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29/11/2020  Shatin  Race 1 Steward Report

29/11/2020  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  C  1000m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 055-040  

ICE LEGEND began very awkwardly and lost ground. CHAMPION PRICE began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped VALIANT ELEGANCE. MULTIMORE shifted out at the start and hampered LUCKY FUN which lost ground. GOKO and PRECIOUS SWEETIE bumped heavily at the start, resulting in both horses becoming badly unbalanced. In this incident, GOKO shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of LUCKY RUBY, causing GOKO to become further unbalanced. After this, despite being vigorously ridden, GOKO failed to muster speed. After the 900 Metres, ALL THE WAY, PRECIOUS SWEETIE and GOKO were crowded for room between AMAZING ROCKY which shifted in marginally and LUCKY RUBY (Apprentice K H Chan) which shifted out away from RHAPSODY. Apprentice Chan was reprimanded and told that in similar circumstances he would be expected to make more endeavour than he did on this occasion to prevent his mount from shifting ground. Passing the 700 Metres, AMAZING ROCKY was shifted out away from the heels of SUPER AXIOM (C Schofield) which shifted out. C Schofield was reprimanded and told to exercise more care. Passing the 650 Metres, LUCKY RUBY momentarily raced in restricted room between RHAPSODY and AMAZING ROCKY which shifted in. The Stewards opened an inquiry into the reason for LUCKY FUN stumbling near the 450 Metres and dislodging its rider, M Chadwick. After taking evidence from B Shinn (CHAMPION PRIDE) and V Borges (MULTIMORE), the Stewards adjourned the inquiry until evidence can be taken from M Chadwick who was transported to hospital. ICE LEGEND, which was following LUCKY FUN, was severely checked in consequence. At this time it is not anticipated that further evidence will be required from either B Shinn or V Borges. Approaching the 200 Metres, ALL THE WAY raced tight outside PRECIOUS SWEETIE. Approaching the 150 Metres, ICE LEGEND was checked away from the heels of VALIANT ELEGANCE when being shifted out abruptly as a result of being crowded for room outside the riderless LUCKY FUN. After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that PRECIOUS SWEETIE had bled from both nostrils. A veterinary inspection of RHAPSODY immediately following the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm. Before being allowed to race again, RHAPSODY will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. A veterinary inspection of VALIANT ELEGANCE immediately following the race found that horse to be a "roarer” which had previously been reported. SUPER AXIOM and AMAZING ROCKY were sent for sampling.

29/11/2020  Shatin  Race 2 Steward Report

29/11/2020  Class 5  Shatin  Turf  C  1400m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 040-016  

SOCCER MASTER, which proved difficult to load into the barriers, will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test before being allowed to race again. SPICY GRILL began only fairly. NUREMBERG began very awkwardly, shifted in abruptly at the start and bumped the hindquarters of FUN TIMES which became unbalanced. VICTORIOUS LEADER was crowded for room on jumping between BLAZING PARTNERS and FORTUNE HERO which shifted out. SOCCER MASTER began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped GREEN ENVY. After this, GREEN ENVY was shifted across behind runners to obtain cover from a wide barrier. From wide barriers, KEEP WINNING and JOY N FUN LEGEND were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. FORTUNE HERO lost its right front plate approaching the 1300 Metres. For some distance after the 1100 Metres, ADONIS proved difficult to settle when being steadied to allow FORTUNE HERO to cross. Then near the 1000 Metres, ADONIS, which continued to travel keenly, got its head up when continuing to be steadied to obtain cover. Approaching the 1000 Metres, SOCCER MASTER was awkwardly placed close to the heels of DESTIN. Making the turn near the 900 Metres, NUREMBERG was awkwardly placed inside the heels of SPICY GRILL. After the 800 Metres, SEIZE THE SPIRIT was left racing wide and without cover. After the 400 Metres, JOY N FUN LEGEND was shifted out abruptly away from the heels of NUREMBERG. SPICY GRILL was held up for clear running from approaching the 300 Metres until passing the 200 Metres at which stages the horse improved into tight running inside FORTUNE HERO. SPICY GRILL then raced in restricted room inside the heels of RED BRICK FIGHTER over the concluding stages and consequently was not able to be ridden out all the way to the end of the race. Passing the 150 Metres, JOY N FUN LEGEND was shifted to the outside of GREEN ENVY when disappointed for running between that horse and SOCCER MASTER which shifted out away from the heels of SEIZE THE SPIRIT which was giving ground. A veterinary inspection of SEIZE THE SPIRIT and BLAZING PARTNERS immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. A veterinary inspection of SOCCER MASTER 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, SOCCER MASTER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. ADONIS and RED BRICK FIGHTER were sent for sampling.

