Brad Rawiller has been given a six-meeting suspension after weighing in 1kg overweight in Saturday’s $80,000 PFD Food Services Handicap (1200m) at Caulfield.

Rawiller rode the Mick Price-trained Duke Of Brunswick who finished in second place, a half-head behind the winner Durendal.

Chief Steward Terry Bailey said it was rare for the stewards to impose a suspension for jockeys weighing in overweight but they felt in this circumstance there was a good case to argue that a kilo could have made the difference between winning and losing the race.

Rawiller’s suspension starts at midnight on Sunday, May 17 and he is eligible to commence riding on Saturday, May 23.

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In further news out of the stewards’ room, jockey Ryan Maloney was hit with a 12-meeting suspension after pleading guilty to careless riding aboard the Robert Smerdon-trained Light Motionin an incident approaching the 1600m mark in the $80,000 Herald Sun Plate (2000m).

Bailey said in assessing the penalty for the incident, in which he described in the mid-range for careless riding, the stewards had no room for concession due to Maloney’s record - with this being his sixth careless riding suspension this season.

Maloney’s suspension commences at midnight on Tuesday, May 19 and he is eligible to resume riding on Saturday, May 30.