STIPENDIARY STEWARDS’ REPORT

PENANG JULY MEETING 2022  

3RD DAY, SUNDAY,  31ST JULY 2022 

STATE OF TRACK: YIELDING

Panel of  Stipendiary Stewards:

Mr David McGillivray (Chief Stipendiary Steward – Chairman), Mr Devaraj a/l S Arujunen and Mr Jarry Chong Kok Heng (Stipendiary Stewards)

Change of Rider(s):

Race

Horse

Rider

Replaced By

Reason

1

POWERFUL DRAGON

App AR Aiman

App WW Cheah

Disqualified

3

DISCRETELY RED

S  Zulfikri

L De Souza

Unable to make the carded weight

5

NEVERTHELESS

S Zulfikri

AM Aizat

Unable to make the carded weight

6

TONGARIRO

App M Ekdihar

App A Azizi

Medical

6

SHA NA NA

App AR Aiman

App S Sia

Disqualified

7

SIMLONG BEACH

App M Ekdihar

App S Sia

Medical

8

MY MONEY

App M Ekdihar

App S Sia

Medical

RACE 1 (R903) CLASS 5(B) – 1400M 

Trainer I Ismadi was fined RM1,000/- for failing to ensure that the vaccination status (EHV) was current for ROCK N ROLL (KC Tham) in terms of  MRA Regulation 20.3 as read with MRA Regulation 20.6.   ROCK N ROLL was withdrawn by order of the Stewards at 12.46pm.    

LITTLE MASTER (F Yap) was slow to begin.  Trainer R Lines was advised to work on the gelding’s barrier manners.

MODRIC (SU Lim) was obliged to race wide on the turn.

Shortly after passing the winning post, POWEFUL DRAGON (App WW Cheah) rolled inwards, crowding LEEDSTHEWAY (App Z Ahmad).  App WW Cheah, in the presence of his Employing Trainer, Trainer R Lines, was shown the video of the incident and warned to exercise more care in future.

Jockey SU Lim, the rider of MODRIC, reported that his mount was not striding out freely.  A post-race veterinary examination of MODRIC revealed no obvious abnormality

The Club Veterinary Surgeon reported that STAR EFFECT (S Salee) and POWERFUL DRAGON returned, both having cast their off hind plate.

Placing

Horse

Rider

Time

Distance [length(s)]

1st

GOLDEN SHOW

Y Aify

1:24.6

2nd

BIG POWER

App R Nuqman

3 ½

3rd

POWERFUL DRAGON

App  WW Cheah

2 ¼

4th

D’GREAT WIN

AK Lim

¾

RACE 2 (R904)  CLASS 5(A) – 1400M 

ALWRICH, a course scratching as it had sustained a swollen near fore tendon, will be required to pass a veterinary examination before being declared to race again.

Approaching the 1200M-mark, PONTIANAK (App S Sia) and LION CONQUEROR (SU Lim) which were shifting in, made contact.  

CHERISH (HS Gill) was obliged to race wide on the turn. 

At approximately the 600M-mark, LION CONQUEROR commenced to give ground.  Jockey SU Lim reported that his mount was not striding out freely.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the gelding returned lame off fore and as such, will be required to pass a test (1000M/vet) before being declared to race again.  

App S Sia, the rider of PONTIANAK, reported that his mount was not striding out freely.  A post-race veterinary examination of PONTIANAK revealed no obvious abnormality.

The Club Veterinary Surgeon reported that EL PRIMERO (App R Nuqman) bled and will be barred from racing for a period of three (3) months under MRA Rule 92(3)(a)&(b) and thereafter will be required to pass a bleeder’s test before being declared to race again.

A post-race veterinary examination of UNLIMITED STAR (App Clyde Leck) revealed no obvious abnormality.

