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Sha Tin stewards' report

08/05/2019 - Sha Tin

Going:

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

All Weather Track - Wet Slow

Clegg Hammer Reading: 7.04

Racing Stewards:

Mr Silas S S Yang JPChairman

Mr Howard Lau Chi Pong

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 (640) KIU TSUI HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1650 m

SPEEDY WALLY shifted out at the start and bumped SLEEP EDUCATION. After this, SPEEDY WALLY was shifted across behind runners.
REEVE’S MUNTJAC shifted out at the start and bumped RAZOR QUEST, causing that horse to lose ground when crowded for room inside PLAY WISE. Then a short distance after this, REEVE’S MUNTJAC was steadied away from the heels of FLASH FAMOUS which shifted out.
Despite being vigorously ridden in the early stages, STARLIT KNIGHT failed to muster speed.
Passing the winning post on the first occasion, SLEEP EDUCATION was awkwardly placed inside the heels of MULTIGOGO. Then approaching the 1400 Metres, SLEEP EDUCATION was steadied away from the heels of MULTIGOGO (K Teetan) which shifted in. K Teetan was advised to ensure that he leaves comfortable racing room for runners to his inside in similar circumstances.
After the 1400 Metres, REEVE’S MUNTJAC got its head on the side and lay out towards the heels of RAZOR QUEST when reluctant to maintain its position inside that horse.
Making the turn near the 700 Metres, ASSOCIATION FANS shifted in, brushed the running rail and became unbalanced. FLASH FAMOUS, which was following ASSOCIATION FANS, also shifted in and brushed the running rail at the same point.
Approaching the 600 Metres, SLEEP EDUCATION was momentarily crowded for room between SPEEDY WALLY which improved around SLEEP EDUCATION and RAZOR QUEST which shifted out marginally away from the heels of STARLIT KNIGHT.
Throughout the race, MULTIGOGO travelled wide and without cover.
After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that FLASH FAMOUS had sustained an overreach wound to the outside of the left front heel and that an endoscopic examination conducted on MULTIGOGO showed a substantial amount of blood in its trachea. Before being allowed to race again, MULTIGOGO will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of SLEEP EDUCATION and SPEEDY WALLY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, both horses were unable to be scoped due to being fractious.
FLASH FAMOUS, BUDDIES and ASSOCIATION FANS were sent for sampling.
<9/5/2019 Additional Veterinary Report>After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that an endoscopic examination conducted on MULTIGOGO showed a substantial amount of blood in its trachea. MULTIGOGO was again examined by the Veterinary Officer at the stables of Trainer A S Cruz this morning. He said at this time he noted the horse to be lame in its right front leg. As previously advised, MULTIGOGO will be subjected to an official veterinary examination before being allowed to race again.

Race:2 (641) HAP MUN BAY HANDICAP (Sec2) Class 4 1200 m

Whilst in the saddling stalls, ELITE BOY had its left hind plate refitted. ELITE BOY was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.
BIG POWER shifted out at the start and raced tight inside the hindquarters of SKY TREASURE.
MANFUL STAR began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped ELITE BOY, causing both horses to become unbalanced.
From a wide barrier, BOND ELEGANCE was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
Near the 500 Metres, MEHBOOB became badly unbalanced after shifting in and brushing the running rail when momentarily racing tight inside SWEETIE BARLEY.
Passing the 400 Metres, SWEETIE BARLEY and CORRE RAPIDO raced tight.
Passing the 200 Metres, SWEETIE BARLEY was awkwardly placed inside ELITE BOY and behind LUNAR ZEPHYR.
Approaching the 50 Metres, VERY LUCKY raced tight inside LUNAR ZEPHYR which was taken in marginally by ELITE BOY when that horse shifted in under pressure.
Throughout the race, ELITE BOY travelled wide and without cover.
The performance of BIG POWER, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, BIG POWER 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 BIG POWER and MANFUL STAR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of SWEETIE BARLEY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.
CORRE RAPIDO, SKY TREASURE and BOND ELEGANCE were sent for sampling.

Race:3 (642) SILVERMINE BAY HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 5 1200 m

INVESTOR BOOM shifted out at the start and bumped SURE SUPREME.
OTOUTO shifted out at the start and bumped JIMSON THE FAMOUS and then a short distance after the start was bumped by ADONIS which shifted out. Then, despite being vigorously ridden along for a considerable distance in the early stages, OTOUTO failed to muster speed.
From the outside barrier, STAR SUPERIOR was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.
Near the 700 Metres, SURE SUPREME was left racing wide and without cover.
Near the 350 Metres, THE HAPPY BUNCH raced tight outside EXPONENTS which shifted out when improving to the outside of HIDDEN SPIRIT.
After the race, M F Poon (THE HAPPY BUNCH) stated that the horse never travelled on the bit at any stage of the race and was disappointing in its failure to close off the race. A veterinary inspection of THE HAPPY BUNCH immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.
When questioned regarding his riding of INVESTOR BOOM over the final 200 Metres, Apprentice C Wong said that his mount was commencing to finish off the race after the 250 Metres and he was aware of ADONIS racing in advance of INVESTOR BOOM. He said he was also aware of JIMSON THE FAMOUS racing outside of INVESTOR BOOM, so he was reluctant to shift immediately to the outside of MAJESTIC ENDEAVOUR as he was concerned that he may cause interference to JIMSON THE FAMOUS. He said he therefore steadied his mount for a short distance after the 200 Metres at which time there was sufficient room for INVESTOR BOOM to shift to the outside of MAJESTIC ENDEAVOUR. He said after improving to the outside of that horse after the 150 Metres, he then placed his mount under pressure, however, INVESTOR BOOM hung out and close to the finishing line shifted out and bumped JIMSON THE FAMOUS. He said because of this he was restricted in his riding out of the horse over the concluding stages. Apprentice Wong was advised that given that ADONIS and MAJESTIC ENDEAVOUR were some way in advance of INVESTOR BOOM, he should have commenced to position his mount to the outside of MAJESTIC ENDEAVOUR after the 300 Metres so that INVESTOR BOOM’s momentum would not be impeded by him having to stop riding and shifting to the outside of MAJESTIC ENDEAVOUR. 
A veterinary inspection of MAJESTIC ENDEAVOUR and ADONIS immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of STRIKING MR C immediately following the race found that horse to be a "roarer” which had previously been reported.
THE HAPPY BUNCH, EXPONENTS and FAME AND FORTUNE were sent for sampling.

Race:4 (643) HAP MUN BAY HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1200 m

BLADE RACER, MCMUNIGAL and LET’S COME BACK all began only fairly.
CHARITYDREAM shifted out at the start and bumped HEARTS KEEPER.
Despite being ridden along in the early stages, VIVA COUNCIL failed to muster speed and raced back in the field.
For a considerable distance after the 1000 Metres, BLADE RACER was awkwardly placed behind GRAND HARBOUR.
Rounding the Home Turn, HEARTS KEEPER was awkwardly placed behind BLADE RACER which was commencing to give ground. Then shortly after entering the Straight, HEARTS KEEPER was shifted to the inside of EVER STRONG after being disappointed for running between that horse which shifted out and BLADE RACER which continued to give ground.
VIVA COUNCIL was unable to obtain clear running over the final 300 Metres and consequently was not able to be tested.
Throughout the race, CHARITYDREAM and MULTIMAX travelled wide and without cover.
A veterinary inspection of VIVA COUNCIL immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
GRAND HARBOUR and COOLCELEB were sent for sampling.

