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04/12/2019  Happy Valley  Race 1 Steward Report

04/12/2019  Class 5  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1200m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 040-000  

SUNNY MAJOR shifted out at the start and bumped GREAT SON which in turn shifted out, causing KWAI CHUNG ELITE to be crowded for room inside BLOOMING SPIRIT (J Moreira) which itself was bumped on jumping by FIRE AND GOLD which shifted in. From wide barriers, KWAI CHUNG ELITE and FIRE AND GOLD were then shifted across behind runners. J Moreira stated that as it was intended for BLOOMING SPIRIT to be ridden in a forward position, he rode his mount along for a short distance, however, BLOOMING SPIRIT did not show any early speed and because of this he shifted his mount across behind runners a short distance after the start to obtain cover. After travelling a short distance, YEE CHEONG LUCKY was awkwardly placed inside the heels of I’M THE CONQUIST which shifted in. Also after travelling a short distance, FARM BUMPER was bumped by MY DEAR which shifted out. Passing the 900 Metres, SUNNY MAJOR shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of ART OF RAW which became momentarily unbalanced. Near the 700 Metres, SUNNY MAJOR was left racing wide and without cover. Making the turn passing the 600 Metres, MY DEAR was awkwardly placed inside the heels of I’M THE CONQUIST. YEE CHEONG LUCKY made the turn after the 600 Metres awkwardly. Near the 400 Metres, YEE CHEONG LUCKY, which was being shifted to the outside of MY DEAR, was steadied and directed back in to avoid causing interference to KWAI CHUNG ELITE which was improving to its outside. MY DEAR brushed the running rail rounding the Home Turn. Passing the 300 Metres and again near the 250 Metres, ART OF RAW and GREAT SON raced tight as GREAT SON shifted in marginally. Passing the 200 Metres, FOX CHEUNGER raced in restricted room inside ART OF RAW which was taken in by GREAT SON which was then corrected by its rider and shifted out. Approaching the 150 Metres, the whip of A Sanna (I’M THE CONQUIST) became momentarily entangled in the reins. Passing the 150 Metres, NASHASHUK was shifted out away from the heels of GREAT SON to continue improving. Over the concluding stages, KWAI CHUNG ELITE got its head on the side and shifted in away from FIRE AND GOLD and proved difficult to ride. After the race, K C Leung reported that he had been riding FARM BUMPER in its track work in the lead up to tonight’s race including in a barrier trial and that work had been good. He said FARM BUMPER travelled very well in the early and middle stages, however, after shifting out into clear running rounding the Home Turn FARM BUMPER did not quicken and was very disappointing in its failure to finish off the race. A veterinary inspection of FARM BUMPER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The Veterinary Officer reported that immediately after the race FOX CHEUNGER appeared to be short in its action, however, a subsequent veterinary examination of that horse revealed no significant findings. I’M THE CONQUIST and BLOOMING SPIRIT were sent for sampling.

04/12/2019  Happy Valley  Race 2 Steward Report

04/12/2019  Class 5  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1650m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 040-000  

CHAPARRAL STAR began awkwardly. From a wide barrier, LITTLE ISLAND was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. KWAICHUNG BROTHERS, WONDERFUL TIGER and GODSPEED were steadied in the early stages to obtain cover. After being steadied approaching the winning post on the first occasion, KEEP GOING was left racing wide and without cover after the 1100 Metres until the 600 Metres at which time the horse was allowed to improve its position to race outside the lead. Passing the winning post on the first occasion, WONDERFUL TIGER commenced to travel keenly when being steadied to obtain cover behind DOCTORS DELIGHT. For some distance after the 600 Metres, HAPPY HOUR was taken back through the field when awkwardly placed behind DIVINE POWER which came under pressure. Near the 500 Metres, KWAICHUNG BROTHERS was awkwardly placed behind HAPPY HOUR. Approaching the 200 Metres, HAPPY HOUR was shifted in away from the heels of KEEP GOING which was commencing to give ground. Over the last 100 Metres, HAPPY HOUR was unable to obtain clear running and consequently was not able to be tested. Over the last 50 Metres, CHAPARRAL STAR was held up for clear running and because of this was not able to be ridden out to the end of the race. After the race, J McDonald was not able to offer any explanation for the disappointing performance of GODSPEED. A veterinary inspection of GODSPEED immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. Following the race, K Teetan (WONDERFUL TIGER) reported that his saddle shifted forward passing the 1200 Metres, placing him at a disadvantage for the remainder of the race. He said because WONDERFUL TIGER was travelling keenly and due to his saddle shifting, he had no alternative other than to shift out away from the heels of DOCTORS DELIGHT near the 900 Metres to follow KEEP GOING. He said when that horse improved to race outside the lead, WONDERFUL TIGER was then left racing without cover near the 600 Metres. After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that DOCTORS DELIGHT had sustained a small wound to the outside of the left hind pastern. After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on GOLD VELVET at the request of Trainer A T Millard. The Veterinary Surgeon said this examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea. Before being allowed to race again, GOLD VELVET will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. LIVERBIRD STAR, DOCTORS DELIGHT and GOLD VELVET were sent for sampling.

04/12/2019  Happy Valley  Race 3 Steward Report

04/12/2019  Class 4  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1200m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 060-040  

DRAGON BOLT began very awkwardly, shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of VICTORY POWER, causing VICTORY POWER to become unbalanced and DRAGON BOLT to lose ground. From a wide barrier, THE SHOW was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover. Making the turn near the 1050 Metres, AFTER ME was bumped by EL JEFE which shifted out when awkwardly placed outside the heels of WINNING FEELING. This resulted in AFTER ME being hampered when crowded for room inside SHOUSON. In the early stages, DOLLAR REWARD travelled keenly and near the 1050 Metres got its head on the side and made the turn awkwardly. VIVA COUNCIL made the turn after the 600 Metres awkwardly. Making the turn after the 600 Metres, EL JEFE (G van Niekerk) got its head on the side and lay out. AFTER ME, which was following, was awkwardly placed close to the heels of EL JEFE in consequence. After this, EL JEFE continued to lay out and made the Home Turn awkwardly. After the race, G van Niekerk reported that EL JEFE did not travel comfortably at any stage and was inclined to lay out for the majority of the race. He said after making the Home Turn wide, he placed EL JEFE under heavy pressure, however, the horse did not finish off the race as anticipated. A veterinary inspection of EL JEFE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. After the 300 Metres, THE SHOW was shifted out away from the heels of DRAGON BOLT to obtain clear running. At the 200 Metres, AFTER ME raced tight outside EL JEFE which shifted out marginally. Passing the 200 Metres, DOLLAR REWARD was directed out away from the heels of VIVA COUNCIL after being disappointed for running inside that horse and then approaching the 100 Metres was shifted in away from the heels of SHOUSON to continue improving. Passing the 100 Metres, GOLDEN GLORY was bumped by EL JEFE which, when giving ground, shifted in abruptly. When questioned, A Badel stated that he was given alternative instructions on how to ride VICTORY POWER. He said he was told that if the horse began well he should attempt to obtain a forward positon, preferably behind the lead. He said however that if VICTORY POWER did not begin well, he was asked to have the horse racing where it was comfortable and with cover if possible. He said VICTORY POWER began only fairly and then after being bumped on jumping did not show enough early speed to be able to take up a forward position. He said he then elected to steady VICTORY POWER and obtain cover behind AFTER ME near the 1000 Metres. He said when AFTER ME was able to shift in to a two wide position, this resulted in VICTORY POWER being left racing three wide and without cover from the 800 Metres. When questioned regarding the performance of KHAKI, O Murphy stated that he was asked to ride the horse wherever it was comfortable from the wide barrier. He said KHAKI did not show any early speed and he shifted the horse across behind runners in the early stage. He said KHAKI was reluctant to stretch out throughout the race despite being ridden along throughout. He said when detached from the field in the middle stages, he continued to ride KHAKI in an endeavour to have it improve its position, however, the horse would not respond to his riding and did not make up any ground in the Straight to finish at the rear of the field. A veterinary inspection of KHAKI immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of KHAKI, which was detached from the field, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, KHAKI will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. SHOUSON, WINNING FEELING and MASTER ALBERT were sent for sampling.

