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Happy Valley stewards' report

14/07/2021 - Happy Valley


Going:

Races 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9:

Turf - Good To Firm

Penetrometer Reading: 2.70

Racing Stewards:

Dr Henry H L ChanChairman

Mr Michael J Caddy

Mr K KellyChief Stipendiary Steward

Mr T BaileyStipendiary Steward

Mr G BushStipendiary Steward

Mr K C Y KwokStipendiary Steward

Mr H L LiuStipendiary Steward

 

Race:1 (827) VENTRIS HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 5 1800 m

EVEN KEEL was withdrawn on 13.7.21 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (inappetence) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter WEALTHY EMPLOYEE. Before being allowed to race again, EVEN KEEL will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
GOLD 'N’ BOLD shifted out at the start and brushed GENERAL DINO.
SHINEALOT shifted out at the start and bumped VIRTUS STAR.
WEALTHY EMPLOYEE was crowded for room on jumping between LIGHT MY DAY which shifted in and SUCCESS ALLSTARS which got its head on the side and shifted out when being steadied to obtain cover from a wide barrier. After this, WEALTHY EMPLOYEE was steadied and shifted across behind runners.
PERFECT TO PLAY was also steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
Despite being ridden along in the early stages, HAY RUN failed to muster speed. Then passing the 1600 Metres, HAY RUN got its head up when awkwardly placed outside the heels of SHINEALOT which was being steadied to obtain cover behind GOLD 'N’ BOLD.
Approaching the 1100 Metres, LIGHT MY DAY was awkwardly placed close to the heels of VIRTUS STAR.
Making the turn after the 600 Metres, GOLD 'N’ BOLD shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of SUCCESS ALLSTARS. GOLD 'N’ BOLD then commenced to give ground and near the 500 Metres shifted in marginally, resulting in WEALTHY EMPLOYEE being crowded for room.
Approaching the 400 Metres, GOLD 'N’ BOLD and SHINEALOT raced tight.
For the majority of the race, VIRTUS STAR travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground. The performance of VIRTUS STAR, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, VIRTUS STAR will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
The performance of LIGHT MY DAY, which also finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, LIGHT MY DAY will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on SHINEALOT at the request of Trainer P O’Sullivan. The Veterinary Surgeon said this examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse’s trachea.

A veterinary inspection of HAY RUN, LIGHT MY DAY, GOLD 'N’ BOLD, VIRTUS STAR and RIGHTEOUS WIN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
PERFECT TO PLAY, SUCCESS ALLSTARS and WEALTHY EMPLOYEE were sent for sampling.

Race:2 (828) LINK HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 5 1000 m

As the start was effected, BOND A STAR turned its head to the right, resulting in the horse being slow to begin. Before being allowed to race again, BOND A STAR will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test.
On jumping, TELECOM MISSILE lifted its front feet off the ground and consequently was slow to begin. Having regard to TELECOM MISSILE’s previous record in respect of the manner in which it began its races, the Stewards ruled that that horse must barrier trial satisfactorily before being allowed to race again.
MULTIPLE STAR began only fairly, shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of DR PROACTIVE.
After being brushed by AFTER ME on jumping, E HONEY got its head on the side and shifted out, resulting in E HONEY being steadied away from the heels of CHUNGHWA JINGSHEN.
Near the 950 Metres, TELECOM MISSILE was steadied away from the heels of MULTIPLE STAR (H Bentley) which shifted in. H Bentley was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
FLYING MONKEY got its head on the side and lay out rounding the Home Turn.
At the 300 Metres, TELECOM MISSILE was awkwardly placed outside the heels of E HONEY.
At the 200 Metres, GOOD LUCK MONEY shifted in and bumped WINNING WARRIOR.
Near the 100 Metres, WINNING WARRIOR was shifted out away from the heels of FLYING MONKEY which lay out under pressure.
Throughout the race, GOOD LUCK MONEY travelled wide and without cover.
After the race, C Schofield reported that DR PROACTIVE did not feel comfortable in its action throughout the race. A veterinary inspection of DR PROACTIVE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. As this was the second occasion within DR PROACTIVE’s last three starts that a rider had expressed concern regarding its action in races, the Stewards ruled that that horse must undertake a series of no less than three consecutive satisfactory barrier trials and be subjected to an official veterinary examination prior to being permitted to race again. Further, DR PROACTIVE will be referred to the Department of Veterinary Regulation, Welfare and Biosecurity Policy for further assessment.
A veterinary inspection of TELECOM MISSILE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
SHANGHAI POWER and CHUNGHWA JINGSHEN were sent for sampling.

