App. Souza – Suspended
RACE 7 (R060) CLASS 5 (A) – 1800m (sc) – 1958 ON STAGE HANDICAP
At the conclusion of an Inquiry today, App L De Souza, the rider of RACE FOR FAME in the presence of his master, Trainer R Lines, pleaded guilty to a charge for careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that shortly after the start, he shifted in when insufficiently clear of TOKO and AGUERO, resulting in both these horses having to be checked and lost ground.
In assessing the penalty, the Panel of Stewards took into consideration App L De Souza’s guilty plea, mitigating factors and disciplinary record. App L De Souza was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days. Acting on the provisions of MRA Rule 48(5), the Panel of Stewards deferred the commencement of App L De Souza’s suspension to take effect from Monday, 21st January 2019 and to expire on Saturday, 2nd February 2019, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his right of appeal (5.35pm).