Defending his own whipping, the jockey criticised that of others - "I see marked horses every day and it's not a pretty sight." Do such sights not strengthen the case for a whip ban?
He went on: "I think I've always used the whip in the correct way." So Tony's the only one in step over his suspensions. All the other "Tom, Dick and Harrys" - his term for Stewards, Jockey Club, et al - are wrong in his opinion. Perhaps, when he inevitably beats Peter Scudamore's record of winners, he would like to be presented with a golden whip.
MAY and JIM BRUNTON