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31 March 2016 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 8 - TAI HANG HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.1
Sectional Time: 23.60 23.45 23.11

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14LINE SEEKER (S269)Z. PurtonP. O'Sullivan821302.61.931:10.11-1-123.60 23.45 23.11
29IMPERIAL CHAMPION (P416)G. LerenaC. Fownes771252699121.501:10.412-11-225.00 23.05 22.35
36RAINBOW FIGHTER (N193)N. CallanD. Cruz801289.31221.751:10.44-3-323.88 23.37 23.19
47GOLDEN DEER (P121)M. ChadwickT. P. Yung78126339963.501:10.710-9-424.52 23.37 22.81
512WONDERFUL JOURNEY (T402)E da SilvaP. F. Yiu65115219893.751:10.77-5-524.08 23.41 23.28
65PEACE N PROSPERITY (T210)K. K. ChiongK. L. Man821208.81443.751:10.73-4-623.80 23.57 23.41
78FOREVER RED (T365)J. MoreiraJohn Size771254.73.1551:10.92-2-723.64 23.45 23.85
81GENERAL IRON (P429)N. RawillerC. S. Shum85133811751:10.96-6-824.00 23.53 23.42
92AMBER DRAGON (P229)C. Y. HoA. S. Cruz841303047117.501:11.311-12-924.84 23.41 23.10
1011GRACYDAD (V200)T. H. SoD. Hall70116253217.751:11.39-10-1024.40 23.49 23.49
113HELLA HEDGE (P355)H. N. WongK. W. Lui83124214489.251:11.65-7-1123.96 23.69 23.97
1210BORNTOACHIEVE (T313)K. TeetanY. S. Tsui7512321351011.751:12.08-8-1224.20 23.61 24.22
Sire:O'reilly
Breed of the Winning Horse:LINE SEEKER
Dam:Hooked Ona Feeling
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 19
place 4 12.5
9 177.5
6 23
quinella 4-9 1235
quinella place 4-9 319
4-6 47
6-9 992.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 12
tierce 4-9-6 11810
trio 4-6-9 2683
first 4 4-6-7-9 21252
quartet 4-9-6-7 250448
7th double (7-4) $96.0
7th double consulation (7-9) $540.5
treble (5/7/4) $346.0
treble consulation (5/7/9) $4068.0
six up (7,10/7,11/7,8/5,9/2,7/4,9) $583.00
six up bonus (7/7/7/5/7/4) $2,031.00
jockey challenge winner 1[JMoreira]

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Line Seeker jumped very well to lead from gate three, cornered a half-length on top from second favourite Forever Red and drew clear to make it three on the bounce this season despite a switch to the Valley. Imperial Champion finished nicely to grab second at cricket score odds when ridden quietly for a change from a wide gate. Rainbow Fighter plugged on following a box-seat run for a placing. Golden Deer ran on steadily with three wider out after biding his time third from the rear to further add value to the Quartet. Wonderful Journey stayed on reasonably well near the inside following a rails run three back to just miss a Quartet spot in a pleasing debut effort. Peace N Prosperity came up one-paced over the final 100m following a prominent run with cover. Second favourite Forever Red was stopping 150m out after parking outside the leader in the run. General Iron didn't have much left in the tank 100m out after a torrid run in midfield. Specked late, Gracydad never got going after travelling fourth from the rear in his first outing at the Valley.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (526)-TAI HANG HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200Metres

Mr C Fownes, the trainer of IMPERIAL CHAMPION, stated that the horse had not been settling in its races and had travelled too keenly and as a consequence had not been finishing off its races.

He said therefore he instructed G Lerena to shift the horse across behind runners in the early stages and ride it quietly in the hope that it would be able to close off the race stronger than it had been in its recent starts.

Accordingly IMPERIAL CHAMPION was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

Despite being ridden along in the early stages, AMBER DRAGON failed to muster speed and shortly after the start was shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.

Making the turn after the 1100 Metres, PEACE N PROSPERITY was crowded for room between FOREVER RED and LINE SEEKER which shifted out.

In this incident, FOREVER RED became unbalanced after being bumped on the hindquarters by PEACE N PROSPERITY.

After racing very wide making the turn after the 1100 Metres, GENERAL IRON, HELLA HEDGE and BORNTOACHIEVE were all steadied after entering the Back Straight in an attempt to obtain cover.

HELLA HEDGE was however left racing wide and without cover after the 800 Metres.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, WONDERFUL JOURNEY shifted out and bumped GENERAL IRON on a number of occasions, resulting in that horse being awkwardly placed close to the heels of PEACE N PROSPERITY.

Near the 100 Metres, GOLDEN DEER shifted out towards the heels of PEACE N PROSPERITY when improving into tight running between that horse and FOREVER RED.

G Lerena (IMPERIAL CHAMPION) was warned against the practice of raising his whip arm above the height of his shoulder.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of FOREVER RED, J Moreira stated that he had to make more use of the horse in the early stages than had been hoped in order to cross PEACE N PROSPERITY to its inside.

He said it was not until near the 800 Metres that he was able to cross that horse.

