Sydney jockey Tye Angland will miss the Group 1 Caulfield Cup ride on Group 1 Victoria Derby winner Ace High despite winning his appeal against a careless riding charge at Racing NSW on Friday.
Angland lodged an appeal against the penalty of his suspension after being found guilty by Racing NSW Stewards' under AR137(a) after his ride on Aramayo in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on Saturday.
Angland was suspended for a period commencing Sunday, October 14th 2018 and to expire on Sunday, October 21st 2018 on which day he may ride. The suspension meant that Angland would miss the Caulfield Cup meeting on October 20th.
"It is a bit confusing because I have employed a lawyer, gone to the hearing, won my case and still do not get any time shaved off my suspension," said Angland.
"It has been a complete waste of time. The only positive is that my record shows a low level of carelessness instead of medium.”
Chief steward Marc van Gestel clarified their position.
"Originally we gave Tye seven meetings but that was reduced to 4.6, which we then rounded down to four," said Marc van Gestel, Racing NSW Chairman of Stewards.
"While the head of today's panel agreed with the stewards, the panel, by majority, said the incident was low.
"But they agreed on a 3.9-meeting suspension, which was rounded up to four."
Damiem Oliver will now rides the David Payne trained Redoute's Choice entire who won the Group 2 Hill Stakes at Randwick at his last start.
In other jockey news Hugh Bowman will partner the Lloyd Williams-owned The Cliffsofmoher (IRE) in the Caulfield Cup.
In further news from Racing NSW stewards, they advised that a track inspection of Kembla Grange by Stewards this afternoon has confirmed the track rating as a Heavy 10.
The meeting will proceed provided there is no further significant rainfall.