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Sha Tin stewards' report

02/05/2021 - Sha Tin


Going:

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

Turf - Good

Penetrometer Reading: 2.72

Racing Stewards:

The Hon Martin Liao Cheung Kong GBS SBS JPChairman

Mr. Herbert Tsoi Hak Kong BBS JP

Mr K KellyChief Stipendiary Steward

Mr T BaileyStipendiary Steward

Mr G BushStipendiary Steward

Mr K C Y KwokStipendiary Steward

Mr H L LiuStipendiary Steward

Mr Lester G Huang SBS JP acted for The Hon Martin Liao GBS SBS JP as Chairman for Race 11.

Race:1 (632) THE ARGONAUT PLATE (Sec1) Griffin Race 1000 m

MIRACLE VICTORY shifted in on jumping.
CORDYCEPS SIX began awkwardly and then was bumped by GO SING which was crowded for room outside TURBO POWER.
Near the 500 Metres, SUPER KINGDOM was momentarily awkwardly placed outside the heels of MIRACLE VICTORY.
In the middle stages, CHEVAL VALIANT raced with its head on the side and lay in and near the 300 Metres shifted out, inconveniencing SMART IDEA. CHEVAL VALIANT then again lay in and bumped the hindquarters of CORDYCEPS SIX which itself was shifting out. This caused both CORDYCEPS SIX and CHEVAL VALIANT to become unbalanced.
When being shifted to the inside of MIRACLE VICTORY to obtain clear running after the 300 Metres, SUPER KINGDOM got its head on the side and shifted in further, resulting in HK DRAGON being inconvenienced. After this, SUPER KINGDOM raced greenly and shifted ground on a number of occasions and approaching the 150 Metres shifted in abruptly away from the heels of MIRACLE VICTORY. SUPER KINGDOM then continued to race greenly over the concluding stages.
Near the 200 Metres, CHEVAL VALIANT, which was laying in, was steadied away from the heels of CORDYCEPS SIX (T Piccone) which shifted out under pressure. T Piccone was advised that whilst the Stewards acknowledged that the racing manners of CHEVAL VALIANT had contributed to this incident, nonetheless he was reprimanded and told in similar circumstances to ensure that he makes every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground.
T Piccone (CORDYCEPS SIX) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that over the concluding stages he failed to make sufficient endeavour to prevent his mount from shifting ground which resulted in CORDYCEPS SIX shifting out when not clear of SMART IDEA which was checked and lost the running to which it was rightfully entitled. T Piccone was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Sunday, 16 May 2021 and to expire on Thursday, 20 May 2021 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays). In addition, Jockey Piccone was fined $10,000. In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into consideration that CORDYCEPS SIX had raced greenly and shifted ground on a number of occasions throughout the race.
After the race, Apprentice C L Chau said that after enjoying a good run in the early stages. HK DRAGON came under pressure after the 500 Metres and then was somewhat disappointing in its failure to finish off the race over the concluding stages. A veterinary inspection of HK DRAGON immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
GO SING lost its left front plate after the race.
SMART IDEA, CORDYCEPS SIX and TURBO POWER were sent for sampling.

Race:2 (633) ISLE OF MAN HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1000 m

