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Sha Tin stewards' report

27/06/2020 - Sha Tin


Going:

Races 1,5,8:

All Weather Track - Good

Races 2,3,4,6,7,9,10:

Turf - Good To Firm

Penetrometer Reading: 2.71

Clegg Hammer Reading: 9.81

Racing Stewards:

Dr Rosanna Wong Yick Ming DBE 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 (769) WAGLAN ISLAND HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 5 1650 m

TURF BRILLIANT shifted out at the start and bumped DOUBLE TAKE.
WITNESS HUNTER began very awkwardly.
KANBEKI MOLLY stumbled badly at the start.
LITTLE GENERAL shifted out at the start and hampered KEEP WINNING.
From wide barriers, JOY N FUN LEGEND and HAY RUN were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
KANBEKI MOLLY travelled wide and without cover until near the 800 Metres.
Approaching the 800 Metres, KEEP GOING was steadied away from the heels of KANBEKI MOLLY (C Schofield) which shifted in when not fully clear. C Schofield was reprimanded and advised to provide sufficient clearance in similar circumstances. TURF BRILLIANT, which was racing inside KEEP GOING, momentarily raced tight inside that horse in consequence. When KEEP GOING was steadied, DOUBLE TAKE, which was following, improved into tight running which became available between KEEP GOING and DR LUCKY STAR. DOUBLE TAKE and DR LUCKY STAR then raced tight for a considerable distance and bumped, resulting in all three horses becoming unbalanced. Then approaching the 600 Metres, DOUBLE TAKE, which continued to race tight inside DR LUCKY STAR (M Chadwick), got its head on the side and lay in away from that horse, resulting in KEEP GOING being taken in across the rightful running of KEEP WINNING which was checked and lost ground. As there were a considerable number of circumstances which led to this incident, no further action was taken, however, M Chadwick was told to ensure that he is aware of his racing position and to make every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground and causing crowding to other runners.
At the entrance to the Straight, WITNESS HUNTER was shifted out away from the heels of THE FULL BLOOM.
Passing the 250 Metres, WITNESS HUNTER shifted out, resulting in JOY N FUN LEGEND and LITTLE GENERAL being inconvenienced.
After the 100 Metres, TURF BRILLIANT was awkwardly placed inside the heels of GREAT SMART.
DOUBLE TAKE lay in under pressure in the Straight.
Throughout the race, GREAT SMART travelled wide and without cover.
WITNESS HUNTER lost its left front plate during the race.
The performances of KANBEKI MOLLY and KEEP GOING, both of which finished tailed out, were considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, KANBEKI MOLLY and KEEP GOING 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 KANBEKI MOLLY, KEEP GOING and KEEP WINNING immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
TURF BRILLIANT, DOUBLE TAKE and SHINEALOT were sent for sampling.

