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Race Results:

3 April 2016 - Sha Tin


Class 4 - 1600M - B+2
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:35.3
Sectional Time: 24.59 23.18 24.06 23.54

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
15CALIFORNIA JOY (T406)C. Y. HoA. S. Cruz541263.8321:35.38-7-4-148.45 23.82 23.10
29STAR OF BOND (P200)G. MosseT. P. Yung50124262731.501:35.61-1-1-247.77 24.06 23.79
313FORTUNE GIGGLES (S346)C. SchofieldY. S. Tsui45119313491.751:35.610-9-9-348.69 23.94 23.03
412CHANCELLOR (M347)N. CallanA. S. Cruz45120182712.251:35.73-3-3-448.09 23.98 23.65
54GORGEOUS LEGEND (T122)N. RawillerC. S. Shum551298.48.442.501:35.75-5-5-548.25 24.02 23.51
61HAPPY AGILITY (T184)J. MoreiraP. F. Yiu581326.13.252.751:35.76-8-7-648.45 24.10 23.24
72JAEGER BOMB (P281)C. K. TongC. Fownes571293295113.251:35.814-14-13-749.01 23.86 23.00
88ROYALE ELEGANCE (S098)K. TeetanJ. Moore511251314133.251:35.811-13-10-848.97 23.74 23.17
910WEALTHY FORTUNE (P324)K. C. LeungK. L. Man49121234483.251:35.89-10-12-948.73 24.02 23.14
107BULB MASTER (T139)Z. PurtonP. O'Sullivan521263.74.875.501:36.22-2-2-1048.05 24.02 24.18
1111MY FOLKS (T323)K. C. NgC. W. Chang4811792991081:36.613-11-11-1148.73 24.02 23.89
123GIANT TURTLE (T391)D. WhyteA. Schutz551296499148.251:36.77-6-8-1248.41 24.18 24.11
1314SIR JOHN (P344)H. N. WongW. Y. So4010762991212.501:37.34-4-6-1348.21 24.22 24.93
146RED PEONY (T014)B. PrebbleA. Lee5412811366141:37.612-12-14-1448.97 23.94 24.70
Sire:Fastnet Rock
Breed of the Winning Horse:CALIFORNIA JOY
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 5 30
place 5 15
9 68.5
13 68.5
quinella 5-9 778
quinella place 5-9 211.5
5-13 219
9-13 616.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 19.5
tierce 5-9-13 9491
trio 5-9-13 2698
first 4 5-9-12-13 7985
quartet 5-9-13-12 100486
5th double (2-5) $331.5
5th double consulation (2-9) $604.5
triple trio consolation (4,9,12/2,11,13/
Any combination)
triple trio jackpot $13,312,362.00
(10 Apr 2016)

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite California Joy settled midfield along the fence, shouldered his way recklessly into the open four deep at the 330m and quickened well to take control 120m out for back-to-back wins. He's got more to come. Star Of Bond easily found the front from gate three, cornered near two lengths on top and battled well to hold second from the fast-finishing Fortune Giggles who was finishing strongly with one wider out after being posted three deep or worse travelling fifth from the rear. Chancellor shifted into the open three deep at the 250m after a box-seat run and kept on reasonably well for a Quartet spot. Gorgeous Legend travelled one off the fence in fifth, lost his action when severely getting bumped by California Joy approaching the 300m and kept on evenly thereafter. Happy Agility had straightened three deep after travelling one off the fence worse than midfield, dropped to the fence 200m out and ran on steadily thereafter without menacing. Royale Elegance was getting going late down the outside without threatening after travelling third from the rear. Bulb Master didn't see out the mile after stalking the leader one off the fence.

Racing Incident Report

Race Six: (532)-POLLOCK HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1600Metres

CALIFORNIA JOY began awkwardly and lost ground.

MY FOLKS shifted out at the start and bumped JAEGER BOMB.

Near the 1300 Metres, HAPPY AGILITY was steadied away from the heels of BULB MASTER (Z Purton) which shifted in when not properly clear and then was steadied.

Z Purton was reprimanded and advised to exercise more care when shifting ground in future.

Passing the 1300 Metres, ROYALE ELEGANCE proved very difficult to settle and got its head up on a number of occasions when being steadied.

Near the 1050 Metres, GORGEOUS LEGEND and HAPPY AGILITY raced tight.

Approaching the 500 Metres, CALIFORNIA JOY shifted out and made contact with the hindquarters of GORGEOUS LEGEND which became unbalanced.

C Y Ho (CALIFORNIA JOY) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 350 Metres he directed his mount out, resulting in CALIFORNIA JOY making heaving contact with GORGEOUS LEGEND, causing that horse and CALIFORNIA JOY to become badly unbalanced.

C Y Ho was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Sunday, 17 April 2016 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Sha Tin racemeeting on Sunday, 10 April 2016.

In addition, C Y Ho was fined $25,000 in lieu of a suspension for a period incorporating 1 further raceday.

In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey Ho's good race riding record during the most recent 2014/2015 and current racing seasons, however, also had regard to the degree of interference suffered by GORGEOUS LEGEND which, in the opinion of the Stewards, was at the higher end.

Throughout the race, SIR JOHN travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, K C Leung (WEALTHY FORTUNE) stated that it was anticipated today's race would be run at a good tempo as there were a number of horses engaged which normally race in a forward position.

He said with WEALTHY FORTUNE dropping back in distance to 1600 Metres, he was asked to ensure that the horse began positively and then obtain a position with cover in the early stages.

He said after WEALTHY FORTUNE began well, he rode his mount along in the initial stages and then approaching the 1500 Metres commenced to shift it in to obtain cover closer to the rail.

He said he had hoped to follow GORGEOUS LEGEND in the run, however, HAPPY AGILITY, which was racing in advance of WEALTHY FORTUNE, was steadying and this resulted in WEALTHY FORTUNE racing slightly further back than had been anticipated to continue to follow that horse.

He said this also resulted in WEALTHY FORTUNE being awkwardly placed close to the heels of HAPPY AGILITY passing the 1000 Metres.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of BULB MASTER, Z Purton stated that stepping up in distance today, the horse was able to obtain a forward position without having to be made use of.

He said however that BULB MASTER did not travel comfortably throughout the early and middle stages and was inclined to race with its head on the side.

He said BULB MASTER came under pressure rounding the Home Turn and then, despite being ridden out in the Straight, was disappointing in the manner in which it failed to close off the race.

He added BULB MASTER raced "flat" today.

A veterinary inspection of BULB MASTER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of RED PEONY immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse's trachea.

CALIFORNIA JOY and STAR OF BOND were sent for sampling.