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29/05/2022  Shatin  Race 1 Steward Report

29/05/2022  Class 4  Shatin  All Weather Track    1650m   Going: WET SLOW  (7.4)    Rating: 057-036  

YEE CHEONG BRAVE began awkwardly and then became unbalanced after being bumped on the hindquarters by RIGHTEOUS DOCTRINE which shifted out. This resulted in RIGHTEOUS DOCTRINE losing ground. After this, YEE CHEONG BRAVE was crowded for room between HANDSOME TWELVE and SMART PATCH which shifted out and was then steadied to obtain a position closer to the rail. BLOTTING PAPER shifted out at the start and brushed CROWN AVENUE. CROWN AVENUE was then steadied to obtain a position closer to the rail. Passing the winning post on the first occasion, CROWN AVENUE was bumped by LAPUTA which was taken out marginally by NOBODY KNOWS which in turn was awkwardly placed outside the heels of TEAM GOODLUCK. FANTASY SPRING made the turn near the 1200 Metres awkwardly and shifted out and inconvenienced BLOTTING PAPER which travelled wide and without cover for the majority of the race. FANTASY SPRING then travelled keenly in the middle stages. Approaching the 400 Metres, TEAM GOODLUCK was shifted to the inside of FANTASY SPRING which was giving ground after being held up behind that horse. The performance of FANTASY SPRING, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, FANTASY SPRING 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 400 Metres, ROYAL CAMPBELL raced tight between LUCKY VICTOR and FANTASY SPRING which shifted out. Passing the 250 Metres, K Teetan (SMART PATCH) dropped his whip. As this was the 5th occasion this season that K Teetan has been reported to have dropped his whip in races, he was fined the sum of $5,000 and placed on notice that should he offend again this season, consideration would be given to further disciplinary action. In the Straight, HANDSOME TWELVE raced with its head on the side and was inclined to lay in. Throughout the race, LUCKY VICTOR travelled very wide and without cover. After the race, EL VALIENTE sustained abrasions to the right hind leg after making contact with the gate. A veterinary inspection of TEAM GOODLUCK immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. HANDSOME TWELVE and SMART PATCH were sent for sampling.

29/05/2022  Shatin  Race 2 Steward Report

29/05/2022  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  B  2000m   Going: GOOD  (2.73)   Rating: 060-040  

Whilst in the saddling stalls, KYRUS UNICORN had its left hind plate re-adjusted. KYRUS UNICORN was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race. DRAGON COMMANDER shifted out on jumping and bumped CHEVALIER PRINCE. VINCY and WONDER YEARS began only fairly. From a wide barrier, STIMULATION was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Passing the winning post on the first occasion, RIGHT AS RAIN was crowded for room between KYRUS UNICORN and DRAGON COMMANDER which was racing tight inside HAPPY ANGEL which in turn was racing close to the heels of DAILY CHARM which got its head on the side and lay in away from VUKAN. After the 1800 Metres, HAPPY ANGEL was left racing wide and without cover and approaching the 1200 Metres was allowed to improve its position to race outside the lead. When HAPPY ANGEL shifted in, BORN THE SAME DAY was left racing wide and without cover. For some distance approaching and passing the 1600 Metres, KYRUS UNICORN proved very difficult to settle and passing the 1500 Metres got its head on the side and lay in badly. Then after the 1400 Metres, KYRUS UNICORN shifted in and was checked away from the heels of RIGHT AS RAIN, resulting in KYRUS UNICORN losing ground. In this incident, STIMULATION was inconvenienced. After this, KYRUS UNICORN continued to travel keenly and again got its head on the side and lay in approaching the 1100 Metres. After the 700 Metres, VINCY raced tight inside KYRUS UNICORN which shifted in away from DRAGON COMMANDER. The performance of DRAGON COMMANDER, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. As this was the 4th occasion within the horse’s previous 6 starts that it has been deemed to have performed unacceptably, the Stewards ruled that DRAGON COMMANDER must perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial on no less than three consecutive occasions and be subjected to an official veterinary examination prior to being permitted to race again. ROBOT WARRIOR was held up for clear running after the 400 Metres. RED ELYSEES had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight and near the 250 Metres was shifted out away from the heels of HAPPY ANGEL. Then approaching the 100 Metres, RED ELYSEES was directed out away from the heels of VUKAN. Near the 350 Metres, GO BALLISTIC was bumped by RIGHT AS RAIN which shifted out. GO BALLISTIC was then eased away from the heels of RIGHT AS RAIN near the 250 Metres as that horse shifted out away from ROBOT WARRIOR. BORN THE SAME DAY, which was racing outside GO BALLISTIC, was inconvenienced in consequence. A veterinary inspection of BORN THE SAME DAY, KYRUS UNICORN, WONDER YEARS and DAILY CHARM immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. ROBOT WARRIOR and RIGHT AS RAIN were sent for sampling.

29/05/2022  Shatin  Race 3 Steward Report

29/05/2022  Class 2  Shatin  Turf  B  2000m   Going: GOOD  (2.73)   Rating: 094-078  

RUNNING GLORY began awkwardly. From the outside barriers, ABOVE and CHARITY GO were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. LOOKING GREAT was left racing wide and without cover approaching the 1700 Metres and passing the 1300 Metres was allowed to improve its position to race in the lead. After the 1600 Metres, TURIN REDSUN was awkwardly placed close to the heels of BOURBONAIRE which got its head on the side when awkwardly placed behind MONEY CATCHER. BOURBONAIRE continued to race close to the heels of MONEY CATCHER and got its head up when being steadied behind that horse after the 1500 Metres. Near the 150 Metres, RUNNING GLORY shifted out under pressure. A veterinary inspection of MONEY CATCHER, CHARITY GO and ENJOYING immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. MONEY CATCHER RUNNING GLORY and BOURBONAIRE were sent for sampling.

29/05/2022  Shatin  Race 4 Steward Report

29/05/2022  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  B  1400m   Going: GOOD  (2.73)   Rating: 060-040  

Whilst in the saddling stalls, NATURAL GOLD had its right hind plate refitted. NATURAL GOLD was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race. FOREVER GLORIOUS began only fairly and then shortly after the start was crowded for room between MOERAKI which shifted out and MARADO which was bumped by SUPER HIGHWAY which, after beginning awkwardly, was taken in by LIGHT OF WANSHI. INDIGENOUS REALM began awkwardly and then shortly after the start stumbled when crowded for room between MR ALDAN which shifted in and MAXIMIZE HEART which was bumped and taken out by ALL IS READY. After this, MAXIMIZE HEART and INDIGENOUS REALM were shifted across behind runners. After the 900 Metres, SUPER HIGHWAY was left racing wide and without cover. ALL IS READY lost its left front plate in the middle stages. Passing the 700 Metres, CHIRON was ridden along to improve inside FOREVER GLORIOUS which got its head on the side and lay in. CHIRON was then checked away from the heels of FOREVER GLORIOUS near the 650 Metres as that horse continued to lay in. Rounding the Home Turn and in the Straight, MILLENNIUM FALCON lay out under pressure. MOERAKI made the Home Turn awkwardly and near the 450 Metres brushed the hindquarters of NATURAL GOLD. When questioned, M Chadwick (LIGHT OF WANSHI) stated that his saddle slipped back marginally in the early stages. He said a short distance after the start LIGHT OF WANSHI commenced to lose ground and then after the 1300 Metres became unbalanced in its action when being ridden along. He said he had to ride his mount along aggressively after the 1200 Metres as LIGHT OF WANSHI would not improve its position and near the 1100 Metres became detached from the field. He said LIGHT OF WANSHI was able to make up some ground after the 800 Metres and after being placed under pressure after the 400 Metres commenced to finish the race off only fairly. He said although LIGHT OF WANSHI had some difficulty obtaining clear running over the latter stages, nonetheless he was disappointed in the finishing effort of the horse after it was reluctant to race in the early stages. He added that having regard to the manner in which LIGHT OF WANSHI performed today, he recommended to connections that they consider adding blinkers to the horse’s gear at its future starts. A veterinary inspection of LIGHT OF WANSHI immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of LIGHT OF WANSHI, which became detached from the field in the early stages, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, LIGHT OF WANSHI will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on MILLENNIUM FALCON 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. SUPER HIGHWAY, GRACYLOVE and CHIRON were sent for sampling.

