STEWARDS’ REPORT

SELANGOR TURF CLUB MAY MEETING 2022

SUNDAY, 15 MAY 2022 

STATE OF TRACK: Yielding

Course A (Rail @ 4M Entire Course) 

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 Surgeon(s):

Dr James Yu & Dr Melissa Yeap.

RACE 1 (R588)         CLASS 5 (B) – 1600M (A4 LONG COURSE)

1

GREAT HERO

(App S Shazmin)

Raced wide in the middle stages, crowded near the 200M, rider struck the whip of other rider at this stage.

2

GIGANTE DEL ANDRE

(MM Firdaus)

Raced wide throughout. Vet inspection: Lame off fore – 1000M/vet (3 weeks embargo).

5

SECOND CHANCE

(KC Wong)

Jumped outwards at the start and tended to lay outwards, losing ground.

9

IRON FIST

(J Low)

Rider lost whip when struck by other rider’s whip near the 200M, laid inwards, crowding runner near the 175M.

 

HORSE(S) WEIGHT DEVIATION OF 15KGS OR MORE

Race

Horse

Up (+) / Down (-)

(in kgs)

1

LIGHTNING HERO

-21

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

RACE 2 (R589)         CLASS 5 (A) – 1600M (A4 LONG COURSE)

1

MENTAL

(App Clyde Leck)

Laid inwards when struck with whip near the 200M, crowding runners. Rider warned to ensure that he straightened his mount as quickly as possible.

3

PROVE IT

(MM Firdaus)

Bumped when crowded near the 200M

5

RULE THE WORLD

(KC Wong)

Dwelt, losing ground at the start.

6

BIG DRAGON

(App R Nuqman)

Inclined to race greenly in the middle stages.

7

BLACK MAMBA

(App M Ekdihar)

Withdrawn at 1:42pm: Stepping short on the near fore – Vet exam (3 weeks embargo)

9

BERLINETTA

(S Ruzaini)

Crowded from the outside near the 200M and bumped with runner on its inside.

10

LA FAMILIA

(App S Sia)

Trainer fined RM250/- for failing to declare Blinkers.

11

GALLANT BLACK

(J Daniel)

Vet inspection: No significant finding.

 

HORSE(S) WEIGHT DEVIATION OF 15KGS OR MORE

Race

Horse

Up (+) / Down (-)

(in kgs)

2

BERLINETTA

+23

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

RACE 3 (R590)         OPEN MAIDEN – 1600M (A4 LONG COURSE)

1

FANTASTIC

(App A Suriya)

Veered inwards at the start, bumping heavily with NIGHT LIGHT. Laid outwards passing the 300M, brushing runner.

2

CIRCUIT FLYER

(App S Shazmin)

Vet inspection: Respiratory distress – 1000M/vet (3 weeks embargo).

3

SHYLOCK

(L De Souza)

Raced greenly in the middle stages and had to be taken wide between the 800M and the turn into the straight. Returned with a cut near fore cannon.

4

MERMAID

(J Daniel)

Finished last. Vet inspection: Lame near fore – 1000M/vet (3 weeks embargo).

5

I LOVE YOU

(KC Wong)

Stumbled on jumping, raced erratically near the 800M and bumped with runner. Inclined to lay outwards over the final 200M when ridden hard.

6

NIGHT LIGHT

(J Low)

Bumped heavily at the start.

8

WHITE RABBIT

(Y Aify)

Laid inwards and crowded runner near the 800M.

9

BULL RUN

(App K Pavinthran)

Raced wide in the middle stages.

RACE 4 (R591)         CLASS 4 (A) – 1500M (A4 LONG COURSE)

2

DELAWARE

(App R Nuqman)

Slow to begin, losing considerable ground. Vet inspection: Lame off fore – 1000M/vet (3 weeks embargo).

4

KANTHAKA

(HK Cheng)

Objection. Drifted outwards from the 400M and over the final 100M, carried CH FORTUNE outwards. Rider warned that he must straighten his mounts when they shift.

