30/04/2017  -  Sha Tin
Going:
Good to Firm
Penetrometer Reading :2.7
Racing Stewards :
Dr Eric Li Ka Cheung GBS OBE JP Chairman
Mr Michael J Caddy  
Mr K Kelly Chief Stipendiary Steward
Mr S Railton Stipendiary Steward
Mr G Bush Stipendiary Steward
Mr K C Y Kwok Stipendiary Steward
Mr H L Liu Stipendiary Steward

Race: 1 (607)AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK HANDICAP Class 5 1400 m
HASTILY FEET was withdrawn on 29.4.17 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right hind) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter GOOD MATE (K C Ng). Before being allowed to race again, HASTILY FEET will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
BOSSIEE began only fairly and shortly after the start was steadied away from the heels of GOOD MATE.
DANEWIN EXPRESS began awkwardly.
FRIENDS FOREVER shifted out at the start and bumped LUCKY PLACE which in turn shifted out and bumped BE THERE AHEAD. Then, from the outside barriers, LUCKY PLACE and BE THERE AHEAD were shifted across behind runners. BE THERE AHEAD subsequently finished tailed out. A veterinary inspection of BE THERE AHEAD immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of BE THERE AHEAD was considered unacceptable. Having regard to BE THERE AHEAD being previously tailed out in its races, the Stewards ruled that the horse will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a series of consecutive barrier trials and be subjected to an official veterinary examination before being allowed to race again.
Passing the 500 Metres, DANEWIN EXPRESS was shifted in away from the heels of STRIKING STAR.
Near the 150 Metres, WINNER ST PAUL’S got its head on the side and shifted out towards the heels of YOUNG DREAMER. Then approaching the 100 Metres, WINNER ST PAUL’S was steadied away from the heels of YOUNG DREAMER (Apprentice H T Mo) which shifted in under pressure. Apprentice Mo was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
The performance of GOOD MATE, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, GOOD MATE 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, the Veterinary Officer reported that DANEWIN EXPRESS had bled from both nostrils.
A veterinary inspection of STRIKING STAR immediately following the race confirmed the horse to be a “roarer” which had previously been reported.
A veterinary inspection of WINNER ST PAUL’S immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
REWARDING FLYER, BOSSIEE and DANEWIN EXPRESS were sent for sampling.

Race: 2 (608)AUDEMARS PIGUET LADY ROYAL OAK HANDICAP Class 4 1200 m
TELECOM TITAN began only fairly and then shortly after the start shifted out abruptly across the heels of BUMBLE BABY and lost ground.
PERFECT TOUCH began awkwardly.
FOXBAT and ALL YOU NEED bumped at the start.
OWNERS’ PRESTIGE began only fairly and shortly after the start shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of CELEBRATION which became unbalanced. From the outside barrier, CELEBRATION was then steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
OWNERS’ PRESTIGE made the turn after the 900 Metres awkwardly and then raced with its head on the side and lay out.
At the 400 Metres, MONEY BOY and REGENCY DARLING bumped as MONEY BOY was crowded for room between REGENCY DARLING and CALL ME AWESOME (Apprentice H N Wong) which drifted out. Apprentice Wong was advised to ensure that he is alert to his mounts shifting ground and in similar circumstances to make every endeavour to prevent them from shifting.
In the early part of the Straight, ALL YOU NEED raced greenly under pressure and near the 300 Metres COMPASSION STAR, which was racing behind ALL YOU NEED, was momentarily awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse.
Near the 350 Metres, REGENCY DARLING shifted in and bumped MONEY BOY.
Approaching the 100 Metres, REGENCY DARLING momentarily raced tight outside MONEY BOY which shifted out marginally.
Passing the 50 Metres, MASTER STEED was shifted out away from the heels of ALL YOU NEED.
Throughout the race, REGENCY DARLING travelled wide and without cover.
Whilst the Stewards were satisfied that the riding of T Berry (BUMBLE BABY), 5th placegetter, over the concluding stages did not affect the horse’s finishing position, he was nonetheless reminded of his obligation to ride his mounts out at least hands and heels all the way to the end of the race, where circumstances permit.
RELENTLESS ME and ALL YOU NEED were sent for sampling.

