"Going back almost to square one-amending the trigger numbers is the only remaining option for the status quo to apply - will reinstall discretion to the adjudicators' armoury and common sense will once again be asked to prevail, but probably on a more regular basis.
"Yet, as soon as discretion enters the arena of regulation, one man's idea of common sense becomes another's cry of inconsistency. There is more to come on this subject and not all of it will be favourable to racing as a whole.
"Paul Bittar has made an instant mark, apparently with little reference to the main architects of the original regulatory changes, Jamie Stier and Tim Morris, whose credibility is consequently weakened, and none at all to elements of the review other than the jockeys, whose position in this issue at least has taken precedence over other bodies that would normally have expected to make a contribution.
J MARGARET CLARKE TURFCALL
Part of Jim McGrath comment RP Monday February 20th
The penalties imposed upon jockeys from the outset Champions Day last October by the BHA regulators are totally ridiculous, dragged out of the dark ages. Is this the best that British horseracing regulation can come up with?
Ghastly wouldn't even come near this.
Ferdy Murphy's observation that he sees the BHA as headless chickens.
JMC Ferdy Murphy is spot on with the likeness he portrays the BHA to be like 'headless chicken' exactly right, couldn't put it better myself.
How about taking a closer look at the life and times of bloodhorse literate achiever Ferdy Murphy, his contribution to horseracing is massive, he has given his all, for what ..... to be treated any old how by the bloodhorse illiterate British Horseracing Authority.