20/09/2017  -  Happy Valley
Going:
Races 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8: TURF

(GOOD TO FIRM)




Penetrometer Reading :2.7
Racing Stewards :
Mr Anthony W K Chow SBS JP Chairman
Mr Edward Chan King Sang JP  
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
Mr Michael T H Lee JP acted for Mr Anthony W K Chow SBS JP as Chairman during Race 7.

Race: 1 (047)NGAU TAU KOK HANDICAP (Sec2)Class 4 1200 m
MAGICAL CHAMPION shifted in at the start and bumped GREAT TOPLIGHT which became unbalanced and stumbled.
BEAUT BEAUT began awkwardly.
Shortly after the start, BEAUT BEAUT and MAGICAL CHAMPION bumped.
From wide barriers, LETSGOFREE, GOAL FOR GOLD and THE SHOW were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Making the turn near the 1050 Metres, MAGICAL CHAMPION was momentarily steadied away from the heels of BEAUT BEAUT which shifted in when awkwardly placed close to the heels of TOURBILLON KING.
Passing the 1000 Metres, BEAUT BEAUT got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of TOURBILLON KING.
Near the 950 Metres, SANGRIA was steadied away from the heels of MAGICAL CHAMPION which shifted in after initially being awkwardly placed inside the heels of FOREVER FUN.
Approaching the 500 Metres, BEAUT BEAUT was steadied away from the heels of TOURBILLON KING.
SIGHT SEEING was unable to obtain clear running from the 250 Metres until near the 150 Metres.
Throughout the race, TRIUMPHAL TRUMPET travelled wide and without cover.
A veterinary inspection of BEAUT BEAUT and SIGHT SEEING immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
LETSGOFREE and GREAT TOPLIGHT were sent for sampling.
<21/9/2017 Additional Veterinary Report>BEAUT BEAUT, which performed poorly, was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said at that time there were no significant findings. BEAUT BEAUT was again examined by the Veterinary Officer at the stables of Trainer L Ho this morning. He said at this time he noted the horse to be lame in its left front leg. Before being allowed to race again, BEAUT BEAUT will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Race: 2 (048)LAM TIN HANDICAP Class 3 1800 m
SHARP SAILOR was crowded for room on jumping between HIGH VOLATILITY and HO HO FEEL which shifted out.
From a wide barrier, RENAISSANCE ART was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
When being ridden hard in the early stages to obtain a forward position, HIGH VOLATILITY raced tight inside KING OF MONGOLIA for some distance passing the 1600 Metres. Then near the 1500 Metres, HIGH VOLATILITY and KING OF MONGOLIA bumped as KING OF MONGOLIA was steadied to obtain a position with cover.
Passing the winning post on the first occasion, HAPPY CONTENDER, which was being steadied in an attempt to obtain cover, was awkwardly placed outside the heels of HIGH VOLATILITY. HAPPY CONTENDER was subsequently left racing wide and without cover near the 1300 Metres.
Also passing the winning post on the first occasion, HO HO FEEL became unbalanced.
Making the turn near the 1000 Metres, HIGH VOLATILITY got its head on the side and lay out.
Near the 450 Metres, HAPPY CONTENDER was steadied when disappointed for running between KYRUS BOWSER and HIGH VOLATILITY which got its head on the side and shifted out away from HO HO FEEL as that horse shifted out from behind GO GO WIN.
Passing the 200 Metres, KYRUS BOWSER was crowded for room between KING OF MONGOLIA and SHARP SAILOR, both of which shifted a minimal amount of ground.
Passing the 50 Metres, SHARP SAILOR and KING OF MONGOLIA brushed.
A veterinary inspection of HIGH VOLATILITY, which gave ground after being ridden along for a considerable distance in the early stages to obtain a forward position, immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of HAPPY CONTENDER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
HO HO FEEL, SHARP SAILOR and KING OF MONGOLIA were sent for sampling.

