Buick to appeal Epsom ban

William Buick will appeal against his ban

William Buick is to appeal against the five-day suspension that would rule him out of the two-day Investec Derby Festival at Epsom.

The Godolphin rider was hit with an untimely ban after steering Alqamar to victory for trainer Charlie Appleby at York on Friday.

His ban is due to start on Investec Oaks day (June 2) and carry on to Derby day and then June 5-7.

One ride he could potentially lose would be Jack Hobbs in the Coronation Cup, as well as on one of Godolphin's runners in the premier Classic, possibly Bay Of Poets, who was third to Cracksman and Dante winner Permian in the Derby Trial at Epsom and runner-up to Cliffs Of Moher in the Dee Stakes at Chester.

Buick's appeal to the British Horseracing Authority is to be made by the Professional Jockeys Association.

The PJA's Paul Struthers tweeted: "@PJAOfficial to lodge appeal on behalf of William Buick against 5 day suspension tomorrow morning. Likely to be finding and penalty but TBC."

For bans up to four days, jockeys can postpone the days of a ban when it clashes with Group One races but for bans over five days they do not have that option.

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