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Sha Tin stewards' report

07/02/2019 - Sha Tin

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Races 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11: TURF

(GOOD)

Penetrometer Reading: 2.70

Racing Stewards:

Mr Philip N L Chen GBS JPChairman

Mr. Daniel L Zigal

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 (394) PROSPERITY HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1800 m

LE PANACHE began only fairly and then lost ground when crowded for room between SPARKLING SWORD and HAPPY HOUR which shifted out. In this incident, SPARKLING SWORD became unbalanced when bumped on the hindquarters by LE PANACHE and at the same time being further crowded for room inside SMART BABY which shifted in after making contact with RED ELYSEES.
FULL OF CHANCES and HEROIC GURU were steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.
RED ELYSEES lost its left front plate at the 1400 Metres.
FAMILY LEADER and SPARKLING SWORD raced tight rounding the Home Turn as SPARKLING SWORD shifted out.
Passing the 400 Metre, HEROIC GURU was awkwardly placed behind SMART BABY.
FULL OF CHANCES had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight and approaching the 300 Metres was shifted to the outside of runners to obtain clear running.
Passing the 300 Metres, SPARKLING SWORD was awkwardly placed behind HAPPY HOUR which was giving ground.
When questioned, H N Wong stated that he was asked to take up a forward position on SPARKLING SWORD and lead the race if possible. He said in accordance with his instructions he rode his mount along for a distance in the early stages after SPARKLING SWORD became unbalanced on jumping. He said, despite riding his mount along, SPARKLING SWORD did not show as much early speed as HAPPY HOUR, FAMILY LEADER and, in particular, POSITIVELY HIGH from a wide barrier. He said as SPARKLING SWORD had proved difficult to settle on occasions in its races, he was reluctant to continue riding his mount along given that he had ridden it for the first 50 metres of the race. He said after initially being crossed by FAMILY LEADER, SPARKLING SWORD then proved very difficult to settle for some distance after the 1500 Metres when required to race in amongst horses. H N Wong was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, in the opinion of the Stewards, he should have persisted for longer than he did in attempting to obtain a forward position given his instructions and the circumstances of the race in the early stages.
When questioned, Z Purton stated that after being asked to obtain a handy position on FAMILY LEADER, he was able to shift in to race in a one-off position in the early stages. He said however that when HAPPY HOUR shifted to the outside of POSITIVELY HIGH after the 1400 Metres, FAMILY LEADER was taken into a three wide position without cover. He said he then steadied FAMILY LEADER to obtain a trailing position behind HAPPY HOUR, however, that horse was then steadied by its rider and this resulted in him having to steady FAMILY LEADER further in an attempt to obtain a trailing position behind that horse. He said as he did this SPARKLING SWORD, which was travelling keenly, improved its position to be racing inside FAMILY LEADER which resulted in his mount continuing to race three wide and without cover. He said after the 1200 Metres he rode his mount along in an attempt to take up a more forward position, however, FAMILY LEADER would not improve its position at this time and this resulted in the horse being left racing wide and without cover for the remainder of the race. He added although FAMILY LEADER was required to cover extra ground, he did not believe the horse had backed up from its race last weekend. A veterinary inspection of FAMILY LEADER 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, U Rispoli reported that HAPPY HOUR was very disappointing as it failed to close off in the Straight. A veterinary inspection of HAPPY HOUR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
RED ELYSEES and HEROIC GURU were sent for sampling.

Race:2 (395) YUE YEE HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 5 1600 m

MANAGEMENT STAR began very awkwardly and made heavy contact with the outside of its barrier stall on jumping.
SAVVY SEVEN and YOUNG GLORY bumped heavily at the start.
From a wide barrier, LAUGH OUT LOUD was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.
C Murray (ROMANTIC JOURNEY) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that passing the 1400 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of BONITO, causing that horse to be unnecessarily hampered and to lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled. C Murray was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Wednesday, 20 February 2019 and to expire on Monday, 25 February 2019 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).
Approaching the 500 Metres, YOUNG GLORY and ROMANTIC JOURNEY raced tight as YOUNG GLORY improved to the outside of MANAGEMENT STAR.
Passing the 300 Metres, LAUGH OUT LOUD improved quickly onto the heels of STARLOT which was giving ground. LAUGH OUT LOUD then got its head up when checked away from the heels of STARLOT and shifted out abruptly, resulting in MONEY WINNER being crowded for room inside YOUNG GLORY and losing ground.
MANAGEMENT STAR and SAVVY SEVEN were sent for sampling.

