Malaysia (Selangor) - 10/01/2016
Trackform Number 
Track:GOOD Win Time: 1:37.60
RACE 1 (R051) CLASS 5 1600M (LONG COURSE B)
DRAGON EIGHT (Lou Ho) jumped awkwardly.
JERAM STRIKE (App SU Lim) was slow to begin and had a tendency to over-race in the
early stages of the event.
BOWEN LAD (M Wepner) jumped awkwardly resulting in the rider in becoming unbalanced.
Approaching the 400M, AMONGST THE STARS (App P Deneskumar) had a tendency to lay
in despite the efforts of its rider. AMONGST THE STARS laid in for the majority of the
Approaching the 300M, MAN OF THE WORLD (App AM Aizat) and DRAGON EIGHT had
tendencies to lay out under pressure resulting in both riders having to stop and straighten.
IKTO (App P Haris) which was beaten 22 lengths, will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test
before being declared to race again for having a poor performance.
Upon returning to scales, App S Shafrizal, the rider of FRENCH EXPRESS, reported that his
horse was caught wide throughout.
The Stewards questioned App M Hanif and Trainer SB Tan into the very disappointing
performance of the last start winner, LITTLE MAN.
App M Hanif stated that after jumping well, LITTLE MAN failed to show his usual early pace
as it had on previous start and failed to respond to his vigourous riding. He further stated that
from the 900M, he had several looks down to the horses legs as in his opinion, he felt that
something may have been amiss. Approaching the 400M. he was able to catch the field and
place the gelding under pressure in the home straight, however, it failed to respond to his
riding and finished well-back.
Trainer SB Tan was totally at a lost in relation to the disappointing performance as he had
supported LITTLE MAN and it had worked extremely well throughout the week and expected
a winning performance.
The Stewards noted their comments for future reference. A post-race veterinary examination
of LITTLE MAN revealed that it was lame off hind and as such will be required to pass a
1000M/vet test before being declared to race again. The gelding was impounded for routine
analytical and veterinary examination.