16/06/2019 沙田 第1場 賽事報告
16/06/2019 新馬賽 沙田 草地 C+3 1000米 狀況: 好地 (2.7) 評分:
「榮彩大道」於起步時嚴重失蹄。 「靈光八號」出閘笨拙，導致騎師郭能失去平衡。 「榮彩大道」於接近九百米處時失去左前蹄的蹄鐵。 跑過一百五十米處時，「靈光八號」移至「盛唐文心」內側以繼續推進。 「榮彩大道」包尾大敗而回，小組認為其表現難以接受。「榮彩大道」必須試閘及格，並且通過獸醫檢驗後，才可再次出賽。獸醫於賽後立即檢查「榮彩大道」，發現該駒左前蹄踭部內側有一個被後腳踢中而造成的傷口。 「知道必勝」及「豹子膽」均須抽取樣本檢驗。
16/06/2019 沙田 第2場 賽事報告
16/06/2019 第五班 沙田 草地 C+3 1600米 狀況: 好至快 (2.7) 評分: 040-000
「大笑大少」於賽日早上被小組按照獸醫意見（右前腿不良於行）著令退出。「大笑大少」必須通過獸醫檢驗後，才可再次出賽。 「得賞」出閘十分緩慢。 「幸運健康」出閘笨拙，其後不久向著外側的「祥光普照」的後蹄斜跑，收慢。 「明德之星」自外檔出閘後不久收慢，在馬群之後切入。 跑過千三米處時，「新界之星」在外疊競跑，沒有遮擋。 接近九百五十米處時，「得賞」推進至靠近「跑得威」的後蹄競跑，因而收慢。 趨近三百米處時在一段短途程上，「跑得威」在漸呈疲態的「聚歡笑」之後受困。 練馬師容天鵬告知小組，鑒於是賽並無明顯的領放馬，而「戈寶」排在外檔出閘，他指示騎師楊明綸讓該駒上前，並盡可能領放。 被查詢時，梁家俊表示，「喜悅明駒」上仗排在好檔位出閘，因而能夠居於前列有遮擋的位置，然而今仗與上仗不同，他被迫於早段催策坐騎，才能按照策騎指示佔取前列位置，但未能取得遮擋。他說，坐騎於早段及中段沿途走勢頗佳，但當「新界之星」於中段推進至其外側時，坐騎傾向搶口，在直路彎被向外斜跑的「聚歡笑」帶出更外疊，其後對他的催策毫無反應，並顯著轉弱。「喜悅明駒」上仗勝出，小組認為該駒今仗的表現難以接受。「喜悅明駒」必須試閘及格，並且通過獸醫檢驗後，才可再次出賽。獸醫於賽後立即檢查「喜悅明駒」，並無發現任何明顯異常之處。 賽後，黃皓楠報告，「幸運健康」在競賽期間發出異常呼吸聲。獸醫於賽後立即檢查「幸運健康」，發現該駒患有「喘鳴症」。「幸運健康」包尾大敗而回，小組認為其表現難以接受。「幸運健康」必須試閘及格，並且通過獸醫檢驗後，才可再次出賽。 第五名馬匹「南京之友」的騎師郭能被查詢有關他於末段的騎法。考慮了有關各方的證供後，小組未能充分確定郭能就在終點前停止催策坐騎之舉對該駒的最終名次有重大影響，但無論如何，小組仍嚴厲譴責郭能，並告誡他，這是他在近期賽事中第二次因未有遵照賽事規例力策坐騎而遭到警告。小組進一步告誡他，若他被裁定未有力策坐騎至終點，將會受到嚴厲處罰。 「新界之星」及「跑得威」均須抽取樣本檢驗。
16/06/2019 沙田 第3場 賽事報告
16/06/2019 第四班 沙田 草地 C+3 1000米 狀況: 好至快 (2.7) 評分: 060-040
「愛添勝」於六月十五日被小組按照獸醫意見（左前腿不良於行）著令退出，並由後備馬匹「鋒仔」（利敬國）補上。「愛添勝」必須通過獸醫檢驗後，才可再次出賽。 「二話不說」及「喜勁驥」均出閘笨拙，躍出時互相觸碰。 「開心好友」出閘稍慢，其後不久在雙雙斜跑的「超然」與「幸運飛駒」之間受緊迫之際勒避及因地。 「堅有料」於起步時向外斜跑，碰撞「齊齊上」，「齊齊上」相應向外斜跑，觸碰「更好世界」的後軀。 「馬驕雄」出閘十分笨拙。 「酷比威」跑了一段短途程後昂首，有數步走勢欠順。 跑過六百米處後，「二話不說」於不願在「幸運飛駒」與「喜勁驥」之間保持位置之際失地，當時「喜勁驥」外閃。跟隨其後的「開心好友」勒避及向內斜跑避開「二話不說」的後蹄，並妨礙「齊齊上」。 跑過二百米處時，「好利錢」在「寶山鷹」的後蹄之後，被「嘉應精英」（楊明綸）帶向外跑，當時「嘉應精英」斜跑。小組告誡楊明綸，在類似情況下，他應在坐騎斜跑時停止催策及修正牠。 一百米處，「喜勁驥」在「好利錢」與「更好世界」（見習騎師陳嘉熙）之間無路可上之際勒避，當時「好利錢」靠近正受催策的「寶山鷹」的後蹄處於窘境，繼而向內斜跑，而「更好世界」則稍微向外斜跑。