Race:3 (829) SUNG TAK HANDICAP (Sec2) Class 4 1200 m

TOP ACCOLADE began only fairly.
AMIGOS GIGGLE and SUPERB DADDY bumped at the start.
CASA DE FORCA began only fairly, shifted out on jumping and was checked away from the heels of TOP MILITARY. Then from a wide barrier, CASA DE FORCA was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
When being steadied to obtain a position with cover from a wide barrier, TOP MILITARY was momentarily steadied away from the heels of MOST WELCOME shortly after the start.
Passing the 700 Metres, SO AWESOME was left racing wide and without cover and then after the 500 Metres got its head on the side and lay out.
After the 900 Metres, ICE LEGEND got its head on the side and lay in away from MOST WELCOME. Then approaching the 800 Metres, ICE LEGEND momentarily raced tight inside MOST WELCOME (C Schofield) which shifted in. ICE LEGEND then got its head on the side and hung in abruptly across the running of ORION PATCH which was hampered. C Schofield was advised that whilst the Stewards considered that this incident was largely due to the racing manners of ICE LEGEND, nonetheless he had originally shifted in when not properly clear of that horse. He was told to ensure that he provides comfortable racing room for runners to his inside in similar circumstances. After this incident, ORION PATCH continued to be awkwardly placed inside the heels of ICE LEGEND which lay in away from MOST WELCOME when racing greenly. This resulted in ORION PATCH being steadied away from the heels of ICE LEGEND near the 650 Metres. ICE LEGEND continued to lay in and approaching the 600 Metres bumped AMIGOS GIGGLE which became unbalanced.
Passing the 100 Metres, LORIZ raced tight inside HAPPILY FRIENDS which shifted in under pressure.
When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of ICE LEGEND, J Moreira stated that his mount raced greenly for the majority of the event. He said the horse did not travel strongly at any stage when shifting ground on a number of occasions. He said he placed ICE LEGEND under pressure after the 500 Metres, however, the horse did not quicken and after staying on one-paced rounding the Home Turn then failed to finish off the race over the latter stages. A veterinary inspection of ICE LEGEND immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea. Before being allowed to race again, ICE LEGEND will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of SO AWESOME immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
ICE LEGEND, HAPPILY FRIENDS and LORIZ were sent for sampling.

Race:4 (830) SUNG TAK HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1200 m

SKY TREASURE was withdrawn on 13.7.21 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right hind) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter ARES (C Schofield). ARES was subsequently withdrawn on raceday afternoon by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right hind). Before being allowed to race again, SKY TREASURE and ARES will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
On arrival at the Start, K Teetan expressed concern regarding the action of ISLAND SHINE. After examining ISLAND SHINE, the Veterinary Officer reported that after the necessary consultations the horse was found to be suitable to race.
As the start was effected, MASTER OF FUN became fractious and reared, resulting in the horse losing a significant amount of ground. Before being allowed to race again, MASTER OF FUN will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial.
HAPPY TIME shifted out at the start and bumped the hindquarters of HERO STAR, resulting on both horses becoming unbalanced.
DAILY BEAUTY was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.
From a wide barrier, FORTUNE HAPPINESS was also steadied in the early stages and after the 1000 Metres was left racing wide and without cover.
Despite being ridden along for a considerable distance in the early stages, ISLAND SHINE was slow to muster speed.
The Stewards opened an inquiry into the reason for ISLAND SHINE (K Teetan) falling at the 500 Metres. Evidence was taken from K Teetan, A Hamelin (FLYING SWORD), H Bentley (GOOD SHOT) and Apprentice C L Chau (XPONENTIAL). It was found that at the 550 Metres GOOD SHOT became badly unbalanced and lost ground when reluctant to improve its position inside XPONENTIAL which was racing outside the heels of HERO STAR. When GOOD SHOT became unbalanced, it shifted out towards the heels of XPONENTIAL, causing FLYING SWORD to lose ground when crowded for room between GOOD SHOT and FORTUNE HAPPINESS. When FLYING SWORD lost ground, ISLAND SHINE, which was racing to the outside of that horse, clipped the heels of FLYING SWORD and fell. As the Stewards were of the opinion that there was no rider error involved in this incident and that it was caused by GOOD SHOT being reluctant to maintain its position inside XPONENTIAL, no further action was taken other than GOOD SHOT will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial around a bend and in amongst runners prior to being permitted to race again. When ISLAND SHINE fell, HAPPY TIME was hampered and lost ground and SINCERE BOY, which was following that horse, was checked in consequence. DAILY BEAUTY, which was following ISLAND SHINE, was severely checked and lost ground whilst MASTER OF FUN was also severely checked to avoid ISLAND SHINE which resulted in MASTER OF FUN losing a significant amount of ground and being eased down rounding the Home Turn. A veterinary inspection of ISLAND SHINE immediately following the race found that horse to be lame in the right hind with abrasions to that leg. Before being allowed to race again, ISLAND SHINE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. After the race, K Teetan was examined by the Chief Medical Officer and passed fit to fulfil his remaining race riding engagements.
In the Straight, FORTUNE HAPPINESS lay in under pressure.
A veterinary inspection of DAILY BEAUTY and FLYING SWORD immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of MASTER OF FUN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.
HAPPY PROFIT, XPONENTIAL and FORTUNE HAPPINESS were sent for sampling.

Race:5 (831) HAU TAK HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1650 m

RED IMPACT and PRIME STAR bumped at the start.
BLAZING BEAT began only fairly, shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of MANNA FROM HEAVEN, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced and BLAZING BEAT losing ground. When MANNA FROM HEAVEN became unbalanced, it shifted out and bumped ON EXCEL STAR.
SUN OF MAKFI began awkwardly.
From the outside barriers, SUPER FAST, CHARIZARD and ZHAN JIANG ROCKS were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Near the 1150 Metres, ON EXCEL STAR momentarily raced in restricted room between RED IMPACT and MANNA FROM HEAVEN.
Near the 1050 Metres, LAND POWER and PRIME STAR bumped. LAND POWER then shifted out, resulting in CHEERFUL LEADER shifting out away from that horse, causing MANNA FROM HEAVEN to be inconvenienced. ON EXCEL STAR, which was following, was hampered in consequence. After this, CHEERFUL LEADER was left racing wide and without cover.
Passing the 500 Metres, ZHAN JIANG ROCKS and SUN OF MAKFI raced tight as SUN OF MAKFI improved into tight running between ZHAN JIANG ROCKS and STRIVE FOR GLORY.
Passing the 400 Metres, ZHAN JIANG ROCKS was awkwardly placed close to the heels of MANNA FROM HEAVEN. SUPER FAST, which was following, was shifted out away from the heels of ZHAN JIANG ROCKS in consequence. SUPER FAST, which was following, was shifted out away from the heels of ZHAN JIANG ROCKS in consequence. SUPER FAST then raced very close to the heels of MANNA FROM HEAVEN when being shifted to the outside of that horse after the 300 Metres.
Approaching the 200 Metres, MANNA FROM HEAVEN was steadied away from the heels of ZHAN JIANG ROCKS which shifted out.
At the 200 Metres, ON EXCEL STAR was eased away from the heels of CHARIZARD when racing in restricted room between that horse which shifted in and SUPER FAST.
The Stewards deferred the declaration of weighed-in as they were of the prima facie view that an incident had occurred approaching the 100 Metres which cast sufficient doubt on whether RED IMPACT (C Y Ho) should be declared the winner. Subsequently Apprentice K H Chan, the rider of LAND POWER, which finished second, lodged a protest/objection against RED IMPACT being declared the winner alleging interference approaching the 100 Metres. After taking evidence from all parties concerned and after viewing the videos, it was established that in the early part of the Straight RED IMPACT had improved its position inside LAND POWER after initially racing behind that horse. As RED IMPACT was improving inside LAND POWER, LAND POWER commenced to shift in under pressure. It was further established that at the 120 Metres RED IMPACT and LAND POWER bumped as a result of RED IMPACT shifting out and LAND POWER also shifting in marginally under pressure. When RED IMPACT and LAND POWER bumped, Apprentice Chan dropped his whip. After this, both horses had clear and uninterrupted running over the concluding stages. As the Stewards were of the opinion that RED IMPACT had come from behind LAND POWER and that the contact between the horses had resulted from a shift from both runners, the protest/objection was overruled and weighed-in confirmed on the numbers semaphored by the Judge.
After the race, J Moreira stated that it was intended for ON EXCEL STAR to be ridden in a forward position, however, the horse did not show as much early speed as anticipated and raced further back in the field than had been intended. He said when the pace of the race was only moderate after the 1300 Metres, ON EXCEL STAR raced keenly. He said ON EXCEL STAR did not travel on the bridle at any stage of the race and then failed to close off the race in the Straight. A veterinary inspection of ON EXCEL STAR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
SUN OF MAKFI, RED IMPACT and LAND POWER were sent for sampling.

Race:6 (832) OI KWAN HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1800 m

CINQUANTE CINQ and LEAP OF FAITH bumped at the start.
From the outside barrier, SUPER BUDDY was steadied and shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Despite being ridden along for some distance shortly after the start, GOLDEN SPECTRUM failed to muster speed and approaching the winning post on the first occasion was shifted across behind runners.
Approaching the winning post on the first occasion, RIGHTEOUS DOCTRINE got its head up when travelling keenly and awkwardly placed close to the heels of KING OPIE. SURREALISM, which was following RIGHTEOUS DOCTRINE, was awkwardly placed behind that horse in consequence.
Passing the winning post on the first occasion, LEAP OF FAITH was left racing very wide and was then ridden along to obtain the lead after the 1300 Metres.
After the 1300 Metres, GOLDEN SPECTRUM shifted in, resulting in CINQUANTE CINQ, SURREALISM and BUNDLE OF DELIGHT momentarily racing tight. GOLDEN SPECTRUM was then shifted out to relieve the tightening, resulting in that horse being left racing wide and without cover. GOLDEN SPECTRUM was then allowed to improve its position passing the 1100 Metres, but continued to race wide and without cover.
Near the 1250 Metres, RIGHTEOUS DOCTRINE got its head on the side and lay out away from YOO YOO KING.
Also near the 1250 Metres, SURREALISM raced close to the heels of RIGHTEOUS DOCTRINE.
At the 1150 Metres, YOO YOO KING was checked away from the heels of INDICATIVE VOTE. BUNDLE OF DELIGHT, which was following, was hampered and inconvenienced in consequence.
After the 800 Metres, GOLDEN SPECTRUM was steadied away from the heels of SUPER BUDDY (B Shinn) which shifted in when not properly clear when improving its position from the rear of the field. B Shinn was reprimanded and told to ensure that he provides sufficient clearance when shifting ground in future.
Making the turn after the 600 Metres CHANCHENG PRINCE and GOLDEN SPECTRUM raced tight.
Approaching the 250 Metres, SURREALISM raced tight outside the heels of RIGHTEOUS DOCTRINE.
Approaching the 200 Metres, KING OPIE was shifted in away from the heels of SUPER BUDDY to continue improving.
A veterinary inspection of RIGHTEOUS DOCTRINE, GOLDEN SPECTRUM and BUNDLE OF DELIGHT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
LEAP OF FAITH and EXCEPTIONAL NICE were sent for sampling.

