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STIPENDIARY STEWARDS’ REPORT

SELANGOR TURF CLUB MAY MEETING 2018

SUNDAY, 20 MAY 2018

STATE OF TRACK: Yielding (Race 1), upgraded to “Good” before Race 2 (Races 2 to 12).

Panel of Stipendiary Stewards:

Mr Marcus J Weedon (Acting Chief Stipendiary Steward), Mr Thanaraja Kasinathan (Stipendiary Steward), Mr Nigel Chong (Stipendiary Steward) & Mr Jarry Chong (Stipendiary Steward).

RACE 1 (R641) CLASS 5 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

FRENCH VINTAGE (S Ruzaini) slipped backwards as the gate opened, became unbalanced and jumped awkwardly outwards. When questioned, Jockey S Ruzaini stated that this incident had prevented him from obtaining a forward position and therefore affected the performance of FRENCH VINTAGE.

SATELLITE GENIUS (App AK Lim) was slow to find its stride.

FLYING NEKO (S Anandan) jumped outwards and crowded MAGIC RANGER (HS Gill) on the inside of SOKOR GEDEBE (App CK Khaw).

In the middle stages, FRENCH VINTAGE and SATELLITE GENIUS were both forced to race wide in order to make progress.

At about the 100M, D’GREAT LEGION (App L De Souza) laid outwards briefly under pressure causing PERCIUS (Y Aify) to be taken slightly outwards.

When questioned regarding the improved performance of ONCE A THIEF (App S Uzair), Trainer L Moy stated that he attributed the improvement of ONCE A THIEF’s performance to the removal of Blinkers on this occasion. He stated that App S Uzair had felt that the gelding was uncomfortable with the gear in his previous start. His explanation was noted.

RACE 2 (R642) CLASS 5 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

The State of Track was upgraded to “Good” prior to the running of this race.

NOVA ACE (App WK Lee) jumped awkwardly inwards and brushed with ELITE GUSTAVO (HS Gill), and was slowly away as a consequence.

ENDURANCE (App L De Souza) got its head up on jumping.

RED EASTERN (C Goon) was forced to race wide in the middle stages to maintain a forward position and compounded in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination of RED EASTERN revealed no significant finding.

ASHQAR (O Chavez) was observed to be carrying its head awkwardly from the 400M. Jockey O Chavez, the rider of ASHQAR, reported after the race that his horse was not striding out freely. A post-race veterinary examination of ASHQAR revealed no significant finding.

NOVA ACE was observed to stumble approaching the 100M and thereafter shifted inwards under pressure.

Jockey A Aucharuz, the rider of SONG KID, reported after the race that his horse was not striding out freely. A post-race veterinary examination of SONG KID revealed no significant finding.

App AM Aizat, the rider of ELEGANT DANCER, reported after the race that his saddle slipped backwards from about the 600M.

When questioned regarding the improved performance of HERECOMESMYMONEY (SU Lim), Trainer C Leck reported that HERECOMESMYMONEY is an inconsistent, erratic mare and may have run badly last time due to racing away from her home-base as she is a poor traveller. He further added that the overnight rain would have been in HERECOMESMYMONEY’s favour as she prefers some ease in the going. His explanation was noted.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

2

CHAMPAGNE ROSE

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 (R643) CLASS 5 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

SEA HORIZON (App L De Souza) jumped outwards and bumped with NOVA POWER (App N Varmah) which was carried to the left by JET COSMO (App W Faizal) which jumped inwards.

PLATINUM TYCOON (SU Lim) was slowly away.

NOVA POWER was forced to race wide in order to make progress in the middle stages and then commenced to lay outwards at about the 500M. When corrected, NOVA POWER shifted inwards causing SILVER POWER (App AK Lim) to check and switch outwards to avoid his heels, and WINGED FOOT (J De Souza) to be bumped slightly inwards. As a result of this incident, the Stewards warned App N Varmah, the rider of NOVA POWER, that he must not allow his mount to shift ground unless it is safe to do so.

GHOST AFFAIR (C Goon) shifted inwards under pressure between the 400M and the 200M.

