App. Firdziel & Jockey Wong – Suspended
RACE 4 (R268) – CLASS 5(B) – 1600m(lc) -2nd DAY, SATURDAY, 2 MARCH 2019
PERAK FEBRUARY/MARCH MEETING 2019
The Panel of Stewards today, Sunday, 3rd March 2019 concluded an Inquiry into the riding and handling of NAPOLEON, ridden by App I Firdzriel in the above race.
After taking evidences from App I Firdzriel, the rider of NAPOLEON in the presence of his master Trainer S Cook and Trainer KF Wong, the trainer of NAPOLEON and reviewing the videos, App I Firdzriel was found guilty to a charge under MRA Rule 44(10) for failing to ride to the satisfaction of the Stewards.
The particulars of the charge were:
- From the jump, he failed to ride with sufficient vigour in the early stages of the race to carry out his riding instructions to be 4th/5th in handy position;
- From shortly after the start to about the 800M, the Panel of Stewards were not satisfied with his riding vigour.
In assessing the penalty, the Panel of Stewards took into consideration all submissions, mitigating factors and App I Firdzriel’s disciplinary record. App I Firdzriel was suspended from riding in races for a period of four (4) months effective from Monday, 4th March 2019 and to expire on Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his right of appeal (12.30pm).
RACE 5(R276) ENRICH STAKES A (SW) – 1600m (lc)
At the conclusion of an inquiry today, Jockey KC Wong, the rider of SACRED GALAXY pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that approaching the 100M, he shifted out when insufficiently clear of TIGER BAY (J De Souza) resulting in TIGER BAY having to check and lost ground.
In assessing the penalty, the Panel of Stewards took into consideration Jockey KC Wong’s guilty plea and mitigating factors. Jockey KC Wong was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days, effective from Monday, 4th March 2019 and to expire on Saturday, 16th March 2019, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his right of appeal (3.50pm).