Jockey Hugh Bowman says a sip of water and half a cup of tea were instrumental in the jockey returning one kilogram overweight after the Melbourne Cup.
Bowman is appearing before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on Tuesday to appeal a one-month suspension on three charges emanating from the Melbourne Cup a week ago.
Along with the overweight penalty of 21 meetings, Bowman is appealing an eight-meeting whip rule breach and a 12-meeting careless riding ban.
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