1 APRIL 2017

RACE 1 (R424) CLASS 5 – 1300M (SHORT COURSE A) 

All horses jumped straight and well. Shortly after the start, CIVIL UNION (M Ganeesh) and THUNDER KING (App S Saddam) bumped heavily when THUNDER KING shifted inwards. THUNDER KING, ARLO (SS Vanan), TAVAN BOGD (App S Zulfikri) and DUBLEO BEAUTY (S Sandana) were all caught racing wide throughout the event from wide drawn barriers. Approaching the 200M, DUBLEO BEAUTY rolled inwards under the whip resulting in CIVIL UNION having to be eased by its rider. TURBO (J Low) laid outwards over the concluding stages resulting in ARLO being carried wider. 


RACE 2 (R425) CLASS 5 – 1300M (SHORT COURSE A)

ACE SURPRISE (SS Vanan) and BLACK AHEAD (App KC Wong) bumped on jumping. D’GREAT BATTALION (S Thai Yang) had to be eased off the heels of CHATEAUNEUF DUPAPE (F Yap) shortly after the start and as a result, lost some ground. SPARKLER (App S Zulfikri) was caught racing wide in the early and middle stages before gaining a position outside the leader at the 600M. CHATEAUNEUF DUPAPE and BLOOD ROYAL (J Low) were caught racing wide throughout the event. At the 400M, ACE SURPRISE shifted out to gain clear running and ran home strongly. Approaching 300M, CHATEAUNEUF DUPAPE shifted in and as a result, BLACK AHEAD was taken in onto LITTLE JUMBO (App SU Lim). MR EPIC (D Chong) had a tendency to lay in from the 200M resulting in the rider having to be straightened and ran home strongly. Upon returning to scales, Jockey S Anandan, the rider of GHOST ACE, reported that his horse raced greenly throughout the race. GHOST ACE which distanced, will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again for having a poor performance. The Stewards questioned Jockey D Chong into the tactics that were adopted on MR EPIC throughout the event. Jockey D Chong reported that his instructions were to try and gain a midfield position, however, informed the Stewards that prior to mounting the gelding, he was informed to try and be in a more handy position. Jockey D Chong reported that after beginning well from a wide barrier, he attempted to improve his position, however, it failed to respond to his riding and as a result, found himself further back than he had anticipated. Jockey D Chong stated that he placed the gelding under pressure shortly after entering the front straight where it ran home strongly into 3rd position. The Stewards, after reviewing the official patrol films, advised Jockey D Chong that in future he would be expected try and improve his position in the middle stages in an endeavour to get closer to the leaders and he would have been able to finish better than 3 ½ lengths. The Stewards were satisfied with his explanation and noted his comments for future reference. 


 

RACE 3 (R426) OPEN MAIDEN – 1400M (SHORT COURSE A)

NOVA GENERAL (App A Zaimuddin) reared as the gates opened upon jumping. MASTER OF SUCCESS (App S Saddam) shifted outwards and bumped STEERING (Lou Ho) and as a result, STEERING, having received the bump, shifted outwards and inconvenienced NOVA DASHING (App WK Lee) and RUSH-MORE (J Shankar). Making the turn at the 1000M, WAWA MASTER (M Zairi) which was over-racing, had to be eased off the heels of SEMIFREDDO (S Ruzaini) which rolled in at this point. NOVA DASHING had a tendency to over-race at the rear of the field and had to be continuously checked off the heels of runners in front. Approaching the 200M, RUSH-MORE had a tendency to lay inwards under pressure when being struck with the whip. Leaving the 200M, STEERING rolled in marginally and as a result, NOVA GENERAL shifted in and away from that gelding and brushed the running rail resulting in the rider becoming unbalanced and losing some ground. Upon returning to scales, App WK Lee, the rider of NOVA DASHING, reported that his horse raced greenly throughout the race. NOVA DASHING which was beaten 21 1/4 lengths, will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again for having a poor performance. 


 

RACE 4 (R427) CLASS 4 – 1400M (SHORT COURSE A)

YOU DA ONE (D Chong) which was leaning against the barrier upright, jumped awkwardly. SATELLITE LEGEND (Lou Ho) and D’GREAT LEGION (J Low) were both caught racing wide throughout the event. Leaving the 300M, KISS ME (App A Zaimuddin) shifted out across the heels of several runners in order to gain clear running. Stipendiary Stewards’ Report SLTC, Saturday, 1 April 2017 4 Approaching the 100M, LUCKY SIXTYSIX (S Sandana) shifted inwards under pressure when being struck with the whip. 


 

RACE 5 (R428) CLASS 4 – 1400M (SHORT COURSE A)

GREENSTONE (M Ganeesh) jumped awkwardly. METEOR GARDEN (S Ruzaini) was restrained at the start, then shifted abruptly towards the rail to gain a trailing position. SATELLITE KING (M Zairi), HAPPY SIXTYSIX (S Sandana), FLAMING FIREHEART (App KC Wong), MISTER MIYAGI (S Anandan) and POLO BOY (App SU Lim) were all caught racing wide throughout the event. The Stewards questioned Jockey M Ganeesh into the tactics that were adopted on GREENSTONE in particular why in the last 300M, he failed to continue his use of the whip as the gelding was improving its position. Jockey M Ganeesh stated that at this point, he had to gather his reins in an endeavour to shift outwards to gain a clear run and as a result, lost minimum momentum, however, once in the clear, the gelding ran home well. He also added that GREENSTONE may have suited further distance than today’s 1400M. The Stewards were not fully satisfied with his explanation, however, took no action on this occasion given the circumstances. His explanation was noted for future reference. 


