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27/01/2020  Shatin  Race 1 Steward Report

27/01/2020  Class 5  Shatin  Turf  B+2  1200m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating: 040-000  

KWAI CHUNG ELITE, which was very restless in the stalls, reared as the start was effected, began awkwardly and lost ground. Before being allowed to race again, KWAI CHUNG ELITE will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test. JUNZI was crowded for room on jumping between FAIRY FLOSS and SPICY REALLY, both of which shifted ground. From the outside barrier, WHISTLE UP was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners. Passing the 1100 Metres, SPICY REALLY shifted in away from I’M THE CONQUIST and made contact with FAIRY FLOSS, causing both horses to become unbalanced. SPICY REALLY was then steadied when crowded for room between FAIRY FLOSS which lay out after being bumped on the hindquarters by SPICY REALLY and I’M THE CONQUIST (Apprentice K H Chan) which shifted in. Apprentice Chan was advised that the Stewards were satisfied that there were some circumstances to this incident, most particularly the contact between SPICY REALLY and FAIRY FLOSS prior to I’M THE CONQUIST shifting in. Nonetheless he was severely reprimanded and told that he must provide sufficient clearance when shifting ground in similar circumstances. Near the 1050 Metres, GENERAL TRUMP was steadied away from the heels of RED BRICK FIGHTER (N Callan) which shifted in. YEE CHEONG PEGASUS, which was racing inside GENERAL TRUMP, was hampered in consequence. N Callan was reprimanded and advised to be sufficiently clear when shifting ground in similar circumstances. Passing the 1000 Metres, FAIRY FLOSS and I’M THE CONQUIST bumped. For some distance approaching the 900 Metres, FAIRY FLOSS was steadied away from the heels of RED BRICK FIGHTER. Passing the 900 Metres, GENERAL TRUMP and YEE CHEONG PEGASUS raced tight. After the 800 Metres, I’M THE CONQUIST was left racing wide and without cover. YEE CHEONG PEGASUS was held up for clear running until passing the 300 Metres. Near the 300 Metres, SPICY REALLY was shifted out away from the heels of YEE CHEONG PEGASUS. K Teetan (KWAI CHUNG ELITE) dropped his whip near the 200 Metres. As this was the 3rd occasion this season that K Teetan had been reported to have dropped his whip during a race, he was placed on notice that should he offend again in the near future, further action may be taken. A veterinary inspection of KWAI CHUNG ELITE and NICE FANDANGO immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. GENERAL TRUMP and YEE CHEONG PEGASUS were sent for sampling. <29/1/2020 Additional Veterinary Report>NICE FANDANGO, which performed poorly, was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said at that time the horse there were no significant findings. NICE FANDANGO was again examined by the Veterinary Officer at the stables of Trainer C Fownes yesterday morning. He said at this time he noted the horse to be lame in its right front leg. Before being allowed to race again, NICE FANDANGO will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

27/01/2020  Shatin  Race 2 Steward Report

27/01/2020  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  B+2  1000m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating: 060-040  

