Australian trainer David Brideoake has been cleared of race day treatment, with Racing NSW stewards determining the charges could not be proven.
The Brideoake-trained Princess Jenni was a late scratching from the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on April 6 when she was found to have a small lump on her neck, consistent with an injection.
After taking evidence at a hearing in Sydney on Monday, stewards found the lump could have been caused by exposed steel mesh on her stable door or from a routine injection two days earlier. Swabs taken from the filly showed nothing untoward.
“Accordingly, the stewards find the charges issued against Mr Brideoake are not proven,” the stewards report said.
Stewards also took into account Brideoake’s good reputation in the industry and his clean record.