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Sha Tin stewards' report

 
12/05/2018  -  Sha Tin
Going:
Races 1,2,4,5,7,8,9,10: TURF 

(GOOD)

(Clegg Hammer Reading: 9.52)



Races 3,6: ALL WEATHER TRACK 

(GOOD)




Penetrometer Reading :2.72
Racing Stewards :
Mr Lester Kwok Chi Hang JPChairman
The Hon Mr. Justice A T Barma JA 
Mr K KellyChief Stipendiary Steward
Mr S RailtonStipendiary Steward
Mr G BushStipendiary Steward
Mr K C Y KwokStipendiary Steward
Mr H L LiuStipendiary Steward
Mr Michael T H Lee JP acted for Mr Lester C H Kwok JP as Chairman for Race 4.

Race: 1 (640)MACAU-TAIPA BRIDGE HANDICAPClass 41000 m
Whilst in the saddling stalls, ALPHA HEDGE had its left front plate refitted. ALPHA HEDGE was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.
SPEEDY DRAGON began awkwardly.
COUR VALANT began very awkwardly and lost ground.
KING OPIE was slow to begin and then was steadied away from the heels of EXPRESS STAR shortly after the start when that horse shifted out.
JUST NOT LISTENING began very awkwardly, shifted out and bumped LUNAR ZEPHYR. JUST NOT LISTENING then lost ground when crowded for room between LUNAR ZEPHYR which became unbalanced and shifted in slightly and LIGHTNING STEED which shifted out.
Passing the 850 Metres, OUR HONOUR raced tight outside NOBLE DELIGHT which in turn was awkwardly placed outside the heels of LUNAR ZEPHYR (Apprentice C Wong) which shifted out abruptly before being corrected by its rider to relieve the tightening to NOBLE DELIGHT and OUR HONOUR. Apprentice Wong was severely reprimanded and advised that this was the second occasion in recent meetings that the Stewards had had to speak to him regarding allowing his mounts to shift acutely and subsequently causing interference to other runners.
Near the 750 Metres, SHIMMER AND SHINE was eased away from the heels of LIGHTNING STEED.
Near the 700 Metres, NOBLE DELIGHT raced tight outside LUNAR ZEPHYR. LUNAR ZEPHYR was then shifted in, resulting in HK TOURBILLON being hampered when crowded for room outside LIGHTNING STEED.
Passing the 700 Metres, SHIMMER AND SHINE shifted in away from the heels of LIGHTNING STEED and bumped JUST NOT LISTENING.
Near the 150 Metres, KING OPIE was steadied when disappointed for running between OUR HONOUR and ALPHA HEDGE which was taken out by COUR VALANT which, after shifting out abruptly, then despite the efforts of its rider continued to lay out. KING OPIE was then awkwardly placed close to the heels of OUR HONOUR over the concluding stages and was not able to be properly tested.
Over the final 100 Metres, OUR HONOUR was not able to obtain clear running and consequently was not able to be tested.
C Schofield (SHIMMER AND SHINE) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 25 Metres he permitted his mount to shift out when not clear of LIGHTNING STEED, causing that horse to be unnecessarily crowded for room and to lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled. C Schofield was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Sunday, 3 June 2018 and to expire on Thursday, 7 June 2018 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays). In addition, C Schofield was fined $40,000.
Close to the finishing line, COUR VALANT got its head on the side and lay out.
When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of JUST NOT LISTENING, J Moreira stated that after being hampered at the start, he was able to take up a forward position as anticipated. He said however that JUST NOT LISTENING did not travel strongly at any stage in the race and, in his opinion, felt "flat”. A veterinary inspection of JUST NOT LISTENING immediately following the race found that horse to have sustained minor wounds to the inside of its left hind pastern.
A veterinary inspection of SPEEDY DRAGON immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
SHIMMER AND SHINE and LUNAR ZEPHYR were sent for sampling.