Race: 3 (049)YAU TONG HANDICAP Class 5 1800 m
ISLAND FLYER shifted out at the start and bumped the hindquarters of ATOMIC BLAST, causing both horses to become unbalanced. A short distance later, ISLAND FLYER was crowded for room between ATOMIC BLAST and SUPERNATURAL which became unbalanced after being bumped by ISLAND FLYER.
From wide barriers, HIGH SPEED METRO and SWEET BEAN were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
For a considerable distance after passing the winning post on the first occasion, SUPERNATURAL got its head on the side and lay out. This resulted in SUPERNATURAL shifting out and bumping ISLAND FLYER passing the winning post on the first occasion. SUPERNATURAL then raced tight inside ISLAND FLYER and made contact with that horse on a number of occasions approaching and passing the 1200 Metres. Then making the turn near the 1000 Metres, ISLAND FLYER shifted in, resulting in SUPERNATURAL being awkwardly placed inside that horse.
After the 1400 Metres, the saddle of M L Yeung (MY FOLKS) shifted to the right side, resulting in him having to correct the position of his saddle. When M L Yeung shifted his weight to the left side to correct the position of his saddle, MY FOLKS became unbalanced and shifted out near the 1350 Metres. After this, MY FOLKS travelled wide and without cover.
Near the 650 Metres, HIGH SPEED METRO got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of ATOMIC BLAST.
Rounding the Home Turn, ATOMIC BLAST shifted out and bumped ISLAND FLYER
When questioned, K Teetan stated that it had been intended for ISLAND FLYER to utilize its light weight and be in a handy position. He said however that, as had happened in the past, ISLAND FLYER did not begin well and this resulted in the horse having to race further back in the field than had been intended. He said he was also asked to commence to make his run from about the 700 Metres if possible as the horse was carrying a light weight and ISLAND FLYER had previously taken some time to gather momentum. He said in the early stages he was able to obtain a trailing position behind ATOMIC BLAST and shifted ISLAND FLYER to the outside of that horse after the 850 Metres so as to position ISLAND FLYER to be able to improve after the 700 Metres. He said it was after the 700 Metres that he commenced to ride his mount along and ISLAND FLYER then finished off the race satisfactorily.
A veterinary inspection of SUPERNATURAL and MY FOLKS immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
SWEET BEAN, DRAGON BACHELOR and FUN MANAGER were sent for sampling.
<21/9/2017 Additional Veterinary Report>The Veterinary Officer reported that HIGH SPEED METRO was lame in its left front leg on the morning after racing. Before being allowed to race again, HIGH SPEED METRO will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Race: 4 (050)TIU KENG LENG HANDICAP (Sec2)Class 4 1650 m
PO CHING TREASURE shifted out at the start and bumped SMART UNION.
Shortly after the start, AMAZING GOLD was bumped by CROWN AVENUE which was racing tight inside EXCELLENCE. After this, despite being ridden along, CROWN AVENUE failed to muster speed.
From wide barriers, CHARITY KINGDOM and MEISTERSTUECK were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Near the 1150 Metres, CHARITY KINGDOM commenced to travel keenly and got its head on the side and shifted out towards the heels of SMART UNION. In this incident, MEISTERSTUECK raced tight inside CHARITY KINGDOM.
After being crossed by CURLING LUXURY passing the 1100 Metres, SCARBOROUGH FAIR got its head up on a number of occasions when awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse.
Rounding the Home Turn, BALAY BALAY and SMART UNION bumped.
Near the 250 Metres, BALAY BALAY was momentarily awkwardly placed inside the heels of SMART UNION which got its head on the side and hung in.
Passing the 200 Metres, EXCELLENCE was checked when crowded for room between PO CHING TREASURE (U Rispoli) which shifted out under pressure and SMART UNION (J Moreira) which got its head on the side and shifted in under pressure. Both U Rispoli and J Moreira were reprimanded and advised that in the circumstances they should have made more endeavour to prevent their respective mounts from shifting ground.
Near the 75 Metres, AMAZING GOLD was shifted in away from the heels of SCARBOROUGH FAIR to obtain clear running. After this, AMAZING GOLD raced tight inside SCARBOROUGH FAIR when improving into narrow running between that horse and KING WINSA.
Passing the winning post, SCARBOROUGH FAIR was crowded for room inside PO CHING TREASURE which shifted in. Then after the winning post, PO CHING TREASURE shifted in further, resulting in SCARBOROUGH FAIR being taken in onto AMAZING GOLD which was in turn taken across the running of KING WINSA which was checked. U Rispoli was told that whilst the majority of this incident occurred after the winning post, nonetheless in the circumstances he should have done more than he did to provide horses and riders to his inside with sufficient room and therefore he was severely reprimanded and advised that in similar circumstances he would be expected to show far more care than he did on this occasion. U Rispoli was also advised that the Stewards had cause to speak to him regarding causing interference on a number of occasions this season and that he should ride with due care in future.
For the majority of the race, BALAY BALAY travelled wide and without cover. A veterinary inspection of BALAY BALAY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of MEISTERSTUECK immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of MEISTERSTUECK, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, MEISTERSTUECK will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
KING WINSA, CURLING LUXURY and SMART UNION were sent for sampling.

