Brian Hughes suffers setback in the bid for the champion title of the first jump jockeys after receiving a three-day ban
- Brian Hughes passed the length of the length of 12 at the favorite in Carlisle
- But after weighing 5 pounds on 11th, he weighed back on Monday on 11th
- The examination of a stewards could not determine the cause of the weight loss
The title-hope for jumping jockey Brian Hughes was hit after he was suspended for three days because he weighed light on Carlisle winner Bingo D’Olivate.
Hughes passed the length of the favorite 12 times on the favorite, but he weighed 5 pounds on 11th, he weighed back on 11th. This led to an objection from the clerk, with the win awarded to 20-1 Dequall shot.
A survey by a stewards who could not find out the cause of the weight loss also imposed a £ 750 fine on Bingo D’Olivate trainer James Ewart. Hughes is out from March 2 to March 4.
Brian Hughes was hit after being suspended for three days due to light weighing
Hughes leads Richard Johnson 128-111 in the title race. Johnson is gone with a broken arm and expects to find out more about a return date later this week.
The rain that destroys meetings may have cost Hughes winners, and now this ban will give Johnson supporters hope that their husbands can add his four titles.
Meanwhile, Frankie Dettori is experiencing his first ride of the year in Britain at John Gosden’s Dubai Warrior in Lingfield on Saturday.