William Buick to miss Craven meeting after picking up eight-day ban
Last Updated: 30/03/17 11:54pm
William Buick is set to miss next month's Craven Meeting at Newmarket after picking up an eight-day ban at Chelmsford on Thursday night.
Buick was penalised by the stewards for his ride on the John Gosden-trained Zillion, who was beaten over 10 lengths in finishing fourth in the Bet toteexacta At betfred.com Median Auction Maiden Stakes.
The stewards inquired into the horse's performance and Buick reported Zillion had hung badly up the straight, while Gosden's representative said the handler was satisfied with the ride.
A post-race check by the vet showed the colt to be lame, prompting the stewards to find Buick in breach of the Rules in that "he failed to pull up a horse where it was contrary to the horse's welfare to continue as there was a problem which was materially affecting the colt's performance".
Buick will be out of action April 13-20 inclusive, ruling him out of the Craven meeting which runs from April 18-20.