Jockey SU Lim, the rider of PLATINUM TYCOON, reported after the race that his horse raced greenly throughout.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

3

COMMON SENSE

Bruised near hind cannon

Vet exam

Course scratching

3

THAI BAHT

Capacity field

EA

3

GHOST SPIRIT

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 (R644) CLASS 5 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

GALLOPY SWIFT (App AK Lim) reared slightly as the gates opened and was slow to begin.

CONFOUND (O Chavez) jumped outwards and brushed with NOVA RANGER (App A Suriya).

AMI ELEVEN (J De Souza) over-raced in the early stages.

GOLD KIDS (S Sandana) raced in a detached last place before making progress from the 400M. When questioned regarding the performance of GOLD KIDS, Jockey S Sandana reported that his mount showed no pace in the early and middle stages and although he had urged him to keep in touch, he did not wish to place GOLD KIDS under full pressure until he reached the straight. Having heard his evidence, the Stewards reminded him of his obligations that he should ride all his mounts in such a manner so as to leave no room for query.

When questioned regarding the performance of TAIL SPIN, Jockey J Mallyon reported that his horse over-raced in the early stages, and when restrained, showed little enthusiasm and got too far back in the field to be competitive.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

4

MARIO ATTILA

Capacity field

EA

4

JANGO

Capacity field

EA

4

SRIKANDI

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 (R645) CLASS 4 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

MITAVITE SUSTAINA STAKES

Trainer BT Lim was fined RM250/- for negligence under MRA Rule 152(5)(a) for failing to declare the use of visor on ELITE DIAMOND (HS Gill) within the prescribed time.

The tongue-tie on PLATOON (A Aucharuz) had to be refitted behind the barrier.

LORD OF SHANGHAI (App W Faizal) was slow to begin.

GOOD DEAL (M Ganeesh) was slow to find its stride and showed no pace at any stage. When questioned regarding the performance of GOOD DEAL, Jockey M Ganeesh stated that GOOD DEAL, which won over 1700M last time as compared to the 1200M distance today, found this to be an inadequate test and has never performed well over 1200M.

PLATOON (A Aucharuz) shifted outwards under pressure between the 400M and the 200M.

At about the 200M, STREET OF LONDON (Y Aify) laid inwards under pressure.

At about the 200M, KUANTAN HILL (App P Mogun) was shifted inside to avoid the heels of TILSWORTH MALI (S Sandana) and to obtain a clear run.

METIER STAR (App L De Souza) shifted outwards under pressure from the 100M.

In the latter stages, LORD OF SHANGHAI, which made rapid late progress was switched outwards to obtain clear running and finished wide out.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

5

STAR INVINCIBLE

Bruised off fore tendon

Vet exam

Course scratching

5

D’GREAT SPIRIT

Capacity field

EA

5

ZIPPY GENERAL

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 (R646) CLASS 3 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

KENILWORTH CUP

SPLENDOR (App W Faizal) jumped awkwardly outwards and was slow to find its stride.

EN LAUDER (J Low) plunged as the gates opened and was slowly away as a consequence.

PANDA BOMB (S Ruzaini) over-raced approaching the 1000M.

At about the 1000M, PANDA BOMB, which was racing in restricted room on the inside, threw its head up in response to D’GREAT EFFORT (App KC Wong) shifting slightly inwards. This caused PANDA BOMB to slow down in front of PROFESSOR X (O Chavez), which was forced to take evasive action and shift abruptly outwards to avoid the heels of PANDA BOMB. As PROFESSOR X shifted outwards, NOBLE LIAISON (HS Gill) was carried outwards in response and RAINBOW FISH (F Yap) was forced to check to avoid the heels of NOBLE LIAISON.

At about the 600M, PANDA BOMB was shifted outwards to obtain clear running.

Jockey F Yap, the rider of RAINBOW FISH, reported that after suffering early interference, the gelding was too far back in the field to be competitive.

PROFESSOR X which was beaten 21 1/2 lengths and STREET TEASE which was beaten 28 lengths, will each be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again for having poor performance.

HORSE(S) WEIGHT DEVIATION OF 15KGS OR MORE

Race

Horse

Up (+) / Down (-)

(in kgs)

6

PROFESSOR X

-19

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

RACE 7 (R647) CLASS 4 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

COOL PERFORMER STAKES

SMART MASTER (HS Gill) and AUSSIE EAGLE (F Yap) were both slow to begin.

