Michael Poy appeals the suspension for misjudging race distance at Kyneton

Jockey Michael Poy will appeal to the gravity of his two-month ban for miscounting laps in a failed race at Kyneton.

Jockey Michael Poy will appeal against the severity of his two-month ban for failing a pass at Kyneton on Monday.

Poy misjudged the number of laps in the day’s 2828m raceriding his Tooth mount to the finish with the whip on the first lap before realizing his mistake by crossing the finish line the first time.

Dente was later beaten by 19 lengths in the $ 25,000 contest.

Poy pleaded guilty to negligence for his mistake.

The stewards suspended him for two months, the same penalty inflicted on Rhys McLeod, who was the last jockey to miss the number of laps in a race at The Valley in the 1990s.

Poy will defend his case at the Victorian Racing Tribunal at a date to be set.

Originally published as Michael Poy appeals the suspension for misjudging race distance at Kyneton