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Sha Tin stewards' report

31/05/2020 - Sha Tin


Going:

Races 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11:

Turf - Good

Penetrometer Reading: 2.73

Racing Stewards:

Dr Silas S S Yang JPChairman

Dr Edmund Woo Kin Wai

Mr K KellyChief Stipendiary Steward

Mr S RailtonStipendiary Steward

Mr G BushStipendiary Steward

Mr K C Y KwokStipendiary Steward

Mr H L LiuStipendiary Steward

Mr Michael J Caddy acted for Dr Edmund Woo Kin Wai as Racing Steward for Race 6.

Race:1 (699) TSZ WAN SHAN HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 5 1400 m

SPICY REALLY was withdrawn on 30.5.20 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter THE FULL BLOOM (C Schofield). Before being allowed to race again, SPICY REALLY will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
GOLDEN CANNON was slow to begin.
HURRICANE HUNTER shifted out at the start and bumped WINNING WARRIOR which was then crowded for room inside E GENERATION which became unbalanced after receiving contact on the hindquarters from WINNING WARRIOR.
From a wide barrier, ONE STEP AHEAD was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
After being steadied in the early stages from the outside barrier, BELLA BABY travelled wide and without cover for the majority of the race.
Passing the 1100 Metres, KANBEKI MOLLY commenced to prove difficult to settle and got its head up when awkwardly placed behind MULTIMAX. When continuing to over-race, KANBEKI MOLLY was shifted out away from the heels of MULTIMAX near the 1050 Metres, resulting in SPEEDY MISSILE being hampered. BUNDLE OF ENERGY, which was following, was steadied away from the heels of that horse in consequence. After this, KANBEKI MOLLY continued to travel keenly.
Approaching the 900 Metres, SOCCER MASTER commenced to travel keenly and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of BELLA BABY.
When travelling wide and without cover, BELLA BABY lay out making the turn after the 900 Metres. After this, BELLA BABY continued to lay out and made the Home Turn awkwardly.
SPEEDY MISSILE got its head up when racing close to the heels of KANBEKI MOLLY near the 850 Metres.
Passing the 600 Metres, MONEY WINNER was steadied away from the heels of FORTUNE WAY.
Passing the 400 Metres, GOLDEN CANNON and ONE STEP AHEAD bumped.
Approaching the 200 Metres, KANBEKI MOLLY was inconvenienced by THE FULL BLOOM which was taken out by WINNING WARRIOR.
M F Poon (SOCCER MASTER) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 200 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of BELLA BABY, resulting in that horse being unnecessarily hampered and having to steady away from the heels of SOCCER MASTER. M F Poon was suspended from riding in races for the racemeeting to be conducted at Happy Valley on Wednesday, 10 June 2020. As such, M F Poon is eligible to resume race riding on Thursday, 11 June 2020. In addition, Jockey Poon was fined $17,500.
J Moreira, the rider of the second placed, BUNDLE OF ENERGY, was fined the sum of $5,000 for commencing to proceed to the Jockeys’ Room without having first weighed in. After being prompted by an Official of the Club, J Moreira weighed in as required.
A veterinary inspection of KANBEKI MOLLY and HURRICANE HUNTER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of FORTUNE WAY immediately following the race found that horse to be a "roarer” which had previously been reported.
HURRICANE HUNTER, SOCCER MASTER and BUNDLE OF ENERGY were sent for sampling.