Race: 2 (641)GUIA HILL HANDICAPClass 52200 m
As the start was effected, MY FOLKS reared abruptly and struck the outside of its gate, resulting in the horse losing ground.
WEALTHY FORTUNE shifted out at the start and bumped GOLDEN KID.
DAZZLE WINNER lifted its front feet off the ground as the start was effected and consequently was slow to begin.
From the outside barrier, LE PANACHE was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Approaching the winning post on the first occasion, MI BLANCO was awkwardly placed close to the heels of WEALTHY FORTUNE. GOLDEN KID, which was following, was steadied away from the heels of MI BLANCO for a short distance after passing the winning post on the first occasion.
In the early stages, EASTERN PROWESS was left racing wide and without cover and after the 1600 Metres was allowed to improve its position to race outside the lead.
HALL OF FAME lost its right front plate at the 750 Metres.
Apprentice M F Poon (HALL OF FAME) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that approaching the 500 Metres he directed his mount out when not clear of EASTERN PROWESS, causing that horse to be unnecessarily crowded for room and to lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled. Apprentice Poon was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Sunday, 27 May 2018 and to expire on Monday, 4 June 2018 on which day he may resume race riding (3 Hong Kong racedays). In addition, Apprentice Poon was fined $25,000.
Whilst the Stewards were satisfied that the riding of Apprentice C Wong (SWEET BEAN), which finished 6th, over the concluding stages did not affect the horse’s finishing position, he was nonetheless reprimanded and reminded of his obligation to ride his mounts out at least hands and heels all the way to the end of the race where circumstances permit.
After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on MY FOLKS at the request of Trainer C W Chang. The Veterinary Surgeon reported that this examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea. Before being allowed to race again, MY FOLKS will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of MI BLANCO immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
HALL OF FAME, PEARL FURU and HOLY UNICORN were sent for sampling.

Race: 3 (642)FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE HANDICAPClass 41200 m
After being loaded into the barriers, STARLOT was fractious and then as the start was effected was slow to begin and lost a significant amount of ground. Before being allowed to race again, STARLOT will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test.
NATURAL FLARE shifted out at the start and bumped RED HORSE.
FLYING GODSPELL began only fairly and shortly after the start was bumped by MUTUAL JOY which shifted out.
On jumping, R Maia (MR STRIKING C) momentarily lost the use of his left stirrup iron. R Maia was able to regain the use of his iron a short distance after the start.
Shortly after the start, MY BEAR CAT was bumped by DOUBLE DOWN which shifted out.
Passing the 900 Metres, MUTUAL JOY was momentarily awkwardly placed inside the heels of ELUSIVE STATE.
Near the 850 Metres, GIDDY GIDDY got its head on the side and shifted out towards the heels of FLYING GODSPELL.
Making the first turn near the 700 Metres, GIDDY GIDDY lay out towards the heels of FLYING GODSPELL which at this time was awkwardly placed behind DOUBLE DOWN.
Passing the 600 Metres, ELUSIVE STATE got its head up when travelling keenly and awkwardly placed behind STRIKING MR C.
Approaching and rounding the Home Turn, STRIKING MR C got its head on the side and lay out.
Passing the 300 Metres, MY BEAR CAT, which was commencing to give ground, was momentarily steadied away from the heels of DOUBLE DOWN which shifted out marginally. MUTUAL JOY, which was following, was shifted in away from the heels of MY BEAR CAT in consequence.
Throughout the race, MY BEAR CAT travelled wide and without cover.
DOUBLE DOWN lost its left front plate after the race.
A veterinary inspection of DOUBLE DOWN 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 STRIKING MR C immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
GRAND HARBOUR and GIDDY GIDDY were sent for sampling.

