JET COSMO (App W Faizal) reared as the start was
affected and was slow to begin.
Upon jumping, BINT WARD (J De Souza) shifted inwards
resulting in an interference to REMARKABLE (App T Krisna) and TURBO (Lou
CALLMESOON (L Sofhan) had a tendency to over-race in
the early and middle stages, and got its head up on several occasions.
Approaching the 1000m mark, JET COSMO was racing
fiercely and had to be steadied off the heels of DARMORE (HS Gill) which
had shifted in at the point of the corner.
Racing from the 800m to the 600m, FIORELLA had to be
eased off the runners in front.
TURBO (Lou Ho) and CALLMESOON both finished wide on
the track in the home straight.
Approaching the 400m, COMONBABY shifted outwards
resulting in JET COSMO gaining an inside run.
Approaching the 300m, DARMORE was held up for a clear
run and shortly after the 200m, had to shift out to gain clear running.
Approaching the 200m, FLY HIGH (App SU Lim) was held
up for a clear run behind the tiring BINT WARD and had to shift inwards
to gain clear running.
Approaching the 200m, FIORELLA (J Low) shifted out
under pressure and had to be eased off the heels of GOLD KIDS (App AK
Prior to the "All Clear" being given, Trainer L Moy
and App W Faizal, the trainer and rider of JET COSMO respectively,
viewed the official patrol film of this race. After viewing the film, an
objection was lodged by Trainer L Moy, the trainer of JET COSMO, placed
second, against COMONBABY (H Bukhari) being declared the winner, on the
grounds of alleged interference from about the 350m mark. After
considering the evidence, the Racing Stewards were of the opinion that
the alleged interference had not affected the result of the race. The
objection was dismissed and the result stood.
At the conclusion of an inquiry, Jockey H Bukhari,
the rider of COMONBABY, was found guilty of a charge of careless riding
under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that shortly after entering the straight,
by looking to his right hand side, he allowed his horse to shift in
causing a slight interference to JET COSMO (App W Faizal) and as a
result App W Faizal was momentarily tightened for room.
In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into
consideration Jockey H Bukhari’s 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 H Bukhari’s
suspension. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of two
Malaysian race days with effect from 30 November 2015 and to expire on 6
December 2015, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his right of
The Stewards questioned Jockey H Bukhari into the
reasons he continuously looked to his right hand side racing from the
600m to the 300m. He explained that in his opinion, there was someone
yelling from the right side and he believed he may have been causing
interference. The Stewards, after viewing the official patrol film and
acting on their own observations, did not believe this was the case,
however, strongly advised Jockey H Bukhari that in the opinion of the
Stewards that it was unnecessary for him to be looking behind him at
this stage and noted his comments for future reference.