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4 July 2018 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 8 - WARATAH HANDICAP

Class 2 - 1650M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:39:12
Sectional Time: 27.57 23.09 24.18 24.28

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
111LIMITLESS (A115)D. WhyteC. Fownes83121117.381:39:125-5-6-151.34 24.10 23.68
27TURIN REDSTAR (B092)K. C. LeungF. C. Lor86124107.271.751:39:382-2-2-250.90 24.18 24.30
36SHARP SAILOR (V188)U. RispoliC. S. Shum861243053112.51:39:5012-12-12-352.06 23.94 23.50
49PRETTY BAUHINIA (A135)C. WongY. S. Tsui84112108.952.751:39:547-6-7-451.50 24.10 23.94
510BLOCKER DEE (T374)C. Y. HoC. Fownes83119151943.251:39:633-3-3-551.06 24.14 24.43
68WINNING FAITH (A253)A. SannaC. S. Shum8612476.3124 1:39:7711-11-4-651.94 23.30 24.53
71CALCULATION (A248)J. MoreiraJohn Size941323.95.264.251:39:791-1-1-750.66 24.18 24.95
82RIVET (B088)S. ClippertonJ. Moore931315.46.415 1:39:949-10-11-851.82 24.10 24.02
912MAGNETISM (V114)C. SchofieldD. Ferraris80118191435.51:39:9910-9-10-951.78 24.02 24.19
103STAR MAJESTIC (S093)B. PrebbleP. O'Sullivan89127101025.751:40:046-8-8-1051.62 24.10 24.32
114BEAUTY SPIRIT (B409)Z. PurtonA. S. Cruz861241314106 1:40:094-4-5-1151.22 24.06 24.81
125KING GENKI (V181)K. C. NgA. S. Cruz86121229498 1:40:408-7-9-1251.62 24.14 24.64
Sire:Lope De Vega
Breed of the Winning Horse:LIMITLESS
Dam:Portelet
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 11 73.5
place 11 31
7 24.5
6 120
quinella 7-11 390
quinella place 7-11 140
6-11 675.5
6-7 520
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 22
tierce 11-7-6 21784
trio 6-7-11 5733
first 4 6-7-9-11 8462
quartet 11-7-6-9 188384
7th double (4-11) $931.5
7th double consulation (4-7) $82.5
treble (11/4/11) $2877.0
treble consulation (11/4/7) $240.0
six up (1,6/2,6/1,6,8,11/2,11/1,4,9/7,11) $1054.0
six up bonus (6/6/1/11/4/11) $756249.0
jockey challenge winner 2 [Z Purton]

Recap by phillip woo

Limitless got the gap when needed at the 200m following a midfield run on the fence to overhaul Turin Redstar 100m out to land a betting plunge. One of his better outings this term was over this course in February and he was suited by the race tempo. Turin Redstar stuck on well for second after stalking the good pace of favourite Calculation in a solid first run over this course. He might still have more upside to come. Sharp Sailor came from last to inject further value into the tierce. He just doesn't know how to run a bad race over this course. Pretty Bauhinia ran on steadily for fourth after travelling one-off in midfield in a pleasing first run in the grade. He likely needs a stronger rider. Blocker Dee kept on reasonably well following a box-seat run. He loves the Valley but is clearly more effective over the 1,200m. Winning Faith hit a flat spot approaching the 100m with his move from near the back at the 800m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (777) - WARATAH HANDICAP - Class 2 - 1650Meters

From the outside barriers, SHARP SAILOR and WINNING FAITH were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Despite being ridden along in the early stages, PRETTY BAUHINIA took some time to muster speed.

Approaching the 1200 Metres, LIMITLESS got its head on the side and lay out towards the heels of BEAUTY SPIRIT.

Passing the 500 Metres, RIVET was awkwardly placed behind STAR MAJESTIC when held up behind that horse.

RIVET then had difficulty obtaining clear running rounding the Home Turn and in the early part of the straight and passing the 200 Metres was shifted in away from the heels of BEAUTY SPIRIT to obtain clear running.

