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Sha Tin stewards' report
27 Nov 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

26/11/2017 - Sha Tin
Going:Races 1,2,4,6,7,8,9,10: TURF (GOOD)
(Clegg Hammer Reading: 9.40)

Races 3,5: ALL WEATHER TRACK (GOOD)

Penetrometer Reading :2.71
Racing Stewards :
Mr Anthony W K Chow SBS JP Chairman
Mr Michael J Caddy
Mr K Kelly Chief Stipendiary Steward
Mr S Railton Stipendiary Steward
Mr G Bush Stipendiary Steward
Mr K C Y Kwok Stipendiary Steward
Mr H L Liu Stipendiary Steward
Race: 1 (217) CHEVALIER ALUMINIUM ENGINEERING HANDICAP Class 4 1000 m
HERO TIME began awkwardly and then was bumped by ZERO HEDGE which was taken out by WINNING SUPREME which in turn shifted out after being bumped by LUCKY LUCKY. In this incident, HERO TIME made contact with the hindquarters of ELITE POWER, causing that horse to become unbalanced.
SUPER MISSILE began only fairly.
Shortly after the start, RESPECT raced in restricted room between LUCKY LUCKY and FLASH which got its head on the side and lay out.
Passing the 800 Metres, RAY’S CALL was crowded for room between BORN DRAGON and SUPER MISSILE which was taken out by ELITE POWER which got its head on the side and shifted out marginally. After this, ELITE POWER shifted in and inconvenienced HERO TIME.
Passing the 200 Metres, HERO TIME shifted out and bumped BORN DRAGON.
A veterinary inspection of FLASH and HOT HOT PEPPER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
RESPECT and SUPER MISSILE were sent for sampling.

Race: 2 (218) CHEVALIER COLD STORAGE AND LOGISTICS HANDICAP Class 4 1200 m
BOSSIEE (Apprentice M F Poon) began very awkwardly and then blundered a short distance after the start when bumped by SPORTS MASTER which was taken out by PICK NUMBER ONE. This resulted in BOSSIEE losing ground. Apprentice Poon stated that after being badly hampered on jumping, the horse became somewhat detached from the field primarily due to the solid tempo of the race in the early stages. He said he niggled at BOSSIEE in order to have it make up lost ground, however, BOSSIEE took some time to be able to improve its position to join the field. He said then in the Straight BOSSIEE closed off strongly. Apprentice Poon was advised that whilst the Stewards acknowledged that BOSSIEE was badly hampered on jumping and that the tempo in the early stages was good, nonetheless he was told to make every endeavour to ensure that his mounts do not get too far out of their ground in their races.
GREAT SON shifted in at the start and bumped HIGH VOLATILITY.
From wide barriers, ADONIS and GRADE ONE were steadied and shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Approaching the 1000 Metres, SPORTS MASTER was hampered when bumped by GREAT SON which was taken in by BETTER CHOICE which was in turn taken in by NICE KICK (J Moreira) which shifted in when not properly clear. J Moreira was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he provides the required clearance when shifting ground. ADONIS, which was following GREAT SON, was awkwardly placed close to that horse in consequence.
Passing the 900 Metres, HIGH VOLATILITY and BETTER CHOICE bumped.
Making the turn after the 900 Metres, FLYING FORCE got its head up when proving difficult to settle and awkwardly placed close to the heels of PICK NUMBER ONE.
Also making the turn after the 900 Metres, SPORTS MASTER got its head on the side and lay out towards the heels of GREAT SON.
Approaching the 600 Metres, FLYING FORCE again got its head up when racing close to the heels of PICK NUMBER ONE.
Near the 550 Metres, HIGH VOLATILITY raced tight inside BETTER CHOICE.
In the early part of the Straight, NICE KICK, which was having its first race start, got its head on the side and lay out under pressure and passing the 100 Metres shifted out abruptly and then continued to shift out over the concluding stages.
A veterinary inspection of FLYING FORCE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
BETTER CHOICE and PICK NUMBER ONE were sent for sampling.

