Weichong Marwing yesterday said he was 'not disappointed or surprised' at being refused a Club jockey's licence following the termination of his retainership with Tony Millard. Following his split with the trainer last weekend due to 'irreconcilable differences', Marwing had applied to continue riding until the end of the season as a Club jockey, but his application was turned down by the Licensing Committee on Tuesday as the Jockey Club made it clear that it would take a dim view of retainerships being broken. The South African jockey said: 'It would have been nice if I could have carried on, but I'm not too surprised or disappointed that I was turned down. I respect the Club's decision and I understand their reasons. But it's water under the bridge now.' Marwing, who had been third in the jockey standings with 28 winners, said he would return to South Africa for the rest of the season there before re-applying for a Club jockey's licence next season. 'I have some things to tie up here first, and I expect to leave at the end of next week. I'll go back home and apply again for next season. If I'm accepted next time, it would be marvellous.' The jockey added that he is likely to link up with his brother Weiho, a trainer in Johannesburg. 'I will probably help him out, and I've still got plenty of good contacts. The season in South Africa ends in August and a lot of the big races are coming up, so I won't be short of rides.' Another jockey resigned to his fate yesterday was Eric Legrix, who decided not to appeal against the five-meeting suspension imposed for careless riding last Sunday. The French jockey had lodged notice of his intention to appeal on Tuesday, but having reviewed the transcript of the stewards' inquiry he opted not to pursue the matter. Legrix was banned for his ride on Cheval d'Or when he was adjudged to have shifted in and caused a chain reaction of interference. Legrix rode at last night's meeting, but will now be sidelined until the midweek fixture at Sha Tin on February 28.