STEWARDS’ REPORT

SELANGOR TURF CLUB SEPTEMBER MEETING 2022

SUNDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER 2022

 STATE OF TRACK: Yielding

Track Two (II)

Panel of Stewards:

2 Members of the Panel selected by the Committee

Mr Fin Powrie (Chief Stipendiary Steward)

Mr Thanaraja Kasinathan (Stipendiary Steward)

Mr Nigel Chong (Stipendiary Steward)

Veterinary Surgeons:

Dr Shri Kanth (Chief Veterinary Surgeon) & Dr James Yu.

RACE 1 (R1133)       CLASS 5 (B) – 1275M (II)

2

KALA GHODA

(App I Fikri)

When being restrained to avoid heels near the 1100M, the left stirrup leather broke with the Apprentice then taking his foot out of the other iron and riding in this manner for the remainder of the race.

3

NEW GARDEN

(App KH Chong)

Shifted out marginally near the 1100M and then attempted to jump the crossing near the 1025M.

5

MY FIRST MILLION

(KC Tham)

Proved difficult to load – 1 Starting Stall test. Veered inwards near the 1175M, inconveniencing runner.

6

YULONG DREAM

(App S Uzair)

Broke whip during running.

7

OCEAN ELEVEN

(SU Lim)

Vet inspection: Lame off fore – Vet exam (2 weeks embargo)

8

AIR POWER

(WK Lee)

Shifted out near the 1100M, inconveniencing runner. Dipped near the 900M.

11

FORTUNE SPIRIT

(App A Suriya)

Had to be eased when crowded from its outside near the 1175M.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

1

SO BEAUTIFUL

Bruised near fore foot

Vet exam

(1 week embargo)

Course scratching

1

TRINITY REVIVAL

Capacity field

EA

1

GORDON G

Capacity field

EA

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

 RACE 2 (R1134)       CLASS 5 (A) – 1275M (II)

1

MEWTWO

(App Clyde Leck)

Jumped awkwardly, threw its head, unbalancing rider, subsequently losing ground.

4

LIM’S TORPEDO

(App WW Cheah)

Slow into stride.

8

WHAT A BOSS

(App S Shazmin)

When the start was effected, reared in the stalls, striking its head on the cross-bar, losing considerable ground.    1 Starting Stall test. Vet inspection: Sustained a head injury – Vet exam (2 weeks embargo)

10

RAINBOW FISH

(WK Lee)

After being loaded, the gelding refused to stand square, leaning on the partition. Subsequently, the gelding was unloaded from its stall, reloaded and the start was effected. This necessitated a delay. 1 Starting Stall test.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

2

M ELEVEN

Capacity field

EA

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

 RACE 3 (R1135)       CLASS 5 (A) – 1275M (II)

1

XIONG FONG

(SU Lim)

Withdrawn at 1:38pm: Lame near fore – Vet exam (2 weeks embargo)

4

BITCOIN KING

(AK Lim)

Brushed on jumping. Vet inspection: Respiratory distress (Grade 4) – 1000M/vet (1 month embargo)

6

LION KING

(B Pinheiro)

Shifted out at the start, brushing runner.

8

THE SWAN

(S Salee)

Rider reported that he was hit in the face by a substantial clod of dirt near the 800M.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

3

XIONG FONG

 

Lame near fore

Vet exam              (2 weeks embargo)

Withdrawn at 1:38pm

3

GOLDEN DRAGON

Capacity field

EA

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

RACE 4 (R1136)       CLASS 5 (A) – 1075M (II)

2

JAPAN CAPTAIN

(AK Lim)

Vet inspection: Bled – Bleeder’s test (Barred 3 months)

3

KUBERA’S CHIEF

(App R Nuqman)

Dipped from the heels of BACH’S AIR when crowded near the 825M and had to be restrained. Rider explained that the gelding had a very light mouth and although brushed slightly from the outside, was inclined to over-race at this stage.

4

ZAZU

(App I Fikri)

Jumped awkwardly and after the second stride, rider became unbalanced with the horse losing ground.

6

BOOM ALMIGHTY

(App KH Chong)

Threw its head at the start and lost ground, then raced wide in the middle stages.

10

GOOD WARRIOR

(SU Lim)

Shifted in near the 825M, crowding runner. Vet exam: No significant finding.