Race: 3 (219) CHEVALIER CONSTRUCTION HANDICAP (Sec2) Class 3 1200 m
BIG TIME BABY and THE JUDGE began only fairly.
IRON BOY was crowded for room on jumping between DASHING GAINER and SUPER MAN which shifted out.
From a wide barrier, RACING MATE was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners. RACING MATE subsequently travelled wide and without cover for the majority of the race and then in the Straight gave ground. Soon after the winning post, K C Leung dismounted from RACING MATE. A veterinary inspection of RACING MATE immediately following the race found that horse to have bled from both nostrils.
Making the first turn near the 750 Metres, HIGH FIVE and IRON BOY were crowded for room inside SUPER MAN which shifted in after being bumped by KING MORTAR (T Berry). T Berry was severely reprimanded.
When questioned, Apprentice M F Poon (JOYFUL MOMENTS) stated that in the early part of the Straight his mount lay in under pressure and for this reason he stopped riding and corrected JOYFUL MOMENTS after the 200 Metres. He said after correcting the horse, he continued to test JOYFUL MOMENTS, however, the horse continued to lay in under pressure and shifted in over the concluding stages, resulting in the horse being awkwardly placed close to the heels of SUPER MAN. He said because of this he was not able to ride JOYFUL MOMENTS out over the concluding stages.
When questioned, Apprentice H T Mo (SUNNY WIN) stated that it was intended for the horse to race behind the speed. He said he rode SUNNY WIN aggressively in the early stages, however, the horse did not show any early speed and got much further out of its ground than had been anticipated. He said when required to race back in the field, SUNNY WIN appeared to resent the kickback and did not travel at any stage of the race. He added he was always required to ride the horse along to make up lost ground, however, at no stage of the race did SUNNY WIN respond to his riding and finished at the tail of the field. Trainer L Ho was unable to offer any explanation for the disappointing performance of SUNNY WIN. He said the horse had done very well in the lead up to the race and he expected it to perform well. Mr Ho confirmed that he asked for the horse to be ridden behind the leaders if possible, but SUNNY WIN clearly did not show sufficient speed to be able to take advantage of its inside barrier. He said having regard to the fact that SUNNY WIN had been successful in a number of its races when drawn wide barriers, he is of the belief that the horse may be more suited by outside draws rather than inside barriers as this gives the horse the opportunity not to be crossed in the early stages and rather is able to work its way forward. A veterinary inspection of SUNNY WIN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of SUNNY WIN, a favourite for today’s race, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, SUNNY 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 KING MORTAR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
SUNNY WIN, BIG TIME BABY and SUPER MAN were sent for sampling.

Race: 4 (220) CHEVALIER E & M ENGINEERING HANDICAP Class 4 1400 m
RED ELYSEES began only fairly.
SACRED IBIS shifted out abruptly on jumping and lost ground.
From the outside barriers, ROCKET GO and GOOD FOR YOU were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Near the 950 Metres, CALL ME AWESOME (N Callan), which was ridden along, shifted in when awkwardly placed close to the heels of WIN FOR CHARITY, resulting in EVEREST being taken in onto ENJOY LIFE and causing those horses to be crowded for room. N Callan was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
Passing the 900 Metres, WIN FOR CHARITY commenced to prove very difficult to settle and was checked away from the heels of GAINFULJET. In this incident, WIN FOR CHARITY shifted in away from the heels of GAINFULJET, causing FLYING NOBLE to be crowded for room. ENJOY LIFE, which was following, was steadied away from the heels of that horse in consequence.
Apprentice M F Poon (LEISURED FEET) and K C Leung (GAINFULJET) were spoken to about steadying the tempo of the race after the 900 Metres which resulted in a number of horses which were racing behind being awkwardly placed close to the heels of the runners in front.
Approaching the 800 Metres, BRILLIANT DREAM got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of CALL ME AWESOME and shifted away from behind that horse in consequence. After this, BRILLIANT DREAM travelled wide and without cover.
For some distance approaching and passing the 800 Metres, ROYALE ELEGANCE proved difficult to settle and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of ENJOY LIFE.
Approaching the 600 Metres, GOOD FOR YOU and RED ELYSEES raced tight as RED ELYSEES shifting to the outside of CALL ME AWESOME.
Near the 500 Metres, RED ELYSEES became unbalanced when racing in restricted room between GOOD FOR YOU and CALL ME AWESOME which shifted out marginally.
Passing the 400 Metres, FLYING NOBLE momentarily raced tight inside LEISURED FEET which was taken in by GAINFULJET.
Passing the 200 Metres, EVEREST was bumped by ENJOY LIFE which got its head on the side and lay out.
Throughout the race, THE LEGEND travelled wide and without cover.
A veterinary inspection of LEISURED FEET, EVEREST and ROCKET GO immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of GAINFULJET immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.
RED ELYSEES, SACRED IBIS and GOOD FOR YOU were sent for sampling.