Race: 5 (051)NGAU TAU KOK HANDICAP (Sec1)Class 4 1200 m
SNOW HAWK shifted in abruptly at the start and made heavy contact with OTOUTO which became unbalanced and shifted in, causing SUPREME STORM and DR PROACTIVE to be crowded for room between OTOUTO and OHANA which shifted out. In this incident, OTOUTO again became badly unbalanced after bumping SUPREME STORM.
From the outside barrier, FORMULA GALORE was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Near the 1050 Metres, PEARL FURU was crowded for room inside HAPPY OUT THERE which was taken in marginally by DR PROACTIVE before that horse was shifted back out to alleviate the tightening.
Near the 850 Metres, PEARL FURU was checked when unable to improve between HAPPY OUT THERE and FORMULA GALORE (J Moreira) which shifted in. As the Stewards were satisfied that PEARL FURU had not properly established running between those horses, no further action was taken other than J Moreira was advised to ensure that he exercises more care when shifting ground.
HAPPY OUT THERE lost its left hind plate after the 800 Metres.
Making the turn after the 600 Metres, DR PROACTIVE lay out and bumped the hindquarters of TRENDIFUL, causing both horses to become unbalanced.
SMART BOY and PHANTOM FALCON were sent for sampling.

Race: 6 (052)TIU KENG LENG HANDICAP (Sec1)Class 4 1650 m
CASA MASTER shifted out at the start and bumped TORNEY.
DARING HEART began only fairly.
From wide barriers, SPEEDY WALLY and AGIAAL were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Passing the winning post on the first occasion, TRENDY WIN was crowded for room between TORNEY which got its head on the side and shifted out abruptly and WAH MAY BABY which shifted in when awkwardly placed close to the heels of MEGATRON (K Teetan). K Teetan was reprimanded and advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
For some distance after the 1100 Metres, POLYMER LUCK, which was travelling keenly, was awkwardly placed behind MEGATRON.
Making the turn near the 1050 Metres, POLYMER LUCK shifted out away from the heels of MEGATRON and bumped WAH MAY BABY.
Approaching the 1000 Metres, SEMPITERNAL was taken into a position three wide and without cover by TORNEY which shifted out.
Making the turn near the 550 Metres, POLYMER LUCK raced tight inside WAH MAY BABY which lay in.
Near the 450 Metres, DARING HEART was bumped by ENORMOUS HONOUR which improved into tight running between that horse and TRENDY WIN. After this, DARING HEART raced in restricted room between ENORMOUS HONOUR and SEMPITERNAL which was giving ground.
At the entrance to the Straight, POLYMER LUCK shifted out and brushed WAY MAY BABY.
Passing the 300 Metres, SEMPITERNAL, which was continuing to give ground, was momentarily crowded for room between SPEEDY WALLY which hung in and DARLING HEART which was racing tight outside ENORMOUS HONOUR.
After the 150 Metres, ENORMOUS HONOUR was held up when unable to improve into tight running inside TORNEY. Then near the 50 Metres, ENORMOUS HONOUR was steadied and shifted out after being disappointed for running between TORNEY and WAH MAY BABY which, after initially shifting in, then shifted out marginally. Because of this, ENORMOUS HONOUR was not able to be ridden out all the way to the end of the race.
After the 100 Metres, POLYMER LUCK was momentarily steadied when disappointed for running between MEGATRON and WAH MAY BABY which shifted in.
A veterinary inspection of DARING HEART immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
POLYMER LUCK, SPEEDY WALLY and TORNEY were sent for sampling.

