Favourite Disqualified At Turffontein

Castletown disqualified and placed last

There was an objection in the third race at Turffontein on Saturday when a horse labelled the best bet on the card had his rider lose a lead bag at the 600m, with the jockey returning 4,8kgs underweight.

Eagle-eyed veteran commentator Clyde Basel picked up the flying equipment and an awkward looking Kabelo Matsunyane on the fancied Stuart Pettigrew-trained Castletown during the running of the third race, a Graduation Plate.

Kabelo Matsunyane (photo: SAJA)

Kabelo Matsunyane – testing moment for the youngster (photo: SAJA)

Despite looking awkward in the saddle, Matsunyane managed to get Castletown running strongly,  but he was a neck short of Keagan de Melo and Invincible Warrior (5-2) at the line.

The hooter went after Matsunyane weighed in  4,8kgs under his allotted 60kgs.

Castletown was subsequently disqualified and placed last.

The result was amended to 4-5-2-3.

In a six horse field, the Place Accumulator minimum dividend was R2-40  after the opening leg.

The Sporting Post fielded a few calls from angry punters.

Apparently Castletown drifted from 1-3 to 8-10 at the off.

The official Stipes Report will be available this evening.

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