App S Shazmin who rode his 10th winner on LEO in this race, would only be entitled to claim 3kgs allowance as from Monday, 26 September 2022.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

4

KING FORCE

Capacity field

EA

4

WASHINGTON

Capacity field

EA

                      Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

RACE 5 (R1137)       OPEN MAIDEN – 1175M (II)

2

XIYOU

(App S Sia)

Threw its head in the air on jumping and then bounded, losing ground. The gelding then trailed the field. In light of the start and performance, the gelding will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test.

3

FORTUNATE SIXTYONE

(App K Pavinthran)

Rider questioned regarding his whip use in the straight. *(See Report)

8

ARTEMISIA OF CARIA

(R Rueven)

Laid inwards near the 300M.

9

PRINCE SIXTY NINE

(App A Suriya)

Withdrawn at 2:41pm: Lame off fore – Vet exam (2 weeks embargo)

10

REBORN GENERAL

(App S Uzair)

Inclined to lay inwards and shifted in between the 300M and the 100M. Near the 50M, had to be straightened when crowding runner on its inside.

App K Pavinthran, in the presence of his Employing Trainer, C Leck, stated that this was his normal fashion. The Stewards were conscious of the fact that the gelding had been passed in the straight by several runners, however, advised App K Pavinthran that he would be expected to show a significant improvement of vigour so as to leave no question as to the true purpose.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

5

PRINCE SIXTY NINE

Lame off fore

Vet exam              (2 weeks embargo)

Withdrawn at 2:41pm

5

TOP SIXTYONE

Respiratory infection

Vet exam

Course scratching

5

WATERMELON

Capacity field

EA

5

MAGIC PLAYER

Capacity field

EA

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

 RACE 6 (R1138)       CLASS 4 (B) – 1175M (II)

3

RAKAMA

(AK Lim)

Dwelt at the start, losing considerable ground. In light of the mare’s history, it will be required to pass 2 Starting Stall tests.

5

HARVEYWALLBANGER

(App S Sia)

Had to be steadied when crowded slightly near the 1100M

6

CHIEF OF ARMY

(App H Arif)

Laid inwards at the start, crowding runner. Raced erratically in the straight.

8

SHAHBAA

(MM Firdaus)

Slow into stride. Laid outwards shortly after straightening and then was tightened between runner near the 200M.

9

ALCATRAZ

(S Salee)

Laid inwards from the 275M.

10

NINGALOO

(SU Lim)

Crowded from the outside at the start.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

6

READY TO SEVENLUCK

Capacity field

EA

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

 RACE 7 (R1139)       CLASS 4 (A) – 1175M (II)

2

HENG KINGDOM

(KC Tham)

Slow to begin – 1 Starting Stall test.

3

SORBETA

(WK Lee)

Finished distance.

7

ELITE WATERGHOST

(SU Lim)

Returned cast off fore plate.

8

ROCK

(B Pinheiro)

Withdrawn at 3:45pm: Lame near fore – Vet exam (2 weeks embargo)

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

7

ROCK

Lame near fore

Vet exam              (2 weeks embargo)

Withdrawn at 3:45pm

7

SHOQEET

Corns at off fore foot

Vet exam

Course scratching

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

HORSE(S) WEIGHT DEVIATION OF 15KGS OR MORE

Race

Horse

Up (+) / Down (-)

(in kgs)

7

ELITE WATERGHOST

-18

Note: The above horse(s) was/were checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and was/were passed fit to start.

 RACE 8 (R1140)       CLASS 3 – 1175M (II)

 This race was rescheduled to start at 4:25pm.

An objection was lodged by Jockey R Rueven (RESOLUTE), placed second, against ALLIANCE CAPTAIN (AK Lim) being declared the winner, alleging interference over the final 200M. The Panel of Stewards overruled the objection.

1

SUPER HERO

(App WW Cheah)

Squeezed at the start, losing ground.

5

VIETNAM CAPTAIN

(App S Shazmin)

Returned cast off hind plate & with bumper injury on both hind legs – Vet exam.

7

ALLIANCE CAPTAIN

(AK Lim)

Commenced to lay in over the final 200M, carrying RESOLUTE inwards and bumped that gelding on two (2) occasions.

9

ESTIJAAB

(B Pinheiro)

Laid inwards quickly at the 175M.

10

RESOLUTE

(R Rueven)

Bumped near the 175M and then carried inwards over the final 150M.