29/11/2020  Shatin  Race 3 Steward Report

29/11/2020  Class 4  Shatin  All Weather Track    1200m   Going: GOOD  (9.63)    Rating: 060-041  

PERFECT TO PLAY was slow to begin. LUCKY TURBO began awkwardly and then was crowded for room between WINNING STRIKES which shifted out and SUPER ALLIANCES which shifted in after stumbling at the start. Passing the 800 Metres, SUPER ALLIANCES was awkwardly placed close to the heels of JADE PHOENIX. Then making the turn near the 700 Metres, SUPER ALLIANCES was shifted out away from the heels of JADE PHOENIX. JADE THEATRE got its head on the side and lay out making the turn after the 700 Metres. For some distance rounding the Home Turn, JADE PHOENIX and SUPER ALLIANCES raced tight as JADE PHOENIX attempted to shift out to obtain clear running. Then in the early part of the Straight, JADE PHOENIX lay in towards the heels of WINNING STRIKES. Near the 250 Metres, JADE PHOENIX was checked when crowded for rom between SUPER ALLIANCES and WINNING STRIKES (M L Yeung) which shifted out after initially shifting in. M L Yeung was advised that whilst there were some circumstances to this incident, nonetheless he must make every endeavour to keep his mounts on a straight course in similar circumstances. RESOLUTE was badly held up for clear running from on straightening until passing the 200 Metres. RESOLUTE was then awkwardly placed behind WINNING STRIKES approaching the 50 Metres. Approaching the 200 Metres, WINNING STRIKES shifted out under pressure, requiring its rider to stop riding and straighten. Throughout the race, WINNING STRIKES travelled wide and without cover. T Piccone (LUCKY DIAMOND) was warned against the practice of raising his whip arm above the height of his shoulder. After the race, Z Purton stated that after beginning well, VICTORY IN HAND initially travelled satisfactorily, however, after being crossed by HANDSOME REBEL near the 800 Metres immediately came off the bridle and he had to commence riding his mount along. He said when he did this, VICTORY IN HAND commenced to make an abnormal breathing noise which it did for the remainder of the race. He added VICTORY IN HAND was under heavy pressure rounding the Home Turn and then gave ground noticeably in the Straight. A veterinary inspection of VICTORY IN HAND immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of VICTORY IN HAND, which finished at the rear of the field, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, VICTORY IN HAND 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 HANDSOME REBEL and RESOLUTE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. JADE PHOENIX, SUPER ALLIANCES and STAR SUPERIOR were sent for sampling.

29/11/2020  Shatin  Race 4 Steward Report

29/11/2020  Class 3  Shatin  All Weather Track    1200m   Going: GOOD  (9.63)    Rating: 080-061  

