App. WW Cheah – Suspended
RACE 11 (R318) CLASS 5 (B) – 1300M (LONG COURSE A), SUNDAY, 10 MARCH 2019, SELANGOR TURF CLUB MARCH MEETING 2019
The Stewards, on 12 March 2019 at the Selangor Turf Club, concluded an inquiry into an incident at about the 800M. Evidence was taken from App WW Cheah, the rider of ELF’S DREAM, in the presence of his Master, Trainer R Lines, App A Zaimuddin, the rider of LIM’S ACTION, in the presence of his Acting Master, B Trainer Veloo a/l Kanniah, and App S Uzair, the rider of ONCE A THIEF.
App WW Cheah pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that that at the 800M he allowed his mount to lay inwards when not clear of LIM’S ACTION (App A Zaimuddin) which was badly checked and became unbalanced.
In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App WW Cheah’s guilty plea, mitigating factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. Acting on the provisions of MRA Rule 48(5), the Stewards deferred the commencement of his suspension. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days with effect from 18 March 2019 and to expire on 30 March 2019 both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (11:30am).