Johnson's Pukekohe double dampened by four-day suspension Wed, 21 Jun 2017

Dennis Ryan
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Another two wins at Pukekohe today took leading jockey Chris Johnson to 103 wins in his quest for a second premiership title, but his latest trip north was dampened by a four-meeting suspension for careless riding.

Johnson faced the charge after his second win of the day on the Stephen McKee-trained Naadirr and will stand down from Te Aroha on Sunday, Rotorua Wednesday, Waverley Thursday and Wingatui on Friday.

Johnson’s closest rival Danielle Johnson came away with one win, taking the final event on impressive winner Nordic Hero. In his second start, the Fastnet Rock half-brother to Cox Plate winner Ocean Park scored by four lengths in the Lone Star 1600.

With just over six weeks remaining in the 2016-17 season, Chris Johnson holds a 10-win lead over his younger namesake.