 

RACE 6 (R429) CLASS 4 – 1400M (LONG COURSE A)

Upon jumping, LUCKY DAPPER (S Sandana) shifted outwards and as a result, SPIN FIRE (L Sofhan) was taken out onto SACRED KLASS (App T Krisna). TOTALITY (F Yap) jumped awkwardly. SPIN FIRE, LUCKY DAPPER, RED SAPPHIRE (Lou Ho) and D’GREAT EMINENCE (J Low) were all caught racing wide in the early and middle stages from wide barriers. TOTALITY had a tendency to race ungenerously throughout the event. Approaching the 450M, D’GREAT EMINENCE had to shift out over the heels of MAZANDARAN (S Anandan) in order to gain a clear run. LUCKY DAPPER had a tendency to lay inwards under pressure approaching the 200M. SPIN FIRE which was beaten 19¾ lengths, will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again for having a poor performance. The Stewards questioned Jockey S Ruzaini, the rider of DANCING TSURU, into the reasons why he appeared to lose some ground at approximately the 1000M mark. Jockey S Ruzaini stated that he had pressure from TAKEAIM (App A Zaimuddin) from his outside and as a result, had to check his horse and lost ground. The Stewards, after reviewing the official patrol films, were of the opinion that approaching the 1000M, MOGAN’S PRIDE (HK Cheng) had a tendency to lay inwards resulting in TAKEAIM being taken inwards which placed DANCING TSURU and HAPPY EDDINGTON (J Shankar) in restricted racing room and as a result, DANCING TSURU lost some ground. It was also noted that DANCING TSURU ran home well into third position. The Stewards could not blame any rider for this incident, however, Jockey HK Cheng was shown the official patrol films of the incident and reminded of his obligation to exercise greater care when shifting ground under similar circumstances in future. 


 

RACE 7 (R430) METRO A – 1600M (LONG COURSE A)

SEA WORLD (J Low) reared as the gates opened. PERFECT ATTACK (D Chong) had a tendency to over-race in the early stages. Stipendiary Stewards’ Report SLTC, Saturday, 1 April 2017 6 GHOST HANA (App A Zaimuddin), SEA WORLD and THE OMEGA MAN (F Yap) were all caught racing wide throughout the event from wide barriers. Approaching the 900M, GHOST EMPEROR (Lou Ho) had to be eased off the heels of FORTUNIQUE (L Sofhan) and shifted out to gain a clear run. PERFECT PEARL (J Shankar) was held up for a clear run entering the front straight behind runners in front and had to be eased by its rider. Approaching the 350M, CRAZY CLUB (App S Saddam) shifted out to obtain a clear run over the heels of MR ARMSTRONG (TK Barnabas). Approaching the 300M, LISTEN (App S Zulfikri) shifted in several horses when ridden along with the whip and as a result, SEA WORLD had to be severely checked by its rider and JUSTICE WORLD (S Ruzaini) was inconvenienced. At the conclusion of an inquiry, App S Zulfikri, the rider of LISTEN, in the presence of his Acting Master, Trainer M Sukri, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that at approximately the 200M when being ridden forward with the whip, he allowed his horse to shift in when insufficiently clear of SEA WORLD (J Low) resulting in Jockey J Low having to severely check his mount. JUSTICE WORLD was also inconvenienced in this incident. In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App S Zulfikri’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 3 April 2017 and to expire on 9 April 2017, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (5:15pm). Approaching the 150M, CRAZY CLUB (App S Saddam) had a tendency to lay outwards and as a result, MR ARMSTRONG had to be eased off that gelding’s heels. Jockey TK Barnabas, the rider of MR ARMSTRONG, was reprimanded for unnecessarily striking his horse forward of the shoulder. 


 

RACE 8 (R431) CLASS 5 – 1300M (LONG COURSE A)

All horses jumped well and straight from the barriers. TILSWORTH MALI (S Ruzaini), DELTA WING (Lou Ho), CRESCENDO (App M Hanif) and JUST DUIT (S Anandan) were all caught racing wide throughout the event. Stipendiary Stewards’ Report SLTC, Saturday, 1 April 2017 7 LITTLE LION (App A Zaimuddin) was held up for a clear run in the early part of the home straight behind runners in front. Leaving the 300M, KEEPER’S PRINCESS (App WK Lee) was placed in restricted room when NO MONEY NO TALK (D Chong) shifted in under pressure and as a result, KEEPER’S PRINCESS had to shift out from that gelding’s heels in order to gain a clear run. CRESCENDO which was distanced, will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again for having a poor performance. The Stewards questioned Jockey J Shankar, the rider of JP SUMMER, into the reasons why he failed to ride his mount out with the required vigour from the 200M. He stated that he placed the gelding under pressure from the 500M but it failed to respond to his riding and after leaving the 200M, the horse was flat and in his opinion, he did not want to punish the horse. The Stewards advised Jockey J Shankar that the minimum requirement that is expected by the Stewards is at least hands and heels unless he feels that there may have been something amiss with the gelding. The Stewards did not take any action on this occasion, however, reminded him of his obligations. 


RACE 9 (R432) CLASS 5 – 1700M (LONG COURSE A)

This race was run in heavy rain. SILVER MAN (M Zairi) jumped awkwardly and as a result, was slow to begin. LIM’S PERFECT (Lou Ho) and REYSHA (J Shankar) were both caught racing wide throughout the event. BLACK TRISTAR (App A Zaimuddin) and PATERSON ROAD (S Ruzaini) both raced fiercely in the early stages. Upon returning to scales, Jockey S Ruzaini, the rider of PATERSON ROAD, reported that his horse did not handle the going. D’GREAT SURPRISE which was distanced, will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again for having a poor performance.


 


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