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Sha Tin stewards' report

Race Meeting: 12/02/2024 (Mon)
11 races - Meeting Start Time: 12:30

Going Information

Sha Tin - Turf A Course
Going:
GOOD(Race 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11)
Penetrometer Reading2.71(as of 08:00 am) 2.71(as of 11:30 am)

Meeting Stewards

Mr Nicholas D Hunsworth (Chairman)
Mr Kenneth Lam Sze Ken
Mr M Van Gestel (Chief Stipendiary Steward)
Mr T Bailey (Stipendiary Steward)
Mr G Bush (Stipendiary Steward)
Mr K C Y Kwok (Stipendiary Steward)
Mr J C H Ho (Stipendiary Steward)

 

Race:1 (407) KUNG HEI HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 5 1200 m

Horse
No
ColourHorseJockeyIncident
1E GLORY (H304)K C LeungBumped after the 400 Metres.
2BAYVIEW STAR (G411)A AtzeniSlow to begin.
3THE GOOD DEAL (G025)B AvdullaAfter the 400 Metres was bumped by E GLORY which shifted out to improve.
4RATTAN WORLD (G384)Z PurtonSent for sampling post-race.
5HERO ICON (G422)L FerrarisShortly after the start was steadied when crowded by HAPPY TANGO (Apprentice Y L Chung) which shifted in before being corrected. Apprentice Chung was advised to exercise more care. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. After the race, L Ferraris stated that after being crowded shortly after the start his mount settled further back than intended, failed to travel throughout the event and raced in a disappointing manner. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
6SMART LEADER (B456)K De MeloAfter travelling a short distance was bumped by DEVIL AND GOLD and became unbalanced. After the race, K De Melo reported that his mount travelled well when positioned towards the rear of the field but failed to respond to his riding in the Home Straight. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
7SWEET DIAMOND (G063)A BadelNo report.
8TIMESTORM (G109)M F Poon (-2)Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
9GET THE MONIES (G168)H BentleyOver the concluding stages was held up for clear running when improving into a narrow run between E GLORY and SWEET DIAMOND, both of which shifted ground.
10HAPPY TANGO (D075)Y L Chung (-5)Sent for sampling post-race.
11EASY TWO (G423)C L Chau (-2)Approaching the 600 Metres got its head up when being steadied away from MILLENNIUM FALCON.
12GREAT DAYS (H119)K TeetanJumped awkwardly. Sent for sampling post-race.
13MILLENNIUM FALCON (D281)L HewitsonRaced keenly in the middle stages.
14DEVIL AND GOLD (G443)B ThompsonJumped only fairly, was then crowded shortly after the start and became unbalanced.
  NOBLE ONE (G278)A AtzeniWithdrawn on 11.2.24 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left hind) and replaced by Standby Declared Starter BAYVIEW STAR. Before being allowed to race again, NOBLE ONE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Race:2 (408) FAT CHOI HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 5 1400 m

Horse
No
ColourHorseJockeyIncident
1AFFIRM (H306)A AtzeniSent for sampling post-race.
2BEAT HOLLOW (G414)E C W Wong (-10)Sent for sampling post-race.
3KASI FARASI (B385)L HewitsonBumped at the start.
4SPEEDSTAR (G181)M F Poon (-2)No report.
5DIAMOND DIAMOND (H189)C L Chau (-2)Passing the 800 Metres struck the heels of KASI FARASI when that runner was being steadied and as a result blundered, became unbalanced and lost ground. Briefly held up behind DRAGON DELIGHT making the Home Turn. After the race, C L Chau reported that after striking heels passing the 800 Metres his mount was able to rebalance where it travelled satisfactorily thereafter. He added that DIAMOND DIAMOND failed to respond to his riding in the Home Straight. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
6MULAN (H145)A HamelinJumped only fairly. Passing the 800 Metres was taken wider by DIAMOND DIAMOND and became unbalanced. Near the 400 Metres was bumped by DIAMOND DIAMOND.
7SONIC BOOM (H144)Z PurtonJumped only fairly. Bumped near the 100 Metres.
8NORDIC COMBINED (G015)A BadelFrom a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
9DRAGON DELIGHT (G395)K TeetanBumped on jumping. After the race, K Teetan could offer no explanation for his mount’s disappointing performance. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
10APEX TOP (D136)L FerrarisRaced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. After the race, L Ferraris stated that he felt that there was something amiss with his mount when it gave ground near the 200 Metres and therefore he desisted from riding it out to the finish of the event. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm. Before being allowed to race again, APEX TOP will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
11MASTER OF LUCK (G276)H BentleyNo report.
12SMART BEAUTY (G477)Y L Chung (-5)Bumped on jumping. Passing the 100 Metres was held up for clear running between TSUEN WAN GLORY and SONIC BOOM.
13TSUEN WAN GLORY (E403)M ChadwickJumped awkwardly and was bumped. From the 400 Metres until approaching the 150 Metres was held up for clear running. Sent for sampling post-race.
14COMPULSORY (E328)M L YeungNear the 400 Metres was steadied and shifted to the inside of KASI FARASI to secure clear running. Inside the 50 Metres was checked when it improved up on the heels of SONIC BOOM.