He said FOREVER RED was then able to travel outside the eventual winner LINE SEEKER, however, due to the use made of it in the early stages of the race FOREVER RED came under pressure rounding the Home Turn and then was not able to finish off the race.

A veterinary inspection of FOREVER RED immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

LINE SEEKER and IMPERIAL CHAMPION were sent for sampling.


GENERAL: 1.

28 March 2016 Sha Tin Racemeeting - Race 11 (518) The Stewards tonight interviewed Apprentice K K Chiong regarding her riding of PIKACHU in this race.

Apprentice Chiong stated that she had been asked to have the horse racing in a handy position on this occasion, however, PIKACHU was slow to begin and consequently was left racing at the rear of the field.

She said after initially riding her mount along in an endeavour to make up some lost ground, PIKACHU was following RACING HERO approaching and passing the 1200 Metres.

She said that in advance of RACING HERO, she felt that it may have been possible to obtain a three wide position and for this reason she allowed PIKACHU to improve its way forward of RACING HERO, however, PIKACHU was not able to shift in due to runners being positioned to its inside and for this reason PIKACHU was left racing in a four wide position without cover.

Apprentice Chiong agreed that in retrospect after being slow to begin, she should have allowed PIKACHU to remain racing with cover towards the rear.

Apprentice Chiong was advised to ensure that, wherever possible, she does not cover unnecessary ground so as to afford horses ridden by her the opportunity to finish off their race.

2.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 28 March 2016 Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of EASY AHEAD, ORIENTAL FANTASIA, VOLITATION, WINNER ST PAUL'S, RIGHT CALL, DYNAMIC VOYAGE, DRAGON MASTER, ADVENTURER, BOLD STITCH, RAGING BULL, MELLIFLUENT, HAPPILABABY, HAPPY ROCKY, HELEN'S CHOICE, HURRICANE KID, LUCKY GUY, BERLINI, THE SHOW, JOYFUL MOMENTS, VERBINSKY, TONYBOY, MR STUNNING, RAPPER DRAGON and SERGEANT TITANIUM revealed no apparent abnormality.

3.

Racing Laboratory tests of DOUBLE MASTER, OCTAL LUCK, HIGHLAND DRAGON, PERPETUAL JOYANCE, OCEAN ROAR, KIM GLORY, CIRCUIT KING, MIGHTY EQUUS, WINNING TALENT, CIRCUIT STAR, SUM WIN DRAGON, ORACLE, BEAUTY KINGDOM, GREAT CHARM, CHOICE TREASURE, MAGICAL BEAUTY, ROBUST MOMENTUM, TIMELY ARRIVED, GOOD LUCK BOY, MCQUEEN, BASIC TRILOGY, PHOTON WILLIE (16.3.16) and FAST AND FURIOUS, GOOD METHOD, WINNING VIBE, FRIENDS OF NANJING, I'M A WITNESS, MR PICASSO, HAPPY COOPERATION, SUPERIOR BOY, LIGHTNING AND GOLD, CALIFORNIA JOY, GOOD FOR YOU, ROUGE ET BLANC, LOTUS STRIKES BACK, PRECISION KING, RAPPER DRAGON, LUCKY BUBBLES, KEY WITNESS, MIDNIGHT RATTLER, LUCKY EVER, WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, WERTHER, VICTORY MAGIC, UNICORN, GENERAL OF PATCH, PO CHING TREASURE (20.3.16) proved negative.

SUMMARY: 1.

Withdrawals Race 1: VIVACIOUS WINNER on raceday morning on veterinary advice.

Race 5: FAIRY EAGLE on 30.3.16 on veterinary advice.

2.

Fine Race 6: K Teetan (CHATER DREAM): $2,000 for presenting himself to weigh out in the incorrect colours.

3.

Severe Reprimand Race 5: Y T Cheng (TEN SPEED) re his riding from after the 500 Metres until entering the Straight.

4.

Reprimands Race 1: Apprentice K K Chiong (SOUTHCHINA COMMAND) for shifting in approaching the winning post on the first occasion.

K C Ng (CASA JUNIOR) re his riding in the early and middle stages.

5.

Warnings Race 1: K C Ng (CASA JUNIOR) for shifting in passing the 400 Metres.

Apprentice K K Chiong (SOUTHCHINA COMMAND) re her riding in the middle stages.

Race 6: Y T Cheng (GRAND HARBOUR) re the manner in which he rode his mount out over the concluding stages.

Race 8: G Lerena (IMPERIAL CHAMPION) for raising his whip arm above the height of his shoulder General: Apprentice K K Chiong (PIKACHU) re her riding in the early and middle stages.

6.

Suspension Race 5: K Teetan (SPEEDY WALLY) for careless riding passing the 50 Metres (11 - 17 April 2016 on which day he may resume race riding - 2 Hong Kong racedays).

7.

Barrier Trial Race 5: STRATUM POWER 8.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 1: VIVACIOUS WINNER Race 2: WHISTLE BLOWER Race 5: FAIRY EAGLE STRATUM POWER Race 6: FIVE UP HIGH LAND GRANT