Hong Kong has been cited as a model authority during the debate over integrity and security issues that has raged around British racing in recent weeks, but such reflected praise cuts little ice with Tim McNally. 'I think the Hong Kong Jockey Club has certain strengths that prevent us getting in the same situation in which British racing finds itself, but we're not perfect,' he says. 'Hong Kong has not been without its integrity problems even in recent times and potentially we're only one slip away from a major problem. We cannot be complacent. We have to look at our unique environment, assess the problems and face them.' McNally has watched the BBC's much-publicised Panorama expose on 'The Corruption of Racing' in Britain, which among other things included extracts from a confidential report sent from Hong Kong to the UK Jockey Club about Kieren Fallon. Looking from the outside, McNally says: 'Panorama was a very one-sided presentation. I don't think it was a fair assessment of the racing industry as a whole or of the UK Jockey Club's efforts overall. What is very damaging about a programme like Panorama is that if you are not an avid follower of racing, if you don't know a lot about the business, that programme would have a negative impact. A lot of it would appear to be very believable to a person who doesn't know much about the business.' Widening the debate, McNally adds: 'Wherever you have a significant amount of wagering, be it at the racetrack, in casinos or card halls, you are always going to find some people who are less than honest. It comes down to having a set of rules and controls, along with a blend of competency in the professionals who apply and enforce those rules. 'I think the people here at the Hong Kong Jockey Club take their jobs very seriously and, in terms of commitment to integrity and keeping the playing field even, we do more than just talk about it. 'But at the same time I think sometimes there is an unrealistic expectation that racing officials are going to stay on top of everything.'