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16/06/2019  沙田  第1场 赛事报告

16/06/2019  新马赛  沙田  草地  C+3  1000米   状况: 好地  (2.7)   评分:   

「榮彩大道」于起步时严重失蹄。 「灵光八号」出闸笨拙,导致骑师郭能失去平衡。 「榮彩大道」于接近九百米处时失去左前蹄的蹄铁。 跑过一百五十米处时,「灵光八号」移至「盛唐文心」内侧以继续推进。 「榮彩大道」包尾大败而回,小组认为其表现难以接受。「榮彩大道」必须试闸及格,并且通过兽医檢验后,才可再次出赛。兽医于赛后立即檢查「榮彩大道」,发现该驹左前蹄踭部内侧有一个被后脚踢中而造成的伤口。 「知道必胜」及「豹子胆」均须抽取样本檢验。

16/06/2019  沙田  第2场 赛事报告

16/06/2019  第五班  沙田  草地  C+3  1600米   状况: 好至快  (2.7)   评分: 040-000  

「大笑大少」于赛日早上被小组按照兽医意见(右前腿不良于行)着令退出。「大笑大少」必须通过兽医檢验后,才可再次出赛。 「得赏」出闸十分缓慢。 「幸运健康」出闸笨拙,其后不久向着外侧的「祥光普照」的后蹄斜跑,收慢。 「明德之星」自外檔出闸后不久收慢,在马群之后切入。 跑过千三米处时,「新界之星」在外迭竞跑,没有遮挡。 接近九百五十米处时,「得赏」推进至靠近「跑得威」的后蹄竞跑,因而收慢。 趋近三百米处时在一段短途程上,「跑得威」在渐呈疲态的「聚欢笑」之后受困。 练马师容天鹏告知小组,鉴于是赛并无明显的领放马,而「戈宝」排在外檔出闸,他指示骑师楊明纶让该驹上前,并尽可能领放。 被查询时,梁家俊表示,「喜悦明驹」上仗排在好檔位出闸,因而能够居于前列有遮挡的位置,然而今仗与上仗不同,他被迫于早段催策坐骑,才能按照策骑指示占取前列位置,但未能取得遮挡。他说,坐骑于早段及中段沿途走势颇佳,但当「新界之星」于中段推进至其外侧时,坐骑倾向抢口,在直路弯被向外斜跑的「聚欢笑」带出更外迭,其后对他的催策毫无反应,并显着转弱。「喜悦明驹」上仗胜出,小组认为该驹今仗的表现难以接受。「喜悦明驹」必须试闸及格,并且通过兽医檢验后,才可再次出赛。兽医于赛后立即檢查「喜悦明驹」,并无发现任何明显异常之处。 赛后,黄皓楠报告,「幸运健康」在竞赛期间发出异常呼吸声。兽医于赛后立即檢查「幸运健康」,发现该驹患有「喘鸣症」。「幸运健康」包尾大败而回,小组认为其表现难以接受。「幸运健康」必须试闸及格,并且通过兽医檢验后,才可再次出赛。 第五名马匹「南京之友」的骑师郭能被查询有关他于末段的骑法。考虑了有关各方的证供后,小组未能充分确定郭能就在终点前停止催策坐骑之举对该驹的最终名次有重大影响,但无论如何,小组仍严厉谴责郭能,并告诫他,这是他在近期赛事中第二次因未有遵照赛事规例力策坐骑而遭到警告。小组进一步告诫他,若他被裁定未有力策坐骑至终点,将会受到严厉处罚。 「新界之星」及「跑得威」均须抽取样本檢验。

