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Sha Tin stewards' report

23/06/2019 - Sha Tin

Going:

Races 1,2,3:

Turf - Good

Races 4,5,6,7,8,9,10:

Turf - Good To Firm

Penetrometer Reading: 2.70

Racing Stewards:

The Hon Martin Liao Cheung Kong SBS JPChairman

Mr Edward Chan King Sang JP

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 (751) TATE'S CAIRN HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 5 1200 m

NASHASHUK shifted in at the start and bumped PERFECT CHOICE which in turn shifted in and bumped YEE CHEONG LUCKY which became badly unbalanced.
STARLOT began only fairly and then from a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Also from wide barriers, COUR VALANT, SOCCER MASTER and ADONIS were shifted across behind runners shortly after the start.
Approaching the 1100 Metres, as COUR VALANT was being steadied to obtain cover, that horse got its head up on a number of occasions and lay in across the heels of OTOUTO, resulting in COUR VALANT losing ground.
Approaching the 1000 Metres, EXPONENTS, PERFECT CHOICE and WINNING CIRCLE raced tight inside MULTIMAX (Apprentice K H Chan) which got its head on the side and shifted in away from NICE FANDANGO (G van Niekerk). Apprentice Chan was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he makes every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground in similar circumstances.
G van Niekerk was found guilty of a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 1000 Metres he permitted NICE FANDANGO to shift in when not clear of MULTIMAX, which was racing tight to the outside of EXPONENTS, being taken in onto that horse causing EXPONENTS to be crowded for room, hampered, and taken in onto PERFECT CHOICE which was severely hampered and in turn taken in across the running of WINNING CIRCLE which was severely checked. SHOW MISSION, which was racing to the inside of WINNING CIRCLE, also became very badly unbalanced and was hampered after being crowded for room inside that horse. G van Niekerk was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Sunday, 7 July 2019 and to expire on Thursday, 11 July 2019 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays). In addition, G van Niekerk was fined $35,000. When this incident occurred, YEE CHEONG LUCKY shifted out away from the heels of EXPONENTS, resulting in NASHASHUK being hampered and taken wider. NASHASHUK then got its head up when being steadied with a view to obtaining cover. After this incident, EXPONENTS was left racing wide and without cover. After the race, Z Purton reported that due to WINNING CIRCLE being severely checked, his saddle shifted back, placing him at a disadvantage for the remainder of the race.
Passing the 500 Metres, ADONIS raced in restricted room when attempting to improve inside SUNNY ORIENT and racing tight outside COUR VALANT.
NICE FANDANGO lay out making the Home Turn.
Passing the 200 Metres, EXPONENTS was awkwardly placed inside the heels of YEE CHEONG LUCKY which lay in under pressure. This resulted in C Y Ho, the rider of YEE CHEONG LUCKY, having to stop riding and straighten the horse. When YEE CHEONG LUCKY was straightened, COUR VALANT, which was following, was momentarily awkwardly placed behind that horse.
After the 200 Metres, COUR VALANT got its head on the side and lay in under pressure.
A veterinary inspection of SOCCER MASTER and WINNING CIRCLE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
NICE FANDANGO and MULTIMAX were sent for sampling.

Race:2 (752) SHA TIN HEIGHTS HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 2000 m

FORTUNE PATROL began only fairly.
Shortly after the start, GORGEOUS AGAIN and AMAZING AGILITY were crowded for room between BULLISH GLORY and GREEN DISPATCH, both of which shifted ground. After this, both BULLISH GLORY and AMAZING AGILITY were steadied to obtain cover.
After passing the winning post on the first occasion, BULLISH GLORY became badly unbalanced after getting its head on the side and shifting in towards the heels of FORTUNE PATROL.
Near the 1500 Metres, HO HO FEEL was shifted out away from the heels of GORGEOUS AGAIN, resulting in HAPPY ROCKY being taken wider. After this, HAPPY ROCKY commenced to travel keenly when steadied to obtain a trailing position, however, was not able to do so and consequently travelled wide and without cover for the remainder of the race.
After the 1300 Metres, BULLISH GLORY got its head up when being checked away from the heels of HO HO FEEL.
Passing the 500 Metres, SKY GEM raced tight outside DOR DOR which shifted to the outside of GREEN DISPATCH.
Approaching the 300 Metres, FORTUNE PATROL was crowded for room between BULLISH GLORY and HAPPY ROCKY which shifted out away from LONDON HALL when giving ground.
A veterinary inspection of FORTUNE PATROL immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.
LONDON HALL, HO HO FEEL and GORGEOUS AGAIN were sent for sampling.

