STIPENDIARY STEWARDS’ REPORT

SELANGOR TURF CLUB MAY MEETING 2019

SUNDAY, 19 MAY 2019

STATE OF TRACK: Good

Panel of Stipendiary Stewards:

Mr Fin Powrie (Chief Stipendiary Steward), Mr Thanaraja Kasinathan (Stipendiary Steward) & Mr Nigel Chong (Stipendiary Steward).

All whips of every rider were inspected by the Stewards prior to the commencement of the race meeting.

RACE 1 (R627) CLASS 5 (A) – 1400M (SHORT COURSE A)

GORDON G (J Low) was slow to begin.

TAUROS (C Goon) was slow into stride.

In the early stages, UNION JAC (R Shafiq) raced fiercely.

CHAR SIEW (HK Cheng) drifted out under hard riding over the final 100M.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

1

BRILLIANT STAR

Infected wound on the near fore cannon

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 2 (R628) CLASS 5 (A) – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

ELF’S DREAM (App WW Cheah) which cast its off fore plate behind the barrier, was replated, examined by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and passed fit to race.

After being placed in its stall, GOLDEN CRAFTSMAN (S Ruzaini) became fractious and escaped riderless. The gelding was withdrawn by order of the Stewards at 1:43pm and will be required to pass a 1000M/vet (from the starting stall) test before being declared to race again. The Club Veterinary Surgeon reported that GOLDEN CRAFTSMAN returned with a cut on the off hind stifle.

These incidences caused a delay to approximately 8 minutes.

When the start was effected, PURAVI (C Goon) stood and lost considerable ground.

WHAT (App S Uzair) was slow to begin.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

2

GOLDEN CRAFTSMAN

Became fractious & escaped riderless

1000M/vet (from the starting stall)

Withdrawn at 1:43pm

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

RACE 3 (R629) CLASS 5 (A) – 2000M (SHORT COURSE A)

D’GREAT SWIFT (App L De Souza) was slow to begin.

JJ STAR (R Shafiq) raced wide in the early stages.

App S Uzair was questioned as to why BEAUTIFUL ONE was so far back in the early and middle stages. He advised that the gelding had become detached from the field at the first bend and had a tendency to lay out for the entire race. He also stated that at the turn in the straight, he had not pushed BEAUTIFUL ONE for fear that it would hang out further.

Trainer L Moy advised the Stewards that he had instructed for BEAUTIFUL ONE to be ridden on the rail and was disappointed in the first viewing. However, after viewing the patrol film, he agreed with the Stewards that BEAUTIFUL ONE laid out considerably despite the efforts of App S Uzair. In light of this, the Stewards instructed Trainer L Moy to engage a senior rider on BEAUTIFUL ONE at its next starts.

RACE 4 (R630) STAYER STAKES A – 2000M (SHORT COURSE A)

AUSONE (J Low) was slow into stride.

STICK SEEKER (App J Daniel) raced fiercely in the early stages.

RACE 5 (R631) OPEN NOVICE (SW) – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

Trainer C Leck was fined RM100/- under MRA Rule 65(5)(c) for failing to produce the declared colours on HAPPY START (App A Suriya). 

After being placed in its barrier, EBTIHAAL (S Anandan) became fractious and reared over, becoming trapped under the stalls. EBTIHAAL suffered a shock and expired shortly after, was withdrawn by order of the Stewards at 3:04pm. The removal of the deceased horse necessitated a delay of the commencement of the race. A post-mortem examination of the EBTIHAAL will be conducted and subsequent report will be submitted by the Veterinary Surgeon.

On jumping, SMART EAGLE (App J Daniel) veered out, bumping GOLDEN TYCOON (S Ruzaini).

On jumping, LING CHONG (Y Aify) was bumped by ARC RIDER (J De Souza) and passing the 800M, was held tight on the inside of ARC RIDER.

BIG SUPER (App A Zaimuddin) was tightened at the start when HAPPY START (App A Suriya) shifted in.

In the middle stages, SMART EAGLE raced wide.

At the 700M, BIG SUPER had to be restrained off the heels of ARC RAIDER.

