Hughes suffers setback in jump jockeys’ championship title race after being handed three-day ban


Brian Hughes suffers setback in bid for first jump jockeys’ championship title after being handed three-day ban

  • Brian Hughes had passed the post 12 lengths in front on the favourite at Carlisle
  • But having weighed out at 11st 5lb, he weighed back in at 11st on Monday
  • A stewards’ enquiry was unable to establish the cause of the weight loss

The title hopes of jump jockey Brian Hughes have been hit after he was suspended for three days for weighing in light on Carlisle winner Bingo D’Olivate.

Hughes had passed the post 12 lengths in front on the favourite, but having weighed out at 11st 5lb, he weighed back in at 11st. This prompted an objection from the clerk of the scales, with victory awarded to 20-1 shot Dequall.

A stewards’ enquiry, which was unable to establish the cause of the weight loss, also imposed a £750 fine on Bingo D’Olivate’s trainer James Ewart. Hughes will be out from March 2 to March 4.

Brian Hughes have been hit after he was suspended for three days for weighing in light

Hughes leads Richard Johnson 128-111 in the title race. Johnson is out with a broken arm and expects to learn more about a return date later this week. 

The rain wiping out meetings has potentially cost Hughes winners and now this ban will give Johnson supporters hope their man can add to his four titles.

Meanwhile, Frankie Dettori will have his first ride of the year in Britain on John Gosden’s Dubai Warrior at Lingfield on Saturday.

 



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