Hong Kong Jockey Club officials yesterday conceded that the Sha Tin racing surface is not what it should be at present and more all-weather track racing will be programmed for the final months of the next season. 'It was clear today that the draw was too important in the results of the races and that is not what we want to see in Hong Kong racing,' said executive director of racing Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges With the rail in the widest position, the C+3 placement, a fast lane against the fence was the place to be and even horses three and four widths off the fence struggled. On a day when seven of the eight turf winners raced on the faster section of the course next to the inside rail - and of those seven only King Of Turbot and Delightful Win did not lead throughout - a number of jockeys made negative comments on the biased condition of the track, and Engelbrecht-Bresges admitted climatic problems had contributed. 'During what we have had so far of June, we would have expected at this time of year to have 150 hours of full sun and we have had just 35 hours,' he said. 'With the rain and not enough sun, the grass doesn't recover properly from the wear and tear of a meeting. 'Then you race on it again, especially when there you are getting more rain and it becomes a problem.' Engelbrecht-Bresges said the only solution would be to stage more dirt track racing during the same period next year, starting from the time of the changing of the track from winter to summer grass. 'Probably from the end of April we will schedule more all-weather races to take the strain off the grass track at the time when it is feeling it most,' he said. 'Especially if we get an extension to our season next year I think having more dirt racing during May and June will serve a dual purpose. It will be helping the grass track but also giving our customers more all-weather races as a reference for the summer all-weather racing.' As a contrast yesterday, the all-weather track enabled Cenamira to run on from last when the pace of the race dictated that the leaders had to weaken, while Royal Falcon and Traviano negotiated inside paths on the pace to fight out the 2,000m on the all-weather.