SMILING SUCCESS shifted out at the start and bumped TREASURE CHEST.
WONDER WIN shifted in on jumping and made contact with VIRTUS STAR.
HUMBLE STEED shifted in at the start and bumped STAR WIN.
KEEP WINNING was checked shortly after the start when crowded for room between WONDER WIN which shifted out after making contact with VIRTUS STAR and NITRO EXPRESS which shifted in .
From a wide barrier, PRESIDENT STAR was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
STAR WIN was left racing wide and without cover after passing the winning post on the first occasion.
Rounding the Home Turn, HUMBLE STEED was crowded for room between BULB ELITE and WINNERS BROTHER (M L Yeung) which improved to the outside of SMILING SUCCESS. M L Yeung was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground in similar circumstances.
Near the 100 Metres, TREASURE CHEST shifted out under pressure.
After the race, K Teetan reported that HUMBLE STEED did not travel comfortably at any stage of the race and then did not respond to his riding after being placed under pressure. A veterinary inspection of HUMBLE STEED 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, HUMBLE STEED will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
Also after the race, M F Poon reported that after being able to obtain the lead in the early stages, SMILING SUCCESS travelled only fairly. He said the horse came under pressure passing the 600 Metres and despite having a soft lead did not quicken as anticipated. He said SMILING SUCCESS came under heavy pressure rounding the Home Turn and then gave ground in the Straight. A veterinary inspection of SMILING SUCCESS immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
VIRTUS STAR and TREASURE CHEST were sent for sampling.
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