16/06/2019  沙田  第3场 赛事报告

16/06/2019  第四班  沙田  草地  C+3  1000米   状况: 好至快  (2.7)   评分: 060-040  

「爱添胜」于六月十五日被小组按照兽医意见(左前腿不良于行)着令退出,并由后备马匹「锋仔」(利敬国)补上。「爱添胜」必须通过兽医檢验后,才可再次出赛。 「二话不说」及「喜劲骥」均出闸笨拙,跃出时互相触碰。 「开心好友」出闸稍慢,其后不久在双双斜跑的「超然」与「幸运飞驹」之间受紧迫之际勒避及因地。 「坚有料」于起步时向外斜跑,碰撞「齐齐上」,「齐齐上」相应向外斜跑,触碰「更好世界」的后躯。 「马骄雄」出闸十分笨拙。 「酷比威」跑了一段短途程后昂首,有数步走势欠顺。 跑过六百米处后,「二话不说」于不愿在「幸运飞驹」与「喜劲骥」之间保持位置之际失地,当时「喜劲骥」外闪。跟随其后的「开心好友」勒避及向内斜跑避开「二话不说」的后蹄,并妨碍「齐齐上」。 跑过二百米处时,「好利钱」在「宝山鹰」的后蹄之后,被「嘉应精英」(楊明纶)带向外跑,当时「嘉应精英」斜跑。小组告诫楊明纶,在类似情况下,他应在坐骑斜跑时停止催策及修正牠。 一百米处,「喜劲骥」在「好利钱」与「更好世界」(见习骑师陈嘉熙)之间无路可上之际勒避,当时「好利钱」靠近正受催策的「宝山鹰」的后蹄处于窘境,继而向内斜跑,而「更好世界」则稍微向外斜跑。「更好世界」持续向外斜跑,末段勒避「嘉应精英」的后蹄。由于末段紧贴「嘉应精英」的后蹄处于窘境,「更好世界」未能按原意被力策至终点。小组就见习骑师陈嘉熙于末段的骑法而警告他,同时告诫他应在「更好世界」向着外侧的「嘉应精英」的后蹄斜跑时停止以右手用鞭,并较今次更早修正坐骑。 赛后,田泰安报告,「宝山鹰」如预期般展现足够前速,带离并领放。他说,坐骑在二百米处前受到头马「嘉应精英」施压时,并未如预期般交出反应,末段冲刺乏力,表现令人失望。兽医于赛后立即檢查「宝山鹰」,并无发现任何明显异常之处,但由于该驹烦躁不安,因而未能替牠进行内窥镜檢查。 「宝山鹰」、「嘉应精英」及「坚有料」均须抽取样本檢验。

16/06/2019  沙田  第4场 赛事报告

16/06/2019  第四班  沙田  草地  C+3  1600米   状况: 好至快  (2.7)   评分: 060-040  

抵达起步点后,见习骑师陈嘉熙表示对「数糊勇士」的动作有疑虑。兽医檢查「数糊勇士」,经必要的诊视后,认为该驹适宜出赛。 「热血斗士」在闸内急躁,开闸时一对前脚并举,因而失地甚多。「热血斗士」必须经闸厢测试及格后,才可再次出赛。 「薪勇」于起步时向外斜跑,与「快闪的」互相触碰。 「数糊勇士」出闸十分笨拙,尽管于早段受催策,但未能加速,居马群后列。 过了千五米处后,「数糊勇士」收慢避开「阳光」的后蹄,当时「阳光」向外斜跑。 趋近千三米处时,「阳光」在「活力飞弹」内侧的窄位竞跑之际收慢,当时「活力飞弹」推进至「小福将」的后蹄内侧紧迫竞跑。 千一米处,「快闪的」走外迭,没有遮挡。 趋近一千米处时在一段途程上,「热血斗士」紧迫竞跑,与「表之精灵」互相触碰,当时「表之精灵」自「活力飞弹」之后向外移出。接近九百五十米处时,「热血斗士」走大外迭,没有遮挡。 转直路弯时,「热血斗士」(田泰安)在「小福将」推进至「快闪的」的后蹄外侧之际,被该驹挨擦及带出更外迭。赛后,田泰安表示,「热血斗士」出闸缓慢后须受催策以追回失地,坐骑在中段沿途被迫消耗很多力气,尤以接近九百五十米处时被「表之精灵」带向外跑后为甚。他说,「热血斗士」入直路后不久便已泄气,末段未能以劲势冲刺。兽医于赛后立即檢查「热血斗士」,并无发现任何明显异常之处。 在直路早段,「阳光」在「快乐实在」的后蹄外侧处于窘境,当时「快乐实在」斜跑绕过「薪勇」的后蹄上前。 接近三百米处时,「数糊勇士」一度靠近「快闪的」的后蹄处于窘境,当时「快闪的」正在堕退。 兽医于赛后立即檢查「数糊勇士」及「小福将」,并无发现任何明显异常之处。 「小福将」、「快乐实在」及「精简最好」均须抽取样本檢验。

