David Allan handed lengthy whip ban

Mattmu ridden by David Allan wins the coral.co.uk Rockingham Stakes at York Racecourse.
Image: David Allan pictured winning on Mattmu at York earlier in the year

Jockey David Allan has been suspended for 23 days by the British Horseracing Authority over his misuse of the whip.

The disciplinary panel of the BHA held an inquiry on Thursday to establish whether or not Allan had breached the whip rules aboard Youcouldntmakeitup when third in the Jump Season Next On December 2nd Handicap at Catterick last month.

The panel accepted Allan's admission that he had used his whip above the permitted level and considered that the breach would have warranted a suspension of four days.

Taking into account that Allan had committed five whip breaches since July 4 and had 292 rides over this period, the panel suspended him for 23 days, of which seven days will be deferred for two months until February 1, 2016.

The suspension will run from November 13-December 1 inclusive on days that Flat racing is scheduled to take place.

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