STEWARDS’ REPORT

SELANGOR TURF CLUB FEBRUARY MEETING 2023

SUNDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2023

STATE OF TRACK: Good

Course A4 (Rail @ 4M Entire Course)

Panel of Stewards:

2 Members of the Panel selected by the Committee

Mr Fin Powrie (Chief Stipendiary Steward)

Mr Thanaraja Kasinathan (Stipendiary Steward)

Mr Nigel Chong (Stipendiary Steward)

Veterinary Surgeons:

Dr James Yu & Dr Melissa Yeap.

RACE 1 (R140)         CLASS 5b – 1400M (A4 lc)

3

HORSE KING

(App R Nuqman)

Travelled wide in the middle stages.

4

SING DARCI

(R Rueven)

Slow into stride and after travelling 100M, became extremely uncoordinated, dislodging rider, then continued riderless. Vet inspection: Cut off hind & mild heat stress. In light of its performance, the gelding will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

9

TRINITY REVIVAL

(V Espindola)

Rider reprimanded for failing to ride out to the end of the race albeit that he maintained (short-head) its fourth position.

Jockey R Rueven (SING DARCI) was examined by the Club Doctor who subsequently stood him down from his riding engagement for the remainder of the races today, and was subsequently taken to the hospital for further observation.

After this race, Trainer M Sukri was questioned as to the procedure adopted in the unsaddling of FARDUS (Y Aify). He advised that FARDUS is a particularly fractious horse and his Syces had unsaddled the horse when on the move, and subsequently the equipment had ended up being discarded on the ground, in the absence of its rider, Jockey Y Aify.

Whilst the Stewards are aware of the horse’s manners, Trainer M Sukri was warned that he must ensure that his Syces exercised proper control and diligence when assisting a rider to unsaddle a horse, so as to ensure integrity of weight carried.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

1

HAPPY GHOST

Capacity field

EA

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

HORSE(S) WEIGHT DEVIATION OF 15KGS OR MORE

Race

Horse

Up (+) / Down(-)

(in kgs)

1

CHIEF CLERK

-19

Note: The above horse(s) was/were checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and was/were passed fit to start.

RACE 2 (R141)         CLASS 5a – 1400M (A4 lc)

2

TILSWORTH JACOBI

 

Withdrawn at 1:23pm: As the rider was indisposed, the connections would not accept any other available riders.

3

GHOST BAY

(HS Gill)

Bumped shortly after the start and dipped at the turn in the straight. Vet inspection: No significant finding.

9

WAIMEA

(App I Fikri)

Raced erratically between the 500M and the 350M, veering in considerably, having to be straightened.

11

GRAND KNIGHT

(App S Sia)

Bumped shortly after the start and raced wide in the middle stages.

App R Nuqman (SAHM – 2nd, short-head)) weighed in 0.8kg overweight. It was established that the Trainer had requested a substitute breast-check for the rings that were supplied. However in weighing these articles, the difference amounted to no more than 200grams. As such, App R Nuqman was fined RM1000/- under MRA Rule 121(7) for weighing in overweight.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

2

TILSWORTH JACOBI

 

Connections would not accept any other available riders

Withdrawn at 1:23pm

2

EL MACHO

Wound off fore tendon

Vet exam

Course scratching

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

RACE 3 (R142)         CLASS 5a – 1600M (A4 lc)

3

BIG KING

(App R Nuqman)

Raced wide throughout, taking the turn into the straight wide.

7

GALLANT BLACK

(S Ruzaini)

Vet inspection: Lame off fore – Vet exam (2 weeks embargo)

8

TARZAN

(CK Khaw)

Slow to begin. 1 Starting Stall test.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

3

PRINCE SIXTY NINE

Capacity field

EA

3

IRON FIST

Capacity field

EA

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

HORSE(S) WEIGHT DEVIATION OF 15KGS OR MORE

Race

Horse

Up (+) / Down (-)

(in kgs)

3

COME AND TAKE ALL

-16

Note: The above horse(s) was/were checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and was/were passed fit to start.

RACE 4 (R143)         Class 4a – 1500M (A4 lc)

1

KANTHAKA

(HK Cheng)

Jumped awkwardly and lost considerable ground. 1 Starting Stall test. When making ground in the straight, was impeded.

2

HAIRY FIST

(App R Nuqman)

Raced wide in the middle stages.

4

WHY NOT

(App M Lukman)

Brushed near the 250M.