Race:2 (700) TSZ WAN SHAN HANDICAP (Sec2) Class 5 1400 m

DRAGON BOLT began very awkwardly and then became badly unbalanced in its action a short distance after the start and attempted to buck for some distance. This resulted in DRAGON BOLT being retired out of the race in the early stages. Before being permitted to race again, DRAGON BOLT will be required to satisfactorily undergo a barrier trial carrying a raceday saddle and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. A veterinary inspection of DRAGON BOLT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
BLINK OF A SECOND began awkwardly.
YEE CHEONG LUCKY shifted out at the start, resulting in FORTUNE BUDDY being crowded onto GALAXY RACER which became unbalanced after being bumped on the hindquarters by FORTUNE BUDDY. After this, GALAXY RACER was steadied and shifted across behind runners, however, for the majority of the race travelled wide and without cover.
MOTHER WISHES shifted out at the start and bumped SEIZE THE SPIRIT.
From a wide barrier, FIRE AND GOLD was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
Passing the 1100 Metres, MOTHER WISHES shifted in when being steadied away from the heels of FLYING MONKEY, resulting in MONEY MARSHAL being crowded for room and causing BLINK OF A SECOND to become unbalanced when bumped by MONEY MARSHAL
Approaching the 900 Metres, MONEY MARSHAL, which was travelling keenly, got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of MOTHER WISHES. Then making the turn after the 900 Metres, MONEY MARSHAL lay out.
Passing the 600 Metres, SEIZE THE SPIRIT raced tight between FIRE AND GOLD and SOLAR BILLION which improved into tight running between SEIZE THE SPIRIT and KWAICHUNG BROTHERS.
FLYING MONKEY lay out rounding the Home Turn.
In the early part of the Straight, GALAXY RACER got its head on the side and lay in under pressure.
Near the 300 Metres, YEE CHEONG LUCKY raced tight inside MOTHER WISHES.
At the 200 Metres, SOLAR BILLION was checked away from the heels of MOTHER WISHES which was giving ground. This resulted in SOLAR BILLION then becoming awkwardly placed close to the heels of SEIZE THE SPIRIT for a short distance after the 200 Metres.
In the Straight, MONEY MARSHAL lay in under pressure.
B Shinn, the rider of BLINK OF A SECOND, was fined the sum of $5,000 for using the whip over the concluding stages on a horse out of contention.
When questioned, A Hamelin stated that he was instructed to ride SEIZE THE SPIRIT in about a midfield position. He said after steadying his mount in the early stages to obtain cover when the race was being run at a good tempo, SEIZE THE SPIRIT was off the bridle and he had to ride his mount along for some distance after the 1200 Metres as it was getting too far out of its ground. He said, despite being ridden along, SEIZE THE SPIRIT was reluctant to improve its position and travelled only fairly in the early stages. He added he had to continue to ride his mount along in the middle stages and after being placed under pressure in the Straight SEIZE THE SPIRIT finished off the race strongly.
When questioned, K C Leung stated that he was instructed to ride MOTHER WISHES positively in the early stages and obtain a position in advance of midfield. He said after riding MOTHER WISHES along in the early stages he had to make more use of the horse than was anticipated and avoid covering unnecessary ground. He said after improving forward of MONEY MARSHAL near the 1000 Metres, MOTHER WISHES travelled only fairly in the middle stages before coming under pressure rounding the Home Turn. He said after this MOTHER WISHES did not finish off the race. Mr W Y So, the trainer of MOTHER WISHES, stated that as the horse is somewhat one-paced, he felt it would be in the best interests of the horse if it were able to be ridden in a more forward position having in mind that it was carrying 131 lbs today. He said he did not want the horse getting too far out of its ground as being up in weight it may not be able to finish off the race as it had previously when carrying lighter weights. He said it was initially his intention for the horse to be ridden in about a midfield position or slightly in advance of midfield, however, due to the circumstances of the race MOTHER WISHES was ridden more forward than had been intended. He added it is his intention in the future to have MOTHER WISHES ridden in about a midfield position if the circumstances of the race allow. A veterinary inspection of MOTHER WISHES immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of GALAXY RACER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
GALAXY RACER, KWAICHUNG BROTHERS and SHANGHAI RUSKY were sent for sampling.