Race:3 (396) RED PACKET HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 5 1400 m

As the start was effected, SINCERE HORSE lifted its front feet off the ground and then momentarily got its right front leg up onto the running board which resulted in the horse losing ground. Before being allowed to race again, SINCERE HORSE will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test.
NATURAL FLARE began awkwardly and then was bumped by OTOUTO which shifted out.
SMART ROCKET was crowded for room at the start between TRIUMPHANT LIGHT and MASSIVE POWER, both of which shifted ground.
POWER MAN was slow to begin.
SUNNY ORIENT was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.
When being steadied after the 1200 Metres to obtain cover, SCARBOROUGH FAIR travelled keenly and got its head up on a number of occasions.
Near the 1150 Metres, NATURAL FLARE momentarily raced tight inside the heels of SCARBOROUGH FAIR which was awkwardly placed inside MASSIVE POWER.
Passing the 700 Metres, when awkwardly placed close to the heels of SUNNY ORIENT, BEST GIFT shifted in and bumped POWER MAN.
Passing the 600 Metres, POWER MAN raced tight inside BEST GIFT which improved into tight running inside SMART ROCKET.
At the entrance to the Straight, OTOUTO and MASSIVE POWER raced tight as OTOUTO shifted to the outside of TRIUMPHANT LIGHT to obtain clear running.
At the 400 Metres, FIRE AND GOLD was shifted to the inside of OTOUTO and then after being disappointed for running inside TRIUMPHANT LIGHT near the 350 Metres was steadied and shifted to the outside of that horse.
SUNNY ORIENT had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight and passing the 300 Metres shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of NATURAL FLARE. SUNNY ORIENT then continued to be held up for clear running until after the 200 Metres.
Passing the 300 Metres, BEST GIFT was shifted out abruptly away from the heels of MASSIVE POWER which was giving ground.
Passing the 200 Metres, K Teetan (FIRE AND GOLD) dropped his right rein.
After the race, S de Sousa (NEVER BETTER) reported that his mount lay in under pressure in the Straight.
A veterinary inspection of FIRE AND GOLD and TRIUMPHANT LIGHT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of BEST GIFT immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse’s trachea.
NATURAL FLARE, SMART ROCKET and NEVER BETTER were sent for sampling.

Race:4 (397) KUT CHEONG HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1200 m

After being loaded into the barriers, MR MAGELLAN momentarily got its head down and then became fractious. From the outside barrier, MR MAGELLAN began very awkwardly and shifted out abruptly, resulting in its rider, A Badel, becoming unbalanced and momentarily losing the use of his left stirrup iron. Before being allowed to race again, MR MAGELLAN will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test.
HAPPY ALUMNI began only fairly.
HIGH REV shifted out at the start and bumped WICKER which was then bumped by STRATHBARRA which shifted in after making contact with REGENCY DARLING. This resulted in WICKER being taken in onto the hindquarters of HIGH REV which became unbalanced.
BRAVE BABY shifted out at the start and bumped PERFECT PAIR.
From a wide barrier, JOY MASTER was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
LEVANTE got its head up on a number of occasions in the early stages when being steadied to obtain cover.
Despite being ridden along for a considerable distance in the early stages, REGENCY DARLING failed to show sufficient speed to be able to cross GUERDON HELMET and consequently was left racing wide and without cover throughout.
Rounding the Home Turn, PERFECT PAIR raced tight outside GUERDON HELMET as that horse was shifted out.
Passing the 400 Metres, HAPPY ALUMNI was shifted to the inside of GUERDON HELMET to improve. HAPPY ALUMNI then had some difficulty obtaining clear running passing the 200 Metres.
Passing the 300 Metres, JOY MASTER was shifted to the outside of HIGH REV after being disappointed for running inside that horse.
Passing the 100 Metres, WICKER was awkwardly placed behind BLINK OF A SECOND which was steadied and shifted to the outside of REGENCY DARLING to obtain clear running.
A veterinary inspection of STRATHBARRA immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse’s trachea.
BRAVE BABY and HAPPY ALUMNI were sent for sampling.