Placing

Horse

Rider

Time

Distance [length(s)]

1st

SUNNY STAR

S Ruzaini

1:24.5

2nd

QIJI LOVE

How Yang

Head

3rd

TWILL GUY

AM Aizat

2 ¼

4th

D’GREAT OCEAN

AK Lim

1 ¾

RACE 3 (R905) CLASS 4(A) – 1400M 

MAGIC SEVENTY TWO, a course scratching as it had fever, will be required to pass a veterinary examination before being declared to race again.

Jockey S Zuilfikri was fined RM500/- for negligence under MRA Rule 152(5)(a) for failing to make the carded weight on DISCRETELY RED.  The Stewards permitted Jockey L De Souza to replace him as the rider of DISCRETELY RED.

DISCRETELY RED jumped awkwardly outwards, inconveniencing BIG BUS                      (App Z Syafifie).

GEORGETOWN (App SN Shiva) jumped awkwardly outwards, inconveniencing RAGNAR   (S Ruzaini).

XANTHOS (AK Lim) was obliged to race wide on the turn.

A post-race veterinary examination revealed that XANTHOS returned with dorsal displacement of soft palate and epiglottis entrapment and as such, will be required to undergo corrective surgery and thereafter pass a test (1000M/vet examination) before being declared to race again.

The Club Veterinary Surgeon reported that RAGNAR returned having cast its off hind plate.

Placing

Horse

Rider

Time

Distance [length(s)]

1st

SHENG PROISIR

HS Gill

1:23.7

2nd

CHARMING DIAMOND

AM Aizat

¾

3rd

ANDADO

SU Lim

¾

4th

RISING GLORY

S Salee

½

RACE 4 (R906) CLASS 4(A) – 1100M 

DRONE and OUR DYNAMITE are both course scratching.  DRONE had sustained a bruised near fore foot and OUR DYNAMITE was tied up.  Each will be required to pass a veterinary examination before being declared to race again.

WAHASH which was down 17kgs in body weight since its last run, was checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon prior to the race and was passed fit to start.

At approximately the 300M-mark, Jockey HS Gill, the rider of TALENTED, dropped his whip.  He was fined RM1,000/- for negligence under MRA Rule / Regulation 152(5)(a).

A post-race veterinary examination of WAHASH (S Zulfikri) revealed no obvious abnormality.

The gelding, which raced poorly, will be required to pass a test (1000M/vet) before being declared to race again.

A post-race veterinary examination of ZERO TO HERO (CC Foo) revealed no obvious abnormality, however, the gelding returned having cast its off hind plate. 

Placing

Horse

Rider

Time

Distance [length(s)]

1st

RONALDO’S DREAM

App Z Ahmad

1:04.3

2nd

TALENTED

HS Gill

1 ¼

3rd

TRINITY GRACE

SU Lim

Neck

4th

QIJI ACHEEVA

AK Lim

1 ½

RACE 5 (R907) BANDED  51 – 74 (SW) – 1700M           

THE JOCKEY CLUB OF TURKEY CUP

(ONLY APPRENTICE ALLOWANCE PERMITTED) 

Jockey S Zullfikri was fined RM500/- for negligence under MRA Rule 152(5)(a) for failing to make the carded weight on NEVERTHELESS.  The Stewards permitted Jockey AM Aizat to replace him as the rider of NEVERTHELESS.

At approximately the 1600M-mark,   NEVERTHELESS was crowded and had to steady, losing some ground.

LEGEND WAR (SU Lim) shifted out in the latter stages.

An objection was lodged after the race by App Clyde Leck, the rider of SEMANTAN PRINCE, first past the post, in the presence of his Acting Master, Trainer S Dunderdale, against LEGEND WAR (SU Lim), the dead-heat partner, on grounds of interference in the latter stages of the race.  After considering the evidence and viewing the video, the Racing Stewards were of the opinion that the alleged interference had not affected the result of the race. The objection was overruled and the result stood.

The Club Veterinary Surgeon reported that NEVERTHELESS returned having cast its off fore and off hind plates.