Race: 7 (053)KWUN TONG HANDICAP Class 3 1200 m
SUPER LEADER began only fairly.
FANTASTIC FEELING began awkwardly and on jumping was crowded for room between TRAVEL DATUK and WONDERFUL FIGHTER which shifted out after also beginning awkwardly.
From wide barriers, HEROIC GURU and JOLLY CONVERGENCE were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
Making the turn after the 600 Metres, DR WIN WIN was momentarily crowded for room between LOTUS BREEZE and I’M A WITNESS which got its head on the side and lay in. WONDERFUL FIGHTER, which was following DR WIN WIN, was awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse in consequence.
Passing the 300 Metres, FANTASTIC FEELING shifted out away from the heels of SUPER LEADER.
Passing the 100 Metres, FANTASTIC FEELING (S Clipperton), which was closing off the race strongly, was directed to the outside of ALL GREAT FRIENDS in an endeavour to improve into tight running between that horse and DR WIN WIN. When FANTASTIC FEELING was shifted out, that horse bumped the hindquarters of DR WIN WIN which became unbalanced. A short distance later, as FANTASTIC FEELING continued to advance into tight running, DR WIN WIN was brushed by FANTASTIC FEELING and then shifted out away from that horse and in doing so shifted out across the rightful running of I’M A WITNESS which was checked when crowded for room inside CHARITY GLORY. S Clipperton was severely reprimanded and advised that whilst DR WIN WIN had shifted out away from FANTASTIC FEELING near the 50 Metres which resulted in the interference being sustained by I’M A WITNESS, nonetheless that horse had initially become unbalanced as a result of pressure being placed on it by FANTASTIC FEELING. In this incident, CHARITY GLORY, which was racing to the outside of I’M A WITNESS, was directed out away from that horse in an endeavour to relieve the tightening to I’M A WITNESS and in doing so shifted out and inconvenienced WONDERFUL FIGHTER, resulting in both CHARITY GLORY and WONDERFUL FIGHTER not being able to be ridden out all the way to the end of the race.
Throughout the race, I’M A WITNESS travelled wide and without cover.
I’M A WITNESS lost its right front plate after the race.
A veterinary inspection of LOTUS BREEZE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
MOMENT OF POWER, SUPER LEADER and TRAVEL DATUK were sent for sampling.

Race: 8 (054)CHA KWO LING HANDICAP Class 2 1200 m
SUPER LIFELINE was bumped at the start by LUCKY DOLLAR which was taken out by ALMABABY.
WAH MAY FRIEND and WONDERFUL JOURNEY began awkwardly.
From the outside barriers, PERPETUAL JOYANCE and MR GENUINE were steadied and shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Near the 1150 Metres, LUCKY DOLLAR was momentarily crowded for room inside SUPER LIFELINE which shifted in before being directed out to relieve the tightening to LUCKY DOLLAR.
For some distance after the 1000 Metres, ALMABABY travelled keenly and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of SEA JADE.
Passing the 900 Metres, MR GENUINE travelled keenly.
Making the turn after the 600 Metres, KEY WITNESS got its head on the side, shifted out and bumped MR GENUINE, resulting in that horse shifting out and inconveniencing BLOCKER DEE.
Near the 450 Metres, MR GENUINE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of CONVINCIBLE when racing tight inside BLOCKER DEE.
Approaching the 200 Metres, MR GENUINE raced in restricted room between CONVINCIBLE and HAPPY AGILITY which shifted out.
Passing the 200 Metres, KEY WITNESS was shifted out away from the heels of ALMABABY.
Over the concluding stages, KEY WITNESS was unable to obtain clear running and consequently was not ridden out all the way to the end of the race.
Close to the finishing line, SEA JADE shifted out and brushed SUPER LIFELINE.
Throughout the race, HAPPY AGILITY travelled wide and without cover.
When questioned regarding his riding of LUCKY DOLLAR over about the final 100 Metres, C Schofield stated that he rode his mount along in the early part of the Straight to improve into clear running inside SUPER LIFELINE. He said when that horse shifted in after the 200 Metres, he directed LUCKY DOLLAR to the outside of SUPER LIFELINE near the 150 Metres and immediately commenced to ride his mount along to improve between that horse and WAH MAY FRIEND. He said he became aware that WAY MAY FRIEND was drifting in under pressure and as SUPER LIFELINE was being ridden along by its rider with the whip in the right hand, he was concerned that LUCKY DOLLAR was not improving its position sufficiently to establish the running between those horses were either horse to shift ground as he anticipated they might do. He said he continued to ride his mount along vigorously hands and heels, however, he was reluctant to commence to use the whip on the horse as he was awkwardly placed between the heels of both SUPER LIFELINE and WAH MAY FRIEND. He added approaching the finishing line WAH MAY FRIEND shifted in under pressure which resulted in LUCKY DOLLAR having to be steadied away from the heels of that horse and not being able to be ridden out all the way to the end of the race. The Stewards informed Jockey Schofield that the vigour that he used on LUCKY DOLLAR over about the final 100 Metres prior to having to steady his mount due to the shift from WAH MAY FRIEND had come under notice. He was advised that, wherever circumstances permit, he would be expected to ride his mounts out with sufficient vigour so as to ensure that his riding does not come under query.
A veterinary inspection of BLOCKER DEE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that WAH MAY FRIEND had sustained a wound to the right stifle.
CONVINCIBLE, WAH MAY FRIEND and MR GENUINE were sent for sampling.

