马来西亚 （雪兰莪） - 25/06/2016
场地：良好 夺标时速： 1:11.50
RACE 1 (R807) CLASS 5 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)
The Stewards questioned Trainer R Lines and App S Zulfikri into the riding tactics that
will be adopted on CHAMPAGNE ROSE in todays event. Trainer R Lines explained that
the mare had worked extremely well and was in great order, and he expected a forward
showing in this event.
App S Zulfikri was reminded of his obligations that he should ensure he gives every one of
his mounts the best possible chance to gain the best possible placing. A public
announcement was made to that effect.
DYNAMIC TRIO (J Shankar) jumped awkwardly.
KINGSHIP ADMIRAL (J Low) and AIR STRIKE (App KC Wong) bumped upon
Shortly after the start, DARK EXPRESS (C Goon) had a tendency to lay inwards and
bumped AIR STRIKE on several occasions.
DYNAMIC TRIO had a tendency to race fiercely and approaching the 1000M, had to be
eased off the runners in front.
Approaching the 1000M, CHAMPAGNE ROSE (App S Zulfikri) shifted wider on the
track and raced wide for the remainder part of the event.
EASY AHEAD (App T Krisna) had a tendency to race fiercely and raced 3 wide over the
final 400M and had a tendency to lay in despite the efforts of its rider.
Approaching the 250M mark in this event, FUMIO (App M Hanif) had to shift out over the
heels of DYNAMIC TRIO in order to gain clear running.
RAINBOW EASY (LL Tai) rolled out under pressure over the concluding stages.
The Stewards took evidence from App S Zulfikri, the rider of CHAMPAGNE ROSE, in
the presence of his Master, Trainer PS Kumaran, Trainer R Lines, the Trainer of
After viewing the official patrol films of this event and considering the evidence tendered,
the Stewards acting on their own observations, App S Zulfikri pleaded guilty to a charge
under MRA Rule 44(10) for failing to ride to the satisfaction of the Stewards. The
particulars of the charge were that whilst riding CHAMPAGNE ROSE, approaching the
1100M in this event, he shifted outwards to a wide position and raced wide thereafter
which in the opinion of the Stewards, it was unnecessary to do so to gain the best possible
placing in the event.
In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App S Zulfikris 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 App S
Zulfikris suspension. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2)
months with effect from 3 July 2016 and to expire on 2 September 2016, both dates
inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (3:20pm).