Race:5 (398) KUT CHEONG HANDICAP (Sec2) Class 4 1200 m

LUCKY LUCKY began only fairly and then lost ground when crowded for room between SOLAR WAI WAI and BULB ELITE which shifted out. In this incident, SOLAR WAI WAI became unbalanced after being bumped on the hindquarters by LUCKY LUCKY. This also resulted in LUCKY LUCKY racing back in the field.
BRAVE COMMAND and WHAT A LEGEND bumped at the start. After this, both BRAVE COMMAND and WHAT A LEGEND were shifted across behind runners.
LE TERROIR was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.
From the outside barrier, YEE CHEONG LUCKY was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.
After the 1000 Metres, LE TERROIR was left racing wide and without cover.
K C Leung (VOYAGE STAR) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that approaching and passing the 900 Metres, when in the lead, he heavily restrained his mount, resulting in the tempo of the race reducing excessively, causing LUNAR ZEPHYR to be checked away from the heels of VOYAGE STAR. SOLAR WAI WAI, which was following LUNAR ZEPHYR, was severely checked to avoid the heels of that horse and stumbled, causing BULB ELITE, which was following SOLAR WAI WAI, to shift out abruptly away from behind that horse. In this incident, SOLAR WAI WAI lost its left front plate and was found to be lame in its left front leg after the race. Before being allowed to race again, SOLAR WAI WAI will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. K C Leung was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Wednesday, 20 February 2019 and to expire on Monday, 25 February 2019 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays). In addition, K C Leung was fined $12,500. In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into consideration the degree of the interference caused particularly to SOLAR WAI WAI.
After the 500 Metres, WHAT A LEGEND and LUCKY LUCKY raced tight as WHAT A LEGEND shifted out to obtain clear running.
Passing the 300 Metres, WHAT A LEGEND was shifted to the inside of LE TERROIR after being disappointed for running between that horse which shifted out and LUCKY LUCKY.
After obtaining a run inside LUNAR ZEPHYR (G van Niekerk) passing the 200 Metres, SOLAR WAI WAI was crowded between that horse which shifted in and VOYAGE STAR near the 100 Metres. G van Niekerk was advised to ensure that he makes every endeavour to keep his mounts on a straight course.
Passing the 100 Metres, LUNAR ZEPHYR was bumped on the hindquarters by SOLAR WAI WAI as that horse maintained its running between LUNAR ZEPHYR and VOYAGE STAR.
SOLAR WAI WAI and LUNAR ZEPHYR were sent for sampling.

Race:6 (399) LUCKY STAR HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 4 1400 m

As the start was effected, SPLENDOUR AND GOLD lifted its front feet off the ground and consequently began only fairly.
SUREWIN was slow to begin.
BINGO HERO began awkwardly and lost ground.
From wide barriers, REGENCY GEM and TEST THE STARS were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
Near the 1150 Metres, MARVEL JOY got its head up and became unbalanced.
Approaching the 900 Metres, FLAME LILY commenced to prove very difficult to settle and was checked away from the heels of MR DARTHVEGAR. BEAUTY ENERGY, which was following FLAME LILY, got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of that horse in consequence and then making the turn near the 900 Metres got its head on the side and lay out when continuing to travel keenly.
After the 900 Metres, REGENCY GEM was left racing wide and without cover and then rounding the Home Turn got its head on the side and lay out.
At the entrance to the Straight, SPLENDOUR AND GOLD and MR DARTHVEGAR raced tight as SPLENDOUR AND GOLD shifted out to obtain clear running.
Near the 350 Metres, MARVEL JOY was momentarily awkwardly placed outside the heels of WIN WIN which shifted to the outside of CARE FREE PRINCE to obtain clear running. Then near the 300 Metres, WIN WIN shifted out and bumped SUPREME WITNESS.
Passing the 350 Metres, REGENCY GEM was steadied away from the heels of FLAME LILY which got its head on the side and shifted out and away from BINGO HERO after being brushed by that horse which in the early part of the Straight had difficulty obtaining clear running.
After the race, Z Purton stated that it was intended for BEAUTY ENERGY to be in a reasonably prominent position from barrier 5, however, the horse began only fairly. He said after proving difficult to settle and being very awkwardly placed close to the heels of other runners in the middle stages due to the tempo of the race, BEAUTY ENERGY then closed off only one-paced and was disappointing. A veterinary inspection of BEAUTY ENERGY immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse’s trachea.
When questioned, S de Sousa (PEARL CHAMPION) stated that from the wide barrier he was asked to attempt to obtain a position in about midfield with cover as the horse had previously finished off its races strongly when ridden from off the speed. He said however that PEARL CHAMPION began best in today’s race and he felt that he would have had to heavily restrain the horse to obtain a midfield position. He said he therefore elected to obtain a position forward of midfield in the early stages in the hope that the horse would be able to obtain cover. He said approaching the 1300 Metres he believed he was going to obtain a trailing position behind MR DARTHVEGAR, however, FLAME LILY, which was drawn inside PEARL CHAMPION, was able to obtain that position and this resulted in PEARL CHAMPION being left racing wide and without cover in the early stages. He said having regard to the manner in which PEARL CHAMPION began and its forward showing after the 1200 Metres, he did not believe it was available to him then to steady his mount and consequently PEARL CHAMPION was required to race in a much forward position than had been anticipated and without cover. A veterinary inspection of PEARL CHAMPION immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
SPLENDOUR AND GOLD and WIN WIN were sent for sampling.

