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Race Results:

5 February 2014 - Happy Valley


Class 2 - 1000M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:56.8
Sectional Time: 12.72 21.70 22.38

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14CHARITY SPIRIT (M095)O. DoleuzeC. S. Shum871226.320:56.82-3-112.92 21.78 22.10
21BEAUTY SPARKLE (N310)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz961316.4610:56.91-1-212.72 21.70 22.56
32TOUR DE FORCE (N297)M. DemuroJohn Size911264.631.750:57.03-5-313.08 21.90 22.11
43FIONN'S TREASURE (M386)C. Y. LuiC. S. Shum9011819130:57.25-4-413.16 21.82 22.29
56CHARITY JOY (P278)J. MoreiraC. S. Shum831181.7440:57.44-2-513.12 21.50 22.81
65METALLIC STAR (N309)T. AnglandC. H. Yip8512014550:57.56-6-613.28 21.94 22.37
Sire:Exceed And Excel
Breed of the Winning Horse:CHARITY SPIRIT
Dam:Silver Chime
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 63
place 4 21.5
1 27.5
quinella 1-4 220
tierce 4-1-2 1590
trio 1-2-4 195
first 4 1-2-3-4 378

Recap by phillip woo

Charity Spirit sat on the back of the leader Beauty Sparkle along the rails, came one off upon straightening and took control 50m out for the win with money coming for him late. Beauty Sparkle set a steady pace on the lead, turned the final bend just over a length on top and shied away from the rails close to home while gamely holding second. Tour De Force settled outside Fionn's Treasure around midfield, swung the final bend with one wider out, bumped that rival approaching the 200m and stayed on well to be a clear third. Punted late, Fionn's Treasure settled three back along the rails, was short of room while cornering four deep and ran on all right after balancing up following the collision to overhaul odds-on pop Charity Joy 50m out for fourth. Charity Joy rolled forward three deep to settle second and one off at the 600m after a slow break, was under the pump approaching the 400m and came up flat over the final 150m. Specked late, Metallic Star was beaten for speed at the tail of the field and never a factor.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (372)-BOWRINGTON HANDICAP - Class 2 - 1000Metres

Approaching the 500 Metres, CHARITY SPIRIT got its head on the side and shifted out towards the hindquarters of CHARITY JOY.

Near the 250 Metres, FIONN'S TREASURE and TOUR DE FORCE made contact as FIONN'S TREASURE shifted out to obtain clear running.

Passing the 200 Metres, TOUR DE FORCE (M Demuro) shifted in and bumped FIONN'S TREASURE, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced and FIONN'S TREASURE being awkwardly placed outside the heels of CHARITY JOY which was giving ground.

M Demuro was severely reprimanded and advised to ensure that he makes every endeavour to keep his mounts straight.

Then passing the 100 Metres, FIONN'S TREASURE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of TOUR DE FORCE which shifted in.

In this incident, FIONN'S TREASURE was struck across the nose by the whip of M Demuro.

Approaching the winning post, BEAUTY SPARKLE baulked at a shadow on the track and shifted out abruptly and consequently was awkwardly placed close to the heels of CHARITY SPIRIT.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of CHARITY JOY, J Moreira stated that CHARITY JOY was slow to begin and because of this he was then obliged to ride his mount along in the early stages to obtain a forward position as instructed.

He said after the 700 Metres he was able to shift across to race in the one-off position outside CHARITY SPIRIT which was racing behind the leader BEAUTY SPARKLE.

He said he placed CHARITY JOY under pressure near the 500 Metres and immediately became concerned with the manner in which CHARITY JOY was travelling as it did not quicken as he expected it would.

He added he placed the horse under heavy pressure rounding the Home Turn, however, CHARITY JOY still did not respond to his riding and stayed on only one-paced until approaching the 100 Metres after which point it then gave ground.

Trainer C S Shum said he believed the disappointing performance could be attributed to the manner in which CHARITY JOY jumped and then had to be used up in the early stages to obtain a position close to the speed.

He said CHARITY JOY is a young horse and as this was only its second start in Class 2, he believed it may not be seasoned enough to overcome any adverse incidents in its races.

A veterinary inspection of CHARITY JOY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.