Race:5 (644) PUI O HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1800 m

From wide barriers, ENFOLDING, GREAT TREASURE and ENJOYABLE SUCCESS were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
LUCKY SHINY DAY was ridden along for some distance in the early stages, however, failed to muster speed and near the 1700 Metres was shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.
Approaching the 1700 Metres, WHISKY KNIGHT, when being ridden along, shifted out towards the heels of FAITHFUL TRINITY (M Chadwick) which at this time was being shifted in when not fully clear. M Chadwick was reprimanded.
For some distance after passing the winning post on the first occasion, KING’S MAN raced in restricted room inside GENERAL DINO when being ridden along to improve into tight running inside that horse.
Approaching the 600 Metres, CROWN AVENUE got its head up when awkwardly placed behind WHISKY KNIGHT. After this, CROWN AVENUE raced in restricted room when improving into tight running between WHISKY KNIGHT and GOLDEN KID. Then rounding the Home Turn, CROWN AVENUE was awkwardly placed behind KING’S MAN which raced close to the heels of BRING IT ON.
ENJOYABLE SUCCESS was held up for clear running rounding the Home Turn behind GOLDEN KID.
At the entrance to the Straight, LUCKY SHINY DAY shifted out and bumped ENFOLDING.
Passing the 300 Metres, K Teetan (GENERAL DINO) dropped his right rein.
After the 200 Metres, BUNDLE OF ENERGY, which was giving ground, raced tight outside ENJOYABLE SUCCESS which shifted out.
Near the 100 Metres, KING’S MAN was shifted to the inside of ENFOLDING.
C Y Ho (WHISKY KNIGHT) was warned against the practice of raising his whip arm above the height of his shoulder.
After the race, K C Leung (BUNDLE OF ENERGY) reported that after being crossed by BRING IT ON after the 1200 Metres, BUNDLE OF ENERGY appeared to resent the kickback as the horse did not travel well after this. A veterinary inspection of BUNDLE OF ENERGY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of CROWN AVENUE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
GENERAL DINO and ENFOLDING were sent for sampling.
<9/5/2019 Additional Veterinary Report>The Veterinary Surgeon reported that BRING IT ON was lame in its right front leg on the morning after racing. Before being allowed to race again, BRING IT ON will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Race:6 (645) CAFETERIA HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 2 1650 m

KING GENKI was withdrawn on 7.5.19 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore). Before being allowed to race again, KING GENKI will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
PEOPLE’S KNIGHT shifted out at the start and bumped PARTY TOGETHER.
PACKING WARRIOR began only fairly.
After the 1100 Metres, PARTY TOGETHER commenced to travel keenly.
Approaching the 400 Metres, TURIN REDSTAR raced tight outside PEOPLE’S KNIGHT as that horse improved into tight running between TURIN REDSTAR and RAGING BLITZKRIEG.
Throughout the race, ROYAL PERFORMER travelled wide and without cover.
A veterinary inspection of GOOD OMEN and STIMULATION immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
GLORIOUS ARTIST and RAGING BLITZKRIEG were sent for sampling.
<9/5/2019 Additional Veterinary Report>GOOD OMEN, which performed poorly, was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said at that time there were no significant findings. GOOD OMEN was again examined by the Veterinary Officer at the stables of Trainer C H Yip this morning. He said at this time he noted the horse to be lame in its right front leg. Before being allowed to race again, GOOD OMEN will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Race:7 (646) CHEUNG SHA HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1200 m

TEAM FORTUNE was withdrawn on 7.5.19 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter FANTASTIC FABIO (T H So). Before being allowed to race again, TEAM FORTUNE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
After the blindfold was removed from JUST NOT LISTENING, that horse became fractious and lunged at the front gates and then as the start was effected lifted its front feet off the ground and consequently lost ground. JUST NOT LISTENING was then crossed by CAO CAO in the early stages.
E GENERATION began awkwardly and lost ground.
HAPPY FUN began only fairly.
FANTASTIC FABIO shifted out at the start and bumped JOYFUL MOMENTS which in turn shifted out and bumped COBY OPPA which began awkwardly.
From a wide barrier, JOYFUL MOMENTS was steadied to obtain cover in the early stages.
Making the turn approaching the 700 Metres, MASSIVE POCKET was momentarily eased away from the heels of FANTASTIC FABIO.
At the 700 Metres, ENCORE BOY was eased away from the heels of COBY OPPA which shifted in when just clear.
Passing the 300 Metres, C Schofield (JUST NOT LISTENING) dropped his left rein.
Throughout the race, CASA DE FORCA travelled wide and without cover.
A veterinary inspection of E GENERATION immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.
A veterinary inspection of MASSIVE POCKET 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, MASSIVE POCKET will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of CAO CAO immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
JUST NOT LISTENING, COBY OPPA and HANDSOME REBEL were sent for sampling.