Race:7 (833) BROADWOOD HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1000 m

On arrival at the Start, C Schofield expressed concern regarding the action of BE READY. After examining BE READY, the Veterinary Officer reported that after the necessary consultations the horse was found to be suitable to race.
SMART LEADER and METRO WARRIOR bumped at the start. SMART LEADER was then crowded for room between METRO WARRIOR and BRILLIANT FORTUNE which got its head on the side and shifted out. In this incident, METRO WARRIOR and RESOLUTE bumped after RESOLUTE was initially hampered on jumping inside STORM WARNINGS which shifted in.
HEART CONQUERED shifted out at the start and bumped WILD WEST WING.
From wide barriers, SKY FOREVER and QUADRUPLE DOUBLE were steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.
In the early stages, after being ridden along to obtain a forward position, STORM WARNINGS and HEART CONQUERED raced very wide and after the 800 Metres were steadied in an attempt to obtain cover.
Passing the 900 Metres, HIGH RISE SOLDIER momentarily raced tight between SPARKLING KNIGHT and BRILLIANT FORTUNE which shifted in.
Approaching the 750 Metres, SPARKLING KNIGHT shifted out and brushed BRILLIANT FORTUNE which shifted out and inconvenienced METRO WARRIOR.
Approaching the 600 Metres, QUADRUPLE DOUBLE was eased when racing in restricted room between HIGH RISE SOLDIER and WILD WEST WING which shifted in when racing tight inside HEART CONQUERED. HEART CONQUERED then got its head up on a number of occasions when awkwardly placed close to the heels of STORM WARNINGS which was steadied to obtain cover behind RESOLUTE.
Rounding the Home Turn, WILD WEST WING raced in restricted room between METRO WARRIOR and STORM WARNINGS when improving into tight running between those horses.
Close to the finishing line, HEART CONQUERED was awkwardly placed inside the heels of QUADRUPLE DOUBLE which shifted in under pressure. Because of this, HEART CONQUERED was not ridden out all the way to the end of the race.
Throughout the race, RESOLUTE travelled wide and without cover.
A veterinary inspection of STORM WARNINGS immediately following the race found that horse to have bled from both nostrils.
A veterinary inspection of HEART CONQUERED immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
BRILLIANT FORTUNE, RESOLUTE and BE READY were sent for sampling.

Race:8 (834) WONG NAI CHUNG HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 2 1650 m

