Talking Horses: Moscrop banned after winning race at Perth on lame horse

The part-owner of Im Too Generous has defended Nathan Moscrop after the jockey was banned for 10 days

A dramatic novice chase at Perth on Tuesday left jockey Nathan Moscrop with a winner and a 10-day riding ban. The stewards decided that he had failed to pull up his mount Im Too Generous – the only one of six starters still standing – when the gelding apparently went lame after jumping the final fence.

Moscrop made all the running on the 9-2 chance and was in a clear lead after three opponents failed to jump the fourth-last fence. Court Dreaming, who was in a distant second place, unseated his jockey at the next while the only other runner was pulled up. Im Too Generous came home in a canter, but the stewards held an inquiry and decided that the rider had “failed to dismount his horse when it appeared to have gone lame after the final fence”.

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