Race:7 (400) FAT CHOI HANDICAP (Sec2) Class 3 1200 m

MIGHTY POWER was withdrawn on 6.2.19 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (wounds to right fore fetlock) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter E-SUPER (M F Poon). Before being allowed to race again, MIGHTY POWER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
REEL BIZZY and HONEST WAY bumped on jumping.
Shortly after the start, FIRST RESPONDER was steadied to obtain cover, however, commenced to travel keenly and took some time to obtain cover behind FANTASTIC EIGHT after the 1000 Metres.
From the outside barrier, MISTER MONTE was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Despite being vigorously ridden along in the early stages, FANTASTIC EIGHT failed to muster speed.
Near the 650 Metres, FANTASTIC EIGHT was very awkwardly placed behind HONEST WAY and FULL OF BEAUTY.
Approaching the 200 Metres, FIRST RESPONDER was eased and shifted to the outside of E-SUPER which was taken in by SPARKLING DRAGON.
Throughout the race, FULL OF BEAUTY travelled very wide and without cover.
Throughout the race, BLITZING also travelled wide and without cover.
When questioned, K Teetan stated that he was asked to have TOP SCORE racing where it was comfortable and these instructions were similar to those he was given when he rode the horse at its most recent start. He said after being bumped by FANTASTIC EIGHT on jumping, TOP SCORE immediately caused him concern as the horse was not stretching out as it did last start. He said he had a number of looks down at the horse approaching and passing the 1000 Metres as TOP SCORE did not want to race tractably and commenced to lay in badly. He said then making the turn near the 900 Metres TOP SCORE became unbalanced after shifting in towards the running rail. He said after this TOP SCORE, when racing around the bend, continued to lay in badly and raced tight against the running rail. He said as he was asked to shift TOP SCORE to the outside of runners in the Straight, he immediately commenced to shift his mount to the outside of runners and it was his intention to attempt to come to the outside of FANTASTIC EIGHT. He said however that TOP SCORE was racing inside the heels of FANTASTIC EIGHT approaching the 400 Metres, so he was unable to shift the horse out further. He said TOP SCORE continued to lay in and when HONEST WAY shifted out passing the 400 Metres, this resulted in TOP SCORE being disappointed for the run between HONEST WAY and FANTASTIC EIGHT. He said he placed TOP SCORE under pressure, however, the horse still did not feel comfortable in its action. He said he had concerns regarding the manner in which the horse raced today and registered these concerns with connections and the Stewards immediately after the race. He added that since he rode the horse at its most recent start, he had partnered TOP SCORE on a number of occasions in track work in the lead up to today’s race and the horse’s action had been normal which was in contrast to its action in this race. A veterinary inspection of TOP SCORE immediately following the race found that horse to have sustained wounds to the inside of its right hock and also to be intermittently mildly lame in its right front leg. A further veterinary inspection of TOP SCORE later in the day did not reveal any significant findings. Having regard to the circumstances of this matter, the horse’s previous veterinary record of right front lameness and, in particular, the evidence of Jockey Teetan, the Stewards ruled that TOP SCORE must undergo a series of consecutive barrier trials and be subjected to an official veterinary examination prior to being permitted to race again.
After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that REEL BIZZY had bled from both nostrils.
FULL OF BEAUTY and HONEST WAY were sent for sampling.