CARRY THE DIAMOND was withdrawn on 26.1.20 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice after that horse dislodged its rider and galloped for some distance riderless during track work on that morning and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter DRAGON PRIDE (T Piccone). Before being allowed to race again, CARRY THE DIAMOND will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. On arrival at the Start, HAPPY ALUMNI was found to have blood at the mouth. HAPPY ALUMNI was examined by the Veterinary Officer and passed suitable to race. After being loaded into the barriers, ETERNAL HARVEST became very fractious, reared on a number of occasions and momentarily got its right front leg into the adjoining stall. ETERNAL HARVEST was removed from the barriers and inspected by the Veterinary Officer who said that it was suitable to race. Then after being reloaded, ETERNAL HARVEST was again fractious and was slow to begin. The barrier manners of ETERNAL HARVEST were considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, ETERNAL HARVEST will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial. FANTASY began only fairly. Shortly after the start, SUCCESS ALLSTARS lost ground when crowded for room between WE THE SOUTH which shifted out and BELLA BABY which shifted in after being brushed by NUNCHUKS which was in turn taken in by TRUST ME. Approaching the 600 Metres, BELLA BABY, which was racing keenly, got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of PLEASANT GUY. Then near the 550 Metres, BELLA BABY raced tight inside NUNCHUKS and was steadied away from the heels of PLEASANT GUY when continuing to travel keenly. Approaching the 400 Metres, WE THE SOUTH got its head on the side and shifted in, resulting in FANTASY being hampered and shifted in away from the heels of WE THE SOUTH. Approaching the 100 Metres, WAR OF COURAGE shifted out and bumped FANTASY. Passing the 100 Metres, T Piccone (DRAGON PRIDE) dropped his right rein. A veterinary inspection of PRESIDENT’S CHOICE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. WAR OF COURAGE and FANTASY were sent for sampling.

27/01/2020  Shatin  Race 3 Steward Report

27/01/2020  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  B+2  1400m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating: 060-040  

MISSION SMART began only fairly. GOLDEN MISSION began only fairly, shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of FAMILY LEADER. After this, both GOLDEN MISSION and FAMILY LEADER were steadied and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover. ALL FOR ST PAUL’S began awkwardly and then became unbalanced after bumping with CAMFORD MAGIC due to both horses shifting ground. Near the 1000 Metres, SUNSHINE WARRIOR was awkwardly placed close to the heels of SOCKET ELITE. After the 1000 Metres, CAMFORD MAGIC commenced to travel keenly and was awkwardly placed behind THE ABRAXAS. Then making the turn near the 900 Metres, CAMFORD MAGIC was crowded for room between LEADING FORTUNE and RICH AND LUCKY which made the turn awkwardly. WINNING TOGETHER and MISSION SMART, which were following CAMFORD MAGIC, were hampered in consequence. Passing the 600 Metres, FUN TIMES raced tight between FAMILY LEADER and MISSION SMART which shifted out away from the heels of SUNSHINE WARRIOR. After the 600 Metres, WINNING TOGETHER was awkwardly placed close to the heels of LEADING FORTUNE. FUN TIMES, which was following, got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of WINNING TOGETHER in consequence. Rounding the Home Turn, ALL FOR ST PAUL’S, which lay out from the 700 Metres, raced tight inside THE ABRAXAS which shifted in. MISSION SMART had some difficulty obtaining a clear run in the early part of the Straight and passing the 300 Metres was shifted out a number of horses to obtain clear running. Approaching the 400 Metres, FUN TIMES and FAMILY LEADER raced tight. Near the 150 Metres, MISSION SMART was shifted in from behind WINNING TOGETHER to continue improving. Approaching the 50 Metres, MISSION SMART was shifted in away from WINNING TOGETHER as that horse shifted in under pressure. Over the concluding stages, FUN TIMES shifted in under pressure. For the majority of the race, LEADING FORTUNE travelled wide and without cover. When questioned, M F Poon stated that he was instructed to remain racing one horse away from the rail if at all possible as this would allow FUN TIMES the opportunity to be shifted out in the Straight and make its run to the outside of horses. He said it was felt that due to the horse being drawn in barrier 2, FUN TIMES may be able to obtain a position in about midfield. He said both SOCKET ELITE and SUNSHINE WARRIOR, which were drawn immediately outside of FUN TIMES, were ridden positively in the early stages to obtain a forward position and as he did not want to be taken to the rail, he allowed both SOCKET ELITE and SUNSHINE WARRIOR to improve their position forward of FUN TIMES. He said he did consider maintaining his position inside SUNSHINE WARRIOR but having regard to the fact that that horse was being hard ridden, he felt that SUNSHINE WARRIOR would have an advantage over FUN TIMES and as there were no horses racing to the inside of FUN TIMES, this would likely result in SUNSHINE WARRIOR being able to force FUN TIMES down to the rail. He said after allowing SUNSHINE WARRIOR to cross FUN TIMES approaching the 1200 Metres, MISSION SMART was being shifted across with that horse and as MISSION SMART gained an advantage over FUN TIMES, he was unable to prevent that horse from shifting in to initially race one horse off the rail and then onto the rail near the 1100 Metres. He added in order to fulfil his instructions to remain racing one horse off the rail, he was required to allow MISSION SMART to cross FUN TIMES and these factors resulted in FUN TIMES racing further back in the field than had been intended. A veterinary inspection of GOLDEN MISSION and CAMFORD MAGIC immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. SUNSHINE WARRIOR and RICH AND LUCKY were sent for sampling.

