Malaysia (Perak) - 22/09/2012
Trackform Number 
Track:SOFT Win Time: 1:04.60
RACE 6 (R1276) Class 4 1100M str
BIRCH MEMORIAL HANDICAP
AMAZING GRACE which was down 17kgs in body weight, WHITE PILLOW which
was down 20kgs in body weight and MR WHYTE which was up 16kgs in body weight in
body weight since their last runs, were checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon prior to
the race and were passed fit to start.
Due to the malfunction of Gate 14, the Racing Stewards allowed runners drawn from
Barrier 14 to Barrier 17 to be moved outwards by one gate.
DELTA WING (M Wepner) and STRIDES AHEAD (App SS Vanan) bumped on
WEST TWO (App K Yazid) and JACK OF HEARTS (H Barnabas) both jumped
awkwardly with their heads up and were slowly away.
From the 400M to the 200M, TOWER OF STRENGTH (LL Tai) drifted outwards under
Near the 50M, WEST TWO (App K Yazid) steadied off the heels of JACK OF HEARTS
which drifted inwards.
A post-race veterinary examination of SUPRADYN revealed no obvious abnormality.
When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of GOOD ARTIST, Jockey I
Azhar stated that he was instructed to get a good jump, go with the field and sit 4th, 5th or
6th position. He further stated that GOOD ARTIST was slowly away and showed no early
pace despite being urged along. Jockey IAzhar stated that near the 500M, he used the
whip on GOOD ARTIST but it did not respond as expected and was disappointing. His
explanation was noted. Trainer K Coetzee confirmed the instructions and stated that
GOOD ARTIST was resuming from a 2-month spell and coming back from the 1600M to
the 1100M race today. He further stated that he felt the gelding may not have the early
pace to keep up with the field today and may not have handled the soft track today. He
added that GOOD ARTIST had been working well recently and with the benefit of a
recent Barrier Trial, he thought that GOOD ARTIST would finish in the placings,
however, was disappointing. Trainer K Coetzee was advised that if he detects any
abnormality with the gelding after cooling down, he would be expected to report this to
the Stewards. His explanation was noted. A post-race veterinary examination of GOOD
ARTIST revealed no obvious abnormality. The gelding was impounded.
The Stewards will be inquiring into the ride of Jockey WK Yan on WHITE PILLOW
over the concluding stages of the race at a date to be fixed.