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07/03/2021  Shatin  Race 1 Steward Report

07/03/2021  Class 5  Shatin  All Weather Track    1200m   Going: WET SLOW  (9.02)    Rating: 040-010  

LITTLE THUNDER began only fairy and then was brushed by DASHING GRACE which shifted out. From wide barriers, SMART CHARADE, STAR SUPERIOR and VITAL SPRING were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages. After being ridden along for some distance in the early stages to obtain a forward position, ONE HAPPY STAR was steadied approaching the 700 Metres to obtain a position with cover after being left racing wide. Near the 750 Metres, CHUNGHWA JINGSHEN and DR PROACTIVE bumped when racing tight inside ONE HAPPY STAR which was momentarily awkwardly placed inside the heels of LUCKY RUBY. After the 650 Metres, SKY TREASURE was left racing wide and without cover. SUPREME PATROL was held up for clear running in the early part of the Straight and passing the 350 Metres was directed to the inside of ONE HAPPY STAR to obtain clear running. After the race, Z Purton stated that the only explanation he could find for the disappointing performance of ONE HAPPY STAR was that the horse did not handle today’s track surface. He said ONE HAPPY STAR felt comfortable in its action throughout the race, however, travelled only fairly and then did not finish off the race. A veterinary inspection of ONE HAPPY STAR 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, ONE HAPPY STAR will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. A veterinary inspection of CHUNGHWA JINGSHEN 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, CHUNGHWA JINGSHEN will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. A veterinary inspection of SUPREME PATROL immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. ONE HAPPY STAR, LUCKY RUBY and LITTLE THUNDER were sent for sampling.

07/03/2021  Shatin  Race 2 Steward Report

07/03/2021  Class 4  Shatin  All Weather Track    1200m   Going: WET SLOW  (9.02)    Rating: 058-045  

MULTIPOWER began awkwardly. MAGIC SUPREME shifted out at the start and bumped MOERAKI. STRIKING MR C and ENJOY MY LIFE bumped at the start. ENJOY MY LIFE was then crowded for room between STRIKING MR C which, after initially being taken out by DOLLAR REWARD, then got its head on the side and shifted out away from that horse and MIGHTY POWER which became unbalanced after being bumped on the hindquarters by ENJOY MY LIFE. When unbalanced, MIGHTY POWER shifted out, resulting in GOLDEN BOLT being crowded for room inside THE BEST HERO. After this, from the outside barriers, GOLDEN BOLT and THE BEST HERO were shifted across behind runners to obtain cover. A short distance after the start, MULTIPOWER shifted out and bumped DEMONS ROCK. Approaching the turn near the 700 Metres, GOLDEN BOLT shifted in and raced tight outside ENJOY MY LIFE. GOLDEN BOLT then lay out and was awkwardly placed inside the heels of THE BEST HERO making the turn after the 700 Metres. Approaching the 600 Metres, DOLLAR REWARD was awkwardly placed behind MULTIPOWER which was giving ground. Then passing the 600 Metres, DOLLAR REWARD was checked away from the heels of MULTIPOWER which continued to give ground. This resulted in DOLLAR REWARD losing ground. Approaching the 450 Metres, MULTIPOWER, which was continuing to give ground, shifted in and was awkwardly placed outside the heels of FLYING ON THE TURF. DEMONS ROCK, which was following, was shifted in away from the heels of MULTIPOWER in consequence. A veterinary inspection of MULTIPOWER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of MULTIPOWER, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, MULTIPOWER will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. Passing the 100 Metres, MIGHTY POWER was awkwardly placed outside the heels of THOU SHALL SING. Throughout the race, STRIKING MR C travelled wide and without cover. A veterinary inspection of STRIKING MR C immediately following the race found that horse to be a "roarer” which had previously been reported. A veterinary inspection of MIGHTY POWER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. FLYING ON THE TURF, MOERAKI and MAGIC SUPREME were sent for sampling.