Race:2 (770) PENG CHAU HANDICAP (Sec2) Class 4 1200 m

GLENEALY GENERALS and GO GOAL TOBY bumped at the start. GO GOAL TOBY was then steadied a short distance later when crowded for room between GLENEALY GENERALS and SPLENDID KING which, after beginning awkwardly, was taken in by GALLANT CROWN.
DIAMOND PEGASUS shifted out at the start and made contact with SUMSTREETSUMWHERE.
After travelling a short distance, ALL JOYFUL shifted out and made contact with FARM BUMPER. After this, from a wide barrier, ALL JOYFUL was steadied and shifted across behind runners.
From wide barriers, SUMSTREETSUMWHERE and WINNING GENGHIS were also steadied to obtain cover.
In the early stages, SPLENDID KING (M F Poon) travelled keenly and shifted out near the 1000 Metres and inconvenienced BRIGHT KID. After the race, M F Poon reported that when SPLENDID KING was travelling keenly, the bit pulled through the horse’s mouth, causing him difficulty for the remainder of the race.
Approaching the first turn, GLENEALY GENERALS got its head up for some distance when being steadied to obtain cover. WOOD ON FIRE, which was following GLENEALY GENERALS, was checked away from the heels of that horse near the 800 Metres.
After the 800 Metres, FARM BUMPER was left racing wide and without cover.
Passing the 350 Metres, DIAMOND RHYME was crowded for room inside DIAMOND PEGASUS which was taken in by FARM BUMPER (J Moreira) which shifted in. J Moreira was advised to exercise ore care in similar circumstances.
Approaching the 300 Metres, GALLANT CROWN was awkwardly placed close to the heels of WINSTON’S LAD after improving quickly behind that horse which shifted out away from WOOD ON FIRE.
Near the 200 Metres, the whip of B Shinn (SUMSTREETSUMWHERE) became momentarily caught under the arm of C Y Ho (WINSTON’S LAD).
Passing the 200 Metres, GO GOAL TOBY got its head on the side, shifted out and was steadied away from the heels of DIAMOND RHYME. SPLENDID KING and WINNING GENGHIS, which were following GO GOAL TOBY, were inconvenienced.
After the race, J Moreira expressed concern regarding the action of FARM BUMPER in the Straight. A veterinary inspection of FARM BUMPER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. Before being allowed to race again, FARM BUMPER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of WOOD ON FIRE, N Callan stated that the horse did not travel well at any stage of the race and, in his opinion, was reluctant to stretch out. He said after being placed under heavy pressure rounding the Home Turn, WOOD ON FIRE did not respond to his riding and weakened noticeably over the concluding stages. A veterinary inspection of WOOD ON FIRE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
WINSTON’S LAD and BRIGHT KID were sent for sampling.

Race:3 (771) PENG CHAU HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1200 m

SOLAR POWER was slow to begin.
ROSSE SCARPE shifted out at the start and bumped GLENEALY PALS.
From a wide barrier, DIAMOND STAR was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
From a wide barrier, ALLOY KING was also steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners. When being steadied to obtain cover, ALLOY KING raced greenly and proved very difficult to settle.
Near the 950 Metres, DIAMOND STAR got its head on the side and shifted in abruptly despite the efforts of its rider and consequently became unbalanced.
Passing the 900 Metres, ALLOY KING, which continued to race greenly, got its head up when awkwardly placed behind HERO STAR.
After the 900 Metres, REWARDING TOGETHER momentarily raced in restricted room inside GALLANT LEGACY which shifted in. REWARDING TOGETHER consequently shifted out marginally, resulting in HERO STAR becoming unbalanced when forced out.
Near the 850 Metres, SOLAR POWER was awkwardly placed close to the heels of DAZZLING FEELING.
At the entrance to the Straight, ANGEL OF MY EYES was awkwardly placed outside HERO STAR which was taken out by REWARDING TOGETHER.
Close to the finishing line, GALLANT LEGACY was awkwardly placed inside the heels of REWARDING TOGETHER which was racing tight inside HERO STAR which shifted in away from ANGEL OF MY EYES. Because of this, GALLANT LEGACY was not able to be ridden out all the way to the end of the race.
MIGHTY VALOR, ANGEL OF MY EYES and HERO STAR were sent for sampling.

Race:4 (772) CHEUNG CHAU HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1200 m

SMOOTHIES was withdrawn on 26.6.20 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right hind) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter E STAR (J Moreira). Before being allowed to race again, SMOOTHIES will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
As N Callan was unable to fulfil the engagement on TELECOM ELITE due to being overweight, M Chadwick was substituted as the rider of that horse. N Callan was fined the sum of $5,000.
TOM’S STYLE shifted in at the start and bumped E STAR, causing both horses to become unbalanced.
STYLING CITY and PRINCE OF FROG bumped at the start. After this, PRINCE OF FROG was steadied from a wide barrier and shifted across behind runners.
ORIENTAL AMIGO began only fairly and then from a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Despite being vigorously ridden for some distance in the early stages, SMART LEADER failed to muster speed.
Passing the 1000 Metres, BRIGHT VISION was momentarily awkwardly placed inside the heels of TELECOM ELITE which shifted in before being directed out to relieve the tightening to BRIGHT VISION.
After the 800 Metres, STYLING CITY was left racing wide and without cover.
Also after the 800 Metres, SMART LEADER was left racing wide and without cover and then got its head on the side and lay out in the middle stages and rounding the Home Turn.
Approaching the 500 Metres, TAKE WHAT YOU NEED raced tight outside TOTAL EXCESS which shifted to the outside of TOM’S STYLE.
A veterinary inspection of HARDLY SWEARS and TOM’S STYLE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
E STAR and SMART LEADER were sent for sampling.

Race:5 (773) TUNG LUNG CHAU HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1650 m

After being loaded into the barriers, JADE FORTUNE reared abruptly, resulting in its rider, N Callan, being dislodged. N Callan was cleared to fulfil his race riding engagement on JADE FORTUNE. Before being allowed to race again, JADE FORTUNE will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test. N Callan was subsequently stood down from his remaining race riding engagements by the Chief Medical Officer due to a hip injury which he sustained when dislodged from JADE FORTUNE.
HIDDEN SPIRIT and COPARTNER SPIRIT bumped at the start.
From wide barriers, WINNING TOGETHER and RIGHTEOUS MATE were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Passing the 400 Metres, LUCKY WIN WIN and SKYEY SUPREME raced tight.
K Teetan (PARTY EVERYDAY) was spoken to regarding raising his whip arm above the height of his shoulder passing the 400 Metres.
BREEZE OF SPRING lay out rounding the Home Turn, resulting in LUCKY WIN WIN being directed in away from BREEZE OF SPRING in the early part of the Straight. BREEZE OF SPRING continued to lay out and as the horse was giving ground, it shifted out abruptly away from LUCKY WIN WIN after the 200 Metres, resulting in BREEZE OF SPRING being steadied away from the heels of SKYEY SUPREME.
When questioned, Z Purton (MOMENTUM HAPPY) stated that he was instructed to obtain a forward position on the horse which was attempting 1650 Metres for the first time today. He said after riding his mount along in the early stages he was able to shift MOMENTUM HAPPY across to race outside the leader MEGATRON and passing the 1400 Metres MOMENTUM HAPPY immediately commenced to prove very difficult to settle. He said he attempted for a considerable distance to have MOMENTUM HAPPY relax, however, the horse would not respond to his endeavours and continued to prove very difficult to settle. He said MOMENTUM HAPPY also lay out in the middle stages which made it more difficult for him to be able to get the horse to settle. He said because of the manner in which MOMENTUM HAPPY travelled, the horse was then not able to finish off the race. A review of the video established that when proving difficult to settle, the bit pulled through MOMENTUM HAPPY’s mouth to the right. Z Purton added that after the race he immediately recommended to connections that they consider dropping the horse back in distance at its future race starts. A veterinary inspection of MOMENTUM HAPPY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of WINNING TOGETHER immediately following the race found that horse to be lame in its right front leg. Before being allowed to race again, WINNING TOGETHER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of CHUNG WAH SPIRIT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
PARTY EVERYDAY and SKYEY SUPREME were sent for sampling.

Race:6 (774) PO TOI HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1400 m

SPLENDID TIMING was withdrawn on 26.6.20 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left hind) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter CARE FREE PRINCE (Apprentice K H Chan). Before being allowed to race again, SPLENDID TIMING will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
MY WINNER was slow to begin.
APEX TOP shifted in at the start and bumped CARE FREE PRINCE which became unbalanced.
From wide barriers, SEIZE THE SPIRIT, AMBITIOUS HEART and SWOT TROOPERS WIND were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Despite being ridden along for some distance in the early stages, SPEED FAY FAY failed to muster speed and consequently travelled wide and without cover throughout the race.
When being ridden along in the early stages to obtain a forward position, WAYFOONG STAR raced greenly, got its head up and shifted ground on a number of occasions. WAYFOONG STAR then travelled keenly for some distance after the 1200 Metres. Passing the 1100 Metres, WAYFOONG STAR, which continued to race greenly, shifted out and bumped NUNCHUKS. WAYFOONG STAR then raced ungenerously and passing the 700 Metres was reluctant to hold its position, got its head on the side and was checked away from the heels of SPEED FAY FAY, resulting in WAYFOONG STAR losing ground abruptly. NUNCHUKS, which was following, was awkwardly placed close to the heels of WAYFOONG STAR in consequence. WAYFOONG STAR subsequently gave ground and finished tailed out. A veterinary inspection of WAYFOONG STAR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The racing manners and performance of WAYFOONG STAR, which finished tailed out, were considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, WAYFOONG STAR will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial around a bend and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
NUNCHUKS got its head up when being steadied to obtain cover after the 1300 Metres.
After being directed to the outside of runners passing the 200 Metres when finishing off the race well, SEIZE THE SPIRIT was then shifted in away from the heels of SACRED TIMING approaching the 100 Metres to improve between that horse and SPEED FAY FAY. SEIZE THE SPIRIT was then steadied when disappointed for running between SACRED TIMING which shifted in and SPEED FAY FAY which was taken out by ARMOR STAR. This resulted in SEIZE THE SPIRIT being held up for clear running over the concluding stages and consequently not able to be ridden out all the way to the end of the race.
Throughout the race, ARMOR STAR travelled wide and without cover.
When questioned regarding his riding of SMART CHARADE in the Straight, V Borges stated that he shifted his mount out in the early part of the Straight in order to obtain clear running between ARMOR STAR and SPEED FAY FAY which throughout the race had travelled wide. He said approaching the 300 Metres as he directed SMART CHARADE to the outside of ARMOR STAR, SMART CHARADE was checked when disappointed for running between SPEED FAY FAY and ARMOR STAR which shifted out. He said he immediately shifted SMART CHARADE back to the inside of ARMOR STAR and commenced to ride his mount along and after again having difficulty obtaining clear running passing the 200 Metres was directed to the outside of APEX TOP after the 150 Metres to improve into clear running between that horse and ARMOR STAR. He said after obtaining clear running passing the 100 Metres he then rode his mount out to the end of the race. V Borges was advised that whilst the Stewards accepted that he had been badly held up when disappointed for running approaching the 300 Metres and that shifting his mount to the inside of ARMOR STAR to obtain clear running had been the only course of action available to him, nonetheless he should have been more proactive in shifting SMART CHARADE to the outside of APEX TOP to improve into available running between that horse and ARMOR STAR sooner than he did and that his riding over the final 100 Metres had come under notice. He was told that he must ride his mounts with sufficient vigour and purpose to ensure that they are able to finish off the race as best as they are able and that his riding is not open to query.
After the race, Apprentice K H Chan explained that CARE FREE PRINCE was able to obtain the lead in the early stages and then was able to dictate the race which is its preferred way of running. He said after travelling well in the early and middle stages CARE FREE PRINCE came under pressure at the entrance to the Straight when CIRCUIT HASSLER was ridden along to its outside. He said CARE FREE PRINCE did not quicken as it had for him previously and then commenced to give ground near the 200 Metres. He added the manner in which CARE FREE PRINCE gave ground noticeably over the concluding stages was particularly disappointing. He said when pulled up after the race, CARE FREE PRINCE became unbalanced in its action on a number of occasions which he raised with the Veterinary Officer. A veterinary inspection of CARE FREE PRINCE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of CARE FREE PRINCE, a last start winner, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, CARE FREE PRINCE 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 AMBITIOUS HEART immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
HEZA BEAUTY and CIRCUIT HASSLER were sent for sampling.

Race:7 (775) KAT O HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 2000 m

HAPPY SEBRING was slow to begin.
MORE THAN A HORSE began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of TASHIDELEK, resulting in MORE THAN A HORSE losing ground.
From the outside barriers, DEFINING MOMENT and VINCY were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
Rounding the Home Turn, CLEMENT LEGEND raced tight between STIMULATION and ABOVE.
Near the 350 Metres, GENEROUS CHARITY shifted out and bumped VINCY which at the same stage was being positioned to improve between GENEROUS CHARITY and GOD OF DRAGON. VINCY then continued to endeavour to improve inside GOD OF DRAGON, resulting in GENEROUS CHARITY racing tight outside the heels of HAPPY SEBRING passing the 300 Metres.
Approaching the 200 Metres, VINCY was checked away from the heels of GOD OF DRAGON when continuing to be held up for clear running behind that horse and outside GENEROUS CHARITY which was taken out marginally by HAPPY SEBRING. VINCY was then unable to obtain clear running for the remainder of the race and consequently was not able to be tested.
A veterinary inspection of TASHIDELEK and MORE THAN A HORSE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
CHARITY GO, BEAUTY HAPPY and HAPPY SEBRING were sent for sampling.

Race:8 (776) GRASS ISLAND HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1650 m

On arrival at the Start, J Moreira expressed concern regarding the action of LONDON LUCKYSTAR. A veterinary examination of LONDON LUCKYSTAR found that horse to be lame in its left front leg and accordingly was not suitable to race. Acting on this advice, LONDON LUCKYSTAR was withdrawn by order of the Stewards. Before being allowed to race again, LONDON LUCKYSTAR will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
CLEAR CHOICE shifted out at the start and bumped SINCERE BOY, causing both horses to become unbalanced.
From the outside barriers, WEALTHY EMPLOYEE, KYRUS UNICORN and ENFOLDING were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
After the 1400 Metres, GAMEPLAYER TIMES commenced to prove very difficult to settle and got its head up when being checked away from the heels of SINCERE BOY which was being steadied to obtain cover. GAMEPLAYER TIMES then shifted out abruptly away from the heels of SINCERE BOY and consequently lost a considerable amount of ground.
In the early stages, PING HAI TREASURE was left racing wide and without cover and after the 1200 Metres was allowed to improve its position to race outside the lead near the 1000 Metres.
Approaching the 1100 Metres, KYRUS UNICORN commenced to travel keenly and got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of MISSION TYCOON.
Near the 600 Metres, CLEAR CHOICE (K Teetan) lay in when awkwardly placed behind GAMEPLAYER TIMES, resulting in MISSION TYCOON being momentarily crowded and losing ground. KYRUS UNICORN, which was following, was steadied away from the heels of MISSION TYCOON in consequence. As the Stewards were satisfied that there was no carelessness exhibited by K Teetan in this incident, no further action was taken.
Approaching the 200 Metres, KYRUS UNICORN was shifted in away from the heels of CLEAR CHOICE which shifted in under pressure.
When questioned regarding the performance of CLEAR CHOICE, K Teetan stated that he was able to obtain a good position on the horse in the early stages without having to make too much use of it. He said CLEAR CHOICE travelled satisfactorily in the middle stages, however, came under pressure approaching the 600 Metres and commenced to lay in. He said CLEAR CHOICE immediately came off the bridle and then would not respond to his riding when the eventual winner TOUCH OF LUCK was able to quicken away from CLEAR CHOICE rounding the Home Turn. He added then in the Straight CLEAR CHOICE gave ground and was disappointing in the manner in which it failed to finish off the race. A veterinary inspection of CLEAR CHOICE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of CLEAR CHOICE, favourite for today’s race, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, CLEAR CHOICE 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 KYRUS UNICORN and ENFOLDING immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of MISSION TYCOON immediately following the race found that horse to be a "roarer” which had previously been reported.
CLEAR CHOICE, TOUCH OF LUCK and SINCERE BOY were sent for sampling.

Race:9 (777) LAMMA ISLAND HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1400 m

XANTHUS was withdrawn on 26.6.20 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (inappetence) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter CHAIRMAN LO (J Moreira). Before being allowed to race again, XANTHUS will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
BEAUTY SPIRIT began only fairly and then was bumped by JOYFUL HEART which shifted out. After this, despite being ridden along, BEAUTY SPIRIT failed to muster speed.
FLYING ON THE TURF shifted out at the start and bumped the hindquarters of TURIN REDSTAR which became unbalanced and shifted out, resulting in HELLO BEAUTY racing tight inside KASI FARASI which was racing tight inside COBY OPPA.
From a wide barrier, WIN WIN was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
After travelling a short distance, FLYING ON THE TURF shifted in and brushed CRAIG’S STAR.
After the 1200 Metres, ALCARI commenced to travel keenly, shifted out and bumped KASI FARASI.
At the entrance to the Straight, FLYING ON THE TURF got its head on the side, lay in and made contact with JOYFUL HEART. CHAIRMAN LO, which was racing to the inside of JOYFUL HEART, was inconvenienced in consequence.
Passing the 400 Metres, THE HULK raced in restricted room when improving between KASI FARASI and WIN WIN.
After the 200 Metres, HELLO BEAUTY shifted out and bumped KASI FARASI.
Throughout the race, HELLO BEAUTY travelled wide and without cover.
The performance of FLYING ON THE TURF, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, FLYING ON THE TURF 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 the improved performance of ALCARI, Trainer P F Yiu stated that he had been disappointed with ALCARI’s recent races and for this reason, following its last start disappointing run, he sent the horse to Conghua in an attempt to revitalize it. He said at its last start he dropped the horse back in distance significantly to 1000 Metres in an attempt to switch the horse on mentally as its previous two runs at Happy Valley over 1650 Metres were very disappointing. He said since returning the horse to Conghua he had received positive feedback from his stable staff regarding ALCARI’s training and therefore he elected to enter the horse for today’s race as he believed that although this was the first occasion that ALCARI was successful over 1400 Metres, he is of the opinion that the horse is suited by the distance. He added, based on the feedback from his stable staff in Conghua, he anticipated that ALCARI would race better than it had done of late and as such, whilst he was surprised at today’s success, he did anticipate that the horse would improve its performance.
A veterinary inspection of HELLO BEAUTY and KASI FARASI immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
CRAIG’S STAR, ALCARI and JOYFUL HEART were sent for sampling.

Race:10 (778) LANTAU ISLAND HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 2 1400 m

CIRCUIT THREE was slow to begin.
BEAUTY APPLAUSE lifted its front feet off the ground as the start was effected and then was bumped by KING OPIE which shifted out, resulting in BEAUTY APPLAUSE losing ground. BEAUTY APPLAUSE was then steadied to obtain cover in the early stages.
MONGOLIAN KING shifted out at the start and bumped the hindquarters of DAN CONTROL.
Passing the 1100 Metres, KING OPIE, which was being ridden along, was steadied away from the heels of CALIFORNIA WHIP which throughout the race travelled wide and without cover.
From a wide barrier, INVINCIBLE MISSILE was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Rounding the Home Turn, MONGOLIAN KING was steadied when awkwardly placed inside the heels of BEAUTY APPLAUSE which shifted in away from the heels of WATER DIVINER.
BEAUTY APPLAUSE had some difficulty obtaining a run in the early part of the Straight and then was badly held up for clear running from passing the 250 Metres until passing the 150 Metres.
After the race, C Y Ho said that after travelling well in a good position behind the speed, DAN CONTROL came under heavy pressure rounding the Home Turn and then in the Straight gave ground despite being ridden out. He said he was concerned regarding the manner in which DAN CONTROL pulled up as the horse became badly unbalanced. A veterinary inspection of DAN CONTROL immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. Having regard to the report tendered by Jockey Ho, the Stewards ruled that DAN CONTROL must perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination before being allowed to race again.
Also after the race, K Teetan reported that CIRCUIT THREE coughed on pulling up. A veterinary inspection of CIRCUIT THREE immediately following the race found that horse to be lame in its left front and right hind legs and an endoscopic examination also showed a substantial amount of mucus in its trachea. Having regard to the veterinary report relative to CIRCUIT THREE today and also when it was withdrawn at its last intended race start, the Stewards ruled that CIRCUIT THREE must barrier trial satisfactorily and be subjected to an official veterinary examination prior to being permitted to race again.
A veterinary inspection of HAPPY FUN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of BUDDIES 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, BUDDIES will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
CIRCUIT THREE, WATER DIVINER and GOOD STANDING were sent for sampling.

General

1.

Trainer C S Shum was fined the sum of $2,000 for entering D453 in a stalls test when such horse was unbranded.

2. Additional Veterinary Reports from Happy Valley Racemeeting on 24 June 2020

Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of CHIKORITA, SELL MY SOLE, BULLISH BROTHER, SPRINT FORWARD, KING DRAGON, SMILING CITY, STARLIT KNIGHT, TOTAL POWER, DAILY BEAUTY, UNIVERSAL GO GO, JAZZ STEED, ARDENODE, HIGHLAND FORTUNE, SKY DARCI, STAR SHINE, MAGNIFICENT, ALPHA HEDGE, SHAMPORT, VICTORIAM and WINNING METHOD revealed no apparent abnormality.

Summary

1. Withdrawals

Race 4: SMOOTHIES on 26.6.20 on veterinary advice.

Race 6: SPLENDID TIMING on 26.6.20 on veterinary advice.

Race 8: LONDON LUCKYSTAR at barriers on veterinary advice.

Race 9: XANTHUS on 26.6.20 on veterinary advice.

2. Riding Changes

a. After riding in Race 1, Apprentice C L Chau became indisposed and was stood down by the Chief Medical Officer from his remaining race riding engagements. Accordingly, permission was given for the following riding substitutions:

Race 4: Apprentice C Wong on FLYING BONUS
Race 5: Apprentice C Wong on GENERAL DINO
Race 6: H N Wong on WAYFOONG STAR
Race 7: H N Wong on MORE THAN A HORSE
Race 9: H T Mo on WIN WIN
Race 10: Apprentice C Wong on BUDDIES

b. As N Callan was overweight, permission was given for M Chadwick to be substituted as the rider of TELECOM ELITE in Race 4.

c. After riding in Race 5, N Callan was stood down by the Chief Medical Officer from his remaining race riding engagements due to a hip injury. Accordingly, permission was given for the following riding substitutions:

Race 9: B Shinn on BEAUTY SPIRIT
Race 10: H T Mo on CALIFORNIA WHIP

3. Fines

Race 4: N Callan (TELECOM ELITE): $5,000 for being overweight.

General: Trainer C S Shum: $2,000 for entering a horse in a stalls test when it was unbranded.

4. Reprimand

Race 1: C Schofield (KANBEKI MOLLY) for shifting in approaching the 800 Metres.

5. Warnings

Race 1: M Chadwick (DR LUCKY STAR) for shifting in approaching the 600 Metres.

Race 2: J Moreira (FARM BUMPER) for shifting in passing the 350 Metres.

Race 5: K Teetan (PARTY EVERYDAY) for raising his whip arm above the height of his shoulder passing the 400 Metres.

Race 6: V Borges (SMART CHARADE) re his riding over the final 100 Metres.

6. Stalls Test

Race 5: JADE FORTUNE

7. Barrier Trials

Race 1: KANBEKI MOLLY

KEEP GOING

Race 6: WAYFOONG STAR

CARE FREE PRINCE

Race 8: CLEAR CHOICE

Race 9: FLYING ON THE TURF

Race 10: DAN CONTROL

CIRCUIT THREE

8. Official Veterinary Examinations

Race 1: KANBEKI MOLLY

KEEP GOING

Race 2: FARM BUMPER

Race 4: SMOOTHIES

Race 5: WINNING TOGETHER

Race 6: SPLENDID TIMING

WAYFOONG STAR

CARE FREE PRINCE

Race 8: LONDON LUCKYSTAR

CLEAR CHOICE

Race 9: XANTHUS

FLYING ON THE TURF

Race 10: DAN CONTROL

CIRCUIT THREE

BUDDIES

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