Race:3 (409) GOOD FORTUNE HANDICAP (Sec2) Class 4 1200 m

Horse
No
ColourHorseJockeyIncident
1PARTERRE (E234)L HewitsonSent for sampling post-race.
2EASY SNIP (G211)C L Chau (-2)Crowded on jumping.
3PATCH OF THETA (H485)K De MeloLeaving the 900 Metres was steadied away from URBAN TRIUMPH. When questioned, K De Melo stated that he had anticipated taking up a midfield position, but when caught wide in the early stages and when there was interference to his inside approaching the first turn, he elected to come back to obtain cover. When questioned regarding his riding making the Home Turn and as to whether there was an opportunity to improve to the outside of GOLDEN LINK sooner than what he did, K De Melo stated that as GOLDEN LINK had been inclined to shift ground, he was reluctant to commit to improve past that runner until he was sure his mount would secure clear running. He added after the 500 Metres when GOLDEN LINK shifted in, he then immediately elected to shift to that runner’s outside where he was able to secure clear running on straightening and PATCH OF THETA ran home strongly. The Stewards found the tactics adopted by Jockey De Melo were reasonable in the circumstances. Sent for sampling post-race.
4FUNG (J101)M L YeungBumped shortly after the start. Raced greenly in the early stages and near the 1000 Metres was steadied to avoid GOLDEN LINK (Apprentice E C W Wong) which shifted in when not quite clear. Apprentice Wong was advised to exercise more care. Leaving the 1000 Metres was steadied to avoid URBAN TRIUMPH when that runner shifted out. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
5MARIO (J100)B AvdullaJumped only fairly. Over the concluding stages could not be ridden out when being steadied away from SIGHT VICTORY which shifted in.
6MASTER MASTERMIND (J024)Z PurtonJumped only fairly and then was crowded shortly after the start. Approaching the 1100 Metres, when being shifted in, Z Purton dropped his right rein for a short distance before regathering it. Approaching the 900 Metres was bumped by URBAN TRIUMPH which shifted in. As a result, MASTER MASTERMIND commenced to race keenly and was steadied away from JAZZ CLUB and ran wide making the turn approaching the 800 Metres. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race found that horse to have bled from both nostrils. The racing manners of MASTER MASTERMIND were also considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, MASTER MASTERMIND will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. Sent for sampling post-race.
7PACKING WISHER (H448)K TeetanJumped only fairly. Near the 900 Metres commenced to race keenly and hung in, resulting in its rider K Teetan having to correct his mount.
8SUPER GLORY (J025)A AtzeniNo report.
9GOLDEN LINK (D222)E C W Wong (-10)No report.
10SPICY GOLD (H440)L FerrarisWhilst proceeding to the starting gates, L Ferraris was dislodged without incident before remounting SPICY GOLD. Near the 850 Metres, when racing keenly, was steadied to avoid PARTERRE (L Hewitson) which shifted in when not quite clear. L Hewitson was advised to exercise more care.
11PATCH OF WATCH (H476)Y L Chung (-5)Bumped on jumping. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
12SIGHT VICTORY (H378)A BadelTowards the finish of the event lay out towards SPICY GOLD and was unbalanced for a short distance.
13URBAN TRIUMPH (H200)M F Poon (-2)Shortly after the start shifted out and then made contact with PATCH OF WATCH and became unbalanced. Leaving the 1000 Metres blundered when being steadied and then commenced to race keenly thereafter and got its head up when being steadied away from PATCH OF WATCH. A short distance later was hampered when taken wider by MASTER MASTERMIND and as a result lost ground.
14JAZZ CLUB (G285)M ChadwickNo report.

