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10/07/2022  Shatin  Race 1 Steward Report

10/07/2022  Griffins   Shatin  Turf  C+3  1200m   Going: GOOD  (2.71)   Rating:   

FOREVER FRIENDS bumped the outside of its stall on jumping and began awkwardly. OUR PRECIOUS began only fairly and at the 1050 Metres was shifted out away from the heels of LEAN HERO which shifted out. Then for some distance after the 900 Metres, OUR PRECIOUS was awkwardly placed behind HAPPY WON. Shortly after the start, INSPIRING CITY got its head up when being steadied to obtain cover, made the turn near the 900 Metres awkwardly and then lay out rounding the Home Turn. SUPERB MOVE was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners. Z Purton was fined the sum of $10,000 for striking HAPPY WON with the whip when unsaddling that horse after the race. FOREVER FRIENDS and HAPPY WON were sent for sampling.

10/07/2022  Shatin  Race 2 Steward Report

10/07/2022  Class 4  Shatin  All Weather Track    1200m   Going: GOOD  (9.35)    Rating: 060-043  

TELECOM MISSILE (M L Yeung) was slow to begin. After the race, M L Yeung stated that it was intended for TELECOM MISSILE to be ridden positively in today’s race, however, as a result of being slow to begin the horse was required to race further back in the field than had been intended. QUADRUPLE DOUBLE and WISDOM PATCH were crowded for room on jumping between LOVE ME MORE and MOERAKI which shifted out. From a wide barrier, THIS IS GUTS was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. COLOURFUL PRINCE got its head on the side and lay in in the early and middle stages. Making the first turn near the 700 Metres, MIRACLE VICTORY, which travelled wide and without cover throughout, was awkwardly placed outside the heels of HAPPY TANGO when attempting to be steadied to obtain cover behind that horse. STAND UP had some difficulty obtaining clear running rounding the Home Turn and in the early part of the Straight. Approaching the 400 Metres, WISDOM PATCH raced tight outside MOERAKI which shifted out to obtain clear running. Passing the 400 Metres, LOVE ME MORE was brushed by TELECOM MISSILE which shifted out. After the 200 Metres, LUCKY RUBY had some difficulty obtaining clear running when improving into tight running inside COLOURFUL PRINCE. A veterinary inspection of HAPPY TANGO immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. A veterinary inspection of LOVE ME MORE immediately following the race found that horse to be a "roarer” which had previously been reported. A veterinary inspection of WISDOM PATCH immediately following the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm and also found it to be a "roarer” which had previously been reported. On return to the stable, WISDOM PATCH was found to have blood at both nostrils. An endoscopic examination conducted on WISDOM PATCH confirmed that horse to be a bleeder. Before being allowed to race again, WISDOM PATCH will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. MOERAKI and QUADRUPLE DOUBLE were sent for sampling.

10/07/2022  Shatin  Race 3 Steward Report

10/07/2022  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  C+3  1200m   Going: GOOD  (2.71)   Rating: 059-044  

BULB PRINCE shifted out at the start and bumped JOYFUL GENIUS which lost ground when also crowded for room inside JIANGXI STAMINA which shifted in. PROUD DRAGON began only fairly and then lost ground on jumping when steadied away from the heels of TURBO POWER which shifted out. UNIVERSAL CROWN bumped the inside of its gate on jumping and began awkwardly. CHICKEN DANCE shifted out at the start and inconvenienced LUCK STAR. From a wide barrier, MIRACLES was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Making the turn near the 900 Metres, JIANGXI STAMINA got its head on the side and lay out after racing close to the heels of ROYAL AGILITY. Approaching the 800 Metres, BULB PRINCE was steadied away from the heels of TURBO POWER. ROYAL AGILITY was left racing wide and without cover passing the 800 Metres. Passing the 800 Metres, VIVA A LA, which was having its first race start today, got its head up on a number of occasions when proving difficult to settle. Passing the 550 Metres, JIANGXI STAMINA shifted out abruptly when being checked away from the heels of ROYAL AGILITY. Approaching the 400 Metres, LUCK STAR got its head on the side and lay out. As LUCK STAR lay out, PROUD DRAGON attempted to shift out from behind CHICKEN DANCE to improve into tight running between that horse and LUCK STAR. PROUD DRAGON was then inconvenienced when LUCK STAR shifted in approaching the 350 Metres. After the 300 Metres, ROYAL AGILITY momentarily raced tight outside UNIVERSAL CROWN which shifted out before being directed back in to relieve the crowding. A veterinary inspection of ROYAL AGILITY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. A veterinary inspection of JOYFUL GENIUS immediately following the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm. Before being allowed to race again, JOYFUL GENIUS will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. JOYFUL GENIUS, CHICKEN DANCE and PROUD DRAGON were sent for sampling.

