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Race Results:

13 September 2015 - Sha Tin


Class 4 - 1200M - C
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09.4
Sectional Time: 24.00 22.66 22.81

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12POPPING CANDY (S415)H. N. WongC. Fownes601236.58.631:09.43-2-124.20 22.46 22.81
21DIVINE BOY (T163)G. MosseY. S. Tsui601335.67.940.501:09.55-4-224.36 22.46 22.75
34HAPPY AGILITY (T184)R. FourieP. F. Yiu591322.82.482.751:09.94-6-324.36 22.66 22.93
48ENERGETIC CLASS (T082)Y. T. ChengC. W. Chang48121729924.251:10.19-8-424.68 22.46 22.99
511FRIENDS FOREVER (T079)K. K. ChiongD. Cruz461093590114.501:10.11-3-524.00 22.70 23.48
65SHARP HUNTER (P097)D. WhyteD. Ferraris58131121275.251:10.38-9-624.60 22.58 23.13
79ORACLE (N115)K. C. LeungD. Cruz47118302055.501:10.310-7-724.76 22.34 23.24
83ELITE SPIRIT (S200)B. PrebbleW. Y. So59132108.766.501:10.56-5-824.44 22.46 23.62
910FAITHFUL BOY (T089)C. SchofieldY. S. Tsui461192127108.751:10.87-11-924.60 22.78 23.47
106TRIBAL GLORY (S395)N. CallanP. F. Yiu50123999999.251:10.911-12-1024.96 22.46 23.52
117JIMSON THE FAMOUS (T253)K. C. NgC. H. Yip491179999129.501:10.912-10-1125.08 22.30 23.60
1212OCTAL LUCK (T205)J. MoreiraA. Lee451184.53.8112.751:11.52-1-1224.16 22.50 24.84
Sire:Churchill Downs
Breed of the Winning Horse:POPPING CANDY
Dam:Rose Line
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 86.5
place 2 20.5
1 21.5
4 13
quinella 1-2 259.5
quinella place 1-2 75
2-4 42
1-4 42
tierce 2-1-4 1088
trio 1-2-4 151
first 4 1-2-4-8 2426
quartet 2-1-4-8 66651
2nd double (9-2) $605.5
2nd double consulation (9-1) $92.0

Recap by phillip woo

Popping Candy issued his challenge to hit the front 350m out following a one-off run in third and repelled a challenge from Divine Boy to erase his maiden status at his 13th start. Divine Boy cornered one off the fence following a rail's run in midfield and just failed to wear down Popping Candy over the final 150m. The claimer's allowance was the difference in the end. Favourite Happy Agility was left racing without cover in a prominent spot from a tricky gate, cornered widest out and closed off reasonably well for a placing 50m out. He had excuses. Outsider Energetic Class travelled fourth from the rear near the inside after jumping slowly, straightened one off the fence and ran on well to inject some value into the Quartet in a much-improved effort with a tongue-tie. Friends Forever led narrowly coming to the final bend and kept up a reasonable gallop for a minor pay slip. Sharp Hunter made some ground with two wider out from behind midfield. Oracle ran on six deep without menacing after travelling third from the rear. Elite Spirit was one-paced following a one-off run with cover in midfield.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (021)-FOSHAN HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Metres

TRIBAL GLORY and JIMSON THE FAMOUS were slow to begin.

ENERGETIC CLASS lifted its front feet off the ground as the start was effected and lost ground.

Shortly after the start, ORACLE was crowded for room between ELITE SPIRIT and DIVINE BOY which got its head on the side and shifted out.

Approaching the 200 Metres, SHARP HUNTER was shifted out away from the heels of ORACLE which in turn was taken out by ELITE SPIRIT.

Throughout the race, FAITHFUL BOY travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, R Fourie stated that, from barrier 8, he had been asked to ride HAPPY AGILITY in a forward position but obtain cover if possible.

He said in the early stages he commenced to shift HAPPY AGILITY across to race outside POPPING CANDY and for a brief moment felt that there may have been an opportunity to obtain cover behind that horse, however, ELITE SPIRIT was ridden along to establish its position to the inside of HAPPY AGILITY and as such he was not able to cross into a two wide position with cover.

He said as the race was being run at an even tempo, he did not believe it would be in the best interests of HAPPY AGILITY to ride his mount along in order to possibly cross POPPING CANDY.

He added that as a consequence HAPPY AGILITY was then left racing in a three wide position without cover.

He said after the 700 Metres and particularly rounding the Home Turn HAPPY AGILITY got its head on the side and lay out.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of OCTAL LUCK, J Moreira stated that his mount travelled well in a forward position in the early and middle stages and he felt as though the horse was going to finish off the race strongly.

He said however after passing FRIENDS FOREVER in the early part of the Straight the horse then commenced to give ground despite being ridden along.

He said the manner in which OCTAL LUCK weakened over the final 200 Metres was particularly alarming and he felt that the horse may be experiencing a problem given the manner in which it compounded.

Mr A Lee, the trainer of OCTAL LUCK, stated that he was not able to offer any explanation for the disappointing performance of the horse.

He said having in mind the manner in which OCTAL LUCK weakened badly, he would consider altering that horse's gear in its future starts including removing the blinkers.

A veterinary inspection of OCTAL LUCK immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

The performance of OCTAL LUCK was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, OCTAL LUCK will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

A veterinary inspection of ELITE SPIRIT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.

HAPPY AGILITY, POPPING CANDY and DIVINE BOY were sent for sampling.