More whip woe for Scu
Tom Scudamore was banned for four days by the Haydock stewards after being found guilty of breaching the rules on whip use.
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The rider was penalised for his winning effort aboard Gevrey Chambertin in the Brown Shipley Wealth Well Managed "Fixed Brush" 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle, being banned from December 9-12 inclusive.
That suspension follows on from the six days he picked up at Cheltenham last weekend and he will now be sidelined from December 2-12.
Gevrey Chambertin is a full-brother to last weekend's disappointing Paddy Power Gold Cup favourite Grands Crus.
The seven-year-old was pulled up before the second-last in the Cheltenham feature and trainer David Pipe confirmed that the grey is on the easy list after undergoing surgery earlier in the week.
"He has had a wind operation and is spending some time on the walker," Pipe told Racing UK. "I fed him this morning and we will see how we go with him.
"We will see [how the operation affects him] in the next few months."