Race: 4 (643)SAI VAN BRIDGE HANDICAPClass 41400 m
GOLDEN FOUR was slow to begin and then shifted in abruptly on jumping and bumped the hindquarters of HORSE BULLET, causing HORSE BULLET to become unbalanced and GOLDEN FOUR to lose further ground.
EVERYONE’S ELITE began only fairly.
A BEAUTIFUL and YEE CHEONG PEGASUS bumped heavily at the start. YEE CHEONG PEGASUS then became unbalanced and shifted in, resulting in A BEAUTIFUL being crowded for room between YEE CHEONG PEGASUS and SUNNY POWER. After this, A BEAUTIFUL was ridden along, however, failed to muster speed.
From a wide barrier, PEARL CHAMPION was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Approaching the 1200 Metres, after being hard ridden to take up a more forward position, A BEAUTIFUL got its head up when being steadied when momentarily crowded for room between HORSE BULLET and PEARL CHAMPION, both of which shifted ground. After this, A BEAUTIFUL continued to prove difficult to settle and got its head up when being checked away from the heels of PEARL CHAMPION which was being steadied to allow LIVERBIRD STAR to cross.
In the early part of the Straight, AMAZING SATCHMO lay in under pressure. Then approaching the 200 Metres, AMAZING SATCHMO got its head on the side and commenced to shift in under pressure, resulting in its rider, K Teetan, having to straighten his mount passing the 200 Metres.
Passing the 200 Metres, SUNNY POWER was steadied away from the heels of EXPERTO CREDE (J Moreira) which shifted in when not properly clear. J Moreira was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he makes every endeavour to keep his mounts straight.
Near the 150 Metres, HINYUEN SWIFTNESS was bumped by SUNNY POWER which shifted out.
For the majority of the race, LIVERBIRD STAR travelled wide and without cover.
R Maia, the rider of 4th placegetter, CHIU CHOW KID, pleaded guilty to a charge of having failed to ride his mount out all the way to the end of the race to the satisfaction of the Stewards [Rule 100 (2)]. R Maia was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Sunday, 3 June 2018 and to expire on Thursday, 14 June 2018 on which day he may resume race riding (4 Hong Kong racedays).
After the race, T Berry reported that ROYALE ELEGANCE did not feel comfortable in its action over the concluding stages and because of this he eased it down close to the finishing line. A veterinary inspection of ROYALE ELEGANCE immediately following the race found that horse to be lame in its left front leg. Before being allowed to race again, ROYALE ELEGANCE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
When questioned regarding the performance of YEE CHEONG PEGASUS, Z Purton stated that after becoming unbalanced at the start, he had to ride his mount along for some distance in the early stages to obtain a forward position so as to overcome barrier 10. He said after shifting in to race in the lead after the 1200 Metres, YEE CHEONG PEGASUS then travelled well in a race which was not run at a quick tempo. He said he felt that although he had to make some use of YEE CHEONG PEGASUS in the early stages, the horse was travelling well enough making the Home Turn to be able to finish in the placings. He said however YEE CHEONG PEGASUS came under pressure in the early part of the Straight and then, despite being ridden out, was disappointing in the manner in which it gave ground, particularly over the final 200 Metres. A veterinary inspection of YEE CHEONG PEGASUS immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of A BEAUTIFUL immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
EXPERTO CREDE and AMAZING SATCHMO were sent for sampling.

Race: 5 (644)LOTUS BRIDGE HANDICAPClass 41600 m
After being loaded into the barriers, PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT became very fractious and kicked out on a number of occasions. PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT was removed from the barriers and examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race. Before being allowed to race again, PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test.
STRATHSPEY began awkwardly, resulting in its rider, T Berry, becoming unbalanced. After this, STRATHSPEY was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT shifted out abruptly at the start despite the efforts of its rider, resulting in DESMIOS being crowded for room inside THE FULL BLOOM.
PHOTON WILLIE and SEA PEARL began awkwardly.
From the outside barrier, RED ELYSEES was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Approaching the 1300 Metres, MONEY WINNER raced tight inside PHOTON WILLIE which improved to be racing tight inside INDIGENOUS STAR. INDIGENOUS STAR was then shifted out to relieve the tightening to PHOTON WILLIE and MONEY WINNER and when being shifted out inconvenience THE FULL BLOOM.
Passing the 1100 Metres, THE SYLPH got its head up when awkwardly placed behind ENJOY LIFE.
PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT travelled keenly approaching and passing the 1000 Metres.
Rounding the Home Turn, RED ELYSEES was taken wider by PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT which shifted out to obtain clear running.
DESMIOS lost its right front plate at the entrance to the Straight.
DESMIOS had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.
Passing the 250 Metres, MONEY WINNER was shifted to the outside of PHOTON WILLIE to obtain clear running.
Near the 200 Metres, ENDEARING got its head on the side and lay out under pressure.
Passing the 200 Metres, S Clipperton (RED ELYSEES) dropped his right rein.
Approaching and passing the 100 Metres, ENJOY LIFE shifted in under pressure.
Throughout the race, ROYAL CHOCOLATE travelled wide and without cover.
A veterinary inspection of RED ELYSEES and PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
STRATHSPEY, DESMIOS and INDIGENOUS STAR were sent for sampling.