E BROTHER was withdrawn on 1.5.21 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter INTENTION (H W Lai). Before being allowed to race again, E BROTHER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
When proceeding to the barriers, SEVEN HEAVENS shifted out abruptly near the 700 Metres and in doing so made contact with the outside rail. SEVEN HEAVENS then broke through the outside rail. SEVEN HEAVENS subsequently proceeded to the Start where the horse was examined by the Veterinary Officer who reported that it had sustained an abrasion to the right hind pastern and accordingly was not suitable to race. Acting on this advice, SEVEN HEAVENS was withdrawn by order of the Stewards. Before being allowed to race again, SEVEN HEAVENS will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
GOODMANSHIP stumbled at the start, shifted in and inconvenienced CORRIENTHES and KA YING SPIRIT.
AUGUST MOON shifted out abruptly at the start despite the efforts of its rider, resulting in ENJOY MY LIFE being hampered and stumbling when being awkwardly placed close to the heels of AUGUST MOON.
FOURAWARRIOR began awkwardly.
After travelling a short distance, KABI SMART was bumped by DRAGON BABY which shifted out.
Approaching the 700 Metres, ISLAND SUNSHINE was steadied away from the heels of CARRY THE DIAMOND which got its head on the side and shifted out away from DRAGON BABY despite the efforts of its rider. BLAZING BEAT, which was following ISLAND SUNSHINE, was shifted in away from the heels of that horse in consequence.
Passing the 600 Metres, FOURAWARRIOR raced tight outside GOODMANSHIP.
Also passing the 600 Metres, CARRY THE DIAMOND became unbalanced and lost ground when racing tight to the outside of DRAGON BABY.
After the 600 Metres, FOURAWARRIOR was brushed by GOODMANSHIP which shifted in away from the heels of KA YING SPIRIT.
AUGUST MOON lay out under pressure over the last 400 Metres.
After the 200 Metres, B Shinn (CORRIENTHES) momentarily dropped his right rein.
After the race, C Schofield stated that carrying top weight in today’s race, he was of the opinion that DRAGON BABY was not able to quicken as well as it did last start when asked after the 400 Metres. A veterinary inspection of DRAGON BABY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of FOURAWARRIOR immediately following the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm. Before being allowed to race again, FOURAWARRIOR will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of CARRY THE DIAMOND immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
KA YING SPIRIT and CORRIENTHES were sent for sampling.

Race:3 (634) SPECIAL CARGO HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 5 2000 m

MCMUNIGAL shifted out at the start and hampered AMAZING AGILITY which in turn shifted out and bumped THE JOY OF GIVING.
JIMMU shifted out at the start and brushed STAR WIN.
From wide barriers, CHEERFUL STAR, REEVE’S MUNTJAC, WEALTHY EMPLOYEE and SKY GEM were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages to obtain cover.
When being steadied to obtain cover shortly after the start, AEROSONIC travelled keenly.
JOY N FUN LEGEND travelled very keenly for some distance after the 1700 Metres.
After the 1700 Metres, STAR WIN travelled wide and without cover.
In the middle stages, SOCCER MASTER travelled keenly in the lead.
Passing the 175 Metres, AMAZING AGILITY was awkwardly placed inside the heels of MCMUNIGAL.
Passing the 150 Metres, SKY GEM was awkwardly placed outside the heels of JOY N FUN LEGEND.
After the race, Z Purton was not able to offer any explanation for the disappointing performance of JIMMU which did not finish off the race. A veterinary inspection of JIMMU immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of GOOD DAYS, CIRCUIT NUMBER ONE and SKY GEM immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
JIMMU, MCMUNIGAL and THE JOY OF GIVING were sent for sampling.

Race:4 (635) MANICOU HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1200 m

