STIPENDIARY STEWARDS’ REPORT

SELANGOR TURF CLUB OCTOBER MEETING 2020

SUNDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2020 

STATE OF TRACK: Good

Course A

Panel of Stipendiary Stewards:

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 (R860)         CLASS 5 (B) – 1100M (SHORT COURSE) 

Acting on veterinary advice that DAYFLIRT (App N Varmah) was lame near fore, the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of the gelding at 12:01pm. DAYFLIRT will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

READY TO STRIKE (S Ruzaini) was slow into stride.

BARKER ROAD KID (App CK Khaw) veered inwards at the start, bumping ZOLVED (KC Wong) which in turn crowded MERCHANT MARINE (App A Suriya) and SUPER WOMAN (App M Lukman). On inquiry, App CK Khaw was reprimanded for shifting in at this stage.

MERCHANT MARINE travelled wide in the middle stages. The saddle slipped backwards on the gelding near the 900M, placing App A Suriya at a considerable disadvantage.

Passing the 800M, LIM’S BATTLE (App A Zaimuddin) momentarily steadied when striding onto the heels of SUPER WOMAN (App M Lukman).

When making ground in the straight, GOLDEN DRAGON (App S Sia) was blocked for a clear run between the 200M and the 50M, and then had to steady when BARKER ROAD KID shifted out.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

1

GIN GO GIN

Capacity field

EA

1

SUN FORCE

Capacity field

EA

1

LUCKY VICTORY

Capacity field

EA

1

DAYFLIRT

Lame near fore

1000M/vet

Withdrawn at 12:01pm

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

RACE 2 (R861)         CLASS 5 (A) – 1100M (SHORT COURSE) 

WINDOW OF TIME (App M Lukman) proved difficult to load. Trainer WC Lim was advised that WINDOW OF TIME will be required to pass 1 Starting Stall test before being declared to race again. WINDOW OF TIME bounded in the air at the start, losing ground.

KUTTNER (App S Zulfikri) was slow into stride.

Running to the first turn at the 800M, BOUNCEBACK ABILITY (S Ruzaini) commenced to race poorly and lay outwards, bumping SPIN FIRE (HS Gill) which then was obliged to race wide.

Near the 550M, SPIN FIRE rolled in, crowded MIRACLE WEI WEI (SU Lim) which in turn shifted ground causing ALAN (App S Sia) to steady from its heels. Jockey HS Gill was warned that he must keep his mounts straight in future. KUTTNER (App S Zulfikri) had a tendency to lay inwards in the straight and had to steady on several occasions when impeded.

A post-race veterinary examination of ELITE ROCKET (App R Nuqman) revealed that it was lame off fore and as such will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

2

BORN A FIGHTER

Capacity field

EA

2

HAPPY DAYZ

Capacity field

EA

2

TRINITY HONOR

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 (R862)         CLASS 5 (A) – 1100M (SHORT COURSE)

ROCKET FIGHTER (R Rueven) which was standing awkwardly, missed the start.

SANDY’S PRIDE (App L De Souza) veered outwards on jumping, inconveniencing EMPEROR WARRIOR (Y Aify), KHUDAWAND (AK Lim) and GOLDEN PEAK (S Ruzaini).

In the middle stages, THAI BAHT (HS Gill) and GHOST AFFAIR (App R Nuqman) were obliged to race wide.

Passing the 200M, the tiring SANDY’S PRIDE shifted out causing KHUDAWAND to ease.

Jockey R Rueven (ROCKET FIGHTER) lost his whip in the last 100M. He was fined RM250/- for negligence under MRA Rule 152(5)(a).

A post-race veterinary examination of SANDY’S PRIDE revealed that it was lame near fore fetlock and as such will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

3

MR EPIC

Lame near fore

1000M/vet

Course scratching

3

BROKE IN LONDON

Capacity field

EA

3

ALL WHITE

Capacity field

EA

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)

3

GOLDEN PEAK

+15

3

BANGALORE

+17

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

RACE 4 (R863)         CLASS 5 (A) – 1100M (SHORT COURSE)

D’GREAT SPEED (KC Wong) bounded in the air at the start, losing ground.

In the early stages, MIGHTY PHOENIX (R Rueven) raced fiercely.

HAPPY START (R Shafiq) raced wide in the early stages. When questioned regarding this, Jockey R Shafiq stated that he believed that there were horses on his inside and was fearful that the pace may slacken if he attempted to take a position within the field. The Stewards considered that Jockey R Shafiq should have exercised the option of having obtained a trail behind WASHINGTON (AK Lim) instead of travelling wide from the 800M until passing the 600M.

