App. Zaimuddin – Suspended
GENERAL REPORT(S) – SLTC
RACE 11 (R201) CLASS 5 (A) – 1200M (SHORT COURSE), SUNDAY, 9 FEBRUARY 2020, SELANGOR TURF CLUB FEBRUARY MEETING 2020
The Stewards, on 12 February 2020 at the Selangor Turf Club, inquired into the interference at the 750M in the above race. Evidence was taken from App A Zaimuddin, the rider of ELITE ROCKET, in the presence of his Employing Trainer, BT Lim, App L De Souza, the rider of KUTTNER, and Jockey HS Gill, the rider of MEWTWO.
App A Zaimuddin, the rider of ELITE ROCKET, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that near the 750M, he shifted in and caused KUTTNER (App L De Souza) to shift and check. MEWTWO (HS Gill) which was following, had to be restrained.
In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App A Zaimuddin’s guilty plea, mitigating factors, previous good riding record and his submissions on penalty. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Selangor race days with effect from 29 February 2020 and to expire on 14 March 2020, both dates inclusive. Acting on the provisions of MRA Rule 48(5), the Stewards deferred the commencement of his suspension. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (2:30pm).