5

ELITE GENERAL

(App M Ekdihar)

Vet inspection: Lame off fore – 1000M/vet (3 weeks embargo).

8

CH FORTUNE

(J Low)

Objection. Drifted out from the 300M and was then carried outwards over the concluding 100M.

An objection was lodged by Jockey J Low, the rider of CH FORTUNE, placed fourth, against KANTHAKA (HK Cheng) placed third alleging interference from about the 300M. The Panel of Stewards overruled the objection. 

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

4

POLO BOY

Drop in condition & lame near fore

Vet exam

(3 weeks embargo)

Course scratching

4

GOOD NEWS

Capacity field

EA

4

HAPPY BOX SIX

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 (R592)         METRO A (SW) – 1400M (A4 LONG COURSE)

1

VOLCANIC GENERAL

(App A Suriya)

Eased outwards to avoid heels at the 800M.

2

ELITE INVINCIBLE

(App R Nuqman)

Had to be restrained when crowded near the 800M.

3

SHANGHAI NIGHTS

(J Low)

Laid inwards considerably near the 800M. Rider warned. *(See Report). Laid inwards in the straight – struck by other rider’s whip. Vet inspection: Exertional heat illness – Vet exam (3 weeks embargo).

4

GINGERELLA

(App M Ekdihar)

Laid outwards near the 150M. Rider dropped whip when struck by other rider’s whip.

6

DUTROW

(S Ruzaini)

Steadied outwards at the 800M.

7

BE SAFE

(J Daniel)

Had to be eased when crowded at the 800M.

8

CONSTANT JUSTICE

(KC Tham)

Slow into stride.

9

ROBBERY SON

(KC Wong)

Slow into stride.

11

CRAZY DREAMS

(App S Sia)

Raced wide in the early and middle stages.

On inquiry, it was established that SHANGHAI NIGHTS commenced to lay inwards and crowded ELITE INVINCIBLE near the 800M with BE SAFE being tightened, losing ground. DUTROW which was following, had to take evasive action and shifted out, causing VOLCANIC GENERAL to be eased. Jockey J Low (SHANGHAI NIGHTS) was warned to exercise greater caution.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

5

LONELY BOY

Bruised near 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)

5

ELITE INVINCIBLE

+21

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

RACE 6 (R593)         OPEN NOVICE – 1200M (A4 SHORT COURSE)

2

MR X

(App S Sia)

Drifted out when struck with the whip near the 250M and continued to shift out, finishing on the outside of the course. Apprentice advised the he should exercise greater control in ensuring his horses remain straight.

4

NAUGHTY KID

(App A Suriya)

Sitting back in the stall and was subsequently slow into stride.

5

BONSAI REN

(KC Tham)

Restless prior to the start, jumped awkwardly outwards, striking the rider’s foot. Returned with a cut to its right point of hip.

7

LITTLE MERMAID

(MM Firdaus)

Veered inwards at the start and had to be restrained. Rider advised that after fly-jumping at the start, the gelding had shown no early speed and he had thus trailed the field although he wished to be in a handy position.

RACE 7 (R594)         CLASS 3 – 1250M (A4 SHORT COURSE)

1

CHOCANTE

(S Ruzaini)

Vet inspection: Lame off fore – Vet exam (3 weeks embargo).

3

LIMITLESS STOUT

(J Daniel)

When making ground quickly, was impeded near the 150M.

7

BURKAAN

(Y Aify)

Raced wide throughout.

RACE 8 (R595)         CLASS 5 (A) – 1400M (A4 SHORT COURSE)

This race was run in rain.

1

FOREVER AND EVER

(App I Fikri)

Veered inwards on jumping, bumped heavily with THE JEWELLER.

4

LITTLE MASTER

(Y Aify)

Slow into stride.

5

SELANGOR BABY

(App R Nuqman)

Shifted outwards at the 500M, bumping runner.

6

AUSSIE EAGLE

(L De Souza)

Raced wide in the early stages and bumped outwards at the 500M.