NOTHING NEW undertook its required barrier trial on 27 October 2020 with a hood on and accordingly is required to race with that gear. Trainer C W Chang was fined the sum of $2,000 for failing to submit a gear change adding a hood to NOTHING NEW, a declared runner in this race, by the required time. HONGKONG GREAT shifted in at the start and bumped ACA POWER. ACA POWER then lost ground when crowded for room between HONGKONG GREAT and ALL FOR SOUTH which shifted out. In this incident, HONGKONG GREAT was crowded for room between ACA POWER and GUNNAR which shifted in. GUNNAR then became unbalanced when bumped on the hindquarters by ALL FOR SOUTH. Despite being ridden along in the early stages, HONGKONG GREAT failed to muster speed and was then awkwardly placed inside the heels of GUNNAR after the 1100 Metres. After this, HONGKONG GREAT was steadied to obtain cover. Near the 900 Metres, PING HAI TREASURE, which was being shifted in to obtain a position closer to the rail, was steadied away from the heels of FLASHCARD which shifted out. B Shinn (GUNNAR) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that approaching the 700 Metres he failed to take sufficient measures to prevent his mount from shifting in, resulting in ALL FOR SOUTH being crowded for room and being checked when losing the running between GUNNAR and CZARSON which was also hampered in this incident. HONGKONG GREAT, which was following ALL FOR SOUTH, got its head up when being checked away from the heels of that horse in consequence. B Shinn was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Wednesday, 9 December 2020 and to expire on Monday, 14 December 2020 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays). In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into account Jockey Shinn’s good race riding record. Making the turn near the 600 Metres, ALL FOR SOUTH got its head on the side and shifted out. ACA POWER, which was following, shifted out away from the heels of that horse, resulting in HONGKONG GREAT being hampered and taken wider. After this, both ALL FOR SOUTH and HONGKONG GREAT travelled wide and without cover. Passing the 500 Metres, ORION PATCH was crowded for room inside POISED TO STRIKE which was racing tight inside the heels of GUNNAR which shifted in. B Shinn was advised to ensure that he leaves comfortable racing room for runners to his inside in similar circumstances. In the early part of the Straight, ORION PATCH was shifted out a number of horses to obtain clear running. At the entrance to the Straight, ACA POWER momentarily raced in restricted room between HONGKONG GREAT and FLYING ON THE TURF. A veterinary inspection of FLASHCARD, PING HAI TREASURE and POISED TO STRIKE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. CZARSON and FLYING ON THE TURF were sent for sampling.

29/11/2020  Shatin  Race 5 Steward Report

29/11/2020  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  C  1600m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 060-041  

MASTER HERO began awkwardly and then was crowded for room on jumping between LIGHT MY DAY and BUNDLE OF DELIGHT which shifted out. From wide barriers, DECISIVE ACTION, TELECOM ELITE and GLORIOUS LOVER were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Rounding the Home Turn, EVER LAUGH raced tight outside RIGHTEOUS WIN which shifted out to obtain clear running. LEADING FORTUNE was held up for clear running rounding the Home Turn. Approaching the 300 Metres, RIGHTEOUS WIN was bumped and taken wider by GLORIOUS LOVER (A Badel) which shifted out. RIGHTEOUS WIN was then awkwardly placed outside GLORIOUS LOVER approaching the 250 Metres as that horse continued to shift out. A Badel was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground. Then passing the 200 Metres, RIGHTEOUS WIN was steadied when racing in restricted room between GLORIOUS LOVER and EVER LAUGH which was taken in by LEADING FORTUNE (C Schofield). C Schofield was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances. Throughout the race, HAPPY WIN WIN travelled wide and without cover. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of MASTER HERO , J Moreira stated that the horse, which was stepping up in distance to 1600 Metres today, over-raced for some distance in the early and middle stages. He said it was not until after the 700 Metres that MASTER HERO commenced to settle better and after shifting to the outside of PAKISTAN FRIEND passing the 500 Metres initially quickened satisfactorily. He said however that MASTER HERO came under pressure after the 300 Metres and after initially staying on one-paced then gave ground over the final 200 Metres to finish at the rear of the field. He added that in his opinion MASTER HERO’s failure to settle in the early stages was the principal reason for it not being able to finish off the race, particularly given that the horse was up in distance. A veterinary inspection of MASTER HERO immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of MASTER HERO, favourite for today’s race and which finished near the rear of the field, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, MASTER HERO 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, T Piccone (SEAWEED FORTUNE) stated that after being left racing wide and without cover after the 900 Metres, SEAWEED FORTUNE came under pressure and then did not finish off the race over the concluding stages. A veterinary inspection of SEAWEED FORTUNE immediately following the race found that horse to be a "roarer” which had previously been reported. A veterinary inspection of HAPPY WIN WIN immediately following the race found that horse to have an intermittent displacement of the soft palate. MASTER HERO, ALL FOR ST PAUL’S and LEADING FORTUNE were sent for sampling.