Race: 3 (609)AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE HANDICAP (Sec1)Class 4 1400 m
SPICY KAKA was slow to begin.
FOREVER POSH began awkwardly and shortly after the start was steadied and shifted across behind runners.
On jumping, DESTIN shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of VICTORY MASTER which became unbalanced.
Shortly after the start, HAPPY AND HEALTHY was steadied away from the heels of CARE FREE PRINCE which shifted in.
For some distance in the early and middle stages, FOREVER POSH raced with its head on the side when inclined to lay out.
Throughout the race, STAR SUPERIOR travelled wide and without cover and passing the 800 Metres was taken wider still by RED HORSE which shifted out away from the heels of CARE FREE PRINCE. At the same stage, VITAL SPRING was awkwardly placed close to the heels of MORDICUS.
At the entrance to the Straight, GOOD METHOD briefly raced tight between STAR SUPERIOR and AMBITIOUS HEART which shifted out to obtain clear running. VICTORY MASTER, which was following GOOD METHOD, was shifted out away from the heels of that horse in consequence.
At the 200 Metres, HAPPY AND HEALTHY was steadied when being shifted to the outside of RED HORSE which was giving ground.
Passing the 200 Metres, HURRICANE HUNTER was bumped by SPICY KAKA which shifted out away from the heels of MORDICUS when closing off the race.
Approaching the 50 Metres, VITAL SPRING was shifted in away from the heels of MORDICUS which was taken in by SPICY KAKA.
Close to the finishing line, HAPPY AND HEALTHY was awkwardly placed close to the heels of AMBITIOUS HEART and consequently was not able to be ridden out all the way to the end of the race.
A veterinary inspection of HURRICANE HUNTER and RED HORSE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
HURRICANE HUNTER, AMBITIOUS HEART and CARE FREE PRINCE were sent for sampling.

Race: 4 (610)AUDEMARS PIGUET LADY ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE HANDICAP (Sec2)Class 4 1400 m
As the start was effected, ELUSIVE RAIN lifted its front feet off the ground and began only fairly.
REAL DEAL and SUCH A HAPPINESS bumped shortly after the start.
From wide barriers, DOCTORS DELIGHT, GRADE ONE and VIVA COUNCIL were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Approaching the 1100 Metres, VICTORY MACHINE raced tight inside the heels of REAL DEAL.
Passing the 1100 Metres, SUCH A HAPPINESS was steadied away from the heels of EVEREST (S Clipperton) which shifted in when not properly clear. S Clipperton was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground. After this, SUCH A HAPPINESS raced close to the heels of EVEREST.
O Doleuze, the rider of SUPERIOR BOY, was reprimanded for permitting his mount to shift in when not properly clear of GOLD TALENT near the 1050 Metres, resulting in that horse being awkwardly placed close to the heels of SUPERIOR BOY. After this, GOLD TALENT travelled wide and without cover.
Near the 900 Metres, SUCH A HAPPINESS commenced to prove very difficult to settle and got its head up when being checked away from the heels of ELECTRIC LIGHTNING. In this incident, SUCH A HAPPINESS and C P POWER bumped. After this, SUCH A HAPPINESS continued to travel keenly.
Near the 450 Metres, ELECTRIC LIGHTNING was steadied away from the heels of REAL DEAL which got its head on the side and lay out.
Close to the finishing line, ELECTRIC LIGHTNING was awkwardly placed outside the heels of VICTORY MACHINE which shifted out.
When questioned, M Chadwick stated that as C P POWER had been left racing wide and without cover at its most recent start, it was stressed on him the need to obtain cover in this race and it was hoped that C P POWER might be able to obtain a position in about midfield. He said because of the makeup of the field in the early stages, he had to settle C P POWER further back in the field than had been anticipated to ensure that the horse obtained cover.
A veterinary inspection of DOCTORS DELIGHT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
SUCH A HAPPINESS, METALLIC STAR and VICTORY MACHINE were sent for sampling.