「更好世界」持續向外斜跑，末段勒避「嘉應精英」的後蹄。由於末段緊貼「嘉應精英」的後蹄處於窘境，「更好世界」未能按原意被力策至終點。小組就見習騎師陳嘉熙於末段的騎法而警告他，同時告誡他應在「更好世界」向著外側的「嘉應精英」的後蹄斜跑時停止以右手用鞭，並較今次更早修正坐騎。 賽後，田泰安報告，「寶山鷹」如預期般展現足夠前速，帶離並領放。他說，坐騎在二百米處前受到頭馬「嘉應精英」施壓時，並未如預期般交出反應，末段衝刺乏力，表現令人失望。獸醫於賽後立即檢查「寶山鷹」，並無發現任何明顯異常之處，但由於該駒煩躁不安，因而未能替牠進行內窺鏡檢查。 「寶山鷹」、「嘉應精英」及「堅有料」均須抽取樣本檢驗。
16/06/2019 沙田 第4場 賽事報告
16/06/2019 第四班 沙田 草地 C+3 1600米 狀況: 好至快 (2.7) 評分: 060-040
抵達起步點後，見習騎師陳嘉熙表示對「數糊勇士」的動作有疑慮。獸醫檢查「數糊勇士」，經必要的診視後，認為該駒適宜出賽。 「熱血鬥士」在閘內急躁，開閘時一對前腳並舉，因而失地甚多。「熱血鬥士」必須經閘廂測試及格後，才可再次出賽。 「薪勇」於起步時向外斜跑，與「快閃的」互相觸碰。 「數糊勇士」出閘十分笨拙，儘管於早段受催策，但未能加速，居馬群後列。 過了千五米處後，「數糊勇士」收慢避開「陽光」的後蹄，當時「陽光」向外斜跑。 趨近千三米處時，「陽光」在「活力飛彈」內側的窄位競跑之際收慢，當時「活力飛彈」推進至「小福將」的後蹄內側緊迫競跑。 千一米處，「快閃的」走外疊，沒有遮擋。 趨近一千米處時在一段途程上，「熱血鬥士」緊迫競跑，與「錶之精靈」互相觸碰，當時「錶之精靈」自「活力飛彈」之後向外移出。接近九百五十米處時，「熱血鬥士」走大外疊，沒有遮擋。 轉直路彎時，「熱血鬥士」（田泰安）在「小福將」推進至「快閃的」的後蹄外側之際，被該駒挨擦及帶出更外疊。賽後，田泰安表示，「熱血鬥士」出閘緩慢後須受催策以追回失地，坐騎在中段沿途被迫消耗很多力氣，尤以接近九百五十米處時被「錶之精靈」帶向外跑後為甚。他說，「熱血鬥士」入直路後不久便已洩氣，末段未能以勁勢衝刺。獸醫於賽後立即檢查「熱血鬥士」，並無發現任何明顯異常之處。 在直路早段，「陽光」在「快樂實在」的後蹄外側處於窘境，當時「快樂實在」斜跑繞過「薪勇」的後蹄上前。 接近三百米處時，「數糊勇士」一度靠近「快閃的」的後蹄處於窘境，當時「快閃的」正在墮退。 獸醫於賽後立即檢查「數糊勇士」及「小福將」，並無發現任何明顯異常之處。 「小福將」、「快樂實在」及「精簡最好」均須抽取樣本檢驗。
16/06/2019 沙田 第5場 賽事報告
16/06/2019 第四班 沙田 草地 C+3 1200米 狀況: 好至快 (2.7) 評分: 060-040
「帶榮來」入閘後後腳數度踢高，右後腳一度卡在閘廂後門上。「帶榮來」被牽出閘廂接受獸醫檢查，獸醫認為該駒適宜出賽。 「友瑩利」出閘緩慢。 「叫座力」於躍出時在「清新動力」與「馬到成功」之間受擠迫，當時「馬到成功」向外斜跑。 「大將風勝」及「陽明豐豐」自外檔出閘後均於早段在馬群之後切入。 當「清新動力」（利敬國）於趨近一千零五十米處收慢以在「叫座力」之後取得遮擋時，「陽明豐豐」迅速追前至「清新動力」的後蹄內側，因而被帶向內跑壓向「友瑩利」，當時「友瑩利」在被帶向內跑壓向「醫生雄星」的後蹄之際勒避。小組嚴厲譴責利敬國，並告誡他，儘管此宗事件涉及多項因素，而起因是「陽明豐豐」在「清新動力」向內移入以取得遮擋之際自該駒外側向內斜跑至靠近其後蹄競跑，但無論如何，他應對賽事形勢的變化更為警覺。 「馬到成功」於九百米處收慢以讓「皇家魅力」過頭時昂首。 「叫座力」於九百米處在沒有遮擋下走外疊。 「清新動力」於跑過二百米處時頗為難以望空，繼而於趨近一百米處時在「皇家魅力」與「帶榮來」之間受緊迫之際收慢，當時「皇家魅力」稍微向外斜跑，而「帶榮來」則將頭轉側及向內斜跑避開「叫座力」。 趨近終點時，「帶榮來」與「叫座力」互相觸碰。 獸醫於賽後立即檢查「馬到成功」，內窺鏡檢查顯示該駒的氣管內有很多血。「馬到成功」必須通過獸醫檢驗後，才可再次出賽。 「馬到成功」、「美麗掌聲」及「怡昌飛駒」均須抽取樣本檢驗。
