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28 March 2018 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 4 - THE VOLUNTEERS' CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP)

Class 2 - 1200M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:08:63
Sectional Time: 23.18 22.15 23.30

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14CALIFORNIA WHIP (A114)J. MoreiraA. S. Cruz931233.12.321:08:634-4-123.54 22.15 22.94
28E-SUPER (T010)M. F. PoonK. L. Man8511023133N 1:08:691-1-223.18 22.15 23.36
37FORTUNE BOOTH (A418)K. C. LeungM. Freedman871177.77.941.51:08:877-5-323.94 21.95 22.98
42MAGIC LEGEND (A170)D. WhyteJ. Moore1001302.95.312 1:08:963-2-423.54 22.03 23.39
56BLOCKER DEE (T374)C. SchofieldC. Fownes881182755123.751:09:2110-10-524.22 22.23 22.76
612COUNTRY MELODY (T011)W. M. LaiF. C. Lor81113253393.751:09:2412-12-624.38 22.31 22.55
73PERPETUAL JOYANCE (V229)O. DoleuzeJohn Size99129121954.51:09:349-7-724.18 21.99 23.17
89GREAT HONOUR (B166)K. C. NgR. Gibson82110759965 1:09:4211-11-824.30 22.27 22.85
911MOMENTUM LUCKY (V151)M. L. YeungT. P. Yung82112283085.251:09:456-8-923.90 22.31 23.24
105ALMABABY (V057)A. SannaY. S. Tsui881182225105.251:09:468-9-1023.98 22.27 23.21
111FABULOUS ONE (T005)H. N. WongW. Y. So103128108.477.51:09:835-6-1123.82 22.15 23.86
1210JUMBO LUCK (V068)M. ChadwickK. W. Lui821133110117.751:09:862-3-1223.30 22.27 24.29
Sire:Giant's Causeway
Breed of the Winning Horse:CALIFORNIA WHIP
Dam:Canterbury Lace
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 23
place 4 11.5
8 33
7 21.5
quinella 4-8 128.5
quinella place 4-8 48
4-7 30.5
7-8 141
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 16
tierce 4-8-7 1010
trio 4-7-8 275
first 4 2-4-7-8 217
quartet 4-8-7-2 3972
3rd double (2-4) $67.0
3rd double consulation (2-8) $163.5
1st double trio (2,4,8/4,7,8) $42108.0

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite California Whip got up 100m out after travelling one-out, one-back for the win. He had been due after placing in his past three starts over this trip. E-Super wouldn't go down without a fight after being hard ridden to lead off a light weight. He has been sprinting very well over this course this season. Fortune Booth came on nicely along the inside travelling behind midfield on the fence to fill a placing. Magic Legend had every chance following a box-seat run. He's trying to find his mark again. Blocker Dee got going late without menacing travelling second from the rear from a wide gate. He rarely runs bad races over this trip but might be on his mark following a win two back on the dirt. Country Melody made ground late from the rear of the field. He doesn't appear from his past few to be far off a bottom. Jumbo Luck tired badly after going forward from a wide gate to stalk the speed. He needed the outing after bleeding in mid-November.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (533) - THE VOLUNTEERS' CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP) - Class 2 - 1200Meters

COUNTRY MELODY was crowded for room on jumping between MOMENTUM LUCKY and ALMABABY which shifted in.

MOMENTUM LUCKY was then bumped by FABULOUS ONE which shifted out, resulting in MOMENTUM LUCKY becoming unbalanced.

From the outside barrier, BLOCKER DEE was shifted across behind runners shortly after the start.

GREAT HONOUR got its head up when being steadied to obtain cover shortly after start.

After initially being ridden along in the early stages, ALMABABY was steadied approaching the 1100 Metres in an attempt to obtain cover behind MOMENTUM LUCKY.

ALMABABY then travelled keenly and was unable to shift in behind MOMENTUM LUCKY which resulted in ALMABABY travelling wide and without cover throughout.

FABULOUS ONE made the turn after the 600 Metres awkwardly.

BLOCKER DEE had some difficulty obtaining clear running approaching the 200 Metres and near the 150 Metres was shifted to the inside of JUMBO LUCK to obtain clear running.

When questioned, Apprentice H N Wong stated that he was given identical instructions to those which he was given last start when riding FABULOUS ONE, those instructions being to obtain a forward position without having to make too much use of the horse.

He said he was asked to attempt to lead the race, however, if another runner was intent on obtaining the lead, then he should allow that horse to go forward and take a trailing position.

He said, unlike at its last start when FABULOUS ONE showed natural early speed, FABULOUS ONE tonight, despite being ridden along in the early stages, did not show the same speed that it showed at its most recent start.

He said FABULOUS ONE became unbalanced at the start after shifting out and bumping MOMENTUM LUCKY and then, despite being ridden along for a considerable distance in the early stages, was reluctant to improve its position.

He said when he noted JUMBO LUCK being aggressively ridden from a wide barrier to obtain a forward position, he formed the view passing the 1100 Metres that it was no longer possible for him to obtain the lead as JUMBO LUCK was showing superior speed to FABULOUS ONE and he felt that if he continued to ride his mount along, FABULOUS ONE would be left racing wide and without cover outside CALIFORNIA WHIP.

He said he therefore made the decision making the first turn near the 1000 Metres to obtain a trailing position behind CALIFORNIA WHIP which resulted in FABULOUS ONE racing further back in the field than had been intended.

He added after obtaining cover behind CALIFORNIA WHIP, FABULOUS ONE travelled keenly.

Mr W Y So, the trainer of FABULOUS ONE, confirmed the instructions had been to obtain a forward position and lead if possible but not to make too much use of the horse to do so in the early stages so that FABULOUS ONE would be given the opportunity to close off the race.

He said it was apparent that FABULOUS ONE did not show the same early speed that it had previously displayed in a number of its races and he was satisfied that Apprentice Wong had made a sufficient endeavour to comply with his instructions.

A veterinary inspection of FABULOUS ONE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of JUMBO LUCK immediately following the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm.

Before being allowed to race again, JUMBO LUCK will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

CALIFORNIA WHIP and E-SUPER were sent for sampling.