STIPENDIARY STEWARDS’ REPORT

SELANGOR TURF CLUB OCTOBER MEETING 2021

SUNDAY, 10 OCTOBER 2021 

STATE OF TRACK: Good           

Course A (Rail @ 4M entire course)

Panel of Stewards:

Dato’ Rick Loh Lap Sang (Racing Committee Member) – Chairman

Mr Lim Eng Ho (Racing Committee Member)

Mr Fin Powrie (Chief Stipendiary Steward)

Mr Thanaraja Kasinathan (Stipendiary Steward)

Mr Nigel Chong (Stipendiary Steward)

Veterinary Surgeons:

Dr Shri Kanth (Chief Veterinary Surgeon) & Dr James Yu.

RACE 1 (R756)         CLASS 5 (A) – 1800M (LONG COURSE)

BLUE EYED BOY (C Goon) veered inwards at the start, crowding SILENT PRINCE (HS Gill) which bumped with JJ STAR (L De Souza).

In the early stages, HAPPY LUCKY STAR (S Ruzaini) pulled hard and was ridden wide throughout, then drifted out in the straight. Jockey S Ruzaini stated that HAPPY LUCKY STAR had raced fiercely and he had been unable to secure cover as the horse inside of him was progressing and then on straightening, HAPPY LUCKY STAR had tired and drifted out.

READY TO SEVENLUCK (App WW Cheah) threw its head when racing fiercely near the 1000M.

A post-race veterinary examination of SMART WARRIOR which returned with respiratory noises, revealed no significant finding.

A post-race veterinary examination of JJ STAR (L De Souza) revealed that it was lame off fore and as such will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

1

D’GREAT SWIFT

Capacity field

EA

1

LIGHTNING HERO

Capacity field

EA

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

RACE 2 (R757)         CLASS 5 (A) – 1400M (LONG COURSE)

Acting on veterinary advice that ARTEMISIA OF CARIA (J Shankar) had sustained multiple lacerations to its off hind leg and forehead (float injury), the mare was withdrawn by order of the Stewards at 12:02pm. ARTEMISIA OF CARIA will be required to undergo a veterinary examination before being declared to race again.

ORION (L De Souza) raced wide in the middle stages. Jockey L De Souza advised that the gelding was inclined to hang outwards

App WW Cheah (TIGRESS) was fined the sum of RM500/- under MRA Rule 44(12) for making a celebratory gesture prior to the winning post.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

2

ARTEMISIA OF CARIA

Multiple lacerations to its off hind leg & forehead (float injury)

Vet exam

Withdrawn at 12:02pm

2

ATTENTION

Stewards’ scratching

2

ISLE OF SKY

Capacity field

EA

2

TRAFALGAR

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)

2

MR PAULANDRE

+17

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

RACE 3 (R758)         CLASS 5 (A) – 1400M (LONG COURSE)

CONDADO (L De Souza) shifted in at the start, crowding FIVE HUNDRED (KC Tham) onto O’REILLY BAY (Y Aify).

FOREVER AND EVER (AK Lim) was ridden across quickly from its outside barrier and caused D’GREAT ACHIEVER (App S Sia) to shift in, which in turn caused FIVE HUNDRED (KC Tham) to bump with ALL WHITE (App Clyde Leck). At the conclusion of an inquiry, Jockey AK Lim, the rider of FOREVER AND EVER, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii). In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey AK 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 two (2) Malaysian race days with effect from 11 October 2021 and to expire on 17 October 2021, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal.

ALL WHITE became unbalanced near the 1100M.

In the early stages, CONDADO which was racing fiercely, was taken wide and then laid in considerably in the straight.

UPTOWN GIRL (J Shankar) which was making ground in the straight, had to be steadied at the 75M when laying in slightly.

A post-race veterinary examination of FOREVER AND EVER revealed that the mare bled and will be barred from racing for a period of three (3) months under MRA Rule 92(3) and thereafter will be required to pass a bleeder’s test before being declared to race again.