8

PIT BULL

(KP Lim)

Bumped heavily at the start, losing considerable ground. Vet inspection: Lame near fore & respiratory distress – Vet exam (3 weeks embargo).

10

ASIAN TIGER

(HK Cheng)

Raced wide in the early and middle stages.

11

BOOM ALMIGHTY

(App S Sia)

Vet inspection: No significant finding.

 

HORSE(S) WEIGHT DEVIATION OF 15KGS OR MORE

Race

Horse

Up (+) / Down (-)

(in kgs)

8

FOREVER AND EVER

+27

8

ASIAN TIGER

+23

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

RACE 9 (R596)         CLASS 5 (A) – 1400M (A4 SHORT COURSE)

3

SATURDAY

(App R Nuqman)

Slow into stride. Returned cast near fore.

5

MEWTWO

(L De Souza)

Crowded near the 300M & had to be taken outwards to obtain a clear run.

6

SHOW ROYALE

(S Ruzaini)

Laid inwards on straightening, crowding runner. Rider fined related to whip use. *(See Report)

7

SMART MASTER

(SU Lim)

After jumping well, was beaten for early pace and was subsequently ridden rearward.

The Stewards inquired into Jockey S Ruzaini’s (SHOW ROYALE) whip use. It was ascertained that he had used his whip on three occasions forward of the shoulder. As this is a repetition of a recent infringement (8 May 2022), Jockey S Ruzaini was fined RM2000/- under MRA Rule 41(6)(c)(i) and advised that a repetition would lead to a suspension.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

9

COLONIEL STAR

Drop in condition & lame off fore

Vet exam

(3 weeks embargo)

Course scratching

9

NAJWAN

Bruised off fore knee

1000M/vet

(2 weeks embargo)

Course scratching

9

OFFICIAL STAR

Swelling & abrasion wound off hind hock

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 10 (R597)       CLASS 5 (B) – 1400M (A4 SHORT COURSE)

3

MR CONNERY

(L De Souza)

Veered inwards at the start, bumping heavily with FORTUNE SPIRIT.

4

TARZAN

(MM Firdaus)

Dwelt when the start was effected and lost considerable ground. 1000M/vet.

5

FORTUNE SPIRIT

(R Rueven)

Bumped heavily on jumping and inclined to lay inwards in the straight.

7

CONDADO

(CK Khaw)

After jumping with the field, showed no early pace and raced rearward.

8

TRAVIS

(KC Wong)

Bumped outwards at the 900M.

9

CLARTON SUPREME

(App M Ekdihar)

Slow into stride. *(See Report)

10

EMPEROR WARRIOR

(SU Lim)

Raced fiercely near the 1000M and at the 900M, shifted out, bumping TRAVIS.

11

GOOD DEAL

(S Ruzaini)

Slow into stride.

When questioned, App M Ekdihar stated that CLARTON SUPREME was inclined to sit down and lean in the stalls, jumped awkwardly, and had shown no early pace. Trainer SY Lim advised that the gelding had never shown any pace in a less than “Good” track. In light of its performance, CLARTON SUPREME will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

10

VOYAGER

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

RACE 10 (R553) CLASS 4 (B) – 1200M (A SHORT COURSE), SUNDAY, 8 MAY 2022, SELANGOR TURF CLUB MAY MEETING 2022 

The Stewards, on 13 May 2022 (Friday), concluded an inquiry into the apparent improved performance of ELISE. Evidence was taken from Trainer V Sivan. He advised that his instructions had been to position in third, fourth, which was consistent with his previous instructions, albeit that ELISE had been unable to be in this position at its last four runs.

He was surprised when ELISE was able to lead but suggested the smaller field (9 runners) and the moderate early pace (due to OBSIDIAN and TALENTED not attempting to lead) had been to ELISE’s benefit in getting a “soft lead”. He further advised that due to the Hari Raya Holiday, he had a paucity of track riders and thus ELISE had been freshened when its workload had been reduced. He believed this had contributed markedly to the gelding being able to race keenly and to lead.