12

META HILTON

(MM Firdaus)

Crowded shortly after the start, losing ground. Raced wide in the middle stages.

At the conclusion of an inquiry, Jockey AK Lim, the rider of ALLIANCE CAPTAIN, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that he commenced to lay in over the final 200M, carrying RESOLUTE inwards and bumped that gelding on two (2) occasions.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey AK Lim’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, to be deferred, with effect from 3 October 2022 and to expire on 9 October 2022, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

8

FINAL TOUCH

Bruised left shoulder

Vet exam

(1 week embargo)

Course scratching

8

LIMITLESS STOUT

Bruised off fore suspensory

Vet exam

Course scratching

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

RACE 9 (R1141)       CLASS 4 (A) – 1775M (II) 

This race was rescheduled to start at 5pm.

6

SAHM

(AK Lim)

Saddle slipped backwards near the 600M, placing the rider at a considerable disadvantage.

8

LEADING CELLIST

(App K Pavinthran)

Vet inspection: Lame near fore & off hind – Vet exam (2 weeks embargo)

10

MENTAL

(App A Suriya)

Raced wide at the turn out of the straight.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

9

FLAMING PHOENIX

Coughing

Vet exam

Course scratching

9

TURF PRINCESS

Bruised off fore fetlock

Vet exam

(1 week embargo)

Course scratching

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

RACE 10 (R1142)     CLASS 5 (A) – 1775M (II)

 This race was rescheduled to start at 5:30pm.

“No Race Report”

RACE 11 (R1143)     CLASS 5 (B) – 1775M (II)

This race was rescheduled to start at 6pm.

3

BLACK TAIPAN

(SU Lim)

Ridden wide throughout having been unable to be in the leading division early in the race.

4

GREAT HERO

(App S Shazmin)

Eased down in the straight. Vet inspection: Bled – Bleeder’s test (Barred 3 months)

8

IRON FIST

(App R Nuqman)

Drifted out in the straight.

GENERAL REPORT(S) – SLTC

TUESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2022, SLTC OFFICIAL BARRIER TRIAL 5

Jockey WK Lee (ROBBEN) was reprimanded under the provisions of MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) for failing to straighten his mount, thereby crowding runners shortly after the start.


 WEDNESDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2022

 The Stewards, on 21 September 2022 at the Selangor Turf Club, inquired into the reason THUNDERGOD was entered to race on 28 August 2022 when no “Clearing Sample” had been received, analysed and cleared following an inquiry into the presence of flunixin in its urine sample after racing on 24 July 2022.

 Trainer HY Cheng was subsequently fined RM1000/- for negligence in breaching MRA Rule 134(12) by entering THUNDERGOD to race on the 28th of August 2022, contrary to the provisions of that Rule.

 Further, a veterinary examination of THUNDERGOD ascertained that the vision of the gelding was not impaired in any way and it was subsequently cleared to race.


 RACE 4 (R1108) CLASS 5 (A) – 1500M (C4 SHORT COURSE), SUNDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 2022, SELANGOR TURF CLUB SEPTEMBER MEETING 2022

 The Stewards, on 21 September 2022 at the Selangor Turf Club, inquired into App I Fikri’s riding of BEAUTIFUL ONE over the concluding stages in the above race. Evidence was taken from App I Fikri, in the presence of his Employing Trainer, L Moy who is also the Trainer of BEAUTIFUL ONE.

 Trainer L Moy stated that it was intended that BEAUTIFUL ONE be ridden midfield but due to the slow early pace, was positioned just behind the leader. He was pleased that the gelding had performed well to finish third.

 App I Fikri advised that he had attempted to ride BEAUTIFUL ONE in a similar fashion to previous but advised that he had changed his whip style, which he considered was more effective.

 In accepting this evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that App I Fikri had ridden BEAUTIFUL ONE in a manner so as to be fully tested when finishing third, five (5) lengths ahead of the fourth place horse.


 POST RACE URINE:         

28 AUGUST 2022

SELANGOR TURF CLUB AUGUST MEETING 2022

The report dated 1 September 2022 (V22/132) from the Chief Analyst of Veterinary Forensic Laboratory stated that 36 coded urine and 36 sets of coded blood samples from the above mentioned race meeting were received on 28 August 2022, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected.


