App. S Saddam – Suspended
RACE 10 (R256) CLASS 5 – 1400M (LONG COURSE A), SATURDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2018, SELANGOR TURF CLUB FEBRUARY MEETING 2018
At the conclusion of an inquiry on 25 February 2018 at the Selangor Turf Club, App S Saddam, the rider of RAINBOW STAR, in the presence of his Acting Master, Trainer PS Kumaran, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that at about the 1200M, he failed to allow sufficient space to the horses on his inside and failed to take all reasonable corrective measures to prevent his horse from drifting in.
In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App S Saddam’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 S Saddam’s suspension. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days with effect from 5 March 2018 and to expire on 11 March 2018, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (1:05pm).