29/05/2022  Shatin  Race 5 Steward Report

29/05/2022  Class 3  Shatin  All Weather Track    1800m   Going: WET FAST  (7.4)    Rating: 080-061  

EMERGING began very awkwardly and lost ground. DELIGHTFUL LAOS was slow to begin. Then from wide barriers, EMERGING and DELIGHTFUL LAOS were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. PARTY EVERYDAY began awkwardly and near the 800 Metres was left racing wide and without cover. After the 1200 Metres, CHANCHENG PRINCE travelled keenly and near the 1000 Metres was left racing wide and without cover. DARCI JOY was also left racing wide and without cover near the 1000 Metres. C L Chau (KING’S CAPITAL) dropped his whip after the 1000 Metres. As this was the 6th occasion that C L Chau has been reported to have dropped his whip in races this season, he was fined the sum of $10,000. L Currie (AMAZING TEENS) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that approaching and passing the 1000 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in which resulted in FUNCTION PATCH racing in restricted room between AMAZING TEENS and ROCKET SPADE and contributing to that horse losing its rightful running near the 900 Metres. L Currie was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Wednesday, 22 June 2022 and to expire on Sunday, 26 June 2022 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays). Approaching the 200 Metres, SKYEY SUPREME raced tight inside SO WE JOY which got its head on the side and lay in away from ROMANTIC COMBO. C Wong (SKYEY SUPREME) dropped his whip at the 200 Metres. The performances of INFINITE POWER and FUNCTION PATCH, both of which finished tailed out, were considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, INFINITE POWER and FUNCTION PATCH will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. A veterinary inspection of INFINITE POWER and FUNCTION PATCH immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. After the race, it was reported that EMERGING was displaying signs of heat stress. Before being allowed to race again, EMERGING will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. A veterinary inspection of DARCI JOY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. ROMANTIC COMBO and AMAZING TEENS were sent for sampling.

29/05/2022  Shatin  Race 6 Steward Report

29/05/2022  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  B  1200m   Going: GOOD  (2.73)   Rating: 060-041  

SPICY SKEWER began only fairly and from a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Also from the outside barriers, SOARING TOWER and FORTUNE TURBO were shifted across behind runners shortly after the start. E RAINBOW shifted out on jumping, bumped CHICKEN DANCE and became unbalanced. Then a short distance after the start, E RAINBOW was crowded for room between CHICKEN DANCE and FALCON TURBO which was taken out by ENCHANTING IBIS. PERFETTO was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover. BEAUTY TYCOON made the turn after the 900 Metres awkwardly. Passing the 400 Metres, ENCHANTING IBIS raced tight inside COLONEL which got its head on the side and lay in under pressure. FALCON TURBO was held up for clear running from passing the 300 Metres until near the 100 Metres. SPICY SKEWER was also held up for clear running over the concluding stages and because of this was not able to be ridden out all the way to the end of the race. CALIFORNIA VANES was unable to obtain clear running at any stage in the Straight and because of this was not able to be tested. Throughout the race, COLONEL travelled wide and without cover. A veterinary inspection of UNTOLD RICHES immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. CALIFORNIA VANES, PHOENIX LIGHT and BEAUTY TYCOON were sent for sampling.

29/05/2022  Shatin  Race 7 Steward Report

29/05/2022  Group Three  Shatin  Turf  B  1600m   Going: GOOD  (2.73)   Rating: 115-096  

SILVER EXPRESS shifted out at the start and bumped CHAMPION’S WAY. From the outside barriers, CHEERFUL DAYS and MIGHTY GIANT were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Passing the 1400 Metres, SAVVY NINE raced tight inside BEAUTY JOY which in turn was racing tight inside MY SUGAR. For some distance after the 1000 Metres, BEAUTY JOY got its head up and became unbalanced of its own accord. Then after being shifted out behind SILVER EXPRESS approaching and passing the 600 Metres, BEAUTY JOY again got its head up on a number of occasions. Passing the 200 Metres, SAVVY NINE was awkwardly placed outside the heels of CHEERFUL DAYS. After the 200 Metres, CHAMPION’S WAY raced tight inside MY SUGAR. When questioned regarding his riding out of EXCELLENT PROPOSAL close to the finishing line, J Moreira stated that he had to commence to ride EXCELLENT PROPOSAL along prior to the 700 Metres to improve its position. He said as EXCELLENT PROPOSAL was not quickening, he had to place the horse under heavy pressure after the 500 Metres and then had to continually ride it along in the Home Straight in order to achieve the best placing. He said over the concluding stages EXCELLENT PROPOSAL was not finishing the race off strongly and therefore he put the whip away after the 50 Metres but continued to push the horse out with his left hand. Whilst the Stewards were satisfied that J Moreira’s riding out of EXCELLENT PROPOSAL over the concluding stages had not breached the Rules of Racing, he was nonetheless told to ensure that he rides his mounts with sufficient vigour so that his riding out of horses is not open to question. BEAUTY JOY and CHEERFUL DAYS were sent for sampling.

