马来西亚 （雪兰莪） - 10/01/2016
场地：良好 夺标时速： 1:23.70
RACE 2 (R052) CLASS 4 1400M (LONG COURSE B)
The Stewards questioned Trainer BT Lim and Jockey H Bukhari into the intended tactics that
would be adopted on SWISS BANK in todays event. Trainer BT Lim stated that in his
opinion, the way the track had been racing may be advantageous to his horse to be more
forward than it has been in its normal racing pattern. Jockey H Bukhari agreed with his
Trainers comments. The Stewards noted their comments and a public announcement was
made to the effect.
Jockey J De Souza was fined RM500/- under MRA Rule 107(10) in that he failed to make the
carded weight on IMMORTALITY. The Stewards permitted Jockey HS Gill to be the rider of
The start of this race was delayed when HEIRRO (M Wepner) became fractious, cast its off
fore plate and was reshod. HEIRRO was examined by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and was
passed fit to race.
TEARS TO DIAMONDS which was examined by the Club Veterinary Surgeon behind the
barriers at the request of Jockey C Goon, was found to be lame near fore and as such will be
required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again. TEARS TO
DIAMONDS was withdrawn by order of the Stewards at 2:07pm.
Upon jumping, HEIRRO (M Wepner) shifted outwards and inconvenienced FULL
MEANING (Lou Ho).
HAPPY AMIGO (App T Krisna) jumped outwards at the start and inconvenienced BUNGAE
(App AM Aizat).
SWISS BANK (H Bukhari) jumped awkwardly and got its head up.
AWAKENED (App M Hanif) shifted in on jumping resulting in GOLDEN DRAGON (M
Zaidi) having to be checked by its rider and lost ground.
SWISS BANK had a tendency to race fiercely in the early stages.
Shortly after entering the front straight, HAPPY AMIGO had a tendency to lay out under
Approaching the 300M, HAPPY AMIGO was disappointed for a run between
IMMORTALITY (HS Gill) and HEIRRO (M Wepner), and had to be eased by its rider and
Approaching the 300M, FULL MEANING shifted out and made contact with FRANKLY MY
DEAR (R Burnett).
Approaching the 200M, FRANKLY MY DEAR hung inwards when being struck with the
whip which resulted in FULL MEANING being severely checked by its rider and lost its
rightful position when racing on the outside of IMMORTALITY.
An objection was lodged by Jockey Lou Ho, the rider of FULL MEANING, placed fourth,
against FRANKLY ME DEAR (R Burnett) being declared the winner, on the grounds of
alleged interference at approximately the 300M mark. After considering the evidence, the
Racing Stewards were of the opinion that the alleged interference had not affected the result of
the race. The objection was overruled and the result stood.
The Stewards took evidence tendered by Jockey Lou Ho and Jockey R Burnett during the
protest hearing and also further evidence from both riders.
At the conclusion of an inquiry, Jockey R Burnett, the rider of FRANKLY MY DEAR,
pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that whilst riding
FRANKLY MY DEAR at approximately the 250M, he allowed his mount to shift in when
using the whip resulting in interference to FULL MEANING (Lou Ho) resulting in that horse
having to be checked.
In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey R Burnetts 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 Jockey R
Burnetts suspension. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of four (4)
Malaysian race days with effect from 17 January 2016 and to expire on 31 January 2016, both
dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (3:30pm).