10/07/2022  Shatin  Race 4 Steward Report

10/07/2022  Class 5  Shatin  Turf  C+3  1600m   Going: GOOD  (2.71)   Rating: 040-018  

BOYS PARTY was withdrawn 8.7.22 on by order of the Stewards (stable transfer) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter HEAVENLY THOUGHT (M F Poon). EL VALIENTE began very awkwardly and was slow to begin. GO GO SIXTEEN shifted out on jumping and bumped CIRCUIT SPIRITANTO. From the outside barrier, OWNERS’ STAR was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners. SUPERB DADDY was also steadied shortly after the start to obtain a position closer to the rail. PRIME STAR was held up for clear running from on straightening until after the 300 Metres. At the entrance to the Straight, GO GO SIXTEEN was steadied away from the heels of FORTUNE MARBO which got it head on the side and lay in and in doing so brushed STAR OF GLORY. Near the 350 Metres, GORGEOUS INHERITOR was brushed by FLYING MIGHTY which shifted out to obtain clear running. GRAND POWER had difficulty obtaining clear running after the 350 Metres and after the 150 Metres was steadied when disappointed for running between RUN DES RUN and CIRCUIT SPIRITANTO which shifted out. GRAND POWER was then held up for clear running until near the 100 Metres. After the 300 Metres, FORTUNE MARBO, which was giving ground, was crowded for room between HEAVENLY THOUGHT and SUPERB DADDY which was racing tight outside GO GO SIXTEEN which, when having difficulty obtaining clear running, was shifted out away from the heels of STAR OF GLORY. Approaching the 250 Metres, EL VALIENTE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of SHANGHAI POWER when being shifted to the outside of that horse. EL VALIENTE then had difficulty obtaining clear running approaching and passing the 200 Metres. Over the concluding stages, STAR OF GLORY got its head on the side and shifted out a number of horses. Throughout the race, HEAVENLY THOUGHT travelled wide and without cover. A veterinary inspection of EL VALIENTE and PRIME STAR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. EL VALIENTE, FLYING MIGHTY and STAR OF GLORY were sent for sampling.

10/07/2022  Shatin  Race 5 Steward Report

10/07/2022  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  C+3  1200m   Going: GOOD  (2.71)   Rating: 057-040  

UNIVERSAL HORIZON and SMART FOLKS bumped on jumping. A short distance after the start, PRIME MORTAR raced tight between UNIVERSAL HORIZON and SWEET DIAMOND which shifted out. From wide barriers, GLENEALY GENERALS, HO HO JUNIOR and EASY SNIP were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. When being shifted across, HO HO JUNIOR was momentarily steadied away from the heels of GLENEALY GENERALS near the 1150 Metres. Near the 750 Metres, SWEET DIAMOND was awkwardly placed behind SMART FOLKS. Near the 700 Metres, VALHALLA became unbalanced when racing close to the heels of SHINING FORTUNE. Passing the 400 Metres, PRIME MORTAR shifted out and brushed UNIVERSAL HORIZON. After this, PRIME MORTAR got its head on the side and lay in. HO HO JUNIOR lay in under pressure in the Straight. A veterinary inspection of DRAGON KINGDOM immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. SMART FOLKS, UNIVERSAL HORIZON and GLENEALY GENERALS were sent for sampling.

10/07/2022  Shatin  Race 6 Steward Report

10/07/2022  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  C+3  1600m   Going: GOOD  (2.71)   Rating: 060-041  

EMBARKED began very awkwardly and lost ground. KING TOURBILLON and BEAUTY SPIRIT bumped at the start. REGENCY MASTER was bumped on jumping by CORDYCEPS TWO which was taken in by WOODFIRE BRO. BEAUTY NOVA shifted out at the start and bumped PALACE PAL. Then from the outside barrier, PALACE PAL was shifted across behind runners. BIG BROOK began only fairly. A short distance after the start, OSCAR GLORY and V CHEVALIERS bumped. From a wide barrier, AURORA HERO was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. When being steadied to obtain cover approaching the 1400 Metres, V CHEVALIERS travelled keenly. Passing the 1300 Metres, LET’S DO IT got its head up on a number of occasions when being steadied to obtain cover. PRESIDENT’S CHOICE lost its left hind plate after the 1100 Metres. After the 700 Metres, OSCAR GLORY raced tight between BEAUTY NOVA and KING TOURBILLON which shifted out. BEAUTY NOVA was then bumped by OSCAR GLORY approaching the 600 Metres. Approaching the 350 Metres, BEAUTY NOVA was bumped by AURORA HERO (M Chadwick), which after initially attempting to shift to the outside of OSCAR GLORY, was then shifted out abruptly away from the heels of that horse as OSCAR GLORY shifted out marginally. M Chadwick was advised that whilst there were some circumstances to this incident, nonetheless he must exercise care when shifting ground in similar circumstances. Approaching the 200 Metres, AURORA HERO momentarily raced tight outside the heels of OSCAR GLORY which shifted out away from BIG BROOK which itself was awkwardly placed close to the heels of KING TOURBILLON. Near the 50 Metres, REGENCY MASTER turned its head to the right and attempted to savage OSCAR GLORY. As this was the first time that REGENCY MASTER was reported to have attempted to savage another runner in a race, Mr C S Shum, trainer of the horse, was advised that a warning would be placed on the racing manners of REGENCY MASTER and should the horse perform in a similar manner in the future, further action may be taken. Throughout the race, WOODFIRE BRO travelled wide and without cover. The performance of BEAUTY NOVA, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, BEAUTY NOVA 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, R Maia stated that he was instructed to ride CORDYCEPS TWO positively in the early stages in order to overcome the horse’s wide barrier. He said after riding his mount along shortly after the start, CORDYCEPS TWO was able to improve its position and after the 1400 Metres he commenced to shift the horse across in front of runners to obtain a position on the rail which he was able to do near the 1300 Metres. He said after obtaining the lead, he attempted to steady his mount with a view to getting cover if possible. He said when he steadied his mount which was travelling keenly, he received a call from the rider of the horse positioned immediately behind CORDYCEPS TWO and as he felt that he may have been placing that horse and rider in an awkward position by steadying his mount too excessively, he elected to shift away from the rail rather than have to ride his mount along as he was concerned that CORDYCEPS TWO was already racing too keenly. He said he felt that it was a better option to shift CORDYCEPS TWO out as he was of the belief that if he did ride his mount along, this would not provide CORDYCEPS TWO with the best opportunity to finish the race off. He added that as a result of shifting away from the rail, this allowed BEAUTY SPIRIT the opportunity to improve its position inside CORDYCEPS TWO which then relaxed better when able to obtain a position outside BEAUTY SPIRIT. R Maia was told that his riding of CORDYCEPS TWO after the 1300 Metres had come under notice and that it was imperative that jockeys ride in a competitive manner so as to ensure that their riding is not open to query. A veterinary inspection of OSCAR GLORY and CORDYCEPS TWO immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. LET’S DO IT, WOODFIRE BRO and PRESIDENT’S CHOICE were sent for sampling.

