Salee – Suspended & Aiman – Disqualified
STIPENDIARY STEWARDS’ REPORT
PENANG JULY MEETING 2022 2ND DAY, SATURDAY, 30TH JULY 2022
RACE 4 (R899) CLASS 4(B) – 1100M
At approximately the 800M-mark, MACEO (AK Lim) was crowded and had to check when TERMS OF REFERENCE (S Salee) shifted in. At a subsequent Inquiry, Jockey S Salee pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) and was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) race days with effect from Monday, 1st August 2022 and to expire on Sunday, 14th August 2022, both days inclusive. He was informed of his Right of Appeal (3.50 pm).
RACE 7 (R902) CLASS 5(B) – 1400M
At the conclusion of an Inquiry today (31st July 2022), App AR Aiman, the rider of TRAVIS, in the presence of his Employing Trainer, Trainer B Ng, was found guilty to a charge under MRA Rule 44(8) punishable under MRA Rule 44(8)(a) for failing to take all reasonable and permissible measures to ensure that TRAVIS was given full opportunity of winning or of obtaining the best possible placing.
The details of the charge are that:
(i) Having had a good jump, he shortly thereafter took hold of his mount and shifted out, crossing and interfering with D’GREAT MAGIC (AK Lim);
(ii) He then continued to restrain his mount, resulting in it being placed last from the 800M-mark until the 300M-mark which was contrary to instructions and resulting in his mount being unable to race to its best advantage;
(iii) He raced 3 wide on the turn and again took hold of his mount at the 300M-mark and thereafter when his mount was starting to run on, he shifted in behind other runners at the 100M-mark.
In assessing the penalty, the Stipendiary Stewards took into account App AR Aiman’s riding records and mitigating factors. He was disqualified from riding in races for a period of one (1) year with effect from Sunday, 31st July 2022 and to expire on Sunday, 30th July 2023, both dates inclusive. In addition, App AR Aiman was fined the sum of RM30,000/-. (Malaysian Ringgit: Thirty Thousand Only). He was informed of his right of appeal (12:50pm).