Malaysia (Selangor) - 19/12/2015
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Track:GOOD Win Time: 1:13.60
RACE 9 (R1519) CLASS 5 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)
This race was run in heavy rain.
LUCOSTAR (M Wepner) was slow to begin.
Approaching the 1100M, MARIO ATTILA (HS Gill) had to be checked off the heels of JAI
HO (R Burnett), got its head up and raced ungenerously.
RANDY D BRUCE (App I Amirul) was caught racing 3-wide throughout the event.
Upon returning to scales, several riders reported that there was poor visibility throughout the
All riders returned to scale an average of 1 1/2kgs overweight due to the adverse weather
The State of Track was downgraded to Yielding after the running of this race.
The Stewards questioned Jockey C Goon and Trainer R Lines into the tactics that were
adopted on OCEAN WAVE as the Stewards were concerned why it raced well-back during
the race and raced wide throughout.
Jockey C Goon reported that OCEAN WAVE which was having its first start in Malaysia, had
no early pace and got further back than he wished, and he placed the gelding under pressure at
the 900M but it failed to respond to his riding. He further explained that throughout the event,
he was unable to see due to the kickback from other horses and was surprised that when he
placed the gelding under pressure over the final 300M, it responded to his riding and finished
3 ¾ lengths from the winner.
Trainer R Lines agreed with Jockey C Goons explanation and reported that he was not sure
what to expect from OCEAN WAVE, however, it did have an Official Race Trial and on that
performance, he did not expect much from the gelding, however on this occasion, was pleased
that the gelding showed some improvement over the concluding stages.
The Stewards, after viewing the official patrol film and acting on their own observations,
noted their comments for future reference, however, advised Jockey C Goon that in future the
Stewards would expect him to ride his mounts in a more positive manner so as to leave no
room for query. Their comments were noted for future reference.