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15/07/2020  Happy Valley  Race 1 Steward Report

15/07/2020  Class 5  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1800m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.7)   Rating: 040-000  

MONEY MARSHAL began only fairly and then lost ground when crowded for room between POLYMER LUCK and MONEY WINNER which shifted out. JOY N FUN LEGEND and TURF BRILLIANT were crowded for room on jumping between BRING IT ON and KEEP WINNING which shifted in. After this, JOY N FUN LEGEND and TURF BRILLIANT raced tight for a short distance, resulting in JOY N FUN LEGEND being awkwardly placed outside the heels of BRING IT ON. From a wide barrier, BUNDLE OF ENERGY was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. SUCCESS ALLSTARS was also steadied shortly after the start to obtain cover. Approaching and passing the winning post on the first occasion, JOY N FUN LEGEND proved very difficult to settle and got its head up for some distance when being checked away from the heels of KEEP WINNING. When proving very difficult to settle, JOY N FUN LEGEND got its head on the side and shifted out, resulting in TURF BRILLIANT racing tight inside the heels of GREAT SMART. Having regard to JOY N FUN LEGEND having previously been reported to be difficult to settle, the Stewards ruled that prior to being permitted to race again, the horse will be required to barrier trial satisfactorily around a bend. After the 1300 Metres, TURF BRILLIANT was bumped and taken wider by JOY N FUN LEGEND which shifted out when it continued to travel keenly. HAY RUN travelled wide and without cover until approaching the 800 Metres at which stage the horse improved its position to race outside BABY STORM. MONEY MARSHAL was left racing wide and without cover near the 800 Metres. In the early part of the Straight, POLYMER LUCK raced tight inside MONEY MARSHAL which lay in under pressure. Passing the 300 Metres, KEEP WINNING was shifted to the inside of BRING IT ON to obtain clear running. After the 50 Metres, MONEY WINNER and BUNDLE OF ENERGY brushed. When questioned regarding the performance of GREAT SMART, M Chadwick stated that it was intended for GREAT SMART to obtain a position behind the leaders if possible from barrier 5. He said, despite being ridden along for a considerable distance in the early stages, GREAT SMART was not able to clear runners to its inside and because of this approaching the winning post on the first occasion when racing wide, he elected to steady his mount with a view to obtaining a positon behind KEEP WINNING. He said when JOY N FUN LEGEND shifted out from behind KEEP WINNING, this resulted in GREAT SMART racing in a three wide position until after the 1200 Metres. He added GREAT SMART then travelled only fairly and when MONEY MARSHAL commenced to improve its position after the 600 Metres, he rode GREAT SMART along in an endeavour to follow that horse through, however, GREAT SMART did not quicken and subsequently finished off the race only one-paced. A veterinary inspection of GREAT SMART immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. A veterinary inspection of TURF BRILLIANT 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, TURF BRILLIANT will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. MONEY WINNER and BUNDLE OF ENERGY were sent for sampling.

15/07/2020  Happy Valley  Race 2 Steward Report

15/07/2020  Class 5  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1000m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.7)   Rating: 040-000  

LA BOMBA was slow to begin, VITAL SPRING began only fairly. CHUNGHWA JINGSHEN shifted in at the start and bumped I’M THE CONQUIST (H N Wong) which lost ground when crowded onto FAIRY FLOSS which became unbalanced and shifted out when bumped on the hindquarters by I’M THE CONQUIST. FAIRY FLOSS then continued to shift out and near the 950 Metres bumped CHUNGHWA JINGSHEN which was taken out onto APOLLOS BOW. After the race, H N Wong reported that after losing ground, I’M THE CONQUIST did not feel comfortable in its action for the remainder of the race. A veterinary inspection of I’M THE CONQUIST immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. From the outside barrier, GUERDON HELMET was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Making the turn after the 600 Metres, JIMSON THE DRAGON was momentarily awkwardly placed inside the heels of SHOW MISSION which shifted in. Rounding the Home Turn, FLYING MONKEY, which was laying out, was bumped by BANDY (K Teetan) which shifted out away from the heels of APOLLOS BOW. K Teetan was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground in similar circumstances. After initially shifting out to improve to the outside of JIMSON THE DRAGON after the 300 Metres, VITAL SPRING was then directed to the inside of that horse approaching the 200 Metres when JIMSON THE DRAGON shifted out under pressure.. Near the 150 Metres, CHUNGHWA JINGSHEN shifted out and was awkwardly placed inside the heels of OVERSUBSCRIBED. VITAL SPRING raced tight between SHOW MISSION and JIMSON THE DRAGON near the 100 Metres. Near the 75 Metres, SHOW MISSION shifted in under pressure, requiring its rider, K C Leung, to stop riding and straighten his mount. Near the 50 Metres, FAIRY FLOSS momentarily raced in restricted room inside CHUNGHWA JINGSHEN which shifted in. Throughout the race, FLYING MONKEY travelled wide and without cover. A veterinary inspection of BANDY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. FLYING MONKEY, OVERSUBSCRIBED and CHUNGHWA JINGSHEN were sent for sampling.

