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Stewards ponder Schofield ride

An inquiry into Glyn Schofield’s ride on Up ‘n’ Rolling at Canterbury has been adjourned.

Schofield was questioned on his decision-making over the final stages of Monday’s 1900m race which culminated in Up ‘n’ Rolling ($2.70 fav) finishing strongly for second to Kiseki Dane.

The Chris Waller-trained four-year-old was beaten a short neck.

Schofield was impeded about the 250-metre mark by apprentice Andrew Adkins, who received a five-day suspension for not preventing Red Knot from shifting out, but the stewards queried his call to take a route that left Up ‘n’ Rolling hampered in the first place.

Racing NSW deputy chief steward Philip Dingwall also asked Schofield why he did not use the whip as the winning post loomed.

“The whip was stuck and he was lengthening pretty quickly for me anyway,” Schofield said, adding he tried several times to free the whip.

“I was trying to get it out, but it doesn’t come out.”

Dingwall said he was surprised a jockey of Schofield’s experience was unable to untangle the whip from the reins.

“The whole world will be asking the same question,” he said.

“I don’t see you using a lot of force to remove the whip from wherever it’s entangled. You say you are and we’ll have to consider that.”

A date for the resumption of the inquiry is yet to be determined.

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