App. Hanif – Suspended
RACE 1 (R360) CLASS 5 – 1200M, SUNDAY, 18th MARCH 2018,
PENANG TURF CLUB MARCH MEETING 2018
At the conclusion of an Inquiry today (24th March 2018), evidence was taken from App M Hanif, the rider of WARN YOU MAN, in the presence of his Master, Trainer J Tan and Trainer B Ng, the trainer of WARN YOU MAN.
After considering the evidence and reviewing the videos of the race, App M Hanif 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 were that:
- From a good jump, he unnecessarily restrained WARN YOU MAN in the first 200M thereby giving away the advantage of the good jump and losing his position;
- He failed to improve his position behind LUCKY MONEY from the 600M until the 300M when there was every opportunity to do so;
- He failed to ride WARN YOU MAN with sufficient vigour and determination from the 600M to the end of the race.
When deciding on penalty, the Stewards took into account the facts of this case, App M Hanif’s points of mitigation and his riding record. App M Hanif was suspended from riding in races for a period of four (4) months with effect from Monday, 26th March 2018 and to expire on Wednesday, 25th July 2018, both days inclusive. In addition, he was fined a sum of RM20,000/- (Malaysian Ringgit Twenty Thousand). He was advised of his Right of Appeal (12.00pm).