Placing

Horse

Rider

Time

Distance [length(s)]

1st

SEMANTAN PRINCE

App Clyde Leck

1:44.0

1st

LEGEND WAR

SU Lim

Dead heat

3rd

DANCING RAIN

HS Gill

Neck

4th

ELITE REMARKABLE

Ap M Ekdihar

½

RACE 6 (R908) CLASS 5(A) – 1700M 

This race was re-scheduled to start at 4.20pm due to the objection in Race 5. 

MR DUJARDIN and SUCCESS STREET, both course scratching as they had sustained a corn off fore foot and a sole bruise near fore respectively, will each be required to pass a veterinary examination before being declared to race again.

TARZAN (How Yang) and SHA NA NA (App S Sia) were both slow to start.

Jockey How Yang, the rider of TARZAN, reported that his mount was not striding out freely.  A post-race veterinary examination of TARZAN which raced poorly revealed no obvious abnormality.  Taking into consideration TARZAN’s previous run on 23rd July 2022, the Stewards suspended TARZAN in terms of MRA Rule 117(3) for inconsistent running, for a period of one month (until 31st August 2022) and thereafter, until it passes a test (1000M/vet).                                                   

Placing

Horse

Rider

Time

Distance [length(s)]

1st

SUPREME JUSTICE

L De Souza

1:43.4

2nd

BACK TO THE FUTURE

AK Lim

½

3rd

SHA NA NA

App S Sia

3

4th

MAZANZE

S Ruzaini

1

RACE 7 (R909) CLASS 5(A) – 1200M 

This race was re-scheduled to start at 4.50pm. 

Emergency acceptor, LUKE MAN was withdrawn due to a capacity field

Trainer K Ananthen was fined RM250/- for negligence under MRA Rule 152(5)(a) for failing to declare the removal of tongue-tie from DRAGON SANDS (KC Tham) within the stipulated time.

DRAGON SANDS could not be boxed, delaying the start.  In view of its previous history, the Stewards suspended DRAGON SANDS for a period of one (1) month (until 31st August 2022) and thereafter until it passes two (2) starting stall tests at consecutive weekly intervals.

D’GREAT STRIKE (AK Lim), STARDICE (S Salee) and INVICTUS WARRIOR (HS Gill) were all slow into stride.

STARDICE was obliged to race wide at the turn.

The Club Veterinary Surgeon reported that MATILDA (App Clyde Leck) returned having cast its near fore plate, LOUEY VELOCE (App Z Syafifie) returned having cast its near hind plate and PULAU PINANG (Y Aify) returned having cast its off hind plate.

Placing

Horse

Rider

Time

Distance [length(s)]

1st

BALL AND CHAIN

S Ruzaini

1:11.4

2nd

BATTLESTAR

App Z Ahmad

1 ¾

3rd

PRATT STREET

F Yap

Neck

4th

LOUEY VELOCE

App Z Syafifie

 ½

RACE 8 (R910) CLASS 5(B) – 1200M 

PENANG MAN (App R Nuqman) was slow into stride.

SONG RIVER (Y Aify) was inconvenienced at the start when buffeted between D’GREAT EMPRESS (AM Aizat) and SECKILL (App A Azizi).

At approximately the 1200M-mark, Jockey HS Gill, the rider of NEVERUNCONDITIONAL, stopped riding as he felt something amiss.  A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding revealed no obvious abnormality.  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (SU Lim) shifted out from the whip in the latter stages.  Jockey SU Lim was warned that in future, he must make a greater effort to keep his mounts on a straight course. 

App A Azizi, the rider of SECKILL, reported that his mount was making abnormal respiratory noises.  A post-race veterinary examination of SECKILL revealed that the gelding returned with respiratory distress and as such, will be required to pass a test (1000M/vet) before being declared to race again.

App R Nuqman, the rider of PENANG MAN, reported that his mount was not striding out freely.  A post-race veterinary examination of PENANG MAN revealed no obvious abnormality.