Race:3 (701) PIPER'S HILL HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1000 m

SO HAPPY was withdrawn on 30.5.20 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter HERCULES (Apprentice C L Chau). Before being allowed to race again, SO HAPPY will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
SPARKLING DOLPHIN shifted in at the start and bumped FABULOUS EIGHT.
DASHING GRACE shifted in at the start and bumped WINNING WAYS. DASHING GRACE was then steadied a short distance after the start when crowded for room between SUPER KIN and WINNING WAYS which was taken out by HERCULES which was taken out by EL JEFE which became unbalanced after being bumped by DIAMOND PEGASUS.
After the 800 Metres, EL JEFE got its head on the side and lay out. EL JEFE continue to lay out and approaching the 500 Metres shifted out, resulting in HERCULES being inconvenienced.
NEXTMODEL raced with its head on the side and lay in in the middle stages.
Passing the 250 Metres, DIAMOND PEGASUS and HERCULES bumped, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced.
Approaching the 200 Metre, EL JEFE, which was continuing to lay out, was shifted in across the heels of WAYFOONG STAR to obtain clear running.
After the race, Z Purton expressed concern regarding the action of GOLD 'N’ BOLD. A veterinary inspection of GOLD 'N’ BOLD immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. Before being allowed to race again, GOLD 'N’ BOLD will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on DIAMOND PEGASUS at the request of Trainer A S Cruz. The Veterinary Surgeon reported that this examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse's trachea.
A veterinary inspection of WAYFOONG STAR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
WINNING DREAMER and FABULOUS EIGHT were sent for sampling.

Race:4 (702) EAGLE'S NEST HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1200 m

KING’S HORN shifted out at the start and bumped UNIQUE TREASURE which in turn shifted out, resulting in QUADRUPLE DOUBLE and SUPER QILIN being crowded for room. In this incident, SUPER QILIN lost ground. Then when being shifted in across behind runners, SUPER QILIN shifted in abruptly approaching the 1100 Metres and got its head up when being checked away from the heels of KING’S HORN.
SUPER COMMANDER shifted in at the start and bumped BETHANY.
ORIENTAL AMIGO lost its left hind plate approaching the 1100 Metres.
Despite being vigorously ridden for some distance in the early stages, CALIFORNIA TURBO failed to muster speed.
Approaching the 1000 Metres, KING’S HORN raced tight inside ENTRUSTED.
SUPER COMMANDER travelled wide and without cover until near the 600 Metres at which stage the horse was shifted in to race outside the lead. CALIFORNIA TURBO was then left racing wide and without cover.
Near the 550 Metres, BETHANY got its head on the side and lay in when awkwardly placed behind SUPER COMMANDER. METRO WARRIOR, which was following, was shifted out away from the heels of BETHANY in consequence.
Near the 350 Metres, ORIENTAL AMIGO momentarily raced tight inside BETHANY which hung in when giving ground.
Passing the 200 Metres, UNIQUE TREASURE raced in restricted room between METRO WARRIOR and RACING FIGHTER.
The performances of KING’S HORN and BETHANY, both of which finished tailed out, were considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, KING’S HORN and BETHANY will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. A veterinary inspection of KING’S HORN and BETHANY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
QUADRUPLE DOUBLE, RACING FIGHTER and UNIQUE TREASURE were sent for sampling.

Race:5 (703) SHA TIN HEIGHTS HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1200 m

