The Cox Plate ride on Puissance De Lune is up for grabs, after Glen Boss was suspended for 12 meetings for his ride on Silent Achiever in the Caulfield Cup.
The champion jockey earned the ire of stewards for causing interference to eventual winner Fawkner in the straight, which resulted in Tommy Berry being forced to check Glencadam Gold.
Boss appears likely to appeal the careless riding ban, which was due to begin after the Seymour Cup meeting on Sunday, and continue until Friday November 1st.
Boss contacted Chief Steward Terry Bailey and told him he would be unable to ride at Seymour ‘’due to his state of mind’’.
Nick Hall, who rode Fawkner to victory in the $2.5 million dollar handicap, copped a 10 meeting suspension for causing interference on Scarlet Billows in race one.
Hall was in line to ride one of Lloyd Williams’ horses in the Cox Plate, with Green Moon, Sea Moon, Masked Marvel and Seville all possible starters.
The 26-year-old is also expected to appeal the severity of his suspension.