STIPENDIARY STEWARDS’ REPORT

SELANGOR TURF CLUB MAY MEETING 2021

SUNDAY, 2 MAY 2021

STATE OF TRACK: Good           

Course A (Rail @ 4M Entire Course)

Panel of Stipendiary Stewards:

Mr Fin Powrie (Chief Stipendiary Steward), Mr Thanaraja Kasinathan (Stipendiary Steward) & Mr Nigel Chong (Stipendiary Steward).

Veterinary Surgeons:

Dr James Yu & Dr Mohd Hafizuddin.

RACE 1 (R388)         CLASS 5 (B) – 1250M (LONG COURSE) 

SGFIFTY (SU Lim) reared when the start was effected and was slow to begin. 

SATELLITE GENIUS (Y Aify) was slow to begin. 

Shortly after the start, INVISIBLE had to be steadied off the heels of MEWTWO (C Goon) and shifted ground onto SUPER EIGHT (J Daniel). MEWTWO then raced fiercely, bumping with SUPER EIGHT. 

Running to the 1000M, SHARON’S STAR (App S Uzair) shifted in, crowding SO BEAUTIFUL (CK Khaw) which in turn caused INVISIBLE (L De Souza) to be restrained. On inquiry, App S Uzair was reprimanded for shifting in at this stage, as the Stewards took into consideration that SO BEAUTIFUL had over-reacted when being steadied and compounded the incident. 

GOLDEN DRAGON (J De Souza) and MEWTWO (C Goon) returned with a cut to their near hind legs.

SGFIFTY returned having cast its off fore plate.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING
Race Horse Reason Test Remark
1 FRANCES Bruised back 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 2 (R389)         CLASS 5 (B) – 1250M (LONG COURSE) 

BOOM ALMIGHTY (L De Souza) jumped awkwardly. 

EDDIE GRAY (CK Khaw) was slow to begin. 

After being slow into stride, TIGER BOSS (App N Varmah) was unable to progress when held tight. 

D’GREAT LUCK (J Daniel) veered outwards on jumping. 

In the middle stages, EMPEROR WARRIOR (R Shafiq) raced wide. 

SMIDDY BYRNE (SU Lim) was carried wide near the 800M. 

Over the concluding stages, LET’S COME ON BABY (J Low) drifted out with BOOM ALMIGHTY momentarily steadied near the 75M.

            EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING
Race Horse Reason Test Remark
2 BUKIT SUBANG Nail prick near fore foot 1000M/Vet exam Course scratching
2 WINTERFELL Capacity field EA
2 RED SAPPHIRE 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 (R390)         CLASS 4 (B) – 1600M (LONG COURSE) 

Trainer KC Tiang was fined RM250/- for negligence under MRA Rule 152(5)(a) for failing to declare the removal of ear-muffs from GRAND KNIGHT (MM Firdaus) within the stipulated time.

GRAND KNIGHT shifted outwards shortly after the start, carrying GASSUR (Y Aify) onto ELITE REMARKABLE (HS Gill) with SOON SEEKER (SU Lim) and MERCURIAL TURN (J De Souza) being inconvenienced. Jockey MM Firdaus was reminded of his obligations to straighten his mounts when they shift.

When leading, GRAND KNIGHT raced fiercely.

HORSEH (App R Nuqman) raced wide throughout.

A post-race veterinary examination of HORSEH revealed no significant finding.

                     EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING
Race Horse Reason Test Remark
3 D’GREAT MAGIC Capacity field EA
3 O’REILLY BAY Capacity field EA
3 HYDRANT 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 (R391)         CLASS 4 (A) – 1600M (LONG COURSE) 

An objection was lodged by Jockey J Low (SOUTHERN MAN), placed fourth, against GOOD NEWS (SU Lim), placed second, alleging interference at about the 250M. The Racing Stewards overruled the objection.

FIRST LIGHT (L De Souza) veered outwards on jumping, causing SOUTHERN MAN to be restrained.

UNSHADOWED GENERAL (App N Varmah) raced wide.

Passing the 300M, FIRST LIGHT raced tightly with GOOD NEWS which then shifted inwards with SOUTHERN MAN being restrained from the inside of the heels of GOOD NEWS at the 250M mark.

A post-race veterinary examination of SG TALENT revealed that the gelding bled and will be barred from racing for a period of three (3) months under MRA Rule 92(3) and thereafter will be required to pass a bleeder’s test before being declared to race again.

 EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING
Race Horse Reason Test Remark
4 JUSTICE FAIR Capacity field EA
4 WALKING THUNDER Capacity field EA
4 FIRST COMMAND 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 (R392)         CLASS 3 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE) 

This race was rescheduled to start at 2:50pm.

