Malaysia (Selangor) - 21/06/2015
Trackform Number 
Track:GOOD Win Time: 1:09.80
RACE 6 (R784) Metro A 1200M (Short Course A)
Upon jumping, HARRYS PAL (J De Souza) blundered.
DEVILS CUT (WH Lao) jumped awkwardly and shifted inwards at the start, obliging its
rider to straighten.
Racing to the 1000M, CALIFORNIA CAT (S Ruzaini) had a tendency to lay inwards despite
the effort of its rider resulting in AMERICA SEAL (I Fadzlei), PISCES STAR (G Cheyne)
and PEACEFUL WARRIOR (M Ganeesh) being tightened for room. PISCES STAR had to be
checked by its rider and lost its rightful position. As a result of this incident, TERADA (App
M Hanif), DEVILS CUT, TAICHI MASTER (J Low) and AMERICA SEAL were all
inconvenienced to varying degrees.
The Stewards opened an inquiry into the reasons why CALIFORNIA CAT and HARRYS
PAL were both severely checked at the 200M. After taking evidence from Jockey M Ganeesh,
the rider of PEACEFUL WARRIOR, Jockey S Ruzaini, the rider of CALIFORNIA CAT, and
Jockey J De Souza, the rider of HARRYS PAL, Jockey M Ganeesh pleaded guilty to a charge
of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that at approximately the 200M mark, he
allowed his horse to shift in resulting in GOOD BABY (J Keating) being taken in onto
CALIFORNIA CAT and HARRYS PAL which was on the inside of CALIFORNIA CAT.
CALIFORNIA CAT and HARRYS PAL were both severely inconvenienced as a result of this
incident. TERADA (App M Hanif) which was following and DEVILS CUT were also
In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey M Ganeeshs guilty plea,
mitigating factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. He was suspended
from riding in races for a period of five (5) Malaysian race days with effect from 22 June 2015
and to expire on 19 July 2015, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal