Thursday 6 October 2011

Silvestre de Sousa Hit By Four-Day Ban

Silvestre de Sousa suffered a huge jolt in his quest for the jockeys' championship when given a four-day ban at Nottingham. De Sousa was found guilty of careless riding aboard Teide Peak, who finished second in the EBF Maiden.

The Brazilian, who is third in the charts behind Paul Hanagan and Kieren Fallon, will be sidelined between October 19-21 and on October 24.

De Sousa had earlier in the week ridden a four-timer at Pontefract on Monday.