Race: 5 (611)AUDEMARS PIGUET MILLENARY HANDICAP Class 3 1600 m
UNIQUE JOYOUS began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped THE SUPREME. UNIQUE JOYOUS was then ridden along to obtain a more prominent position, however, shortly after the start got its head on the side and shifted in towards the heels of MR POTENTIAL, resulting in UNIQUE JOYOUS being awkwardly placed outside that horse.
SILVERFIELD was crowded for room on jumping between CITRON SPIRIT and PENANG HALL, both of which shifted ground.
Shortly after the start, MR POTENTIAL was shifted out away from the heels of BEAUTY FLARE which was taken out by MISTER MONTE. After this, MR POTENTIAL was ridden along, however, failed to muster speed.
Near the 1350 Metres, CELESTIAL NOVA was shifted in away from the heels of PENANG HALL (Apprentice M F Poon) which shifted ground when not properly clear of CELESTIAL NOVA. Apprentice Poon was reprimanded. After this, PENANG HALL was shifted out to relieve the tightening to CELESTIAL NOVA, however, CELESTIAL NOVA continued to race keenly for some distance. After the race, Z Purton stated that CELESTIAL NOVA did not feel comfortable in its action and was reluctant to stride out. A veterinary inspection of CELESTIAL NOVA immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea and also found the horse to have sustained a small cut to the inside of the right front fetlock. Before being allowed to race again, CELESTIAL NOVA will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
Making the turn near the 850 Metres, BEAUTY FLARE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of THE SUPREME.
Passing the 200 Metres, SILVERFIELD was awkwardly placed inside the heels of CITRON SPIRIT.
Near the 75 Metres, HOME RUN shifted out and brushed CITRON SPIRIT. HOME RUN continued to lay out under pressure and close to the finishing line again shifted out and bumped CITRON SPIRIT.
Throughout the race, OCULIST travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.
S Clipperton was questioned regarding his riding of MISTER MONTE in the early part of the Straight. S Clipperton was advised to ensure that he rides his mounts competitively at all stages.
RULE THEE lost its left front plate after the race.
A veterinary inspection of OCULIST and UNIQUE JOYOUS immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
PENANG HALL, CITRON SPIRIT and HOME RUN were sent for sampling.

Race: 6 (612)THE QUEEN MOTHER MEMORIAL CUP (HANDICAP) Group Three 2400 m
ANTICIPATION, which was kicked by another runner in the Parade Ring, was examined by the Veterinary Officer on arrival at the Start who said the horse was suitable to race.
GOLD MOUNT and HELENE CHARISMA began only fairly.
BEAUTY GENERATION lost its right front plate after the 2300 Metres.
Despite being hard ridden along in the early stages, BASIC TRILOGY failed to muster speed and subsequently travelled wide and without cover for the majority of the race.
In the early stages, ANTICIPATION travelled wide and without cover and after the 1600 Metres was allowed to improve its position to race outside the lead by the 1400 Metres.
Passing the winning post on the first occasion, SUPREME PROFIT became unbalanced and lost ground when crowded for room between BASIC TRILOGY (S Clipperton) which shifted in before being shifted back out to relieve the tightening to SUPREME PROFIT and ANDOYAS which shifted out away from the heels of EAGLE WAY which got its head on the side and shifted out marginally. S Clipperton was advised to ensure that he leaves comfortable racing rom for runners to his inside in similar circumstances.
Near the 650 Metres, PRAWN BABA, which was being ridden along to improve its position around EAGLE WAY, was bumped by that horse which shifted out away from the heels of HELENE SUPER STAR.
Near the 350 Metres, HELENE SUPER STAR was bumped by ANTICIPATION which, when giving ground abruptly, shifted out away from GOLD MOUNT.
In the Straight, HELENE CHARISMA hung in and proved difficult to ride.
The performances of BASIC TRILOGY, ANTICIPATION, HAPPILABABY and HELENE SUPER STAR, which all finished tailed out, were considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, BASIC TRILOGY, ANTICIPATION, HAPPILABABY and HELENE SUPER STAR 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 regarding the disappointing performance of BEAUTY GENERATION, Z Purton stated that although the tempo was good for the majority of the race, BEAUTY GENERATION would not settle and travelled keenly. He said the horse had been relaxed it its track work in the lead up to today’s race, however, due to BEAUTY GENERATION racing too keenly it then did not finish off the race. A veterinary inspection of BEAUTY GENERATION immediately following the race found that horse to have sustained a small overreach cut to the right front heel.
HELENE CHARISMA lost its left front plate after the race.
EAGLE WAY and HELENE CHARISMA were sent for sampling.