Race: 5 (221) CHEVALIER ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1200 m
WINNERS FOLLOW ME was withdrawn on 24.11.17 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (right fore tendon injury) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter MR RIGHT (M L Yeung). Before being allowed to race again, WINNERS FOLLOW ME will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
SAUL’S SPECIAL began only fairly.
ARIZONA BLIZZARD was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
From a wide barrier, SUPER WISE was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.
Approaching the 700 Metres, ROMAN ODYSSEY was momentarily eased away from the heels of NUCLEAR POWER which shifted in.
MR RIGHT lay out in the middle stages and then at the entrance to the Straight became unbalanced after shifting out and racing tight inside PRIMERO.
STAR OF YAN OI lay in under pressure in the Straight.
Throughout the race, NUCLEAR POWER travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.
A veterinary inspection of STAR OF YAN OI and NUCLEAR POWER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
BORNTOACHIEVE and STRATHCLYDE were sent for sampling.

Race: 6 (222) THE CHEVALIER CUP (HANDICAP) Class 1 1600 m
CITRON SPIRIT shifted out at the start and bumped MARVEL HERO.
EXULTANT shifted in abruptly at the start, resulting in ROMANTIC TOUCH being crowded for room and taken in onto BOOMING DELIGHT, causing both those horses to be hampered. ROMANTIC TOUCH was then ridden along in an endeavour to make up lost ground and shortly after the start was steadied when crowded for room between BOOMING DELIGHT which shifted out and JOLLY JOLLY which was racing tight inside EASTERN EXPRESS which got its head on the side and shifted in away from SIMPLY INVINCIBLE.
K Teetan (FIFTY FIFTY) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that for some distance after the 1100 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of BOOMING DELIGHT, causing that horse to be unnecessarily crowded for room and to lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled approaching the 900 Metres. K Teetan was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Sunday, 10 December 2017 and to expire on Thursday, 14 December 2017 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays). In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into account Jockey Teetan’s good race riding record. JOLLY JOLLY, which was following BOOMING DELIGHT, was shifted out away from the heels of that horse in consequence and after this travelled wide and without cover.
JOLLY JOLLY, which was following BOOMING DELIGHT, was shifted out away from the heels of that horse in consequence and after this travelled wide and without cover.
Rounding the Home Turn, BOOMING DELIGHT and CITRON SPIRIT raced tight as CITRON SPIRIT shifted out to obtain clear running.
In the early part of the Straight, EASTERN EXPRESS raced in restricted room inside SIMPLY INVINCIBLE.
A veterinary inspection of BOOMING DELIGHT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of JOLLY JOLLY immediately following the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm. Before being allowed to race again, JOLLY JOLLY will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
FIFTY FIFTY and EXULTANT were sent for sampling.

Race: 7 (223) CHEVALIER LIFTS & ESCALATORS HANDICAP Class 2 1000 m
When parading, WATER DIVINER proved very fractious and kicked out on a number of occasions. When kicking out, WATER DIVINER made contact with the parade ring barrier. WATER DIVINER was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said that the horse had sustained multiple cuts and abrasions to both hind legs and as such was not suitable to race. Acting on this advice, the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of WATER DIVINER. Before being allowed to race again, WATER DIVINER will be required to undergo a satisfactory parade test and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
NEW ASIA SUNRISE stumbled badly at the start and shifted in, resulting in PREMIERE being crowded for room.
HOUSE OF FUN and MAGIC POWER were slow to begin.
Shortly after the start, DRAGON MASTER was shifted across behind runners.
Near the 250 Metres, HOUSE OF FUN was directed to the outside of SEA JADE to obtain clear running and shortly after this improved into a tight run outside that horse. HOUSE OF FUN was then momentarily crowded for room passing the 200 Metres when SEA JADE (T Berry) shifted out marginally. T Berry was advised that whilst the movement outwards from SEA JADE was only slight, nonetheless he must make every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground and causing crowding to other runners.
PREMIERE and HOUSE OF FUN were sent for sampling.

