Further positive sample confirmed from Laming runner

Racing Victoria (RV) stewards have confirmed a positive sample from the Richard Laming trained Sly Romance.

RV stewards reported they had received a report from Racing Analytical Services Limited confirming that a prohibited substance has been detected in a blood sample collected from Sly Romance prior to its seventh placing in the Ramsden Stakes at Flemington on May.

On Thursday Cranbourne based Laming was notified of a confirmed positive result to cobalt of one of his horses, Iam Ekstraordinary.

RASL reported that the blood sample taken from Sly Romance contained Triamcinolone Acetonide (a corticosteroid), which is banned under the Australian Rules of Racing.

The Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory also reported that it had detected Triamcinolone Acetonide within the reserve portion of the blood sample.

RV stewards initially informed Laming of the irregularity on 25 June and on Friday he was advised of the confirmatory findings and that stewards are continuing their investigation.