01/04/2002 1:00AM

Nakatani appeal on docket


Corey Nakatani's appeal of the five-day suspension he received for careless riding aboard Forbidden Apple in the Hong Kong Mile on

Dec. 16 will be heard by the stewards of the Hong Kong Jockey Club on Tuesday. Nakatani appealed the decision because the suspension refers to five race meetings in Hong Kong. Since that country races only twice a week, the five-day suspension would become a 20-day suspension in the U.S.