Mike Smith, heavily sanctioned after last year’s race for his use of the whip, also picked up another ban for causing interference on Charlatan.
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Newmarket-based globetrotter is 7-1 with Ladbrokes for valuable handicap on Saudi Cup card, while Charlatan is 2-1 favourite for the showpiece.
The £10 million first prize earned by Maximum Security is being kept back following an objection but place money is to be paid out.
The team looking into the allegations against Maximum Security trainer Jason Servis are ‘months’ away from delivering a recommendation on whether the first winner of the $20 million Saudi Cup should keep the race.
The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia is withholding payment of all prize-money from the $20 million Saudi Cup in the wake of charges filed in the United States against Maximum Security trainer Jason Servis
Mike Smith has lost his appeal against the lengthy ban and huge prize-money penalty he received on a costly trip to the Saudi Cup meeting.
Mike Smith has had his Saudi Cup ban stayed after lodging an appeal in Saudi Arabia against what he has calllled “the biggest penalty against a jockey in the history of horse racing”.