Jockey Jim Crowley at risk of 20-day whip ban following profitable King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes trip on Hukum at Ascot
- Jim Crowley is at risk of receiving a 20-day whip ban after his trip on Hukum
- His profitable King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes trip is below scrutiny
- Movies recommend Crowley might have used his whip 9 instances through the race
Jockey Jim Crowley might face a expensive sting within the tail, together with his profitable King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes trip on Hukum at Ascot on Saturday being scrutinised for a breach of whip rules.
It’s understood the trip has been referred to the BHA’s Whip Overview Committee, who meet on Tuesday.
Guidelines now permit a jockey to make use of the whip six instances throughout a Flat race. Movies suggests Crowley might have used his whip 9 instances.
Ought to that be the decision of the committee, who will determine if all of the strokes of the whip contacted with Hukum, he can be banned for 20 days as a result of whip penalties are doubled after they happen in huge races.
That will rule Crowley out of York’s Ebor assembly the place his rides probably embody Prince of Wales’s Stakes winner Mostahdaf within the Juddmonte Worldwide Stakes.
Jockey Jim Crowley is at risk of receiving a 20-day whip ban following Saturday’s race
Crowley’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes trip on Hukum at Ascot is being assessed
Movies recommend that Crowley could have used his whip 9 instances through the race he received
The incident will additional gas the unending debate about whip guidelines and penalties for jockeys who break these rules, particularly as there was little instant response to Crowley’s use of his whip throughout a pulsating remaining two-furlong, head-to-head with runner-up Westover.
In the meantime, following the most important win of his profession, Hukum is as brief as 5-1 for the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on October 1.