马来西亚 （霹雳州） - 22/09/2012
场地：湿地 夺标时速： 1:05.30
RACE 5 (R1275) Class 4 1100M str
MATANG MANGROVE FOREST RESERVE HANDICAP
HERE COMES THUNDER and HEARD THE LATEST which were both up 16kgs in
body weight and RUBY which was up 39kgs in body weight in body weight since their
last runs, were checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon prior to the race and were passed
fit to start.
The Stewards questioned Trainer K Coetzee regarding the nomination of SPACE
INVADER as to why he nominated the gelding for the 1100M race today, coming back
from its last start win on 8th September 2012, Class 5 over the 2200M in KL. Trainer K
Coetzee stated that there was no suitable race on the programme today and that his
intention to race SPACE INVADER over the 1600M next weekend in Ipoh. He said that
SPACE INVADER has previously raced over the 1100M and on that occasion, if the
gelding did not receive interference, SPACE INVADER would have finished in the
placings. He added that in todays event, he did not expect SPACE INVADER to keep up
with the early pace, however, his instructions would be to get a good jump, sit as close as
possible to the field and to commence applying pressure from the 600M onwards. His
explanation was noted.
WATERFALL (App SC Liew) fly-jumped and was slowly away.
Near the 600M, WATERFALL (App SC Liew) hung inwards, obliging its rider to stop
and straighten. Shortly afterwards, WATERFALL stumbled.
Near the 500M, SHES GOT STYLE (K Eirwan) checked. An Inquiry into this incident
will be held at a date to be fixed.
The saddle on CHRISTOPHER (A Kumar) slipped to the near side during running.
Jockey K Eirwan, the rider of SHES GOT STYLE, reported that his horse was not
striding out freely. A post-race veterinary examination of SHES GOT STYLE revealed
no obvious abnormality.
Post-race veterinary examinations of WATERFALL, BEFLEDGED and
CHRISTOPHER revealed no obvious abnormality.
When questioned regarding the start, Jockey BN Shahrul, the rider of RUBY, stated that
RUBY became restless in the barrier and as the start was affected, the off side gate flung
back and hit his mount, thereby causing him to be unbalanced in the saddle which
resulted in RUBY getting its head up and subsequently losing ground. His explanation
The All Clear was delayed for the Racing Stewards to review the start and determine if
RUBY was denied a fair start. After reviewing the video replays, the Racing Stewards
declared RUBY as a starter.