FULL SAILING began only fairly, shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of EASY FORTUNE which became unbalanced.
ALMIGHTY PEGASUS began only fairly and then from a wide barrier was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
From a wide barrier, MEGA BONUS was steadied on jumping and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.
VICTORY MORE was also steadied to obtain cover from a wide barrier in the early stages.
Despite being vigorously ridden for a considerable distance in the early stages, VOYAGE STAR failed to muster speed and throughout the race travelled wide and without cover.
Approaching the 1100 Metres, MONSTER KAKA was brushed by TRONIC MIGHTY which was racing tight inside SMART WONGCHOY.
Passing the 1000 Metres, MEGA BONUS, which was having its first race start, raced greenly and got its head up on a number of occasions in the early stages.
Near the 650 Metres, MONSTER KAKA, which was racing tight between SHADOW RUNNER (B Shinn) and SMART WONGCHOY, was checked when crowded for room between SMART WONGCHOY and SHADOW RUNNER which shifted out marginally away from the heels of TRONIC MIGHTY when racing very close to the heels of that horse. B Shinn was told that whilst the Stewards accepted that SHADOW RUNNER was very awkwardly placed at this stage behind TRONIC MIGHTY, he must ensure that, wherever circumstances permit, he makes every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground. After this, SHADOW RUNNER continued to be awkwardly placed behind TRONIC MIGHTY and near the 550 Metres stumbled and lost ground. TEAM GOODLUCK, which was following SHADOW RUNNER, was checked away from the heels of that horse in consequence and shifted out, resulting in EASY FORTUNE being inconvenienced. After the race, the Veterinary Surgeon reported that TEAM GOODLUCK was found to have sustained a minor laceration below the right front knee.
Shortly after entering the Straight, MEGA BONUS was shifted in away from the heels of EASY FORTUNE to obtain clear running. MEGA BONUS was then shifted out a number of horses passing the 200 Metres to obtain clear running.
Passing the 400 Metres, TEAM GOODLUCK was directed to the outside of MONSTER KAKA to obtain clear running.
Approaching the 250 Metres, TRONIC MIGHTY, which was having its first race start, lay in under pressure.
C Schofield (TRONIC MIGHTY) dropped his whip passing the 100 Metres.
A veterinary inspection of SHADOW RUNNER and MONSTER KAKA immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
SMART WONGCHOY, JADE PHOENIX and RHAPSODY were sent for sampling.

Race:5 (636) NORMAN CONQUEROR HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1600 m

MULTIPLE STAR shifted in at the start and bumped TELECOM ELITE.
From wide barriers, COPARTNER ERA, RED IMPACT and LEADING FORTUNE were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Despite being vigorously ridden along for some distance in the early stages, MORE THAN A HORSE failed to muster speed and passing the 1400 Metres was shifted across behind runners.
Passing the 900 Metres, SEIZE THE SPIRIT was left racing wide and without cover.
ROBOT WARRIOR made the turn after the 900 Metres awkwardly.
LEADING FORTUNE was held up when having difficulty obtaining clear running approaching and passing the 300 Metres.
COPARTNER ERA was held up for clear running from rounding the Home Turn until passing the 100 Metres and consequently was not able to be properly tested.
After the 100 Metres, when COPARTNER ERA was shifted to the outside of ULTRA EXPRESS to obtain clear running, DANDY YEARS was taken out onto SEIZE THE SPIRIT which shifted out away from that horse, resulting in RUN RUN GOOD being hampered.
After the race, M Chadwick said that, from the wide barrier, he was instructed to obtain a more forward position today than had been the case and it was hoped that FREE FOAL would be able to be placed in advance of midfield. He said however that in the early stages he was left racing very wide and due to the circumstances of the race was not able to obtain the intended position. He said therefore he allowed his mount to go forward after the 1200 Metres and into the lead after the 1000 Metres.
After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that DANDY YEARS was lame in its left front leg. Before being allowed to race again, DANDY YEARS will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of TELECOM ELITE and SEIZE THE SPIRIT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
ULTRA EXPRESS, ROBOT WARRIOR and COPARTNER ERA were sent for sampling.

Race:6 (637) MONAVEEN HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1400 m

