Cy bristled a bit at the word "deviltry", but fought to keep his face and body language impassive. He knew that being too brusque with trying to counter the Captain's statement wouldn't help his cause any... even if the Lawgiver didn't automatically give credit to what the Captain claimed, he was well liked in town and Cy shouldn't antagonize him needlessly.
"You said the burn mark was the size of your hand, correct? Which is much bigger than the end of the quarterstaff I swung at the horse. So, isn't it possible that someone else had planted a small alchemical pouch on the horse, and that's what left the burn mark?"