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Race Results:

11 April 2018 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 7 - POTTINGER PEAK HANDICAP

Class 2 - 1650M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:40:47
Sectional Time: 28.42 25.66 23.51 22.88

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14STAR MAJESTIC (S093)B. PrebbleP. O'Sullivan84121285541:40:472-2-1-154.20 23.39 22.88
29CIRCUIT GLORY (A402)J. MoreiraJ. Moore8111853.280.751:40:593-3-3-254.48 23.47 22.64
31LITTERATEUR (V183)N. CallanR. Gibson911289.26.411.751:40:744-4-4-354.48 23.63 22.63
45RICKFIELD (V046)C. SchofieldA. T. Millard831208.89.153.51:41:025-6-5-454.72 23.51 22.79
57INFINITY ENDEAVOUR (A030)M. ChadwickJohn Size82119161293.51:41:041-1-2-554.08 23.75 23.21
62PIKACHU (S298)A. SannaD. Ferraris88125121664 1:41:106-5-6-654.72 23.75 22.63
78PATRIOT HERO (B159)K. TeetanD. Ferraris821191317105.51:41:3310-10-9-755.36 23.67 22.30
86WINNING FAITH (A253)M. F. PoonC. S. Shum831152.12.835.51:41:347-7-7-854.96 23.75 22.63
910GENERAL SHERMAN (V125)K. C. NgA. S. Cruz81115379976.51:41:529-8-8-955.04 23.83 22.65
103IMPERIAL GALLANTRY (T028)T. BerryP. O'Sullivan87124201929.51:42:008-9-10-1055.20 23.91 22.89
Sire:Sakhee's Secret
Breed of the Winning Horse:STAR MAJESTIC
Dam:Dantessa
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 559.5
place 4 93.5
9 12
1 20.5
quinella 4-9 592.5
quinella place 4-9 170
1-4 331
1-9 39
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 47
tierce 4-9-1 13883
trio 1-4-9 1174
first 4 1-4-5-9 1904
quartet 4-9-1-5 88626
6th double (5-4) $2185.0
6th double consulation (5-9) $44.5
2nd double trio (2,5,7/1,4,9) $37983.0

Recap by phillip woo

Star Majestic reclaimed the lead from Infinity Endeavour at the 550m and held off the late surge of Circuit Glory to ring up a third win this term and seventh success over this Valley trip. He got the slow sections to suit but is never one to write off at the Valley. Circuit Glory stayed on nicely for second travelling one off in third. He's itching to salute in his past three starts. Litterateur stayed on well for third carrying top weight to continue his solid run of form recently over this Valley trip. Rickfield made a steady bid travelling fore of midfield to fill a Quartet spot. He requires a further trip. Infinity Endeavour gradually faded after settling slow sections. It wasn't a bad effort first time over the mile after some solid form over the 1,200m. Patriot Hero made some ground from the rear of the field. He requires a faster pace and longer trip. Favourite Winning Faith had his streak halted at three when failing to get into the act from behind midfield.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (564) - POTTINGER PEAK HANDICAP - Class 2 - 1650Meters

PIKACHU was checked on jumping when crowded for room between GENERAL SHERMAN and RICKFIELD which shifted out abruptly.

In this incident, GENERAL SHERMAN became badly unbalanced when bumped on the hindquarters by PIKACHU and as a result shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of CIRCUIT GLORY which also became unbalanced.

IMPERIAL GALLANTRY lost its right front plate shortly after the start.

From the outside barrier, PATRIOT HERO was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

Apprentice M F Poon (WINNING FAITH) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that approaching the 1000 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of IMPERIAL GALLANTRY, causing that horse to be checked and to lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

Apprentice Poon was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 and to expire on Thursday, 3 May 2018 on which day he may resume race riding (3 Hong Kong racedays).

In addition, Apprentice Poon was fined $25,000.

Passing the 500 Metres, INFINITY ENDEAVOUR momentarily raced in restricted room inside STAR MAJESTIC.

Near the 250 Metres, INFINITY ENDEAVOUR raced tight inside CIRCUIT GLORY which got its head on the side and lay in.

Near the 50 Metres, K Teetan (PATRIOT HERO) dropped his right rein.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of WINNING FAITH, Apprentice M F Poon stated that he was asked to clear IMPERIAL GALLANTRY and LITTERATEUR to his inside in the early stages in order to have WINNING FAITH in as forward a position as possible given that it was anticipated that the race would not be run at a fast tempo.

He said however that on jumping WINNING FAITH was slow to begin and because of this, despite being ridden along in the early stages, was required to race much further back in the field than had been intended.

He said after initially racing in a three wide position, WINNING FAITH was able to obtain cover behind RICKFIELD near the 1000 Metres.

He said the pace of the race in the early and middle stages was slow and when the tempo quickened after the 800 Metres, WINNING FAITH was left flat-footed and was unable to quicken with the remainder of the field.

He said WINNING FAITH subsequently finished off the race only one-paced.

He added whilst it may have appeared that WINNING FAITH was disappointing, he believed that having to race back in the field after being slow to begin and with the fluctuating tempo of the race at various stages had not advantaged WINNING FAITH.

A veterinary inspection of WINNING FAITH immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of IMPERIAL GALLANTRY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.

WINNING FAITH, STAR MAJESTIC and CIRCUIT GLORY were sent for sampling.