HIGH COUNCIL (App K Pavinthran) was held tight for a run on the inside of KENG MAK MAK (R Rueven) over the final 50M.

A post-race veterinary examination of HIGH COUNCIL 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
5 EMPEROR TAIZONG Bruised tendon near fore tendon Vet exam Course scratching
5 GLORIA MARIS Capacity field EA
5 DESIRE SKY 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 (R393)         CLASS 3 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE)

Acting on veterinary advice that INNIMINYMINEMOW (HS Gill) was lame off fore, the gelding was withdrawn by order of the Stewards at 3:17pm. The gelding will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

Running to the 800M, Jockey J De Souza took SYMBOL OF COURAGE outwards when reacting to an appeal on his inside. This inconvenienced DIAMONDS (KC Wong) and SECRET AGENT (R Rueven) which was following. Jockey J De Souza was advised the he should exercise greater caution under similar circumstances in future.

DIAMONDS returned having cast its off hind plate.

A post-race veterinary examination of SECRET AGENT (R Rueven) revealed that the gelding 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
6 GALILEO’S APPROACH Bruised near fore fetlock Vet exam Course scratching
6 BILLION SENSE Capacity field EA
6 CRAZY DREAMS 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 (R394)         OPEN NOVICE – 1100M (SHORT COURSE) 

READY TO GOOD LUCK (KC Wong) veered inwards at the start, inconvenienced MAKE DREAM (J Low).

When making ground in the straight, LEGENDARY ERA (J De Souza) had to be steadied when running onto the heels of MICHIKAWA (R Rueven) which was racing greenly.

GOOD WARRIOR (CK Khaw) and READY TO GOOD LUCK brushed at the 175M. 

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING
Race Horse Reason Test Remark
7 GIFTED Capacity field EA
7 RIVER RUBY 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)
7 GOOD WARRIOR -15
7 LEGENDARY ERA -33
Note: The above horse(s) was/were checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and was/were passed fit to start.

RACE 8 (R395)         SUPREME A (SW) – 1200M (SHORT COURSE) 

Due to numerous senior riders being declared unfit to continue riding, the Racing Stewards ruled that Apprentices would be permitted as substitute for senior riders.

TARGET (App N Varmah) proved difficult to load. Trainer C Leck was advised that TARGET will be required to pass 1 Starting Stall test before being declared to race again.

On jumping, ELITE INVINCIBLE (App AR Raiyan) struck the inside gate.

TARGET raced wide in the early stages.

Passing 200M, ELITE INVINCIBLE (App AR Raiyan) crowded WATCH THE THRONE (J Low) which shifted in causing WAR DRAGON (App S Uzair) to be checked. At the conclusion of an inquiry, App AR Raiyan, the rider of ELITE INVINCIBLE, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) for shifting in at this stage.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App AR Raiyan’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) Selangor race days with effect from 3 May 2021 and to expire on 30 May 2021, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal.

Near the 950M, BLACK THORN (HS Gill) checked. It was established that WATCH THE THRONE (J Low) had shifted in, crowding ELITE INVINCIBLE inwards, causing READY TO FORCE to shift ground, thereby interfering with BLACK THORN. At the conclusion of an inquiry, Jockey J Low, the rider of WATCH THE THRONE, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) for shifting in at this stage.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey J Low’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 10 May 2021 and to expire on 16 May 2021, both dates inclusive, to be served cumulatively with any other suspension. He was advised of his Right of Appeal.                         

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING
Race Horse Reason Test Remark
8 STICK SEEKER Capacity field EA
8 CONSTANT JUSTICE Lame near fore 1000M/vet Course scratching
8 BROTHER WIND 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)
8 TARGET -17
Note: The above horse(s) was/were checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and was/were passed fit to start.

RACE 9 (R396)         CLASS 5 (A)– 1200M (SHORT COURSE)

This race was run in light rain.

DRONE (L De Souza) shifted in at the start with SENA SIXTYNINE (App A Zaimuddin) losing ground.

App A Zaimuddin (SENA SIXTYNINE) dropped his whip passing the 200M. He was fined RM250/- for negligence under MRA Rule 152(5)(a).

A post-race veterinary examination of ASIA (J De Souza) revealed no significant finding.

   EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING
Race Horse Reason Test Remark
9 WASHINGTON Bruised near fore medial carpus 1000M/vet Course scratching
9 GOLDEN KING Capacity field EA
9 FLEDGELING 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)
9 DRONE -16
9 SENA SIXTYNINE -17
9 WINNING STAR +22
Note: The above horse(s) was/were checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and was/were passed fit to start.

RACE 10 (R397)       CLASS 5 (A) – 1200M (SHORT COURSE)

ISLE OF SKY (S Muniandy) was slow into stride and raced wide in the middle stages.

