The Stewards today continued their inquiry into A Badel’s riding of V CHEVALIERS in the Ping Tin Handicap which was run at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, 6 June 2021. Further evidence was today taken from Jockey Badel and Mr K L Man, the trainer of V CHEVALIERS. Evidence was also taken from Ms Chan Wing Sum, a member of the Musketeers Fraternity Syndicate, the owner of V CHEVALIERS.
A Badel was charged with having breached Hong Kong Rule of Racing 99 (2) and (6) in that as the rider of V CHEVALIERS in the stated race, he failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures throughout the race to ensure that V CHEVALIERS was given a full opportunity to win or to obtain the best possible placing in the field.
The particulars of the charge being:-
1. That he did fail to ride V CHEVALIERS out from near the 300 Metres and until passing the 200 Metres when it was both reasonable and permissible for him to have ridden V CHEVALIERS out with the necessary vigour and purpose.
2. That by having not ridden V CHEVALIERS out and with the necessary vigour and purpose from near the 300 Metres and until passing the 200 Metres, he did fail to take all reasonable and permissible measures to ensure that V CHEVALIERS was given a full opportunity to win or to obtain the best possible placing in the field.
The Stewards immediately adjourned the inquiry until a date and time to be fixed at which time Jockey Badel will be asked to enter a plea to the charge.