15/07/2020  Happy Valley  Race 3 Steward Report

15/07/2020  Class 4  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1200m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.7)   Rating: 060-040  

EVERBRAVE began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped LUCKY GUY, which caused LUCKY GUY to make heavy contact with HAPPY TANGO, resulting in LUCKY GUY and HAPPY TANGO being crowded for room between POWER KING and EVERBRAVE which continued to shift out when unbalanced. From the outside barriers, SUPER KIN and AMAZING were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Also from a wide barrier, HONEST WAY was steadied to obtain cover in the early stages. In the early stages, POWER KING got its head on the side and lay in. Making the first turn approaching the 1000 Metres, LUCKY GUY was steadied when momentarily crowded for room inside HAPPY TANGO (K Teetan) which shifted in. K Teetan was reprimanded and advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances to prevent his mounts from shifting ground. After being shifted to the outside of VERY RICH MAN approaching the 700 Metres, SELL MY SOLE got its head up when momentarily travelling keenly. M F Poon (LUCKY GUY) dropped his whip near the 400 Metres. As this was the third occasion this season that M F Poon had dropped his whip in races, he was spoken to regarding this matter and advised to ensure that he takes the necessary steps to rectify this aspect of his riding. Passing the 300 Metres, THE SHOW was shifted to the outside of EVERBRAVE which was directed to the inside of VERY RICH MAN to obtain clear running. Passing the 200 Metres, Apprentice C Wong (DIAMOND RHYME) dropped his right rein. After the 200 Metres, HAPPY TANGO had difficulty obtaining clear running when being shifted to the outside of DIAMOND RHYME. HAPPY TANGO was then awkwardly placed outside the heels of DIAMOND RHYME passing the 100 Metres. Close to the finishing line, DIAMOND RHYME was awkwardly placed behind SELL MY SOLE and consequently was not able to be ridden out all the way to the end of the race. Throughout the race, DIAMOND RHYME travelled wide and without cover. A veterinary inspection of SUPER KIN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. POWER KING and SELL MY SOLE were sent for sampling.

15/07/2020  Happy Valley  Race 4 Steward Report

15/07/2020  Class 4  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1650m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.7)   Rating: 060-040  

UNIVERSAL GO GO began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped INCANTO PREPARED. PARTY TOGETHER shifted in at the start and bumped GO BALLISTIC which began awkwardly. After this, GO BALLISTIC shifted in, resulting in LUCKY MISSILE being tightened. THE DRIVE shifted out at the start and bumped HAPPY ICHIBAN, resulting in THE DRIVE losing ground. From the outside barriers, MY FAMILY and BIG BANG BONG were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Passing the winning post on the first occasion, DYNAMIC EAGLE was momentarily crowded for room inside THE DRIVE which improved to be racing tight inside the heels of GO BALLISTIC which shifted in before being directed out to relieve the tightening to DYNAMIC EAGLE and THE DRIVE. In the middle stages, SUPER WINNER travelled keenly in the lead. Approaching the 800 Metres, MY FAMILY got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of THE DRIVE which was racing close to the heels of GO BALLISTIC. After the 600 Metres, DYNAMIC EAGLE lay in and brushed the running rail. Passing the 250 Metres, BIG BANG BONG was shifted out away from the heels of PARTY TOGETHER and then had some difficulty obtaining clear running behind PARTY TOGETHER and INCANTO PREPARED passing the 200 Metres. After the race, V Borges said he had to make some use of HAPPY ICHIBAN in the early stages to cross runners to its inside and it was not until near the 1100 Metres that he was able to clear PARTY TOGETHER. He said HAPPY ICHIBAN lay in for the majority of the race and then after being placed under pressure prior to the 500 Metres did not finish off the race. A veterinary inspection of HAPPY ICHIBAN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. A veterinary inspection of SUPER WINNER immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse’s trachea. LUCKY MISSILE and UNIVERSAL GO GO were sent for sampling. <16/7/2020 Additional Veterinary Report>HAPPY ICHIBAN, which performed poorly, was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said at that time there were no significant findings. HAPPY ICHIBAN was again examined by the Veterinary Officer at the stables of Trainer D J Whyte this morning. He said at this time he noted the horse to be lame in its right front leg. Before being allowed to race again, HAPPY ICHIBAN will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

