RACE 4 (R958) CLASS 4 – 1400M (LONG COURSE A), SATURDAY, 4 AUGUST 2018, SELANGOR TURF CLUB AUGUST MEETING 2018

The Stewards, on 7 August 2018 at the Selangor Turf Club, concluded an inquiry into an incident approaching the 1300M in the above race. Evidence was taken from App L De Souza, the rider of FEISTY LEO, in the presence of his Master, Trainer R Lines, and Jockey L Sofhan, the rider of THAI BAHT.

App L De Souza pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that he crossed THAI BAHT when not clear causing Jockey L Sofhan to ease.   

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. Acting on the provisions of MRA Rule 48(5), the Stewards deferred the commencement of App L De Souza’s suspension. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days with effect from 13 August 2018 and to expire on 19 August 2018, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (2:25pm).


RACE 1 (R955) CLASS 5 – 1400M (LONG COURSE A), SATURDAY, 4 AUGUST 2018, SELANGOR TURF CLUB AUGUST MEETING 2018

The Stewards, on 7 August 2018 at the Selangor Turf Club, concluded an inquiry into the running and handling of AIR POWER in the above race. Evidence was taken from App L De Souza, the rider of AIR POWER, in the presence of his Master, Trainer R Lines.

App L De Souza was found guilty of a charge under MRA Rule 44(10) for failing to ride to the satisfaction of the Stewards. The particulars of the charge were that Apprentice L De Souza showed insufficient vigour in attempting to establish a position for AIR POWER in the early stages, and then, between the 1000M and the 600M, when in last place, rode in a passive manner and did not show sufficient determination to keep in touch with the other runners.

 In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App L De Souza’s mitigating factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of one (1) month with effect from 20 August 2018 and to expire on 19 September 2018, both dates inclusive, to be served consecutively with his 2-day suspension which will end on 19 August 2018. He was also fined RM5000/- and advised of his Right of Appeal (3:05pm).

App L De Souza subsequently exercised his Right of Appeal and applied for a Stay of Sentence. The Stewards considered the application for a stay which was denied. He was advised of his Right of Appeal against the Stipendiary Stewards’ decision not to grant him a Stay of Sentence (3:55pm).