Race:4 (410) GOOD FORTUNE HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1200 m

Horse
No
ColourHorseJockeyIncident
1RUN RUN TIMING (H403)H BentleyAfter the race, H Bentley stated that from a wide barrier he was obliged to make use of his mount in the early stages to hold the lead and under its top weight of 135 lbs RUN RUN TIMING was unable to finish the race off. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
2SUPER GOLDI (H477)K C LeungNear the 850 Metres was steadied to avoid GOLDEN BULL (C L Chau) which shifted in when not clear. C L Chau was advised to exercise more care. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
3STAR CLUB (H239)B AvdullaWhen questioned, B Avdulla stated that the intention was to attempt to hold a midfield position and after travelling a short distance STAR CLUB did not show sufficient pace to do so and as a result he was obliged to make some use of his mount to endeavour to maintain a position towards the back of the field. When questioned regarding his riding in the Home Straight, B Avdulla stated that as he was of the view there was some advantage to remain racing to the inside, he elected to remain positioned slightly to the inside of AUTUMN DELIGHT with a view to improving to the inside of that runner. He said when GLORY ELITE shifted out, he was then obliged to shift to the outside of AUTUMN DELIGHT approaching the 350 Metres in an attempt to secure clear running. He said when AUTUMN DELIGHT then shifted out slightly, he was held up for clear running between AUTUMN DELIGHT and CALIFORNIA ICON. He added that it was then his intention to endeavour to shift to the outside of CALIFORNIA ICON approaching the 300 Metres, however, when STAR CLUB was travelling too well to come back and clear the heels of CALIFORNIA ICON, he remained badly held up for clear running until near the 250 Metres. He further stated that when a run presented to the inside of AUTUMN DELIGHT after the 250 Metres, he was able to place STAR CLUB under full pressure where it finished the race off strongly when being directed to the outside of SUPER GOLDI near the 150 Metres. The Stewards found the tactics adopted by Jockey Avdulla were reasonable in the circumstances.
4MUST GO (J133)Z PurtonSent for sampling post-race.
5AUTUMN DELIGHT (J090)K TeetanBumped on jumping. Near the 950 Metres, when racing keenly, was steadied away from MANYTHANKS FOREVER.
6GLORY ELITE (H311)L HewitsonBlundered on jumping and lost ground. Near the 650 Metres was steadied away from MANYTHANKS FOREVER. For a short distance near the 300 Metres had difficulty obtaining clear running. Near the 150 Metres shifted in and away from SUPER GOLDI and became awkwardly placed behind MUST GO for a short distance thereafter.
7GOLDEN BULL (H019)C L Chau (-2)Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. After the race, C L Chau advised that he was instructed to go forward on his mount from the outside barrier.
8LE MAILLOT JAUNE (J034)B ThompsonWhen questioned, B Thompson stated that he was asked to hold a forward position on his mount if possible. He said after commencing well he was able to obtain an on-pace position before LE MAILLOT JAUNE gave ground quickly in the Home Straight. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of LE MAILLOT JAUNE, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, LE MAILLOT JAUNE will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
9TELECOM BULLET (J097)K De MeloRaced tight to the inside of LE MAILLOT JAUNE shortly after the start. Near the 900 Metres shifted out and away from CALIFORNIA ICON.
10WINDCHEATER (J122)L FerrarisFrom the 400 Metres became held up for clear running behind RUN RUN TIMING and then near the 300 Metres was disappointed for clear running between RUN RUN TIMING and GOLDEN BULL and did not obtain clear running until the 250 Metres. Sent for sampling post-race.
11MANYTHANKS FOREVER (J065)A AtzeniShifted out at the start and was bumped. Between the 400 Metres and the 350 Metres was held up for clear running behind WINDCHEATER.
12PATCH OF KINGDOM (H478)M L YeungNo report.
13CALIFORNIA ICON (H404)A BadelShortly after the start was bumped. Raced keenly in the middle stages.
14HEARTY WISH (E343)Y L Chung (-5)Jumped only fairly and then from a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Inside the 100 Metres had difficulty securing clear running when improving into a narrow run between RUN RUN TIMING and MANYTHANKS FOREVER which shifted in slightly.
  STRATHBARRY (H413)---STRATHBARRY, Standby Declared Starter, was withdrawn on 11.2.24 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore). Before being allowed to race again, STRATHBARRY will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Race:5 (411) GREAT PROFITS HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1600 m