29/11/2020  Shatin  Race 6 Steward Report

29/11/2020  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  C  1400m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 060-043  

GOLDEN FOUR and SUPERB DADDY were slow to begin. JUDY’S STAR shifted out at the start and brushed WINNING STEED. PEARL CHAMPION began awkwardly and then when being steadied from a wide barrier to obtain cover was further steadied away from the heels of YEE CHEONG WARRIOR which shifted out shortly after the start. From wide barriers, ROBOT WARRIOR, COURAGEOUS DRAGON and MELBOURNE HALL were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Passing the 1150 Metres, WINNING STEED was awkwardly placed outside the heels of APOLAR WARRIOR which shifted out. Passing the 1100 Metres, SUPERB DADDY and JUDY’S STAR raced tight. Approaching the 1000 Metres and again making the turn near the 900 Metres, ROBOT WARRIOR was awkwardly placed close to the heels of JUDY’ STAR. Passing the 1000 Metres, MERCURIAL shifted out and brushed APOLAR WARRIOR which was awkwardly placed close to the heels of YEE CHEONG WARRIOR. After this, APOLAR WARRIOR travelled wide and without cover. After the 700 Metres, MELBOURNE HALL got its head on the side and lay out away from ROBOT WARRIOR which improved to be racing outside JUDY’S STAR. Then near the 650 Metres, MELBOURNE HALL shifted out away from the heels of COURAGEOUS DRAGON and after this travelled wide and without cover. Approaching the 300 Metres, ROBOT WARRIOR was bumped by JUDY’S STAR which attempted to improve into tight running outside COURAGEOUS DRAGON. ROBOT WARRIOR was again bumped by JUDY’S STAR passing the 300 Metres as JUDY’S STAR was taken out by COURAGEOUS DRAGON which shifted out after racing tight outside KASI FARASI. In this incident, MELBOURNE HALL, which was racing outside ROBOT WARRIOR, was inconvenienced in consequence. Passing the 300 Metres, SUPERB DADDY was awkwardly placed inside the heels of TELECOM ROCKET. Near the 250 Metres, PEARL CHAMPION was shifted out away from the heels of YEE CHEONG WARRIOR when improving into tight running between that horse which shifted out and APOLAR WARRIOR. After this, PEARL CHAMPION raced tight outside the heels of YEE CHEONG WARRIOR and near the 150 Metres was inconvenienced by YEE CHEONG WARRIOR which shifted out before being corrected by its rider. A veterinary inspection of WINNING STEED immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. KASI FARASI and TELECOM ROCKET were sent for sampling.

29/11/2020  Shatin  Race 7 Steward Report

29/11/2020  Class 1  Shatin  Turf  C  1600m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 110-086  

