Jockey Goon – Suspended
RACE 5 (R1574) CLASS 5 (A) — 1200M
Passing the 250M, GHOST BANK (C Goon) commenced to shift inwards, resulting in DARK EXPRESS (App CT Lee) having to be steadied. GHOST BANK then continued to shift in further, resulting in MULTI WEALTH (S Salee) having to be checked. KISS ME which was following, had to steady in this incident. Shortly thereafter, racing to the 100M, GHOST BANK shifted in when insufficiently clear of SUPER HARD (J Mallyon), resulting in that gelding having to be checked. After viewing the vision of the race, the Stewards accepted that Jockey C Goon had attempted to straighten his mount until the 100M and thereafter, he failed to prevent GHOST BANK from shifting inwards onto SUPER HARD on the rails.
At the conclusion of an Inquiry, Jockey C Goon, the rider of GHOST BANK, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that racing to the 100M, he allowed GHOST BANK to shift inwards when insufficiently clear of SUPER HARD, resulting in SUPER HARD having to check and lost ground.
Taking into consideration his previous riding record and mitigating factors, Jockey C Goon was suspended from riding in races for two (2) Malaysian race days with effect from Monday, 31st December 2018 and to expire on Sunday, 6th January 2019, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (4.15pm).