Stewards' inquiry confirms Samarinda win

Supporters of Samarinda had to endure an agonising stewards' inquiry before Pam Sly's four-year-old was awarded first prize in the Paul Kelleway Memorial Classified Stakes.

Supporters of Samarinda had to endure an agonising stewards' inquiry before Pam Sly's four-year-old was awarded first prize in the Paul Kelleway Memorial Classified Stakes.

Micky Fenton punched the 8-1 shot into the lead swinging for home but his every move was covered by Jimmy Fortune aboard the 15-8 favourite Montpellier.

The pair duelled down the straight and Sly’s charge was allowed to keep the mile race despite having drifted right into Montpellier through the final furlong, with a head separating the duo at the post.

Sly said of the gelding, who was completing a hat-trick on the all-weather: “He keeps going up in the handicap and will be difficult to place soon, but he likes the all-weather and has won on it five times now.”

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