The ban that Joseph O’Brien received for his ride on Leading Light highlights the main gripe I have with the current rules.

I would be interested to hear anyone make an argument for the logic of the current rules. They deem eight strokes of the whip to be an appropriate trigger point for a review into potential improper use of the whip for jockeys riding in every race from a five-furlong sprint to staying contests such as the two-and-a-half miles Ascot Gold Cup.