On straightening, SATELLITE GOLDEN (Y Aify) drifted out, carrying D’GREAT SPEED outwards which bumped with WASHINGTON.

A post-race veterinary examination of HERO CHAMPION revealed that it was lame off fore, sustained a cut to its near hind leg, and returned exhibiting signs of respiratory distress and as such will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again. 

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

4

BUKIT SUBANG

Capacity field

EA

4

BLACK IS POWER

Capacity field

EA

4

SHA NA NA

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 (R864)         CLASS 3 – 1100M (SHORT COURSE)

An objection was lodged by Jockey J Daniel (LIMITLESS STOUT), placed third, against TURF PRINCESS (AK Lim), being declared the winner alleging interference between the 200M to the 100M. The Racing Stewards overruled the objection.

An objection was lodged by Jockey J Daniel (LIMITLESS STOUT), placed third, against BRINGER OF WAR (App CK Khaw), placed second alleging interference between the 200M to the 100M. The Racing Stewards upheld the objection and amended the placing to:

1st – TURF PRINCESS (AK Lim)

2nd – LIMITLESS STOUT (J Daniel)

3rd – BRINGER OF WAR (App CK Khaw)

4th – GOOD NEWS (SU Lim)

SATTAR (W Faizal) veered outwards at the start badly, inconveniencing TIME TO INVEST (HS Gill).

BRINGER OF WAR (App CK Khaw) shifted inwards at the start at the same time as HIGH COUNCIL (App A Suriya) shifted outwards resulting in D’GREAT BOSS (R Shafiq), THANK YOU BOSS (App S Uzair) and TURF PRINCESS (AK Lim) being tightened.

Approaching the 700M, SATTAR eased off the heels of CHINO DINERO (App M Lukman) which in turn caused AUSONE (KC Wong) which was racing between SATTAR and LIMITLESS STOUT, to be eased.

BRINGER OF WAR lay outwards from the 275M and carried TURF PRINCESS outwards with LIMITLESS STOUT (J Daniel) having to be restrained from that mare’s heels at about the 125M. On inquiry, App CK Khaw (BRINGER OF WAR) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii).

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App CK Khaw’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 26 October 2020 and to expire on 1 November 2020, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal.

 EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

5

LIM’S EVOLUTION

Capacity field

EA

5

HELLO BOSS

Capacity field

EA

5

RACE FOR FAME

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 (R865)         4YO RACE (SW) – 1300M (LONG COURSE)

D’GREAT DUCHESS (App S Zulfikri) reared as the start was effected, losing considerable ground. Trainer S Siva was advised that D’GREAT DUCHESS will be required to pass 1 Starting Stall test before being declared to race again.

BIG G (App N Varmah) veered outwards at the start, striking the hind-quarters of ISFAHAN (J Shankar) at the same time as NASSEB (W Faizal) shifted in, crowding ISFAHAN which became unbalanced.

Running to the 800M, LIMITLESS VENTURE (R Shafiq) steadied from the heels of MUHEN (App CK Khaw) with NASSEB having to be restrained behind LIMITLESS VENTURE. A post-race veterinary examination of LIMITLESS VENTURE revealed that it had sustained a laceration of the off hind tendon and as such will be required to pass a 1000M/vet (1 month embargo) test before being declared to race again.

D’GREAT DUCHESS raced wide from the 700M and was inclined to lay inwards in the straight.

BIG G brushed the running rail passing the 225M.

Jockey J Shankar (ISFAHAN) was questioned with regards to his whip usage. Specifically, the Stewards concern that his actions gave rise to a question of whether his whip made contact at each action. After taking evidence, the Stewards warned Jockey J Shankar that he should give no opportunity for doubt as to his true purpose in riding in any manner.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

6

CALM AND TRANQUIL

Lame near fore fetlock & suspensory

1000M/vet

Course scratching

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

RACE 7 (R866)         MAX TWO STAKES (SW) – 1400M (LONG COURSE)

BUFFALO SOLDIER (App A Zaimuddin) and SIEW YUK (App N Varmah) were slow into stride.