CHIPS (App KC Wong) and FEISTY LEO (App L De Souza) bumped on jumping. 

Jockey F Yap, the rider of AUSSIE EAGLE, reported that his horse over-raced in the early stages.

Approaching the 200M, ZHUHAI (A Aucharuz) commenced to lay outwards under a left-hand drive causing SPADE OF ACE (App AK Lim) to be crowded between ZHUHAI and CHIPS, and CHIPS to be bumped by SPADE OF ACE. As a result of this incident, Jockey A Aucharuz was severely reprimanded by the Stewards and warned to take all measures to keep his mount straight under similar circumstances in future.

The Stewards questioned Trainer M Sukri regarding the different tactics that were adopted on DAYFLIRT today. Trainer M Sukri stated that he instructed Jockey J Mallyon to ride a forward race and obtain the best possible position, including taking the lead if it was available.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

7

D’GREAT RISE

Colic

Vet exam

Course scratching

7

EASTERN TOWKAY

Nail prick near fore foot

Vet exam

Course scratching

7

LIM’S SIGNATURE

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 (R648) CLASS 4 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

MITAVITE FORMULA 3 STAKES

Trainer BT Lim was fined RM250/- for negligence under MRA Rule 152(5)(a) for failing to declare the use of visor on ELITE GOLD (HS Gill) within the prescribed time.

LUCKY SIXTYSIX (Z Khairil) got its head up on jumping and over-raced in the early stages. LUCKY SIXTYSIX continued to over-race in the middle stages and, approaching the 900M, was shifted wide to avoid the heels of ELITE GOLD. LUCKY SIXTYSIX raced wide thereafter.

BATTLE HORSE (S Salee) was observed to be over-racing approaching the 1000M.

Approaching the 400M, SANGKURIANG (I Fadzlei) was shifted outwards to avoid the heels of OPTIMUS (A Aucharuz) and in doing so, SANGKURIANG bumped GORDON G (App L De Souza) onto ELITE GOLD which in turn bumped LUCKY SIXTYSIX. After reviewing the films of the incident, the Stewards established that no particular rider was to be blamed for this incident and as such the Stewards deemed it as a racing incident.

At about the 250M, OPTIMUS was disappointed for a run on the heels of JUBILATION (S Ruzaini) and was thereafter switched outwards to obtain clear running.

Between the 250M and the 150M, D’GREAT RICH (App AM Aizat) was disappointed for a run on the heels of JUBILATION and WHAT IFF (S Anandan), and was only able to eventually obtain clear running inside the 100M.

The Stewards questioned Trainer W Lim and Jockey SU Lim regarding the tactics that were employed on NOVA WARRIOR. Trainer W Lim stated that it was his intention for the rider to obtain cover on NOVA WARRIOR but due to the slow early pace, Jockey SU Lim decided to go to the front. Jockey SU Lim added that NOVA WARRIOR became somewhat excitable when being attended in the barrier and was difficult to control in the early stages.

Trainer W Lim explained that in future races, he would ask the rider of NOVA WARRIOR to seek cover but allow them flexibility to take the lead if necessary, noting that the horse had previously been successful under forward tactics in Singapore.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

8

LION CONQUEROR

Bruised sole

Vet exam

Course scratching

8

TAUBOSS

Capacity field

EA

8

SILK ROUTE

Capacity field

EA

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

RACE 9 (R649) M’SIA GROUP 1 – 1600M (LONG COURSE A)

SELANGOR GOLD CUP

TAFFETAS (J De Souza) was slow to begin.

LISTEN (Z Khairil) was slow to find its stride.

Approaching the 1000M, BROWCOW (HK Cheng) was observed to be over-racing on the inside and despite the rider’s best efforts, lugged outwards and engaged in a barging match with D’GREAT CONQUEROR (J Mallyon).

Approaching the 1000M, BLACK THORN (M Ganeesh) rolled inwards abruptly and bumped TILSWORTH FREDDIE (SU Lim).

VOLCANIC GENERAL (S Ruzaini) was forced to race wide before making progress at about the 600M.

At about the 300M, SEA WORLD (App L De Souza) was shifted inwards to obtain clear running.