Race: 8 (224) CHEVALIER PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT & OPERATIONS HANDICAP Class 2 1400 m
LITTLE GIANT was withdrawn on 25.11.17 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore). Before being allowed to race again, LITTLE GIANT will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
RED ROSE WARRIOR began only fairly.
KINGSFIELD began very awkwardly and lost ground.
From wide barriers, SINGAPORE SLING and RIVET were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Approaching the 1200 Metres, HEALTHY JOYFUL got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of PINGWU SPARK (K C Leung) which shifted in when not properly clear. K C Leung was reprimanded.
Making the first turn near the 900 Metres, HEALTHY JOYFUL shifted out away from the heels of PINGWU SPARK when awkwardly placed behind that horse.
Passing the 900 Metres, RED ROSE WARRIOR shifted out and bumped GREEN CARD. GREEN CARD then got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of DOCTOR GEOFF.
After the 900 Metres, CIRCUIT GLORY got its head up when travelling keenly and awkwardly placed close to the heels of TIME TO CELEBRATE.
Passing the 800 Metres, RIVET and SINGAPORE SLING were both restrained when travelling keenly.
M L Yeung (MARVEL TRIBE) and Apprentice H T Mo (KINGSFIELD), who were riding the leaders in this race, were warned against the practice of reducing the tempo such that it makes it difficult for horses and riders behind to adjust to the change of tempo.
Passing the 600 Metres, CIRCUIT GLORY was awkwardly placed close to the heels of TIME TO CELEBRATE.
After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on GREEN CARD at the request of Trainer J Moore. The Veterinary Surgeon reported that this examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea. Before being allowed to race again, GREEN CARD will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
PINGWU SPARK and DOCTOR GEOFF were sent for sampling.

Race: 9 (225) CHEVALIER PROPERTY INVESTMENT HANDICAP Class 3 1600 m
SUCH A HAPPINESS, which was fractious in the barriers, bumped the outside of its stall on jumping and consequently began awkwardly and lost ground.
TAI SMART and PING HAI STAR bumped on jumping.
WINWIN RUBY shifted in at the start and hampered AGREE and RAZOR QUEST.
CALIFORNIA JOY shifted out at the start and bumped MORETHANLUCKY which became unbalanced.
CLUB LIFE shifted out at the start and hampered GENERAL DINO.
For a considerable distance after the 1500 Metres, PING HAI STAR got its head up when proving very difficult to settle.
Approaching the 1000 Metres, MORETHANLUCKY was inconvenienced by AGREE which was taken in by WINWIN RUBY which was then directed out abruptly to relieve the tightening.
Passing the 700 Metres, PING HAI STAR again got its head up when awkwardly placed behind MORETHANLUCKY.
Near the 500 Metres, GENERAL DINO, which for the majority of the race travelled wide and without cover, was bumped and taken wider by MORETHANLUCKY which shifted out to obtain clear running. TAI SMART, which was following, was inconvenienced in consequence. When MORETHANLUCKY shifted out near the 500 Metres, PING HAI STAR momentarily improved to be racing inside the heels of that horse, however, a short distance later was steadied due to BRING IT ON, which was racing slightly in advance of PING HAI STAR, shifting out around the heels of CALIFORNIA JOY which also shifted ground at this stage.
CLUB LIFE had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.
PING HAI STAR was unable to obtain clear running until after the 300 Metres.
Passing the 200 Metres, CLUB LIFE was bumped by WINWIN RUBY which, when giving ground, was momentarily awkwardly placed inside CALIFORNIA JOY which shifted to the inside of AGREE to obtain clear running.
Over the concluding stages, PING HAI STAR shifted out under pressure.
MORETHANLUCKY and PING HAI STAR were sent for sampling.

Race: 10 (226) CHEVALIER SENIOR HOUSING HANDICAP Class 3 1400 m
POWERMAX shifted out at the start and bumped ART OF RAW which became badly unbalanced and shifted out, making heavy contact with the hindquarters of HOME RUN which became badly unbalanced.
ROYAL MOJITO shifted out at the start and bumped RIGHT CALL.
Shortly after the start, ULTIMATE GLORY shifted in and bumped BULB ELITE.
From wide barriers, INTREPIC, SMILING CHARM and WINNING FAITH were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
After being ridden along in the early stages to obtain a forward position, RIGHT CALL then travelled wide and without cover throughout the race.
Passing the 1100 Metres, ROYAL MOJITO raced tight outside the hindquarters of CONTE which remained racing in a one-off position. ROYAL MOJITO was then obliged to race wide and without cover throughout the race.
Passing the 400 Metres, HOME RUN raced in restricted room inside CAPTAIN BOSS which was taken in by CONTE.
Approaching the 300 Metres, CAPTAIN BOSS, which was giving ground, was brushed by HOME RUN.
Approaching the 200 Metres, BULB ELITE had difficulty obtaining clear running and then passing the 200 Metres was shifted to the outside of INTREPIC.
HOME RUN was unable to obtain clear running over the final 50 Metres and consequently was not able to be ridden out to the end of the race.
A veterinary inspection of HAIR TRIGGER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
CONTE and ULTIMATE GLORY were sent for sampling.

