Sound Browser: Rating a file drops sound preview

Everything works normally since I installed Cubase 9 Pro in Media Bay / Sound Browser aso. However, when I rate my VSTPreset, the sound preview for that file drops and I cannot preview it any longer. I need to load the song below it, go back up and then reload the intial sound again to preview it. Not a major issue, but I find it bothersome.

What I also find bizare: when I rate the VSTSound in the sound browser, the track recording is armed in the background?!

Any idea what the issue could be here?