Race:3 (753) THE PREMIER CUP (HANDICAP) (Sec1) Group Three 1400 m

WINNER’S WAY was slow to begin.
TIME TO CELEBRATE shifted out at the start and bumped DRAGON GENERAL, causing both horses to become unbalanced. After this, DRAGON GENERAL was shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.
From the outside barrier, JOLLY BANNER was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Passing the 400 Metres, MORETHANLUCKY raced tight between TIME TO CELEBRATE and FLYING THUNDER.
FLYING THUNDER and TIME TO CELEBRATE were sent for sampling.

Race:4 (754) PIPER'S HILL HANDICAP (Sec2) Class 4 1400 m

SUN SUN FA FA was withdrawn on 20.6.19 by order of the Stewards (stable transfer) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter JIMSON THE DRAGON (A Domeyer).
MY WINNER was badly crowded for room on jumping between EZRA and PHENOMENAL, both of which shifted ground. Due to making contact with MY WINNER, both EZRA and PHENOMENAL became unbalanced. Shortly after the start, CIRCUIT THREE shifted out and became awkwardly placed close to the heels of EZRA which shifted in after becoming unbalanced.
OUR GREEN began awkwardly and then was bumped by SLEEP EDUCATION which was taken out initially by THOU SHALL SING and then further on by WAYFOONG CHARMER which shifted out. This resulted in SLEEP EDUCATION being steadied.
VOYAGE STAR began very awkwardly and made heavy contact with the outside of its barrier gate, causing its rider, Z Purton, to become unbalanced. VOYAGE STAR then shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of HIGH REV which became unbalanced.
In the early stages, SUPREME PLUS and HIGH REV were steadied from wide barriers to obtain cover.
Despite being ridden along in the early stages, HAPPY WARRIOR failed to muster speed and after the 1300 Metres was shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.
On two occasions passing the 1300 Metres, EZRA and PHENOMENAL bumped.
When being steadied to allow WAYFOONG CHARMER to cross near the 1100 Metres, PHENOMENAL got its head up and raced keenly.
Passing the 1000 Metres, SUPREME PLUS was steadied when crowded for room inside HAPPY WARRIOR (C Y Ho) which shifted in. C Y Ho was reprimanded.
WAYFOONG CHARMER made the Home Turn awkwardly, shifted out and brushed THOU SHALL SING. WAYFOONG CHARMER then lay out under pressure in the Straight and proved difficult to ride.
HIGH REV lay in over the final 200 Metres.
Throughout the race, THOU SHALL SING travelled wide and without cover.
The performance of PHENOMENAL, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, PHENOMENAL 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 PHENOMENAL immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
After the race, Z Purton stated that after VOYAGE STAR began very awkwardly, he was able to obtain a position with cover. He said after being shifted out rounding the Home Turn, VOYAGE STAR was momentarily awkwardly placed outside THOU SHALL SING which was taken out by WAYFOONG CHARMER. He said he placed VOYAGE STAR under pressure, however, the horse did not respond and then after the 300 Metres VOYAGE STAR was shifted out away from the heels of WAYFOONG CHARMER which shifted out. He said after this VOYAGE STAR weakened and appeared to him to be experiencing breathing issues as the horse made an abnormal breathing noise. A veterinary inspection of VOYAGE STAR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. Before being allowed to race again, VOYAGE STAR will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of SUPREME PLUS immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
HIGH REV and EZRA were sent for sampling.

