Malaysia (Selangor) - 14/05/2016
Trackform Number 
Track:YIELDING Win Time: 1:38.90
RACE 3 (R617) CLASS 5 1600M (LONG COURSE B)
DRAGON EIGHT (Lou Ho) was slow to begin.
Approaching the 800M, PHILIP (App S Zulfikri) began to race fiercely and had to be
eased off the heels of GOLD CARD (F Yap) and as a result, DUEL OF HONOUR (J Low)
which was following, was inconvenienced and shifted outwards as a result of this incident.
ALL YOU CAN (M Wepner) was forced wider on the track and as a result, BLACK
TRISTAR (HS Gill) which was following, was also severely inconvenienced in this
incident. BOWEN LAD (App WK Lee) which was following, had to be eased by its rider
as a consequence.
Entering the front straight, PHILIP shifted out under pressure resulting in DRAGON
EIGHT being taken out wider. DUEL OF HONOUR was also inconvenienced in this
The Stewards questioned Jockey F Yap into the riding tactics that were adopted on GOLD
CARD in todays event, in particular why he failed to restrain the gelding while leading the
event by a considerable margin. Jockey F Yap explained that after jumping well and
finding the lead, he was unable to restrain the gelding as it was racing fiercely despite his
efforts. He further explained that in the home straight, it failed to respond to his riding over
the final 300M and finished at the rear of the field as the gelding was beaten 21 ¼ lengths
and as such will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again
for having a poor performance.
The Stewards adjourned an inquiry into the tactics that were adopted on BLACK
TRISTAR (HS Gill) at a date to be fixed