William Pike was surely over optimistic in protesting on Macrawfy’s Hope (fifth) against third placed Deb’s Delight (Lucy Warwick), in the third race won by Magnus Missile (Chris Parnham).

Warwick came along the rails and her mount was clearly going to the line better than Pike’s mount.

While Warwick did come out on her charge she did not cost Pike third place. The stewards rightly dismissed the protest.

The winner of the race, Magnus Missile, has now won five from nine starts and is a smart type.

However, equally not surprisingly, stewards did suspend Lucy Warwick for shifting outwards when insufficiently clear of Pike.

It got even worse for the young apprentice in the last race.

In a virtual re-run of the earlier race Warwick on the winner This Cat Rocks shifted outwards in the final 100m causing

Andi’s Boy (Jason Whiting) to be crowded and restrained.

Warwick was suspended for 12 days for the first offence and 14 days for the latter interference.

Stewards agreed to a partial concurrence of the sentences. Instead of 26 days Warwick will serve 19 days, resuming on November 29.

By John Elsegood