10/07/2022  Shatin  Race 7 Steward Report

10/07/2022  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  C+3  1400m   Going: GOOD  (2.71)   Rating: 060-040  

CIRCUIT MIGHTY shifted in at the start and bumped PLIKCLONE, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced. BUDDY SPIRIT began awkwardly and then lost ground when crowded for room between TYCOON JEWELLERY and SUCCESS FIGHTER which shifted in. In this incident, both TYCOON JEWELLERY and SUCCESS FIGHTER became unbalanced. ROCKPAPERSCISSORS was crowded for room on jumping between GET THE MONIES and NEW ASIA ADVANCE which shifted in. From the outside barrier, MAXIMIZE HEART was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Passing the 1100 Metres, KING ECCELLENTE was momentarily steadied away from the heels of NEW ASIA ADVANCE which shifted in. Passing the 1000 Metres, NEW ASIA ADVANCE was left racing wide and without cover. Approaching the 900 Metres, CIRCUIT MIGHTY was steadied away from the heels of ALL RICHES (K C Leung) which shifted in when not properly clear. K C Leung was severely reprimanded and told to ensure that he is fully clear when shifting ground in future. Approaching the 600 Metres, PLIKCLONE became unbalanced when bumped by HOLI MOLI which became unbalanced of its own accord and shifted in. After the 600 Metres, BOOM STITCH was awkwardly placed behind HOLI MOLI. At the entrance to the Straight, HOLI MOLI, which was being ridden along, raced in restricted room between NEW ASIA ADVANCE and PLIKCLONE which commenced to shift out to improve its position. Then approaching the 400 Metres, HOLI MOLI was momentarily eased away from the heels of PLIKCLONE. BOOM STITCH had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight. GET THE MONIES was held up for clear running from passing the 400 Metres until passing the 250 Metres at which time GET THE MONIES shifted to the inside of KING ECCELLENTE and inconvenienced NEW ASIA ADVANCE. At the 250 Metres, Z Purton (TYCOON JEWELLERY) dropped his whip. Approaching and passing the 100 Metres, SUCCESS FIGHTER lay in under pressure. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of TYCOON JEWELLERY, Z Purton stated that, in his opinion, TYCOON JEWELLERY did not appreciate being ridden in a prominent position today. He said although the horse travelled satisfactorily in the early and middle stages, TYCOON JEWELLERY came under pressure rounding the Home Turn and then did not finish the race off. He said based on the manner in which TYCOON JEWELLERY weakened over the latter stages, he formed the view that the horse may be better suited by being ridden more conservatively than it was today. A veterinary inspection of TYCOON JEWELLERY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. TYCOON JEWELLERY, ALL RICHES and PLIKCLONE were sent for sampling.

10/07/2022  Shatin  Race 8 Steward Report

10/07/2022  Class 3  Shatin  Turf  C+3  1200m   Going: GOOD  (2.71)   Rating: 080-062  

