STIPENDIARY STEWARDS’ REPORT – TUESDAY, 24 JULY 2018

RACE 1 (R894) CLASS 5 – 1400M (LONG COURSE B), SATURDAY, 21 JULY 2018, SELANGOR TURF CLUB JULY MEETING 2018

The Stewards, on 24 July 2018 at the Selangor Turf Club, concluded an inquiry into the incident approaching the 1200M in this race. Evidence was taken from Jockey J Low, the rider of RANT AND RAVE, App AM Aizat, the rider of JUST DUIT, Jockey HS Gill, the rider of LIM’S RANGER, Jockey A Aucharuz, the rider of BRILLIANT STAR, Jockey SU Lim, the rider of EMPEROR WARRIOR, and App A Zaimuddin, the rider of ELITE GUSTAVO.

Jockey J Low, the rider of RANT AND RAVE, was found guilty of a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that he allowed his mount to drift inwards and did not leave sufficient room for the horses on his inside.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey J Low’s mitigating factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. Acting on the provisions of MRA Rule 48(5), the Stewards deferred the commencement of Jockey J Low’s suspension. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days with effect from 30 July 2018 and to expire on 5 August 2018, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (2:35pm).

Jockey SU Lim, the rider of EMPEROR WARRIOR, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that he crossed BRILLIANT STAR and ELITE GUSTAVO when not fully clear, causing ELITE GUSTAVO to become unbalanced and push BRILLIANT STAR outwards onto LIM’S RANGER, which was simultaneously crowded to the inside of RANT AND RAVE. As a result, LIM’S RANGER clipped the heels of RANT AND RAVE and blundered.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey SU Lim’s guilty plea, mitigating factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of three (3) Malaysian race days.

Jockey SU Lim subsequently exercised his Right of Appeal and applied for a Stay of Sentence. The Stewards considered the application for a stay which was allowed. The appeal hearing will be held at a date to be fixed.


RACE 5 (R879) METRO A (SW) – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A), SUNDAY, 15 JULY 2018, SELANGOR TURF CLUB JULY MEETING 2018

The Stewards, on 24 July 2018 at the Selangor Turf Club, continued an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding App AM Aizat returning to scales 1.8kgs overweight on D’GREAT CONQUEROR, unplaced, in the above race.

The Stewards took further evidence from App AM Aizat, the rider of D’GREAT CONQUEROR, in the presence of his Master, Trainer F Maynard and Track Rider Muhammad Aiman Bin Mohd Nazir (TR.110), an employee of Trainer F Maynard. They also further examined the CCTV footage available from the scales area.

App AM Aizat, the rider of D’GREAT CONQUEROR, in the presence of his Master, Trainer F Maynard was found guilty of a charge of under MRA Rule 121(7) in that due to his negligence, D’GREAT CONQUEROR carried 1.8kgs overweight.

The particulars of the charge were that:

  1. he failed to ensure that his saddle was passed to Trainer F Maynard.
  2. he failed to notice that D’GREAT CONQUEROR had been fitted with a saddle that did not belong to him, although by his own admission the saddle in question was a different colour to the one he had weighed out with.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App AM Aizat’s mitigating factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. Acting on the provisions of MRA Rule 48(5), the Stewards deferred the commencement of App AM Aizat’s suspension. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days with effect from 30 July 2018 and to expire on 5 August 2018, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (2:55pm).