Singapore Stewards Press Release
SINGAPORE MAY MEETING 2019
FRIDAY, 31 MAY 2019:
RACE 6 [TF0679]
The Inquiry into the ride of VENUS DE MILO in Race 6 at the Singapore Turf Club Meeting on Friday, 31 May 2019 was concluded on Tuesday, 04 June 2019. After taking evidence from App AB Riduan (pictured) and his Master’s B Trainer, Mr Garry Clutterbuck, App Riduan pleaded guilty of a charge under MRA Rule 44(10) in that he failed to ride to the satisfaction of the Stewards.
The specifics of the charge being that from the 800m to the 200m, he failed to allow his mount to improve its position when in the opinion of the Stewards, he had the opportunity to do so.
When deciding on penalty, the Stewards took into account the level of App Riduan’s riding experience as a four kilo claiming Apprentice. The Stewards also took into account the nature of the charge, guilty plea, his personal circumstances.
App Riduan was suspended from riding in races with effect from Saturday, 22 June 2019 to Saturday, 21 September 2019 both dates inclusive (a period of three months) and was advised of his Right of Appeal.
This penalty will be served consecutively following the completion of his suspension from Monday, 10 June 2019 to Sunday, 21 June 2019 both dates inclusive (three Singapore Race Days).