On arrival at the start, K H Chan expressed concern regarding the action of TEAM SPIRIT. TEAM SPIRIT was examined by the Veterinary Officer and passed suitable to race. Then in the Straight, TEAM SPIRIT finished tailed out. A veterinary inspection of TEAM SPIRIT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. Having regard to TEAM SPIRIT’s record in respect of tailing out in its races during recent seasons, the Stewards will interview Mr W Y So, trainer of TEAM SPIRIT, together with the Veterinary Officer, prior to the Happy Valley racemeeting to be conducted on Wednesday, 13 July 2022 regarding the matter. In the meantime, TEAM SPIRIT is not able to be entered for the Sha Tin racemeeting to be conducted on Saturday, 16 July 2022. SPIRITED EXPRESS was slow to begin. TEAM SPIRIT was crowded for room on jumping between HIGH RISE SOLDIER and SHADOW MISSION which was taken out by XPONENTIAL. In this incident, HIGH RISE SOLDIER became unbalanced when bumped on the hindquarters by TEAM SPIRIT. BEAUTY CHARGE was crowded for room at the start inside REVE PARISIEN (Z Purton) which shifted in when being ridden along. Z Purton was advised to exercise care. From a wide barrier, SMART IDEA was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. After the 1100 Metres, BRILLIANT WAY momentarily raced tight inside XPONENTIAL which was taken in by SHADOW MISSION (H T Mo) which shifted in before being directed out to relieve the tightening. H T Mo was reprimanded and advised to exercise more care in future. Near the 650 Metres, TEAM SPIRIT momentarily raced in restricted room between BRILLIANT WAY and KING LAND. The performance of SHADOW MISSION, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, SHADOW MISSION 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 SHADOW MISSION immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. When questioned, A Badel (BRILLIANT WAY ) stated that at the entrance to the Straight he commenced to shift his mount to the outside of runners as he believed that the leaders may tire and as he is also of the view that BRILLIANT WAY is better suited when able to obtain clear running to the outside of horses. He said for this reason he directed BRILLIANT WAY to the outside of HARMONY N BLESSED near the 350 Metres. He said whilst KING LAND was racing behind HARMONY N BLESSED at this time, he felt that BRILLIANT WAY was travelling better than KING LAND and that he would be able to shift that horse out without having to exert too much pressure. He said whilst he was aware that a tight run was developing between HARMONY N BLESSED and MAGIC SUPREME at the time that he commenced to shift BRILLIANT WAY out, he was of the view that the better option for BRILLIANT WAY was to attempt to shift to the outside of HARMONY N BLESSED rather than be attempting to improve into very tight running inside that horse. He added that after shifting out behind HARMONY N BLESSED, he then attempted to shift KING LAND out, however, as that horse held a slight margin over BRILLIANT WAY, he was not able to create a run between KING LAND and HARMONY N BLESSED and this resulted in BRILLIANT WAY having to be checked away from the heels of HARMONY N BLESSED and KING LAND being bumped at the 300 Metres. He said he then shifted to the inside of HARMONY N BLESSED after the 250 Metres, however, that horse then shifted in which resulted in BRILLIANT WAY being held up for clear running. He said he then shifted in further to the inside of HARMONY N BLESSED near the 100 Metres, however, was again not able to obtain clear running and because of this BRILLIANT WAY was not able to be properly tested. A Badel was told that his explanation would be reported, however, he must exercise due care when attempting to make room for his mounts so as to ensure that other horses and riders are not hampered. A veterinary inspection of BRILLIANT WAY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The Stewards considered a complaint lodged by H T Mo (SHADOW MISSION) against A Badel (BRILLIANT WAY) in respect of a confrontation which occurred in the Jockeys’ Room following the race. After taking evidence from H T Mo, A Badel and Mr K W Tse, Jockey’s valet, the Stewards placed Jockey Badel on notice regarding his conduct and told him that whilst there was not sufficient evidence to support a charge of misconduct against him, nonetheless he must ensure that he conducts himself in an appropriate manner at all times and that any complaints that he has in respect of another rider must be directed to the Racing Stewards. REVE PARISIEN, BEAUTY CHARGE and SMART IDEA were sent for sampling.

