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Happy Valley stewards' report

13/06/2018  -  Happy Valley
Going:
Races 1,2: TURF 

(GOOD TO YIELDING)



Races 3,4,5,6,7,8: TURF 

(GOOD)




Penetrometer Reading :2.79
Racing Stewards :
Mrs Margaret Leung SBS JPChairman
Miss Peggy Kwoh So Chi 
Mr K KellyChief Stipendiary Steward
Mr S RailtonStipendiary Steward
Mr G BushStipendiary Steward
Mr K C Y KwokStipendiary Steward
Mr H L LiuStipendiary Steward

Race: 1 (724)MOUNT CAMERON HANDICAPClass 51800 m
FRUITFUL LIFE began awkwardly.
CELEBRATION shifted out at the start and bumped SWEET BEAN. After this, SWEET BEAN was steadied and shifted across behind runners.
LOADED stumbled at the start and then after travelling a short distance shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of FRUITFUL LIFE which became unbalanced.
From wide barriers, AGIAAL and WONDERFUL CHASER were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners in the early stages to obtain cover.
Approaching the winning post on the first occasion, LOADED was awkwardly placed inside the heels of FRUITFUL LIFE which shifted in.
DON WONGCHOY travelled wide and without cover until after the 1100 Metres at which time the horse was allowed to improve its position into the lead.
JOYFUL FOREVER was left racing wide and without cover after the 1100 Metres.
Making the turn near the 550 Metres, LOADED was steadied away from the heels of FRUITFUL LIFE which came under pressure.
Near the 450 Metres, LOADED was momentarily eased away from the heels of AEROLUMINANCE which shifted out.
Over the final 200 Metres, AGIAAL hung in under pressure.
Near the 150 Metres, DON WONGCHOY was awkwardly placed inside the heels of MY BLESSING which shifted in away from PENZANCE.
After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that WEALTHY FORTUNE had sustained a wound to the outside of the right front fetlock.
A veterinary inspection of WONDERFUL CHASER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of CELEBRATION immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse’s trachea.
AEROLUMINANCE and PENZANCE were sent for sampling.

Race: 2 (725)MOUNT NICHOLSON HANDICAPClass 41650 m
ALL YOU KNOW was withdrawn on 12.6.18 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore foot) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter KIRAM (D Whyte). Before being allowed to race again, ALL YOU KNOW will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
HONEST HORSE and WAH MAY BABY bumped at the start.
TRAVEL AMBASSADOR began awkwardly and lost ground.
HEROIC GURU lost ground when crowded for room on jumping between KIRAM and PHOTON WILLIE which shifted out. In this incident, KIRAM became unbalanced after being bumped on the hindquarters by HEROIC GURU.
Despite being vigorously ridden in the early stages, GLORY STAR failed to muster speed and from the outside barrier was shifted across behind runners approaching the winning post on the first occasion.
Passing the winning post on the first occasion, STARLIT KNIGHT raced tight inside VICTORY FOLLOW ME which got its head on the side and lay in despite the efforts of its rider.
Approaching the 1200 Metres, STARLIT KNIGHT got its head up when awkwardly placed behind VICTORY FOLLOW ME. PHOTON WILLIE, which was following, shifted out away from the heels of STARLIT KNIGHT, resulting in RAY’S CALL being taken wider. After this, PHOTON WILLIE proved difficult to settle and had to be steadied away from the heels of KIRAM approaching the 1100 Metres.
In the early stages, SPINNING DANCER was left racing wide and without cover and passing the 1100 Metres was allowed to improve its position to race outside the lead near the 900 Metres.
Near the 1050 Metres, RAY’S CALL and PHOTON WILLIE raced tight as RAY’S CALL shifted in to race with cover behind KIRAM.
Passing the 500 Metres, HEROIC GURU got its head on the side and lay out.
As HONEST HORSE and HEROIC GURU attempted to improve between TRAVEL AMBASSADOR and RAY’S CALL where there was insufficient room for two horses rounding the Home Turn, HONEST HORSE was steadied when unable to proceed between TRAVEL AMBASSADOR and HEROIC GURU.
After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that HONEST HORSE was displaying signs of "thumps”.
A veterinary inspection of HEROIC GURU and WAH MAY BABY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of RAY’S CALL immediately following the race found that horse to be displaying a continuously entrapped epiglottis with an associated ulceration.
HEROIC GURU, KIRAM and GO GO WIN were sent for sampling.

