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Noh, Flores and Rueven suspended

At the conclusion of the stewards' imquiries on Thursday on the reports filed by the clerk of scales, three riders - jockey D Flores and apprentices S Noh and R Rueven - have been suspended for returning to scale over the declared weight that they weighed out.

APPRENTICE S NOH

Noh was hauled up on two cases, aboard REGAL SALUTE in Race 1 on March 21 and on HIDDEN VENTURE in Race 8 on June 6.

He had returned 1kg over the declared weight on both horses.

He pleaded guilty to both charges but there was no evidence to suggest that he had or attempted to deceive the clerk of scales when weighing.

However, Noh admitted consuming fluids after he weighed out for both races and that this might have contributed to him returning overweight.

He was suspended for three race days (from June 28 to July 4 after his three-day suspension for careless riding) on the first charge and another three race days (from July 5 to 12) on the second charge.

JOCKEY D FLORES

In Flores' case, he returned to scale 1kg over the declared weight that he weighed out on AROWANA DOT COM in Race 7 on May 30.

The Mexican-born jockey also admitted consuming fluids after he weighed out for the race and that this might have contributed to him returning overweight.

He pleaded guilty and was suspended for three SIngapore race days, from tomorrow until July 4.

APPRENTICE R RUEVEN

Rueven also returned to scale 1kg over the declared weight that he weighed out on CAPTAIN MCCAW in Race 3 on June 1.

The rookie said that he had originally weighed out with a dry safety vest, but, in the previous race, it had been raining and, as he did not change his safety riding vest to a dry one, this might have contributed to him returning overweight.

He pleaded guilty and was suspended three race days.

As he has been engaged to ride on June 27, his suspension will start from June 28 and last until July 4.