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Six riders banned on Caulfield Guineas day

Visiting UK jockey James Doyle was among six riders suspended out of the Caulfield Guineas meeting.

The stewards room became a revolving door following the last race on Caulfield Guineas day with six jockeys suspended.

All six have deferred their bans.

UK rider James Doyle  was suspended for the second time in as many visits to Melbourne after being suspended for 10 meetings on Blair House  in the Caulfield Stakes.

Doyle had earlier incurred a seven-meeting ban when riding Folkswood  in the Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield on September 22.

He deferred his suspension until after commitments in the UK on Champions Day at Ascot next Saturday.

Craig Williams  and Jordan Childs  got off lightest with each suspended for seven meetings on careless riding charges following an incident near the 1 1⁄4 f mark of the Debutant Stakes.

They will return in time for the Cox Plate meeting on October 27.

Ben Allen, aboard Night's Watch, and Jamie Mott, Humma Humma, were each suspended for 10 meetings starting after Caulfield Cup day commitments and returning on October 30.

Harshest hit was James McDonald, banned for 11 meetings following interference aboard Meryl in the Thoroughbred Club Stakes.

McDonald is still to confirm his Caulfield Cup mount and will return on October 31.

He was also reprimanded for his victory salute aboard The Autumn Sun  in the Caulfield Guineas and for "overcooking" the easing down of Herbert Power Stakes winner Yucatan .


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