Race:5 (755) KAU TO SHAN HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1200 m

BREEZE OF SPRING began only fairly and then shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of SMILING SUCCESS, causing SMILING SUCCESS to become unbalanced and BREEZE OF SPRING to lose ground.
SUPER EIGHTEEN and SPICY REALLY bumped at the start. From a wide barrier, SUPER EIGHTEEN was then steadied and shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
HAPPY PROJECT and SUPER LUCKY began awkwardly.
Approaching the 1100 Metres, BREEZE OF SPRING was momentarily awkwardly placed outside the heels of BRIGHT KID.
When being steadied to obtain a position with cover behind JIMSON THE DRAGON, LIGHTNING TREASURE travelled keenly and near the 900 Metres was awkwardly placed close to the heels of JIMSON THE DRAGON. LIGHTNING TREASURE then made the turn after the 900 Metres very awkwardly, shifted out and bumped EIGHT TRIGRAMS.
Passing the 400 Metres, BRIGHT KID raced tight between EIGHT TRIGRAMS and LIGHTNING TREASURE.
Near the 350 Metres, BREEZE OF SPRING commenced to shift out under pressure and then continued to shift out approaching the 200 Metres.
Passing the 250 Metres, SUPER EIGHTEEN and EIGHT TRIGRAMS bumped heavily, causing both horses to become unbalanced.
Approaching the 100 Metres, EIGHT TRIGRAMS was momentarily crowded for room between BRIGHT KID and SUPER EIGHTEEN which shifted in under pressure. In this incident, EIGHT TRIGRAMS made contact with the hindquarters of BRIGHT KID which became unbalanced.
Passing the winning post, LIGHTNING TREASURE raced tight inside SUPER EIGHTEEN. 
Throughout the race, MONKEY JEWELLERY travelled wide and without cover.
A veterinary inspection of MONKEY JEWELLERY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
CHICKEN DANCE and SUPER EIGHTEEN were sent for sampling.

Race:6 (756) PIPER'S HILL HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1400 m

GOLDEN GENERAL was withdrawn on 22.6.19 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter CALLING THE SHOTS (H T Mo). Before being allowed to race again, GOLDEN GENERAL will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
DIONYSUS COLLIN began awkwardly.
CITY LEGEND began only fairly, shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of NICE KICK which became unbalanced.
BELLAGIO began only fairly.
From wide barriers, SAM’S LOVE, HAVE FUN TOGETHER, TELECOM ROCKET and HARBOUR CENTURY were all steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.
After the 1100 Metres, TELECOM ROCKET commenced to prove difficult to settle and was awkwardly placed behind BELLAGIO.
At the 1000 Metres, EMPIRE STAR was left racing wide and without cover.
Approaching and passing the 600 Metres, HARBOUR CENTURY got its head on the side and lay out.
Passing the 500 Metres, FLYING VICTORY and EMPIRE STAR bumped.
NICE KICK had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.
Close to the finishing line, EMPIRE STAR raced tight inside BELLAGIO which shifted in under pressure.
After the race, the Veterinary Surgeon reported that EMPIRE STAR was lame in its left front leg. Before being allowed to race again, EMPIRE STAR will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of CITY LEGEND and HAVE FUN TOGETHER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
BELLAGIO and EMPIRE STAR were sent for sampling.

Race:7 (757) MA ON SHAN HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1000 m

STAR OF THEHARBOUR shifted in at the start and bumped LOOK ERAS.
HAPPY TIME, which was fractious in the barriers, began very awkwardly and lost ground.
HAIR TRIGGER was crowded for room at the start between BETHANY and VOYAGE WARRIOR which shifted out.
Passing the 400 Metres, HONG KONG BET got its head on the side and shifted in abruptly.
G van Niekerk, the rider of HAPPY TIME, was reminded of his obligation to ride his mounts out all the way to the end of the race where appropriate circumstances exist.
After the race, M L Yeung stated that after placing HARD PROMISE under pressure prior to the 400 Metres, his saddle shifted back soon after which placed him at a disadvantage.
Also after the race, M Harley expressed concern regarding the action of ARDENODE. A veterinary inspection of ARDENODE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
VOYAGE WARRIOR and HEALTHY LUCK were sent for sampling.