LAKESHORE EAGLE lost ground when crowded for room on jumping between GIFT OF LIFELINE and KASI FARASI which shifted out abruptly.
Shortly after the start, HOLY HEART was crowded for room between GIFT OF LIFELINE which was unbalanced as a result of being bumped on the hindquarters by LAKESHORE EAGLE and LOBO’S LEGEND which was taken in by HELENE WISDOM STAR.
GREEN LASER shifted out at the start and bumped HALL OF CHAMP. After this, GREEN LASER was steadied to obtain cover.
BEAUTY FIT began very awkwardly and lost ground. BEAUTY FIT was then shifted across behind runners from the outside barrier to obtain cover.
FLAGSHIP GLORY was also steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners and passing the winning post on the first occasion was left racing wide and without cover.
After traveling approximately 50 Metres, Apprentice C L Chau (LAKESHORE EAGLE) dropped his whip.
H T Mo (MAGNIFICENT) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that for some distance after the 1600 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of HELENE WISDOM STAR, resulting in that horse being taken in and causing LOBO’S LEGEND and GIFT OF LIFELINE to be badly hampered when unnecessarily crowded for room inside HELENE WISDOM STAR and for LOBO’S LEGEND to be steadied and lose its rightful running after passing the winning post on the first occasion. In the circumstances, H T Mo was fined the sum of $50,000 in lieu of a period of suspension which would incorporate 5 racedays.
Passing the winning post on the first occasion, MAGNIFICENT was steadied away from the heels of TELECOM FIGHTERS (T Piccone) which shifted in when not properly clear. T Piccone was reprimanded.
Near the 1250 Metres, LOBO’S LEGEND got its head up when awkwardly placed behind HELENE WISDOM STAR.
Near the 950 Metres, HELENE WISDOM STAR was taken wider and without cover by MAGNIFICENT which shifted out away from the heels of TELECOM FIGHTERS. HELENE WISDOM STAR was then allowed to improve forward of MAGNIFICENT to obtain a position closer to the rail.
The Stewards considered a protest/objection lodged by Mr Y S Tsui, the trainer of the second placed, TELECOM FIGHTERS (T Piccone) against HELENE WISDOM STAR (N Callan) being declared the winner alleging interference near the 550 Metres. After taking evidence from all parties concerned and after viewing the videos, it was found that at about the 550 Metres HELENE WISDOM STAR shifted in marginally, resulting in TELECOM FIGHTERS momentarily racing in restricted room and losing some ground. Having regard to the fact that this incident occurred a considerable distance from the finish of the race and that TELECOM FIGHTERS was not able to pass HELENE WISDOM STAR, the Stewards overruled the protest/objection and declared weighed-in on the numbers semaphored by the Judge. N Callan was subsequently advised to exercise care.
Approaching the 200 Metres, FLAGSHIP GLORY was awkwardly placed outside KASI FARASI which shifted out.
Passing the 100 Metres, MAGNIFICENT momentarily raced tight outside HELENE WISDOM STAR due to both horses shifting ground.
A veterinary inspection of BEAUTY FIT and LAKESHORE EAGLE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
GIFT OF LIFELINE, HELENE WISDOM STAR and TELECOM FIGHTERS were sent for sampling.

Race:9 (835) SPORTS ROAD HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 2 1200 m

LOVING A BOOM began only fairly and then was crowded for room on jumping between ALL IN MIND and WHEN YOU BELIEVE which was taken out by BABY. Then shortly after this incident, WHEN YOU BELIEVE shifted out and bumped ALL IN MIND.
From wide barriers, AMAZING ONE PLUS and FAMILY FOLKS were steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.
Near the 950 Metres, IGNITING commenced to travel very keenly and got its head up when being checked away from the heels of SPARKLING DRAGON.
Near the 750 Metres, SPARKLING DRAGON was hampered when steadied away from the heels of WHEN YOU BELIEVE (B Shinn) which shifted in when not properly clear. B Shinn was severely reprimanded and told to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
Near the 700 Metres, AMAZING ONE PLUS was left racing wide and without cover.
Near the 650 Metres, ALL IN MIND was awkwardly placed behind IGNITING which itself was racing close to the heels of SPARKLING DRAGON.
Passing the 400 Metres, BABY lost ground when crowded for room inside ALL IN MIND which was racing tight inside the heels of IGNITING which shifted in marginally. MR CROISSANT, which was following BABY, became unbalanced when being shifted out away from behind that horse.
Near the 150 Metres, LOVING A BOOM was shifted in away from the heels of IGNITING to obtain clear running.
Close to the finishing line, ALL IN MIND was held up for clear running behind SPARKLING DRAGON when racing tight inside LOVING A BOOM. Because of this, ALL IN MIND was not able to be ridden out all the way to the end of the race.
A veterinary inspection of MR CROISSANT and WAR WEAPON immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
IGNITING, SPARKLING DRAGON and LOVING A BOOM were sent for sampling.

General

1.

Races 6 – 8 were each put back 10 minutes whilst Race 9 was put back 15 minutes.

