Big reputations counted for little as Hong Kong stewards shortened up the champion riders from two foreign countries yesterday, suspending each on careless-riding charges. Saimee Jumaat, five times champion jockey of Singapore, was charged for shifting ground outwards, some 100 metres after the start on Singapore star Ninetyfive Emperor in the Hong Kong Mile. Stewards said he was insufficiently clear of Citizen Kane (Robbie Fradd), causing that horse to be checked. Saimee pleaded guilty to the charge and will be unable to ride in races, anywhere in the world, until January 2. Saimee will not be inconvenienced because he had already planned to have the next two weeks off with his Australian wife, Nicki, back in her hometown of Perth. Christophe Soumillon, who landed his first French jockeys' premiership this year as well as the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Dalakhani, was also charged with careless riding from interference he caused in the Hong Kong Vase. Soumillon, who rode runner-up Polish Summer, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding for shifting in at the 150 metres when insufficiently clear of River Dancer, causing that horse to lose its rightful running. Soumillon was also suspended until January 2 - the equivalent of missing four Hong Kong meetings. Meanwhile, Helene Vitality broke a 37-month drought with his hard-fought win in the second event, a Class One race over 2,000 metres, and completed a special double for rookie trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing. Helene Vitality, who won the New Zealand Derby four years ago, was a high-priced private purchase for trainer David Hayes but his early win in Hong Kong, on November 18, 2000, was followed only by a frustrating series of minor placings. Just 30 minutes before Helene Vitality's victory, Shum had won the day's opener with Miracles, who racked up his third win since joining the stable of Ivan Allan's former assistant. 'When Helene Vitality moved to my yard, there wasn't really that much I had to do,' Shum explained. 'The horse was very sound and I thank David Hayes for looking after the horse that way. I only had to keep him going.' And on his first race winner, Shum was very to the point. 'Miracles is my miracle. He was my first winner and did the job again today. He's a very easy horse to train, he just has to be kept happy. He does his best when I can keep his weight to around 1,080 pounds.'