Watch: Jamie Codd given 17-day whip ban and will miss two days of Punchestown festival after landing Aintree bumper
Jamie Codd will miss the Thursday and Friday of the Punchestown after he was handed a £400 fine and a 17-day ban for overuse of the whip in his victory on Getaway Katie Mai at Aintree yesterday.
The John Queally-trained mare showed plenty of mettle in the closing stages of the Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ bumper but replays show that she was struck well over the permitted level from the wings of the second last to the winning post.
The mare was examined by the veterinary officer after the race and was found to have no abnormalities.
A 41-second clip shared on Racing UK's twitter account shows the Wexford jockey using his whip 15 times.
A superb ride from Jamie Codd who guides Getaway Katie Mai (15-8f) to victory in the Grade 2 Bumper @AintreeRaces. The five-year-old mare is now 2-3 in bumpers. #GrandNational #ExcitingProspect— Racing UK (@racing_uk) April 12, 2018
Results ➡️ https://t.co/7iJOPsvjqx pic.twitter.com/IpO5TJFLRV
Spectators had a mixed reaction to Codd's performance on social media.
I thought it was very poor by Jamie Codd. Would the horse have won had the whip been used that much? Probably as was the best horse. But not s good advert for the sport and thus won’t be eradicated unless tougher sanctions imposed.— Julie Greenwood (@julieg7171) April 12, 2018
Another high profile winning whip ban today, Jamie Codd gets 17 days. Either the rules are wrong or the penalties aren't severe enough, am I missing something??— Ben Cottrell (@big78ben) April 12, 2018
Lovely Katie and the brilliant Jamie Codd saved my bacon in the lucky last. Owe them a drink and a bag of carrots. https://t.co/niiwFnxhz0— Tania Kindersley (@taniakindersley) April 12, 2018
Didn’t bet the last winner by Jamie Codd but that was a peach of a ride🏇🏇— scott callander (@allincally) April 12, 2018