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Star hoop Nash Rawiller cops two careless riding bans on Golden Slipper day

Star jockey Nash Rawiller had his autumn hopes dealt a knockout blow after he was banned for the remainder of the Carnival due to a pair of careless riding suspensions at Rosehill on Saturday.

Rawiller will miss next Saturday’s Tancred Stakes, both days of The Championships and All Aged Stakes day in a devastating blow for the champion hoop.

He had already been due to start a suspension on Sunday for a separate careless riding charge that was poised to keep him out until Tuesday, April 6.

That was until the former Sydney premiership winner saw his The Championships aspirations crushed on Golden Slipper day.

A pair of careless riding bans, both judged in the medium range by Racing NSW stewards, will now see him out of the saddle until Thursday, April 29.

Rawiller captured the Group 1 The Galaxy on Eduardo but drew the ire of stewards for his rides on Avilius in the George Ryder Stakes and Four Moves Ahead in the Golden Slipper.

Four Moves Ahead was the first filly home when the John Sargent-trained juvenile finished fourth in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper.

But stewards took issue with Rawiller’s riding when he shifted in near the 700m mark when not clear of Godolphin’s Ingratiating.

It forced Damien Oliver (Ingratiating) to be taken in onto Mallory, which was forced to make contact with the running rail when having to check.

Rawiller pleaded guilty to a careless riding charge for the incident and copped seven meetings.

It came after Rawiller had pleaded guilty to careless riding for shifting out aboard the luckless Avilius in the George Ryder Stakes.

Rawiller pushed out at the 200m mark, crowding Funstar and causing the Chris Waller galloper to lose her rightful running.

Stewards judged the careless riding in the medium range and he was rubbed up for six meetings.

He will be free to ride again for the Hawkesbury standalone meeting in the first week of May.

Meanwhile, visiting jockey Tom Marquand also copped a three meeting careless riding ban for his ride on the Richard and Michael Freedman-trained On The Lead in the Darby Munro Stakes.

He will begin his suspension next Sunday and will be free to ride on Friday, April 9.

Originally published asNash Rawiller banned for entire Sydney carnival

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