Diuretic forces Maloney out at Caulfield

Nature Strip
Nature Strip ridden by Ryan Maloney wins the United Petroleum Handicap at Ladbrokes Park Lakeside Racecourse on January 10, 2018 in Springvale, Australia. (Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

Racing Victoria stewards have adjourned an inquiry after jockey Ryan Maloney was stood down from riding at Caulfield.

Maloney admitted to stewards taking a diuretic when called upon to provide a random urine sample before Saturday’s meeting.

Stewards told the jockey he was stood down from future riding engagements until the sample he provided is analysed and an inquiry conducted.

He was further informed he needs to provide a clear sample and a medical certificate before being allowed to ride a horse again.

Maloney had a good book of six rides at Caulfield on Saturday including pre-race favourite Theanswermyfriend in the Group Three Victoria Handicap.