7

PENTAGON

(WK Yan)

Raced wide at the turn into the straight.

8

PASIR PINJI

(App I Fikri)

Withdrawn at 12:50pm: Sustained a laceration above the near side eye due to float injury – Vet exam.

9

LUPIN

(HS Gill)

Laid inwards, brushing runner near the 250M.

10

D’GREAT OCEAN

(MM Firdaus)

Withdrawn at 2:40pm: Club Veterinary Surgeon reported that the gelding’s shoeing was below standard. *(See Report)

The Stewards questioned Trainer MW Teh as to why he was late in presenting LUPIN in the paddock. It was confirmed that he had to substitute a girth on two (2) occasions and this delayed his saddling, however, Trainer MW Teh was advised that he ought to have his horses prepared which included bandaging prior to it being saddled.

Upon investigation, the Stewards established that D’GREAT OCEAN was presented with shoes which were worn in the toe region. Trainer KC Tiang (D’GREAT OCEAN) was fined RM1000/- under MRA Rule 35(1) for presenting D’GREAT OCEAN not properly shod.

App M Lukman (WHY NOT) was examined by the Club Doctor who subsequently stood him down from his riding engagement for his remainder ride.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

4

PASIR PINJI

Laceration above the near side eye (float injury)

Vet exam

Withdrawn at 12:50pm

4

D’GREAT OCEAN

 

Not properly shod

Withdrawn at 2:40pm

4

FAMOUS NAME

Capacity field

EA

                      Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

HORSE(S) WEIGHT DEVIATION OF 15KGS OR MORE

Race

Horse

Up (+) / Down (-)

(in kgs)

4

PENTAGON

-22

Note: The above horse(s) was/were checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and was/were passed fit to start.

RACE 5 (R144)         Open Maiden – 1500M (A4 lc)

This race was rescheduled to start at 3:20pm.

4

KNIGHT COMMAND

(KC Tham)

Rider reported that he broke his whip at the 800M.

6

TAN’S MAESTRO

(WK Yan)

Failed to finish. Vet inspection: Lame off fore – 1000M/vet

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

5

GOLDEN TOUCH

Stewards’ scratching

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

HORSE(S) WEIGHT DEVIATION OF 15KGS OR MORE

Race

Horse

Up (+) / Down (-)

(in kgs)

5

TAN’S MAESTRO

-44

Note: The above horse(s) was/were checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and was/were passed fit to start.

RACE 6 (R145)         Metro A – 1200M (A4 sc)

This race was run in light rain.

3

ECLIPSE SPLASH

(KC Tham)

Proved difficult to load, causing a delay of several minutes. In light of this continued manner, the gelding will be required to pass 2 Starting Stall tests before being declared to race again.

 

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

6

HANDSOME BENZ

Bruised both fore fetlocks

Vet exam

(2 weeks embargo)

Course scratching

 

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

RACE 7 (R146)         Class 4a – 1200M (A4 sc)

1

BURKAAN

(HS Gill)

Near the 250M, laid inwards and then had to shift out.

6

D’GREAT LIGHT

(AK Lim)

Raced wide in the middle stages.

7

HAPPY THIRTYNINE

(App R Nuqman)

When held tight near the 250M, brushed with runner and then shifted out, again brushing runner.

9

ELITE SAINT

(S Salee)

Bumped near the 25M. Rider broke his whip in the straight.

10

ACE’S WILD

(CK Khaw)

Crowded shortly after the start, having to be restrained, losing its forward position and then shifted out, bumping runner near the 50M.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

7

MR G

Bruised near fore fetlock

Vet exam

(1 week embargo)

Course scratching

 

7

ALRALI

Capacity field

EA

7

AFALONHRO

Capacity field

EA

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

RACE 8 (R147)         Class 5a – 1100M (A4 sc)

1

LEO

(S Ruzaini)

Withdrawn at 4:58pm: Refused to enter the stall. Given the horse’s history, LEO will be required to pass 2 Starting Stall tests before being declared to race again.

3

D’GREAT SUPREME

(MM Firdaus)

Raced wide throughout.

5

LIM’S UNIQUE

(App I Fikri)

Inclined to lay inwards in the straight and shifted in, crowding runner after the winning post.

9

VAIN TYCOON

(HK Cheng)

Eased shortly after the winning post.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

8

LEO

Refused to enter the stall

2 Starting Stall tests

Withdrawn at 4:58pm

8

UNICORN

Capacity field

EA

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

RACE 9 (R148)         Class 5b – 1100M (A4 sc)

1

COMMODORE LINCOLN

(AK Lim)

Slow into stride.