Race: 6 (645)TAIPA HANDICAPClass 31200 m
BEAUTY ENERGY was slow to begin.
WINNING VANGOGH began only fairly.
From a wide barrier, LASTING FRIENDSHIP was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
W L Ho (GAMEPLAYER EMPEROR) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 700 Metres he permitted his mount to shift out when not clear of GOLDEN SUN, causing that horse to be taken in onto GENEROUS HEART which resulted in GENEROUS HEART being unnecessarily crowded for room and badly hampered. W L Ho was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 and to expire on Monday, 28 May 2018 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).
Passing the 300 Metres, GENEROUS HEART was shifted to the inside of GAMEPLAYER EMPEROR to obtain clear running.
Passing the 200 Metres, GENEROUS HEART lay in and proved reluctant to shift to the outside of HAPPY METEOR.
Near the 50 Metres, HAPPY METEOR was steadied when crowded for room between GENEROUS HEART which shifted in and BEAUTY ENERGY which, when endeavouring to shift to the outside of WINNING VANGOGH, was awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse which got its head on the side and shifted out marginally under pressure.
Over the concluding stages, BEAUTY ENERGY was not able to obtain clear running and consequently was not able to be fully tested over the latter stages of the race.
After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on WINNING VANGOGH at the request of Trainer C S Shum. The Veterinary Surgeon reported that this examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea. Before being allowed to race again, WINNING VANGOGH will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of GOLDEN SUN and WINNING SUPREME immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
WINNING SUPREME, CHEERFULJET and GAMEPLAYER EMPEROR were sent for sampling.

Race: 7 (646)COTAI HANDICAPClass 31600 m
FAMOUS WARRIOR shifted out at the start and bumped MARZOUQ.
From the outside barriers, DARK KNIGHT and MAGIC POWER were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Passing the 1200 Metres, MAGIC POWER was awkwardly placed close to the heels of DARK KNIGHT.
HO HO FEEL lost both front plates near the 500 Metres.
After the 1000 Metres, NEW ELEGANCE commenced to prove difficult to settle and shifted out away from the heels of NAMJONG PLUS when awkwardly placed behind that horse. NEW ELEGANCE was then able to shift in to resume its position behind NAMJONG PLUS after the 900 Metres.
Close to the finishing line, GO BEAUTY GO shifted out under pressure.
After the race, C Schofield stated that it was intended for NEW ELEGANCE to be ridden in a forward position. He said however that the horse began only fairly and then despite being ridden along he was not able to obtain as forward a position as it had been anticipated. He said the tempo of the race was not strong in the middle stages and NEW ELEGANCE travelled keenly. He said he considered that these factors were attributable to the horse not being able to finish off the race. A veterinary inspection of NEW ELEGANCE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
FAMOUS WARRIOR, GO BEAUTY GO and NITRO EXPRESS were sent for sampling.

