马来西亚 （霹雳州） - 27/07/2013
场地：良好 夺标时速： 1:10.50
RACE 1 (R969) MAIDEN 1200m(lc) JACKIES KUDA 1955 HANDICAP
ZAFIRAH which was down 20kgs in body weight, since its last run, was checked by
the Club Veterinary Surgeon prior to the race and was passed fit to start.
ZAFIRAH (App M Hanif) jumped awkwardly.
SARAWI (S Salee) and DOWNING STREET (I Fadzlei) bumped on jumping.
Shortly after the start, SARAWI and DOWNING STREET were crowded for room
between ZAFIRAH which shifted outwards and BY INVITATION ONLY (H
Barnabas) which shifted inwards. DOWNING STREET lost ground in this incident.
Near the 1100M, BY INVITATION ONLY steadied off the heels of ZAFIRAH which
SARAWI raced keenly and was difficult to settle in the early and middle stages.
BY INVITATION ONLY and HONESTLY SPEAKING (App MM Firdaus raced
Near the 600M, SARAWI which continued to race keenly, steadied after racing up
onto the heels of OCEAN PHANTOM (M Yusri).
Near the 300M, INTO THE STORM (J Low) steadied and switched outwards across
the heels of ZAFIRAH which shifted inwards.
Near the 300M, there was an incident involving INTO THE STORM and ZAFIRAH.
An Inquiry into this incident will be held at a date to be fixed.
Stewards will be inquiring into the whip use displayed by App M Hanif on ZAFIRAH
at a date to be fixed.
INTO THE STORM, HONESTLY SPEAKING and ZAFIRAH which raced poorly,
will each be required to pass a test (1000M/vet) before being declared to race again.
When questioned regarding the performance of INTO THE STORM, Jockey J Low
stated that he was instructed to get a good jump and get across from a wide barrier and
sit where comfortable just off the pace in a midfield position and make his move at
the 600M. He said on jumping, he lost ground when BY INVITATION ONLY
jumped awkwardly outwards and HONESTLY SPEAKING which jumped
awkwardly inwards. He said thereafter, he urged his mount along to make up lost
ground behind the field. He further stated that he was always urging his mount
throughout the race and near 600M, when he asked for an effort, his mount did not
respond as expected. He further stated that near the 300M, he had to steady off the
heels of ZAFIRAH, which shifted inwards and thereafter, his mount was
disappointing. His explanation was noted. INTO THE STORM was impounded. A
post-race veterinary examination revealed no obvious abnormality.
Post-race veterinary examinations of BY INVITATION ONLY, HONESTLY
SPEAKING and ZAFIRAH revealed no obvious abnormality.