App. Wong – Suspended
RACE 8 (R1035) CLASS 4 (B) – 1000m (sc) – ESPERANCE HANDICAP
At the conclusion of an inquiry, App KC Wong, the rider of PLATINUM LIFE in the presence of his acting master, Assistant Trainer Mr. Morli Bahru pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that approaching the finish of the race, he shifted inwards when insufficiently clear of HENNESSY DRAGON which was taken in onto D’GREAT SPIRIT (Y Aify) which had to be steadied inward onto NEVERUNCONDITIONAL, resulting in NEVERUNCONDITIONAL having to check.
In assessing the penalty, the Panel of Stewards took into consideration App KC Wong’s guilty plea, disciplinary record and mitigating factors. App KC Wong 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 KC Wong’s suspension to take effect from Monday, 27th August 2018 and to expire on Sunday, 9th September 2018, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his right of appeal (4.45pm).