App. Souza - Suspended

30 Oct 2017

RACE 4 (R1375) CLASS 5 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

At the conclusion of an inquiry, App L De Souza, the rider of PERFECT PRIZE, in the presence of his Master, Trainer R Lines, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that approaching the 200M, he allowed his horse to shift out when insufficiently clear, causing BOOSTER to check. He then continued to allow his horse to shift out causing POKEMON BABY to be taken to the outside. In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App L De Souza’s guilty plea, mitigating factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. Acting on the provisions of MRA Rule 48(5), the Stewards deferred the commencement of his suspension. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days with effect from 6 November 2017 and to expire on 18 November 2017, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (4:35pm). 


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