General
1. 19 November 2017 Sha Tin Racemeeting – Race 9 (207)
The Stewards today questioned Mr P F Yiu regarding the improved performance of HAPPY AGILITY. Mr Yiu stated that the horse had done well after its previous start, which was disappointing, and it was for this reason that he raced the horse so soon after its last run. He said whilst HAPPY AGILITY was down to Class 3 for this run, he did not expect it to be a winning hope as the horse had performed disappointingly up in grade at its previous start. He said the only reasons he could offer to explain the horse’s improved performance was the fact that it was down in grade and racing late that day the track may have been a little more forgiving which may have suited HAPPY AGILITY.
2.
Trainer T P Yung was fined the sum of $7,500 for breaching Track Work Regulations in that MY CHAMPION (A382) had cotton wool applied under the bandages when that horse was worked on Monday, 20 November 2017. In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into consideration that this was the second occasion that Mr Yung had been penalized for breaching this Track Work Regulation.
3. Additional Veterinary Reports from Happy Valley Racemeeting on 22 November 2017
Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of A FAST ONE, GOLDEN GLORY, TREASURE AND GOLD, SAVANNAH WIND, HOLY UNICORN, CALIFORNIA ASPAR, SHOWING CHARACTER, LONDON CITY, HAPPY HAPPY, MULTIGOGO, CHARITY WINGS, MERRYGOWIN, SIR REDALOT, AFFLUENCE START, CHARITY GLORY, SUPER FLUKE, SIMPLY BRILLIANT, MAGNETISM and MISTER MONTE revealed no apparent abnormality.
4.
Racing Laboratory tests of KIM GLORY, IDYLLIC WIND, RAICHU, SPICY DOUBLE, SMART SALUTE, GOLDINGTON HORN, PLANET STAR, PHANTOM FALCON, BOND ELEGANCE, LETSGOFREE, DARING HEART, NEVER BETTER, EXCEPTIONAL DESIRE, CONFUCIUS SPIRIT, SHOW MISSION, KEEP MOVING, MONEY BOY, TOP LAURELS, SUPER FORM, LUCKY GIRL and BIG BANG BON (15.11.17) proved negative.
Summary
1. Withdrawals
Race 5: WINNERS FOLLOW ME on 24.11.17 on veterinary advice.

Race 7: WATER DIVINER in the Parade Ring on veterinary advice.

Race 8: LITTLE GIANT on 25.11.17 on veterinary advice.
2. Fine
General: Trainer T P Yung (MY CHAMPION): $7,500 for a breach of Track Work Regulations.
3. Severe Reprimand
Race 3: T Berry (KING MORTAR) for shifting in making the first turn near the 750 Metres.
4. Reprimands
Race 2: J Moreira (NICE KICK) for shifting in approaching the 1000 Metres.

Race 8: K C Leung (PINGWU SPARK) for shifting in approaching the 1200 Metres.
5. Warnings
Race 2: Apprentice M F Poon (BOSSIEE) re his riding in the early stages.

Race 4: N Callan (CALL ME AWESOME) for shifting in near the 950 Metres.

Apprentice M F Poon (LEISURED FEET) and K C Leung (GAINFULJET) for steadying the tempo of the race after the 900 Metres.

Race 7: T Berry (SEA JADE) for shifting out passing the 200 Metres.

Race 8: M L Yeung (MARVEL TRIBE) and Apprentice H T Mo (KINGSFIELD) for reducing the tempo of the race.
6. Suspension
Race 6: K Teetan (FIFTY FIFTY)) for careless riding for some distance after the 1100 Metres (from 10 December 2017 until 14 December 2017 on which day he may resume race riding – 2 Hong Kong racedays).
7. Irregular Heart Rhythm
Race 6: JOLLY JOLLY
8. Bleeder
Race 3: RACING MATE (2nd time)
9. Parade Test
Race 7: WATER DIVINER
10. Barrier Trials
Race 3: SUNNY WIN

Race 6: JOLLY JOLLY
11. Official Veterinary Examinations
Race 3: SUNNY WIN

Race 5: WINNERS FOLLOW ME

Race 6: JOLLY JOLLY

Race 7: WATER DIVINER

Race 8: LITTLE GIANT

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