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25/02/02 Three Apprentices Outed in SA
Young South Australian rider Matthew Neilson became the third apprentice suspended in as many days in the state after an inquiry into a recent Balaklava incident was completed this afternoon.

Neilson was charged with careless riding after his ride on Thunder Creek in the fourth race at Balaklava on February 13.

He was originally charged at Balaklava but Stewards agreed to hold an adjourned inquiry at a later date enabling Neilson's master Barry Dunn to attend and make a submission.

Following this afternoon's submissions he was outed for a period of two meetings. His sentence will begin at midnight on March 3 and expire at midnight on March 11.

Yesterday rookie rider Ben Grimston, who started his riding career at Lindsay Park in Angaston, was suspended at the Port Lincoln race meeting.

Grimston, who only had his first TAB ride at the same track just over a fortnight earlier, was outed for his ride aboard Simms Cove in the Yalumba Class One Handicap.

Stewards found that Grimston had permitted his mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of Pearl's Image, forcing that horse and Saltara to be checked.

Grimston's period on the sidelines began at midnight yesterday and will conclude at midnight March 9.

And on Saturday Adelaide based apprentice Chris Symons was charged with "dishonesty" and banned for six weeks after a weight offence at the Kangaroo Island Cup meeting at Kingscote.

Symons rode five of the six winners on the program including the Cup aboard the Adelaide stayer Damon.

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