 JOCKEY URINE SAMPLES:       

28 AUGUST 2022

SELANGOR TURF CLUB AUGUST MEETING 2022

The report dated 1 September 2022 (V22/133) from the Chief Analyst of Veterinary Forensic Laboratory stated that 2 coded urine samples from the above mentioned race meeting were received on 28 August 2022, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected.


 POST RACE URINE:         

10 & 11 SEPTEMBER 2022

SELANGOR TURF CLUB SEPTEMBER MEETING 2022                                              

The report dated 22 September 2022 (V22/141) from the Chief Analyst of Veterinary Forensic Laboratory stated that 70 coded urine and 76 sets of coded blood samples from the above mentioned race meeting were received on 11 September 2022, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected.


 POST RACE URINE:         

18 SEPTEMBER 2022

SELANGOR TURF CLUB SEPTEMBER MEETING 2022

The report dated 22 September 2022 (V22/143) from the Chief Analyst of Veterinary Forensic Laboratory stated that 21 coded urine and 21 sets of coded blood samples from the above mentioned race meeting were received on 18 September 2022, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected.


JOCKEY URINE SAMPLES:       

18 SEPTEMBER 2022

SELANGOR TURF CLUB SEPTEMBER MEETING 2022

 The report dated 23 September 2022 (V22/144) from the Chief Analyst of Veterinary Forensic Laboratory stated that 2 coded urine samples from the above mentioned race meeting were received on 18 September 2022, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected.


Change of Rider(s)

Race

Horse

Rider

Replaced By

Reason

1

FORTUNE SPIRIT

Unfixed

App A Suriya

EA

5

ALWAYS AFRAID

Unfixed

AK Lim

EA

7

BLACK QUAIL

Unfixed

App KH Chong

EA

8

META HILTON

Unfixed

MM Firdaus

EA

9

ATTENTION

Unfixed

B Pinheiro

EA

9

OBSIDIAN

Unfixed

App I Fikri

EA

NON ACCEPTORS

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

2

GREATEST ALL TIME

Sore back

Vet exam

6

JOJU

Injury to the left commissure of the mouth

Vet exam

6

GOLDEN SPRINT

Bruised back

Vet exam

6

GLOBAL ARMY

Bruised near fore tendon

Vet exam

7

MYO

Tying-up

Vet exam

8

GOLDEN TYCOON

Stone-bruised off fore medial angle of foot

Vet exam

10

BANGALORE

Bruised near fore foot

Vet exam

10

OVERLORD

Swollen near fore tendon sheath

Vet exam

(1 week embargo)

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

SLTC, SUNDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER 2022

POST RACE VETERINARY EXAMINATION / REPORT FROM VETERINARY SURGEON – TESTS IMPOSED

Race

Horse

Reason/Finding

Test

Remark

1

MY FIRST MILLION

Proved difficult to load

1 Starting Stall

2

LIM’S TORPEDO & TAIL SPIN

No significant finding

 

2

WHAT A BOSS

Reared in the stalls, losing considerable ground. / Head injury

1 Starting Stall & Vet exam              (2 weeks embargo)

2

RAINBOW FISH

 

Refused to stand square after being loaded

1 Starting Stall

3

BITCOIN KING

 

Respiratory distress (Grade 4)

1000M/vet            (1 month embargo)

4

JAPAN CAPTAIN

Bled

Bleeder’s test (Barred 3 months)

4

GOOD WARRIOR

 

No significant finding

6

RAKAMA

 

Dwelt at the start, losing considerable ground.

2 Starting Stall tests

7

HENG KINGDOM

 

Slow to begin

1 Starting Stall

7

ELITE WATERGHOST

Cast off fore plate

8

VIETNAM CAPTAIN

Cast off hind plate & Bumper injury on both hind legs

Vet exam

9

LEADING CELLIST

 

Lame near fore & off hind

Vet exam              (2 weeks embargo)

11

GREAT HERO

Bled

Bleeder’s test (Barred 3 months)

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

Fines

Race

Name of Licensee

Horse Name

Date of Fine Imposed

Fine Amount

MRA Rule/Regulation

 

Trainer HY Cheng

THUNDERGOD

21/9/22

RM1000/-

Rule 134(12)

Suspension(s)

R8

Jockey AK Lim (ALLIANCE CAPTAIN) – 2 Malaysian race days for careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii)

Follow Up

Nil