Sha Tin: 
Race 1 - EGRET HANDICAP
Monday, April 22, 2019, Sha Tin, 13:00
All Weather Track, 1650M
Prize Money: $920,000, Rating:60-40, Class 4
Horse No. Brand No. Horse Name Race Date Race
Index
Description
1 A426  CLEAR CHOICE  13/03/2019  493  CLEAR CHOICE (A426) after the 1100M commenced to prove difficult to settle and got its head up when being checked away from heels. Passing the 900M was again awkwardly placed - Race 493.
2 T380  GREAT TREASURE  14/04/2019  579  --
3 A380  VERY LUCKY  03/04/2019  553  VERY LUCKY (A380) passing the 350M was checked away from heels after being disappointed for running. Then was directed out to obtain clear running - Race 553.
4 A222  REMARKABLE  03/04/2019  552  --
5 V407  BRING IT ON  31/03/2019  542  BRING IT ON (V407) near the 1400M shifted in marginally, was then galloped on when being steadied away from heels - Race 542.
6 V337  HAY RUN  31/03/2019  542  HAY RUN (V337) after the race, rider stated that he was instructed to ride the horse behind the speed from the wide barrier. He said he was asked to be more forward as there was a lack of recognized speed in the race. He said because of the circumstances of the race he had to make some use of his mount to cross a runner in the early stages and then raced outside the lead before obtaining cover near the 900M. Post-race vet inspection did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious - Race 542.
7 A193  GENERAL DINO  03/04/2019  552  --
8 C091  VICTORIOUS SEEKER  31/03/2019  543  --
9 C174  REEVE'S MUNTJAC  27/02/2019  453  --
10 S418  RADIANT BUNNY  23/03/2019  518  RADIANT BUNNY (S418) was withdrawn on the day before raceday by order of the Stewards on vet advice (lame right fore) - Race 518.
11 B379  GALLANT SPIRIT  03/04/2019  552  --
12 B313  WHISKY KNIGHT  07/04/2019  560  --
13 C089  FAMILY LEADER  14/04/2019  579  FAMILY LEADER (C089) after travelling a short distance was steadied when crowded for room - Race 579.
14 T390  LITTLE ISLAND  10/04/2019  571  --
Standby Horse
1 T178  FINE WITH ME  27/03/2019  530  FINE WITH ME (T178) approaching the 1000M was checked away from heels and shifted out abruptly - Race 530.
2 B095  PERFECT TO PLAY  31/03/2019  542  PERFECT TO PLAY (B095) when questioned regarding his riding, rider stated that as his mount was stepping up in distance to 1800M, he was asked to have it racing where it was comfortable and not to ride it along as the connections did not want it to over-race up in trip. He said in accordance with the instructions he did not ride his mount along in the early stages and passing the 1700M was racing outside a runner which had been ridden along to maintain its position inside his mount. He said after the 1700M his mount commenced to travel keenly, got its head on the side and lay in towards heels of that runner which resulted in his mount having to be steadied away from heels passing the 1600M. He said near the 1400M he shifted his mount to race on the rail and whilst there was an opportunity to improve its position for some distance after the 1400M due to that runner remaining racing one horse away from the rail, he was reluctant to ride his mount along to improve inside that runner given the instructions were he was not to have his mount over-racing. He added that resulted in that runner being able to shift in in front of his mount approaching the 800M. Rider was advised that, in the opinion of the Stewards, he had erred in not allowing his mount to improve its position between the 1400M and the 900M inside that runner so as to be following the eventual winner. He was told to ensure that he obtains more advantageous positions wherever circumstances permit - Race 542.