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Stipes use whip hand on Marshall
JOCKEY John Marshall flew out to Australia last night unaware he is facing a stewards' inquiry for use of the whip.
The veterinary surgeon reported to the stewards that favourite Top-Worth, who failed to oblige in the eighth event, had returned with whip marks which had wealed.
Marshall had left the racecourse and the inquiry was adjourned to Wednesday night.
The Australian rider arrives in Melbourne today to work River Verdon in preparation for next week's Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.
The Stewards were also busy lifting money off local ace Tony Cruz and trainer Peter Ng Bik-kuen.
Cruz was fined $1,500 for taking two rides in the fifth event, being put down for both Rock 'N Reel and Everbright.
Ng declared Classic Pleasure for the same race although not qualified to run as it had not passed an official barrier trial and was fined $2,000.