Malaysia (Selangor) - 14/05/2016
Trackform Number 
Track:YIELDING Win Time: 1:11.70
RACE 6 (R620) CLASS 4 1200M (SHORT COURSE B)
RUFFLE THE RUFFIAN (S Salee) was fractious in the barriers, jumped awkwardly and
was tightened for room shortly after the start between runners.
RUFFLE THE RUFFIAN had a tendency to race fiercely in the early stages and had to be
eased off the heels of GYPSY (App WK Lee) which shifted in and away from MR EPIC
(App S Zulfikri). As a result of this incident, JEAN FRANCOIS (S Ruzaini) which was
following, had to be eased off the heels of runners in front and got its head up.
PROHIBITION (HS Gill) raced wide throughout the event.
JEAN FRANCOIS was held up for a short distance in the front straight.
Approaching the 200M, VON SNITZEL (A Nawawi) had to be checked when racing tight
between RUFFLE THE RUFFIAN and DELTA WING (J Low).
Approaching the 200M, DELTA WING shifted outwards onto VON SNITZEL resulting in
that horse having to be checked by its rider.
At the conclusion of an inquiry, Jockey J Low, the rider of DELTA WING, pleaded guilty
to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that in the home straight, he
allowed his horse to shift out under pressure and as a result of this incident, VON
SNITZEL (A Nawawi) had to be checked when RUFFLE THE RUFFIAN was racing tight
on his outside.
In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey J Lows guilty plea,
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
Lows suspension. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2)
Malaysian race days with effect from 22 May 2016 and to expire on 29 May 2016, both
dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (4:45pm).