Martin Keighley aiming to take Any Currency to victory in the Glenfarclas Chase
CONFIDENT: Keighley reckons Any Currency is the best cross-country chaser in Europe
Ridden to victory in the cross-country event at the Festival in March, Any Currency was found later to have traces of triamcinolone acetonide (TCA) in his urine sample.
The drug is used legally for horses in training, but is prohibited on racedays and must not be present in a horse’s system.
The ruling was made at a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel hearing yesterday.
Enda Bolger’s Josies Orders, who finished second on the day, was promoted to first place.
No fine was imposed on Keighley, who was cleared of any wrongdoing.
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Keighley and his team believed they had left enough time for the treatment to have cleared the horse’s system.
The loss of the race was a huge blow for the trainer, who was scoring his first win at jump racing’s biggest meeting with the 13-year-old gelding, who had finished runner-up for the two previous years.
After yesterday’s hearing, Keighley said: “I am pleased the disciplinary panel recognised that we have done nothing wrong. The treatment we put in was fine, we have just been unlucky.