Horse
No
ColourHorseJockeyIncident
1FLYING MOJITO (G412)L FerrarisRaced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
2WINNING DATA (H230)K TeetanSent for sampling post-race.
3MASTER HERO (D501)L HewitsonNo report.
4LUCKY ETERNITY (G478)Y L Chung (-5)Near the 650 Metres brushed the running rail when positioned close to WINNING DATA. After the race, Apprentice Y L Chung stated that from the inside barrier he endeavoured to obtain a forward position with cover to assist his mount in travelling comfortably. He said throughout the early and middle stages LUCKY ETERNITY travelled only fairly and was one-paced to the finish of the event. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. Sent for sampling post-race.
5ME TIME (J074)B AvdullaJumped awkwardly.
6PING HAI COMET (H344)K C LeungJumped awkwardly. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
7WINNING STEPS (G420)A BadelBumped near the 1450 Metres when racing tight to the inside of FLYING MOJITO.
8ROBOT FIGHTER (H309)C L Chau (-2)Shortly after the start was bumped by WINNING STEPS which shifted in and away from ME TIME. Near the 1450 Metres bumped with WINNING STEPS. Near the 600 Metres raced tight between STRONGEST BOY and CAN’T GO WONG which shifted out slightly.
9BEER PALACE (H361)H BentleyFrom a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
10CIRCUIT NINE (G140)A AtzeniSlow to begin.
11DEVAS TWELVE (H435)M ChadwickAfter the 400 Metres was shifted to the outside of PING HAI COMET to secure clear running and then lay in for some distance thereafter. Sent for sampling post-race.
12FOREVER FOLKS (G463)A HamelinJumped only fairly. Passing the 300 Metres was steadied away from PING HAI COMET when held up for clear running behind that runner. Was then shifted to the inside of PING HAI COMET approaching the 200 Metres, but then became held up for clear running behind MASTER HERO and did not obtain clear running until near the 100 Metres when it shifted to the inside of PING HAI COMET to do so.
13STRONGEST BOY (H027)Z PurtonNo report.
14CAN'T GO WONG (H087)M F Poon (-2)Near the 300 Metres was steadied when disappointed for clear running between FLYING MOJITO and WINNING STEPS before being shifted to the inside of FLYING MOJITO approaching the 250 Metres to obtain clear running. Then raced tight between FLYING MOJITO and DEVAS TWELVE for some distance thereafter.
  SUPER CONTENTED (H251)K De MeloWithdrawn on 11.2.24 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore) and replaced by Standby Declared Starter BEER PALACE. Before being allowed to race again, SUPER CONTENTED will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Race:6 (412) LUCKY STAR HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1400 m