2

JET TWENTY

(S Ruzaini)

Veered outwards on jumping, bumping heavily with runner.  

3

ZAZU

(App I Fikri)

Shifted in at the start, crowding runner, and was carried wide at the 800M turn.

4

DETERMINE TO WIN

(WK Yan)

Squeezed on jumping, losing ground and finished distance. Trainer I Ismadi will be questioned regarding the performance of the gelding.

5

KUBERA’S CHIEF

(App R Nuqman)

Checked severely at the 800M, losing considerable ground. *(See Objection)

7

SIMLONG BEACH

(S Salee)

Shifted in and caused runner to check. *(See Objection). Rider suspended. *(See Report)

9

DARCI SUPER

(KC Tham)

Bumped heavily on jumping. Drifted out over the final 75M, crowding SIMLONG BEACH. Rider reprimanded for failing to straighten when his mount shifted.

10

ELEGENT

(App S Sia)

Raced wide throughout.

An objection was lodged by App R Nuqman (KUBERA’S CHIEF), placed fourth, against SIMLONG BEACH (S Salee), placed third, alleging interference at about the 800M. The Panel of Stewards upheld the objection and amended the placing to:

1st – DARCI SUPER (KC Tham)

2nd – I AM MIDAS (M Ewe)

3rd – KUBERA’S CHIEF (App R Nuqman)

4th – SIMLONG BEACH (S Salee)

At the conclusion of an inquiry, Jockey S Salee, the rider of SIMLONG BEACH, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that he shifted in at about the 800M mark causing KUBERA’S CHIEF to check severely.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey S Salee’s guilty plea, mitigating factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of four (4) Malaysian race days with effect from 6 February 2023 and to expire on 19 February 2023, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

9

RED SYMPHONY

Stewards’ scratching

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

Change of Rider(s)

Race

Horse

Rider

Replaced By

Reason

2

GRAND KNIGHT

Unfixed

App S Sia

EA

4

MR HOPKINS

R Rueven

KC Tham

Medical

4

PASIR PINJI (Withdrawn)

App T Ammar

App I Fikri

Medical

6

AWESOME STORM

App T Ammar

App I Fikri

Medical

6

ECLIPSE SPLASH

R Rueven

KC Tham

Medical

7

ACE’S WILD

Unfixed

CK Khaw

EA

9

ELEGENT

App M Lukman

App S Sia

Medical

NON ACCEPTORS

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

5

BIG LAWYER

Wound on the medial near hind

Vet exam

6

GOLDEN FLAME

Swollen near fore fetlock

Vet exam

7

GOLDEN CHAMP

Bruised off fore fetlock

Vet exam

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

SLTC, SUNDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2023

POST RACE VETERINARY EXAMINATION / REPORT FROM VETERINARY SURGEON – TESTS IMPOSED

Race

Horse

Reason/Finding

Test

Remark

1

SING DARCI

Slow into stride & extremely uncoordinated / Cut off hind & mild heat stress

1000M/vet

2

GHOST BAY

No significant finding

3

GALLANT BLACK

Lame off fore

Vet exam

(2 weeks embargo)

3

TARZAN

 

Slow to begin

1 Starting Stall

4

KANTHAKA

 

Jumped awkwardly & lost considerable ground.

1 Starting Stall

5

TAN’S MAESTRO

Lame off fore

1000M/vet

5

BIG CHINA

Cast near hind plate

6

ECLIPSE SPLASH

 

Proved difficult to load

2 Starting Stall tests

6

XENA

Cast off fore plate

7

BURKAAN & D’GREAT LIGHT

Lame off fore

Vet exam

(2 weeks embargo)

8

D’GREAT SUPREME

Cast near fore plate

9

COMMODORE LINCOLN

Cast off fore plate

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

Fines

Race

Name of Licensee

Horse Name

Date of Fine Imposed

Fine Amount

MRA Rule/Regulation

 

2

App R Nuqman

SAHM

5/2/23

RM1000/-

Rule 121(7)

 

4

Trainer KC Tiang

D’GREAT OCEAN

5/2/23

RM1000/-

Rule 35(1)

Suspension(s)

R9

Jockey S Salee (SIMLONG BEACH) – 4 Malaysian race days for careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii)

Follow Up

R9

Trainer I Ismadi (DETERMINE TO WIN)