Malaysia (Selangor) - 19/12/2015
Trackform Number 
Track:YIELDING Win Time: 1:51.10
RACE 3 (R1513) CLASS 5 1800M (LONG COURSE A)
Upon jumping, KIM WARRIOR (R Burnett) shifted outwards and inconvenienced BOWEN
LAD (App W Faizal).
Shortly after the start, DUEL OF HONOUR (App S Shafrizal) shifted inwards despite the
efforts of its rider resulting in DESERT SOUL (App AK Lim) being taken in onto
FLEDGELING (J De Souza) and as a result, both horses were buffeted for some distance.
HAHA BABE (App Z Khairil) had a tendency to race fiercely in the early and middle stages,
got its head up and had to be restrained by its rider to try and settle the gelding.
Shortly after entering the home straight for the run to the finish, HAHA BABE had a tendency
to lay in and was held up for a clear run, and had to be eased outwards over the heels of MAN
OF THE WORLD (SS Vanan) and BOWEN LAD to gain clear running and as a result of this
incident, made slight contact with KING OF THE CREEK (S Ruzaini).
KING FAALCON (M Wepner) was held up for a clear run from the 400M behind runners in
front and failed to gain a clear run into the 200M, and ran home well.
Over the concluding stages of the event, KING FAALCON had to be eased by its rider when
HAHA BABE shifted out under pressure.
DESERT SOUL which was beaten 21 lengths, will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before
being declared to race again for having a poor performance.
The Stewards questioned App W Faizal and Trainer L Moy into the tactics that were adopted
on BOWEN LAD in particular from the 1200M. App W Faizal stated that his instructions
from the Trainer were to get a good jump and race handy. He further stated that approaching
the 1200M, he elected to leave the trailing position an raced 5-wide and progressed forward
before gaining a position outside the leader at approximately the 800M and placed the gelding
under pressure in the home straight, however, it failed to respond to his riding and finished at
the rear of the field.
Trainer L Moy stated that he had instructed App W Faizal to try to gain a forward position as
the gelding had failed in its previous start when ridden back in the field. The Stewards were
concerned that the gelding, after being inconvenienced at the start, the rider failed to show any
initiative to ride the horse where it would be given its best chance to finish in the best possible
position in the field.
At the conclusion of an inquiry, App W Faizal, the rider of BOWEN LAD, in the presence of
his Master, Trainer L Moy, pleaded guilty to a charge under MRA Rule 44(10) for failing to
ride to the satisfaction of the Stewards in that he left the trailing position at approximately the
1200M to race 5, 6 wide before gaining a forward position outside the leader approaching the
800M and he raced outside the leader and compounded over the final 300M to be beaten 18 ¼
In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App W Faizals guilty plea,
mitigating factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. He was suspended
from riding in races for a period of one (1) month with effect from 20 December 2015 and to
expire on 19 January 2016, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal