RACE 5(R015) CLASS 5 (A)– 1000m (sc)NEW DREAMS NEW HOPE HANDICAP

 At the conclusion of an inquiry today, Jockey KC Wong, the rider of BELIEVE IT OR NOT pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that whilst riding BELIEVE IT OR NOT, he allowed his mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of RAMIFICATIONS at the 150M, resulting in RAMIFICATIONS having to be checked and EMPIRE BAY which was following, had to be steadied and shifted out to obtain clear running.   In assessing the penalty, the Panel of Stewards took into consideration Jockey KC Wong’s guilty plea and mitigating factors.  Jockey KC Wong was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days.   Acting on the provisions of MRA Rule 48(5), the Panel of Stewards deferred the commencement of Jockey KC Wong’s suspension to take effect from Monday, 14th  January 2019 and to expire on Sunday, 20th January 2019, both dates inclusive.  He was advised of his right of appeal (4.55pm).


RACE 8 (R018)   CLASS 4(B) – 1000m (sc) – MORE TO FOLLOW HANDICAP

 At the conclusion of an inquiry today, App CK Khaw, the rider of RAINBOW NATION in the presence of his acting master, Trainer S Cook pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that whilst riding RAINBOW NATION, he allowed his mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of BELT AND ROAD passing the 800M, resulting in that gelding being tightened for galloping room and brushing the running rails for some distance.

 In assessing the penalty, the Panel of Stewards took into consideration App CK Khaw’s guilty plea and mitigating factors.  App CK Khaw was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days, effective from Monday, 7th January 2019 and to expire on Sunday, 13th January 2019, both dates inclusive.  He was advised of his right of appeal (6.05pm).