When questioned, Jockey J De Souza, the rider of ARC RAIDER, stated that the gelding was in a heavy condition and although travelling well in the early stages, it struggled badly from the 1000M as such, was not persistent in riding the gelding vigourously from shortly after. A post-race veterinary examination of ARC RAIDER revealed that it was lame near fore and as such will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

Trainer F Maynard will be questioned regarding the presentation of ARC RAIDER.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

5

SHARON’S STAR

Capacity field

EA

5

EBTIHAAL

Suffered a shock & expired shortly after

Withdrawn at 3:04pm

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

ARC RAIDER

+48

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

RACE 6 (R632) OPEN NOVICE – 1600M (SHORT COURSE A)

MALAYSIAN CELEBRITIES TROPHY

This race was rescheduled to start at 3:45pm.

SONNY BILL (HS Gill) was slow to find its stride.

BAYMAX (S Salee) raced wide from the 1000M.

SUPER EASY EMPIRE which was distanced, will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again for having a poor performance.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

6

PREMIUM RUSH

Lame off fore foot

1000M/vet

Course scratching

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

RACE 7 (R633) CLASS 3 – 1400M (SHORT COURSE A)

ADVANCETC XPLORE TROPHY

This race was rescheduled to start at 4:10pm.

Trainer MW Teh, the trainer of WE’RE THE WORLD (HK Cheng), was reminded of his obligations to seek the Stewards’ prior permission for his jockeys to ride overweight in future.

TILSWORTH FREDDIE (App A Suriya) and LISTEN (App CK Khaw) were both slow to begin.

LISTEN (App CK Khaw) was inclined to lay inwards near the 250M and passing the 200M, had to be steadied when D’GREAT VULTURE had drifted out. When questioned, App CK Khaw advised that he had been instructed that from his wide draw, to jump the gelding and get in a comfortable position as much as possible. Further that although he was satisfied early, he had lost ground when improving near the 250M and was again impeded shortly after.

App S Uzair, the rider of WOW, lost his whip at about the 200M and was fined RM250/- for negligence under MRA Rule 152(5)(a).

WE’RE THE WORLD laid inwards over the final 100M resulting in Jockey HK Cheng having to stop riding and straighten the gelding. Jockey HK Cheng was warned with regards to the manner which he had used his whip.

At the conclusion of an inquiry, App S Uzair, the rider of WOW, in the presence of his Master, Trainer L Moy, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that approaching the 1300M, he shifted in on WOW causing D’GREAT VULTURE (J Low) to be checked.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App S Uzair’s guilty plea, mitigating factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. He subsequently was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days, subject to licensing provisions. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (6:38pm).

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

7

STAR STRIKE

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 (R634) MALAYSIA 3YO CHAMPIONSHIP (Heat 2)

– 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

MAGIC ECLIPSE (O Chavez) jumped awkwardly, veering outwards, losing ground.

GLORIA MARIS (App CK Khaw) was slow to begin.

ICHIKA BACHIKA (App L De Souza) raced greenly in the early part of the race.

At the 1100M, TEAM WINNER (KC Wong) veered inwards causing BROKE IN LONDON (R Shafiq) to be steadied. Jockey KC Wong was warned that he must provide sufficient room to his inside runners.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

8

KANTE

Cut heel bulb near fore

Vet exam

Course scratching

8

LONELY BOY

Lame near fore

1000M/vet

Course 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)

8

Nil

 

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

RACE 9 (R635) CLASS 4 (A) – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

Upon jumping, CHAR KWAY TEOW (App A Suriya) and GOLD POWER (R Shafiq) made contact.

BIG LIGHTNING (C Goon) raced wide throughout.

Shortly after the start, CHAR KWAY TEOW had to be steadied when crossed by LISBOA STAR (App L De Souza).

SUPER LINE (S Ruzaini) raced wide in the middle stages.

Trainer BT Lim was questioned regarding the apparent change in tactics for ELITE GENERAL (HS Gill) as compared to its previous start. He advised the Stewards that over the shorter distances of 1100/1200M at its previous 2 starts, he had instructed that the gelding not be pushed hard due to its extremely wide barrier. Further, with today’s inside draw, he considered that it was appropriate to instruct for ELITE GENERAL to be ridden forward, not necessarily leading.

In accepting this explanation, the Stewards reminded Trainer BT Lim of his obligations to advise the Stewards should he consider a change of racing tactics.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

9

LIM’S BULLET

Capacity field

EA

9

WILLIAM KING

Capacity field

EA

9

IDEAL GUIDE

Capacity field

EA

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

RACE 10 (R636) CLASS 4 (B) – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)

SOON SEEKER (App S Uzair) was slow to begin.