29/05/2022  Shatin  Race 8 Steward Report

29/05/2022  Class 3  Shatin  Turf  B  1200m   Going: GOOD  (2.73)   Rating: 080-062  

WILD WEST WING shifted out at the start and bumped GLUCK RACER. MAJESTIC KNIGHT began only fairly and then shifted out towards the heels of SAKEWIN, resulting in MAJESTIC KNIGHT losing ground. After then being ridden along to make up ground, MAJESTIC KNIGHT commenced to travel keenly approaching the 1000 Metres and got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of SAKEWIN. MAGIC SUPREME, which was following MAJESTIC KNIGHT, was steadied away from the heels of that horse after the 950 Metres in consequence. After this, MAJESTIC KNIGHT continued to travel keenly and was awkwardly placed behind SAKEWIN for some distance. After the 800 Metres, WILD WEST WING was left racing wide and without cover. On pulling up, J Moreira was dislodged from SAKEWIN, 4th placegetter, after that horse shifted out. As Jockey Moreira was not able to weigh in after the race due to being transported to the Jockey Medical Room for examination, acting under the powers of Rule 112(5), the Stewards declared weighed-in on the numbers semaphored by the Judge as they were satisfied that there were no circumstances which suggested that less than the proper weight had been carried throughout the race. J Moreira was subsequently examined by the Chief Medical Officer who said that he was not suitable to fulfil his remaining race riding engagements. When questioned, Z Purton stated that, from the outside barrier, it was decided for PACKING TREADMILL to be ridden more quietly today than has previously been the case. He said as there were a considerable number of horses drawn more favourably than PACKING TREADMILL which had previously been ridden for speed in their races, it was felt that if PACKING TREADMILL were to be ridden positively, that horse would likely be left racing wide and without cover. He said therefore it was decided that being ridden conservatively, given the composition of today’s field, would provide PACKING TREADMILL with the best opportunity to finish the race off. A veterinary inspection of MAJESTIC KNIGHT immediately following the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm. Before being allowed to race again, MAJESTIC KNIGHT will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. SAKEWIN, BRILLIANT WAY and BUZZINGA were sent for sampling.

29/05/2022  Shatin  Race 9 Steward Report

29/05/2022  Class 3  Shatin  Turf  B  1400m   Going: GOOD  (2.73)   Rating: 079-062  