16/06/2019  沙田  第5场 赛事报告

16/06/2019  第四班  沙田  草地  C+3  1200米   状况: 好至快  (2.7)   评分: 060-040  

「带榮来」入闸后后脚数度踢高,右后脚一度卡在闸厢后门上。「带榮来」被牵出闸厢接受兽医檢查,兽医认为该驹适宜出赛。 「友莹利」出闸缓慢。 「叫座力」于跃出时在「清新动力」与「马到成功」之间受挤迫,当时「马到成功」向外斜跑。 「大将风胜」及「阳明丰丰」自外檔出闸后均于早段在马群之后切入。 当「清新动力」(利敬国)于趋近一千零五十米处收慢以在「叫座力」之后取得遮挡时,「阳明丰丰」迅速追前至「清新动力」的后蹄内侧,因而被带向内跑压向「友莹利」,当时「友莹利」在被带向内跑压向「医生雄星」的后蹄之际勒避。小组严厉谴责利敬国,并告诫他,尽管此宗事件涉及多项因素,而起因是「阳明丰丰」在「清新动力」向内移入以取得遮挡之际自该驹外侧向内斜跑至靠近其后蹄竞跑,但无论如何,他应对赛事形势的变化更为警觉。 「马到成功」于九百米处收慢以让「皇家魅力」过头时昂首。 「叫座力」于九百米处在没有遮挡下走外迭。 「清新动力」于跑过二百米处时颇为难以望空,继而于趋近一百米处时在「皇家魅力」与「带榮来」之间受紧迫之际收慢,当时「皇家魅力」稍微向外斜跑,而「带榮来」则将头转侧及向内斜跑避开「叫座力」。 趋近终点时,「带榮来」与「叫座力」互相触碰。 兽医于赛后立即檢查「马到成功」,内窥镜檢查显示该驹的气管内有很多血。「马到成功」必须通过兽医檢验后,才可再次出赛。 「马到成功」、「美丽掌声」及「怡昌飞驹」均须抽取样本檢验。

16/06/2019  沙田  第6场 赛事报告

16/06/2019  第三班  沙田  草地  C+3  1400米   状况: 好至快  (2.7)   评分: 080-060  

「榮惑」出闸缓慢。 「威利热流」出闸笨拙及失地。 起步后不久,「原班人马」在「金如意」与「良才」之间受紧迫时勒避,当时「金如意」被「心多多」带向外跑,而「良才」被「路路通」(利敬国)带向内跑,「路路通」则在催策下向内斜跑。小组严厉谴责利敬国,并告诫他,在类似情况下,他须确保尽量保持坐骑直线竞跑,以免干扰其他马匹。 跑过一千米处时,「路路通」被「竞骏天骄」带至第三迭,当时「竞骏天骄」移至「凯旋骏骥」的后蹄外侧,而「凯旋骏骥」则收慢以让「良才」过头。「路路通」其后能够向内移入,趋近九百米处时在「竞骏天骄」之后取得遮挡。 趋近九百米处时,「传奇」内闪,挨擦栏杆。 「健康美丽」自三百米处起受困而未能望空,直至趋近一百五十米处时移至「竞骏天骄」的后蹄内侧上前。当「健康美丽」于趋近一百五十米处移至「竞骏天骄」内侧时,「凯旋骏骥」一度收慢避开「健康美丽」的后蹄。 趋近二百米处时,「非常坚」移至「凯旋骏骥」外侧以望空。 兽医于赛后立即檢查「良才」,内窥镜檢查显示该驹的气管内有很多血。「良才」必须通过兽医檢验后,才可再次出赛。 兽医于赛后立即檢查「榮惑」,并无发现任何明显异常之处。 「请跟我来」、「健康美丽」及「路路通」均须抽取样本檢验。

