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25/09/2022  Shatin  Race 1 Steward Report

25/09/2022  Class 4  Shatin  All Weather Track    1650m   Going: GOOD  (8.83)    Rating: 059-042  

REACH GOAL bumped the outside of its gate on jumping and consequently began only fairly and then shifted out towards the heels of RIGHTEOUS DOCTRINE, resulting in REACH GOAL losing ground. OUR CREED stumbled on jumping. YES WE CAN began awkwardly. WOODFIRE BRO shifted out at the start and bumped FLYING SILVER. FLYING SILVER was then steadied to obtain cover. SMOOTHIES and LADY FIRST were also steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners. At the 1450 Metres, SMOOTHIES and LADY FIRST bumped, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced. When the tempo of the race slackened in the middle stages, YES WE CAN shifted out away from the heels of WOODFIRE BRO when awkwardly placed behind that horse passing the 1200 Metres. This resulted in YES WE CAN racing wide and without cover and being allowed to improve its position to race in the lead approaching the 1000 Metres. After the 1100 Metres, WOODFIRE BRO raced tight between TOYCOON and YES WE CAN. WOODFIRE BRO was then left racing wide and without cover passing the 800 Metres. Passing the 300 Metres, RIGHTEOUS DOCTRINE momentarily raced in restricted room inside the heels of OUR CREED. After the race, Z Purton was not able to offer any explanation for the disappointing performance of OUR CREED which was attempting the 1650 Metres on the All Weather surface for the first time today. A veterinary inspection of OUR CREED immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. RIGHTEOUS DOCTRINE, WOODFIRE BRO and YES WE CAN were sent for sampling.

25/09/2022  Shatin  Race 2 Steward Report

25/09/2022  Class 5  Shatin  All Weather Track    1650m   Going: GOOD  (8.83)    Rating: 040-024  

RUN RUN GOOD shifted out on jumping and bumped the hindquarters of COURAGEOUS KNIGHT, causing RUN RUN GOOD to lose ground and COURAGEOUS KNIGHT to become unbalanced. BARON ZEE shifted out at the start and bumped the hindquarters of RUN DES RUN. After beginning awkwardly, BUDDY SPIRIT was ridden along in the early stages to obtain a forward position and travelled wide and without cover until the 1200 Metres at which time PAKISTAN ZINDABAD was left racing wide and without cover. PAKISTAN ZINDABAD was then allowed to improve its position to race outside the lead after the 700 Metres. NEW ASIA ADVANCE shifted out on jumping, resulting in SPEED FORCE being crowded for room inside JUBILATION and causing both SPEED FORCE and JUBILATION to become unbalanced. Then from the outside barriers, NEW ASIA ADVANCE, SPEED FORCE and JUBILATION were all shifted across behind runners to obtain cover. After the 1300 Metres, SPEED FORCE commenced to travel strongly and was checked away from the heels of SKY GEM approaching the 1200 Metres. Making the turn near the 700 Metres, TRAVEL GLORY momentarily raced in restricted room inside the heels of BUDDY SPIRIT which got its head on the side and lay in away from PAKISTAN ZINDABAD. A veterinary inspection of PAKISTAN ZINDABAD immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. LONDON LUCKYSTAR, LUCKY VICTOR and RUN DES RUN were sent for sampling.

25/09/2022  Shatin  Race 3 Steward Report

25/09/2022  Group Three  Shatin  Turf  C  1400m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.71)   Rating: 114-104  

DUKE WAI shifted out at the start and bumped HEALTHY HAPPY. WILL POWER also shifted out on jumping and bumped CHEERFUL DAYS, causing both horses to become unbalanced. Despite being ridden along in the early stages, MIGHTY GIANT failed to show early speed. After the 1000 Metres, DUKE WAI was awkwardly placed behind CALIFORNIA SPANGLE. After the race, it was noted that WILL POWER was making an abnormal breathing noise during the race and a subsequent endoscopic examination found that horse to be a "roarer”. CALIFORNIA SPANGLE and HEALTHY HAPPY were sent for sampling.