Race:8 (401) THE CHINESE NEW YEAR CUP (HANDICAP) (Sec1) Class 1 1400 m

MORETHANLUCKY began only fairly.
In the early stages, SOLAR PATCH was steadied to obtain cover.
Approaching the 700 Metres, MORETHANLUCKY raced tight outside JOLLY BANNER when taken wider by that horse which shifted away from the rail to follow CALIFORNIA WHIP.
Passing the 400 Metres, JOLLY BANNER and MORETHANLUCKY bumped.
Passing the 300 Metres, WHAT ELSE BUT YOU shifted out marginally and bumped CALIFORNIA WHIP, causing both horses to become badly unbalanced.
After the race, M F Poon was unable to offer any explanation for the disappointing performance of JOLLY BANNER. A veterinary inspection of JOLLY BANNER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
WHAT ELSE BUT YOU and SOLAR PATCH were sent for sampling.

Race:9 (402) FAT CHOI HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1200 m

BIG PARTY was withdrawn on 6.2.19 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter EARTH TRILOGY. Before being allowed to race again, BIG PARTY will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
COOL TEAM bumped the inside of its gate on jumping and consequently began awkwardly.
PRANCE DRAGON began awkwardly.
From wide barriers, MR GENUINE and HERO TIME were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
EARTH TRILOGY was also steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.
Passing the 800 Metres, PRANCE DRAGON was awkwardly placed behind SUPER WISE which was being steadied to allow EIGHTY EIGHTY to cross.
For the majority of the race, GOD OF DRAGON travelled wide and without cover.
A veterinary inspection of EIGHTY EIGHTY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of HERO TIME immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.
KEY WITNESS and PRANCE DRAGON were sent for sampling.

Race:10 (403) GOOD FORTUNE HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1400 m

MAGIC LEGEND lost ground when crowded for room on jumping between LAST KINGDOM and PICKEN which shifted out.
YOUNG LEGEND began awkwardly and then was bumped by FEARLESS FIRE which shifted out.
From wide barriers, SPLENDID TIMING and ROUNDABOUT were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
MAGIC LEGEND lost its right front plate in the early stages.
After being ridden along for a considerable distance in the early stages, BEAUTY SPIRIT, after being crossed by FLYING TIGER HERO near the 1200 Metres, shifted out away from the heels of that horse, causing LAST KINGDOM to be crowded for room inside DRAGON COMMANDER which was awkwardly placed close to the heels of YOUNG LEGEND. As LAST KINGDOM was being steadied to obtain cover behind BEAUTY SPIRIT, VOYAGE KING got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse.
Approaching the 1200 Metres, SPLENDID TIMING was awkwardly placed close to the heels of VOYAGE KING (K C Leung) which shifted in when not quite clear. SPLENDID TIMING then became unbalanced after being bumped by PERFECT BUDDY which was taken out by GOOD FOR YOU. K C Leung was advised to exercise more care.
After the 900 Metres, DRAGON COMMANDER was left racing wide and without cover.
Near the 850 Metres, LAST KINGDOM got its head up when awkwardly placed behind BEAUTY SPIRIT.
At the 400 Metres, VOYAGE KING was shifted to the inside of GOOD FOR YOU after being disappointed for running between that horse and LAST KINGDOM.
When questioned, G van Niekerk (ROUNDABOUT) stated that he was instructed to make his run to the outside of runners in the Home Straight. He said after shifting ROUNDABOUT to the outside of runners in the early part of the Straight, he elected to allow that horse to shift out wider to see whether it would finish off the race better away from other horses. He said when shifted further away from other horses, ROUNDABOUT closed off strongly.
A veterinary inspection of FEARLESS FIRE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
PICKEN and BEAUTY SPIRIT were sent for sampling.