07/03/2021  Shatin  Race 3 Steward Report

07/03/2021  Class 2  Shatin  Turf  C  1000m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating: 097-080  

SMART LEADER shifted out at the start and bumped VICTORIAM. HIGHLAND FORTUNE stumbled badly at the start. GUNNISON began awkwardly. SHINING GEM and SMART LEADER were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Passing the 300 Metres, PING HAI BRAVO raced in restricted room outside DUKE WAI which was then directed in to relieve the crowding to PING HAI BRAVO. After this, DUKE WAI then lay out, requiring its rider to stop riding and straighten his mount on a number of occasions. GUNNISON lay out after the 200 Metres. A veterinary inspection of HIGHLAND FORTUNE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. PING HAI BRAVO and DUKE WAI were sent for sampling.

07/03/2021  Shatin  Race 4 Steward Report

07/03/2021  Class 5  Shatin  Turf  C  1400m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating: 040-015  

CRUCIATUS began only fairly. WINWIN THIRTYTHREE began only fairly, shifted in at the start and bumped BRAVERY AND POWER, causing both horses to become unbalanced. GALAXY EMPEROR shifted out at the start and bumped GREAT HARVEST which in turn shifted out and bumped CITY LEGEND which became badly unbalanced. From wide barriers, CITY LEGEND and VICTORIOUS LEADER were steadied in the early stages to obtain cover. Near the 950 Metres, VICTORIOUS LEADER raced tight inside CITY LEGEND which itself raced tight inside LITTLE GENERAL which got its head on the side and shifted in when racing close to the heels of GREAT HARVEST. LITTLE GENERAL was then bumped by CITY LEGEND making the turn near the 900 Metres. Passing the 700 Metres, BRAVERY AND POWER commenced to travel keenly and shifted out away from the heels of FOR FUN’S SAKE, taking WONDER EXPRESS wider and without cover. BRAVERY AND POWER then got its head on the side and lay out away from the heels of GALAXY EMPEROR, resulting in WONDER EXPRESS being taken wider again. Then making the Home Turn, BRAVERY AND POWER hung out. Having regard to BRAVERY AND POWER’s previous history of hanging out in races, the Stewards ruled that prior to being permitted to race again, the horse will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial around a bend. Approaching the 500 Metres, GREAT HARVEST, WINWIN THIRTYTHREE and THE FULL BLOOM all raced tight. Also approaching the 500 Metres, VICTORIOUS LEADER raced in restricted room when improving into tight running between CRUCIATUS and THE FULL BLOOM. BLAZING PARTNERS had difficulty obtaining clear running approaching and passing the 300 Metres. VICTORIOUS LEADER was held up for clear running from on straightening until passing the 300 Metres, VICTORIOUS LEADER then had some difficulty obtaining clear running approaching and passing the 100 Metres. WINWIN THIRTYTHREE was held up for clear running until passing the 300 Metres. THE FULL BLOOM was unable to obtain clear running until approaching the 100 Metres at which stage the horse was directed to the outside of WINWIN THIRTYTHREE to obtain clear running. Passing the 100 Metres, UNIVERSAL RECORD raced tight inside GREAT HARVEST (N Callan) which shifted in under pressure. N Callan was advised to exercise more care in future. Throughout the race, GALAXY EMPEROR travelled wide and without cover. After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that LITTLE GENERAL was lame in its right front leg. Before being allowed to race again, LITTLE GENERAL will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. A veterinary inspection of VICTORIOUS LEADER and THE FULL BLOOM immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. VICTORIOUS LEADER, CITY LEGEND and GREAT HARVEST were sent for sampling.

