Curatolo to ride on a stay at Kranji this weekend

French jockey Ryan Curatolo will be able to ride at Kranji this weekend after he was granted a stay of proceedings by the Macau Jockey Club following his decision to appeal against a one-month suspension for not riding to the satisfaction of the Macau stewards in a race at Taipa on July 28.

The Kranji-based rider incurred the ban in the Group 1 Macau Derby when he was deemed to not have made sufficient effort to stop his horse Royal Garden from drifting out inside the final 200 metres of the 1800m feature race, which Stewards felt cost him the race. Royal Garden ran on strongly to finish a neck-second to the favourite Pearl Green (Manoel Nunes).

Shortly after the suspension was meted out, Curatolo lodged an appeal, which will be heard on August 14. With the stay reciprocated by the Singapore Turf Club, he can take rides at the racing action at Kranji this weekend on August 10 and 12 (Jumbo Jet Trophy meeting).

Curatolo, who was present at trackwork and the barrier trials at Kranji on Tuesday, has been booked for eight rides but has no ride in the Group 3 Jumbo Jet Trophy (1400m) on Sunday.