Treadwell banned after Leicester error

  • Last Updated: January 30 2013, 15:16 GMT

Liam Treadwell received a 12-day ban from the Leicester stewards after he took the wrong course aboard Special Robon.

Liam Treadwell: Banned after Leicester incident

The Grand National-winning jockey steered his mount wide to bypass the fourth-last obstacle when in fact it was the third from home which was to be omitted. He immediately held his hands up to the error of judgement, allowing the post-race stewards' inquiry to be completed within a matter of minutes.

In an incident-packed contest, AP McCoy found himself dumped on top of the first fence when his mount Franklin Roosevelt all but refused to jump, having been sent off a well-backed favourite.

Victory went the way of Lough Coi who denied the well-backed Seventh Hussar under James Banks.

The second race on the card went to Module, who continued on his path to the Cheltenham Festival when obliging at 1/4 for Tom George and jockey Paddy Brennan.

Meanwhile, Treadwell made amends for his earlier mistake by guiding Reginaldinho to victory in the third race, rewarding punters who backed the horse into 3/1 favouritism.

After the race, he told At The Races: "It meant a lot, that did. He's picked up well and done it nicely.

"I must apologise to all connections and those who backed him (Special Robon).

"I'm not going to make excuses. You take it on the chin. Mistakes happen."


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