15/07/2020  Happy Valley  Race 5 Steward Report

15/07/2020  Class 4  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1200m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.7)   Rating: 060-040  

STRONG PROMISE was checked when crowded for room on jumping between HOME MADE and HERO TIME which was taken in by HAPPY GOOD GUYS. RED ZOFFANY and HERCULES were steadied in the early stages to obtain cover. Also from a wide barrier, DESTINE JEWELLERY was shifted across behind runners to obtain cover in the early stages. After being ridden along to obtain a forward position, CONFUCIUS DAY (Apprentice K H Chan) travelled very wide and without cover throughout the race and was eased down in the Straight. Apprentice Chan stated that CONFUCIUS DAY lost its action in the middle stages and did not feel comfortable. He said for this reason he eased it down and dismounted from the horse prior to the winning post. A veterinary inspection of CONFUCIUS DAY immediately following the race found that horse to be lame in its right front leg. Before being allowed to race again, CONFUCIUS DAY will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. Passing the 900 Metres, STRONG PROMISE and STAY CHILL raced tight inside JAZZ STEED which shifted in before being shifted back out to relieve the tightening. Approaching the 800 Metres, HERO TIME travelled keenly when being steadied to obtain cover behind KINDA COOL. Making the turn after the 600 Metres, HOME MADE lost ground after shifting out marginally towards the heels of HERO TIME which lay in when awkwardly placed behind KINDA COOL. Also making the turn after the 600 Metres, STRONG PROMISE was crowded for room inside STAY CHILL which was taken in by JAZZ STEED (C Schofield) which got its head on the side and lay in away from CONFUCIUS DAY. Whilst the Stewards accepted that JAZZ STEED was inclined to lay in in this incident, nonetheless C Schofield was advised to ensure that he makes every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground and causing crowding to other runners. Rounding the Home Turn, HERCULES raced tight outside DESTINE JEWELLERY and in the Straight lay in under pressure. Near the 50 Metres, JAZZ STEED was straightened by its rider after commencing to shift out under pressure. Throughout the race, DEMONS ROCK travelled wide and without cover. After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on STRONG PROMISE at the request of Trainer T P Yung. The Veterinary Surgeon said this examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse's trachea. A veterinary inspection of HERO TIME 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, HERO TIME will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. KINDA COOL and JAZZ STEED were sent for sampling. <16/7/2020 Additional Veterinary Report>After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on STRONG PROMISE at the request of Trainer T P Yung. The Veterinary Surgeon reported that this examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse's trachea. The Veterinary Surgeon today reported that STRONG PROMISE was lame in its left front leg on the morning after racing. Before being allowed to race again, STRONG PROMISE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

15/07/2020  Happy Valley  Race 6 Steward Report

15/07/2020  Class 3  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1200m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.7)   Rating: 080-060  