07/03/2021  Shatin  Race 5 Steward Report

07/03/2021  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  C  1200m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating: 059-040  

SURE WINNER shifted out at the start and bumped DECISIVE TWELVE which in turn shifted out and bumped VIGOR CHAMP. FAMILY FOLKS began awkwardly and lost ground. ERNEST FEELING shifted out abruptly at the start across the heels of SMART WONGCHOY. When racing wide after the 1100 Metres, SMART WONGCHOY got its head up on a number of occasions when being steadied to obtain cover. Approaching the 800 Metres, BULLISH UNICORN was left racing wide and without cover. Passing the 800 Metres, ZACIAN became unbalanced and lost ground when crowded for room between SMART WONGCHOY and ERNEST FEELING which shifted out when awkwardly placed behind VIGOR CHAMP. Passing the 700 Metres, SMART WONGCHOY again got its head up on a number of occasions when racing tight outside the heels of FAMILY FOLKS. Passing the 500 Metres, DESTINE JEWELLERY was steadied away from the heels of SURE WINNER. Also passing the 500 Metres, ERNEST FEELING was shifted out away from the heels of VIGOR CHAMP (R Maia) which shifted to the outside of DRAGON FORTUNE. R Maia was reprimanded and advised to exercise more care when shifting ground in future. ERNEST FEELING then shifted out when awkwardly placed behind FAMILY FOLKS and in doing so bumped SMART WONGCHOY, causing both horses to become unbalanced. ERNEST FEELING then had difficulty obtaining clear running until passing the 200 Metres. ERNEST FEELING and SMART WONGCHOY then raced tight approaching and passing the 50 Metres. DESTINE JEWELLERY was held up for clear running passing the 400 Metres and then after continuing to have difficulty obtaining clear running was checked away from the heels of SCENIC SWEETIE passing the 200 Metres. KUNG FU TEA, which was held up for clear running passing the 300 Metres, was then shifted out away from the heels of DESTINE JEWELLERY in consequence. KUNG FU TEA was then shifted out a number of horses to obtain clear running over the concluding stages and consequently was not able to be properly tested. When questioned regarding his riding of DECISIVE TWELVE in the Straight, C Y Ho stated that he was instructed to try and obtain a trailing position or sit outside the leader if possible. He said DECISIVE TWELVE began well and when no other horse was intent on leading, he was required to lead the race outright. He said when having to lead, DECISIVE TWELVE would not relax and travelled keenly in the early and middle stages. He said he did not place DECISIVE TWELVE under pressure until after the 400 Metres as he did not want to make too long a run on DECISIVE TWELVE given the manner in which it had travelled keenly up to that point. He said passing the 300 Metres he rode DECISIVE TWELVE along more vigorously and the horse quickened nicely and responded well to his riding. He said as DECISIVE TWELVE had responded well to his urgings at this stage, he continued to ride the horse along hands and heels for as long as possible. He added he was aware that a runner was making ground to his outside approaching the 100 Metres and because of this he continued to ride his mount vigorously hands and heels as he did not believe that the horse would respond any better by using the whip at this stage. He said close to the finishing line DRAGON FORTUNE was finishing off the race better than DECISIVE TWELVE and as DECISIVE TWELVE’s run was ending, he was required then to use the whip in an attempt to see whether the horse could lift over the concluding stages. He said as DRAGON FORTUNE was finishing off the race better than DECISIVE TWELVE, he was of the opinion that using the whip earlier on the horse would not have resulted in it finishing off the race any stronger than it did. A veterinary inspection of BULLISH UNICORN and ZACIAN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. DRAGON FORTUNE and DECISIVE TWELVE were sent for sampling.

07/03/2021  Shatin  Race 6 Steward Report

07/03/2021  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  C  1400m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating: 059-043  

