FURIOUS ITV Racing star Adele Mulrennan lashed out at 'nasty and abusive' trolls for mocking her jockey husband.
Adele's man Paul, who has more than 1,000 winners to his name, had just finished seventh on 11-8 favourite George Ridsdale in the 1.45 race at Newcastle.
Mulrennan's mount was beaten five lengths by 9-4 winner Greengage in the 1m 4½f Class 5 contest.
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One Twitter user tagged Paul in a tweet after the race with the message: "George Ridsdale? What the hell were you doing?'
Another commented: "Left his brain in the jockey room."
In reply to that message, a user with the name Mark Rankin said: "Almost looked like there was no intention to win the race… Me thinks there needs to be a bit of scrutiny?"
And the other user wrote back: "Interesting that a jockey can get off a horse so quickly and onto his phone shortly after a rotten ride. Interesting @BHAPressOffice."
Adele, who had 12 winners in 100 rides as an apprentice jockey before quitting to become a mum, took exception to the criticism.
She posted: "What is wrong with people a lot of jockeys join twitter to give followers a chance to interact with them on a social level a lot of followers appreciate that but there are unfortunately those who use it as a platform to be nasty and take out their frustration on."
Adele then tagged four users she claimed had sent the tweets and added: "I am sorry that #GeorgeRidsdale did not win but that gives you no excuse to send abusive tweets or messages to my husband."
One of those tagged tweeted Adele back saying: "How is that an abusive tweet I'm just stating facts he didn't give the horse a chance."
To which Adele replied: "So just because it was beaten you state he didn't try."
Paul went onto win his very next race on the card, taking the honours with 16-5 shot Whittle Le Woods, who won by a head from 4-5 favourite Quest For Fun.
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