16/06/2019 沙田 第6場 賽事報告
16/06/2019 第三班 沙田 草地 C+3 1400米 狀況: 好至快 (2.7) 評分: 080-060
「榮惑」出閘緩慢。 「威利熱流」出閘笨拙及失地。 起步後不久，「原班人馬」在「金如意」與「良才」之間受緊迫時勒避，當時「金如意」被「心多多」帶向外跑，而「良才」被「路路通」（利敬國）帶向內跑，「路路通」則在催策下向內斜跑。小組嚴厲譴責利敬國，並告誡他，在類似情況下，他須確保盡量保持坐騎直線競跑，以免干擾其他馬匹。 跑過一千米處時，「路路通」被「競駿天驕」帶至第三疊，當時「競駿天驕」移至「凱旋駿驥」的後蹄外側，而「凱旋駿驥」則收慢以讓「良才」過頭。「路路通」其後能夠向內移入，趨近九百米處時在「競駿天驕」之後取得遮擋。 趨近九百米處時，「傳奇」內閃，挨擦欄杆。 「健康美麗」自三百米處起受困而未能望空，直至趨近一百五十米處時移至「競駿天驕」的後蹄內側上前。當「健康美麗」於趨近一百五十米處移至「競駿天驕」內側時，「凱旋駿驥」一度收慢避開「健康美麗」的後蹄。 趨近二百米處時，「非常堅」移至「凱旋駿驥」外側以望空。 獸醫於賽後立即檢查「良才」，內窺鏡檢查顯示該駒的氣管內有很多血。「良才」必須通過獸醫檢驗後，才可再次出賽。 獸醫於賽後立即檢查「榮惑」，並無發現任何明顯異常之處。 「請跟我來」、「健康美麗」及「路路通」均須抽取樣本檢驗。
16/06/2019 沙田 第7場 賽事報告
16/06/2019 第四班 沙田 草地 C+3 1400米 狀況: 好至快 (2.7) 評分: 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場 賽事報告
16/06/2019 第三班 沙田 草地 C+3 1200米 狀況: 好至快 (2.7) 評分: 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場 賽事報告
16/06/2019 第三班 沙田 草地 C+3 1200米 狀況: 好至快 (2.7) 評分: 080-060
「文武先鋒」於六月十五日被小組按照獸醫意見（右前腿不良於行）著令退出，並由後備馬匹「駿皇綵」（見習騎師陳嘉熙）補上。「文武先鋒」必須通過獸醫檢驗後，才可再次出賽。 「一片光明」出閘笨拙。 「勞動創造」於起步時向外斜跑，與「銀時」互相觸碰，「銀時」因而失去平衡。 「順意寶」及「加州多寶」自外檔出閘後均於早段在馬群之後切入。 過了九百米處後，「銀時」在外疊競跑，沒有遮擋。 八百米處，「追風者」勒避「連利福將」的後蹄，當時「連利福將」在「紅運大師」之後處於窘境。 「加州多寶」於離開三百米處時在一段短途程上受困，繼而於接近二百五十米處時移至「銀時」外側以繼續推進。 跑過一百米處時，「上捕先鋒」向內移入避開「一片光明」的後蹄。 被查詢時，何澤堯表示，賽事步速於接近八百米處減慢時，由於競跑經驗不足，「連利福將」對賽事步速的轉變反應欠佳並昂首，八百米處在勒避「紅運大師」的後蹄時向外斜跑。他說，坐騎其後似乎失去信心，末段未能以勁勢衝刺，表現令人失望。他續說，坐騎的動作於賽後隨即感覺暢順，似乎並無不妥。「連利福將」上仗勝出，小組認為該駒今仗的表現難以接受。「連利福將」必須試閘及格，並且通過獸醫檢驗後，才可再次出賽。獸醫於賽後立即檢查「連利福將」，發現該駒右後蹄踭部內側有一處輕微割傷。 「聰明導彈」、「勞動創造」及「新力寶」均須抽取樣本檢驗。
16/06/2019 沙田 第10場 賽事報告
16/06/2019 第三班 沙田 草地 C+3 1800米 狀況: 好至快 (2.7) 評分: 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場 賽事報告
16/06/2019 第二班 沙田 草地 C+3 1600米 狀況: 好至快 (2.7) 評分: 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.