Race:8 (647) CLEAR WATER BAY HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1650 m

MONGOLIAN LEGEND was slow to begin.
TANG FLEMING shifted out at the start, resulting in WILLIE WAY being taken out onto FAMOUS WARRIOR which became unbalanced after being bumped by WILLIE WAY. After this, despite being ridden along, FAMOUS WARRIOR failed to muster speed.
From the outside barriers, HANG’S DECISION and OWNERS’ STAR were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
In the early stages, JADE FORTUNE was left racing wide and without cover and after the 1300 Metres commenced to prove very difficult to settle. JADE FORTUNE was then allowed to improve its position, however, continued to race wide and without cover.
Approaching the 500 Metres, NUCLEAR POWER raced tight outside WILLIE WAY which improved into tight running between NUCLEAR POWER and DRAGON COMMANDER.
GAMEPLAYER EMPEROR went amiss in its right front leg at the 300 Metres, resulting in K C Leung being dislodged.
Near the 150 Metres, M F Poon (NUCLEAR POWER) dropped his whip.
M L Yeung (MONGOLIAN LEGEND) said that due to the track conditions he was unaware that K C Leung had been dislodged until he was very close to that rider. He said as soon as he became aware that K C Leung had been dislodged, he immediately took evasive action in an attempt to avoid the fallen rider. He said because of the actions that he had to take in an attempt to avoid Jockey Leung, he then eased MONGOLIAN LEGEND down over the concluding stages. A veterinary inspection of MONGOLIAN LEGEND immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
PING HAI TREASURE and TANG FLEMING were sent for sampling. Samples were also taken from GAMEPLAYER EMPEROR.

General

1. Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 5 May 2019

Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of WINNING METHOD, JUDY’S STAR, DOCTORS DELIGHT, MONEY MARSHAL, SUNNY BOY, AMBITIOUS HEART, ALLIED AGILITY, SUPER JUNIOR, YOUNG LEGEND, BEAUTY DAY, TOUCH OF LUCK, BELLAGIO, DESTIN, SAVVY SIX, MULTIMILLION, DIAMOND KING, SMART ROCKET, GRAND CHANCELLOR, NOT USUAL TALENT, SILVER FIG and YICHUN BLITZ revealed no apparent abnormality.

2.

Racing Laboratory tests of HAPPY ALUMNI, MONICA, LOOKING GOOD, DAN CONTROL, GOLDEN SIXTY, LOCKHEED, MERIDIAN GENIUS, EVERYONE’S JOY, DUKE WAI, KA YING STAR, HARMONY VICTORY, SPLENDOUR AND GOLD, CHAMPION SUPREME, CORDYCEPS, SANTA ANA LANE, BEAT THE CLOCK, RATTAN, BEAUTY GENERATION, SINGAPORE SLING, WIN BRIGHT, EXULTANT, UNCLE STEVE, SOLAR WAI WAI, CRAIG’S STAR, FLYING THUNDER and FULL OF BEAUTY (28.4.19) proved negative.

Summary

1. Withdrawals

Race 6: KING GENKI on 7.5.19 on veterinary advice.

Race 7: TEAM FORTUNE on 7.5.19 on veterinary advice.

2. Reprimand

Race 5: M Chadwick (FAITHFUL TRINITY) for shifting in approaching the 1700 Metres.

3. Warnings

Race 1: K Teetan (MULTIGOGO) for shifting in approaching the 1400 Metres.

Race 3: Apprentice C Wong (INVESTOR BOOM) re his riding over the final 200 Metres.

Race 5: C Y Ho (WHISKY KNIGHT) for raising his whip arm above the height of his shoulder.

4. Barrier Trial

Race 2: BIG POWER

5. Official Veterinary Examinations

Race 1: MULTIGOGO

Race 2: BIG POWER

Race 6: KING GENKI

Race 7: TEAM FORTUNE

MASSIVE POCKET

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