ASIA (App CK Khaw) shifted in quickly after the start, severely inconveniencing FLASH (AK Lim) and crowding SRIKANDI (R Shafiq).At the conclusion of an inquiry, App CK Khaw, the rider of ASIA, 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 he carelessly rode ASIA from the start and did not take remedial action causing FLASH to be restrained considerably and shifted inwards, and also interfered with SRIKANDI  which was directly on his inside.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App CK Khaw’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 15 July 2019 and to expire on 21 July 2019, both dates inclusive. Acting on the provisions of MRA Rule 48(5), the Stewards deferred the commencement of his suspension. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (6:40pm).