The Stewards questioned App K Pavinthran (GLAMOROUS), in the presence of his Acting Employing Trainer, BT Lim, with regards to his riding of GLAMOROUS. App K Pavinthran advised that he had been instructed to ride the gelding in a mid-to-forward position and then from its wide barrier, he pushed GLAMOROUS from the start, however, the gelding had commenced to race strongly and he found himself leading by a considerable margin. He continued to attempt to restrain GLAMOROUS but the gelding persisted in racing fiercely. He was further inconvenienced as the saddle on GLAMOROUS had slipped forward and the breast-plate buckle had come undone.

In assessing his evidence, the Stewards advised App K Pavinthran that he should take more significant measures to attempt to ride to instructions and further, he was reprimanded for failing to report to the Stewards that his saddle had slipped under the provisions of MRA Rule 44(11).

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

7

D’GREAT STAR

Cellulitis near hind

Vet exam

Course scratching

7

SAKURA JAPAN

Capacity field

EA

7

STAY SOUND

Capacity field

EA

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

RACE 8 (R867)         SUPREME A (SW) – 1600M (LONG COURSE) 

SELANGOR STAR (HS Gill) which was slow to begin, raced fiercely in the early stages.

The Stewards took initial evidence from App N Varmah (TARGET), in the presence of his Acting Employing Trainer, BT Lim, relating to his riding of TARGET in the early stages. The inquiry was adjourned to a date to be fixed.

RACE 9 (R868)         CLASS 4 (A) – 1700M (LONG COURSE) 

PROPLAYER (SU Lim) veered outwards at the start, inconveniencing MAIDANZ BEAUTY (App A Suriya) and D’GREAT RISE (App CK Khaw).

When attempting a marginal run near the 300M, D’GREAT OCEAN (R Shafiq) had to be restrained on the inside of PROPLAYER when that gelding shifted.

ICHIKA BACHIKA (App L De Souza) had to check near the 100M when NEVERTHELESS (AK Lim) rolled in. On inquiry, Jockey AK Lim (NEVERTHELESS) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii).

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey AK Lim’s guilty plea, mitigating factors and his submissions on penalty. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days with effect from 26 October 2020 and to expire on 1 November 2020, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal.

GASSUR was eased out of the race passing the 900M. A post-race veterinary examination of GASSUR (J Shankar) revealed that it was lame near fore tendonitis and as such will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test (1 month embargo) before being declared to race again.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

9

HENG KINGDOM

Bruised off fore tendon

Vet exam

(2 weeks 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 (R869)       CLASS 4 (B) – 1700M (LONG COURSE) 

AIDEHOUR (Y Aify) was slow into stride.

Approaching the 250M, AIDEHOUR drifted out causing TARZAN (AK Lim) to ease, and thereafter bumping with MR COPPOLA (S Ruzaini) which shifted in.

Approaching the 150M, SMART INVESTMENT (App K Pavinthran) drifted in under the whip causing D’GREAT SWIFT (App CK Khaw) to be checked. On inquiry, App K Pavinthran (SMART INVESTMENT) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii).

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App K Pavinthran’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) SLTC race days with effect from 15 November 2020 and to expire on 21 November 2020, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal.

Post-race veterinary examinations of AIDEHOUR and TARZAN revealed no significant finding.

A post-race veterinary examination of ONE FORCE (R Rueven) revealed that it was lame off fore and as such will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

Jockey Y Aify (AIDEHOUR) was questioned regarding the performance of AIDEHOUR. He stated that it was the horse’s first start over the over the 1700M, and he had intended to be in a midfield position, however, although jumping moderately, AIDEHOUR had been reluctant to proceed and was inclined to resent being surrounded by other runners. In the straight, AIDEHOUR raced extremely greenly and shifted ground, although he considered that the horse had responded well to a hard ride.

In light of AIDEHOUR’s performance, Trainer M Sukri’s representative was advised that the horse will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test to the satisfaction of the Stewards before being declared to race again.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

10

D’GREAT EFFORT

Suspected near hind foot bruising / nail prick

1000M/vet

Course scratching

10

O’REILLY BAY

Capacity field

EA

10

ULURU

Capacity field

EA

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

GENERAL REPORT(S) – SLTC

SUNDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2020, SELANGOR TURF CLUB OCTOBER MEETING 2020 

Acting under the provisions of MRA Rule 136(3)(b), Jockey C Goon was stood down from riding in races forthwith following a report from the analyst that the sample supplied by him at the Selangor Turf Club on 18 October 2020 was found to contain a prohibited substance. An inquiry into this finding will be conducted at a later stage.