GENERAL TRUMP lifted its front feet off the ground as the start was effected.
FIGHTER BOY began awkwardly and shifted out abruptly, resulting in UNIVERSAL CROWN being bumped and losing ground.
STOCK LEGEND shifted out at the start and bumped UNITED WE STAND. UNITED WE STAND was then crowded for room between STOCK LEGEND and RHAPSODY which got its head on the side and shifted in away from HINYUEN SWIFTNESS.
PERFECT HARMONY began only fairly.
In the early stages, MALDIVES was steadied and shifted across behind runners.
Making the turn after the 900 Metres, STOCK LEGEND shifted out abruptly away from the heels of READY CONQUEROR.
Also making the turn after the 900 Metres, RUN THE TABLE lay in away from the heels of HAPPY VICTORY, resulting in BRIGHT KID being bumped and crowded for room.
After the 800 Metres, RED ZOFFANY commenced to travel keenly and got its head up when awkwardly placed inside the hindquarters of GENERAL TRUMP.
Passing the 700 Metres, UNIVERSAL CROWN became unbalanced when racing in restricted room inside RUN THE TABLE which lay in.
After the 700 Metres, FIGHTER BOY commenced to travel very keenly and near the 650 Metres shifted out away from the heels of UNITED WE STAND, resulting in HAPPY VICTORY being hampered. RHAPSODY, which was following and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of HAPPY VICTORY, was inconvenienced in consequence.
Near the 550 Metres, FIGHTER BOY and HAPPY VICTORY raced tight.
Approaching and passing the 250 Metres, BRIGHT KID had difficulty obtaining clear running and near the 200 Metres shifted out and bumped UNITED WE STAND. BRIGHT KID was then awkwardly placed for a short distance behind HINYUEN SWIFTNESS before obtaining clear running to the outside of that horse near the 150 Metres.
Near the 150 Metres, RUN THE TABLE was awkwardly placed inside the heels of FIGHTER BOY. RUN THE TABLE was then shifted to the inside of UNITED WE STAND passing the 100 Metres after being awkwardly placed behind that horse.
Close to the finishing line, RUN THE TABLE lay in and was steadied away from the heels of UNIVERSAL CROWN.
For the majority of the race, HAPPY VICTORY travelled wide and without cover.
After the race, the Veterinary Surgeon reported that MALDIVES was lame in its right front leg. Before being allowed to race again, MALDIVES will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of RHAPSODY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of GENERAL TRUMP immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse’s trachea.
HINYUEN SWIFTNESS and BRIGHT KID were sent for sampling.

Race:6 (704) SHA TIN PASS HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1400 m

PARTY GENIUS shifted out at the start and bumped MOMENTUM HAPPY.
SO WE JOY and SUPERB DADDY bumped at the start.
After travelling a short distance, PARTY GENIUS, MOMENTUM HAPPY and SO WE JOY were all crowded for room between SUPERB DADDY and ALL TIMES GRATEFUL which shifted out.
From wide barriers, SUN OF MAKFI, FORTUNATE RUNNER and IMPECCABLE FELLOW were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Passing the 1200 Metres, SUPER RED DRAGON was momentarily steadied away from the heels of CIRCUIT NUMBER ONE which got its head on the side and lay in away from MOMENTUM HAPPY.
Also passing the 1200 Metres, ALL TIMES GRATEFUL and SUPERB DADDY bumped.
Near the 1100 Metres, SO WE JOY was left racing wide and without cover.
After the 1000 Metres and again near the 900 Metres, SUPER RED DRAGON raced close to the heels of CIRCUIT NUMBER ONE.
Passing the 400 Metres, SUPER RED DRAGON was held up for clear running when awkwardly placed close to the heels of PARTY GENIUS. Then when being shifted to the outside of SUPERB DADDY approaching the 350 Metres, SUPER RED DRAGON was awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse until approaching the 300 Metres.
Passing the 350 Metres, STAR MAJESTIC was held up for clear running behind MASTER GALAXY and approaching the 300 Metres was shifted to the outside of that horse. ALL TIMES GRATEFUL, which was following, was steadied away from the heels of STAR MAJESTIC in consequence. ALL TIMES GRATEFUL was then shifted to the inside of STAR MAJESTIC to obtain clear running, resulting in FORTUNATE RUNNER being momentarily awkwardly placed close to the heels of HEY PAL which was giving ground. ALL TIMES GRATEFUL then had some difficulty obtaining clear running until near the 200 Metres.
Over the final 100 Metres, SUPER RED DRAGON shifted out under pressure, requiring its rider to stop riding and straighten that horse approaching the 50 Metres.
Over the concluding stages, SUPERB DADDY shifted out under pressure.
When questioned regarding the performance of CIRCUIT NUMBER ONE, K Teetan stated that after having to ride his mount along in the early stages to clear runners to his inside, CIRCUIT NUMBER ONE travelled keenly approaching and passing the 1000 Metres behind MASTER GALAXY. He said CIRCUIT NUMBER ONE would not relax in the early stages and then after coming under pressure prior to the 600 Metres did not quicken in the Straight and was disappointing in the manner in which it failed to finish off the race. A veterinary inspection of CIRCUIT NUMBER ONE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that MASTER GALAXY had sustained a minor laceration to the left hind cannon.
A veterinary inspection of PARTY GENIUS and HEY PAL immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of WINWIN THIRTYTHREE immediately following the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm. Before being allowed to race again, WINWIN THIRTYTHREE will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
PARTY GENIUS, SUPERB DADDY and SUPER RED DRAGON were sent for sampling.

Race:7 (705) TATE'S CAIRN HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 2000 m

VICTORIOUS SEEKER was withdrawn on 30.5.20 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore). Before being allowed to race again, VICTORIOUS SEEKER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
KUNGFUMASTER PANDA began awkwardly and then shortly after the start lost ground when crowded for room between CROWN AVENUE and GOOD DAYS which shifted out after making contact with NATURAL STORM.
MCMUNIGAL began awkwardly and then, despite being vigorously ridden along in the early stages, was slow to muster speed.
From wide barriers, HAPPY ROCKY and BULLISH GLORY were steadied and shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Passing the winning post on the first occasion, CROWN AVENUE was awkwardly placed outside the heels of NATURAL STORM and then passing the 1800 Metres got its head up when awkwardly placed behind GIANT TURTLE.
After the 1600 Metres, CROWN AVENUE was left racing wide and without cover.
At the entrance to the Straight, NATURAL STORM shifted out and bumped BULLISH GLORY.
Approaching the 100 Metres, CROWN AVENUE was momentarily crowded for room between GIANT TURTLE and MCMUNIGAL (J Moreira) which shifted in away from BULLISH GLORY which also shifted in as K Teetan, the rider of that horse, experienced difficulty in changing the whip over into his right hand. J Moreira was advised to ensure that he makes every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground in similar circumstances.
When questioned, B Shinn stated that the instructions he was provided today were consistent to those that he was previously provided in that he was told if JIMMU again began well and was able to obtain a forward position, then the horse should be ridden accordingly, otherwise if the horse did not begin well, to ride it more quietly. He said at its last two starts he rode JIMMU positively out of the barriers, however, the horse had been left racing wide in the early stages and therefore he elected to shift it across behind runners rather than make too much use of JIMMU to clear runners to his inside. He said in today’s race JIMMU began better than CROWN AVENUE on its inside and he was able to cross the inside horses easily and obtain a trailing position behind GIANT TURTLE after the 1600 Metres. He said JIMMU travelled only satisfactorily in the middle stages and came under heavy pressure near the 600 Metres to maintain its position. He added JIMMU was disappointing in the manner in which it gave ground in the Straight. A veterinary inspection of JIMMU immediately following the race found that horse to have sustained a minor laceration to the right hock.
A veterinary inspection of GALA NIGHT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
MCMUNIGAL, BULLISH GLORY and GOOD DAYS were sent for sampling.

Race:8 (706) EAGLE'S NEST HANDICAP (Sec2) Class 3 1200 m

FLYING ON THE TURF was crowded for room on jumping between TOM’S STYLE and AMAZING KNIGHT which shifted out.
BEAUTY AMIGO shifted out at the start and bumped BRIGHT VISION which became unbalanced. BEAUTY AMIGO and BRIGHT VISION again made contact a short distance after the start.
From wide barriers, TRUST ME and TELECOM ELITE were steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.
Near the 750 Metres, TRUST ME, which was over-racing, shifted out away from the heels of FALCON TURBO when proving very difficult to settle and bumped TELECOM ELITE on a number of occasions which resulted in TELECOM ELITE being awkwardly placed inside the heels of BRIGHT VISION near the 700 Metres. After this, TRUST ME continued to prove very difficult to settle and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of FALCON TURBO and near the 600 Metres again shifted out away from the heels of that horse and bumped TELECOM ELITE which continued to race in restricted room inside BRIGHT VISION. Then for some distance approaching and passing the 500 Metres, TRUST ME was awkwardly placed close to the heels of FALCON TURBO and at the entrance to the Straight shifted out away from behind that horse as FALCON TURBO improved to the outside of AMAZING KNIGHT which resulted in TRUST ME being steadied and making contact with the hindquarters of TELECOM ELITE which became unbalanced.
Passing the 300 Metres, FALCON TURBO was momentarily crowded for room between FLYING ON THE TURF and AMAZING KNIGHT (M Chadwick) which shifted out. M Chadwick was advised to exercise more care.
Passing the 200 Metres, ELIGERE raced in restricted room inside HANDSOME BO BO when improving into tight running between that horse and FLYING SWORD.
Near the 50 Metres, ELIGERE raced tight outside FLYING SWORD which improved to the outside of BEAUTY AMIGO.
For the majority of the race, TOM’S STYLE and BRIGHT VISION travelled wide and without cover.
When questioned, Apprentice C L Chau stated that he was instructed to ride STANLEY PARK positively from a wide barrier and lead if possible. He said as the start was effected STANLEY PARK lifted its front feet off the ground which resulted in the horse beginning only fairly. He said he rode his mount along for a short distance to make up lost ground, however, it soon became apparent to him that STANLEY PARK was not showing the required speed to be able to obtain a forward position and therefore, after the 1100 Metres, he elected to steady his mount and shift across behind runners rather than cover unnecessary ground. He said after having to be ridden from back in the field, STANLEY PARK finished off the race satisfactorily over the concluding stages.
A veterinary inspection of STANLEY PARK immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of TELECOM ELITE and BRIGHT VISION immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
BEAUTY AMIGO and FLYING SWORD were sent for sampling.

Race:9 (707) THE LION ROCK TROPHY (HANDICAP) (Sec1) Group Three 1600 m

HARMONY VICTORY began only fairly and then was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
From a wide barrier, RATTAN was steadied and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.
Approaching the 1500 Metres, FAST MOST FURIOUS was steadied when crowded for room between PRECIOUSSHIP and DANCES WITH DRAGON (M L Yeung) which shifted in. M L Yeung was severely reprimanded and advised to ensure that he leaves comfortable racing room for runners to his inside in similar circumstances.
Near the 1350 Metres, TIME TO CELEBRATE momentarily raced in restricted room inside KA YING STAR. Then passing the 1200 Metres, TIME TO CELEBRATE was steadied away from the heels of KA YING STAR (C Schofield) which shifted in when not properly clear. C Schofield was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he provides sufficient clearance in similar circumstances.
Near the 1150 Metres, BEAUTY LEGACY got its head up when awkwardly placed behind SOUTHERN LEGEND.
Approaching the 1100 Metres, SOUTHERN LEGEND was taken wider by TIME TO CELEBRATE which shifted out away from the heels of KA YING STAR.
Passing the 1000 Metres, PRECIOUSSHIP raced tight inside BEAUTY LEGACY.
After the 900 Metres, ELUSIVE STATE was left racing wide and without cover.
At the entrance to the Straight, RATTAN raced tight between HARMONY VICTORY and ELUSIVE STATE which shifted out.
FAST MOST FURIOUS (M F Poon) was held up for a run from the 250 Metres until near the 150 Metres at which stage it shifted out to obtain clear running and in doing so caused BEAUTY LEGACY to be hampered. M F Poon was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he is properly clear when shifting ground in similar circumstances.
PRECIOUSSHIP had some difficulty obtaining clear running approaching and passing the 200 Metres.
Approaching the 100 Metres, M Chadwick (PRECIOUSSHIP) dropped his whip.
Close to the finishing line, FAST MOST FURIOUS and SOUTHERN LEGEND raced tight.
When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of BEAUTY LEGACY, J Moreira stated that once again BEAUTY LEGACY would not settle in today’s race. He said BEAUTY LEGACY travelled too strongly and was inclined to lay in in the early and middle stages. He said although BEAUTY LEGACY was hampered near the 150 Metres, the horse was well beaten at this stage. He said after having to steady away from the heels of FAST MOST FURIOUS, BEAUTY LEGACY then hung in over the concluding stages. A veterinary inspection of BEAUTY LEGACY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of HARMONY VICTORY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
BEAUTY LEGACY, KA YING STAR and SOUTHERN LEGEND were sent for sampling.

Race:10 (708) HUNG MUI KUK HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1400 m

At the time of declaration, C Schofield notified a probable overweight of 1 lb in respect of JOYFUL HEART’s allocated weight of 118 lbs. C Schofield then weighed out 2 lbs overweight and on return to scale weighed in at 121 lbs. As Jockey Schofield weighed in 2 lbs over the weight notified at the time of declaration, he was fined the sum of $7,000.
HAPPY FORTUNE began only fairly.
PRIVATE ROCKET and MONEY BACK bumped at the start. MONEY BACK then shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of STAR OF YUEN LONG.
TOYCOON was crowded for room on jumping between ZHAN JIANG ROCKS and CIRCUIT GLORY which shifted in.
From wide barriers, WAR ROOM and PICKEN were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Making the turn after the 900 Metres, PICKEN and WAR ROOM raced tight as WAR ROOM improved to be racing inside TOYCOON. Then passing the 800 Metres, WAR ROOM got its head up when awkwardly placed behind ZHAN JIANG ROCKS.
Making the turn near the 850 Metres, HAPPY FORTUNE got its head up when travelling keenly. After this, HAPPY FORTUNE continued to travel keenly and was awkwardly placed behind FANTASTIC SHOW.
Passing the 200 Metres, CRAIG’S STAR was shifted to the outside of PRIVATE ROCKET after being disappointed for running inside that horse.
For the majority of the race, AWE travelled wide and without cover.
A veterinary inspection of WAR ROOM immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
FANTASTIC SHOW, MARVEL DRAGON and CRAIG’S STAR were sent for sampling.

Race:11 (709) AMAH ROCK HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 2 1200 m

LUCKY EXPRESS was crowded for room on jumping between LUCKY MORE and BALTIC SUCCESS which shifted out.
ARMANDO began only fairly.
HIGHLY PROACTIVE and PRECIOUS EXPRESS bumped at the start. From the outside barrier, PRECIOUS EXPRESS was then steadied and shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
SPEED VISION and TEAM SPIRIT made contact at the start. TEAM SPIRIT then became unbalanced after being bumped by SPEED VISION which was taken out by CALIFORNIA WHIP. When TEAM SPIRIT lost ground, YOO YOO KING, which began only fairly, was steadied away from the heels of that horse. After this, from a wide barrier, YOO YOO KING was shifted across behind runners. Because of this, TEAM SPIRIT raced back in the field and subsequently finished tailed out in the Straight. The performance of TEAM SPIRIT was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, TEAM SPIRIT will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
Passing the 300 Metres, MR CROISSANT raced tight between LUCKY EXPRESS and LUCKY MORE which was taken out by STRONGER which shifted out marginally before being corrected by its rider. In this incident, LUCKY EXPRESS became unbalanced after making contact with MR CROISSANT.
Over the concluding stages, LUCKY MORE got its head on the side and lay in under pressure.
For the majority of the race, SPEED VISION travelled wide and without cover.
The Stewards deferred the declaration of weighed in as they were of the prima facie view that an incident occurred over the concluding stages which cast sufficient doubt on whether LUCKY EXPRESS should be declared the third placegetter of the race. Subsequently K Teetan, the rider of the 4th placed, ARMANDO, lodged a protest/objection against LUCKY EXPRESS alleging interference over the concluding stages. After taking evidence from both parties and after viewing the videos, it was established that at about the 50 Metres ARMANDO was inconvenienced and shifted out away from the heels of LUCKY EXPRESS which shifted out under pressure before being corrected. Having regard to the neck margin between the horses at the end of the race and the fact that the incident occurred at about the 50 Metres, the Stewards could not be satisfied that had the incident not occurred, ARMANDO would have finished in front of LUCKY EXPRESS. Therefore the protest/objection was overruled and weighed-in declared on the numbers semaphored by the judge. Subsequently J Moreira was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
A veterinary inspection of LUCKY MORE immediately following the race found that horse to be making an abnormal breathing noise. An endoscopic examination was unable to be conducted on LUCKY MORE due to the fractious nature of the horse both prior to and after being sedated.
LUCKY EXPRESS, MR CROISSANT and ALL IN MIND were sent for sampling.

General

1. Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 27 May 2020

Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of WINNING BREW, HIDDEN SPIRIT, CURLING LUXURY, THOU SHALL SING, PEARL CHAMPION, KINGS SHIELD, BUDDIES, STRIKING MR C, GUNNAR, BEAUTY LOYAL, GOOD FOR YOU, PARTY EVERYDAY, JADE FORTUNE, UTOPIA LIFE, CALIFORNIA CONCORD, ZERO HEDGE, ENFOLDING and TOUCH OF LUCK revealed no apparent abnormality.

2.

Racing Laboratory tests of HAPPY GOOD GUYS, HERE COMES TED, GOODLUCK GOODLUCK, DIONYSUS COLLIN, PRETTY BAUHINIA, LIGHTNING STEED, FOCUS, EXPLOSIVE WITNESS, CLASSIC UNICORN, BE READY, ARES, BULLISH BROTHER, LUCKY QUALITY, JADE PHOENIX, FLYING BONUS, INTERSTELLAR, GREEN REIGN, MAGNIFICENT, FARSHAD, GOLDEN DASH, CALIFORNIA RAD, AMAZING STAR, SHINING ACE and WINNING METHOD (20.5.20) proved negative.

Summary

1. Withdrawals

Race 1: SPICY REALLY on 30.5.20 on veterinary advice.

Race 3: SO HAPPY on 30.5.20 on veterinary advice.

Race 7: VICTORIOUS SEEKER on 30.5.20 on veterinary advice.

2. Fines

Race 1: M F Poon (SOCCER MASTER): $17,500 for careless riding near the 200 Metres.

J Moreira (BUNDLE OF ENERGY): $5,000 for initially failing to weigh in.

Race 2: B Shinn (BLINK OF A SECOND): $5,000 for using the whip over the concluding stages on a horse out of contention.

Race 10: C Schofield (JOYFUL HEART): $7,000 for being overweight.

3. Severe Reprimand

Race 9: M L Yeung (DANCES WITH DRAGON) for shifting in approaching the 1500 Metres.

4. Reprimands

Race 9: C Schofield (KA YING STAR) for shifting in passing the 1200 Metres.
M F Poon (FAST MOST FURIOUS) for shifting out near the 150 Metres.

5. Warnings

Race 7: J Moreira (MCMUNIGAL) for shifting in approaching the 100 Metres.

Race 8: M Chadwick (AMAZING KNIGHT) for shifting out passing the 300 Metres.

Race 11: J Moreira (LUCKY EXPRESS) for shifting out at about 50 Metres.

6. Suspension

Race 1: M F Poon (SOCCER MASTER) for careless riding near the 200 Metres for the Happy Valley racemeeting to be conducted on Wednesday, 10 June 2020. He may resume race riding on Thursday, 11 June 2020.

7. Stewards’ Inquiry & Protest/Objection

Race 11

8. Irregular Heart Rhythm

Race 6: WINWIN THIRTYTHREE

9. Barrier Trials

Race 2: DRAGON BOLT

Race 4: KING’S HORN

BETHANY

Race 6: WINWIN THIRTYTHREE

Race 11: TEAM SPIRIT

10. Official Veterinary Examinations

Race 1: SPICY REALLY

Race 2: DRAGON BOLT

Race 3: SO HAPPY

GOLD 'N’ BOLD

Race 4: KING’S HORN

BETHANY

Race 5: MALDIVES

Race 6: WINWIN THIRTYTHREE

Race 7: VICTORIOUS SEEKER

Race 11: TEAM SPIRIT

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