In the early stages, BIG BANK (C Goon) pulled fiercely with its head in the air.

TEH TARIK (HK Cheng) and MOON BABY (J Low) raced wide in the early stages.

At the conclusion of an inquiry, Jockey HK Cheng, the rider of TEH TARIK, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that at the 500M, he rolled in causing MOON BABY to be restrained. Shortly after this, OPTIMUS (App L De Souza) had to be steadied and taken outwards to avoid the heels of MOON BABY.  Further, that at the 365M, he shifted in and caused BIG BANK to be restrained.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey HK Cheng’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 with effect from 2 June 2019 and to expire on 9 June 2019, both dates inclusive, to be served consecutively with his current suspension which will expire on 1 June 2019. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (6:54pm).

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

10

FEISTY LEO

Capacity field

EA

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

RACE 11 (R637) CLASS 4 (A) – 1600M (SHORT COURSE A)

JERAM VILLAGE (S Anandan) was checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon at the request of the rider and was passed fit to race. JERAM VILLAGE jumped awkwardly and was slow to begin.

BELLA VELLOCE (Z Khairil) jumped awkwardly onto SAKURA JAPAN (App CK Khaw).

From the 175M, SO HI CLASS (Y Aify) laid outwards and on the winning post, bumped Q NINE MILLION (App A Zaimuddin).

Change of Rider(s)

Race

Horse

Rider

Replaced By

Reason

5

HAPPY START

App N Varmah

App A Suriya

Medical

7

HAPPY DAYZ

App N Varmah

App L De Souza

Medical

11

SAKURA JAPAN

App A Suriya

App CK Khaw

Medical

NON ACCEPTORS

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

1

RED SAPPHIRE

Lame off fore

1000M/vet

1

VELLENEX GENERAL

Lame off fore

1000M/vet

2

LIKA TIGER

Lame off fore

1000M/vet

3

SUN FORCE

Lame near fore

1000M/vet

5

D’GREAT STAR

Lame off fore

1000M/vet

6

L’KEN

Bruised both fore medial branch of the suspensory ligament

Vet exam

7

LIM’S CASINO

Lame off fore fetlock

1000M/vet

11

SOUNDS APPROVING

Off fore bilateral sesamoid fracture

1000M/vet

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

SLTC, SUNDAY, 19 MAY 2019

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

Race

Horse

Reason/Finding

Test

Remark

1

CHAMPION FACE

Lame off fore

1000M/vet

1

BEIJING STAR

Lame near fore

1000M/vet

2

GOLDEN CRAFTSMAN

Became fractious & escaped riderless /

Cut on the off hind stifle

1000M/vet (from the starting stall)

Withdrawn at 1:43pm

2

SPIN FIRE

Respiratory distress

1000M/vet

2

WHAT

Cut on the off hind stifle

Vet exam

3

FLEDGELING

Respiratory distress

1000M/vet

4

SHOQEET

No significant finding

5

EBTIHAAL

Suffered a shock & expired shortly after

Withdrawn at 3:04pm

5

ARC RAIDER

Lame near fore

1000M/vet

6

SUPER EASY EMPIRE

Poor performance

1000M/vet

6

BLUE EYED BOY

No significant finding

7

CONFLIGHT

No significant finding

9

LISBOA STAR

No significant finding

9

READY TO DANCE

Lame near fore

1000M/vet

10

CONFIDE

No significant finding

10

FLYING SHADOW

Respiratory distress

1000M/vet

10

OPTIMUS

No significant finding

11

SAKURA JAPAN

Respiratory distress

1000M/vet

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

Race/

No

Name of Licensee

Horse Name

Date of Fine Imposed

Fine Amount

MRA Rule/Regulation

5/7

Trainer C Leck

HAPPY START

19/5/19

RM100/-

MRA Rule 65(5)(c)

7/7

App S Uzair

WOW

19/5/19

RM250/-

MRA Rule 152(5)(a)

Suspension(s)

R7

App S Uzair (WOW) – 2 Malaysian race days for careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii), subject to licensing provisions.

 

R10

Jockey HK Cheng (TEH TARIK) – 3 Malaysian race days for careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii)

Follow Up

R5

Trainer F Maynard (ARC RAIDER)