IRISH jockey Mark Gallagher and his Australian colleague Neil Paine have both been suspended for four days for careless riding by Macau stipendiary stewards continuing the recent trend of firm action at Taipa. And former Hongkong apprentice Alex Choy Yue-yee was also stood down for a similar period for incompetent riding for his efforts on controversial Sunlight in a race on April 4. Gallagher and Paine fell foul of the Stewards for their action in a rough-and-tumble opening event at Taipa on Thursday night. The Stewards were inquiring into an incident approaching the turn out of the back straight and found that Gallagher on Golden Boy had caused Simon Jones on Super Power to check. Gallagher pleaded guilty. Paine was found guilty of careless riding on a separate offence in the same race. Choy, who was stood down for 10 months previously by Taipa stewards, was found guilty of incompetent riding on Sunlight, now trained by Terry K.Y. Tse. Sunlight moved to Tse from trainer Leung Wing Ling, not long after the trainer was viciously attacked in his Taipa apartment. And Leung himself was in front of the Stewards to explain his booking of French rider Claude Piccioni for Natural Treasure. Visiting jockey Scott Galloway replaced Piccioni on the horse and the trainer explained that he had booked the Frenchman without actually contacting him. This had happened because he originally wanted the horse to be apprentice-ridden but there were already three claimers involved in the race and he could not put another lad up as it was contrary to MJC policy. The Stewards accepted Leung's explanation but reminded him of his responsibilities.