Horse
No
ColourHorseJockeyIncident
1SETANTA (G095)L HewitsonCrowded shortly after the start.
2BONUS PAL (H360)K TeetanNear the 850 Metres was steadied away from DOUBLE WIN (C L Chau) which shifted in when not clear. C L Chau was reprimanded. Near the 100 Metres was directed away from DOUBLE WIN when that runner shifted out slightly.
3GOLDEN RISE (H242)Z PurtonRaced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Sent for sampling post-race.
4HAPPY DAILY (E294)Y L Chung (-5)After the 200 Metres shifted in and made contact with MR MAESTRO and became unbalanced. Then raced tight to the inside of VOLCANIC SPARK for a short distance thereafter. After the race, Apprentice Y L Chung stated that his mount was disadvantaged by having to race wide and without cover for the majority of the event and as a result did not finish the race off strongly. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
5FORERUNNER (G465)B AvdullaNo report.
6VOLCANIC SPARK (H388)M F Poon (-2)No report.
7DOUBLE WIN (H382)C L Chau (-2)Jumped only fairly. After the race, C L Chau could offer no excuse for his mount’s disappointing performance. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
8INVINCIBLE LUCKY (J119)M ChadwickFrom a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Between the 400 Metres and the 300 Metres had difficulty obtaining clear running.
9VOYAGE SAMURAI (J026)K C LeungSent for sampling post-race.
10MR MAESTRO (J033)A AtzeniJumped only fairly. Bumped after the 200 Metres and became unbalanced. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
11SMILING COLLECTOR (G128)L FerrarisNear the 800 Metres was momentarily crowded by GOLDEN RISE which, when being steadied away from BONUS PAL, then lay in and crowded SMILING COLLECTOR despite the efforts of its rider Z Purton. Sent for sampling post-race.
12WINNING HEART (H065)M L YeungShortly after the start was badly crowded for room between MR GOOD VIBES and SETANTA which was taken in by BONUS PAL which shifted in despite the efforts of its rider K Teetan. Near the 250 Metres became held up behind DOUBLE WIN and did not obtain clear running until the 100 Metres.
14MR GOOD VIBES (H180)A BadelBumped on the hindquarters shortly after the start and became unbalanced. When placed under pressure over the final 200 Metres lay out and proved difficult to ride out to the finish of the event.
13 SMART FOLKS (D343)A HamelinAfter being loaded into the barriers lunged forward and struck its head. Removed from the barriers and examined by the Veterinary Officer who said there was blood present in both nostrils of SMART FOLKS due to the contact with the barriers and was not suitable to race. Acting on this advice, SMART FOLKS was withdrawn by order of the Stewards. Before being allowed to race again, SMART FOLKS will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Race:7 (413) PROSPERITY HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1200 m

Horse
No
ColourHorseJockeyIncident
1IMA SINGLE MAN (D476)L HewitsonBumped on jumping. Bumped near the 450 Metres.
2SUPER FORTUNE (G065)M F Poon (-2)Bumped on the hindquarters on jumping and became unbalanced. After the race, M F Poon reported that SUPER FORTUNE coughed on pulling up. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
3JOYFUL HUNTER (H198)A AtzeniNo report.
4KA YING RISING (J062)Z PurtonCrowded at the start. Near the 800 Metres was steadied when it commenced to race keenly when positioned between MASSIVE ACTION and EIGHTY LIGHT YEARS. Sent for sampling post-race.
5PINS PRINCE (G013)B AvdullaJumped awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with EIGHTY LIGHT YEARS.
6ARMOUR WAR EAGLE (J039)M L YeungShifted in at the start and was bumped. Noted to have blood at the right nostril after the race. An endoscopic examination conducted on ARMOUR WAR EAGLE found that there was no blood in its trachea and therefore the blood in the nostril was determined to be not coming from the lungs and as such the horse was deemed not to have bled.
7MASSIVE ACTION (E445)A HamelinNo report.
8EIGHTY LIGHT YEARS (H170)C L Chau (-2)Bumped at the start. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
9LADY'S CHOICE (H155)K C LeungLay out under pressure over the final 100 Metres and bumped with EIGHTY LIGHT YEARS passing the winning post. Sent for sampling post-race.
10CAPTAIN WIN (E466)K TeetanJumped only fairly. Approaching the 450 Metres made contact with IMA SINGLE MAN when being shifted to the outside of PINS PRINCE to improve. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
11GOOD LUCK WIN (J135)A BadelJumped only fairly.
12SOLAR PARTNER (E364)B ThompsonJumped only fairly and then was badly crowded between SUPER FORTUNE and KA YING RISING which was taken out by SHOW RESPECT which shifted out despite the efforts of its rider.
13SUGAR BALL (H394)M ChadwickNo report.
14SHOW RESPECT (H138)Y L Chung (-5)No report.