27/01/2020  Shatin  Race 4 Steward Report

27/01/2020  Group Three  Shatin  Turf  B+2  1800m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating:   

TIME WARP was withdrawn on 26.1.20 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore). Before being allowed to race again, TIME WARP will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. HARMONY VICTORY stood flat-footed as the start was effected and consequently lost a significant amount of ground. Before being allowed to race again, HARMONY VICTORY will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial. CHEFANO shifted out at the start and bumped the hindquarters of SIMPLY BRILLIANT. Passing the 600 Metres, GLORIOUS DRAGON and HO HO KHAN raced tight as HO HO KHAN improved around GLORIOUS DRAGON as that horse attempted to shift to the outside of SIMPLY BRILLIANT. GLORIOUS DRAGON was then awkwardly placed behind SIMPLY BRILLIANT approaching the 500 Metres. GLORIOUS DRAGON was awkwardly placed outside the heels of CHEFANO rounding the Home Turn and had some difficulty obtaining clear running passing the 400 Metres. GLORIOUS DRAGON shifted in near the 300 Metres and brushed the hindquarters of CHEFANO, causing both horses to become unbalanced. CHEFANO then lay out, resulting in that horse and GLORIOUS DRAGON racing tight until passing the 200 Metres where CHEFANO shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of GLORIOUS DRAGON. DOCTOR GEOFF was awkwardly placed close to the heels of DARK DREAM in the early part of the Straight when held up for clear running behind that horse. EAGLE WAY was shifted in away from the heels of SACRED CAPITAL near the 300 Metres and then was shifted in away from the heels of DARK DREAM near the 200 Metres after being disappointed for running between that horse which shifted out and SACRED CAPITAL. After the race, J Moreira stated that HO HO KHAN was disappointing in today’s race. He said in the early part of the Straight the horse quickened satisfactorily, however, did not finish off the race as anticipated. He said after the race he reported to the Veterinary Officers that HO HO KHAN did not feel comfortable in its action. A veterinary inspection of HO HO KHAN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious. Before being allowed to race again, HO HO KHAN will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. A veterinary inspection of SACRED CAPITAL and HARMONY VICTORY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. EXULTANT and GLORIOUS DRAGON were sent for sampling.

27/01/2020  Shatin  Race 5 Steward Report

27/01/2020  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  B+2  1200m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating: 060-040  

BLINK OF A SECOND was crowded for room on jumping between KA YING BRILLIANT which shifted out and HERO STAR which began awkwardly and shifted in. LUCKY VICTOR shifted out at the start and bumped WOOD ON FIRE. From the outside barrier, WOOD ON FIRE was then steadied and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover. LUCKY VICTOR was also steadied in the early stages, however, throughout the race travelled wide and without cover. From a wide barrier, ARDENODE was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover. After the 850 Metres, CURLING LUXURY was left racing wide and without cover. KA YING EXCELLENT was held up for clear running from on straightening until after the 300 Metres. Near the 150 Metres, DECISIVE ACTION was steadied away from the heels of ARDENODE which lay out under pressure. After the race, Z Purton stated that HARMONY N HOME did not feel comfortable in its action and hung out rounding the Home Turn. He said after being placed under pressure in the early part of the Straight, HARMONY N HOME’s action continued to deteriorate. A veterinary inspection of HARMONY N HOME immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious. Before being allowed to race again, HARMONY N HOME will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. A veterinary inspection of ERA KING immediately following the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm. Before being allowed to race again, ERA KING will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. After the race, it was reported that PING HAI BRAVO had blood at the left nostril. It was noted that PING HAI BRAVO had an abrasion at the left nostril and a subsequent endoscopic examination found that horse not to have bled. WELLINGTON and PING HAI BRAVO were sent for sampling.