Race:8 (758) THE PREMIER PLATE (HANDICAP) (Sec1) Group Three 1800 m

INSAYSHABLE was withdrawn on raceday morning by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (fever). Before being allowed to race again, INSAYSHABLE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
RISE HIGH shifted out at the start and bumped SEASONS BLOOM.
From the outside barrier, MONGOLIAN KING was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
CITRON SPIRIT was also steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.
At the entrance to the Straight, RISE HIGH became unbalanced when bumped by RUTHVEN (M L Yeung) which was shifting to the outside of SIMPLY BRILLIANT. M L Yeung was advised that whilst his shift was not a great one, nonetheless he must ensure that he exercises due care when shifting ground so as to avoid contact which may cause other runners to become unbalanced.
Near the 250 Metres, RUTHVEN was momentarily steadied away from the heels of CITRON SPIRIT (A Domeyer) which shifted in. A Domeyer was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
Approaching the 50 Metres, SEASONS BLOOM was shifted to the inside of RISE HIGH to continue improving after being disappointed for running between that horse and CITRON SPIRIT .
K C Leung said that after obtaining a good position behind the leader in the early stages, HELENE LEADINGSTAR relaxed well and travelled comfortably. He said after being placed under pressure rounding the Home Turn, HELENE LEADINGSTAR did not quicken as he anticipated and was disappointing in the manner in which it failed to finish off the race. He added he was not able to offer any explanation for HELENE LEADINGSTAR’s disappointing performance. A veterinary inspection of HELENE LEADINGSTAR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
RISE HIGH and SEASONS BLOOM were sent for sampling.

Race:9 (759) EAGLE'S NEST HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1600 m

MARQULA began very awkwardly and shifted out, resulting in UNCLE STEVE being crowded for room inside BEAUTY DAY which also shifted in.
AMAZING SATCHMO shifted in at the start and bumped DEFINING MOMENT.
VOLPINO began only fairly and then from the outside barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Also from wide barriers, AMAZING SATCHMO and SARRI were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
Shortly after the start, VINCY was crowded for room between PACKING WARRIOR and RED ELYSEES which shifted in despite the efforts of its rider.
After travelling a short distance, MARQULA was steadied away from the heels of MORE THAN THIS which shifted out.
After the 1300 Metres, UNCLE STEVE travelled keenly when being steadied to obtain a trailing position behind PACKING WARRIOR.
After the 1000 Metres, PACKING WARRIOR was left racing wide and without cover.
Near the 950 Metres, SMILING PRIDE raced tight inside VINCY which got its head on the side and lay in.
SARRI had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.
After the 300 Metres, AMAZING SATCHMO lay in.
After the 200 Metres, VOLPINO was shifted to the inside of SMILING PRIDE.
VINCY had difficulty obtaining clear running from passing the 150 Metres until near the 100 Metres.
Passing the 100 Metres, SMILING PRIDE was steadied when crowded for room between CHAIRMAN LO (J Moreira) which initially shifted in and BEAUTY DAY (Apprentice K H Chan) which shifted out. Both J Moreira and Apprentice Chan were advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
Over the concluding stages, RED ELYSEES raced tight outside EARTH TRILOGY (G van Niekerk) which shifted out under pressure. G van Niekerk was advised in similar circumstances he would be expected to make every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground.
The performance of MARQULA, a last start winner and which finished in last position, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, MARQULA 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 PACKING WARRIOR and MARQULA immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
UNCLE STEVE, EARTH TRILOGY and RED ELYSEES were sent for sampling.

Race:10 (760) AMAH ROCK HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1400 m

