马来西亚 （雪兰莪） - 04/03/2017
场地：良好 夺标时速： 1:17.20
RACE 5 (R296) CLASS 4 1300M (SHORT COURSE A)
SOON I WILL which dislodged App S Uzair en route to the barriers, was withdrawn by
order of the Stewards at 3:04pm as the rider who was examined by the Club Medical
Officer, was found unfit to ride in this race. SOON I WILL will be required to pass a
1000M/vet (from the starting stall, to be ridden unaided to the start) test before being
declared to race again.
RAJAH BROOK which had sustained multiple cuts to its off hind leg, was withdrawn by
order of the Stewards at 3:10pm. The gelding will be required to undergo a veterinary
examination before being declared to race again.
ECLIPSE STAR (App KC Wong) which cast its near fore plate behind the barrier, was
replated, examined by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and passed fit to race.
Upon jumping, TAKEAIM (App A Zaimuddin) jumped inwards and inconvenienced
ECLIPSE STAR and as a result of this incident, RUSSELL THE CROWE (App S
Zulfikri) was also inconvenienced.
ZHUHAI (S Ruzaini) and ECLIPSE STAR were both caught racing wide throughout the
Approaching the 350M mark, RUSSELL THE CROWE shifted out in an endeavour to
gain a clear run and as a result, ZHUHAI and ECLIPSE STAR were both inconvenienced.
After taking evidence from Jockey HS Gill, the Stewards adjourned an inquiry into the
tactics that were adopted on PANDA BOMB at a date to be fixed.
The Stewards questioned Jockey S Ruzaini and Trainer PS Kumaran as to the racing tactics
that were adopted on the favourite, ZHUHAI in todays event. Jockey S Ruzaini explained
that after jumping well, he did suffer some interference shortly after the start and he
received pressure from RUSSELL THE CROWE throughout the event, and he believed
this was detrimental to his horses chances. He also stated that from the 200M, he was
again disappointed for a run and in his opinion, the gelding was unable to regain the
momentum and ran home fairly. Trainer PS Kumaran agreed with his jockeys explanation.
The Stewards informed Trainer PS Kumaran to report back to the Stewards if there is
anything amiss with the gelding on returning to his stable. The Stewards, after viewing the
official patrol films, were satisfied with their explanations and noted their comments for
future reference. The Club Veterinary Surgeon reported that ZHUHAI returned with a cut
to its near hind leg and will be required to undergo a veterinary examination before being
declared to race again.