Results / Latest Results

Race Results:

29 November 2017 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 7 - HO MAN TIN HANDICAP - Sec1

Class 3 - 1200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09:97
Sectional Time: 23.90 23.03 23.04

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
17CALIFORNIA FORTUNE (A415)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz701247.84.251:09:971-1-123.90 23.03 23.04
22WONDERFUL JOURNEY (T402)M. F. PoonP. F. Yiu79126136.830.751:10:103-3-224.14 22.99 22.97
34GAMECHANGERS (A162)B. PrebbleJohn Size731276.76.462.251:10:344-4-324.22 23.07 23.05
410ALL BEST FRIENDS (A217)H. T. MoK. L. Man64111131312.51:10:366-5-424.38 23.07 22.91
59SUNNY DRAGON (V412)K. C. LeungR. Gibson69121193574.251:10:667-7-524.46 23.07 23.13
66JOLLY CONVERGENCE (V293)C. SchofieldT. P. Yung71125121724.51:10:709-9-624.66 23.03 23.01
75SUPER LEADER (V016)T. BerryC. H. Yip731272973125 1:10:7712-12-725.18 22.79 22.80
88HAPPY SURVEYS (T248)D. WhyteD. Ferraris70124154945 1:10:7811-11-824.90 22.99 22.89
91MEGA HEART (A148)N. RawillerC. Fownes791332.22.497.251:11:155-6-924.38 23.11 23.66
1011HAPPY BAO BEI (S172)J. MoreiraY. S. Tsui641182639117.51:11:1910-8-1024.74 22.95 23.50
113ACE KING (T331)K. TeetanL. Ho741283575107.751:11:202-2-1124.02 23.07 24.11
1212ENREACHING (V291)C. Y. HoF. C. Lor61114274188.251:11:318-10-1224.62 23.27 23.42
Sire:Fastnet Rock
Breed of the Winning Horse:CALIFORNIA FORTUNE
Dam:Mimi Lebrock
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 7 42.5
place 7 16.5
2 19.5
4 19
quinella 2-7 112.5
quinella place 2-7 46.5
4-7 48
2-4 56
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 23
tierce 7-2-4 1102
trio 2-4-7 215
first 4 2-4-7-10 390
quartet 7-2-4-10 5968
6th double (2-7) $832.0
6th double consulation (2-2) $173.0
2nd double trio (2,7,11/2,4,7) $7200.0

Recap by phillip woo

Punted late California Fortune found the front from a middle gate and kept on gamely for a second-up win. He's got more improvement to come and can head higher. Fancied late Wonderful Journey stuck on well after settling box seat in the run. He's a winner waiting to happen at this level. Gamechangers closed off reasonably well following a prominent run. He's crying out for a longer trip. All Best Friends made some ground following a midfield run to fill a Quartet spot. He hasn't been far off the mark in his past two starts but may need to work his way into Class Four before saluting. Sunny Dragon made some ground without ever looking a threat travelling one off worse than midfield. He can pop up now and then. Favourite Mega Heart had nothing left in the drive after a tough run without cover in midfield. Super Leader made some ground late from the rear of the field after going back from a wide gate.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (233) - HO MAN TIN HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200Meters

HAPPY SURVEYS began only fairly.

ENREACHING shifted in at the start and bumped SUNNY DRAGON.

From the outside barriers, HAPPY BAO BEI and SUPER LEADER were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

When questioned, N Rawiller stated that up in distance to 1200 Metres, Trainer C Fownes advised that it was his preference for MEGA HEART to obtain a position in about midfield with cover if it was possible.

He said, from barrier 9, he initially allowed the horse to stride forward without riding it along with a view to establishing whether he may be able to obtain a position as instructed.

He said due to ENREACHING being ridden along to its inside, he believed that he would have had to make a lot of use of MEGA HEART to clear that horse and in any case it was likely that the horse would not be able to obtain cover and therefore near the 1100 Metres he commenced to steady MEGA HEART with a view to obtaining cover behind ENREACHING.

He said when he did this MEGA HEART proved very difficult to settle and would not relax and he was therefore not able, despite his considerable efforts, to have the horse steady sufficiently to obtain the position behind ENREACHING.

He added because of the manner in which MEGA HEART was racing, he was left racing very wide outside ENREACHING making the turn after the 1000 Metres.

He said as MEGA HEART was over-racing quite badly, he allowed the horse to stride forward of ENREACHING to establish whether he might be able to obtain a position with cover behind GAMECHANGERS.

He said however that MEGA HEART continued to prove very difficult to settle, would not relax and over-raced badly along the Back Straight when required to race without cover.

He said because MEGA HEART was required to race without cover and due primarily to the horse's failure to relax, MEGA HEART then was not able to finish off the race.

The Stewards will question Trainer C Fownes regarding the riding instructions given to Jockey Rawiller and the performance of the horse, prior to the Sha Tin racemeeting to be conducted on Sunday, 3 December 2017 as he had left the course immediately after this race.

A veterinary inspection of MEGA HEART immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

Before being allowed to race again, MEGA HEART will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

MEGA HEART, CALIFORNIA FORTUNE and WONDERFUL JOURNEY were sent for sampling.