27/01/2020  Shatin  Race 6 Steward Report

27/01/2020  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  B+2  1400m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating: 060-040  

PRO FIT was withdrawn on 24.1.20 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (inappetence) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter LOTUS BREEZE (T H So). Before being allowed to race again, PRO FIT will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. LOTUS BREEZE stood flat-footed as the start was effected and consequently lost a significant amount of ground. Before being allowed to race again, LOTUS BREEZE will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial. IRON KING began awkwardly. KING DRAGON became badly unbalanced and lost ground when crowded of room on jumping between SNOW AIRJET which shifted out marginally and SKYEY SUPREME which shifted in. In this incident, SKYEY SUPREME also lost ground after becoming unbalanced as a result of bumping KING DRAGON and then being awkwardly placed inside the heels of YES WE CAN which got its head on the side and shifted in. HAPPY TANGO shifted out at the start and bumped COPARTNER ERA. After this, from wide barriers, both HAPPY TANGO and COPARTNER ERA were shifted across behind runners. Making the turn after the 900 Metres, IRON KING commenced to travel keenly and got its head up when awkwardly placed behind YES WE CAN. After this, IRON KING continued to travel keenly and passing the 800 Metres shifted out away from the heels of YES WE CAN. IRON KING was then taken wider near the 700 Metres by YES WE CAN which shifted out. IRON KING was allowed to improve its position passing the 600 Metres and then was forced wider again by BETTER CHOICE approaching the 500 Metres. BETTER CHOICE and IRON KING bumped passing the 500 Metres. COPARTNER ERA had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight. SAM’S LOVE was held up for clear running in the early part of the Straight and then after the 300 Metres was awkwardly placed behind SKYEY SUPREME as that horse shifted out as SAM’S LOVE was endeavouring to improve to its outside. Near the 250 Metres, SAM’S LOVE was then shifted out away from the heels of SKYEY SUPREME to obtain clear running and was directed to the inside of IRON KING approaching the 100 Metres to continue improving. Near the 350 Metres, FORTUNE BRILLIANT shifted in away from the heels of BETTER CHOICE and bumped the hindquarters of MISCHIEVOUS SUNDAE, causing both horses to become unbalanced. Near the 300 Metres, T Piccone (GREAT TREASURE) dropped his whip. Near the 150 Metres, YES WE CAN lay in away from GREAT TREASURE and consequently became awkwardly placed outside the heels of BETTER CHOICE. Passing the 100 Metres, SKYEY SUPREME was momentarily awkwardly placed behind KING DRAGON (S de Sousa) as that horse shifted out under pressure. S de Sousa was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances. Over the concluding stages, IRON KING raced tight inside GREAT TREASURE. Throughout the race, MISCHIEVOUS SUNDAE travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground. When questioned regarding the performance of FORTUNE BRILLIANT, M Chadwick stated that prior to the race it was felt that today’s race may not be run at a good tempo and therefore he rode his mount along in the early stages to obtain a more forward position than the horse had at its last start. He said the pace of the race was quicker than was anticipated and FORTUNE BRILLIANT was off the bridle at times throughout the middle stages. He said after shifting FORTUNE BRILLIANT into clear running in the early part of the Straight, his mount did not quicken as it did last start and then was disappointing over the concluding stages. He added he felt that FORTUNE BRILLIANT may not have appreciated being ridden in a more prominent position in today’s race and this may have been the reason for the horse’s failure to close off the race as it did last start. A veterinary inspection of FORTUNE BRILLIANT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. A veterinary inspection of MISCHIEVOUS SUNDAE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. BETTER CHOICE, GREAT TREASURE and SAM’S LOVE were sent for sampling.