LORIZ shifted in at the start and bumped BABY which in turn shifted in and made contact with TAKE WHAT YOU NEED. LE TERROIR got its head up on jumping. HIGH RISE SOLDIER began only fairly and then was checked shortly after the start when crowded for room between GOOD FOR YOU which was also hampered when taken in by CALIFORNIA RAD and SPEED VISION (Apprentice C Wong) which shifted out when being ridden along. Apprentice Wong was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he makes every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground at the start in similar circumstances. From the outside barrier, LONDON LUCKYSTAR was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Near the 900 Metres, LE TERROIR was left racing wide and without cover. Passing the 900 Metres, THE RUNNER was steadied away from the heels of TAKE WHAT YOU NEED which was racing tight inside LORIZ which in turn was awkwardly placed inside SPEED VISION. Passing the 700 Metres, HIGH RISE SOLDIER raced tight inside CHIKORITA which was awkwardly placed behind BABY. After this, HIGH RISE SOLIDER continued to race tight inside CHIKORITA which improved to be racing tight inside the heels of BABY, causing both CHIKORITA and HIGH RISE SOLDIER to be crowded for room near the 500 Metres. Approaching the 200 Metres, TAKE WHAT YOU NEED and HIGH RISE SOLDIER bumped as a result of TAKE WHAT YOU NEED shifting out marginally and HIGH RISE SOLDIER improving into tight running inside SPEED VISION. Apprentice C L Chau (GOOD FOR YOU) was reminded of his obligation regarding using the whip on a horse out of contention. After the race, CALIFORNIA RAD (K Teetan) was found to be marked. K Teetan was fined the sum of $7,500. In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into consideration that K Teetan had previously been penalized this season for a like offence. A veterinary inspection of GOOD FOR YOU and BABY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. A veterinary inspection of CHIKORITA 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, CHIKORITA will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. THE RUNNER and CALIFORNIA RAD were sent for sampling.

15/07/2020  Happy Valley  Race 7 Steward Report

15/07/2020  Class 3  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1650m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.7)   Rating: 080-060  

FENRIR was slow to begin. CHARITY WINGS shifted out at the start and bumped PICKEN which began awkwardly. CHARITY WINGS then shifted in and made contact with TURIN REDSTAR, resulting in CHARITY WINGS becoming unbalanced, shifting out and bumping PICKEN. After this, CHARITY WINGS and PICKEN were shifted across behind runners. Also from the outside barrier, JOYFUL HEART was shifted across behind runners to obtain cover. Shortly after the start, FENRIR commenced to prove very difficult to settle and got its head up when being checked for a considerable distance approaching and passing the winning post on the first occasion. Then after the 1200 Metres, FENRIR, which was continuing to race ungenerously, was checked away from the heels of CINQUANTE CINQ and shifted out, resulting in KASI FARASI being hampered and taken wider. FENRIR then continued to race ungenerously and shifted out away from the heels of ALPHA HEDGE, resulting in KASI FARASI again being further hampered and forced wider. FENRIR was then shifted to the outside of BEST ALLIANCE passing the 1000 Metres and allowed to improve its position into the lead after the 800 Metres. Having regard to FENRIR’s racing manners tonight as well as its previous racing history, the Stewards ruled that FENRIR will be required to undertake a series of consecutive satisfactory barrier trials around a bend before being permitted to race again. After the 1100 Metres, BEST ALLIANCE was left racing wide and without cover. Approaching the 400 Metres, CHARITY WINGS and JOYFUL HEART bumped. Near the 250 Metres, RED ELYSEES and KASI FARASI bumped. When questioned, C Y Ho stated that as there were a number of horses drawn inside SHAMPORT which were expected to maintain their positon in the early stages, it was felt that if SHAMPORT were to be ridden to obtain cover, this would result in the horse getting out of its ground. He said it was therefore decided to ride the horse positively and clear those runners to its inside and then steady SHAMPORT to obtain cover. He said he was able to clear runners to his inside and then obtain cover behind BEAR AGAIN near the 1100 Metres. The Stewards deferred the declaration of weighed-in as they were of the view that an incident occurred passing the 150 Metres which cast doubt on whether BEAR AGAIN (B Shinn) should be declared the winner. It was found that passing the 150 Metres BEAR AGAIN shifted out under pressure, resulting in ALPHA HEDGE (Z Purton) having to shift out away from the heels of BEAR AGAIN. However, having regard to the manner in which the two horses finished off the race, the neck margin between the two horses and the fact that Z Purton did not stop riding his mount during this incident, the Stewards were of the opinion that the matter should not proceed to a formal protest/objection hearing and as such weighed in was declared on the numbers semaphored by the Judge. Subsequently B Shinn was advised that, in the opinion of the Stewards, he should have corrected his mount sooner than he did on this occasion. He was told to ensure that he takes corrective measures at the earliest available opportunity. BEAR AGAIN and ALPHA HEDGE were sent for sampling.

