Friday 14 December 2018

Watch: Jamie Codd given 17-day whip ban and will miss two days of Punchestown festival after landing Aintree bumper

Jamie Codd riding Getaway Katie Mai (L) win The Goffs Nickel Coin Maresâ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race at Aintree
Jamie Codd riding Getaway Katie Mai (L) win The Goffs Nickel Coin Maresâ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race at Aintree
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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.

Spectators had a mixed reaction to Codd's performance on social media.

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