27/01/2020  Shatin  Race 7 Steward Report

27/01/2020  Class 3  Shatin  Turf  B+2  2000m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating: 080-060  

On arrival at the Start, A Badel expressed concern regarding the action of VINCY. An examination by the Veterinary Officer found that horse to be lame in the right front leg and as such was not suitable to race. Acting on this advice, VINCY was withdrawn by order of the Stewards. Before being allowed to race again, VINCY will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. WIN WIN was crowded for room on jumping between CLEMENT LEGEND and RED ELYSEES which shifted in abruptly. In this incident, CLEMENT LEGEND became unbalanced when bumped on the hindquarters by WIN WIN. GIANT TURTLE and TASHIDELEK bumped at the start. GIANT TURTLE was then crowded for room a short distance after the start between TASHIDELEK and GAYSON which shifted out away from GOD OF DRAGON. WIND GLIDER was slow to begin and then from the outside barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Also from a wide barrier, GOOD OMEN was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover. For a considerable distance after the 1700 Metres, PARTY TOGETHER travelled keenly in the lead. In the early stages, GIANT TURTLE was left racing wide and without cover and was consequently ridden along after the 1700 Metres to obtain a position outside the lead at the 1100 Metres. Near the 700 Metres, CROWN AVENUE was crowded for room between GOD OF DRAGON and CLEMENT LEGEND which shifted out. At the entrance to the Straight, CROWN AVENUE was awkwardly placed behind CLEMENT LEGEND as that horse shifted out to improve. Also at the entrance to the Straight, J Moreira (GOD OF DRAGON) momentarily dropped his right rein. Near the 150 Metres, GOOD OMEN was bumped by GAYSON which shifted out away from SEERITE DRAGON. After the race, C Y Ho reported that after having to be ridden forward from its wide barrier, in his opinion, WORLD FAMOUS may not have seen out the 2000 Metres of today’s race at the first time of asking. A veterinary inspection of WORLD FAMOUS immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. A veterinary inspection of PARTY TOGETHER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. GOD OF DRAGON and TASHIDELEK were sent for sampling.

27/01/2020  Shatin  Race 8 Steward Report

27/01/2020  4 YEAR OLDS  Shatin  Turf  B+2  1600m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating:   

GOLDEN SIXTY and BUDDIES bumped at the start.. AWE shifted in at the start and bumped BEAUTY LEGACY. After travelling a short distance, PLAYA DEL PUENTE was crowded for room between GOLDEN SIXTY and DECRYPT which shifted out. After the 1400 Metres, AWE commenced to prove very difficult to settle and got its head up on a number of occasions when being steadied to allow CHAMPION’S WAY to cross. Approaching the 1300 Metres, GOLDEN SIXTY was awkwardly placed behind PLAYA DEL PUENTE. Near the 1250 Metres, STAR PERFORMANCE got its head up when awkwardly placed behind DECRYPT. For some distance after the 1100 Metres, BEAUTY LEGACY proved very difficult to settle and got its head up when awkwardly placed behind AWE. BEAUTY LEGACY then shifted out away from the heels of AWE and continued to travel keenly as it was steadied to resume its position behind AWE. MORE THAN THIS, which was following BEAUTY LEGACY, was shifted in away from the heels of that horse passing the 1000 Metres. Passing the 500 Metres, AWE raced tight outside GOLDEN SIXTY as that horse shifted out to improve. Passing the 350 Metres, BEAUTY LEGACY lay in and was reluctant to shift to the outside of GOLDEN SIXTY. BEAUTY LEGACY then lay in under pressure approaching and passing the 200 Metres. Approaching the 100 Metres, BEAUTY LEGACY, which continued to lay in, was checked away from the heels of MORE THAN THIS which, after initially being taken out by CHAMPION’S WAY (K Teetan), then shifted out away from that horse. K Teetan was advised that whilst there were some circumstances to this incident, particularly the racing manners of BEAUTY LEGACY, nonetheless he was severely reprimanded and advised to ensure that he reacts quicker than he did on this occasion to his mount shifting ground. Over the final 100 Metres, PLAYA DEL PUENTE raced tight inside the hindquarters of STAR PERFORMANCE. Then close to the finishing line, PLAYA DEL PUENTE and STAR PERFORMANCE bumped. Throughout the race, CHAMPION’S WAY travelled wide and without cover. A veterinary inspection of DECRYPT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. GOLDEN SIXTY and MORE THAN THIS were sent for sampling.