At about the 400M, BLACK THORN commenced to lay inwards under pressure, causing D’GREAT CONQUEROR to ease slightly at about the 200M in order to avoid his heels.

From the 50M, CAPTAIN JAZZ (App KC Wong) laid outwards under pressure and STICK SEEKER (App W Faizal) laid outwards in response.

App W Faizal, the rider of STICK SEEKER, was fined RM1000/- under MRA Rule 41(6)(c)(i) for hitting his horse forward of the shoulder.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

9

LIM’S CASINO

Capacity field

EA

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

RACE 10 (R650) CLASS 3 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

MITAVITE CUP

MIA (App L De Souza) jumped outwards and bumped IVANHOE (S Salee) outwards onto D’BUFFALO MAN (C Goon).

At about the 300M, IVANHOE was angled outwards to obtain clear running.

At about the 100M, BRIGHT LIFE (App CK Khaw) shifted inwards, causing HIGH COUNCIL (S Anandan) to ease in order to avoid his heels. As a result of this incident, App CK Khaw was warned by the Stewards to show greater awareness of other runners.

Jockey S Anandan and App CK Khaw, the riders of HIGH COUNCIL and BRIGHT LIFE respectively, reported that their horses showed no early pace.

When questioned regarding the improved performance of GADAWON (S Ruzaini), Trainer F Maynard stated that, in his opinion, the horse had raced erratically in Blinkers in its last start and he felt that the removal of such had benefited the gelding. The Stewards also noted that GADAWON had suffered interference in the early stages of its previous race.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

10

METALLOCENE

Injury in the staple – superficial cut

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 11 (R651) CLASS 4 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

MITAVITE ATHLETE PLUS STAKES

WINNING TANGO (M Ganeesh) jumped outwards and crowded MAGICAL TALENT (App L De Souza) on the inside of TALISMAN (App W Faizal) which jumped slightly inwards.

LIM’S GREETING (C Goon) raced wide in the early and middle stages.

At about the 400M, WINNING TANGO rolled outwards and despite being quickly corrected, caused MAGICAL TALENT to be taken outwards onto HAPPY EDDINGTON (S Salee) which shied away and caused TALISMAN (App W Faizal) and SOUTHERN HUSSLER (O Chavez) to be taken outwards in response. After reviewing the films of the incident, the Stewards established that no particular rider was to be blamed for this incident and as such the Stewards deemed it as a racing incident.

Approaching the 100M, LEE BANK (SS Vanan) was shifted outwards to obtain clear running.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

11

ENCOSTA ZONE

Capacity field

EA

11

SAND BANK

Capacity field

EA

11

D’GREAT BLESS

Capacity field

EA

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

RACE 12 (R652) CLASS 5 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

ELF’S DREAM (J De Souza) jumped inwards and bumped AIR POWER (A Aucharuz) and NOVA SPIRIT (O Chavez). NOVA SPIRIT was slow to find its stride as a consequence.

The Stewards observed that Jockey J De Souza had used his whip in the right hand at the jump on ELF’S DREAM, which contributed to the horse jumping inwards. As a result of this incident, the Stewards reprimanded Jockey J De Souza and warned him that he must keep his mounts straight at the start and must not do anything that could produce the opposite effect.

RED EMPRESS (C Goon) was slow to find its stride.

TOTALITY (App AK Lim) reared slightly as the gates opened and was slow to find its stride before recovering to obtain a forward position.

UNION JAC (HS Gill) over-raced and got its head up in the early stages.

RED EMPRESS raced wide in the middle stages.

Between the 600M and the 400M, GOLD POWER (HK Cheng) was restrained to avoid the heels of NASI LEMAK (M Ganeesh).

At about the 300M, TRUMPS UP (App S Uzair) laid in slightly and crowded NOVA SPIRIT. Thereafter NOVA SPIRIT was disappointed for a run on the heels of PERFECT PEARL (App AM Aizat) and was unable to obtain clear running until switched outwards at about the 100M. When questioned, Jockey O Chavez stated that NOVA SPIRIT takes time to find top gear and, as such, the lack of clear running had affected his performance.

