Hughes set to miss St Leger
RICHARD HUGHES will miss next weekend's St Leger in which he looked likely to partner Richard Hannon's Great Volitigeur third Scintillo after being given an 11-day ban by the BHA's disciplinary panel on Thursday.
Hughes was referred to Shaftesbury Avenue under the totting-up procedure when found guilty of careless riding on easy Lingfield seller winner Old Romney last Thursday as he had already accumulated 24 days of suspension for offences involving interference in the previous 12 months.
The latest ban starts on Friday, September 12, and Hughes will have to serve an additional three-day deferred ban if re-offending in the next three months.
Jockey Michael Hills and trainer Barry Hills lost their appeals against the demotion of Hamalka at Chester last Friday, although both recouped their £500 deposits.
The local stewards found Hamalka had interfered with Time Control inside the final furlong of the Racecourse Apartments by David McLean Homes Maiden Fillies' Stakes and awarded the race to the runner-up. The rider's two-day suspension (September 12 and 14) was confirmed.