27/01/2020  Shatin  Race 9 Steward Report

27/01/2020  Class 3  Shatin  Turf  B+2  1400m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating: 085-060  

ASSIMILATE lost ground when crowded for room on jumping between THE HULK which shifted out and then shifted out further after becoming unbalanced as a result of contact on the hindquarters from ASSIMILATE and SEATTLE CHOICE which was bumped by GOLDEN SPECTRUM. In this incident, SEATTLE CHOICE became badly unbalanced after being heavily bumped on the hindquarters by ASSIMILATE. SEATTLE CHOICE then shifted out and made contact with GOLDEN SPECTRUM which became unbalanced and shifted out, causing HALL OF CHAMP to be crowded for room. BEAUTY RUSH stumbled at the start. FALCON TURBO began only fairly. From wide barriers, LOBO’S LEGEND and NOBLE STEED were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. THE HULK travelled keenly in the early stages and got its head up after the 1000 Metres when awkwardly placed behind BEAUTY RUSH. Passing the 600 Metres and again near the 500 Metres, ASSIMILATE was steadied away from the heels of DRAGON GENERAL. After the 500 Metres, LOBO’S LEGEND raced tight outside RACING FIGHTER which shifted out. LOBO’S LEGEND was then directed to the inside of RACING FIGHTER to obtain clear running passing the 400 Metres. HALL OF CHAMP had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight. RACING FIGHTER was held up for clear running from near the 250 Metres until after the 200 Metres. LOBO’S LEGEND, which was finishing off the race strongly, was held up for clear running from the 150 Metres until after the 100 Metres at which stage it improved into tight running between LOOKING GOOD and FALCON TURBO. Then over the concluding stages, LOBO’S LEGEND raced tight between SEATTLE CHOICE and LOOKING GOOD which, after racing tight outside DRAGON GENERAL, then shifted out away from that horse. Because of this, LOBO’S LEGEND was not able to be ridden out all the way to the end of the race. Near the 50 Metres, the whip of K C Leung (DRAGON GENERAL) became caught behind the right leg of Apprentice K H Chan (LOOKING GOOD). For the majority of the race, SEATTLE CHOICE travelled wide and without cover. A veterinary inspection of NOBLE STEED immediately following the race found that horse to be lame in its right front leg. Before being allowed to race again, NOBLE STEED will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. A veterinary inspection of THE HULK immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. ASSIMILATE and SEATTLE CHOICE were sent for sampling.

27/01/2020  Shatin  Race 10 Steward Report

27/01/2020  Class 1  Shatin  Turf  B+2  1400m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating: 110-085  