SUPER OASIS stumbled at the start, then shifted out and bumped DARK DREAM which was tight inside SKY DARCI. SUPER OASIS then lost ground after being bumped by DARK DREAM which continued to race tight inside SKY DARCI. HELENE LEADING STAR began awkwardly and then despite being ridden along for some distance in the early stages failed to muster speed. From wide barriers, GLORIOUS DRAGON and PRECIOUSSHIP were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners. GENERAL’S DELIGHT was also steadied in the early stages to obtain cover. After improving to be racing inside the heels of SKY DARCI (J Moreira), SUPER OASIS was steadied passing the 1400 Metres when crowded for room inside that horse which shifted in. J Moreira was reprimanded and advised to exercise more care. Passing the 1400 Metres, both GENERAL’S DELIGHT and GLORIOUS DRAGON raced keenly. Passing the 1300 Metres, DARK DREAM momentarily raced tight inside the heels of LUCKY EXPRESS which was awkwardly placed behind NOT USUAL TALENT which was being steadied away from the heels of FAST MOST FURIOUS. After this, DARK DREAM continued to be awkwardly placed inside the heels of LUCKY EXPRESS for some distance. Approaching the 800 Metres, NOT USUAL TALENT commenced to prove difficult to settle and shifted out away from the heels of FAST MOST FURIOUS and consequently travelled wide and without cover. Passing the 800 Metres, GLORIOUS DRAGON was awkwardly placed close to the heels of GENERAL’S DELIGHT. Approaching the 600 Metres, KING OPIE became unbalanced when bumped by LUCKY EXPRESS (V Borges) which attempted to shift to the outside of FAST MOST FURIOUS. V Borges was advised to exercise more care and to avoid making unnecessary contact with other runners. At the entrance to the Straight, SUPER OASIS shifted out and brushed LUCKY EXPRESS. SKY DARCI was held up for clear running in the early part of the Straight. GENERAL’S DELIGHT had some difficulty obtaining clear running passing the 300 Metres at which stage the horse was shifted to the outside of FAST MOST FURIOUS to obtain a run. Near the 75 Metres, SUPER OASIS was awkwardly placed outside the heels of LUCKY EXPRESS. Throughout the race, KING OPIE travelled wide and without cover. When questioned, N Callan stated that in pre-race discussions with the connections of FAST MOST FURIOUS, it was felt that BUDDIES would likely lead the race with KINGS SHIELD, the other likely pace influence, taking a sit off BUDDIES. He said it was therefore felt that the race may not be run at a good tempo even though BUDDIES was engaged in the race. He said he was therefore given two sets of instructions depending on how FAST MOST FURIOUS began. He said he was told that if the horse began well, he should take advantage of that and obtain a forward position preferably behind the leaders so that if the race was not run at a good tempo, FAST MOST FURIOUS would not have too much to do. He said alternatively, if the horse did not begin well from the wide barrier, he was instructed to shift it across behind runners and obtain a trailing position. He said when FAST MOST FURIOUS began well, in accordance with his first set of instructions, he rode the horse positively in the early stages and was able to obtain a good position behind the speed. SKY DARCI and LUCKY EXPRESS were sent for sampling.

29/11/2020  Shatin  Race 8 Steward Report

29/11/2020  Class 3  Shatin  Turf  C  1200m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 080-063  

