Four day Hills ban

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Richard Hills was hit with a four-day suspension for irresponsible riding at Yarmouth yesterday afternoon. Hills was banned for Saturday 31 August and Monday 2 September 2 to Wednesday 4 September inclusive after his mount Wardara was disqualified and placed last after being first past the post in the Bungay Handicap.

The jockey was adjudged to have caused interference to Ray Cochrane's mount Times of Times when manoeuvring for a run inside the final two furlongs prior to leading 100 yards out to beat dead-heaters L A Touch and Mettie Le Bow by three quarters of a length.

Hills, upset at the outcome, is contemplating an appeal. He said: "I think it's a very harsh decision. I am going to look at the film and decide what to do."