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Stewards hand down lengthy ban to SA apprentice Stacey Metcalfe after narrow defeat

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Exalted Marine held a healthy break inside the final furlong

Exalted Marine held a healthy break inside the final furlong

South Australian apprentice Stacey Metcalfe will spend a lengthy stint on the sidelines after suffering a narrow defeat at Murray Bridge on Wednesday. 

Metcalfe was riding Exalted Marine in a heat of the National Apprentice Series over 1400m. 

The Grant Young-trained mare was taken to the front and sped along in the lead to put a gap of seven lengths on the field approaching the 600m. 

The $14 chance still maintained a healthy break despite beginning to tire with a furlong to go. 



Exalted Marine was nabbed on the line. Video: Sky Racing



Metcalfe then eased up on Exalted Marine inside the final 100m, before trying to get busy…



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