Race: 7 (613)AUDEMARS PIGUET LADY MILLENARY HANDICAP Class 3 1400 m
After being placed in the barriers, INTREPIC became fractious, reared and momentarily got its left front leg over the barrier partition. INTREPIC was removed from the barriers and examined by the Veterinary Officer who said when INTREPIC reared, the horse did not struggle and accordingly was suitable to race. Before being allowed to race again, INTREPIC will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test. WINWIN RUBY, which was in the barrier adjacent to the stall occupied by INTREPIC, was also removed from the barriers and examined by the Veterinary Officer and passed suitable to race.
IMPERIAL GALLANTRY shifted out at the start and bumped HAIR TRIGGER.
ROYAL ELITE began only fairly.
MARVEL TRIBE shifted out at the start and bumped INTREPIC.
Shortly after the start, GREEN ENERGY and JOLLY CONVERGENCE bumped.
WINWIN RUBY and FIRST FONTEIN were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
Approaching the 1200 Metres, VOLITATION was steadied away from the heels of MARVEL TRIBE (Apprentice K K Chiong) which shifted in when not quite clear. MARVEL TRIBE continued to shift in, resulting in JOLLY CONVERGENCE being momentarily awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse passing the 1200 Metres. Apprentice Chiong was severely reprimanded and advised to ensure that she is sufficiently clear when shifting ground.
GREEN ENERGY had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight and passing the 350 Metres was shifted back in across the heels of NONE OTHER after being disappointed for running between that horse and JOLLY CONVERGENCE. ROYAL ELITE, which was following GREEN ENERGY, was shifted in away from that horse in consequence.
Near the 150 Metres, GREEN ENERGY improved into tight running between NONE OTHER and MARVEL TRIBE.
Near the 50 Metres, JOLLY CONVERGENCE, which was giving ground, was bumped by WINWIN RUBY which shifted out away from GREEN ENERGY.
Over the concluding stage, GREEN ENERGY and WINWIN RUBY raced tight.
Throughout the race, NONE OTHER travelled wide and without cover.
MARVEL TRIBE lost its left front plate after the race.
A veterinary inspection of JOLLY CONVERGENCE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
KINGSFIELD and REGENCY BO BO were sent for sampling.