Race:11 (404) KUNG HEI HANDICAP (Sec1) Class 3 1600 m

AMAZING SATCHMO began only fairly.
GLORIOUS DRAGON was awkwardly placed shortly after the start outside GREAT TREASURE which shifted out.
From wide barriers, WINNING ENDEAVOUR and NOT USUAL TALENT were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Despite being vigorously ridden along for some distance in the early stages, FAMOUS WARRIOR was slow to muster speed.
When being steadied passing the 1400 Metres, GLORIOUS DRAGON travelled keenly.
Approaching the 1300 Metres, WINNING ENDEAVOUR commenced to travel keenly and shifted out abruptly away from the heels of AMAZING.
After the 1200 Metres, SMILING PRIDE was left racing wide and without cover.
Near the 1100 Metres, FOLLOW ME shifted in and bumped WINNING ENDEAVOUR.
Passing the 400 Metres, AMAZING was steadied when disappointed for running between GLORIOUS DRAGON and WINNING ENDEAVOUR which shifted in when racing tight inside FOLLOW ME.
FAMOUS WARRIOR had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.
Passing the 300 Metres, WINNING ENDEAVOUR was shifted to the outside of FOLLOW ME when unable to improve into tight running between that horse and SMILING PRIDE.
Passing the 100 Metres, WINNING ENDEAVOUR was shifted to the outside of NOT USUAL TALENT to continue improving.
When questioned regarding the performance of VINCY, Z Purton stated that as it appeared to be difficult to make up ground in today’s race, he was asked to have VINCY in a more forward position than it had been in its previous two starts. He said he had to make some use of VINCY in the early stages in order to comply with his instructions to have the horse in a forward position and, in his opinion, this did not suit the horse. He said having regard to the manner in which VINCY failed to finish off the race by comparison to its two previous starts, he is of the view that at this time VINCY is better suited by being allowed to race where it is comfortable. A veterinary inspection of VINCY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
VINCY, CORDYCEPS and NOT USUAL TALENT were sent for sampling.

General

Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 2 February 2019

Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of DISTRICT EXPRESS, MASSIVE MOVE, WHISTLE UP, SWEET BEAN, ENJOYABLE SUCCESS, SUNSHINE UNIVERSE, MULTIMAX, BINGO, YICHUN BLITZ, KA YING BRILLIANCE, HURRICANE HUNTER, GOOD FIT, REMARKABLE, TORNADO TWIST, BETTER CHOICE, TOP LAURELS, IMPERIAL CONCORDE, VOLPINO, TIANCHI MONSTER, GOOD STANDING and ENRICHMENT revealed no apparent abnormality.

Summary

1. Withdrawals

Race 7: MIGHTY POWER on 6.2.19 on veterinary advice.

Race 9: BIG PARTY on 6.2.19 on veterinary advice.

2. Riding Change

After riding in Race 6, C Murray became indisposed and was stood down by the Chief Medical Officer. Accordingly, permission was given for M Chadwick to be substituted as the rider of FLYING TIGER HERO in Race 10.

3. Fine

Race 5: K C Leung (VOYAGE STAR): $12,500 for careless riding approaching and passing the 900 Metres.

4. Warnings

Race 1: H N Wong (SPARKLING SWORD) re his riding in the early stages.

Race 5: G van Niekerk (LUNAR ZEPHYR) for shifting in near the 100 Metres.

Race 10: K C Leung (VOYAGE KING) for shifting in approaching the 1200 Metres.

5. Suspensions

Race 2: C Murray (ROMANTIC JOURNEY) for careless riding passing the 1400 Metres (from 20 February 2019 until 25 February 2019 on which day he may resume race riding – 2 Hong Kong racedays).

Race 5: K C Leung (VOYAGE STAR) for careless riding approaching and passing the 900 Metres (from 20 February 2019 until 25 February 2019 on which day he may resume race riding – 2 Hong Kong racedays).

6. Bleeder

Race 7: REEL BIZZY

7. Stalls Tests

Race 3: SINCERE HORSE

Race 4: MR MAGELLAN

8. Barrier Trial

Race 7: TOP SCORE

9. Official Veterinary Examinations

Race 5: SOLAR WAI WAI

Race 7: MIGHTY POWER

TOP SCORE

Race 9: BIG PARTY

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