S Zulfikri – Suspended
RACE 8 (R795) SUPREME B – 1250M (SHORT COURSE), SUNDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2021, SELANGOR TURF CLUB OCTOBER MEETING 2021 Race Video
The Stewards, on 21 October 2021 (Thursday), concluded an inquiry into Jockey S Zulfikri’s riding of SACRED TONIC in the above race. Further evidence was taken from Jockey S Zulfikri and Trainer S Siva, the rider and trainer of SACRED TONIC respectively.
After considering the evidence and also reviewing the performance of SACRED TONIC, the Stewards found Jockey S Zulfikri guilty of a charge under MRA Rule 44(10) for failing to ride to the satisfaction of the Stewards. The particulars of the charge being that:
- He restrained SACRED TONIC on jumping, whereby the gelding was unable to race in a prominent position;
- When afforded a clear passage prior to straightening at the 450M, he failed to put any pressure on SACRED TONIC to improve at this stage; and
- His whip use and the manner in which he had ridden SACRED TONIC in the straight was inconsistent with attempting to encourage SACRED TONIC to maximize its performance.
The Stewards took into consideration Jockey S Zulfikri’s riding record, mitigating factors and his submissions on penalty. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of three (3) months and fined the sum of RM20,000/-. This penalty is to be served cumulatively with any other penalty. He was advised of his Right of Appeal.
The Stay of Sentence against Jockey S Zulfikri’s suspension of three (3) months and fine of RM20,000/- related to AUSSIE EAGLE in Race 9 on 10 October 2021 (Sunday), was withdrawn, and thus will commence from 21 October 2021 to 20 January 2022, both dates inclusive .