Race:8 (414) THE CHINESE NEW YEAR CUP (HANDICAP) (Sec1) Class 1 1400 m

Horse
No
ColourHorseJockeyIncident
1COURIER WONDER (D449)L FerrarisCrowded on jumping. When questioned regarding his riding making the Home Turn and the reason RED LION was able to secure clear running to his inside near the 450 Metres, L Ferraris stated that his instructions were to ensure COURIER WONDER was properly balanced into the Home Straight and to save it up for a run to the finish from the 300 Metres. He said after being crowded at the start, COURIER WONDER became unbalanced near the 1100 Metres when MUGEN shifted out away from RED LION. He said he was then able to obtain a position to follow SUPER WEALTHY where he had RED LION positioned to his inside. He said making the Home Turn whilst he was aware RED LION was positioned to his inside, he was reluctant to improve forward to prevent RED LION from shifting out bearing in mind the instructions he had been issued by Trainer M Newnham. He added that once COURIER WONDER was balanced into the Home Straight, he then placed his mount under pressure. Mr Newnham confirmed the instructions issued and also advised that, in his opinion, COURIER WONDER does not appreciate being contacted by other horses and he had asked Jockey Ferraris to ensure that COURIER WONDER was given an uninterrupted run in the event.
2DUKE WAI (C188)Y L Chung (-5)After the race, Trainer P C Ng confirmed that he had asked Apprentice Y L Chung to take up a position behind SUPER WEALTHY in the early stages to obtain cover. He said, in his opinion, when SUPER WEALTHY did not show its customary early pace, this resulted in DUKE WAI racing in a more forward position than what he had anticipated. Apprentice Y L Chung confirmed the instructions issued by Mr Ng and advised that when DUKE WAI raced keenly, he allowed it to stride forward and lead in an attempt to allow his mount to settle.
3SUPER WEALTHY (D108)A AtzeniShifted out at the start and was bumped. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race found that horse to be a "roarer” which had previously been reported.
4RED LION (H115)Z PurtonBrushed near the 150 Metres. Sent for sampling post-race.
5RUNNING GLORY (G010)L HewitsonJumped only fairly and then was crowded between DUKE WAI and COURIER WONDER.
6MUGEN (H338)K TeetanSteadied at the 1100 Metres. Near the 150 Metres shifted in and brushed RED LION. Sent for sampling post-race.

Race:9 (415) RED PACKET HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1600 m

Horse
No
ColourHorseJockeyIncident
1SWEET ENCOUNTER (G426)Z PurtonSent for sampling post-race.
2BRAVEHEARTS (H389)A HamelinCrowded shortly after the start.
3UNBELIEVABLE (J130)K C LeungNear the 200 Metres was bumped and became unbalanced. After the race, K C Leung reported that his mount, which was having its first race start in Hong Kong, would derive benefit from today’s performance. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
4HUGE WAVE (J197)K De MeloJumped only fairly and then was crowded shortly after the start. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
5CALIFORNIA VOCE (H258)B AvdullaFrom a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Sent for sampling post-race.
6MASTER OF FORTUNE (G474)M F Poon (-2)No report.
7BOURBONAIRE (E365)H BentleyNo report.
8HOLY LAKE (H260)A AtzeniOver the concluding stages could not be ridden out when positioned close to the heels of SWEET ENCOUNTER. Sent for sampling post-race.
9SOLEIL FIGHTER (J127)K TeetanRaced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
10EIGHTEEN CARAT (J104)A BadelJumped only fairly and then was crowded by BRAVEHEARTS which was taken in by HOLY LAKE. Near the 200 Metres was bumped and became unbalanced.
11POWERFUL WINGS (G225)B ThompsonBumped on jumping. Shifted out and away from SILVER UP near the 250 Metres. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
12SILVER UP (J078)M ChadwickShifted in at the start and was bumped. Near the 300 Metres became held up behind HOLY LAKE and was then shifted to the outside of HOLY LAKE and SOLEIL FIGHTER to secure clear running approaching the 200 Metres.
13ZOOM BOOM (G131)Y L Chung (-5)From the outside barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Held up for clear running on the Home Turn. Approaching the 200 Metres was held up for clear running when crowded between UNBELIEVABLE and EIGHTEEN CARAT which shifted out. In this incident, ZOOM BOOM was bumped and became unbalanced.
14I KEEP WINNING (H400)H T Mo (-2)A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
  THE HEIR (H459)L HewitsonWithdrawn on 11.2.24 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore) and replaced by Standby Declared Starter BOURBONAIRE. Before being allowed to race again, THE HEIR will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Race:10 (416) YUE YEE HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 2 1200 m

