Malaysia (Selangor) - 10/01/2016
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Track:GOOD Win Time: 1:10.20
RACE 7 (R057) SUPREME B 1200M (SHORT COURSE B)
Upon jumping, NOBLE FOUR (M Wepner) and PEACEFUL WARRIOR (App S Shafrizal)
Shortly after the start, SISTER IN LAW (J De Souza) had a tendency to lay in resulting in the
rider having to stop and straighten.
NOBEL FOUR had a tendency to over-race in the early stages.
At the conclusion of an inquiry, Jockey J De Souza, the rider of SISTER IN LAW, was found
guilty of a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that at whilst riding
SISTER IN LAW at approximately the 150M in this race, he allowed his mount to shift in
when insufficiently clear of CALIFORNIA CAT (S Ruzaini) causing that horse to be checked
and lose its rightful position. As a result of this incident, BLACK AND WHITE (App M
Hanif) which was following, had to ease over the heels of CALIFORNIA CAT to gain a clear
In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey J De Souzas mitigating
factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. Acting on the provisions of
MRA Rule 48(5), the Stewards deferred the commencement of Jockey J De Souzas
suspension. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race
days with effect from 17 January 2016 and to expire on 24 January 2016, both dates inclusive.
He was advised of his Right of Appeal (5:10pm).
The Stewards cautioned Jockey S Ruzaini, the rider of CALIFORNIA CAT, with regards to
the manner in which he reacted during and following this incident.