04/12/2019  Happy Valley  Race 4 Steward Report

04/12/2019  Class 4  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1000m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 060-040  

NUNCHUKS began only fairly. HAPPY GOOD GUYS shifted out at the start and bumped G UNIT which became unbalanced and in turn shifted out and made contact with EVERBRAVE. From wide barriers, EPTIWINS and OVERSUBSCRIBED were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the 800 Metres, PRAWN YEAH YEAH was shifted out away from the heels of EVERBRAVE which shifted out after racing tight outside G UNIT. After this, when being steadied to obtain cover, EVERBRAVE travelled keenly. After the 700 Metres, GOOD VIEW CLARICO was left racing wide and without cover. Near the 650 Metres, EPTIWINS was steadied away from the heels of PRAWN YEAH YEAH (C Y Ho) which shifted in. C Y Ho was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances. Approaching the 600 Metres, HAPPY GOOD GUYS was awkwardly placed close to the heels of FLYING GENIUS which was being steadied to allow STRATHALLAN to cross. Passing the 600 Metres, PRAWN YEAH YEAH lay in and brushed DR PROACTIVE which a short distance later was steadied from the heels of HAPPY GOOD GUYS. Approaching the 500 Metres, PRAWN YEAH YEAH was awkwardly placed behind HAPPY GOOD GUYS which shifted out and inside the heels of EVERBRAVE. Rounding the Home Turn, DR PROACTIVE momentarily raced in restricted room inside PRAWN YEAH YEAH which got its head on the side and lay in away from GOOD VIEW CLARICO. NUNCHUKS, which was following, was inconvenienced in consequence. At the entrance to the Straight, G UNIT was brushed by FLYING GENIUS which shifted out to obtain clear running. At the 300 Metres, STRATHALLAN went amiss and was eased out of the race. A veterinary inspection of STRATHALLAN immediately following the race found that horse to have sustained an injury to its right front leg. Approaching the 200 Metres, GOOD VIEW CLARICO was bumped by PRAWN YEAH YEAH which improved into tight running between that horse and EVERBRAVE. Over the concluding stages, EPTIWINS was awkwardly placed behind GOOD VIEW CLARICO and consequently was not ridden out to the end of the race. G UNIT, FLYING GENIUS and HAPPY GOOD GUYS were sent for sampling.

04/12/2019  Happy Valley  Race 5 Steward Report

04/12/2019  Class 4  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1650m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 060-040  

MASTER ROMAN was slow to begin. SMART ROCKET began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped STARSHIP. RIGHTEOUS MATE began awkwardly. LIGHTNING STEED began only fairly. LET’S TAKE IT EASY was crowded for room on jumping between MURRAY’S PARTNERS and WINNING ENDEAVOUR which shifted out. From wide barriers, RIGHTEOUS MATE, WINNING ENDEAVOUR and LET’S TAKE IT EASY were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages. After travelling a short distance, MASTER ROMAN lost its right front plate. Passing the winning post on the first occasion, LIGHTNING STEED was awkwardly placed outside the heels of CHARITY WINGS when being steadied in an attempt to obtain a trailing position behind that horse. After shifting in to race behind CHARITY WINGS passing the 1400 Metres, LIGHTNING STEED travelled keenly and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse. After the 1300 Metres, FLASH FAMOUS was left racing wide and without cover. Approaching the 1200 Metres, both SMART ROCKET and LIGHTNING STEED travelled keenly due to the tempo of the race. LIGHTNING STEED continued to over-race and passing the 1000 Metres shifted out away from the heels of SMART ROCKET and after this travelled wide and without cover. Rounding the Home Turn, WINNING ENDEAVOUR was held up for clear running inside RIGHTEOUS MATE and passing the 300 Metres was shifted out across the heels of that horse to obtain clear running. Over the concluding stages, WINNING ENDEAVOUR lay in under pressure, requiring its rider having to stop riding and straighten the horse. Close to the finishing line, CHARITY WINGS was awkwardly placed outside the heels of MURRAY’S PARTNERS when racing tight inside RIGHTEOUS MATE. K Teetan, the rider of DREAM WARRIORS, was fined $10,000 for repeatedly using the whip down the horse’s right shoulder over the final 200 Metres. In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into consideration that K Teetan had previously been penalized for a similar breach of the Rules. A veterinary inspection of FLASH FAMOUS, SMART ROCKET and LIGHTNING STEED immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. RIGHTEOUS MATE, DREAM WARRIORS and MURRAY’S PARTNERS were sent for sampling.