Horse
No
ColourHorseJockeyIncident
1PACKING TREADMILL (G161)L HewitsonNear the 200 Metres was brushed by REWARDING TOGETHER which lay in and away from BUNDLE OF CHARM.
2FLYING ACE (G045)Z PurtonSlow to begin and then from a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
3HOWDEEPISYOURLOVE (H093)B AvdullaSent for sampling post-race.
4INVINCIBLE SAGE (H301)A BadelJumped awkwardly and then from a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Had difficulty obtaining clear running between the 400 Metres and the 200 Metres.
5GALAXY PATCH (H399)K TeetanAt the 900 Metres shifted out when being steadied away from WE ARE HERO. Lay in approaching the 150 Meres and was bumped. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Sent for sampling post-race.
6GOOD LUCK FRIEND (D228)H T Mo (-2)Near the 900 Metres was steadied to avoid LUCKY ENCOUNTER (A Atzeni) which shifted in when not clear. A Atzeni was reprimanded. At the 900 Metres was again steadied away from LUCKY ENCOUNTER. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
7BEAUTY CHARGE (G231)K C LeungFrom the outside barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. At the 900 Metres was taken wider by GALAXY PATCH. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
8MAJESTIC KNIGHT (G258)H BentleyCrowded at the 900 Metres. Between the 350 Metres and the 250 Metres was held up for clear running between HOWDEEPISYOURLOVE and LUCKY ENCOUNTER. Over the concluding stages was held up behind LUCKY ENCOUNTER and could not be ridden out to the finish. After the race, H Bentley stated that his intention was to lead the event, but after being slow to begin, MAJESTIC KNIGHT settled further back than he was instructed.
9REWARDING TOGETHER (D334)M ChadwickNo report.
10WE ARE HERO (G207)Y L Chung (-5)When the pace steadied at the 900 Metres improved to the inside of GOOD LUCK FRIEND where there was not sufficient room, resulting in WE ARE HERO being badly crowded, having to be checked and making contact with MAJESTIC KNIGHT. Held up for clear running between the 400 Metres and the 250 Metres. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
11BUNDLE OF CHARM (G213)A HamelinRaced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
12ASTROLOGER (G102)B ThompsonB Thompson was reminded of his obligation not to use the whip on a horse which was out of contention.
13LUCKY ENCOUNTER (H274)A AtzeniWhen the pace steadied at the 900 Metres was awkwardly placed behind REWARDING TOGETHER and was steadied away from the heels of that runner. Approaching the 150 Metres became unbalanced when bumped by GALAXY PATCH which shifted in abruptly before being corrected by its rider K Teetan.

Race:11 (417) KUT CHEONG HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1400 m

Horse
No
ColourHorseJockeyIncident
1BLUE MARLIN (H078)H BentleyJumped only fairly. From the 800 Metres raced wide and without cover.
2QUANTUM PATCH (H166)K TeetanNear the 200 Metres raced tight to the inside of KARMA for a short distance.
3SUPER WINNER (C341)M F Poon (-2)No report.
4SINBA (H091)Y L Chung (-5)From a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
5LESLIE (E471)K C LeungJumped awkwardly. Near the 400 Metres was disappointed for clear running between E LEGEND and RUN RUN COOL which shifted to the outside of SUPER WINNER to improve. Was then held up for clear running until approaching the 150 Metres.
6STORM RIDER (J027)K H Chan (-5)K H Chan pleaded guilty to a careless riding charge for causing interference leaving the 1100 Metres (see MAGNIFICENT NINE). After the race, K H Chan reported that from a wide barrier he was obliged to make use of his mount in the early stages to cross and race outside the lead. He added that entering the Home Straight STORM RIDER came under pressure and gave ground from that point onwards. Trainer D A Hayes advised that, in his opinion, the early section of the race, which was run inside of standard time, may have affected the ability of STORM RIDER to finish the race off. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of STORM RIDER was considered to be disappointing as compared to its previous race starts. Before being allowed to race again, STORM RIDER will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. Sent for sampling post-race.
7KARMA (G392)M L YeungIn the middle stages raced keenly and lay out.
8JOLLY RULER (E346)L HewitsonAfter the race, L Hewitson reported that he was instructed to find cover from the outside barrier and as a result he was obliged to shift across behind runners in the early stages to comply with his instructions. Assistant Trainer H F Yiu confirmed the instructions issued. A veterinary inspection immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
9RUN RUN COOL (E322)L FerrarisNear the 200 Metres was bumped by STORM RIDER which shifted in whilst giving ground. After the race, L Ferraris reported that from an inside barrier he was instructed to take up a forward position and as a result he rode his mount along in the early stages to comply with his instructions. Trainer F C Lor confirmed the instructions issued.
10E LEGEND (G028)M ChadwickNo report.
11SUPERB KID (H298)K De MeloJumped only fairly. Sent for sampling post-race.
12GIDDY UP (J020)A HamelinBumped at the start. Sent for sampling post-race.
13MAGNIFICENT NINE (H433)Z PurtonK H Chan (STORM RIDER) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that leaving the 1100 Metres he allowed his mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of MAGNIFICENT NINE, resulting in MAGNIFICENT NINE being checked away from the heels of STORM RIDER and losing its running. K H Chan was suspended from riding in races for one Hong Kong raceday to be conducted on Thursday, 15 February 2024 at Happy Valley. In assessing penalty, the Stewards determined the carelessness grade 2 and the consequences grade 2 and also considered his excellent race riding record. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
14TALENTS AMBITION (J136)A AtzeniBumped on jumping and then shortly after the start was crowded by GIDDY UP which shifted in despite the efforts of its rider.
  WINNER METHOD (E178)C L Chau (-2)Withdrawn on 9.2.24 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore) and replaced by Standby Declared Starter SUPER WINNER. Before being allowed to race again, WINNER METHOD will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