ARMANDO was withdrawn on 28.11.20 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter ROYAL BOMB (B Shinn). Before being allowed to race again, ARMANDO will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. BLAZING BEAT was crowded for room on jumping between LOCKHEED and WAR OF COURAGE which shifted out. ROYAL CAMPBELL shifted out abruptly at the start, resulting in ROYAL BOMB being crowded for room inside LIKE THAT. In this incident, both ROYAL CAMPBELL and LIKE THAT became unbalanced. When unbalanced, ROYAL CAMPBELL then shifted in and hampered SEA OF LIFE which began awkwardly. A short distance later, SEA OF LIFE was momentarily crowded for room between STARZ HERO and ROYAL CAMPBELL which shifted in. After this, ROYAL BOMB was steadied to obtain cover. Passing the 1100 Metres, ROYAL BOMB shifted in and bumped SEA OF LIFE. Passing the 1000 Metres, ROYAL CAMPBELL was steadied away from the heels of LIKE THAT (A Badel) which shifted in. A Badel was severely reprimanded and advised to ensure that he makes more effort to prevent his mounts from shifting ground and causing interference to other runners. Passing the 900 Metres, ROYAL CAMPBELL was left racing wide and without cover. SEA OF LIFE made the turn approaching the 800 Metres awkwardly, shifted out and inconvenienced ROYAL BOMB. SEA OF LIFE then shifted in, resulting in BELUGA being momentarily awkwardly placed inside the heels of that horse. Passing the 800 Metres, STARZ HERO got its head up when travelling keenly and being checked away from the heels of ROYAL CAMPBELL. Also passing the 800 Metres, BLAZING BEAT got its head up when awkwardly placed behind WAR OF COURAGE. BLAZING BEAT continued to prove difficult to settle and was awkwardly placed behind WAR OF COURAGE for some distance. BIG FORTUNE had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight. Approaching the 100 Metres, WAR OF COURAGE lay out, requiring its rider to change his whip over into his left hand passing the 100 Metres. When questioned, V Borges stated that he was instructed to shift BELUGA across behind runners from the wide barrier in the early stages to obtain cover which it was believed would be towards the rear of the field. He said he was asked to shift BELUGA to the outside of runners in the Straight if possible to allow the horse the best opportunity to finish off the race. He said after shifting BELUGA across towards the rear of the field in the early stages in accordance with his instructions, he was following BLAZING BEAT and SEA OF LIFE after the 500 Metres. He said although there was an opportunity to improve his position inside SEA OF LIFE, he was concerned that improving his position at this time would make it difficult for him to shift to the outside of runners in the Straight and therefore he elected not to improve to the inside of SEA OF LIFE but rather to direct BELUGA to the outside of SEA OF LIFE approaching the 400 Metres with a view to shifting further to the outside of STARZ HERO. He said however he had to direct BELUGA in near the 350 Metres when unable to obtain clear running behind SEA OF LIFE and STARZ HERO and inside ROYAL BOMB. He said after directing to the inside of SEA OF LIFE, he immediately commenced riding his mount along with a view to improving into tight running which was available between ROYAL CAMPBELL and SEA OF LIFE, however, BELUGA was crowded for room near the 100 Metres between SEA OF LIFE and JUNEAU PARK, both of which shifted ground. He said this resulted in BELUGA not being able to be properly tested. V Borges added that in retrospect BELUGA’s interests would have been better served by improving to the inside of SEA OF LIFE and following JUNEAU PARK through rather than attempting to come to the outside of SEA OF LIFE, however, he reiterated that he was attempting to comply with his instructions to get BELUGA to the outside of runners in the early part of the Straight if possible. A veterinary inspection of JUNEAU PARK immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. TEAM SPIRIT and LOCKHEED were sent for sampling.

29/11/2020  Shatin  Race 9 Steward Report

29/11/2020  Class 3  Shatin  Turf  C  1600m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 080-062  

