App. CT Lee – Suspended
PANEL OF STEWARDS’ INQUIRY INTO THE RIDING AND HANDLING OF “MARTELLO”, RIDDEN BY APPRENTICE JOCKEY CT LEE IN RACE 8 (R247) – CLASS 5(B) – 1400M(sc) – 1st DAY, SUNDAY, 16th FEBRUARY 2020 – PERAK FEBRUARY MEETING 2020.
At the conclusion of an inquiry today, App CT Lee, the rider of MARTELLO, in the presence of his Employing Trainer, Mr. Lim Hoon Seng and Trainer C Robert, the trainer of MARTELLO, pleaded guilty to a charge under MRA Rule 44(10) for failing to ride to the satisfaction of the Stewards.
The particulars of the charge are that:
- From about the 1200M to the 800M, he made no effort to get MARTELLO into a better racing position closer to the rail, when he had opportunity to do so;
- From about the 800M to the 400M, he continued to race MARTELLO unnecessarily wide.
In assessing the penalty, the Panel of Stewards took into consideration App CT Lee’s guilty plea, disciplinary record and mitigating factors. App CT Lee was suspended from riding in races for a period of six (6) months, with effect from Monday, 24th February 2020 and to expire on Sunday, 23rd August 2020, both dates inclusive. In addition, he was fined a sum of RM10,000/- He was advised of his right of appeal (1.05pm)