HAPPY GHOST (App A Zaimuddin) returned having cast its near fore plate and I AM MIDAS (S Zulfikri) returned having cast its off hind plate.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING
Race Horse Reason Test Remark
10 ZHUHAI Multiple cuts to its off hind pastern and heel bulb Vet exam Course scratching
10 THAI BHAT Capacity field EA
10 D’GREAT LOVE 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)
10 UPTOWN GIRL -11
Note: The above horse(s) was/were checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and was/were passed fit to start.

RACE 11 (R398)       CLASS 5 (A) – 1200M (SHORT COURSE)

ARECIBO (J De Souza) jumped inwards causing D’GREAT STRIKE (J Low) to ease.

ATTENTION (C Goon) and D’GREAT SONG (CK Khaw) reared slightly at the start and were slow to begin.

Running to the 800M, BROKE IN LONDON was tightened on the inside of SMOOTH OPERATOR (S Muniandy) and AUSSIE EAGLE (S Zulfikri). Near the 750M, JET TWENTY (L De Souza) hung outwards over the heels of SMOOTH OPERATOR. Jockey S Muniandy was warned that he must afford runners on his inside sufficient galloping room at all times.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING
Race Horse Reason Test Remark
11 FISH BALL Abrasion to its near fore cannon 1000M/Vet  Course scratching
11 CALM AND TRANQUIL Bruised back Vet exam Course scratching
Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

GENERAL REPORTS (SLTC)

CHANGE OF RACING DISTANCE FOR SELANGOR 2 MAY 2021 RACE MEETING

The Selangor Turf Club has decided to change the racing distance for Race 1 and Race 2 from 1200M to 1250M in the Selangor 2 May 2021 race meeting.


RACE 11 (R331) CLASS 5 (B) – 1100M (SHORT COURSE), SUNDAY, 18 APRIL 2021, SELANGOR TURF CLUB APRIL MEETING 2021 

The Stewards, on 28 April 2021 at the Selangor Turf Club, concluded the inquiry into the riding tactics employed on TIGER BOSS (App A N Varmah) and BOOM ALMIGHTY (App WW Cheah). Parties were interviewed by telephone. 

Trainer C Leck advised that he had instructed App N Varmah to ride TIGER BOSS for pace and attempt to lead. App N Varmah confirmed that he had ridden TIGER BOSS vigourously in an attempt to lead, which he had accomplished easily but had been taken on by BOOM ALMIGHTY when that horse had progressed on his outside, he had been reluctant to restrain TIGER BOSS as he believed the gelding was travelling well and BOOM ALMIGHTY had not crossed him. 

Trainer R Lines advised that he had instructed App WW Cheah to have BOOM ALMIGHTY, which was having its initial Malaysian race start, in a forward to handy position from its outside draw. App WW Cheah stated that he had lost his near stirrup iron on jumping when BOOM ALMIGHTY brushed DANE’S ANATOMY (R Rueven). He had attempted to re-secure the stirrup iron and had only partly achieved this approaching the 850M. In attempting to secure his stirrup iron, he had allowed BOOM ALMIGHTY to advance on the outside of the leader TIGER BOSS. Whilst not intending to be in this position, he had decided to allow BOOM ALMIGHTY to lead, as he believed it was travelling well. 

In assessing the evidence, the Stewards attached no blame to App N Varmah’s riding of TIGER BOSS. The Stewards considered that App WW Cheah’s riding of BOOM ALMIGHTY was unsatisfactory, however believed they could not substantiate a charge under the Rules due to his riding being in part influenced by him having lost his stirrup iron. App WW Cheah was reprimanded for failing to ride BOOM ALMIGHTY in a diligent manner.


INQUIRY INTO THE REASON FOR APP M LUKMAN (ALICEINWONDERLAND) BEING DISLODGED NEAR THE 450M IN RACE 6 (R370) OPEN MAIDEN (WFA) – 1100M (SHORT COURSE), SUNDAY, 25 APRIL 2021, SELANGOR TURF CLUB APRIL MEETING 2021 

On 30 April 2021 at the Selangor Turf Club, App M Lukman, the rider of ALICEINWONDERLAND, in the presence of his Employing Trainer, Mr WC Lim, was questioned as to this incident.

The Stewards were satisfied that the evidence disclosed that at this stage, App M Lukman was following UNLIMITED STAR (J De Souza) when it commenced to tire. He had moved to the outside of the heels of that gelding but ALICEINWONDERLAND had shifted back inwards when tending to shy away from SLEEPY JOE (J Low) which had progressed on its outside. ALICEINWONDERLAND had then struck UNLIMITED STAR’s heels and blundered, dislodging App M Lukman.

In assessing this incident, the Stewards apportioned no blame to any rider. 


