distance of the race.

"It's got to be something that is simple to implement and effective, and we are seeing what the best thing is we can do."


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