General
1. The following horse was replated in the saddling stalls:-
Race 1: MAGICAL CHAMPION (left fore)
2. 16 September 2017 Sha Tin Racemeeting
a. Race 1 (37)

K Teetan (LIGHTNING MISSILE) dropped his right rein near the 300 Metres.

b. Race 3 (39)

C Y Ho, the rider of DRAGON BACHELOR, was reminded of his obligation in respect of the amount of whip to be used on horses which are not improving their position, particularly over the latter stages of the race.
3. Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 16 September 2017
Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of MORDICUS, MONEY WINNER, LONDON MASTER, EXCEPTIONAL DESIRE, DIAMOND FRIENDS, EQUITY DOCTRINE, INVISIBLE, LAUGHING LORD, GRAN MASTER, FIVE STARS AGENT, DIAMOND MYSTERIOUS, EXPERTO CREDE, PREMIERE, ARCHIPPUS, MARVEL TRIBE, FANTASTIC EIGHT, TOP BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTY MASTER, SUCH A HAPPINESS, GREEN CARD and IMPERIAL GALLANTRY revealed no apparent abnormality.
4.
Racing Laboratory tests of SUPER EURO STAR, CREAM BRULEE, SEVEN LUCK, HAPPY SOUND, AMBITIOUS HEART, HIT A HOME RUN, INDUSTRIALIST WAY, FURIOUS PEGASUS, TELECOM BOOM, GOOD METHOD, MORETHANLUCKY, A BEAUTIFUL, STAR SUPERIOR, AMAZING MOMENT, STARTLING POWER, JOLLY BANNER, WINNER’S WAY, AMAZING AGILITY, WINWIN RUBY, PINGWU SPARK, MYTHICAL EMPEROR, PAKISTAN BABY, DRAGON GENERAL and WINNING VANGOGH (10.9.17) proved negative.

Summary
1. Severe Reprimands
Race 4: U Rispoli (PO CHING TREASURE) for shifting in passing the winning post and after the winning post.

Race 7: S Clipperton (FANTASTIC FEELING) for shifting out passing the 100 Metres.
2. Reprimands
Race 4: U Rispoli (PO CHING TREASURE) for shifting out passing the 200 Metres.

J Moreira (SMART UNION) for shifting in passing the 200 Metres.

Race 6: K Teetan (MEGATRON) for shifting in passing the winning post on the first occasion.
3. Warnings
Race 5: J Moreira (FORMULA GALORE) for shifting in near the 850 Metres.

Race 8: C Schofield (LUCKY DOLLAR) re his riding over about the final 100 Metres.

General: C Y Ho (DRAGON BACHELOR) re the amount of whip to be used on horses which are not improving their position.
4. Barrier Trial
Race 4: MEISTERSTUECK
5. Official Veterinary Examination
Race 4: MEISTERSTUECK