Race: 8 (647)THE HONG KONG MACAU TROPHY (HANDICAP)Class 11400 m
WHAT ELSE BUT YOU was withdrawn on 11.5.18 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (inflamed left front fetlock). Before being allowed to race again, WHAT ELSE BUT YOU will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
The Stewards today interviewed Trainer J M Moore regarding the circumstances which led to the Stewards acceding to a request from him to withdraw MISTER KAOPU and VICTORY MEGASTAR on 11 May 2018 following a report from Dr T S M Wan, the Club’s Head of Racing Laboratory, that the urine samples taken from both horses after arriving in Hong Kong were found, upon analysis, to contain a prohibited substance, such substance being as a result of treatment with a registered veterinary medication prior to departing Macau. Dr Wan further advised that subsequent urine samples taken from MISTER KAOPU and VICTORY MEGASTAR on 10 May 2018 were also found to be positive to the same substance. It was established that the administration of the treatment to MISTER KAOPU and VICTORY MEGASTAR was not declared on routine medication declaration documents submitted to the Club prior to the horses departing Macau. MISTER KAOPU was replaced by Standby Declared Starter PERPETUAL JOYANCE (J Moreira). Mr Moore pleaded guilty to a charge issued under Rule 12 (32) in that he was negligent in the performance of his duties which could have led to a breach of the Rules of Racing, such Rules relating to the necessity for horses to be free of prohibited substances on the day on which they are intended to race. After considering all the circumstances of this case, Mr Moore was fined the sum of $20,000.
KELOWNA STAR began awkwardly and then was bumped by RACING SUPERNOVA which shifted out.
CALCULATION shifted out at the start and bumped JOYFUL TRINITY. Then when being ridden along to obtain a more forward position, CALCULATION raced tight between SUPER FLUKE and JOYFUL TRINITY for a short distance after the start. After the 1300 Metres, CALCULATION was awkwardly placed behind PERPETUAL JOYANCE which was being steadied in attempt to obtain cover. PERPETUAL JOYANCE however subsequently travelled wide and without cover for the majority of the race. CALCULATION was then left racing wide and without cover and near the 1000 Metres was allowed to improve its position to race in the lead after the 800 Metres.
From a wide barrier, ROMANTIC TOUCH was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners in the early stages to obtain cover.
When being steadied to allow MARVEL TRIBE to cross in the early stages, MAGIC LEGEND got its head up and proved difficult to settle. MAGIC LEGEND then got its head up repeatedly after the 1200 Metres when travelling keenly.
Near the 800 Metres, CALIFORNIA WHIP was awkwardly placed close to the heels of THE GOLDEN AGE which was steadied to allow CALCULATION to cross.
Passing the 200 Metres, Z Purton (MAGIC LEGEND) momentarily dropped his left rein.
Approaching the 100 Metres, ROMANTIC TOUCH was momentarily awkwardly placed inside the heels of SUPER FLUKE.
After the race, B Prebble reported that SUPER FLUKE did not feel comfortable in its action during periods of the race. A veterinary inspection of SUPER FLUKE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. Before being allowed to race again, SUPER FLUKE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of MAGIC LEGEND immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse’s trachea.
A veterinary inspection of MARVEL TRIBE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
CALCULATION, CALIFORNIA WHIP and RACING SUPERNOVA were sent for sampling.

Race: 9 (648)MACAU HANDICAPClass 21000 m
JUMBO LUCK began awkwardly.
RIVET began only fairly.
BALTIC WHISPER lost its right hind plate near the 950 Metres.
Passing the 100 Metres, MY DARLING was shifted in a number of horses to obtain clear running.
Passing the 50 Metres, DANCES WITH DRAGON had some difficulty obtaining clear running and then over the concluding stages raced tight outside BALTIC WHISPER.
After the race, Z Purton reported that BALTIC WHISPER shortened stride over the concluding stages and did not feel comfortable in its action. A veterinary inspection of BALTIC WHISPER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. Before being allowed to race again, BALTIC WHISPER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of HOUSE OF FUN 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, HOUSE OF FUN will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
BALTIC WHISPER, JUMBO LUCK and ARCHIPPUS were sent for sampling.

Race: 10 (649)COLOANE HANDICAPClass 31400 m
IRON BOY was crowded for room on jumping between SHAMPORT and C P POWER, both of which shifted ground.
CHUNG WAH SPIRIT began awkwardly.
Shortly after the start, GRAN MASER was awkwardly placed inside the heels of DOLLAR REWARD which shifted in.
From a wide barrier, SONIC FIGHTER was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
J Moreira (BIG BANG BONG) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 950 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of VOYAGE KING, resulting in that horse being badly hampered and taken in onto INVINCIBLE FRESH which was severely checked and taken in across the rightful running of CHUNG WAH SPIRIT which was also severely checked. ULTIMATE GLORY, which was following CHUNG WAH SPIRIT, was severely checked in consequence. GRAN MASTER, which was following ULTIMATE GLORY, was checked and IRON BOY hampered in consequence. SONIC FIGHTER was also taken wider by GRAN MASTER when that horse was checked. J Moreira was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Wednesday, 6 June 2018 and to expire on Monday, 11 June 2018 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays). In addition, J Moreira was fined $100,000.
After the 500 Metres, Apprentice C Wong (C P POWER) adjusted his left foot in the stirrup iron.
IRON BOY had difficulty obtaining clear running approaching and passing the 300 Metres and then near the 250 Metres was steadied when attempting to improve into tight running between BIG BANG BONG and INVINCIBLE FRESH.
SONIC FIGHTER had difficulty obtaining clear running until passing the 300 Metres.
Passing the 200 Metres, GRAN MASTER was inconvenienced when steadied away from the heels of CHUNG WAH SPIRIT which shifted out. Then over the concluding stages, GRAN MASTER was awkwardly placed behind CHUNG WAH SPIRIT. 
For the majority of the race, BIG BANG BONG travelled wide and without cover.
After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that VOYAGE KING had sustained a cut to the left hind fetlock.
A veterinary inspection of BIG BANG BONG and CHUNG WAH SPIRIT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
ULTIMATE GLORY, VOYAGE KING and CALIFORNIA JOY were sent for sampling.