POST RACE URINE:        

10 & 11 APRIL 2021

SELANGOR TURF CLUB APRIL MEETING 2021                                               

The report dated 22 April 2021 (V21/023) from the Chief Analyst of Veterinary Forensic Laboratory stated that 63 bottles of coded urine samples and 69 sets of coded blood samples from the above mentioned race meeting were received on 11 April 2021, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected. 


JOCKEY URINE SAMPLES:      

10 & 11 APRIL 2021

SELANGOR TURF CLUB APRIL MEETING 2021 

The report dated 22 April 2021 (V21/024) 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 11 April 2021, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected.


POST RACE URINE:                                

18 APRIL 2021

SELANGOR TURF CLUB APRIL MEETING 2021                                                                       

The report dated 22 April 2021 (V21/025) from the Chief Analyst of Veterinary Forensic Laboratory stated that 31 bottles of coded urine samples and 35 sets of coded blood samples from the above mentioned race meeting were received on 18 April 2021, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected.


POST RACE URINE:                                

25 APRIL 2021

SELANGOR TURF CLUB APRIL MEETING 2021                                                                       

The report dated 30 April 2021 (V21/031) from the Chief Analyst of Veterinary Forensic Laboratory stated that 31 bottles of coded urine samples and 37 sets of coded blood samples from the above mentioned race meeting were received on 25 April 2021, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected.


JOCKEY URINE SAMPLES:      

25 APRIL 2021

SELANGOR TURF CLUB APRIL MEETING 2021 

The report dated 30 April 2021 (V21/032) from the Chief Analyst of Veterinary Forensic Laboratory stated that 2 bottles of coded urine samples from the above mentioned race meeting were received on 25 April 2021, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected.


GENERAL REPORT – PRTC 

POST RACE URINE:        

17 APRIL 2021

PERAK TURF CLUB APRIL MEETING 2021                                               

The report dated 28 April 2021 (V21/028) from the Chief Analyst of Veterinary Forensic Laboratory stated that 26 bottles of coded urine samples and 28 sets of coded blood samples from the above mentioned race meeting were received on 17 April 2021, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected.


JOCKEY URINE SAMPLES:      

17 APRIL 2021

PERAK TURF CLUB APRIL MEETING 2021 

The report dated 28 April 2021 (V21/029) from the Chief Analyst of Veterinary Forensic Laboratory stated that 2 bottles of coded urine samples from the above mentioned race meeting were received on 17 April 2021, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected.


Change of Rider(s)

Race Horse Rider Replaced By Reason
1 SO BEAUTIFUL Unfixed CK Khaw EA
5 KENG MAK MAK Unfixed R Rueven EA
8 SHOWBOY Y Aify R Shafiq Medical
8 WHITE CHIN SU Lim R Rueven Medical
9 SUPER LINE Y Aify R Rueven Medical
9 VOYAGER SU Lim App R Nuqman Medical
9 CATCH ME GREAT Unfixed App M Lukman EA
10 ISLE OF SKY Y Aify S Muniandy Medical
10 MACHUNG STAR SU Lim App R Nuqman Medical
11 D’GREAT SONG Unfixed CK Khaw EA

 

NON ACCEPTORS
Race Horse Reason Test Remark
11 LUCK MAK MAK Bruised back Vet exam
Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

 

SLTC, SUNDAY, 2 MAY 2021
POST RACE VETERINARY EXAMINATION / REPORT FROM VETERINARY SURGEON – TESTS IMPOSED
Race Horse Reason/Finding Test Remark
1 GOLDEN DRAGON & MEWTWO Cut near hind Vet exam
1 SGFIFTY Cast off fore plate
3 HORSEH No significant finding
4 SG TALENT Bled Bleeder’s test (Barred 3 months)
5 HIGH COUNCIL Lame off fore 1000M/vet
6 INNIMINYMINE-MOW Lame off fore 1000M/vet Withdrawn at 3:17pm
6 DIAMONDS Cast off hind plate
6 SECRET AGENT Respiratory distress 1000M/vet
8 TARGET Proved difficult to load 1 Starting Stall
10 HAPPY GHOST Cast near fore plate
10 I AM MIDAS Cast off hind plate
Fines Race Name of Licensee Horse Name Date of Fine Imposed Fine Amount MRA Rule/Regulation
  3 Trainer KC Tiang GRAND KNIGHT 2/5/21 RM250/- 152(5)(a)
  9 App A Zaimuddin SENA SIXTYNINE 2/5/21 RM250/- 152(5)(a)
Suspension(s) R8 App AR Raiyan (ELITE INVINCIBLE) – 2 Selangor race days for careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii)Jockey J Low (WATCH THE THRONE) – 2 Malaysian race days for careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii)