Singapore - 14/02/2016
Trackform Number 
Track:YIELDING Win Time: 1:10.95 Race Time: 400M 0:24.56 600M 0:35.96 800M 0:47.76 1000M 0:59.42
RACE 11 [TF0219]
CLASS 4 SC (D) 1200M
Due to a delay in the start time of Race 10, this race was put back five
minutes and rescheduled to start at 1805Hrs.
Prior to the running of Race 11, the going was downgraded to yielding.
After arriving at the barrier, WONDERFUL (O Chavez) had its saddle
RAZZOSTELLA (M Kellady), which jumped away awkwardly, was crowded on
jumping when SAND BANK (K AIsisuhairi) jumped awkwardly outwards.
This resulted in RAZZOSTELLA bumping the hindquarters of DUTY FIRST (K
Fujii) with that gelding in turn shifting outwards making contact with FOREST
KING (M Zaki).
Shortly after the start, WONDERFUL shifted inwards and away from BEST
LIFE (TH Koh), resulting in WONDERFUL bumping GENIUS (App M Jailani)
onto STAR STRIKE (App Z Zuriman). As a result, GENIUS lost ground after
being buffeted between WONDERFUL and STAR STRIKE.
DUTY FIRST, which raced wide throughout, laid outwards making the turn
near the 800m.
Approaching the 600m, WONDERFUL had to be eased when awkwardly
placed on the heels of STAR STRIKE.
Passing the 200m, WONDERFUL had to be taken outwards to obtain clear
CHEETAH KING (I Saifudin) had a tendency to lay inwards in the straight.
The Farrier reported that STAR STRIKE and GENIUS returned having cast
their off-fore and near-fore plates respectively.
A subsequent veterinary examination was requested on CHEETAH KING
which revealed no apparent abnormality.
SINGAPORE JANUARY MEETING 2016
SUNDAY, 24 JANUARY 2016:
RACE 10 [TF0130]
At the conclusion of an Inquiry on Sunday, 14 February 2016, Jockey S John,
the rider of ANONYMOUS, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under
MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that whilst riding ANONYMOUS in Race 10 at the
Singapore Turf Club Meeting on Sunday, 24 January 2016, near the 250m,
he directed his mount to shift outwards, whilst riding it along, when not
sufficiently clear of BATTLE KING (A Munro), resulting in that gelding having
to be checked. When deciding on penalty, the Stewards took into account
his record, guilty plea, the degree of interference and carelessness and
submissions from Jockey John that he has been engaged to ride at the
Singapore Race Meeting on Friday, 19 February 2016. The Stewards
determined to suspend his licence to ride in races and acting under MRA Rule
48(5), the commencement of the suspension was deferred to begin on
Saturday, 20 February 2016 until Friday, 26 February 2016 both dates
inclusive (two Singapore Race Days). He was advised of his Right of Appeal.