Race: 8 (614)THE AUDEMARS PIGUET QEII CUP Group One 2000 m
DICTON was slow to begin.
Shortly after the start, THE UNITED STATES shifted in and bumped PAKISTAN STAR. After this, PAKISTAN STAR got its head up, travelled keenly, shifted in and bumped WERTHER.
PAKISTAN STAR and WERTHER again bumped approaching the winning post on the first occasion.
Passing the winning post on the first occasion, NEOREALISM got its head up when being steadied to obtain cover behind WERTHER. After this, NEOREALISM continued to travel keenly for some distance.
For some distance in the middle stages, NEOREALISM was awkwardly placed close to the heels of WERTHER and passing the 1100 Metres was shifted out and allowed to improve into the lead.
Passing the 1200 Metres, WERTHER got its head up when awkwardly placed behind BLAZING SPEED.
After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on WERTHER at the request of Trainer J Moore. The Veterinary Surgeon reported that this examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea. Before being allowed to race again, WERTHER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of DESIGNS ON ROME immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
WERTHER, NEOREALISM and PAKISTAN STAR were sent for sampling.

Race: 9 (615)AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK CONCEPT HANDICAP Class 3 1200 m
PRIMERO was withdrawn on 29.4.17 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter RAPHAEL (C Y Ho). Before being allowed to race again, PRIMERO will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
DUKEDOM, which was fractious in the barriers, will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test before being allowed to race again. After travelling about 100 Metres, D Whyte (DUKEDOM) looked down to his right side. After the race, D Whyte said he noted some blood on his gloves at this time and felt that the horse may have bled, however, satisfied himself that the blood did not originate from the horse’s nose. DUKEDOM was subsequently examined by the Veterinary Officer who said the horse had blood at its mouth.
HO HO HORSE lifted its front feet off the ground and consequently was slow to begin.
WINFIELD and LET’S TAKE IT EASY were slow to begin.
Approaching the 1000 Metres, WAH MAY BABY was bumped by HARBOUR NOVA which shifted in. WAH MAY BABY then raced tight inside HARBOUR NOVA for a short distance after the 1000 Metres.
Passing the 900 Metres, RAPHAEL was steadied when momentarily crowded for room between LET’S TAKE IT EASY and WAH MAY BABY which shifted in after racing tight inside HARBOUR NOVA.
Near the 750 Metres, HAPPY HAPPY STAR got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of LUCKY DOLLAR. In this incident, HAPPY HAPPY STAR shifted out, resulting in TANG FLEMING and HARBOUR NOVA being hampered. HAPPY HAPPY STAR then continued to race keenly and passing the 600 Metres again got its head up when being checked away from the heels of LUCKY DOLLAR. In this incident, HAPPY HAPPY STAR again shifted out, resulting in TANG FLEMING racing tight between that horse and HARBOUR NOVA which for the majority of the race travelled wide and without cover.
HAPPY HAPPY STAR had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight and near the 300 Metres was shifted to the inside of RIGHT CALL to improve.
Passing the 200 Metres, TANG FLEMING momentarily raced tight between HARBOUR NOVA and WAH MAY BABY.
Over the concluding stages, LUCKY DOLLAR shifted out under pressure.
In the Straight, WAH MAY BABY lay in under pressure.
After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on RAPHAEL at the request of Trainer C Fownes. The Veterinary Surgeon reported that this examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea. Before being allowed to race again, RAPHAEL will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of TANG FLEMING 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 CHEER WIN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
HAPPY HAPPY STAR, SHAMAL and LUCKY DOLLAR were sent for sampling.

Race: 10 (616)AUDEMARS PIGUET JULES AUDEMARS HANDICAP Class 2 1600 m
At declaration time, M L Yeung was declared as the rider of both HAPPY PLACE and KEEN VENTURE. It was established that M L Yeung had a firm commitment to ride KEEN VENTURE. As such, the Stewards permitted C Schofield to be substituted as the rider of HAPPY PLACE. For this declaration error, M L Yeung was fined $2,000.
DOYENI began only fairly.
HAPPY PLACE and BEAUTY WAY bumped at the start.
From wide barriers, KEEN VENTURE and NASSA were shifted across behind runners to obtain cover in the early stages.
KEEN VENTURE lay out rounding the Home Turn.
For the majority of the race, SEASONS BLOOM travelled wide and without cover.
After the race, Apprentice M F Poon (SIMPLY INVINCIBLE) stated that his mount did not feel comfortable on today’s surface as it did not quicken when asked and then gave ground over the latter stages of the race. A veterinary inspection of SIMPLY INVINCIBLE 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, SIMPLY INVINCIBLE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of SEASONS BLOOM immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
SEASONS BLOOM, EASTERN EXPRESS and BOOMING DELIGHT were sent for sampling.