FRIDAY, 23 OCTOBER 2020, SELANGOR TURF CLUB 

Syce Johari Bin Hussin (S.535), an employee of Trainer SY Lim, and Syce Mohamad Rizal Bin Mohamad Rawi (S.661), an employee of Trainer L Moy, were each fined RM250/- for negligence under MRA Rule 152(5)(a) for failing to wear a face mask whilst performing their duties associated with their stables.


POST RACE URINE:      

3rd & 4th OCTOBER 2020

SELANGOR TURF CLUB OCTOBER MEETING 2020                                               

The report dated 15 October 2020 (V20/073) from the Chief Analyst of Veterinary Forensic Laboratory stated that 63 bottles of coded urine samples and 63 sets of coded blood samples from the above mentioned race meeting were received on 4 October 2020, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected.


JOCKEY URINE SAMPLES:      

3rd & 4th OCTOBER 2020

SELANGOR TURF CLUB OCTOBER MEETING 2020

The report dated 15 October 2020 (V20/074) from the Chief Analyst of Veterinary Forensic Laboratory stated that 4 bottles of coded urine samples from the above mentioned race meeting were received on 4 October 2020, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected.


Change of Rider(s)

Race

Horse

Rider

Replaced By

Reason

1

MEWTWO

C Goon

HS Gill

Stood down

2

SPIN FIRE

C Goon

HS Gill

Stood down

3

THAI BAHT

C Goon

HS Gill

Stood down

3

SANDY’S PRIDE

J De Souza

App L De Souza

Indisposed

3

ROCKET FIGHTER

Unfixed

R Rueven

EA

4

MIGHTY PHOENIX

C Goon

R Rueven

Stood down

5

LIMITLESS STOUT

C Goon

J Daniel

Stood down

6

MUHEN

J De Souza

App CK Khaw

Indisposed

7

HAVANA

C Goon

R Shafiq

Stood down

7

WHAT A BOSS

Unfixed

KC Wong

EA

8

D’GREAT TIMING

J De Souza

AK Lim

Indisposed

8

GLORIA MARIS

C Goon

R Shafiq

Stood down

9

HIGH TENSILE

J De Souza

S Ruzaini

Indisposed

9

MAIDANZ BEAUTY

Unfixed

App A Suriya

EA

10

VAIN TYCOON

J De Souza

J Shankar

Indisposed

10

ONE FORCE

C Goon

R Rueven

Stood down

 

NON ACCEPTORS

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

6

TRINITY GENERAL

Left eye corneal ulcer

Vet exam

6

MR LEONARDO

Near fore tendonitis

Vet exam

(2 weeks embargo)

9

VALUE OF JUSTICE

Sore right eye

Vet exam

(2 weeks embargo)

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

 

SLTC, SUNDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2020

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

Race

Horse

Reason/Finding

Test

Remark

1

DAYFLIRT

Lame near fore

1000M/vet

Withdrawn at 12:01pm

2

WINDOW OF TIME

Proved difficult to load

1 Starting Stall

2

ELITE ROCKET

Lame off fore

1000M/vet

3

SANDY’S PRIDE

Lame near fore fetlock

1000M/vet

4

HERO CHAMPION

Lame off fore, cut near hind & respiratory distress

1000M/vet

 

6

LIMITLESS VENTURE

Laceration of the off hind tendon

1000M/vet

(1 month embargo)

9

GASSUR

Lame near fore tendonitis

1000M/vet test

(1 month embargo)

10

AIDEHOUR

No significant finding

10

TARZAN

No significant finding

10

ONE FORCE

Lame off fore

1000M/vet

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 / Reason

Date of Fine Imposed

Fine Amount

MRA Rule/Regulation

 

R3

Jockey R Rueven

ROCKET FIGHTER

25/10/20

RM250/-

Rule 152(5)(a)

 

Syce Johari Bin Hussin & Syce Mohamad Rizal Bin Mohamad Rawi

Failing to wear a mask

25/10/20

RM250/- each

Rule 152(5)(a)

Suspension(s)

R5

App CK Khaw (BRINGER OF WAR) – 2 Malaysian race days for careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii)

 

R9

App AK Lim (NEVERTHELESS) – 2 Malaysian race days for careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii)

 

R10

App K Pavinthran (SMART INVESTMENT) – 2 SLTC race days for careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii)

Follow Up

R8

App N Varmah (TARGET)

 

25/10

Jockey C Goon (Urine Sample)