SUNNY BABY lost ground when crowded for room on jumping between A LA KING and JUNGLE BLAZE, both of which shifted ground.
From wide barriers, SUPER RED DRAGON and BRILLIANT CHINA were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Despite being ridden along for some distance in the early stages, BEST FOR YOU was slow to muster speed.
Approaching the 1000 Metres, HAPPY FORTUNE got its head on the side and lay out towards the heels of A LA KING.
Passing the 800 Metres, A LA KING was taken wider and without cover by VUKAN which shifted out from behind GREEN ENVY. After this, A LA KING got its head on the side and lay out and approaching the 600 Metres was taken wider again by VUKAN which improved to the outside of MASTER HERO.
In the middle stages, GARLIC HERO travelled keenly in the lead.
Near the 550 Metres, HAPPY FORTUNE, which was continuing to lay out, raced tight inside the heels of GRACYLOVE.
LOVE ME MORE was very awkwardly placed close to the heels of MASTER HERO passing the 400 Metres when held up for clear running behind that horse. Then passing the 350 Metres, LOVE ME MORE improved into tight running between MASTER HERO and VUKAN which got its head on the side and lay out.
Passing the 300 Metres, SUPER RED DRAGON was directed out a number of horses to obtain clear running.
Passing the 200 Metres, BRILLIANT CHINA was shifted to the outside of GARLIC HERO to obtain clear running.
At the 100 Metres, BEST FOR YOU was shifted out abruptly away from the heels of GREEN ENVY to continue improving.
GRACYLOVE was momentarily awkwardly placed inside SUPER RED DRAGON after the 100 Metres and in doing so shifted in and brushed the hindquarters of VUKAN.
The performance of HAPPY FORTUNE, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. As this was the second consecutive occasion that HAPPY FORTUNE’s performance had been deemed unacceptable by the Stewards, it was decided that HAPPY FORTUNE must undergo a series of consecutive satisfactory barrier trials and be subjected to an official veterinary examination before being allowed to race again. A veterinary inspection of HAPPY FORTUNE immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.
Whilst the Stewards were satisfied that the riding of H Bentley, the rider of 5th placed, BEST FOR YOU, close to the finishing line did not affect the horse’s finishing position, he was nonetheless told to ensure that he rides his mounts out all the way to the end of the race where circumstances permit.
A veterinary inspection of SUNNY BABY and GARLIC HERO immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
GRACYLOVE, LOVE ME MORE and SUPER RED DRAGON were sent for sampling.

Race:7 (638) THE QUEEN MOTHER MEMORIAL CUP (HANDICAP) (Sec1) Group Three 2400 m

CHARITY FUN shifted out at the start and brushed PANFIELD.
DELIGHTFUL LAOS began awkwardly and from a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners.
CHEFANO shifted in at the start and bumped SAVAQUIN. Then from the outside barriers, SAVAQUIN and CHEFANO were steadied to obtain cover.
Near the 2200 Metres, SAVAQUIN was bumped by HO HO KHAN which got its head on the side and shifted in away from the heels of CHARITY FUN.
Passing the winning post on the first occasion, CHARITY FUN shifted out away from the heels of PANFIELD after being awkwardly placed behind that horse. CHARITY FUN then shifted in, resulting in SAVAQUIN being inconvenienced. DELIGHTFUL LAOS, which was following, got its head up when being steadied in consequence.
Approaching and passing the 1600 Metres, BUTTERFIELD got its head up on a number of occasions when awkwardly placed behind RELIABLE TEAM.
Approaching the 800 Metres, RUSSIAN EMPEROR was crowded for room inside CHARITY FUN (A Badel) which shifted in when not properly clear. After this, RUSSIAN EMPEROR was shifted to the outside of CHARITY FUN, resulting in HO HO KHAN being taken wider and without cover. After having regard to all the circumstances of this incident, the Stewards were of the opinion that it was appropriate for A Badel to be severely reprimanded and told to ensure that he provides a required clearance when shifting ground in similar circumstances.
Approaching the 700 Metres, SAVAQUIN was awkwardly placed close to the heels of COLUMBUS COUNTY when being shifted to the outside of that horse.
For some distance approaching and passing the 600 Metres, COLUMBUS COUNTY raced in restricted room between HO HO KHAN and PANFIELD (J Moreira) which was taken out by BUTTERFIELD (M F Poon) which shifted out to follow CHARITY FUN. COLUMBUS COUNTY was then checked when crowded for room approaching the 500 Metres between HO HO KHAN and PANFIELD which, after continuing to be racing tight outside BUTTERFIELD, then shifted further away from that horse. Both M F Poon and J Moreira were told to exercise due care when shifting ground in similar circumstances to ensure that their movements do not cause interference to other horses.
PACKING WALTHAM had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight and approaching the 100 Metres was shifted to the outside of CHARITY FUN in an attempt to obtain clear running. Then passing the 100 Metres, PACKING WALTHAM was very awkwardly placed close to the heels of BUTTERFIELD when being directed to the outside of that horse to obtain clear running.
Near the 75 Metres, Z Purton (COLUMBUS COUNTY) dropped his right rein.
A veterinary inspection of RUSSIAN EMPEROR, CHEFANO and HO HO KHAN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
RUSSIAN EMPEROR, BUTTERFIELD and CHARITY FUN were sent for sampling.

Race:8 (639) GAME SPIRIT HANDICAP (Sec2) Class 3 1200 m

On arrival at the Start. Z Purton informed the Veterinary Officer that HURRY HURRY GAIN had coughed once in the Parade Ring and once again when proceeding to the barriers. After the race, Z Purton said that he was not concerned by this as HURRY HURRY GAIN had coughed similarly when he had ridden the horse previously to success at Happy Valley on 3 March 2021. He said on both occasions the same Veterinary Officer was in attendance at the Start and that after the necessary consultations behind the barriers both he and the Veterinary Officer were satisfied that HURRY HURRY GAIN was suitable to race. He said after riding his mount to obtain a forward position, HURRY HURRY GAIN’s action deteriorated and after he placed the horse under heavy pressure in the early part of the Straight, HURRY HURRY GAIN did not respond to his riding. He said he became concerned with the manner in which HURRY HURRY GAIN was giving ground passing the 300 Metres and after continuing to ride his mount out until the 200 Metres, HURRY HURRY GAIN continued to give ground noticeably. He added as he was concerned regarding the welfare of the horse, he eased it down over the concluding stages. He said when being eased down, HURRY HURRY GAIN made an abnormal breathing noise. Mr F C Lor, the trainer of HURRY HURRY GAIN, said that Z Purton had worked the horse at a grass gallop last Thursday and this work was very good and he anticipated that the horse would race well. He said he asked Jockey Purton to be positive on HURRY HURRY GAIN to clear runners to his inside as, in his opinion, it was no disadvantage for horses to be ridden on the speed today. He said following the disappointing performance of HURRY HURRY GAIN, he is of the opinion that the horse may not have appreciated racing without cover and having horses to both sides which resulted in HURRY HURRY GAIN travelling keener in the middle stages that he would have hoped. He said, apart from this, he was unable to offer any explanation for the manner in which the horse weakened in the Straight. A veterinary inspection of HURRY HURRY GAIN immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse’s trachea. The performance of HURRY HURRY GAIN, favourite for today’s race and winner of its two most recent starts, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, HURRY HURRY GAIN will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
HEZA BEAUTY was steadied to obtain cover in the early stages.
After the 1000 Metres, ENCOURAGED commenced to prove very difficult to settle when being steadied to obtain cover behind EXCELLENT CHARIOT.
STORM WARNINGS lay out rounding the Home Turn.
Throughout the race, SKY SHOW travelled wide and without cover.
When questioned regarding the performance of SOARING TOWER, A Badel stated that his mount did not feel comfortable at any stage of the race. He said after beginning only fairly, he had to ride his mount along in the early stages in an endeavour to have it obtain as forward a position as possible. He said SOARING TOWER was always off the bit and did not travel well at any stage. He said after placing the horse under pressure prior to the Home Turn, SOARING TOWER’s action appeared to shorten and therefore he elected to balance the horse up in the early part of the Straight to see whether this would assist it in finishing off the race better. He added SOARING TOWER was finishing off the race only fairly and although it did make up some ground when hard ridden after the 300 Metres, SOARING TOWER continued to feel uncomfortable in its action and did not finish off the race strongly. A veterinary inspection of SOARING TOWER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. Before being allowed to race again, SOARING TOWER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of SKY SHOW immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
HURRY HURRY GAIN, THE HULK and ALL IN MIND were sent for sampling.

Race:9 (640) INSULAR HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1800 m

LONDON HALL was withdrawn on raceday morning by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (blood abnormality). Before being allowed to race again, LONDON HALL will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
CHAMPION SUPREME was slow to begin.
PARTERRE and FLYING MIGHTY bumped at the start.
LOOKING GREAT shifted out at the start and bumped VINCY.
Shortly after the start, BEAUTY FIT was crowded for room between ENZEMBLE and BLASTOISE which shifted in before being directed out to relieve the tightening. In this incident, BEAUTY FIT and ENZEMBLE bumped.
GOD OF DRAGON was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.
FLYING MIGHTY lost its left front plate passing the 1500 Metres.
After the 1200 Metres, BEAUTY FIT was left racing wide and without cover and was allowed to improve its position to race outside the lead after the 900 Metres.
GOD OF DRAGON had some difficulty obtaining clear running passing the 200 Metres when awkwardly placed behind BLASTOISE and inside TANGMERE.
When questioned, V Borges (BLASTOISE) stated that approaching the 1000 Metres he was racing behind RIGHT CHOICE and anticipated that he would remain racing in this position. He said however that when CALIFORNIA TEN commenced to improve its position inside RIGHT CHOICE after the 1000 Metres, he believed that that horse would be a better horse to follow than RIGHT CHOICE and would be able to take him further into the race than RIGHT CHOICE. He said therefore he elected to shift in to race on the rail behind CALIFORNIA TEN approaching the 800 Metres.
LOOKING GREAT and CALIFORNIA TEN were sent for sampling.

Race:10 (641) GAME SPIRIT HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1200 m

TORNADO TWIST began only fairly.
DAILY BEAUTY was checked and QUADRUPLE DOUBLE (Apprentice K H Chan) and PLEASANT ENDEAVOR were badly crowded for room on jumping between TRILLION WIN and BIG FORTUNE, both of which shifted ground. In this incident, QUADRUPLE DOUBLE also lost ground. After the race, Apprentice Chan stated that it was intended for QUADRUPLE DOUBLE to be ridden in a forward position, however, after being badly crowded for room at the start, this resulted in the horse racing further back in the field than had been intended.
Near the 750 Metres, TRILLION WIN was momentarily steadied away from the heels of BIG FORTUNE which shifted in.
In the Straight, MOST WELCOME got its head on the side and lay in under pressure.
When questioned, V Borges (MOST WELCOME) stated that he was instructed, from the outside barrier, to ride his mount positively in the early stages and attempt to lead if possible. He said in accordance with his instructions he rode MOST WELCOME along for some distance after the start and shifted across to race outside BIG FORTUNE. He said however that when that horse remained racing one horse away from the rail as result of being unable to clear DECISIVE TWELVE, this resulted in MOST WELCOME racing wide and without cover throughout.
A veterinary inspection of BIG FORTUNE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
DECISIVE TWELVE and TRILLION WIN were sent for sampling.

Race:11 (642) INCH ARRAN HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1400 m

BEAUTY SPIRIT was withdrawn on 1.5.21 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore). Before being allowed to race again, BEAUTY SPIRIT will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
C P BRAVE was slow to begin.
LEAP OF FAITH began very awkwardly and then was crowded for room on jumping between SUPER ELEGANCE and UNCLE STEVE, both of which shifted ground.
From wide barriers, SUPER ELEGANCE and AMAZING NEWS were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Passing the 1200 Metres, C P BRAVE momentarily raced tight inside ROYAL AGILITY which shifted in before being directed back out to relieve the tightening to ROYAL AGILITY. After this, ROYAL AGILITY commenced to travel and got its head up when awkwardly placed behind APACHE PASS.
After the 1200 Metres, SUPER ELEGANCE was shifted in away from the heels of AMAZING NEWS when that horse shifted in abruptly away from WIN WIN.
Near the 1100 Metres, WIN WIN was crowded for room between KASI FARASI and LEAP OF FAITH which, after initially being taken in by UNCLE STEVE (Apprentice C L Chau), then got its head on the side and shifted in away from that horse despite the efforts of its rider. AMAZING NEWS, which was following WIN WIN, was hampered in consequence. Apprentice Chau was told that whilst the racing manners of LEAP OF FAITH had contributed to this incident, nonetheless he was reprimanded and told to ensure that he is properly clear of the runners when shifting ground in similar circumstances.
After the 800 Metres, LEAP OF FAITH was left racing wide and without cover.
Approaching the 100 Metres, SUPER ELEGANCE, which was closing off the race, improved to be racing close to the heels of KASI FARASI which then became unbalanced after being awkwardly placed behind that horse. SUPER ELEGANCE was then shifted to the outside of KASI FARASI to continue improving.
A veterinary inspection of ALL FOR SOUTH 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, ALL FOR SOUTH will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of AMAZING NEWS immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
FANTASTIC TREASURE and COMPASSION SPIRIT were sent for sampling.

General

1. Additional Veterinary Reports from Happy Valley Racemeeting on 28 April 2021

Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of RED MAJESTY, WONDER EXPRESS, FAMILY FOLKS, TELECOM SMART, DONC JE SUIS, BRIGHT VISION, SWOT TROOPERS WIND, MANNA FROM HEAVEN, FA FA, PEARL CHARMPION, SNAP FIT, CALIFORNIA CONCORD, STAR OF WUYI, HERO STAR, SIGHT HERO, HELENE WISDOM STAR, EXCEPTIONAL NICE, BRILLIANT FORTUNE, HARNMONY AND RICH and LARSON revealed no apparent abnormality.

2.

Racing Laboratory tests of ARROGANT, VINCY, XIANG BAI QI, FLYING MONKEY, SPLIT OF A SECOND, RED MAJESTY, WONDER BRAHMA, GREAT HARVEST, JADE THEATRE, MORE THAN ENOUGH, BRIGHT KID, LAND POWER, SAVVY KINGMAN, FEARLESS FIRE, SEAWEED FORTUNE, FIRE BALL, TELECOM ROCKET, FLAMING PASSION, OVERSUBSCRIBED, SPICY SO GOOD, CANTSTOPTHEFEELING, AMAZING ROCKY, THE RUNNER, CAPITAL STAR, EVER FORCE, HIGH RISE SOLDIER and SIMPLY FLUKE (21.4.21) proved negative.

Summary

1. Withdrawals

Race 2: E BROTHER on 1.5.21 on veterinary advice.

SEVEN HEAVENS at barriers on veterinary advice.

Race 9: LONDON HALL on raceday morning on veterinary advice.

Race 11: BEAUTY SPIRIT on 1.5.21 on veterinary advice.

2. Fine

Race 1: T Piccone (CORDYCEPS SIX): $10,000 for careless riding over the concluding stages.

3. Severe Reprimand

Race 7: A Badel (CHARITY FUN) for shifting in approaching the 800 Metres.

4. Reprimands

Race 1: T Piccone (CORDYCEPS SIX) for shifting out near the 200 Metres.

Race 11: Apprentice C L Chau (UNCLE STEVE) for shifting in near the 1100 Metres.

5. Warnings

Race 4: B Shinn (SHADOW RUNNER) for shifting out near the 650 Metres.

Race 6: H Bentley (BEST FOR YOU) re the manner in which he rode his mount out close to the finishing line.

Race 7: M F Poon (BUTTERFIELD) for shifting out for some distance approaching and passing the 600 Metres.

J Moreira (PANFIELD) for shifting out approaching the 500 Metres.

6. Suspension

Race 1: T Piccone (CORDYCEPS SIX) for careless riding over the concluding stages (from 16 May 2021 until 20 May 2021 on which day he may resume race riding – 2 Hong Kong racedays).

7. Irregular Heart Rhythm

Race 2: FOURAWARRIOR

8. Barrier Trials

Race 2: FOURAWARRIOR

Race 6: HAPPY FORTUNE

Race 8: HURRY HURRY GAIN

9. Official Veterinary Examinations

Race 2: E BROTHER

SEVEN HEAVENS

FOURAWARRIOR

Race 5: DANDY YEARS

Race 6: HAPPY FORTUNE

Race 8: HURRY HURRY GAIN

SOARING TOWER

Race 9: LONDON HALL

Race 11: BEAUTY SPIRIT

ALL FOR SOUTH

10. Course and False Outside Rail Arrangement

Turf B Course, the false outside rail was placed at 4 metres.

11. Rolling Arrangement

The track was rolled after race 7.

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