The Club Veterinary Surgeon reported that UPTOWN GIRL returned with a cut on the right commissure of the mouth. The mare will be required to undergo a veterinary examination before being declared to race again.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

3

RESOLUTE

Stewards’ scratching

3

JACKS SECRET

Capacity field

EA

3

VOYAGER

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

FIVE HUNDRED

+22

3

CONDADO

-15

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

RACE 4 (R759)         CLASS 4 (A) – 1600M (LONG COURSE)

Acting on veterinary advice that COME AND TAKE ALL (R Rueven) was lame off fore, the gelding was withdrawn by order of the Stewards at 2pm. COME AND TAKE ALL will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

STAR INVINCIBLE (App AB Riduan) which had cast its off fore plate at the start, was replated, checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and passed fit to race.

GOOD NEWS (KC Wong) veered outwards at the start, bumping CHER (S Ruzaini).

CHER was blocked for a clear run behind GOOD NEWS over the concluding 200M and had to be restrained. GOOD NEWS then shifted out at the same time as EL TORDILLO (SU Lim) shifting in onto ELITE REMARKABLE (HS Gill) which had to be checked at about the 75M.

Jockey HS Gill (ELITE REMARKABLE) dropped his whip at about the 400M. He was warned that a repetition of dropping the whip in future may lead to a penalty being imposed.

Jockey KC Wong (GOOD NEWS) and Jockey L De Souza (TRIPLE ONE STAR) were questioned as to why they had allowed the three early leaders to advance in front of their mounts between the 1200M and the 900M. Jockey KC Wong stated that he had pushed GOOD NEWS from the start but the gelding had showed no early pace and further it was burdened by top weight of 59kgs. Jockey L De Souza stated that he believed that the leaders had gone too quickly and he was content to make progress alongside GOOD NEWS. Whilst accepting these explanations, the Stewards reminded Jockeys KC Wong and L De Souza that they were expected to ride positively at all stages throughout the race so as to maximize their mounts’ chances.

EL TORDILLO returned having cast its off fore plate. 

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

4

COME AND TAKE ALL

Lame off fore

1000M/vet

Withdrawn at 2pm

4

HAVANA

Stewards’ scratching

4

OBSIDIAN

Capacity field

EA

4

ATLANTIC ARROW

Capacity field

EA

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

RACE 5 (R760)         OPEN MAIDEN (WFA) – 1250M (LONG COURSE)

JIMMY ZAC (S Ruzaini) which refused to be loaded, will be required to pass 1 Starting Stall test before being declared to race again. JIMMY ZAC was withdrawn by order of the Stewards at 2:49pm.

LION KING (KC Wong) was slow into stride and showed no competitiveness, racing greenly in the straight and being restrained off the heels of BULL RUN (App N Varmah) near the 400M. LION KING will be required to pass a 1000M/vet (from the Starting Stall) test before being declared to race again.

BULL RUN raced at the rear of the field throughout, finishing distanced. BULL RUN will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

WHITE RABBIT (App A Suriya) which raced uncompetitively, will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

5

JIMMY ZAC

Refused to be loaded

1 Starting Stall

Withdrawn at 2:49pm

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

ROTI KAYA

-26

5

ROYAL FLUSH

-15

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

RACE 6 (R761)         CLASS 3 – 1300M (SHORT COURSE)

Running to the 1000M, CRAZY DREAMS (App S Sia) was crowded onto the heels of GLORIA MARIS (S Ruzaini) and had to check. CRAZY DREAMS then raced fiercely and again had to be steadied near the 850M.

ARROGATE ACHIEVER (App N Varmah) raced wide in the middle stages.

PREMIUM RUSH veered outwards at the 850M.