Race: 3 (726)SHOUSON HILL HANDICAP (Sec2)Class 41200 m
SPLIT OF A SECOND and UNIVERSAL GO GO began only fairly.
DOMINATOR shifted in at the start and bumped JUNZI.
CURLING LUXURY stumbled at the start and then for the majority of the race travelled wide and without cover.
As the start was effected, LIGHTNING MISSILE lifted its front feet off the ground and consequently began only fairly and then when being ridden along shifted in and bumped ALL MY GAIN, causing both horses to become unbalanced. After this, from a wide barrier, LIGHTNING MISSILE was steadied and shifted across behind runners.
OPEN HOUSE was also steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.
Making the first turn near the 1000 Metres, JUNZI became unbalanced when momentarily tightened for room inside DOMINATOR which shifted in marginally when being steadied to allow BINGO to cross.
After the 700 Metres, BINGO was awkwardly placed inside FORMULA GALORE which shifted in to race outside the lead.
A veterinary inspection of FORMULA GALORE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
BINGO, NOBLE DELIGHT and OPEN HOUSE were sent for sampling.

Race: 4 (727)SHOUSON HILL HANDICAP (Sec1)Class 41200 m
DR RACE began awkwardly and then from a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners.
Also from a wide barrier, STAR SUPERIOR was shifted across behind runners in the early stages to obtain cover.
TELECOM MAN and THOU SHALL SING bumped shortly after the start. 
After travelling a short distance, MANFUL STAR shifted out and bumped RUMBA DELAGO. RUMBA DELAGO then shifted out and bumped BEST RUNNER which, when being restrained to obtain cover from a wide barrier, became unbalanced.
Approaching the 1100 Metres, MASTER VIKING was awkwardly placed outside THOU SHALL SING which got its head on the side and lay out.
Making the turn after the 1000 Metres, both FLYING MONKEY and THOU SHALL SING lay out.
Passing the 500 Metres, TELECOM MAN raced tight between MANFUL STAR which shifted in marginally and BUOYANT BOY which improved into tight running inside TELECOM MAN.
K Teetan (BEST RUNNER) dropped his whip near the 100 Metres. As this was the 5th occasion that K Teetan had dropped his whip in races during this season, he was fined the sum of $5,000. K Teetan was advised that as this was the second race meeting in succession that he had been penalized for dropping his whip in races, he was placed on notice that any repetition this season may result in a more significant penalty being imposed.
Passing the 100 Metres, DR RACE was awkwardly placed outside FLYING MONKEY which got its head on the side and lay out under pressure.
Throughout the race, CLEAR CHOICE travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.
When questioned, C Y Ho stated that it was intended for GOLDEN GLORY to be ridden in a similar manner tonight to its last start when the horse was able to take up a prominent position from the outside barrier. He said tonight however, despite being hard ridden for a considerable distance in the early stages, GOLDEN GLORY did not show the same speed that it had done previously and because of this was left racing very wide approaching the first turn when racing outside of CLEAR CHOICE which was also being vigorously ridden. He said he therefore elected to steady GOLDEN GLORY passing the 1000 Metres and obtain cover on the horse as GOLDEN GLORY would not have been able to cross CLEAR CHOICE to its inside and would have been required to race very wide. He said after being shifted in behind runners, GOLDEN GLORY appeared to lose interest in the race and despite being ridden along after the 700 Metres was reluctant to improve its position. He said he continued to press GOLDEN GLORY, however, at no time was the horse able to improve its position onto the main body of the field and then in the Straight finished off the race only fairly. He added GOLDEN GLORY felt comfortable in its action, so he was not able to offer any explanation for the horse’s disappointing performance. A veterinary inspection of GOLDEN GLORY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of GOLDEN GLORY, a last start winner, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, GOLDEN GLORY will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
When questioned regarding not using the whip on DR RACE in the Home Straight, A Sanna stated that two starts ago when his whip was knocked from his grasp in the Straight, DR RACE finished off the race strongly to be successful. He said at its last start when tested with the whip over the concluding stages, he was of the opinion that DR RACE did not find the line quite as strongly as it did at its previous start. He said therefore when DR RACE was closing off strongly in the Straight, he elected just to slap the horse down the shoulder with the whip and ride it vigorously hands and heels. He added DR RACE again finished off strongly and, in his opinion, responded better than it did at its most recent start.
After the race, MASTER VIKING was found to have sustained an overreach wound to the left front heel bulb. 
A veterinary inspection of CLEAR CHOICE, THOU SHALL SING and MANFUL STAR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
BUOYANT BOY and TELECOM MAN were sent for sampling.