16/06/2019  沙田  第7场 赛事报告

16/06/2019  第四班  沙田  草地  C+3  1400米   状况: 好至快  (2.7)   评分: 060-040  

VICTORY IN HAND began very awkwardly and made contact with IRISH VEGA. INTREPIC began only fairly and then along with GREAT TREASURE were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the 1200 Metres, RELENTLESS ME was steadied away from the heels of FLYING TIGER HERO which was awkwardly placed inside the heels of VICTORY IN HAND. At the 1100 Metres, KING’S RACE was hampered when momentarily awkwardly placed inside the heels of FLYING TIGER HERO. On the first turn near the 900 Metres, ONE STEP AHEAD got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of KING’S RACE. BEAUTY LOYAL, which was following and travelling keenly, was checked in consequence. GIFT OF LIFELINE was left racing wide and without cover at the 850 Metres. Approaching the 600 Metres, BEAUTY LOYAL commenced to prove difficult to settle and was severely checked away from the heels of ONE STEP AHEAD. RELENTLESS ME had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight. Over the final 200 Metres, VICTORY IN HAND hung in under pressure and proved difficult to ride. Over the concluding stages, IRISH VEGA was awkwardly placed inside the heels of INTREPIC and as a consequence was not able to be ridden out all the way to the finishing line. The Stewards deferred the declaration of weighed-in whilst they considered if BEAUTY LOYAL had been afforded a fair start. Evidence was taken from Jockey Z Purton and Starter, Mr A Speechley. After taking evidence from both parties and after viewing the official videos, it was established that after being one of the last horses loaded into the barriers, BEAUTY LOYAL was assisted by a starting gate handler at its head and also by another attendant who assisted by giving the horse a tail and stood satisfactorily. It was further established that as the start was effected, BEAUTY LOYAL became fractious and consequently was slow to begin. As the Stewards formed the opinion that BEAUTY LOYAL had not had an unfair start, the horse was deemed to be a runner. Nonetheless the Stewards will establish the reasons for BEAUTY LOYAL being assisted by a starting gate handler at the horse’s tail when this was not as had been requested by Trainer A S Cruz. When questioned, Z Purton stated that after missing the start, BEAUTY LOYAL was able to make up some ground and settled just behind midfield in the early stages. He said when the tempo slowed on the first turn near the 900 Metres, BEAUTY LOYAL was checked away from the heels of ONE STEP AHEAD and then approaching the 600 Metres reacted adversely to the slowing of the tempo and was again severely checked away from the heels of ONE STEP AHEAD. He said after shifting BEAUTY LOYAL out in the early part of the Straight, he noted there was an opportunity to improve to the inside of THE CREATETH, however, after improving inside that horse by the 300 Metres, there was no run which then presented itself in advance of BEAUTY LOYAL. He said as he was well-established inside THE CREATETH, it was too late a stage to restrain his mount and shift to the outside of that horse. He added as BEAUTY LOYAL was not stretching out comfortably and as BEAUTY LOYAL was well out of contention, he eased it down over the latter stages. A veterinary inspection of BEAUTY LOYAL immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. A veterinary inspection of THE CREATETH and RELENTLESS ME immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. BEAUTY LOYAL, GREAT TREASURE and CHIU CHOW KID were sent for sampling.

