App. Romizan & Jockey Sandana - Suspended


30 Jul 2017

STIPENDIARY STEWARDS’ REPORT

PENANG SPRINT TROPHY  MEETING 2017 – 2ND  DAY, SATURDAY,

 

29TH JULY 2017

RACE 1 (R947)  CLASS 5 – 1100M

At the conclusion of an Inquiry, App S Rosmizan, in the presence of his Master, Trainer S Hamilton, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44 (9)(a)(ii) in that whilst riding HACKER passing the 900M, he shifted inwards when insufficiently  clear of CABRERA, resulting in CABRERA being carried inwards onto DUBLEO BEAUTY and BLACK SEQUALO (App S Saddam) which had to check and at the same time, bumped the hind quarters of POLO GAGA, unbalancing its rider, Jockey SU Lim. 

When deciding on the penalty, the Stewards took into account App S Rosmizan’s guilty plea and his previous riding record.  App S Rosmizan was suspended from riding in races for two (2) Malaysian race days with effect from Monday, 31st July 2017 and to expire on Saturday, 12th August 2017, both days inclusive.  He was informed of his Right of Appeal (3.00 pm).

RACE 1 (R947) CLASS 5 – 1100M, SATURDAY, 29TH JULY 2017,

2ND DAY, PENANG SPRINT TROPHY MEETING 2017

The Stewards today (30th July 2017) concluded an inquiry into the riding and handling of DARK EXPRESS in the above race.  Evidence was taken from Jockey S Sandana and Trainer T Asogan, the rider and trainer of DARK EXPRESS respectively, Mr Arvindon Dorairaj, Barrier Handler and Jockey C Goon.  

Jockey S Sandana was found guilty of a charge under MRA Rule 44(10) for failing to ride to the satisfaction of the Stewards. The particulars of the charge were that:

1.      The Stewards were not satisfied that he gave sufficient rein to get the best jump and  as a result, DARK EXPRESS was slow to begin;

2.      The Stewards were not satisfied that in the first 300M, he used sufficient vigour and as a result, DARK EXPRESS got back in the field.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey S Sandana’s   previous riding record and mitigating factors. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of four (4) months with effect from Monday, 31st July 2017 and to expire on Thursday, 30th November 2017, both dates inclusive. In addition, he was fined a sum of RM20,000/- (Malaysia Ringgit Twenty Thousand) and advised of his Right of Appeal (1.05 pm).


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