General

1. Additional Veterinary Reports from Happy Valley Racemeeting on 9 May 2018
Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of FORMULA GALORE, FAIR COMMENT, SEVENTY SEVENTY, ZERO HEDGE, VICTORY POWER, YOU HAVE MY WORD, SMART BABY, KIRAM, MULTIGOGO, PLANET STAR, ORIONIDS, HARRIER JET, FRIENDS OF KA YING, ACCLAIMED LIGHT, DON’T MISS, LUCKY TIME, THE JUDGE, FAST MOST FURIOUS and SHANGHAI MASTER revealed no apparent abnormality.
2.
2. Racing laboratory tests of ROCHFORD, HAPPY SOUND, CORRE RAPIDO, FURIOUS PEGASUS, STARLIT KNIGHT, AMAZING RACE, GOLDIE FLANKER, GIDDY GIDDY, DIVINE BOY, CALCULATION, BOND ELEGANCE, HEARTS KEEPER, DASHING GAINER, REMARKABLE, MASTER BERNINI, QUICK RETURN, TURIN REDSTAR, GONNA RUN, ELITE BOY, ALL BEST FRIENDS and WINNING SUPREME (2.5.18) proved negative.

Summary

1. Withdrawals
Race 8: MISTER KAOPU and VICTORY MEGASTAR on 11.5.18 by order of the Stewards.

WHAT ELSE BUT YOU on 11.5.18 on veterinary advice.
2. Fines
Race 1: C Schofield (SHIMMER AND SHINE): $40,000 for careless riding near the 25 Metres.

Race 2: Apprentice M F Poon (HALL OF FAME): $25,000 for careless riding approaching the 500 Metres.

Race 8: Trainer J M Moore (MISTER KAOPU & VICTORY MEGASTAR): $20,000 for a breach of Rule 12 (32).

Race 10: J Moreira (BIG BANG BONG): 100,000 for careless riding near the 950 Metres.
3. Severe Reprimand
Race 1: Apprentice C Wong (LUNAR ZEPHYR) for shifting out abruptly passing the 850 Metres.
4. Reprimands
Race 2: Apprentice C Wong (SWEET BEAN) re the manner in which he rode his mount out over the concluding stages.

Race 4: J Moreira (EXPERTO CREDE) for shifting in passing the 200 Metres.
5. Suspensions
Race 1: C Schofield (SHIMMER AND GOLD) for careless riding near the 25 Metres (from 3 June 2018 until 7 June 2018 on which day he may resume race riding – 2 Hong Kong racedays).

Race 2: Apprentice M F Poon (HALL OF FAME) for careless riding approaching the 500 Metres (from 27 May 2018 until 4 June 2018 on which day he may resume race riding – 3 Hong Kong racedays).

Race 4: R Maia (CHIU CHOW KID) for a breach of Rule 100 (2) (from 3 June 2018 until 14 June 2018 on which day he may resume race riding – 4 Hong Kong racedays).

Race 6: W L Ho (GAMEPLAYER EMPEROR) for careless riding approaching the 500 Metres (from 23 May 2018 until 28 May 2018 on which day he may resume race riding – 2 Hong Kong racedays).

Race 10: J Moreira (BIG BANG BONG) for careless riding near the 950 Metres (from 6 June 2018 until 11 June 2018 on which day he may resume race riding – 2 Hong Kong racedays).
6. Stalls Tests
Race 3: STARLOT

Race 5: PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT
7. Official Veterinary Examinations
Race 2: MY FOLKS

Race 4: ROYALE ELEGANCE

Race 6: WINNING VANGOGH

Race 8: WHAT ELSE BUT YOU

SUPER FLUKE

Race 9: BALTIC WHISPER

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