2. Adjourned Inquiry – 11 July 2021 Sha Tin Racemeeting – Race 4 (819)

The Stewards tonight concluded their inquiry into the reason for M F Poon being dislodged from PLIKCLONE approaching the 400 Metres. Evidence was tonight taken from Jockey Poon. The Stewards found that rounding the Home Turn PLIKCLONE, which was travelling strongly, improved to be racing close to the heels of INESTIMABLE which commenced to give ground. The Stewards further found that approaching the 400 Metres as INESTIMABLE continued to give ground, PLIKCLONE struck the heels of that horse and stumbled badly which resulted in Jockey Poon being dislodged. WONDERFUL FANTASY, which was following PLIKCLONE, was checked away from the heels of that horse in consequence. As the Stewards were of the opinion that there was no rider carelessness or error associated with this incident, no further action was taken.

3. Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 11 July 2021

Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of ONE STEP AHEAD, ALLOY KING, LUCKY MARYKNOLL, SUPER MISSION, HARMONY WIN WIN, BLAZING PARTNERS, JIANGXI STAMINA, EVEN KEEL, GLUCK RACER, BEAUTY AMIGO, LUCKY WITH YOU, MILLENNIUM FALCON, GREEN ENVY, GRACYLOVE, DRAGON COMMANDER, EZRA, PRECIOUSSHIP, CHAMPION’S WAY, DROPS OF GOD, IMA SINGLE MAN, LUCKY PATCH, STRONGER, BLAZE WARRIOR and MOERAKI revealed no apparent abnormality.

4.

Racing Laboratory tests of CALIFORNIA SPANGLE, TORONADO PHANTOM, CHEERFUL STAR, FORTUNE PATROL, AMAZING AGILITY, BREEZE OF SPRING, FOX CHEUNGER, STEEL WIN, EVERYONE’S VICTORY, COOLCELEB, DASHING FIT, COPARTNER ERA, FREE FOAL, ZONE D, GALAXY EMPEROR, GOLDEN BOLT, SIGHT SUCCESS, KA YING MASTER, PRIVATE ROCKET, MASTER MONTARO, MISTER SNOWDON, CALIFORNIADEEPSHOT, HALL OF CHAMP, BEAUTY FIT and C P BRAVE (4.7.21) proved negative.

Summary

1. Withdrawals

Race 1: EVEN KEEL on 13.7.21 on veterinary advice.

Race 4: SKY TREASURE on 13.7.21 on veterinary advice.

ARES on raceday afternoon on veterinary advice.

2. Fine

Race 8: H T Mo (MAGNIFICENT): $50,000 for careless riding for some distance after the 1600 Metres.

3. Severe Reprimand

Race 9: B Shinn (WHEN YOU BELIEVE) for shifting in near the 750 Metres.

4. Reprimands

Race 6: B Shinn (SUPER BUDDY) for shifting in after the 800 Metres.

Race 8: T Piccone (TELECOM FIGHTERS) for shifting in passing the winning post on the first occasion.

5. Warnings

Race 2: H Bentley (MULTIPLE STAR) for shifting in near the 950 Metres.

Race 3: C Schofield (MOST WELCOME) for shifting in approaching the 800 Metres.

Race 8: N Callan (HELENE WISDOM STAR) for shifting in at about the 550 Metres.

6. Stewards’ Inquiry & Protest/Objection

Race 5

7. Protest/Objection

Race 8

8. Bleeder

Race 7: STORM WARNINGS

9. Stalls Test

Race 2: BOND A STAR

10. Barrier Trials

Race 1: VIRTUS STAR

LIGHT MY DAY

Race 2: TELECOM MISSILE

DR PROACTIVE

Race 4: MASTER OF FUN

GOOD SHOT

11. Official Veterinary Examinations

Race 1: EVEN KEEL

VIRTUS STAR

LIGHT MY DAY

Race 2: DR PROACTIVE

Race 3: ICE LEGEND

Race 4: SKY TREASURE

ARES

ISLAND SHINE

12. Course and False Outside Rail Arrangement

Turf B Course

13. Rolling Arrangement

The track was rolled after Race 5.

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