16/06/2019  沙田  第8场 赛事报告

16/06/2019  第三班  沙田  草地  C+3  1200米   状况: 好至快  (2.7)   评分: 080-060  

After being loaded, HAPPY FAMILY reared and got its right front leg over the front gate and then over the side partition. HAPPY FAMILY was removed from the barriers and examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was not suitable to race. Acting on this advice, HAPPY FAMILY was withdrawn by order of the Stewards. Having regard to HAPPY FAMILY’s history of barrier issues, the Stewards ruled that the horse must be required to perform satisfactorily in a series of consecutive barrier trials and be subjected to an official veterinary examination before being allowed to race again. TRIUMPHANT ARCH shifted in abruptly at the start and made heavy contact with LAKESHORE EAGLE which in turn made contact with HIGHLAND FORTUNE. This resulted in LAKESHORE EAGLE and HIGHLAND FORTUNE becoming unbalanced and losing ground at the start. From wide barriers, AEROHAPPINESS and BEAR AGAIN were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. BEAR AGAIN made the first turn awkwardly and shifted out away from the heels of SOLOMON’S BAY. Approaching the 900 Metres, SPACE was steadied away from the heels of LOCKHEED (Z Purton) which shifted in when not quite clear. Z Purton was reminded of his obligation to provide sufficient clearance when shifting ground. After this incident, SPACE was left racing wide and without cover. Approaching the 800 Metres, AEROHAPPINESS commenced to travel keenly and was very awkwardly placed near the heels of HIGHLAND FORTUNE. Passing the 400 Metres, AEROHAPPINESS lay in momentarily and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of TRIUMPHANT ARCH. Approaching the 300 Metres, when attempting a tight run between HELLO BEAUTY and SPACE, HIGHLAND FORTUNE was steadied due to both horses shifting ground. In this incident, HIGHLAND FORTUNE made contact with the hindquarters of SPACE which became unbalanced. At the 250 Metres, LAKESHORE EAGLE was shifted to the inside of ALCARI to obtain clear running. Approaching the 50 Metres, LAKESHORE EAGLE then momentarily raced tight inside DREAM COME TRUE (A Domeyer) which shifted in marginally under pressure. A Domeyer was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances. Over the final 100 Metres, AEROHAPPINESS lay out under pressure. A veterinary inspection of LOCKHEED immediately following the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm and an endoscopic examination also showed a substantial amount of blood in its trachea. Before being allowed to race again, LOCKHEED will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. After the race, C Y Ho stated that it was intended for HIGHLAND FORTUNE to race in a handy position, however, the horse settled back in the field than had been intended due to being crowded at the start. He said after being checked when disappointed for a run in the Straight, HIGHLAND FORTUNE did not seem to recover and was disappointing in the manner in which it failed to close off the race. He said, in his view, HIGHLAND FORTUNE, being an inexperienced three year old, was the primary reason for the horse’s disappointing effort in the Straight. A veterinary inspection of HIGHLAND FORTUNE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. HIGHLAND FORTUNE, LAKESHORE EAGLE and AEROHAPPINESS were sent for sampling.

16/06/2019  沙田  第9场 赛事报告

16/06/2019  第三班  沙田  草地  C+3  1200米   状况: 好至快  (2.7)   评分: 080-060  

「文武先锋」于六月十五日被小组按照兽医意见(右前腿不良于行)着令退出,并由后备马匹「骏皇彩」(见习骑师陈嘉熙)补上。「文武先锋」必须通过兽医檢验后,才可再次出赛。 「一片光明」出闸笨拙。 「劳动创造」于起步时向外斜跑,与「银时」互相触碰,「银时」因而失去平衡。 「顺意宝」及「加州多宝」自外檔出闸后均于早段在马群之后切入。 过了九百米处后,「银时」在外迭竞跑,没有遮挡。 八百米处,「追风者」勒避「连利福将」的后蹄,当时「连利福将」在「红运大师」之后处于窘境。 「加州多宝」于离开三百米处时在一段短途程上受困,继而于接近二百五十米处时移至「银时」外侧以继续推进。 跑过一百米处时,「上捕先锋」向内移入避开「一片光明」的后蹄。 被查询时,何泽尧表示,赛事步速于接近八百米处减慢时,由于竞跑经验不足,「连利福将」对赛事步速的转变反应欠佳并昂首,八百米处在勒避「红运大师」的后蹄时向外斜跑。他说,坐骑其后似乎失去信心,末段未能以劲势冲刺,表现令人失望。他续说,坐骑的动作于赛后随即感觉畅顺,似乎并无不妥。「连利福将」上仗胜出,小组认为该驹今仗的表现难以接受。「连利福将」必须试闸及格,并且通过兽医檢验后,才可再次出赛。兽医于赛后立即檢查「连利福将」,发现该驹右后蹄踭部内侧有一处轻微割伤。 「聪明导弹」、「劳动创造」及「新力宝」均须抽取样本檢验。