General
1. Additional Veterinary Reports from Happy Valley Racemeeting on 26 April 2017
Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of PLANET GIANT, GARLIC YEAH, KING BOUNTIFUL, BLAZING PASS, EMPIRE STAR, DR RACE, SUNNY ORIENT, YOUNG EMPIRE, SMART SALUTE, AMBITIOUS PINS, CONTRIBUTION, SUM WIN DRAGON, LAND GRANT, GOLDEN SLEEP, MAGICAL BEAUTY, WONDERFUL FIGHTER, PERPETUAL JOYANCE, VICTORY MARVEL and MR GENUINE revealed no apparent abnormality.
2.
Racing Laboratory tests of AUDACITY, TELEPHATIA, MY BLESSING, AGIAAL, EASTERN PROWESS, NASHASHUK, RESPLENDENT GLORY, SHOWING CHARACTER, BEAUTY CONNECTION, MR RIGHT, BEST STEP, GREAT JOY, AMAZING FEELING, MR KOOL, WAYFOONG VINNIE, TRAVEL COMFORTS, CIRCUIT KING, DIAMOND MASTER, ARM RUNDA, ALL GREAT FRIENDS, JADE FORTUNE, CHATER LEGEND and WISKY (20.4.17) proved negative.

Summary
1. Withdrawals
Race 1: HASTILY FEET on 29.4.17 on veterinary advice.

Race 9: PRIMERO on 29.4.17 on veterinary advice
2. Riding Changes
After riding in Race 6, M Chadwick became indisposed and was stood down by the Club’s doctors. As such, permission was given for the following riding substitutions:-

Race 9: T Berry on WINFIELD
Race 10: K C Leung on DOYENI
3. Fine
Race 10: M L Yeung (KEEN VENTURE): $2,000 for double declaration.
4. Severe Reprimand
Race 7: Apprentice K K Chiong (MARVEL TRIBE) for shifting in approaching the 1200 Metres.
5. Reprimands
Race 4: S Clipperton (EVEREST) for shifting in passing the 1100 Metres.

O Doleuze (SUPERIOR BOY) for shifting in near the 1050 Metres.

Race 5: Apprentice M F Poon (PENANG HALL) for shifting in near the 1350 Metres.
6. Warnings
Race 1: Apprentice H T Mo (YOUNG DREAMER) for shifting in approaching the 100 Metres.

Race 2: Apprentice H N Wong (CALL ME AWESOME) for shifting out at the 400 Metres.

T Berry (BUMBLE BABY) re the manner in which he rode his mount out over the concluding stages.

Race 5: S Clipperton (MISTER MONTE) re his riding in the early part of the Straight.

Race 6: S Clipperton (BASIC TRILOGY) for shifting in passing the winning post on the first occasion.
7. Bleeder
Race 1: DANEWIN EXPRESS
8. Stalls Tests
Race 7: INTREPIC

Race 9: DUKEDOM
9. Barrier Trials
Race 1: BE THERE AHEAD

GOOD MATE

Race 6: BASIC TRILOGY

ANTICIPATION

HAPPILABABY

HELENE SUPER STAR
10. Official Veterinary Examinations
Race 1: HASTILY FEET

BE THERE AHEAD

GOOD MATE

Race 5: CELESTIAL NOVA

Race 6: BASIC TRILOGY

ANTICIPATION

HAPPILABABY

HELENE SUPER STAR

Race 8: WERTHER

Race 9: PRIMERO

RAPHAEL

Race 10: SIMPLY INVINCIBLE