04/12/2019  Happy Valley  Race 6 Steward Report

04/12/2019  Class 4  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1650m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 060-040  

PRETTY BAUHINIA, which became fractious and sustained minor wounds to the right hock when travelling to Happy Valley, was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said that the horse was suitable to race. AEROFLASH began awkwardly and then was bumped by ROYAL RACER which shifted out abruptly. This resulted in AEROFLASH losing ground. From a wide barrier, BEST ALLIANCE was shifted across behind runners in the early stages to obtain cover. After being shifted across behind runners from a wide barrier, AEROFLASH was ridden along in an endeavour to improve its position and approaching the winning post on the first occasion was steadied after being crowded for room inside PRETTY BAUHINIA (A Badel) which got its head on the side and lay in. A Badel was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground in similar circumstances. Passing the winning post on the first occasion, POLYMER LUCK shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of PRESIDENT STAR. Near the 1300 Metres, SHINING ON was left racing wide and without cover and after the 800 Metres was allowed to improve its position to race outside the lead. Approaching the 1200 Metres, ROYAL RACER was left racing very wide and was steadied to obtain cover behind SHINING ON. After the race, K Teetan reported that when ROYAL RACER was again left racing without cover at the 800 Metres, the horse immediately came under pressure and then gave ground. A veterinary inspection of ROYAL RACER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. Passing the 1200 Metres, RAZOR QUEST got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of SAM’S LOVE. Approaching the 800 Metres, RAZOR QUEST commenced to travel keenly and became unbalanced when awkwardly placed close to the heels of SAM’S LOVE. After the 500 Metres, SAM’S LOVE raced tight outside ZHAN JIANG ROCKS which shifted out to improve. Approaching the 200 Metres, IMPECCABLE FELLOW was bumped by BEST ALLIANCE which shifted out to obtain clear running outside PRESIDENT STAR. Near the 50 Metres, PRESIDENT STAR was shifted out abruptly away from the heels of SHINING ON which was momentarily awkwardly placed behind POLYMER LUCK. Over the concluding stages, BEST ALLIANCE, which was closing off the race strongly, raced tight inside BLASTOISE (R Moore) which shifted in under pressure. R Moore was reprimanded and advised that in similar circumstances he must stop riding and straighten his mounts. A veterinary inspection of AEROFLASH immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. ZHAN JIANG ROCKS and BLASTOISE were sent for sampling.

