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27 September 2017 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 6 - THE CITI SPRINT CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP)

Class 3 - 1200M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09:69
Sectional Time: 24.24 22.98 22.47

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
111STARLIGHT (V273)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip651213.82.561:09:695-5-124.76 22.86 22.07
28GRACE HEART (S399)N. CallanC. Fownes671239.319102 1:10:024-3-224.48 22.94 22.60
36HEALTHY LUCK (A064)D. WhyteK. L. Man72128107.2112.51:10:122-1-324.24 22.98 22.90
41BRAVE LEGEND (A260)M. ChadwickT. P. Yung771334.13.523.251:10:217-6-425.00 22.86 22.35
512BOND ELEGANCE (A007)J. MoreiraJohn Size621188.71214 1:10:343-4-524.40 23.14 22.80
610YOUNG EMPIRE (V116)W. M. LaiW. Y. So66122203094.51:10:411-2-624.24 23.10 23.07
75DOUBLE VALENTINE (A163)K. C. NgA. S. Cruz74127284854.751:10:449-7-725.24 22.82 22.38
82BREEDERS' STAR (V197)K. TeetanD. Ferraris771338.61034.751:10:468-9-825.12 23.02 22.32
93NUCLEAR POWER (A244)M. F. PoonD. Hall75124111047.251:10:8310-11-925.36 23.06 22.41
107WINNING SUPREME (A351)H. N. WongY. S. Tsui69120459987.51:10:876-8-1024.96 23.18 22.73
104WINNERS FOLLOW ME (A394)B. PrebbleC. S. Shum75131177977.51:10:8711-10-1025.48 22.82 22.57
129WINNERS PIONEER (V195)M. L. YeungL. Ho671216399128.51:11:0312-12-1225.84 22.74 22.45
Sire:Red Element
Breed of the Winning Horse:STARLIGHT
Dam:Bush Triumph
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 11 25.5
place 11 13
8 48.5
6 20
quinella 8-11 315
quinella place 8-11 105.5
6-11 38
6-8 162.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 15
tierce 11-8-6 1960
trio 6-8-11 503
first 4 1-6-8-11 423
quartet 11-8-6-1 9089
5th double (10-11) $347.0
5th double consulation (10-8) $223.5
triple trio consolation (7,11,12/9,10,12/
Any Combination)
$143447.0
triple trio jackpot $1625731.0
(5 Oct 2017)

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Starlight peeled out rounding the final bend after travelling handy along the fence and quickened well to win going away 120m out for a third win from his past four starts over this Valley trip despite a rise in class. He has more points in hand. Grace Heart stayed on well for second after landing a nice spot one-out, one-back from a wide gate to add to his good form from late last season after abandoning the blinkers. He might be able to get away with a race at this level. Healthy Luck is another to follow from this race. He grudgingly gave way after driving forward out wide from a wide gate to lead one off outside Young Empire. Brave Legend ran on a non-threatening fourth following a midfield run. The rise in weight following a last-start win appeared to anchor him and he may require a claimer's allowance. Bond Elegance had no excuse following a box-seat run but down the line looks a definite winning chance down in class on either surface.

Racing Incident Report

Race Six: (70) - THE CITI SPRINT CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP) - Class 3 - 1200Meters

BRAVE LEGEND began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped heavily with BREEDERS' STAR, resulting in that horse being severely hampered and taken out onto NUCLEAR POWER which was also hampered and shifted out and bumped heavily with DOUBLE VALENTINE which, after beginning awkwardly, then lost further ground.

YOUNG EMPIRE and GRACE HEART bumped at the start.

After making contact with GRACE HEART, YOUNG EMPIRE became unbalanced and shifted in, hampering WINNING SUPREME and WINNERS FOLLOW ME.

From the outside barrier, WINNERS PIONEER was steadied at the start and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.

Passing the 1100 Metres, BRAVE LEGEND shifted out and brushed BREEDERS' STAR which in turn shifted out and inconvenienced NUCLEAR POWER.

Approaching the 800 Metres, BREEDERS' STAR commenced to prove difficult to settle and shifted out away from the heels of WINNING SUPREME which was taken out by STARLIGHT.

When questioned, Apprentice M F Poon stated that when crowded for room soon after the start, NUCLEAR POWER became unbalanced.

He said whilst it was intended to ride NUCLEAR POWER in about a midfield position, when caught three wide outside BREEDERS' STAR approaching the first turn, he elected to steady his mount and shift in behind BREEDERS' STAR to obtain cover which resulted in NUCLEAR POWER settling further back in the field than had been intended.

He said as the race was run at a slow tempo in the early stages and developed into a sprint home, NUCLEAR POWER was disadvantaged by the tempo of the race and in all the circumstances he felt the horse closed off the race in a reasonable manner.

A veterinary inspection of NUCLEAR POWER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

STARLIGHT and GRACE HEART were sent for sampling.