Jockey F Yap - Suspended

16 Dec 2017

RACE 5 (R1551) CLASS 4 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

At about the 250M, KUTTNER (F Yap) commenced to lay in under a right-hand drive and crossed OLLIE EAGLE (App AK Lim) at about the 200M when not quite clear, causing OLLIE EAGLE to take a slight check.

KUTTNER continued to lay in, causing RAJA MAHKOTA (I Saifudin) to be tightened against the rail at about the 150M.

At the conclusion of an inquiry, Jockey F Yap, the rider of KUTTNER, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that at about the 250M, he allowed his horse to drift to the inside under a right-hand drive causing interference to OLLIE EAGLE and RAJA MAHKOTA to be checked against the rail.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey F Yap’s guilty plea, mitigating factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty.

He was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days with effect from 18 December 2017 and to expire on 30 December 2017, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (3:40pm). 


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