Jedd O'Keeffe: "It's completely and utterly my fault"

Jedd O’Keeffe: “It is utterly and totally my fault”

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Instructor Jedd O’Keeffe used to be left red-faced when Aegeus, a number one fancy for the 1m2f handicap at Lingfield on Monday, used to be declared a non-runner after the incorrect horse arrived on the Surrey observe.

As is same old observe the pony who arrived on the path used to be scanned through officers, at which level it used to be found out that any other horse from the similar solid relatively than 5-1 shot Aegeus had made the 280-mile adventure from O’Keeffe’s backyard in North Yorkshire.   

“We purchased the house owners plenty of horses on the horses in coaching gross sales,” O’Keeffe defined. “Two got here again in combination and they have been blended up ever since. It is utterly and totally my fault and my fault on my own that I did not take a look at.

“I am embarrassed to mention that we do have our personal scanner and it is simply slipped throughout the web and one thing I forgot to do. It hasn’t took place sooner than and I will be able to ensure it would possibly not occur once more.”


O’Keeffe, who showed solid big name Sam Spinner is an supposed runner in a Grade 2 amateur chase over 3m at Doncaster on Saturday, added: “The pony were given scanned this morning and so they mentioned this isn’t the pony who has been declared to race, at which level my cheeks reddened an terrible lot.

“Now we have scanned each unmarried horse at the backyard since we came upon simply to verify I have never made any other silly error.”

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