Cheltenham Festival: Jockey Tom O'Brien given 10-day ban

Tom O'Brien

Jump jockey Tom O'Brien is set to miss next month's Cheltenham Festival after being given a 10-day ban at Doncaster.

Stewards found him guilty of "failing to take all reasonable and permissible measures to obtain the best possible placing" aboard Benefit Cut.

The horse finished seventh in a novices' hurdle race won by Minella Forfitness.

O'Brien's ban will run from 6 to 15 March with Cheltenham's four-day festival beginning on 12 March.

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