04/12/2019  Happy Valley  Race 7 Steward Report

04/12/2019  Class 3  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1650m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 080-060  

MAGNIFICENT shifted out at the start and bumped CROWN AVENUE. CHARIZARD began awkwardly and then lost ground when heavily bumped by HOME MADE which was taken in by TRAVEL FIRST which, after beginning awkwardly, shifted in after being bumped by BEAUTY DAY. This resulted in HOME MADE and TRAVEL FIRST losing ground. From wide barriers, FLYING QUEST and PAKISTAN FRIEND were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. After travelling a short distance, SOLAR WAI WAI raced tight outside CLEAR CHOICE which shifted out after being brushed by CROWN AVENUE. Approaching the winning post on the first occasion, SOLAR WAI WAI raced tight between CLEAR CHOICE and BEAUTY DAY. Passing the winning post on the first occasion, CROWN AVENUE was awkwardly placed outside the heels of CHARIZARD when being steadied to obtain cover behind that horse. After the 1100 Metres, HOME MADE commenced to travel very keenly and got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of CHARIZARD. HOME MADE continued to over-race and making the turn near the 1000 Metres got its head up when being checked away from the heels of CHARIZARD which resulted in HOME MADE shifting out away from behind CHARIZARD and causing CROWN AVENUE to be taken wider. Passing the 500 Metres, HOME MADE became unbalanced when buffeted between CHARIZARD which lay out marginally when awkwardly placed behind ALL YOU KNOW and CROWN AVENUE which shifted in after being brushed on the hindquarters by HOME MADE and when improving into tight running inside BEAUTY DAY which had come under pressure. This incident resulted in HOME MADE losing ground. As the Stewards were satisfied that there was no carelessness exhibited by any rider in this incident, no further action was taken. Throughout the race, BEAUTY DAY travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground. A veterinary inspection of BEAUTY DAY immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea. The performance of BEAUTY DAY, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, BEAUTY DAY 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, L Dettori reported that PAKISTAN FRIEND came under heavy pressure after the 900 Metres and had to be ridden along for a considerable distance. He said PAKISTAN FRIEND became unbalanced in its action passing the 700 Metres and gave him the impression that it may have struck itself. He said he continued to ride PAKISTAN FRIEND along for a short distance, however, the horse commenced to give ground near the 500 Metres and for this reason he eased it down in the Straight. A veterinary inspection of PAKISTAN FRIEND immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of PAKISTAN FRIEND, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, PAKISTAN FRIEND will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. When questioned, Mr J Moore, the trainer of MY ALLY, stated that he had been disappointed with the manner in which the horse had been finishing off its races of late when ridden in a forward position. He said as MY ALLY was drawn in barrier 11 and given that it was carrying 133 pounds, he felt that the best option for MY ALLY would be for the horse to be ridden quietly. He said he anticipated that tonight’s race would be run at a good tempo given there were a number of horses engaged in the race which had previously raced in a prominent position and he felt that were use to be made of MY ALLY in the early stages it was likely that MY ALLY would be left racing wide and then would not be able to finish off the race after having to be ridden along to obtain a forward position. He said he therefore instructed the rider of MY ALLY to shift the horse across behind runners in the early stages and obtain cover if possible. He added given that MY ALLY did not finish off the race, it was his intention at this time to bring the horse back in distance at its next race start and, depending on the circumstances of the race, obtain a handy positon if possible. A veterinary inspection of MY ALLY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. A veterinary inspection HOME MADE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. CHARIZARD, FLYING QUEST and MAGNIFICENT were sent for sampling. <5/12/2019 Additional Veterinary Report>BEAUTY DAY, which performed poorly, was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said at that time an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse’s trachea. BEAUTY DAY was again examined by the Veterinary Officer at the stables of Trainer T P Yung this morning. He said at this time he noted the horse to have a stiff and restricted action. As previously advised, BEAUTY DAY will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination before being allowed to race again.

