Jockey Luis Saez is to appeal a 15-day suspension for causing interference in the Kentucky Derby that cost his mount Maximum Security victory. The conclusion from the Kentucky stewards was announced by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday, nine months. A lawyer for Saez claims that the suspension is”unwarranted” and the rider’s legal staff will file an appeal within 10 days and seek a stay of proceeding. “He needed a flawless ride in the Kentucky Derby and there’s no reason that the stewards should have given any subject to him,” attorney Sean Deskins said. “He did everything that he was required to perform and that has been within his ability to restrain the horse.” Saez was cited for failing to”make the proper effort to maintain a straight course” from the race at Churchill Downs. Country House was announced the winner with Maximum Security demoted to 17th of the 19 horses. The stewards’ ruling comes a week after the racing commission refused a charm of the disqualification of Maximum Security from co-owner Gary West. After West announced Maximum Security wouldn’t run in the weekend Preakness at Pimlico in 24, the commission denial came hours. The commission said stewards’ decisions are not subject to appeal. Additionally, it denied a request to keep the disqualification judgment pending appeal. West and his wife, Mary, said in a statement late last week they were assessing their legal options. They said with a”just and appropriate hearing of our case Maximum Security is going to be restored as the rightful winner.” Stewards disqualified Maximum Security later specifying the colt impeded the route of several horses between the much and final endings of their 1-1/4-mile (2000m) race. Maximum Security was before veering straight and making contact with Bodexpress, Long Range Toddy and War of Will, who retreated. Country House was included on the outside and although he did not appear seriously influenced, his rider Flavien Prat registered an objection and said Maximum Security interfered with his horse. Read more: