Malaysia (Penang) - 28/12/2013
Trackform Number 
Track:GOOD Win Time: 2:06.10
RACE 5 (R1685) Class 5 - 2000M
POSITIVE THINKING (App R Rueven), CARBON DIAMOND (WK Yan) and
CAPTAIN READY (App M Hanif) were all slowly away.
Near the 1900M, IDEALISTIC MOMENT (HK Cheng) and VIGOUR (J De Souza)
checked. An inquiry into this incident will be held at a date to be fixed.
Near the 400M, VIGOUR which was improving, switched outwards across the heels of
STUB (L Sofhan), in order to obtain clear running and in doing so, took POSITIVE
THINKING outwards onto CARBON DIAMOND, causing CARBON DIAMOND to
race wide on the track. Jockey J De Souza, the rider of VIGOUR, will be warned to
exercise more care when shifting ground in future.
Post-race veterinary examinations of POSITIVE THINKING, IDEALISTIC MOMENT,
VIGOUR and CARBON DIAMOND revealed no obvious abnormality. CARBON
DIAMOND and POSITIVE THINKING which raced poorly, will each be required to
pass a test (1000M/vet) before being declared to race again.
When questioned regarding the improved performance of TIME TO SHINE (O Chavez),
Trainer EV Breukelen stated that he had just taken over the training of TIME TO SHINE
recently. He further stated that TIME TO SHINE had the benefit of two trials recently
and he was happy with its performance on those occasions and felt that TIME TO SHINE
would be suited over the longer journey today as the gelding is bred on the staying side.
His explanation was noted.