10/07/2022  Shatin  Race 9 Steward Report

10/07/2022  Class 3  Shatin  All Weather Track    1200m   Going: GOOD  (9.35)    Rating: 079-061  

LIGHTNING BOLT began only fairly. EVERYONE’S VICTORY was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover from a wide barrier and approaching the 1150 Metres was awkwardly placed outside the heels of ELON. Also from a wide barrier, LUCKY FUN was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover. Near the 800 Metres, CALL ME TEDDY was awkwardly placed close to the heels of MAN STAR when being shifted across behind that horse. Passing the 600 Metres, ELON and CALL ME TEDDY bumped as a result of CALL ME TEDDY shifting in marginally away from the heels of MAN STAR. After this, ELON and CALL ME TEDDY raced tight, resulting in CALL ME TEDDY becoming unbalanced passing the 500 Metres when bumped on the hindquarters by ELON which was racing tight outside CALIFORNIA CONCORD. CALL ME TEDDY was then steadied passing the 400 Metres when continuing to race tight between SUPER WIN DRAGON and ELON which was taken out marginally by CALIFORNIA CONCORD. Near the 100 Metres, the whip of Z Purton (CALL ME TEDDY) was knocked from his grasp by the whip of J Moreira (ELON). Throughout the race, MAN STAR and SUPER WIN DRAGON travelled wide and without cover. A veterinary inspection of VALIANT ELEGANCE immediately following the race found that horse to be a "roarer” which had previously been reported. A veterinary inspection of CALL ME TEDDY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. CALL ME TEDDY, JOLLY RULER and SUPER WIN DRAGON were sent for sampling.

10/07/2022  Shatin  Race 10 Steward Report

10/07/2022  Class 2  Shatin  Turf  C+3  1400m   Going: GOOD  (2.71)   Rating: 085-070  

SAUVESTRE was withdrawn on 9.7.22 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (fever) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter PRECISE EXPRESS (C Y Ho). Before being allowed to race again, SAUVESTRE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. VIVA HUNTER shifted out at the start and bumped DECISIVE TWELVE which in turn shifted out and bumped KEEFY which became unbalanced. CIRCUIT THREE began only fairly. PRECISE EXPRESS was steadied in the early stages to obtain a position closer to the rail. From wide barriers, BEAUTY FIT and MASTER MONTARO were steadied to obtain cover. Approaching the 700 Metres, SHINING GEM was bumped by CAPTAIN WIN which shifted out away from the heels of NAVAS TWO. Rounding the Home Turn, VIVA HUNTER raced tight outside KEEFY which shifted to the outside of DECISIVE TWELVE to obtain clear running. Passing the 400 Metres, KEEFY momentarily raced in restricted room between VIVA HUNTER and DECISIVE TWELVE, both of which shifted a minimal amount of ground. In this incident, VIVA HUNTER became unbalanced after bumping with KEEFY. Passing the 200 Metres, CAPTAIN WIN was hampered when having to be shifted in to avoid the heels of VIVA HUNTER (M Chadwick) which shifted in. M Chadwick was severely reprimanded and told to ensure that he makes every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground in similar circumstances. Throughout the race, GLUCK RACER and SHINING GEM travelled wide and without cover. The Stewards deferred the declaration of weighed-in whilst they considered if WINNER METHOD had been afforded a fair start. It was established that as the start was effected, WINNER METHOD reared abruptly and got its front legs caught in the overhead barrier structure which resulted in WINNER METHOD taking no part in the race. As the Stewards were of the view that WINNER METHOD had caused its own problems as the start was effected, that horse was deemed to have been afforded a fair start and accordingly weighed-in was given on the numbers as semaphored by the Judge. A veterinary inspection of WINNER METHOD immediately following the race found that horse to have sustained a laceration to the left front heel. Before being allowed to race again, WINNER METHOD will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of CAPTAIN WIN, Z Purton stated that his mount travelled satisfactorily in the early and middle stages and only for a brief period near the 700 Metres did the horse travel keenly. He said after obtaining clear running rounding the Home Turn, CAPTAIN WIN did not quicken as he anticipated. He said although CAPTAIN WIN was hampered near the 200 Metres, he was of the view that the horse was disappointing today and the only reason he could offer for the poor performance was that the horse’s preparation had come to an end. A veterinary inspection of CAPTAIN WIN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. A veterinary inspection of DECISIVE TWELVE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. CIRCUIT STELLAR and KEEFY were sent for sampling.