Sam Kavanagh told stewards he was desperate and misguided in his efforts to win.Sam Kavanagh told stewards he was desperate and misguided in his efforts to win. Photo: Paul Harris

Stood-down trainer Sam Kavanagh admitted Midsummer Sun was given a drench treatment and injected only hours before his Gosford Cup win in January as the stewards’ inquiry into the horse’s positive test to cobalt  continued on Thursday.

Kavanagh said he “didn’t know” what was in the drench disqualified trotting trainer Mitchell Butterfield admitted administering at 2pm on race day. Butterfield also said he gave it a 20millilitre needle, which he was told held vitaminC and formaldehyde,  a treatment for bleeders. They were given at Kavanagh’s stable before Midsummer Sun left for Gosford on January9 for the race run at 6.05pm.