BRILLIANT CHINA shifted out at the start and bumped GLADSOME RYDER. Then from the outside barrier, GLADSOME RYDER was shifted across behind runners. After this, BRILLIANT CHINA was ridden along for some distance to obtain a forward position. GOLDEN LINK shifted out at the start and brushed GOLDEN FOUR. From a wide barrier, RUN DES RUN was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Passing the 1350 Metres, ULTIMATE GLORY was momentarily awkwardly placed outside the heels of BEST FOR YOU when crowded for room inside OSCAR GLORY which, after initially being directed in by SO WE JOY, then got its head on the side and shifted in away from that horse. Passing the 900 Metres, CALIFORNIA LEGEND was left racing wide and without cover. At the entrance to the Straight, SO WE JOY was awkwardly placed close to the heels of OSCAR GLORY when disappointed for running between that horse and ULTIMATE GLORY which shifted out. In this incident, SO WE JOY and ULTIMATE GLORY bumped. SO WE JOY then had difficulty obtaining clear running until after the 300 Metres. In the early part of the Straight, GOLDEN LINK got its head on the side and lay in. TAKINGUFURTHER had some difficulty obtaining clear running passing the 250 Metres. When questioned, Apprentice C L Chau stated that as there appeared to be not much speed engaged in today’s race, he was asked to ride PLIKCLONE positively in the early stages to obtain a forward position. He said it was anticipated that CALIFORNIA LEGEND would be ridden along to take up a forward position and it was hoped that PLIKCLONE would be able to shift across with that horse to either race outside CALIFORNIA LEGEND or be able to take a trailing position behind the speed with cover. He said in accordance with his instructions he began well on PLIKCLONE and was travelling better than CALIFORNIA LEGEND in the early stages, which, despite being ridden along, was not showing as much early speed as was anticipated. He said because of this he allowed PLIKCLONE to improve forward of runners to its inside and obtain the lead passing the 1000 Metres. A veterinary inspection of CALIFORNIA LEGEND immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. PLIKCLONE, SO WE JOY and GOLDEN LINK were sent for sampling.

07/03/2021  Shatin  Race 7 Steward Report

07/03/2021  Class 3  Shatin  Turf  C  1200m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating: 080-060  

STORM WARNINGS shifted in at the start and bumped CHANCHENG PRINCE. FALCON TURBO began only fairly. From the outside barriers, GENTLE BREEZE (Apprentice K H Chan) and IMA SINGLE MAN were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. After the race, Apprentice Chan reported that his saddle shifted to the right in the early stages, placing him at a disadvantage. Approaching the 1000 Metres, DIVINE REGULUS was steadied away from the heels of STORM WARNINGS (Apprentice C L Chau) which shifted in when not properly clear. Apprentice Chau was reprimanded and told to ensure that he provides sufficient clearance when shifting ground in similar circumstances. When DIVINE REGULUS was steadied, that horse shifted out and inconvenienced CHANCHENG PRINCE. Making the turn after the 900 Metres, TELECOM CHEETAH got its head on the side and lay out towards the heels of DIAMOND BRILLIANT. On straightening, CHICKEN DANCE and DIVINE REGULUS bumped. In the early part of the Straight, FALCON TURBO was shifted out a number of horses to obtain clear running. When questioned, A Hamelin stated that it was intended for DIVINE REGULUS to be ridden to clear runners to his inside and obtain a position close to the rail. He said in the early stages he allowed DIVINE REGULUS to improve its position, however, CHICKEN DANCE was being ridden along to his inside to maintain its position. He said because of this he believed that he would have had to make a lot of use of DIVINE REGULUS to be in a position to be able to clear that horse which may be difficult if the rider of that horse continued to maintain its position to the inside of DIVINE REGULUS. He said because of this DIVINE REGULUS was left racing wide and without cover approaching the 900 Metres. A Hamelin was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, he was told to ensure that, wherever circumstances permit, he must ride his mounts in such a manner so as to avoid covering unnecessary ground. A veterinary inspection of TORNADO TWIST, GENTLE BREEZE and CHICKEN DANCE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. JUNEAU PARK, CHANCHENG PRINCE and STORM WARNINGS were sent for sampling.

07/03/2021  Shatin  Race 8 Steward Report

07/03/2021  Class 3  Shatin  All Weather Track    1200m   Going: GOOD  (9.02)    Rating: 079-062  