04/12/2019  Happy Valley  Race 8 Steward Report

04/12/2019  Class 2  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1800m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 100-080  

RUTHVEN shifted out at the start and bumped GREEN LUCK. GLORIOUS DRAGON began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of GLORIOUS ARTIST. Shortly after the start, HAPPY DRAGON raced tight between BRAVE LEGEND and GOOD OMEN which shifted in, From wide barriers, HIGH REV and MR SO AND SO were steadied in the early stages to obtain cover. Passing the 250 Metres, HELENE CHARISMA momentarily raced in restricted room between GREEN LUCK and GLORIOUS ARTIST which shifted in. Approaching the 200 Metres, GLORIOUS ARTIST was shifted in away from the heels of GOOD OMEN after being awkwardly placed behind that horse. GLORIOUS ARTIST was then shifted to the outside of GOOD OMEN near the 150 Metres as that horse shifted in under pressure. Passing the 150 Metres, HELENE CHARISMA was checked away from the heels of HAPPY DRAGON which was giving ground. When questioned, L Dettori stated that after obtaining a prominent position on HAPPY DRAGON in the early part of the race, the horse appeared to travel satisfactorily until the middle stages at which time it did not feel completely comfortable in its action. He said he placed HAPPY DRAGON under pressure prior to the 400 Metres, however, the horse did not let down and then was disappointing in the manner in which it weakened in the Straight. A veterinary inspection of and HAPPY DRAGON immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. Before being allowed to race again, HAPPY DRAGON will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. A veterinary inspection of RUTHVEN immediately following the race revealed the horse to be displaying an irregular heart rhythm. Before being allowed to race again, RUTHVEN will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. HIGH REV, GLORIOUS DRAGON and THE HULK were sent for sampling.

04/12/2019  Happy Valley  Race 9 Steward Report

04/12/2019  Class 3  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1200m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 080-060  

BREEDERS’ SKY shifted out at the start and bumped NAMJONG SINGS. EVEN KEEL began only fairly and then shortly after the start was crowded for room between LADY FIRST which was taken out by NAMJONG SINGS and ISLAND SHINE which shifted in. From the outside barrier, BEAUTY SPARK was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover. BUOYANT BOY was also steadied in the early stages to obtain cover. When racing wide after the 1100 Metres, TAKE WHAT YOU NEED was steadied to obtain cover. Making the first turn near the 1050 Metres, EVEN KEEL shifted in towards the rail and became unbalanced of its own accord. Near the 850 Metres, JOYFUL UNION improved to be racing tight inside BREEDERS’ SKY which was commencing to shift in towards the rail. DANCING FIGHTER, which was racing outside BREEDERS’ SKY, shifted in with that horse as it commenced to shift close to the rail. When BREEDERS’ SKY attempted to shift out to relieve the tightening to JOYFUL UNION, DANCING FIGHTER (J Moreira) continued to shift in which resulted in BREEDERS’ SKY being awkwardly placed inside and close to the heels of DANCING FIGHTER until after the 700 Metres. J Moreira was advised that whilst he was only following BREEDERS’ SKY across in the early part of the incident, nonetheless when it became apparent that there were two horses to his inside, he should have made more effort than he did on this occasion to relieve the tightening to BREEDERS’ SKY. He was told that in similar circumstances to do his utmost to ensure that runners to his inside have sufficient racing room. After the 800 Metres, AMAZING KIWI was steadied away from the heels of ISLAND SHINE (A Badel) which shifted in when not properly clear. A Badel was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances. Near the 700 Metres, NAMJONG SINGS was left racing wide and without cover. Rounding the Home Turn, LADY FIRST (G van Niekerk) attempted to improve between NAMJONG SINGS and BREEDERS’ SKY which shifted out. This resulted in LADY FIRST clipping the heels of BREEDERS’ SKY and blundering badly. In this incident, BREEDERS’ SKY lost its left hind plate. G van Niekerk was severely reprimanded and advised that he must ensure that he exercises due care when attempting to improve into tight runs in similar circumstances. Approaching the 150 Metres, LADY FIRST shifted out and bumped TAKE WHAT YOU NEED. After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that MERRYGOWIN was displaying an irregular heart rhythm. Before being allowed to race again, MERRYGOWIN will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. A veterinary inspection of ISLAND SHINE, NAMJONG SINGS and BREEDERS’ SKY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. JOYFUL UNION, DANCING FIGHTER and AMAZING KIWI were sent for sampling.