25/09/2022  Shatin  Race 4 Steward Report

25/09/2022  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  C  1200m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.71)   Rating: 060-041  

LUCKY ARCHANGEL and SCIENCE PATCH bumped on jumping. SHENZHOU TWELVE began only fairly and then from a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners to obtain cover. Also from a wide barrier, MIGHTY STAR was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners. After the 900 Metres, TURBO POWER was left racing wide and without cover. After being crossed by REGENT GLORY, FUN N GLORY was awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse approaching and passing the 800 Metres. EASY SNIP was held up for clear running in the early part of the Straight. After the 100 Metres, REGENT GLORY was steadied after racing in restricted room between LUCKY ARCHANGEL which initially shifted out and FUN N GLORY which shifted in marginally. When questioned, K C Leung stated that in pre-race discussions with connections it was felt that as SWEET DIAMOND had trialed only fairly in the lead up to today’s race, if SWEET DIAMOND were to be ridden along in the early stages to obtain a forward position, the horse may not show sufficient speed to clear runners and therefore may be left racing wide and without cover. He said therefore from barrier 9 he was asked to shift the horse across behind runners and obtain cover to prevent it from having to cover unnecessary ground. He said after shifting across to race behind EASY SNIP in the early stages, SWEET DIAMOND was awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse passing the 1000 Metres. He said SWEET DIAMOND commenced to travel keenly and near the 750 Metres was steadied away from the heels of EASY SNIP. He said when he took hold of SWEET DIAMOND, the horse made an abnormal breathing noise, however, did not do so again for the remainder of the race. He added that he was able to shift SWEET DIAMOND out to obtain clear running in the early part of the Straight after which the horse finished off the race only fairly. A veterinary inspection of SWEET DIAMOND immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. After the race, L Hewitson stated that with the blinkers being removed from DOUBLE SHOW today, he was instructed to ride the horse from off the speed in the hope that it would be able to finish the race off strongly. He said after obtaining a position in about midfield, DOUBLE SHOW then closed the race off only one-paced in the Straight. A veterinary inspection of DOUBLE SHOW immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. SWEET ENCOUNTER and SCIENCE PATCH were sent for sampling.

25/09/2022  Shatin  Race 5 Steward Report

25/09/2022  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  C  1400m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.71)   Rating: 060-040  

KARUIZAWA was withdrawn on 23.9.22 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (fever) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter SEATOSKY (M F Poon). HAPPY LAND was withdrawn on 24.9.22 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (heart irregularity). THE HULK was withdrawn on raceday morning by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (fever). Before being allowed to race again, KARUIZAWA and THE HULK will be subjected to an official veterinary examination whilst HAPPY LAND will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. QUORUM began awkwardly and after travelling a short distance was crowded for room between SEATOSKY and JACK WIN, both of which shifted ground. STUNNING IMPACT shifted out at the start and bumped ALL IS GOOD, causing both horses to become unbalanced. GENERAL WINNER shifted in at the start and bumped HAPPY DAILY. HAPPY DAILY was then tightened for room between GENERAL WINNER and FIRE BALL which became unbalanced as a result of being bumped by HAPPY DAILY. When FIRE BALL was bumped, it shifted in and crowded GREAT BRILLIANT a short distance after the start. After this, from the outside barriers, HAPPY DAILY and GENERAL WINNER together with STAR CONTACT were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages. At the entrance to the Straight, QUORUM was awkwardly placed when disappointed for running between STUNNING IMPACT and CIRCUIT MIGHTY. QUORUM was then shifted out away from the heels of STUNNING IMPACT after the 300 Metres. HAPPY DAILY was held up for clear running from approaching the 300 Metres until passing the 250 Metres. L Ferraris (ALL IS GOOD) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that approaching and passing the 200 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of HAPPY DAILY, causing that horse to be hampered when unnecessarily crowded for room and taken in across the rightful running of CIRCUIT MIGHTY which had to be checked. In the circumstances, the Stewards believed the appropriate penalty was for L Ferraris’ licence to ride in races to be suspended for a period to commence on Wednesday, 19 October 2022 and to expire on Monday, 24 October 2022 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays). In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into account Jockey Ferraris’ good race riding record. In this incident, STUNNING IMPACT was bumped on the hindquarters by CIRCUIT MIGHTY. A veterinary inspection of ROYAL CAMPBELL immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. STUNNING IMPACT, STAR CONTACT and HAPPY DAILY were sent for sampling.

