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Jockey Blake Shinn has won his appeal against a careless riding suspension and is free to ride English in the $10m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 14.

Jockey Blake Shinn, above, is free to ride English in The Everest at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Jockey Blake Shinn, above, is free to ride English in The Everest at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Shinn successfully fought the suspension that would have kept him out of the saddle from Monday October 2 until October 20.

“Delighted to report my appeal against my suspension was successful this morning which means I’m now free to ride at all upcoming meetings,” Shinn said on tweeter.

In the initial inquiry into interference in the Group 1 $1m De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on September 23, Racing New South Wales stewards found Shinn guilty of causing interference near the 1000m when his mount Pariah moved in when not clear of Chauffeur which in turn moved in onto Shogun Sun who had to be checked and also made contact with the running rail.

Shinn was in danger of missing The Everest ride on the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained English who is marked as a $13 chance in the early market order at Ladbrokes.com.au.

The Team Hawkes trained Chautauqua heads the betting at $5 just ahead of Lindsay Park’s Vega Magic at $5 and the inform Redzel at $6.

English has had one run back from a spell and with Shinn in the saddle ran fourth to Redzel in the Group 2 $200,000 Bowermans Office Furniture Shorts (1100m) at Randwick on September 16 and the pair will team up again on Saturday in the Group 2 $500,000 Santos Coffee Premiere Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.

Shinn is in for a busy weekend with Group 1 rides on Friday night at The Valley in Melbourne before returning to Sydney for his rides at Randwick on Saturday then back to Caulfield on Sunday.

Shinn will ride Voodoo Lad for trainer Darren Weir in the Group 1 $500,000 Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes (1000m) at The Valley on Friday night and then head back to Sydney to ride One More Honey in the Group 1 $500,000 Flight Stakes (1600m) and Happy Clapper in the Group 1 $1m Epsom Handicap (1600m).

The Melbourne Cup winning jockey then has four rides at Caulfield on Sunday which includes Tosen Stardom in the Group 1 $500,000 Keno Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m).

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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