App. Zaimuddin – Suspended
RACE 8 (R583) CLASS 3 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A), SATURDAY, 11 MAY 2019, SELANGOR TURF CLUB MAY MEETING 2019
The Stewards, on 17 May 2019 (Friday) at the Selangor Turf Club, concluded an inquiry into the running and handling of MYSTIC MASTER. Evidence was taken from App A Zaimuddin, the rider of MYSTIC MASTER, in the presence of his Master, Trainer BT Lim, who is also the Trainer of MYSTIC MASTER.
App A Zaimuddin, the rider of MYSTIC MASTER, pleaded guilty to a charge under MRA Rule 44(10) for failing to ride to the satisfaction of the Stewards. The particulars of the charge being:
- He restrained MYSTIC MASTER from the start and caused it to lose its position until approximately the 1000M mark, being restrained from the 4th placing to approximately the 7th placing;
- He continued to restrain heavily MYSTIC MASTER from the 800M until well in the straight at about the 350M when in the clear;
- He exercised no vigour when behind CONDADO until about the 225M, before CONDADO shifted in; and
- His whip riding was not consistent with his proper whip usage and in the opinion of the Stewards, this amounts to flicking of the whip.
In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App A Zaimuddin’s guilty plea, his mitigating factors and related record. App A Zaimuddin was suspended from riding in races for a period of six (6) months with effect from 27 May 2019 and to expire on 26 November 2019, both dates inclusive. Acting on the provisions of MRA Rule 48(5), the Stewards deferred the commencement of the suspension. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (12:15pm).