马来西亚 （雪兰莪） - 25/02/2017
场地：微湿 夺标时速： 1:10.80
RACE 5 (R269) CLASS 4 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)
Shortly after the start, BIRRALEE ROAD had to be eased off the heels of DGREAT
LEGION (J Low) when D GREAT LEGION shifted inwards.
RUSSELL THE CROWE (App S Zulfikri) had a tendency to over-race in the early and
Approaching the 300M, ONE FOR ALL (D Chong) shifted inwards resulting in
BIRRALEE ROAD being tightened in onto DEKATI (M Ganeesh). Jockey D Chong was
shown the official patrol films of the incident and was reminded of his obligations.
D GREAT LEGION had a tendency to lay outwards under pressure.
Upon returning to scales, App S Uzair, the rider of BIRRALEE ROAD, reported that his
whip broke during running.
The Stewards questioned B Trainer Siva Kumar s/o Subramaniam, in the presence of
Trainer PS Kumaran, into the tactics that were adopted on RUSSELL THE CROWE in the
event. The Stewards took into consideration that the Trainers Instruction Form which was
duly signed by both parties, stated that the gelding was to be ridden in mid-to-back
position, however, on this occasion, the horse was found to be contesting for lead
throughout the event. When questioned, B Trainer Siva Kumar stated that it was a mistake on his behalf as he did
change his instructions that were given to the Jockey. He believed that from a good barrier,
to try and race in a forward position as was the case. The Stewards informed B Trainer
Siva Kumar in the strongest term that in future should he wish to change his instructions,
he should inform the Stewards prior to the race.Trainer PS Kumaran agreed with the
Stewards observations and believed that it was not intentional on this occasion. The
Stewards did not take any action, however, a warning was issued.
The Steward questioned Jockey J Low and Trainer R Lines into the performance of D
GREAT LEGION in particular in the home straight of this event. Jockey J Low explained
that approaching the 300M, he had to momentarily shift off the heels of TILSWORTH
MALI (S Ruzaini) which rolled in marginally and shortly after this incident, was
disappointed for a run between TILSWORTH MALI and LUCKY SIXTYSIX (S Sandana)
and as a result, had to shift wider on the track to gain a clear run and lost valuable ground.
Trainer R Lines agreed with his riders explanation. The Stewards were satisfied as it was
confirmed with the official patrol films and noted their comments for future reference.