16/06/2019  沙田  第10场 赛事报告

16/06/2019  第三班  沙田  草地  C+3  1800米   状况: 好至快  (2.7)   评分: 080-060  

NEW ELEGANCE began awkwardly and lost ground. MARZOUQ began only fairly. After being bumped by SUPER ELEGANCE at the start, CHAMPION SUPREME then shifted out and made contact with PIKACHU which was hampered. From wide barriers, RIGHTEOUS DOCTRINE and SPLENDOUR AND GOLD were shifted across behind runners in the early stages. At the 1500 Metres, JIMMU was left racing wide and without cover. Approaching the 1400 Metres, CHAMPION SUPREME was checked away from the heels of SPLENDOUR AND GOLD which got its head up and raced ungenerously when being steadied. NEW ELEGANCE which was following CHAMPION SUPREME, was hampered in consequence. After passing the 1000 Metres, GENERAL SHERMAN got its head up and raced ungenerously. After improving to be racing inside the heels of SPLENDOUR AND GOLD at the 950 Metres, CHAMPION SUPREME then raced tight and was bumped by PIKACHU which shifted out slightly on the turn near the 900 Metres. NEW ELEGANCE, which was following CHAMPION SUPREME, was again checked in consequence. At the 750 Metres, GENERAL SHERMAN got its head up when momentarily awkwardly placed behind SUPER ELEGANCE. Approaching the 500 Metres, SPLENDOUR AND GOLD momentarily raced tight between NEW ELEGANCE and SUPER ELEGANCE which was taken out by EVER LAUGH which shifted out from behind GIANT TURTLE to improve. At the 350 Metres, SUPER ELEGANCE shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of EVER LAUGH, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced. The Stewards inquired into an incident near the 200 Metres where MARZOUQ was checked. It was established that approaching the 200 Metres AMAZING LUCK (M L Yeung) shifted to the outside of GIANT TURTLE into tight running between that horse and MARZOUQ and a short distance later MARZOUQ was checked due to EVER LAUGH (K C Leung) shifting in marginally away from SUPER ELEGANCE. M L Yeung and K C Leung were advised that whilst it was evident that the interference to MARZOUQ had been caused by marginal shifts from their respective mounts, nonetheless in similar circumstances they would be expected to exercise more care and endeavour to avoid causing interference. After being directed out by VIGOR FAME (M F Poon) near the 150 Metres, GIANT TURTLE shifted out further and made contact with AMAZING LUCK which was racing tight to its outside. At the same time, AMAZING LUCK received contact on the hindquarters from EVER LAUGH which, when racing to its outside, was awkwardly placed inside the heels of SUPER ELEGANCE. As a result of contact from both GIANT TURTLE and EVER LAUGH, AMAZING LUCK became unbalanced and shifted out, resulting in EVER LAUGH being checked when taken out across the heels of SUPER ELEGANCE. Whilst there were a number of circumstances associated with this incident and no rider was deemed to have exhibited a degree of carelessness which warranted a charge under the Rules, M F Poon was reminded of his responsibility to straighten his mounts in a timely fashion when they shift ground. M L Yeung was also told that in similar circumstances when racing tight, he should not be intent on using the whip but rather should make more of an effort to keep his mounts straight. When EVER LAUGH was checked, GENERAL SHERMAN became awkward on the heels of that horse and was obliged to shift out accordingly. EVER LAUGH continued to shift out and hampered CHAMPION SUPREME approaching the finishing line. When questioned, Z Purton stated that CHAMPION SUPREME did not muster speed in the early stages and settled further back in the field than had been intended. He said after being awkwardly placed on the heels of SPLENDOUR AND GOLD along the Back Straight, CHAMPION SUPREME then settled well and travelled satisfactorily in the middle stages. He said however that after following SUPER ELEGANCE into the Straight and being brought to the outside of that horse to produce a finishing run, CHAMPION SUPREME did not let down as he anticipated, was one-paced and, in his opinion, disappointing. A veterinary inspection of CHAMPION SUPREME immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. A veterinary inspection of MARZOUQ, SPLENDOUR AND GOLD and GENERAL SHERMAN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. CHAMPION SUPREME, VIGOR FAME and SUPER ELEGANCE were sent for sampling.

