Jockey Brendan Powell DISQUALIFIED after winning Doncaster race for weighing in light
JOCKEY Brendan Powell was DISQUALIFIED after winning a race for weighing in light.
Powell had just ridden 15-2 shot Eaton Hill to victory in the 2m 3f Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle.
But when weighing in after victory he was found to be 3lb lighter than before the race.
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Jockeys are allowed a 1lb allowance – but obviously Powell's discrepancy was more than that.
It meant runner-up Ecco, a 13-2 chance, was promoted to winner after a steward's enquiry in the 2.17 at Doncaster.
The cause for the difference in weight was the disappearance of a lead weight cloth on the Kerry Lee-trained horse.
The clerk of the scales made an objection and lodged a complaint after Powell weighed in.
Jockeys weigh in before and after a race to make sure there are no major irregularities.
But the decision to throw out Powell's win was upheld following the steward's enquiry.
Powell's disqualification comes after fellow jockey Alexander Thorne's win on 14-1 shot Twin Star was scrubbed from the record books last month.
The young jockey forget to weigh in after riding the winner at Taunton.
The dramatic turn of events meant that the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Robinshill (8-1) was promoted from second place.
Betfair and Paddy Power were among a host of bookies who announced they would pay punters out on both horses despite the amended result.
Seven horses were disqualified at Fontwell last month – meaning the horse that finished second-last was named winner.
Dharma Rain was deemed the only horse to have finished and therefore given the win.
Jack Tudor on the winner was the only jockey to jump the flight three from home in the 3.50 From The Horse's Mouth Podcast Mares' Handicap Hurdle.
The other seven riders all swerved the obstacle at the last minute after a number of workers wandered onto the track to repair a hurdle.
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