Walsh guided Benie Des Dieux house to win the Mares’ Hurdle as of late.
However the BHA has now suspended the rider for overuse of the whip right through the run.
“Ruby Walsh suspended for 2 days for the usage of his whip above the authorized stage at the winner, BENIE DES DIEUX (FR),” the BHA tweeted.
Benie Des Dieux did simply sufficient to look off the problem of Nighttime Excursion – a 33/1 outsider – to say victory in at 16.10 on day probably the most Competition.
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After the race Willie Mullins, teacher of Benie Des Dieux, stated: “We made up our minds to return for this race as a result of there is no mares’ chase. What else may she have run in?
“The Ryanair possibly, however this used to be the one race price sending her again over hurdles for.
“After she’d received her first race for us we did a few items of labor and I texted Wealthy to mention she used to be like ‘Benie Des Douvan’ – that used to be the vibe she used to be giving us. I attempted to stay that beneath wraps, regardless that!
“When she received closing time I instructed David (Mullins) not to go away Cheltenham in the back of, win if you’ll however do not give her a difficult race, and that is the reason what he did.
“Ruby used to be sensible on her however she best simply were given house. She in point of fact wishes a travel and can pass long ago up in travel and again over fences now.
“She in point of fact may well be the rest, I believe a large number of her.”
Walsh isn’t the one jockey in sizzling water for whip use at Cheltenham.
Patrick Mullins, who rode Rathvinden to victory within the Beginners Chase, has been suspended for 6 days.
Can I am getting my a refund?
Punters will probably be asking if they are able to get their a refund from the 2 races concerned – the 16.10 and 16.50.
Alternatively, it seems that not going that any bookmaker would refund bets.
Whilst whip use is an offence, it does no longer disqualify the runner from the race.
Extra to apply…