Race: 5 (728)VIOLET HILL HANDICAP (Sec1)Class 31200 m
STAR OF JOY stumbled at the start and lost further ground on jumping after bumping with FALCON TURBO as a result of both horses shifting ground. This resulted in STAR OF JOY racing back in the field.
JOLLY CONVERGENCE, which was being steadied to obtain cover from a wide barrier, was bumped on jumping by SO FAST which shifted out after beginning awkwardly.
Also from a wide barrier, LADY FIRST was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
SO FAST lost its right front plate passing the 1000 Metres.
After the 700 Metres, GOOD FOR YOU was left racing wide and without cover.
Passing the 200 Metres, STARLIGHT raced tight inside BACK IN BLACK.
A veterinary inspection of BACK IN BLACK, LADY FIRST and GOOD FOR YOU immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
FANTASTIC FEELING, FALCON TURBO and HIGH FIVE were sent for sampling.

Race: 6 (729)THE CRICKET CLUB VALLEY STAKES (HANDICAP)Class 31650 m
NITRO EXPRESS was slow to begin.
CHEERFUL STAR began only fairly.
From wide barriers, LET’S TAKE IT EASY and SKY MELODY were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Passing the 1300 Metres, DUKEDOM was crowded for room between NITRO EXPRESS and MR PICASSO which shifted in when improving inside the heels of SHAMPORT which at this time was being steadied to obtain cover.
Approaching the 1100 Metres, CHEERFUL STAR was left racing wide and without cover and then for some distance approaching and passing the 1000 Metres got its head up on a number of occasions when proving difficult to settle.
After initially shifting out near the 450 Metres from behind SHAMPORT, MR PICASSO was then directed back in to follow SHAMPORT approaching the 400 Metres. At this time, SKY MELODY, which was racing outside MR PICASSO, was inconvenienced by that horse. Then rounding the Home Turn, MR PICASSO became unbalanced when steadied away from the heels of SHAMPORT which was taken out by SILVERFIELD which shifted out to obtain clear running.
Passing the 250 Metres, MR PICASSO was shifted in away from the heels of SHAMPORT which shifted in before being corrected by its rider.
Close to the finishing line, NITRO EXPRESS was crowded for room inside SILVERFIELD (U Rispoli) which, after shifting in, was then directed out abruptly to relieve the tightening to NITRO EXPRESS. Because of this incident, neither SILVERFIELD nor NITRO EXPRESS was able to be ridden out all the way to the end of the race. U Rispoli was reprimanded and advised to be more alert to his mounts shifting ground in similar circumstances.
A veterinary inspection of OUTLAWED immediately following the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm and also found the horse to be lame in its right front leg. Before being allowed to race again, OUTLAWED will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of SHAMPORT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
THUNDER STOMP, BRAVE LEGEND and SKY MELODY were sent for sampling.

Race: 7 (730)WONG NAI CHUNG GAP HANDICAPClass 21200 m
RACING SUPERNOVA was withdrawn on 12.6.18 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore foot) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter SEVEN HEAVENS (A Sanna). Before being allowed to race again, RACING SUPERNOVA will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
ATTENTION shifted in at the start and bumped ARCHIPPUS. Then from wide barriers, ATTENTION and ARCHIPPUS were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
MY ALLY and SEVEN HEAVENS bumped heavily at the start.
Despite being ridden along in the early stages, SUPER FLUKE failed to muster speed and then near the 1150 Metres was shifted out away from the heels of SOLOMON’S BAY when that horse was taken out by FORTUNE BO BO.
BREEDERS’ STAR was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.
After the 750 Metres, WAH MAY FRIEND was ridden along to prevent E-SUPER from shifting in. Despite this, E-SUPER was able to assume the position in front of WAH MAY FRIEND approaching the 600 Metres. SOLOMON’S BAY, which was following, was steadied away from the heels of WAH MAY FRIEND in consequence.
After the 500 Metres, ALMABABY was bumped and taken wider by SOLOMON’S BAY which shifted out to improve.
BREEDERS’ STAR had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.
SUPER FLUKE lost its left front plate after the race.
HOT KING PRAWN and SEVEN HEAVENS were sent for sampling.