25/09/2022  Shatin  Race 6 Steward Report

25/09/2022  Class 3  Shatin  Turf  C  1000m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.71)   Rating: 079-061  

FLYING DRAGON was slow to begin. As FLYING DRAGON was being ridden along in an attempt to make up lost ground shortly after the start, it was checked away from the heels of FLYING SEASON (S De Sousa) which shifted out after being bumped by JOYFUL WIN on jumping. S De Sousa was advised that whilst there were some circumstances to this incident, nonetheless he must make every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground. LUCKY QUALITY lifted its front feet off the ground as the start was effected and then was bumped on the hindquarters by SMOKEY BEAR which shifted out. SOLAR WINDS bumped the outside of its barrier stall on jumping and began only fairly. JOYFUL WIN and SUPER KING bumped after travelling a short distance. FLYING SEASON travelled keenly in the early stages. After the 800 Metres, SOLAR WINDS was awkwardly placed close to the heels of SUPER KING which shifted in after being bumped by JOYFUL WIN which also shifted ground after bumping the hindquarters of KA YING SPIRIT. SOLAR WINDS then commenced to travel keenly and got its head up when being checked away from the heels of SUPER KING near the 750 Metres. The Stewards deferred the declaration of weighed-in as they were of the prima facie view that an incident occurred over about the final 150 Metres which cast doubt on whether SUMMIT CHEERS (Apprentice Y L Chung) should be declared the 3rd placegetter. As the Stewards were of the opinion that whilst SUMMIT CHEERS shifted in over about the final 150 Metres and hampered METRO WARRIOR (Z Purton), which finished 6th, given the manner in which the two horses were finishing the race off and the margin between the horses at the end of the race, they were not satisfied that METRO WARRIOR would have finished in front of SUMMIT CHEERS and therefore did not proceed to a formal protest/objection hearing. Z Purton also did not lodge a protest/objection on behalf of the connections of METRO WARRIOR in respect of this incident. Subsequently, Apprentice Chung was severely reprimanded and told that in similar circumstances he would be expected to make a far greater effort than he did on this occasion to prevent his mounts from shifting ground. When METRO WARRIOR was taken in, ADIOS was tightened for room outside JOYFUL WIN passing the winning post. The Stewards considered a protest/objection lodged by C Wong, the rider of FLYING DRAGON, 2nd placegetter, against JOYFUL WIN (L Hewitson), the winner of the race, alleging interference near the 150 Metres. After taking evidence from all parties and after viewing the videos, the Stewards found that passing the 300 Metres FLYING DRAGON was shifted in in an attempt to obtain running between SMOKEY BEAR and JOYFUL WIN. As FLYING DRAGON was attempting to improve into this run, JOYFUL WIN shifted out near the 150 Metres, resulting in FLYING DRAGON having to be checked when disappointed for running and having to be shifted to the inside of JOYFUL WIN. As the Stewards were satisfied that FLYING DRAGON had not established running between SMOKEY BEAR and JOYFUL WIN prior to that horse shifting out, they overruled the protest/objection and declared weighed-in on the numbers as semaphored by the Judge. Whilst the Stewards were satisfied that FLYING DRAGON had not established running, nonetheless L Hewitson was reprimanded and told to ensure that he makes every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground in similar circumstances. Approaching the 100 Metres, CLASSIC POSH raced in restricted room between LUCKY QUALITY and SOLAR WINDS which shifted in. Then passing the 50 Metres, CLASSIC POSH was eased away from the heels of SOLAR WINDS. After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on KA YING SPIRIT at the request of Trainer C S Shum. The Veterinary Surgeon said this examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse’s trachea. Before being allowed to race again, KA YING SPIRIT will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. SUMMIT CHEERS, JOYFUL WIN and FLYING DRAGON were sent for sampling.

25/09/2022  Shatin  Race 7 Steward Report

25/09/2022  Class 4  Shatin  Turf  C  1200m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.71)   Rating: 060-040  

