QUICKEN Away emerged bloodied but unbowed after a controversial defeat in yesterday's $2.5 million Chairman's Prize at Sha Tin which left jockey Gerald Mosse and trainer Patrick Biancone stunned that no action was taken by the stewards. The gallant grey was severely hampered approaching the 800-metre marker and never recovered, finishing a close fourth to David Hill's progressive Red Ruffian in the end-of-season sprint championship. The stewards were unable to apportion any blame, stating the incident was due to general bunching. But Biancone said: ''It is quite unbelievable that no action was taken against anyone and very lucky that neither Jackie Tse (on Classic Turbo) nor Gerald came down. ''Due to the interference my horse came back with cuts to his front right pastern and also cut behind.'' Mosse was not even called to give evidence though he stressed the incident was far worse than the interference which led to his fall from King Prawn at Happy Valley earlier this season. The brilliant French rider was at pains to point out after racing: ''The public deserve to know that my horse had no chance of winning once he was hampered. ''He would need to be God to win after what he was put through. It was a miracle that I didn't come down again. ''I was squeezed from the outside far harder than when I fell at the Valley and yet they didn't even ask me about it.'' Both Mosse and Biancone are adamant that the problems originated from Nitrogen coming in from the outside, causing Super Fit to shift in and squeeze the three horses immediately inside him - Classic Turbo who was on the rails, Happy Money (who finished second) and Quicken Away. Mosse went on: ''You know, it is very easy to ride like that, just come in regardless of other horses around you. But it is not the right way.'' But after a close scrutiny of the video replay, chief stipendiary steward Bernard Hargreaves countered saying that the five horses were racing so tightly that it was impossible to apportion blame. Red Ruffian was scoring for only the second time for his sporting connections, having finished runner-up on five of his other 10 starts since arriving from England, including in the Derby to Helene Star. Hill has big hopes for him next season. ''I think he will develop into a top, top horse next year around 1,400 metres,'' he stressed. Red Ruffian's success took Hill to within three winners of John Moore and for the first time Hill is know eyeing the title. ''I've decided to give it my best shot from now until the end of the season,'' he added. ''Why not? I'm not far behind and the horses are all in good nick. I'm not saying I can catch John but I'm going to give it a real go.''