Two more riders sent to sin bin
The rash of suspensions continued to spread at the Valley, though the meeting was not as significant for incidents as a number of the daylight fixtures in the recent past. Nevertheless, Ben So Tik-hung was pinged by the stewards for interference on Good Partner in the fifth event and received a two-day careless riding ban, to commence after Saturday's Panasonic Cup meeting. Later, Jacky Tong Chi-kit was HK$15,000 lighter and with two days in the sin bin for his ride on second-placed Ultra fantasy in race nine. Tong will begin his term after the November 11 card. Fortunately, both rode winners, so they will have something to tide them over. Stewards have been having a field day and the two new bans come as seven jockeys and apprentices prepare to return to race riding this week after serving out penalties, while Way Leung Ming-wai will commence a suspension after Wednesday's dirt meeting.