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London – Jockeys who break the whip rules should be disqualified but the first past-the-post result stand for betting purposes, Classic-winning trainer Ralph Beckett has proposed as he reflected on the events that resulted in him winning, losing and regaining the St Leger.

Speaking in an exclusive interview published in Sunday’s Racing Post, Beckett said the penalty for misuse of the whip needed to be more severe.

The Beckett-trained Simple Verse was first past the post in the St Leger but lost the race to Bondi Beach after a stewards’ inquiry that focused on two separate incidents of interference.

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