O Chavez – Suspended
RACE 4 (R186) OPEN NOVICE (SW) – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)
SAFAR GEMILANG CUP 2
At the conclusion of an inquiry, Jockey O Chavez, the rider of CONFEAT, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that approaching the 200M, he shifted inwards when not clear of READY TO FORCE (J De Souza) causing Jockey J De Souza to ease and shift outwards for clear running.
In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey O Chavez’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 February 2019 and to expire on 17 February 2019, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (3:15pm).