马来西亚 （槟城） - 04/02/2012
场地：微湿 夺标时速： 1:10.50
RACE 9 (R188) ARJUNA II HANDICAP, Class 4 1200M
WIENER which was down 15kgs in body weight since its last run, was checked by the
Club Veterinary Surgeon prior to the race and was passed fit to start.
On jumping, SACRED BLADE (App KM Lai) was crowded for room between
TERMINATOR ATTACK (App A Nawawi) which jumped awkwardly outwards and
WIENER (J Shankar) which jumped awkwardly inwards.
BIG POCKETS (M Leong) jumped awkwardly outwards and thereafter raced wide
throughout the race.
A post-race veterinary examination of SILENCE TOUCH revealed that the gelding
returned broken-winded. The gelding will be required to pass a test (1000M/vet) before
being entered to race again. However, a second opinion will be sought from the resident
Club Veterinary Surgeon in determining whether or not the gelding will require a
Post-race veterinary examinations of SACRED BLADE and BIG POCKETS revealed no
obvious abnormality. BIG POCKETS which raced poorly, will be required to pass a test
(1000M/vet) before being entered to race again.
The Club Veterinary Surgeon reported that WIENER returned with a cut to its near hind
The State of Track was upgraded to Good after the running of this race.
When questioned regarding the apparent improved performance of HAPPY REALM (S
Salee), Trainer C Robert stated that HAPPY REALM was unsuited in its last start on long
course at the PRTC when the horse finished 8th, beaten 12 ¼ lengths on 7th January 2012.
Trainer C Robert further stated that HAPPY REALM was recently an emergency
acceptor at SLTC, was brought back to Penang and kept fresh for todays run. He further
stated he believed that the benefit of a recent Barrier Trial had contributed to the
improved performance of the horse. His explanation was noted and his attention was
drawn to the Rules regarding in and out running.
When questioned regarding the start, Jockey Lou Ho, the rider of HERE COMES
THUNDER, explained that as the gates opened, HERE COMES THUNDER jumped
awkwardly with its head up and as such lost ground, although he gave HERE COMES
THUNDER sufficient rein. His explanation was noted.