Jockey Corey Brown will miss the remainder of the Sydney Autumn Carnival after receiving two suspensions over the weekend.
Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller will have to find replacement riders for Rangirangdoo in the Group 1 $2m Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday and Permit, who was Brown’s only winner at Randwick on the week end, in the Group 1 $500,000 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick the following week.
Brown initially was suspended for careless riding at Canterbury on Friday after causing interference on Coventry in the Canterbury Park Handicap (1100m) when Jim Cassidy on Lord Of The Spur had to be checked on the home turn.
And Racing New South Wales Stewards also found him guilty of careless riding at Randwick on Saturday in the Group 1 $1m Darley T J Smith (1200m) when he moved out on Rain Affair at the 100m forcing Hallowell Belle out across Foxwedge causing three year old to be checked.
Brown commenced his first term yesterday and the Randwick suspension will take effect from Friday, April 27 and conclude on the Thursday, May 10, leaving him free to ride in the Group 1 $400,000 Smirnoff BTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben on May 12.
“It’s a pain in the backside,” Brown said.
A start for Rangirangdoo in the Doncaster Mile hasn’t been confirmed yet, with Waller still to decide if he will start the seven year with 58 kilos or wait until the following week and run him in the Group 1 WFA $500,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.
Waller is concerned with Rangirangdoo’s weight compared to some of the lighter weighted horses and is leaning towards the weight for age Queen Elizabeth.
“Rangirangdoo is only 50-50,” Waller said.
“I’ve got to get my head around how he can win with 58.
“He is the worst off at the weights of my runners but when you’ve won a race, you want to win it again.
“But realistically the Queen Elizabeth is his race.”
Chairman’s Quality winner Permit has shot to the head of Sydney Cup betting with back to back wins after taking out the Ambassador Travel N E Manion Cup (2400m) at Rosehill on March 31.
The Sydney Cup is shaping as a good contest with Permit at $3.50, the Team Hawkes trained Niwot at $4.20, and BMW third placegetter Drunken Sailor at $8.