The Panel of Stewards inquired into the running and handling of CHINESE TEA. After taking evidence from the gelding’s Trainer, Mr Charles Leck and the rider of CHINESE TEA, Jockey M Ganeesh, the Panel of Stewards found Jockey M Ganeesh guilty of a charge under MRA Rule 44(7) for failing to allow CHINESE TEA to run on its merits.

In considering the provisions of MRA Rule 44(8)(a), the Panel of Stewards disqualified Jockey M Ganeesh for a period of eighteen (18) months with effect from 11 October 2021 and to expire on 10 April 2023, both dates inclusive. He was also fined the sum of RM50,000/- and advised of his Right of Appeal.

A post-race veterinary examination of GLORIA MARIS revealed that it was lame near hind and as such will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

6

Nil

 

 

 

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)

6

MOONGATE LIGHT

-47

6

PREMIUM RUSH

+36

6

SHAHBAA

+21

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

RACE 7 (R762)         SUPREME A – 1300M (SHORT COURSE)

WAR DRAGON (App S Uzair) was slow into stride.

After being slow to begin, D’GREAT TIMING (J De Souza) raced wide until straightening.

Near the 1100M, BUENOS AIRES (KC Wong) and VIOLET (App R Nuqman) bumped.

BLACK THORN (HS Gill) had to be restrained and was blocked passing 125M when SACRED TONIC (CK Khaw) shifted out. 

RACE 8 (R763)         CLASS 4 (A) – 1200M (SHORT COURSE)

VETRI (App AB Riduan) was slow into stride.

IT’S GOT IT ALL (Y Aify) commenced to lay outwards from the 600M taking the turn into the straight wide and drifted out, finishing on the outside fence. In light of this, Trainer KC Tiang was advised that IT’S GOT IT ALL will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

KONG FU PANDA (MM Firdaus) was inclined to lay inwards in the straight and when struck with the whip, shifted in and laid in on top of MISE EN GARDE (S Ruzaini) which bumped heavily with the tiring ITOLDYOUSO (J Shankar). Jockey MM Firdaus was reprimanded for using his whip when his horse had an inclination to lay inwards. Trainer KC Tiang was advised to take remedial measures to straighten KONG FU PANDA.

When questioned regarding the reason as to why VETRI was so far back, Trainer HY Cheng stated that he had instructed for the gelding to be ridden midfield with cover. App AB Riduan explained that he was tightened considerably on jumping when SAHABA (KC Wong) shifted in and he found himself in a rearward position and was unable to improve until straightening.

A post-race veterinary examination of ITOLDYOUSO revealed that the gelding bled and will be barred from racing for a period of three (3) months under MRA Rule 92(3) and thereafter will be required to pass a bleeder’s test before being declared to race again.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

8

REDOUBT

Capacity field

EA

8

BANGALORE

Capacity field

EA

8

MOONGATE

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)

8

IT’S GOT IT ALL

-20

8

STRAP MARKS

-19

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

RACE 9 (R764)         CLASS 4 (B) – 1200M (SHORT COURSE)

TRINITY GLAMOUR (App M Ekdihar) reared over backwards at the parade ring, injuring App M Ekdihar. Acting on veterinary advice that TRINITY GLAMOUR was lame off fore, the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of the gelding at 4:44pm. TRINITY GLAMOUR will be required to undergo a veterinary examination before being declared to race again. 

App M Ekdihar was examined by the Club Doctor and was subsequently taken to hospital for further observation.

On jumping, MERCURIAL TURN (J De Souza) and LIM’S TORPEDO (S Ruzaini) made contact.

SUPER BB (AK Lim) raced wide throughout.

WHITE PEACH (App Clyde Leck) raced wide at the turn into the straight.

On straightening, DIAMOND SET (App A Suriya) veered inwards to avoid the heels of FLASH ONE (KC Wong).