DEAR SIBLING was withdrawn on 28.5.22 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (heart irregularity) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter HELENE ALLIBOR (C L Chau). Before being allowed to race again, DEAR SIBLING will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. Whilst in the saddling stalls, OUR LUCKY GLORY had its right hind plate refitted. OUR LUCKY GLORY was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race. After being loaded into the barriers, COMMANDING MISSILE became fractious and reared on a number of occasions. Before being allowed to race again, COMMANDING MISSILE will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test. COMMANDING MISSILE began awkwardly and was slow to begin. OUR LUCKY GLORY began only fairly and then lost ground when hampered by KA YING EXCELLENT which shifted out. ARMOUR EAGLE and MASSIVE ACTION bumped on jumping. SINGAPORE SUNSHINE and DRAGON FORTUNE also bumped on jumping. From wide barriers, HELENE ALLIBOR, SINGAPORE SUNSHINE, HERE COMES TED and RIGHT HONOURABLE were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages. After the 1100 Metres, SINGAPORE SUNSHINE, which was having its first race start in Hong Kong, got its head on the side and shifted out abruptly towards the heels of COPARTNER AMBITION, resulting in SINGAPORE SUNSHINE being very awkwardly placed behind that horse. After this, SINGAPORE SUNSHINE commenced to travel keenly and got its head up on a number of occasions when racing close to the heels of COPARTNER AMBITION. Near the 1050 Metres, HELENE ALLIBOR became unbalanced of its own accord and lost ground. C L Chau stated that after this HELENE ALLIBOR travelled comfortably and he was unable to provide any explanation for the incident. This matter was brought to the attention of Mr D A Hayes, trainer of HELENE ALLIBOR. Approaching the 1000 Metres, OUR LUCKY GLORY got its head up on a number of occasions when being steadied to obtain cover behind ARMOUR EAGLE. MASSIVE ACTION lost its left front plate at the 1000 Metres. Near the 900 Metres, COMMANDING MISSILE shifted out and was awkwardly placed inside the heels of SETANTA. After the 300 Metres, ERIMO was shifted out a number of horses to obtain clear running and passing the 200 Metres brushed COPARTNER AMBITION. For the majority of the race, SHINING GEM travelled wide and without cover. After the race, K Teetan reported that at its most recent start when successful, DRAGON FORTUNE was able to obtain a good position in the early stages due to having drawn barrier 3. He said, in his opinion, this allowed DRAGON FORTUNE the opportunity to finish the race off strongly. He said in today’s race, from barrier 12, he was required to race further back in the field than hoped in order to obtain cover. He said whilst DRAGON FORTUNE was able to obtain a position behind COPARTNER AMBITION worse than midfield, DRAGON FORTUNE was still required to race three wide. He added that he placed DRAGON FORTUNE under pressure after the 600 Metres, however, the horse did not quicken as it did at its most recent start and did not finish the race off over the latter stages. He said that whilst DRAGON FORTUNE raced disappointingly today, he felt that the circumstances of the race had not been to the horse’s advantage. A veterinary inspection of DRAGON FORTUNE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of DRAGON FORTUNE, a last start winner, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, DRAGON FORTUNE will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. Also after the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on ARMOUR EAGLE at the request of Trainer Y S Tsui. The Veterinary Surgeon said this examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse’s trachea. A veterinary inspection of SETANTA immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. MASSIVE ACTION, SHINING GEM and ERIMO were sent for sampling.

29/05/2022  Shatin  Race 10 Steward Report

29/05/2022  Class 2  Shatin  Turf  B  1200m   Going: GOOD  (2.73)   Rating: 099-081  

When proceeding to the barriers, RED DESERT made contact with a rail. On arrival at the Start, RED DESERT was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race. BLAZE WARRIOR began only fairly and then was hampered by ROCK YA HEART which shifted out. CALIFORNIA RAD began only fairly. PACKING VICTORY was crowded for room on jumping between KING LAND and FANTASTIC TREASURE. After this, from wide barriers, PACKING VICTORY and FANTASTIC TREASURE were shifted across behind runners. After being steadied in the early stages with a view to obtaining a position closer to the rail, RED DESERT was left racing wide and without cover after the 900 Metres. After the 1000 Metres, PACKING VICTORY commenced to travel keenly and got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of CZARSON. PACKING VICTORY then continued to travel keenly and making the turn after the 900 Metres got its head on the side and shifted out abruptly across the heels of FANTASTIC TREASURE, resulting in PACKING VICTORY losing ground. VOYAGE WARRIOR had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight and after the 250 Metres was directed to the outside of ROCK YA HEART to obtain clear running. SCORES OF FUN, which was following VOYAGE WARRIOR, was momentarily awkwardly placed behind that horse in consequence. BLAZE WARRIOR was held up for clear running from approaching the 300 Metres until passing the 200 Metres. After the 200 Metres, RED DESERT raced tight outside KING LAND which shifted out under pressure. After the race, B Shinn reported that FANTASTIC TREASURE did not feel comfortable in its action over the concluding stages of the race and on returning to the unplaced saddling area. A veterinary inspection of FANTASTIC TREASURE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. Before being allowed to race again, FANTASTIC TREASURE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. When questioned regarding the improved performance of WINNING DREAMER today as compared to its recent starts, Trainer F C Lor stated that from wide barriers WINNING DREAMER has been ridden from off the speed in its recent races to obtain cover and in the hope that the horse would be able to close the race off. He said however that he had been disappointed in the finishing efforts of WINNING DREAMER and in particular at its most recent start when the horse had not closed the race off. He said after WINNING DREAMER again drew wide today, he instructed for the horse to be ridden positively to see if it would race more competitively. He said he believed that riding the horse in a forward position was the reason for WINNING DREAMER’s improved performance today. A veterinary inspection of PACKING VICTORY immediately following the race found that horse to be a "roarer” which had previously been reported. FANTASTIC TREASURE, WINNING DREAMER and REWARDING TOGETHER were sent for sampling.