Malaysia (Selangor) - 21/05/2016
Trackform Number 
Track:YIELDING Win Time: 1:23.90
RACE 5 (R656) CLASS 4 1400M (SHORT COURSE A)
Prior to the running of this event, Trainer BT Lim approached the Stewards in relation to
the tactics that will be adopted on SEGAR THE BEST in todays event. Trainer BT Lim
explained that he will be instructing his Jockey to attempt to ride off the pace and make a
move after entering the front straight, and he hoped the horse will be doing its best work
over the finish.
He further explained that he had a cross-nose-band fitted on SEGAR THE BEST and
removed winkers from the horse in an endeavour to try and settle the gelding as in its
previous races where it had raced fiercely. The Stewards noted his comments and a public
announcement was made to that effect.
AWAKENED (App M Hanif) and GORDON G (J Low) bumped upon jumping.
AGELESS (App SU Lim) was caught racing wide in the early stages of the event.
FULL MEANING (Lou Ho) had a tendency to race fiercely, got its head up and had to be
restrained by its rider. FULL MEANING continued to race fiercely and approaching the
1000M, had to shift outwards over the heels of JUST VITAL (App AM Aizat).
Approaching the 900M, AWAKENED (App M Hanif) had to be eased off the heels of
MORE POWER (App KC Wong) when MORE POWER eased the pace.
At the 300M, GORDON G shifted in abruptly resulting in FULL MEANING having to
ease off that geldings heels. GORDON G continued to hang inwards over the concluding
stages resulting in the rider having to stop and straighten.
The Stewards questioned Jockey HS Gill into the tactics that were adopted on SEGAR
THE BEST in particular after receiving instructions from Trainer BT Lim prior to the
event for him to attempt to gain a midfield trailing position. Jockey HS Gill reported that
after beginning well, SEGAR THE BEST had a tendency to race fiercely despite his efforts
to try and restrain the gelding and as a result, found himself leading the event. He further
stated that as a result of this, he was unable to gain a midfield position as per the Trainers
Instruction Form. Jockey HS Gill also said that he will inform Trainer BT Lim that in his
opinion, this gelding may be better suited to lead in its future races. After viewing the
official patrol film, it was established that this supported Jockey HS Gills comments. The
Stewards noted his comments for future reference.