Top local rider Stanley K. M. Chin was yesterday suspended for six days for incompetent riding at Happy Valley eight days previously. A stunned Chin is contemplating an appeal against the sentence, which was handed down for his efforts on Lickety Split, trained by Peter Ho. Within minutes of the two and a half-hour hearing ending, trainer Ho said: 'I was basically satisfied with his riding of the horse. 'We had agreed before that we would adopt waiting tactics with the horse, but obviously neither of us knew that the early pace would be so slow as it was.' The official Jockey Club statement said that Ho was not satisfied with Chin's riding in that he had overdone the instructions from 1,000 metres to 600 metres and that the jockey had exercised poor judgment in not realising the slow early pace in the 1,200-metre event. Chin is the second local rider to cop a suspension recently, with Danny Lee stood down for four days on a similar charge. Chin, who rides Monza for Ho in tomorrow's Gold Cup, is considered the top local rider so the suspension on such an emotive charge is a bad blow to his image. He said later: 'I am very upset about this. 'I followed the instructions of the trainer and that is what I am supposed to do. 'I can't just go out and ride the complete opposite of what I am told. 'The trainer confirmed the instructions. Apart from that, I really pushed the horse out hard in the last quarter and there was no real response. 'I am thinking about an appeal,' he added. In the resumed inquiry, Chin admitted that he had made a mistake in misjudging the slow early pace. Having reviewed the video tapes of the Happy Valley race on March 18 and the horse's two previous runs, the stewards found Chin guilty of incompetent riding. Meanwhile in Macau, former Madras-based trainer David Thompson was yesterday fined $30,000 following an inquiry into a positive swab on Tyrant, who finished second in a Class Five event on February 15. Thompson, who trains Tyrant, gave evidence along with the senior Macau Jockey Club chemist and chief veterinary surgeon. The horse was disqualified.