Placing

Horse

Rider

Time

Distance [length(s)]

1st

MY MONEY

App S Sia

1:11.8

2nd

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

SU Lim

Head

3rd

PROVOCATEUR

How Yang

½

4th

WASHINGTON

L De Souza

¾

GENERAL REPORT(S)

PENANG JULY MEETING 2022, SATURDAY, 30TH JULY 2022

RACE 7  (R902)  CLASS 5(B) – 1400M 

At the conclusion of an Inquiry today (31st July 2022), App AR Aiman, the rider of TRAVIS, in the presence of his Employing Trainer, Trainer B Ng, was found guilty to a charge under MRA Rule 44(8) punishable under MRA Rule 44(8)(a) for failing to take all reasonable and permissible measures to ensure that TRAVIS was given full opportunity of winning or of obtaining the best possible placing. 

The details of the charge are that: 

  • Having had a good jump, he shortly thereafter took hold of his mount and shifted out, crossing and interfering with D’GREAT MAGIC (AK Lim);

 He then continued to restrain his mount, resulting in it being placed last from the 800M-mark until the 300M-mark which was contrary to instructions and resulting in his mount being unable to race to its best advantage; 

     (iii)   He raced 3 wide on the turn and again took hold of his mount at the 300M-mark and thereafter when his mount was starting to run on, he shifted in behind other runners at the 100M-mark. 

In assessing the penalty, the Stipendiary Stewards took into account App AR Aiman’s riding records and mitigating factors.   He was disqualified from riding in races for a period of one (1) year with effect from Sunday, 31st July 2022 and to expire on Sunday, 30th July 2023, both dates inclusive.   In addition, App AR Aiman was fined the sum of RM30,000/-.  (Malaysian Ringgit: Thirty Thousand Only).  He was informed of his right of appeal (12:50pm).


PNTC,  SUNDAY, 31ST JULY 2022

SUMMARY – STEWARDS’ EMBARGO

Race

Horse(s)

Test(s) Imposed

Remarks

1

Nil

 

 

2

ALWRICH

Vet examination

 

2

EL PRIMERO

Bleeder’s test (3 months)

 

2

LION CONQUEROR

1000M & vet examination

 

3

MAGIC SEVENTY TWO

Vet examination

 

3

XANTHOS

Corrective surgery, there- after 1000M & vet examination

 

4

DRONE & OUR DYNAMITE

Vet examination each

 

4

WAHASH

1000M & vet examination

 

5

Nil

 

 

6

MR DUJARDIN & SUCCESS STREET

Vet examination each

 

6

TARZAN

1000M & vet examination (after 1 month embargo)

 

7

DRAGON SANDS

2 starting stall tests (at consecutive weekly intervals after 1 month embargo)

 

8

SECKILL

1000M & vet examination

 

SUMMARY

Fine(s)

 

Name of Licensee

Horse name

Date of Fine imposed

Fine amount (RM)

MRA Rule/Regulation

R1

Trainer I Ismadi

ROCK N ROLL

31/07/22

1,000/-

20.3 as read with 20.6

R3

Jockey S Zulfikri

DISCRETELY RED

31/07/22

500/-

152(5)(a)

R4

Jockey HS Gill

TALENTED

31/07/22

1,000/-

152(5)(a)

R5

Jockey  S Zulfikri

NEVERTHELESS

31/07/22

500/-

152(5)(a)

R7

Trainer K Ananthen

DRAGON SANDS

31/07/22

250/-

152(5)(a)

R7

(PNTC)

(30/07/2022)

App AR Aiman

TRAVIS

31/07/22

30,000/-

44(8) as read with 44(8)(a)

Disqualification

R7

(PNTC, 30/07/2022)

App AR Aiman (TRAVIS) – disqualified for 1 year under MRA Rule 44(8) as read with MRA Rule 44(8)(a).