GREAT TREASURE began only fairly. RUBY STARS began very awkwardly and shifted out abruptly, resulting in MR ALDAN being checked and losing ground and TEMPEST EXPRESS becoming unbalanced after being bumped by RUBY STARS. After this, when being steadied to obtain cover, RUBY STARS travelled very keenly. RUBY STARS, which was wearing blinkers for the first time in Hong Kong, continued to prove very difficult to settle and passing the 1000 Metres was left racing wide and without cover. From a wide barrier, LEGION OF MERIT was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Over the concluding stages, AWE was awkwardly placed outside the heels of ROMANTIC COMBO. V Borges stated that he was instructed to ride ROMANTIC COMBO in about midfield or slightly better than midfield given that the horse was better drawn than it had been recently. He said however that ROMANTIC COMBO began very well without him riding the horse along and then when being steadied shortly after the start to obtain a trailing position with cover proved very difficult to settle and would not relax. He said he attempted for a considerable distance to steady ROMANTIC COMBO, however, the horse would not respond and continued to travel very strongly which resulted in ROMANTIC COMBO being positioned much further forward than had been anticipated. He said after the 800 Metres he was racing in a one-off position and then near the 700 Metres raced tight with PERFECT TO GREAT as a result of him maintaining his position one horse off the rail. He said he was reluctant to be taken in to the rail given that the race was being run at a good tempo and he did not want to be boxed in rounding the turn and in the Straight if the leaders commenced to give ground. After the race, N Callan (PERFECT TO GREAT) stated that after racing wide and without cover outside ROMANTIC COMBO from the 900 Metres, his mount came under pressure rounding the Home Turn and then did not finish off the race. When questioned, A Hamelin stated that, from the wide barrier, he was asked to ride TEMPEST EXPRESS in a forward position given that the horse was wearing blinkers for the first time in Hong Kong. He said he was able to obtain a forward position without having to make any use of TEMPEST EXPRESS, however, when clearing runners to his inside, TEMPEST EXPRESS commenced to travel keenly and after crossing ROMANTIC COMBO to race outside the lead approaching the 1000 Metres, the horse would not relax and got its head up on a number of occasions as he attempted to steady his mount to sit off the leader BEAUTY DAY. He added TEMPEST EXPRESS would not relax throughout the middle stages which resulted in the horse not being able to finish off the race. N Callan pleaded guilty to a charge of misconduct under Rule 155(5) in that within the Jockeys’ Room he directed offensive language towards V Borges in the presence of other jockeys and a Stipendiary Steward. After considering all the circumstances of this case, the Stewards were of the opinion that the appropriate penalty was for Jockey Callan to be fined a sum of $25,000. A veterinary inspection of MR ALDAN immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse’s trachea. A veterinary inspection of PERFECT TO GREAT and RUBY STARS immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. CHEVALIER PRINCE and UNCLE STEVE were sent for sampling.

29/11/2020  Shatin  Race 10 Steward Report

29/11/2020  Class 2  Shatin  Turf  C  1400m   Going: GOOD  (2.7)   Rating: 093-080  

SHADOW HERO began only fairly and then lost ground when crowded for room between ENRICH DELIGHT and BEAUTY LEGACY, both of which shifted ground. ENRICH DELIGHT was then bumped by SHADOW HERO, resulting in ENRICH DELIGHT being taken in across the heels of HAPPY FUN. TEMPLE OF HEAVEN shifted in at the start and bumped SUPER STAR. From wide barriers, WATER DIVINER and INVINCIBLE MISSILE were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the 1200 Metres, SUPER STAR was momentarily awkwardly placed inside the heels of TEMPLE OF HEAVEN which was then shifted out to relieve the crowding to SUPER STAR. After this, TEMPLE OF HEAVEN travelled wide and without cover. After being ridden along to obtain a forward position from a wide barrier, STAR OF YUEN LONG travelled very keenly in the lead after the 1200 Metres and would not relax. Approaching the 500 Metres, BEAUTY RUSH shifted out and brushed HAPPY FUN. Passing the 500 Metres, TEMPLE OF HEAVEN raced tight outside HEALTHY HAPPY which improved to the outside of HAPPY FUN. ENRICH DELIGHT was badly held up for clear running from on straightening until passing the 200 Metres. SHADOW HERO had some difficulty obtaining clear running approaching and passing the 200 Metres. Passing the 200 Metres, HAPPY FUN, which was commencing to give ground, was crowded for room between ENRICH DELIGHT which, when improving into tight running inside HEALTHY HAPPY, was taken in marginally by that horse and BEAUTY RUSH which, after being brushed by BALLISTIC KING, then got its head on the side and shifted away from that horse. After this, BEAUTY RUSH continued to lay out and passing the 150 Metres was steadied when racing in restricted room between BALLISTIC KING and ENRICH DELIGHT. As the Stewards were satisfied that the crowding to HAPPY FUN was not as a result of any carelessness exhibited by any rider, no further action was taken. Over the concluding stages, BEAUTY LEGACY raced tight outside HEALTHY HAPPY which was racing tight outside the heels of ENRICH DELIGHT which shifted out under pressure. A veterinary inspection of BEAUTY RUSH and TEMPLE OF HEAVEN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. HEALTHY HAPPY, ENRICH DELIGHT and BALLISTIC KING were sent for sampling.