The Stewards will be questioned Jockey S Ruzaini with regards to his ride on LIM’S TORPEDO.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

9

TRINITY GLAMOUR

Lame off fore

Vet exam

Withdrawn at 4:44pm

9

REALITY

Capacity field

EA

9

COUNTER ATTACK

Capacity field

EA

9

D’GREAT RISE

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)

9

MERCURIAL TURN

-17

9

BAOYE CHAMPION

+37

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

RACE 10 (R765)       CLASS 5 (A) – 1100M (SHORT COURSE)

BOOM ALMIGHTY (WK Lee) threw its head in the air at the start, losing ground.

BROKE IN LONDON (J De Souza) and BACH’S AIR (KC Wong) bumped on jumping.

D’GREAT SONG (S Ruzaini) shifted in shortly after the start, inconveniencing LEADING CELLIST (App A Suriya).

Approaching the 800M, D’GREAT SONG shifted in, causing KUBERA’S CHIEF (App R Nuqman) to check. An inquiry into this will be conducted at a date to be fixed.

Jockey KC Tham (SHOW ROYALE) was advised that he must moderate the use of his whip.

A post-race veterinary examination of D’GREAT SONG (S Ruzaini) revealed that it was lame off fore and as such will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

10

SUPER HARD

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.

HORSE(S) WEIGHT DEVIATION OF 15KGS OR MORE

Race

Horse

Up (+) / Down (-)

(in kgs)

10

BAOYE CHAMPION

-16

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

GENERAL REPORT(S) – SLTC

RACE 4 (R750) CLASS 3 – 1600M (LONG COURSE), SATURDAY, 9 OCTOBER 2021, SELANGOR TURF CLUB OCTOBER MEETING 2021

The Panel of Stewards determined that the objection lodged by the connections of MAT SMART was frivolous and therefore applied the provisions of MRA Rule 122(3) in totality of the penalty of RM2,000/- apportioned equally between Trainer MW Teh and Jockey J Shankar, the trainer and rider of MAT SMART respectively.


 

 

NON ACCEPTORS

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

5

KOPI BING

Swollen near fore knee

Vet exam

5

JOJU

Sore near hind hamstring

Vet exam

9

CIRCUIT FLYER

Lame off fore

Vet exam

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

 

SLTC, SUNDAY, 10 OCTOBER 2021

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

Race

Horse

Reason/Finding

Test

Remark

1

SMART WARRIOR

No significant finding

Returned with respiratory noises

1

JJ STAR

Lame off fore

1000M/vet

3

FOREVER AND EVER

Bled

Bleeder’s test (Barred 3 months)

3

UPTOWN GIRL

Cut on the right commissure of the mouth

Vet exam

4

EL TORDILLO

Cast off fore plate

5

LION KING

Slow into stride & showed no competitiveness

1000M/vet (from the Starting Stall)

5

BULL RUN

Finished distanced

1000M/vet

5

WHITE RABBIT

Raced uncompetitively

1000M/vet

6

GLORIA MARIS

Lame near hind

1000M/vet

8

ITOLDYOUSO

Bled

Bleeder’s test (Barred 3 months)

10

D’GREAT SONG

Lame off fore

1000M/vet

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 WW Cheah

TIGRESS

10/10/21

RM500/-

Rule 44(12)

 

6

Jockey M Ganeesh

CHINESE TEA

10/10/21

 

RM50,000/

Rules 44(7) & 44(8)(a)

 

4 (9/10/21)

Trainer MW Teh & Jockey J Shankar

MAT SMART

10/10/21

RM1000/- each (Total of RM2000/-)

Rule 122(3)

Suspension

R3

Jockey AK Lim (FOREVER AND EVER) – 2 race days for careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii)

Disqualification

R6

Jockey M Ganeesh (CHINESE TEA) – 18 months under MRA Rule 44(7) & MRA Rule 44(8)(a)

Follow Up

R9

Jockey S Ruzaini (LIM’S TORPEDO)

 

R10

Jockey S Ruzaini (D’GREAT SONG)