Seven-day ban for De Sousa

  • Last Updated: December 13 2012, 17:20 GMT

Silvestre De Sousa faces an enforced Christmas holiday after copping a seven-day ban for his use of the whip at Kempton.

Silvestre De Sousa: Kempton ban

The Brazillian was suspended for using his whip above the permitted level in the Claiming Stakes when going down by a short-head on Ishigunnaeatit.

De Sousa will miss racing December 27-31 and January 1 and 2.

Fellow jockey Liam Keniry was banned for four days on the winner Sofi's Spirit (9-2) for the same offence and will miss December 27-30.

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