Bartos still hopes to win jumps jockeys' championship
Josef Bartos still hopes to win the jumps jockeys' championship for 2012. He has appealed against his disqualification in the first race on Velka Pardubicka day, when he rode All About Cossio. He was originally suspended from riding for two racing days, which would have virtually ended his chances in the championship. However, his suspension has now been put off pending the outcome of his appeal. If Bartos's win on All About Cossio is reinstated, Bartos would be only two wins behind Marcel Novak and Jaroslav Myska, and a successful afternoon at the final meeting of the season at Pardubice on Saturday, October 27th might be enough to win the championship for him.
Bartos reports that Sixteen did not have a good day on Saturday. She had some trouble with a hoof in the period before the race, and had received a knock in her journey to the course. Finally, she did not enjoy running on the muddy ploughed fields. The 12-y-o mare is all right, but was pulled up as she was about to get tailed off. She is now to be retired, but will be given a year off before a decision is made on whether she will go to stud.