ENCOURAGING was withdrawn on 26.1.20 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter HELENA BABY (H T Mo). Before being allowed to race again, ENCOURAGING will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. NORTHERN SUPERSTAR and TURIN REDSTAR bumped at the start. RAGING STORM was crowded for room on jumping between TURIN REDSTAR and GOOD STANDING which shifted in. HEZTHEWONFORUS began very awkwardly and shifted out, resulting in TORNADO TWIST being checked when crowded for room. From wide barriers, TIME TO CELEBRATE and FAST MOST FURIOUS were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover. After travelling a short distance, HEZTHEWONFORUS and JOLLY BANNER bumped. In the early part of the Straight, TIME TO CELEBRATE and JOLLY BANNER raced tight as JOLLY BANNER shifted out. After the 350 Metres, H T Mo dropped his left rein which he took some time to regather. Passing the 300 Metres, TORNADO TWIST (C Y Ho) was shifted in abruptly after being checked away from the heels of HELENA BABY which was giving ground quickly. When TORNADO TWIST shifted in, it bumped RAGING STORM which became unbalanced. C Y Ho was advised that whilst it was accepted that his mount was awkwardly placed close to the heels of HELENA BABY, nonetheless he must exercise due care in similar circumstances. Near the 250 Metres, M Chadwick (MORETHANLUCKY) dropped his whip. Throughout the race, MORETHANLUCKY travelled wide and without cover. When questioned regarding his riding of RAGING STORM rounding the Home Turn and in the early part of the Straight, S de Sousa stated that he had been following NORTHERN SUPERSTAR after the 600 Metres. He said when that horse commenced to improve to the outside of GOOD STANDING near the 500 Metres, his mount was left flat-footed as the pace of the race increased. He said he rode his mount along on the rail to improve his position, however, RAGING STORM took some time to gather momentum. He said RAGING STORM was commencing to make up ground after the 300 Metres when bumped by TORNADO TWIST. He said after this RAGING STORM came off the bridle, did not finish off the race and was one-paced. A veterinary inspection of RAGING STORM immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on PERFECT MATCH at the request of Trainer C S Shum. The Veterinary Surgeon reported that this examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea. Before being allowed to race again, PERFECT MATCH will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. A veterinary inspection of FAT TURTLE and TORNADO TWIST immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. PERFECT MATCH and FAST MOST FURIOUS were sent for sampling.

27/01/2020  Shatin  Race 11 Steward Report

27/01/2020  Class 3  Shatin  Turf  B+2  1200m   Going: GOOD  (2.72)   Rating: 080-060  

COPARTNER SPIRIT began very awkwardly, shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of MR PICASSO, causing COPARTNER SPIRIT to lose ground. SUPER WEALTHY shifted in at the start and bumped MERRYGOWIN. Approaching the 500 Metres, SUPER WISE shifted out towards the heels of LUCKY MORE which also shifted in marginally. This resulted in SUPER WISE being steadied away from the heels of LUCKY MORE which was directed out abruptly to relieve any tightening to SUPER WISE. In the early part of the Straight, MERRYGOWIN lay in and near the 150 Metres was shifted out away from the heels of INFINITY ENDEAVOUR. Near the 350 Metres, SUPER WISE, which was commencing to give ground, was eased away from the heels of BALLISTIC KING (S de Sousa) which shifted out when not quite clear. S de Sousa was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances. For the majority of the race, LUCKY MORE travelled wide and without cover. After the race, L Hewitson expressed concern regarding the action of CHAMPION PRIDE which finished tailed out. A veterinary inspection of CHAMPION PRIDE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of CHAMPION PRIDE was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, CHAMPION PRIDE 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, J Moreira stated that after being placed under pressure in the Straight, ALL IN MIND’s action deteriorated noticeably and for this reason he eased it down over the concluding stages as he had concerns that the horse had gone amiss. A veterinary inspection of ALL IN MIND immediately following the race found that horse to be lame in its left front leg. Before being allowed to race again, ALL IN MIND will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. Following the race, MERRYGOWIN was found to have blood at the left nostril. An endoscopic examination of MERRYGOWIN confirmed that horse to have bled. A veterinary inspection of LUCKY MORE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious . A veterinary inspection of MR PICASSO immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. LUCKY MORE, SUPER WEALTHY and BALLISTIC KING were sent for sampling.