In accepting his explanation, the Stewards advised Trainer V Sivan that it was expected that ELISE be ridden in a forward position in future.


RACE 11 (R554) CLASS 5 (A) – 1100M (A SHORT COURSE), SUNDAY, 8 MAY 2022, SELANGOR TURF CLUB MAY MEETING 2022 

Trainer S Dunderdale was questioned as to the reason why SAND BANK did not wear Blinkers and was subsequently had not led. He advised that he had been absent from the races but consciously taking the Blinkers off SAND BANK as he believed that the gelding showed its customary early pace speed either with or without Blinkers which he had done for its entire career. He left it off on this occasion with a view in keeping the elderly gelding’s mind active and it was his intention to leave the Blinkers off. He suggested that Jockey J Daniel may not have been aware of SAND BANK’s idiosyncrasies as it was his first ride on the gelding.


FOLLOW-UP(S) – SATURDAY, 7 MAY 2022

 

RACE 3

 

Trainer C Leck advised that COLCHESTER (ninth) had pulled up well. Although he was disappointed in the performance but cited that the gelding was an unreliable type of horse and was inclined to hold his breath he was unable to get a forward position. It was his intention to continue the gelding’s training regime.


FOLLOW-UP(S) – SUNDAY, 8 MAY 2022

 

RACE 2

 

Trainer HY Cheng advised that EL MACHO (eighth) was identified to have back pain under the saddle region post-race. It was his intention to give the gelding a week off before recommencing training.


RACE 6

 

When questioned, Trainer HS Lim advised that AGUERO JR (seventh) transited poorly to KL and had lost considerable weight. On returning to his stable, he believed that this had taken the toll on the gelding and it was his intention not to start the gelding for 3 weeks. 


RACE 9

Trainer HS Lim advised that HAZARD (eighth) had pulled up well and could only suggest that the interference the gelding had received near the 700M (See Stewards’ Report) had contributed to its poor performance. It was his intention to continue the gelding’s training regime.


 

RACE 11

Trainer R Lines advised that POWERFUL FIGHTER (eighth) had pulled up well, however, had shown no customary early pace and as such, was found wanting in the straight. It was his intention to continue with the gelding’s training regime and seek a lesser class race for his next start.


Change of Rider(s)

Race

Horse

Rider

Replaced By

Reason

4

VAIN TYCOON

Unfixed

S Ruzaini

EA

10

EMPEROR WARRIOR

KC Tham

SU Lim

Medical

 

NON ACCEPTORS

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

3

TEMPTATIONS

Bruised near fore joint

Vet exam

6

SWEET TAPIT

Sustained multiple lacerations on both hind

Vet exam

 

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

 

SLTC, SUNDAY, 15 MAY 2022

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

Race

Horse

Reason/Finding

Test

Remark

1

GIGANTE DEL ANDRE

Lame off fore

1000M/vet

(3 weeks embargo)

2

GALLANT BLACK

No significant finding

3

CIRCUIT FLYER

Respiratory distress

1000M/vet

(3 weeks embargo)

3

SHYLOCK

Cut near fore cannon

3

MERMAID

Lame near fore

1000M/vet            (3 weeks embargo)

4

DELAWARE & ELITE GENERAL

Lame off fore

1000M/vet

(3 weeks embargo)

5

SHANGHAI NIGHTS

Exertional heat illness

Vet exam

(3 weeks embargo)

6

BONSAI REN

Cut to its right point of hip

7

CHOCANTE

 

Lame off fore

Vet exam

(3 weeks embargo)

7

BURKAAN

No significant finding

8

PIT BULL

 

Lame near fore & respiratory distress

Vet exam

(3 weeks embargo)

8

BOOM ALMIGHTY

No significant finding

9

SATURDAY

Cast near fore

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

 

2

Trainer AB Abdullah

LA FAMILIA

15/5/22

RM250/-

152(5)(a)

 

9

Jockey S Ruzaini

SHOW ROYALE

15/5/22

RM2000/-

41(6)(c)(i)