FENRIR began very awkwardly, shifted out abruptly and made heavy contact with SILVER FIG which became badly unbalanced. SILVER FIG then shifted in after bumping SONIC FIGHTER, causing FENRIR to be hampered.
GOLD WIN shifted out at the start and bumped CHARIZARD. A short distance after this, GOLD WIN raced tight between CHARIZARD and SONIC FIGHTER which shifted out.
From wide barriers, DECISIVE ACTION, ULTIMATE GLORY and MIGHTY MAVERICK were all steadied and shifted across behind runners in the early stages to obtain cover.
Passing the 1300 Metres, SILVER FIG raced tight inside SONIC FIGHTER.
Approaching the 1000 Metres, PICKEN got its head on the side and shifted in, resulting in FENRIR being crowded for room.
Making the turn near the 800 Metres, FENRIR was steadied away from the heels of LITTLE WISE MAN which was steadied after racing tight inside SILVER FIG.
FENRIR had difficulty obtaining clear running near the 300 Metres and approaching the 250 Metres was shifted in away from the heels of PEOPLE’S KNIGHT which was commencing to give ground.
In the Straight, SONIC FIGHTER raced with its head on the side and lay in under pressure.
N Callan, the rider of SILVER FIG, 6th placegetter, was fined $3,000 for failing to weigh in after the race as required.
The performance of GOLD WIN, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, GOLD WIN 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 GOLD WIN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.
After the race, Z Purton said that after being ridden along in the early stages to obtain a forward position from the wide barrier, PEOPLE’S KNIGHT did not travel comfortably throughout the race and, in his opinion, may not have appreciated the "Good to Firm” racing surface. A veterinary inspection of PEOPLE’S KNIGHT immediately following the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm. Before being allowed to race again, PEOPLE’S KNIGHT will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
When questioned regarding the performance of SILVER FIG, N Callan stated that he was instructed to take up a forward position if possible. He said after being hampered at the start, he had to ride his mount along for some distance in the early stages to obtain a prominent position as instructed. He said after being able to shift in and obtain cover behind PEOPLE’S KNIGHT near the 800 Metres, SILVER FIG relaxed well, however, after showing some response at the entrance to the Straight, the horse then came under pressure after the 300 Metres and finished off the race only one-paced. He added he suggested to connections that SILVER FIG may be better suited by being ridden more patiently in its future starts if circumstances permit. A veterinary inspection of SILVER FIG immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of LITTLE WISE MAN, M L Yeung stated that, from barrier 2, he was asked to obtain a position behind the speed if possible. He said whilst LITTLE WISE MAN was able to take up a forward position, he had to ride the horse along and pressure it to be in the position it was. He said after the 1100 Metres LITTLE WISE MAN was not comfortable racing tight inside SILVER FIG and for this reason he elected, rather than continue to push LITTLE WISE MAN to maintain its position, to allow SILVER FIG to cross LITTLE WISE MAN near the 800 Metres and took a trailing position behind that horse. He said when he did this LITTLE WISE MAN relaxed well and commenced to travel better. He added after being shifted to the outside of SILVER FIG rounding the Home Turn, LITTLE WISE MAN then quickened nicely in the early part of the Straight, however, its run ended near the 200 Metres and the horse finished off the race only fairly over the latter stages of the race. He said LITTLE WISE MAN was having only its 6th start today and, in his opinion, is somewhat immature as evidenced by the horse’s reluctance to maintain its position inside SILVER FIG. A veterinary inspection of LITTLE WISE MAN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of DIAMOND RHYME immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.
SILVER FIG, CHARIZARD and HAPPY FUN were sent for sampling.

General

1.

After the running of Race 4, the track classification was officially changed from "Good” to "Good to Firm”. This change in the opinion of the Stewards should be recorded as being retrospective. As a consequence of this, the official results will show Race 4 being run on a track rated "Good to Firm”.

2. 16 June 2019 Sha Tin Racemeeting – Race 7 (746)

After reviewing the videos of last Sunday’s Sha Tin racemeeting, as is standard practice, the Stewards felt it was appropriate to question Jockey G van Niekerk (IRISH VEGA) today as to whether he had the opportunity to shift his mount to the outside of INTREPIC near the 100 Metres and provide IRISH VEGA with clear and uninterrupted running over the concluding stages. On the day in question, the Stewards reported that IRISH VEGA was awkwardly placed inside the heels of INTREPIC over the concluding stages and consequently was not able to be tested. G van Niekerk stated that after shifting IRISH VEGA to the outside of GIFT OF LIFELINE at the entrance to the Straight and commencing to place his mount under pressure, INTREPIC improved quickly to the outside of IRISH VEGA and commenced to gain a margin over his mount approaching and passing the 200 Metres. He said after the 200 Metres INTREPIC commenced to shift in gradually under pressure which obliged him to put the whip away and near the 100 Metres he commenced to shift IRISH VEGA out to come to the outside of INTREPIC which he anticipated would continue to shift in under pressure. He added however at this stage he felt that his mount was too close to the heels of INTREPIC to safely manoeuvre to the outside of that horse and moreover he noticed that INTREPIC had straightened up and which presented a clear run between that horse and GIFT OF LIFELINE which shifted in. He said after recommitting to the inside of INTREPIC, GIFT OF LIFELINE shifted out which resulted in IRISH VEGA being disappointed for a run and then being held up over the concluding stages. G van Niekerk was advised that his comments would be reported, however, he was reminded of his obligation to provide his mounts with clear running at the earliest opportunity.

3. Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 16 June 2019

Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of WINNING METHOD, U W BROTHER, INDIGENOUS STAR, GOOD RUNNERS WAY, KA YING MASTER, SUPER KIN, SUCH A HAPPINESS, SIMPLE ELEGANT, BEAUTY APPLAUSE, YEE CHEONG PEGASUS, FOLLOW ME, GOOD BEAUTY, LOOKING GOOD, GREAT TREASURE, CHIU CHOW KID, LAKESHORE EAGLE, AEROHAPPINESS, INVINCIBLE MISSILE, REEL BIZZY, SUNNY BOY, VIGOR FAME, SUPER ELEGANCE, NOT USUAL TALENT and GRAND CHANCELLOR revealed no apparent abnormality.

4.

Racing Laboratory tests of BULB ELITE, VICTORIAM, SOLAR BILLION, SUPER MODEL, ADONIS, THANKS FOREVER, MULTIMILLION, HURRICANE HUNTER, BIG BULLY, SHINING ACE, SUN SUN FA FA, DOR DOR, GOOD DAYS, MCQUEEN, PRIVATE ROCKET, GUY DRAGON, FUN TIMES, EMPIRE STAR, GRACIOUS RYDER, BEAUTY ENERGY, CIRCUIT HASSLER, GOLDEN SIXTY, MR CROISSANT (8.6.19) and SPLENDID TIMING, REMARKABLE, CROWN AVENUE, LASTING FRIENDSHIP, TOUCH OF LUCK, LUCKY WIN WIN, MI BLANCO, FAME AND FORTUNE, LUCKY THOUGHT, STAR LUCK, GRAND HARBOUR, HANDSOME REBEL, MEGA HEART, SIMPLY BIG, UGLY WARRIOR, RAGING BLITZKRIEG, KINGS SHIELD, BUDDIES (12.6.19) proved negative.

Summary

1. Withdrawals

Race 5: SUN SUN FA FA on 20.6.19 by order of the Stewards.

Race 6: GOLDEN GENERAL on 22.6.19 on veterinary advice.

Race 8: INSAYSHABLE on raceday morning on veterinary advice.

2. Fines

Race 1: G van Niekerk (NICE FANDANGO): $35,000 for careless riding near the 1000 Metres.

Race 10: N Callan (SILVER FIG): $3,000 for failing to weigh in after the race as required.

3. Reprimands

Race 1: Apprentice K H Chan (MULTIMAX) for shifting in approaching the 1000 Metres.

Race 4: C Y Ho (HAPPY WARRIOR) for shifting in passing the 1000 Metres.

4. Warnings

Race 7: G van Niekerk (HAPPY TIME) re the manner in which he rode his mount out over the concluding stages.

Race 8: M L Yeung (RUTHVEN) for shifting out at the entrance to the Straight.

A Domeyer (CITRON SPIRIT) for shifting in near the 250 Metres.

Race 9: J Moreira (CHAIRMAN LO) for shifting in passing the 100 Metres.

Apprentice K H Chan (BEAUTY DAY) for shifting out passing the 100 Metres.

G van Niekerk (EARTH TRILOGY) for shifting out over the concluding stages.

General: G van Niekerk (IRISH VEGA) re his riding over the concluding stages.

5. Suspension

Race 1: G van Niekerk (NICE FANDANGO) for careless riding near the 1000 Metres (from 7 July 2019 until 11 July 2019 on which day he may resume race riding – 2 Hong Kong racedays).

6. Irregular Heart Rhythm

Race 10: PEOPLE’S KNIGHT

7. Barrier Trials

Race 4: PHENOMENAL

Race 9: MARQULA

Race 10: GOLD WIN

PEOPLE’S KNIGHT

8. Official Veterinary Examinations

Race 4: PHENOMENAL

VOYAGE STAR

Race 6: GOLDEN GENERAL

EMPIRE STAR

Race 8: INSAYSHABLE

Race 9: MARQULA

Race 10: GOLD WIN

PEOPLE’S KNIGHT

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