16/06/2019  沙田  第11场 赛事报告

16/06/2019  第二班  沙田  草地  C+3  1600米   状况: 好至快  (2.7)   评分: 100-080  

GRAND CHANCELLOR and COT CAMPBELL began awkwardly. HARMONY VICTORY shifted out at the start and made contact with ENRICHMENT. After this, HARMONY VICTORY and ENRICHMENT were steadied and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover. At the 1100 Metres, GOLD CHEST was steadied away from the heels of THINKIN’ BIG which was steadied to allow RIVET to cross. Approaching the 900 Metres, PARTY TOGETHER commenced to over-race and shifted out away from the heels of COT CAMPBELL and subsequently finished tailed out. The performance of PARTY TOGETHER was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, PARTY TOGETHER will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. The Stewards questioned Apprentice K H Chan regarding his riding of RIVET in the early stages. Apprentice Chan stated that he had explicit instructions from the connections to lead on the horse as they considered RIVET’s best performance last season under the care of another trainer was when it was ridden in the lead by K Teetan. He said in accordance with his instructions he rode RIVET aggressively in the early stages including using the whip on several occasions as a number of runners, namely GOLD CHEST, LOBO’S LEGEND and THINKIN’ BIG were also ridden positively to his inside. He said after obtaining a length margin on THINKIN’ BIG at the 1200 Metres, he was obliged to press on into the lead to cross that horse, at which time he attempted to steady the pace. He said he was very mindful of the fact that the initial stages of the race had been run at a very fast tempo, however, he was endeavouring to carry out his instructions as best as he could. He added after CIRCUIT GLORY improved to the outside of RIVET approaching the 900 Metres, his mount would not initially settle and this resulted in the pace continuing to be strong until near the 800 Metres. Trainer C Fownes confirmed Apprentice Chan’s evidence and stated that the connections had felt that there was an opportunity to ride RIVET in a prominent position as it had been ridden when it finished second over the same course and distance last season. Apprentice Chan was advised that whilst the Stewards accepted his evidence and that he was riding to instructions, nonetheless he was told to ensure that he is mindful of the pace he is setting in races. When questioned regarding his riding of COT CAMPBELL passing and leaving the 1200 Metres, M F Poon stated that as he had not properly applied his goggles before the start, he directed COT CAMPBELL out away from behind NOT USUAL TALENT to avoid the kickback and so that he could safely put his goggles in place. He said he then shifted back in behind NOT USUAL TALENT to resume racing with cover behind that horse. M F Poon was told to be more professional in his preparation for a race. When questioned, J Moreira stated that in accordance with the horse’s normal racing pattern, he rode HEZTHEWONFORUS positively in the early stages to take up a forward position and after the 1100 Metres crossed LOBO’S LEGEND and then steadied his mount to allow CIRCUIT GLORY to cross his mount. He said due to the extremely fast pace in the early and middle stages, HEZTHEWONFORUS, which was second up from an extended break from racing and stepping up to 1600 Metres today, was one-paced and unable to close off the race over the final 200 Metres. A veterinary inspection of HEZTHEWONFORUS immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. A veterinary inspection of CIRCUIT GLORY 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 THINKIN’ BIG and GOLD CHEST immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. HEZTHEWONFORUS, NOT USUAL TALENT and GRAND CHANCELLOR were sent for sampling.