General

1.

Racing Laboratory tests of HAPPY HERO, DIAMOND WINNER, GOLDEN FAIRY, HARMONY N HOME, HERCULES, COLONEL, GALLANT VALOUR, TELECOM SPEED, YEABOI, HARMONY FIRE, SUPER FAST DRAGON, CIRCUIT SEVEN, NOBLE PURSUIT, SURE JOYFUL, TURIN WARRIOR, HAPPY GOLF, ALLOY KING, HARMONY N BLESSED, CELESTIAL COLOURS, NICCONI COUNTY, TOMODACHI KOKOROE, BEAUTY WAVES, SIMPLY MAVERICK and RED HARE KING (31.1.24) proved negative.

Summary

1. Withdrawals

Race 1
NOBLE ONE on 11.2.24 on veterinary advice

Race 4
STRATHBARRY (standby runner) on 11.2.24 on veterinary advice

Race 5
SUPER CONTENTED on 11.2.24 on veterinary advice

Race 6
SMART FOLKS at barriers on veterinary advice

Race 9
THE HEIR on 11.2.24 on veterinary advice

Race 11
WINNER METHOD on 9.2.24 on veterinary advice

2. Riding Changes

After riding in Race 7, C L Chau became indisposed and was stood down by the Chief Medical Officer. As such, permission was given for the following riding substitutions:

Race 10: B Thompson on ASTROLOGER
Race 11: M F Poon on SUPER WINNER

3. Reprimands

Race 6
C L Chau (DOUBLE WIN) for shifting in near the 850 Metres

Race 10
A Atzeni (LUCKY ENCOUNTER) for shifting in near the 900 Metres

4. Warnings

Race 1
Apprentice Y L Chung (HAPPY TANGO) for shifting in shortly after the start

Race 3
L Hewitson (PARTERRE) for shifting in near the 850 Metres
Apprentice E C W Wong (GOLDEN LINK) for shifting in near the 1000 Metres

Race 4
C L Chau (GOLDEN BULL) for shifting in near the 850 Metres

Race 10
B Thompson (ASTROLOGER) for using the whip on a horse which was out of contention

5. Suspension

Race 11
K H Chan (STORM RIDER) for careless riding leaving the 1100 Metres (Thursday, 15 February 2024 – 1 Hong Kong raceday)

6. Bleeder

Race 3
MASTER MASTERMIND

7. Irregular Heart Rhythm

Race 2
APEX TOP

8. Barrier Trials

Race 2
APEX TOP (heart irregularity)
Race 3
MASTER MASTERMIND (bleeder and racing manners)

Race 4
LE MAILLOT JAUNE (unacceptable performance)

Race 6
SMART FOLKS (barrier manners)

Race 11
STORM RIDER (disappointing performance)

9. Official Veterinary Examinations

Race 1
NOBLE ONE

Race 2
APEX TOP

Race 3
MASTER MASTERMIND

Race 4
LE MAILLOT JAUNE
STRATHBARRY

Race 5
SUPER CONTENTED

Race 6
SMART FOLKS

Race 9
THE HEIRAlfred Cah

Race 11
STORM RIDER
WINNER METHOD

10. Course and False Outside Rail Arrangement

Turf A Course

11. Rolling Arrangement

The track was rolled after Race 6.

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