In-form apprentice Patrick Moloney has failed in his appeal against a 16-meeting careless riding suspension. Moloney was suspended after riding Rapid Link in the NMIT Fillies and Mares 0 – 58 Handicap at Kyneton last Friday.

RV stewards declared he was careless in that he let his mount shift in near the winning post, causing other horses to be tightened, and one to almost fall.

Today Moloney appealed against both the decision to suspend him and the severity of the 16-meeting suspension.

At the time of the suspension stewards deemed the incident in the ‘high’ range and took into account Moloney’s record in this area.

The RAD Board today dismissed his appeal, and as he had applied for and was granted a stay of proceedings, his suspension will now not end until midnight on Tuesday, December 10.

Moloney was also suspended at the Moonee Valley meeting the following day when he received a 10-meeting suspension.

Thus he will now not be back riding until December 19.