On jumping, LUCKY FUN lifted its front feet off the ground, shifted out and bumped SUPER ALLIANCES, resulting in LUCKY FUN beginning only fairly. MAN STAR shifted out at the start and bumped MIG ENERGY. After this, MIG ENERGY was steadied to obtain cover from a wide barrier. Passing the 1150 Metres, HELENA BABY raced tight between SUPER ALLIANCES and CLASSIC POSH which was awkwardly placed inside the heels of SMART FOLKS. Making the turn near the 700 Metres, SMART FOLKS was awkwardly placed between MAN STAR and LUCKY FUN which made the turn awkwardly. Near the 250 Metres, SUPER ALLIANCES was momentarily awkwardly placed between MAN STAR and MAGIC LEGEND. Throughout the race, MAGIC LEGEND travelled wide and without cover. After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on LUCKY FUN at the request of Trainer C S Shum. The Veterinary Surgeon said this examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse’s trachea. Before being allowed to race again, LUCKY FUN will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. A veterinary inspection of HELENA BABY 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, HELENA BABY will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. A veterinary inspection of SUNSET WATCH and RESOLUTE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. A veterinary inspection of GOLFMAN STAR immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse’s trachea. FLYING BOUS and LUCKY FUN were sent for sampling.

07/03/2021  Shatin  Race 9 Steward Report

07/03/2021  Class 3  Shatin  Turf  C  1600m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating: 077-061  

FLAGSHIP GLORY was slow to begin and then was bumped by PRECISE EXPRESS which shifted in. After this, PRECISE EXPRESS was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover. From the outside barriers, SPARKY TRAIL, KYRUS UNICORN and LEADING FORTUNE were all steadied to obtain cover in the early stages. When being steadied in the early stages to obtain cover, MING WARRIOR proved very difficult to settle and got its head up on a number of occasions. MING WARRIOR continued to travel keenly and after the 1400 Metres was left racing wide and without cover. Near the 1100 Metres, PRECISE EXPRESS got its head up when awkwardly placed behind AI ONE. Passing the 500 Metres, KYRUS UNICORN was steadied when disappointed for clear running between SPARKY TRAIL and PRECISE EXPRESS which, when commencing to improve to the outside of AI ONE, was shifted out away from the heels of that horse as AI ONE was taken out by MR ALDAN (M Chadwick) which shifted out. M Chadwick was advised to ensure that he makes every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground in similar circumstances where circumstances permit. LEADING FORTUNE, which was following MR ALDAN, was shifted out away from the heels of that horse approaching the 400 Metres. When AI ONE was taken out by MR ALDAN, that horse bumped the hindquarters of MING WARRIOR which became unbalanced. Passing the 400 Metres, PRECISE EXPRESS was awkwardly placed behind MING WARRIOR. Approaching the 300 Metres, KYRUS UNICORN was directed to the inside of LEADING FORTUNE to obtain clear running. After the 300 Metres, MING WARRIOR, which was giving ground, raced tight outside AI ONE which got its head on the side and shifted out away from LEADING FORTUNE. A veterinary inspection of GREAT TREASURE, PRECISE EXPRESS and MING WARRIOR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. FLAGSHIP GLORY and AUTHENTIC CHAMP were sent for sampling.

07/03/2021  Shatin  Race 10 Steward Report

07/03/2021  Class 2  Shatin  Turf  C  1800m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating: 105-082  

HO HO KHAN lifted its front feet off the ground as the start was effected and then was crowded for room between TSAR which shifted out and ASSIMILATE which shifted in. After this, ASSIMILATE was steadied to obtain cover. From wide barriers, CHARITY GO and CONQUEROR were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Passing the 750 Metres, BERLIN TANGO was taken wider and without cover by SUPER FOOTBALL which shifted out away from the heels of SEA OF LIFE after being awkwardly placed behind that horse. Passing the 650 Metres, SUPER FOOTBALL raced tight outside the heels of SEA OF LIFE which got its head on the side and lay out away from MAXIMUS. SEA OF LIFE then lay out rounding the Home Turn and passing the 400 Metres got its head on the side and lay in, resulting in TSAR being momentarily awkwardly placed inside the heels of that horse. Throughout the race, SEA OF LIFE travelled wide and without cover. A veterinary inspection of SAVVY NINE, ASSIMILATE, BERLIN TANGO and CELESTIAL POWER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. A veterinary inspection of SEA OF LIFE 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, SEA OF LIFE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. SUPER FOOTBALL, BUTTERFIELD and CHARITY GO were sent for sampling.