When questioned, Jockey SU Lim, the rider of TWODOLLARMUPPET, reported that his horse gave little response to pressure in the straight.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

12

SATURDAY’S DELIGHT

Lame off fore fetlock

1000M/Vet

Course scratching

12

METEOR GARDEN

Capacity field

EA

12

SPIN FIRE

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 11 (R621) CLASS 5 – 1400M (LONG COURSE A), SUNDAY, 13 MAY 2018, SELANGOR TURF CLUB MAY MEETING 2018

At the conclusion of an inquiry on 20 May 2018 at the Selangor Turf Club, App L De Souza, the rider of MISS STREISAND, in the presence of his Master, Trainer R Lines, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that approaching the 1200M, he crossed RANT AND RAVE (L Sofhan) when not clear, causing that horse to check.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App L De Souza’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 21 May 2018 and to expire on 2 June 2018, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (11:40am).


Change of Rider(s)

Race

Horse

Rider

Replaced By

Reason

3

GHOST SPIRIT

Unfixed

M Ganeesh

EA

7

VOYAGER

Unfixed

SU Lim

EA

7

AUSSIE EAGLE

Unfixed

F Yap

EA

NON ACCEPTORS

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

2

LIM’S RANGER

Swollen near hind

Vet exam

2

HAPPY FAMILY

Swelling off fore fetlock – slight pain

Vet exam

3

ELITE EMPEROR

Bruised near fore suspensory

Vet exam

7

BANKERS CALL

Bruised near fore fetlock & foot

Vet exam

8

LUCKY DAPPER

Bruised off fore foot

Vet exam

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

SLTC, SUNDAY, 20 MAY 2018

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

Race

Horse

Reason/Finding

Test

Remark

1

MAGIC RANGER

Cast near fore plate

1

D’GREAT LEGION

Respiratory distress

1000M/Vet

1

SATELLITE GENIUS

Cast off hind plate

1

FLYING NEKO

No significant finding

1

BUZZ MAN

No significant finding

2

RED EASTERN

No significant finding

2

ASHQAR

No significant finding

Jockey O Chavez reported – not striding out freely

2

SONG KID

No significant finding

Jockey A Aucharuz reported – not striding out freely

2

ELITE GUSTAVO

No significant finding

3

NOVA POWER

No significant finding

3

PLATINUM TYCOON

No significant finding

3

SILVER POWER

No significant finding

4

GUILTLESS

No significant finding

4

TAIL SPIN

No significant finding

4

HK DOLLAR

Lame off fore

1000M/Vet

5

ELITE DIAMOND

No significant finding

5

LORD OF SHANGHAI

No significant finding

5

GOOD DEAL

No significant finding

5

ITS ONLY MONEY

No significant finding

6

STREET TEASE

No significant finding / Poor performance

1000M/Vet

6

PROFESSOR X

No significant finding / Poor performance

1000M/Vet

7

FEISTY LEO

No significant finding

7

MARINI WALTZ

Respiratory distress

1000M/Vet

8

LUCKY SIXTYSIX

No significant finding

8

ELITE GOLD

No significant finding

9

VOLCANIC GENERAL

No significant finding

9

SEA WORLD

No significant finding

9

D’GREAT CONQUEROR

No significant finding

9

TILSWORTH FREDDIE

No significant finding

10

CONDADO

Lame near fore

1000M/Vet

10

HIGH COUNCIL

No significant finding

10

BRIGHT LIFE

No significant finding

11

LIM’S GREETING

No significant finding

 

11

NOVA EAGLE

Cast near fore & near hind plates

11

AMAZING

No significant finding

12

TWODOLLAR-MUPPET

No significant finding

12

ELF’S DREAM

Lame near fore

1000M/Vet

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

Fine(s)

R5

Trainer BT Lim (ELITE DIAMOND) – fined RM250/- for negligence under MRA Rule 152(5)(a)

 

R8

Trainer BT Lim (ELITE GOLD) – fined RM250/- for negligence under MRA Rule 152(5)(a)

 

R9

App W Faizal (STICK SEEKER) – fined RM1000/- under MRA Rule 41(6)(c)(i)

Suspension(s)

R11

(13/5/18)

App L De Souza (MISS STREISAND) – 2 Malaysian race days for careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii)

Follow Up

Nil