Race: 8 (731)VIOLET HILL HANDICAP (Sec2)Class 31200 m
From wide barriers, PATRIOTISM and SMART BOY were steadied shortly after the start to obtain cover.
Passing the 1100 Metres, EXTREMELY FUN and WALDORF bumped. WALDORF then shifted in, resulting in EVERBRAVE being steadied.
Making the first turn near the 1000 Metres, BULB ELITE got its head up on a number of occasions when being steadied to obtain cover behind STORM SIGNAL.
Making the turn near the 550 Metres, ENCORE BOY raced tight inside GAMECHANGERS which shifted in marginally when racing inside EXTREMELY FUN.
After being taken out by STORM SIGNAL, WALDORF made the Home Turn awkwardly.
Passing the 300 Metres, BULB ELITE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of EXTREMELY FUN when being shifted to the inside of that horse after being disappointed for running between EXTREMELY FUN and STORM SIGNAL which shifted in.
EXTREMELY FUN lost its left hind plate at the 250 Metres.
Approaching the 200 Metres, SUPER HOPPY was awkwardly placed outside SUPER LEADER which shifted to the outside of ENCORE BOY to improve.
In the Straight, ENCORE BOY (K Teetan) lay out under pressure and near the 150 Metres shifted out and bumped SUPER LEADER. K Teetan was advised that in similar circumstances he would be expected to stop riding and straighten his mounts prior to making contact with another runner.
Throughout the race, EXTREMELY FUN travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.
STORM SIGNAL lost its right front plate after the race.
A veterinary inspection of EVERBRAVE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
SUPER HOPPY and SUPER LEADER were sent for sampling.

General

1.
After the running of Race 3, the track classification was officially changed from "Good to Yielding” to "Good”. This change in the opinion of the Stewards should be recorded as being retrospective. As a consequence of this, the official results will show Race 3 being run on a track rated "Good”.
2. Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 10 June 2018
Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of QUADRUPLE DOUBLE, THANKS FOREVER, STRATHALLAN, SOCCER BRAVE, THE INVINCIBLE, EXPONENTS, SCARBOROUGH FAIR, ROCKETEER, PIKACHU, STIMULATION, LITTLE BIRD, LUNAR ZEPHYR, YOU NAVE MY WORD, GOLDEN KID, STRATHSPEY, IMPERIAL CONCORDE, CHATER THUNDER, ALCARI, CRUISING, MASTER ALBERT, PATCH BABY, STARSHIP, SAM’S LOVE, CALIFORNIA JOY, DIAMOND KING and VOLITATION revealed no apparent abnormality.
3.
Racing Laboratory tests of MAGIC SUCCESS, VIVA COUNCIL, LE PANACHE, SWEET BEAN, GOODLUCK GOODLUCK, LOOKING GOOD, MIGHTY MAVERICK, SUPER EURO STAR, AMAZING SATCHMO, ENJOY LIFE, GO BEAUTY GO, MAGNETISM, SUPER FORM, THE GOLDEN AGE, BEAUTY ONLY, SAUL’S SPECIAL, SUPERICH, COMFORT LIFE, LASTING FRIENDSHIP, JUMBO LUCK and MISSION TYCOON (3.6.18) proved negative.

Summary

1. Withdrawals
Race 2: ALL YOU KNOW on 12.6.18 on veterinary advice.

Race 7: RACING SUPERNOVA on 12.6.18 on veterinary advice.
2. Riding Change
After riding in Race 7, C Schofield became indisposed and was stood down by the Club’s Racing Medical Officer. As such, permission was given for C Y Ho to be substituted as the rider of EVERBRAVE in Race 8.
3. Fine
Race 4: K Teetan (BEST RUNNER): $5,000 for dropping his whip in races for the 5th occasion this season.
4. Reprimand
Race 6: U Rispoli (SILVERFIELD) for shifting in close to the finishing line.
5. Warning
Race 8: K Teetan (ENCORE BOY) for shifting out near the 150 Metres.
6. Irregular Heart Rhythm
Race 6: OUTLAWED
7. Barrier Trials
Race 4: GOLDEN GLORY 

Race 6: OUTLAWED
8. Official Veterinary Examinations
Race 2: ALL YOU KNOW

Race 4: GOLDEN GLORY

Race 6: OUTLAWED

Race 7: RACING SUPERNOVA

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