15/07/2020  Happy Valley  Race 8 Steward Report

15/07/2020  Class 2  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1650m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.7)   Rating: 100-080  

BUTTERFIELD began only fairly and then was steadied away from the heels of EASY GO EASY WIN which shifted out on jumping. HIGH REV, UNCLE STEVE, HELENA BABY and INSAYSHABLE were all steadied in the early stages to obtain cover. Approaching and passing the 1300 Metres, EASY GO EASY WIN travelled keenly when being steadied to obtain cover behind MAGNIFICENT. For some distance after the 1200 Metres, MAGNIFICENT travelled keenly in the lead. Passing the 1000 Metres, UNCLE STEVE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of STAR SHINE. Passing the 900 Metres, SUNSHINE WARRIOR was steadied away from the heels of EASY GO EASY WIN. For some distance after the 900 Metres, BUTTERFIELD travelled keenly and near the 800 Metres got its head up and shifted out away from the heels of GREEN LUCK. At the entrance to the Straight, UNCLE STEVE was awkwardly placed behind SUNSHINE WARRIOR. UNCLE STEVE was then held up for a run in the early part of the Straight and after the 250 Metres was directed to the inside of SUNSHINE WARRIOR to obtain clear running. A veterinary inspection of INSAYSHABLE, HIGH REV and HELENA BABY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. STAR SHINE, SOLAR WAI WAI and MAGNIFICENT were sent for sampling.

15/07/2020  Happy Valley  Race 9 Steward Report

15/07/2020  Class 2  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1200m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.7)   Rating: 105-080  

YEE CHEONG BABY began only fairly and a short distance after the start was crowded for room between RACING FIGHTER which was taken in by SHINING ACE which shifted in despite the efforts of its rider and SAUL’S SPECIAL which was taken out by ENCORE BOY. HIGHLAND FORTUNE shifted out at the start and bumped SUNNY BOY, causing HIGHLAND FORTUNE to become badly unbalanced. After this, from a wide barrier, HIGHLAND FORTUNE was steadied to obtain cover. Also from the outside barrier, WINNING METHOD was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover. Approaching the 1100 Metres, SAUL’S SPECIAL became unbalanced and lost ground when being checked away from the heels of ENCORE BOY. Passing the 1100 Metres, YEE CHEONG BABY was bumped by SHINING ACE. Making the turn near the 1000 Metres, ENCORE BOY momentarily raced tight inside YEE CHEONG BABY which lay in. Passing the 900 Metres, SHINING ACE was steadied away from the heels of VICTORIAM which shifted in when awkwardly placed inside the heels of SPARKLING DRAGON. Approaching the 400 Metres, YEE CHEONG BABY (Apprentice C L Chau) shifted out and raced tight inside SUNNY BOY. Then near the 350 Metres, YEE CHEONG BABY momentarily raced in restricted room between VICTORIAM and SUNNY BOY which lay in. After the race, Apprentice Chau stated that after coming under pressure near the 400 Metres, YEE CHEONG BABY gave ground noticeably in the Straight and did not feel comfortable in its action. A veterinary inspection of YEE CHEONG BABY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. Before being allowed to race again, YEE CHEONG BABY will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. Near the 100 Metres, UGLY WARRIOR shifted out under pressure. SPARKLING DRAGON shifted out away from that horse, resulting in ENCORE BOY being inconvenienced. After the race, V Borges reported that his saddle shifted back on SUNNY BOY which at various stages throughout the race travelled wide and without cover, placing him at a disadvantage. Also after the race, SAUL’S SPECIAL (Apprentice K H Chan) was found to be marked. Apprentice Chan was fined the sum of $7,500. In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into consideration that Apprentice Chan had previously been penalized this season for a like offence. A veterinary inspection of SUNNY BOY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. WALDORF and HIGHLAND FORTUNE were sent for sampling.