Beriman outed for three months
Jockey Nikita Beriman has been suspended for three months on a running and handling charge emanating from the Oaks day meeting at Warrnambool last Thursday.
Racing Victoria stewards resumed an inquiry into Beriman’s handling of Shadow Land who finished last in the Warrnambool Mazda 6 Maiden Plate (1400m).
Beriman was found guilty by stewards of a charge of failing to take all reasonable and permissible measures throughout the race to ensure her horse was given full opportunity to win or obtain the best possible place in the field.
Stewards found that from near the 250m mark until after passing the 50m mark, Beriman failed to make sufficient effort to improve her position between Napoleonic (Lincoln Coffey) and Egyptian Waltz (Neville Wilson) when in the opinion of the stewards she had the opportunity to do so.
Beriman suspension is to begin from midnight on Tuesday and expires at midnight on February 9.