Malaysia (Selangor) - 25/02/2017
Trackform Number 
Track:YIELDING Win Time: 1:12.60
RACE 1 (R265) CLASS 5 1200M (SHORT COURSE A)
CHAMPAGNE ROSE (App S Zulfikri) jumped awkwardly.
LAZAROO (HK Cheng) and YOU NEVER KNOW (App AK Lim) were both caught
racing wide throughout the event.
Approaching the 700M, MY TOUCH (App A Zaimuddin) was momentarily restrained by
its rider in an endeavour to settle the gelding and as a result, SUPREME SASSO (F Yap)
which was following, was momentarily inconvenienced.
LAZAROO shifted out approaching the home turn and made turn awkwardly.
CONQUISTADOR (App T Krisna) had to shift out over the heels of ROCK AND STONE
(S Sandana) and VAGABOND (App M Hanif) in an endeavour to gain clear running in the
Over the final 150M, MY TOUCH which had a tendency to lay inwards, had to shift off
the heels of NEW CLASSMATE (App KC Wong) to gain a clear run.
The Stewards questioned Trainer C Leck and Jockey S Ruzaini into the disappointing
performance of ARLO which was favourite in the betting market. Trainer C Leck
explained that in his opinion, he was surprised with the betting of this horse as the gelding
was having its first start for his stable and has shown marginal improvement. The
instructions were to get back on the gelding, and try and gain a soft run in the early stages
and by doing this, the gelding may be able to show some improvement to finish off its
races. Jockey S Ruzaini confirmed the Trainers Instructions, however, stated that he placed the
gelding under pressure at the 500M but it failed to respond to his riding in the home
straight and he could not offer any explanation on the disappointing performance. The
Stewards took into consideration the margin of 5 ¼ lengths from the winner.
The Stewards informed Trainer C Leck to report back to the Stewards if there is anything
amiss with the gelding on returning to his stable. Their explanations were noted for future
reference. A post-race veterinary examination of ARLO revealed no significant finding.