RACE 5 (R060)     CLASS 5 (A) – 1600m(lc)   SUNGEI WANG II 1971 HANDICAP

At the conclusion of an Inquiry today, App P Haris, the rider of RAISE ME UP in the presence of his acting Trainer, Trainer PK Leong pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that whilst riding RAISE ME UP over the final 200M, he shifted out under whip-riding, resulting in LUCK HAPPY (App SN Shiva) having to check at about the 100M and he continued to shift outwards and  bumped ALASAMO (App CT Lee) at the winning post.

In assessing the penalty, the Panel of Stewards took into consideration App P Haris’s guilty plea, disciplinary record and mitigating factors.   As App P Haris held an apprentice jockey’s license at the Penang and Perak Turf Clubs only, he was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days, with effect from Monday, 13th January 2020 and to expire on Sunday, 16th February 2020, both days inclusive, which is Penang, 1st February 2020 and Perak, 16th February 2020.   He was advised of his right of appeal (3.45pm)