TSUEN WAN GLORY shifted out at the start and bumped ROYAL PRIDE. JOYFUL CHAMPION shifted out on jumping and bumped UNIVERSAL HORIZON. BRAVE DREAMS lost ground at the start when crowded for room between REGENCY BO BO and FORTUNE TURBO which shifted in. After this, BRAVE DREAMS was shifted across behind runners to obtain a position closer to the rail. SUPER SUNNY SING was steadied on jumping and shifted across behind runners and after the 900 Metres was left racing wide and without cover. FORTUNE TURBO made the turn near the 900 Metres awkwardly. Near the 700 Metres, JOYFUL CHAMPION was awkwardly placed behind FORTUNE TURBO. Passing the 700 Metres, FORTUNE TURBO got its head on the side and shifted out away from the heels of TSUEN WAN GLORY. SUPER SUNNY SING, which was following FORTUNE TURBO, was steadied away from the heels of that horse in consequence. REGENCY BO BO, which was following SUPER SUNNY SING, got its head up when being checked away from the heels of that horse. Passing the 400 Metres, ROYAL PRIDE was shifted in away from the heels of FORTUNE TURBO which lay in under pressure. BRAVE DREAMS had some difficulty obtaining clear running passing the 400 Metres. Approaching the 300 Metres, KING OF THE COURT momentarily raced tight inside YOUTHFUL DEAL which got its head on the side and lay in when commencing to give ground. YOUTHFUL DEAL again lay in after the 300 Metres, resulting in KING OF THE COURT becoming unbalanced. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of YOUTHFUL DEAL, Z Purton stated that his mount became very stirred up in the Parade Ring prior to the race which he believed had a bearing on the horse’s failure to finish the race off in the Straight. He said after obtaining the lead in the early stages, YOUTHFUL DEAL was able to travel comfortably which he felt provided the horse with the opportunity to finish the race off better than it did. He said in the early part of the Straight YOUTHFUL DEAL came under pressure and then was very disappointing in the manner in which it weakened over the concluding stages, particularly given that the first three placegetters in the race were also ridden in a forward position similar to YOUTHFUL DEAL. A veterinary inspection of YOUTHFUL DEAL immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of YOUTHFUL DEAL, favourite for today’s race, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, YOUTHFUL DEAL 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 FORTUNE TURBO immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. YOUTHFUL DEAL, GOOD BUDDY and KING OF THE COURT were sent for sampling.

25/09/2022  Shatin  Race 8 Steward Report

25/09/2022  Class 3  Shatin  Turf  C  1600m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.71)   Rating: 077-063  

A Badel (HIT THE SHOT) was fined the sum of $3,000 for initially weighing out with two girths which resulted in the saddle having to be returned to the Weighing Room and A Badel having to re-weigh. ODE TO JOY lifted its front feet off the ground as the start was effected and then was crowded for room on jumping between PEGASUS GENERAL and SECRET VISION, both of which shifted ground. MOONLIGHT VISTA began very awkwardly and lost ground. BOOM ALLIANCE got its head up on jumping and then was taken in by NORDIC SKY which shifted ground which resulted in BOOM ALLIANCE being taken in onto LOOKING GREAT. In the early stages, POWERFUL WINGS and ENTRUSTED were steadied to obtain cover. When being steadied to obtain cover in the early stages, BOOM ALLIANCE got its head up on a number of occasions and approaching the 1200 Metres again got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of LOOKING GREAT. Approaching the 1300 Metres, PEGASUS GENERAL was momentarily crowded for room between ENCOUNTERED and WINNING DRAGON which shifted in before being directed out to relieve the crowding to PEGASUS GENERAL. Near the 1100 Metres, PEGASUS GENERAL was left racing wide and without cover. SECRET VISION had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight and passing the 250 Metres was checked when disappointed for running between PEGASUS GENERAL and NORDIC SKY. POWERFUL WINGS had some difficulty obtaining clear running passing the 300 Metres. NORDIC SKY lost its right hind plate near the 250 Metres. At the 150 Metres, TOTAL POWER became unbalanced when racing tight inside WINNING DRAGON which shifted in marginally before being directed out to relieve the crowding to TOTAL POWER. ENCOUNTERED lay in over the concluding stages. When questioned regarding his riding out of POWERFUL WINGS, 3rd placegetter, over the concluding stages, S De Sousa stated that over about the final 100 Metres POWERFUL WINGS lay in under pressure. He said he continued to ride the horse along as there was room between his mount and LOOKING GREAT which was racing in advance of POWERFUL WINGS. He said close to the finishing line POWERFUL WINGS continued to shift in and therefore close to the finishing line he used the whip down the shoulder of the horse in an attempt to straighten POWERFUL WINGS. He said as POWERFUL WINGS was continuing to lay in towards LOOKING GREAT, he corrected his mount to ensure that it did not shift in and make unnecessary contact with LOOKING GREAT. Having considered Jockey De Sousa’s evidence and having viewed the videos, the Stewards took no further action. A veterinary inspection of SECRET VISION immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. POWERFUL WINGS, LOOKING GREAT and ENTRUSTED were sent for sampling.

25/09/2022  Shatin  Race 9 Steward Report

25/09/2022  Class 3  Shatin  Turf  C  1400m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.71)   Rating: 079-060  

NEVER TOO SOON was slow to begin. COPARTNER AMBITION and TUCHEL were crowded for room on jumping between HORSESAIN BOLT and GOLDEN LINK, both of which shifted ground. In this incident, GOLDEN LINK became unbalanced when bumped on the hindquarters by COPARTNER AMBITION. A PAL began awkwardly and shifted in towards the heels of GOLDEN EMPIRE. A PAL was then shifted across behind runners. From a wide barrier, CAPTAIN WIN was also steadied and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover. After the 1200 Metres, CHANCHENG PRINCE got its head up on a number of occasions when being steadied to obtain cover and after the 900 Metres was left racing wide and without cover. Approaching the 1000 Metres, LIGHTNING BOLT got its head up when awkwardly placed behind GOLDEN EMPIRE. A PAL, which was following, was inconvenienced in consequence. Passing the 500 Metres, INFINITE POWER was bumped by COPARTNER AMBITION which shifted out from behind BEAUTY CHAMP to obtain clear running. Rounding the Home Turn, GOLDEN EMPIRE commenced to travel strongly and when commencing to shift to the outside of DYNAMIC SPIRIT to obtain clear running was checked away from the heels of that horse as DYNAMIC SPIRIT, which was giving ground, lay out away from HORSESAIN BOLT. As GOLDEN EMPIRE was shifted out abruptly to avoid the heels of DYNAMIC SPIRIT, CHANCHENG PRINCE was bumped and taken out, resulting in A PAL, which was following CHANCHENG PRINCE, having to be shifted out abruptly away from behind that horse. A veterinary inspection of GOLDEN EMPIRE immediately following the race found that horse to have sustained a wound to the left hock. Before being allowed to race again, GOLDEN EMPIRE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination. Passing the 400 Metres, NEVER TOO SOON was shifted out away from the heels of GOLDEN LINK in an attempt to obtain clear running. Then passing the 250 Metres, NEVER TOO SOON got its head on the side and lay in towards the heels of GOLDEN LINK, resulting in NEVER TOO SOON having to be corrected. GOLDEN LINK was unable to obtain clear running from after the 400 Metres until after the 200 Metres. Passing the 300 Metres, COPARTNER AMBITION shifted out and bumped INFINITE POWER. Also passing the 300 Metres, GOLDEN EMPIRE shifted out under pressure, resulting in its rider having to stop riding and straighten his mount. CAPTAIN WIN had difficulty obtaining clear running from after the 200 Metres until near the 100 Metres. Passing the 100 Metres, ICE LEGEND shifted in under pressure, resulting in its rider having to stop riding and straighten. Throughout the race, DYNAMIC SPIRIT travelled wide and without cover. A veterinary inspection of GOLDEN LINK immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. TUCHEL and CAPTAIN WIN were sent for sampling.

25/09/2022  Shatin  Race 10 Steward Report

25/09/2022  Class 2  Shatin  Turf  C  1200m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.71)   Rating: 094-081  

YOU’REMYEVERYTHING shifted in at the start and bumped WINNER METHOD which became unbalanced. MAJESTIC STAR and BE READY bumped on jumping. FANTASTIC WAY and REWARDING TOGETHER brushed shortly after the start. From the outside barrier, EASON was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Near the 1150 Metres, YOU’REMYEVERYTHING became unbalanced when crowded for room between WINNER METHOD which shifted out marginally and BE READY which shifted in. Approaching the 1000 Metres, ROCK YA HEART commenced to travel keenly and got its head up when being checked away from the heels of WINNER METHOD which was steadied to obtain cover behind NAVAS TWO. After the 500 Metres, REWARDING TOGETHER, which throughout the race travelled wide and without cover, raced tight outside MAJESTIC STAR which shifted out from behind BE READY to obtain clear running. REWARDING TOGETHER then got its head on the side and lay out rounding the Home Turn. Near the 150 Metres, EASON raced tight outside YOU’REMYEVERYTHING which improved to the outside of HANDSOME BO BO. A veterinary inspection of HANDSOME BO BO, REWARDING TOGETHER and BE READY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. FANTASTIC TREASURE and IMA SINGLE MAN were sent for sampling.