Malaysia (Penang) - 19/03/2011
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Track: GOOD Win Time: 1:23.10
|1st||7||HARD TO SAY||$20.00||$5.10|
|4th||14||MYTH OPENING|| || |
|Place Forecast ||6-7||$12.00|
RACE 3 (R397)
SMILING WINS which was up 29kgs in body weight since its last run, was checked by
the Club Veterinary Surgeon prior to the race and was passed fit to start.
Shortly after the start, SAMUI BEAUTY had to steady inwards momentarily when
tightened between BREAK THROUGH and KNIGHT GREG which shifted out.
Thereafter SAMUI BEAUTY showed no early pace despite being urged.
Approaching the 1300M, SEVENTH AVENUE steadied inwards off the heels of
POUND which shifted in.
COLOURLAND KID had a tendency to lay inwards in the home straight.
POUND laid inwards at about the 300M and brushed HARD TO SAY.
Jockey L Sofhan, the rider of SAMUI BEAUTY, reported that his horse was not striding
out freely. A post-race veterinary examination of SAMUI BEAUTY revealed no obvious
A post-race veterinary examination of SMILING WINS which was eased down in the
straight, revealed no obvious abnormality. The gelding which raced poorly, will be
required to pass a test (1000M/vet) before being entered to race again.
When questioned regarding the apparent improved performance of HARD TO SAY,
Trainer JH Tan advised the Stewards that he could not offer any explanation other than
that the extra 200M today had suited the gelding. His explanation was noted and his
attention was drawn to the Rules regarding in and out running.
Jockey Y Aify, the rider of KNIGHT GREG, lost the use of his near side stirrup iron on
jumping and failed to regain the use of it for the remainder of the race, placing him at a
disadvantage. When questioned with regards to his inability to regain his stirrup irons,
Jockey Aify advised the Stewards that the buckle on his stirrup leather became undone at
the start and he was afraid to put his leg back into the irons having thought that if he had
done so, it may be detached altogether. After reviewing the video of the incident, the
Stewards warned Jockey Aify that he would be expected to check his gears properly,
failing which action may be taken against him.