Approaching the 400 Metres, BEAUTY SPIRIT was awkwardly placed close to the heels of TURIN REDSTAR as WINNING FAITH improved around BEAUTY SPIRIT.

Close to the finishing line, SHARP SAILOR got its head on the side and lay in.

When questioned, K C Ng (KING GENKI) stated that it was felt that tonight's race would be run at a good tempo as there were a number of horses engaged in the race that had previously taken up a forward position in their races.

He said he was therefore asked to obtain a position in about midfield or in front of midfield if possible from a wide barrier.

He said on jumping he noticed that BEAUTY SPIRIT to his outside was being hard ridden and as LIMITLESS was being steadied to his inside, he shifted KING GENKI across in order to take up a midfield position.

He said however that due to the makeup of the field he was unable to shift in closer than three horses from the rail and consequently travelled wide and without cover throughout the race.

When questioned, A Sanna stated that after positioning WINNING FAITH towards the rear of the field in the early stages, he elected to commence improving his position around KING GENKI passing the 700 Metres.

He said although the race was being run at a fair tempo at this time, he believed that horses coming from the rear of the field had found it difficult to make up ground in tonight's races and therefore he considered the best option was to commence improving his position at this stage of the race rather than be required to make his run from the rear of the field much later in the race.

He added whilst WINNING FAITH did not finish off the race over the final 100 Metres, he believed this was not due to the him having to commence to ride it from the 700 Metres, rather he believed that WINNING FAITH did not back up after racing last Wednesday as the horse's best performances appeared to have been when it was able to race with its runs spaced.

A veterinary inspection of RIVET, STAR MAJESTIC and BEAUTY SPIRIT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

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

CALCULATION, LIMITLESS and TURIN REDSTAR were sent for sampling.


GENERAL: 1.

Adjourned Inquiry - 1 July 2018 Sha Tin Racemeeting - Race 10 (769) Apprentice C Wong (EXPERTO CREDE) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that approaching the 300 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of COMFORT LIFE, causing that horse to be checked and to lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

Apprentice Wong was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Wednesday, 11 July 2018 and to expire on Monday, 16 July 2018 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

2.

STORM SOLDIER (B91) completed its required barrier trial on Friday, 29 June 2018 with a hood on, and accordingly is required to race with that gear at its next race start.

Trainer C W Chang was fined the sum of $2,000 for failing to submit the respective gear change for the horse, which is entered for the Sha Tin racemeeting on Sunday, 8 July 2018, by the required time.

3.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 1 July 2018 Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of TOP ACE, LUCKY WIN WIN, MY HONEY, GOKO, BUMBLE BABY, FIAMA, NEW ELEGANCE, HONEST WAY, VICTORY MACHINE, VICTORY POWER, ELUSIVE STATE, LUCKY SHINY DAY, PICKEN, FLASH FAMOUS, FRESH POWER, CALIFORNIA FORTUNE, DRAGON GENERAL, LITTLE BIRD, CRUISING, MR WEALTH, NUCLEAR POWER, JADE FORTUNE, CIRCUIT GLORY, COMFORT LIFE, CALIFORNIA JOY and HOME RUN revealed no apparent abnormality.

4.

Racing Laboratory tests of AUDACITY, PLAY IT, SUPERIOR BOY, CHAPARRAL STAR, AMBITIOUS SPEEDY, EXULTANT, GOLD MOUNT, AMAZING MOMENT, HAPPY METEOR, STRIKING MR C, ENJOY LIFE, HINYUEN SWIFTNESS, AMAZING SATCHMO, MARZOUQ, RACING LUCK, THEWIZARDOFOZ, CALIFORNIA WHIP, BORN IN CHINA, MIGHTY MAVERICK, LEAN PERFECTION, PICK NUMBER ONE, FIGHT HERO, CALCULATION, CONTE, WIN BEAUTY WIN and SOLAR PATCH (24.6.18) proved negative.

SUMMARY: 1.

Withdrawals Race 4: GOLDEN GLORY on 3.7.18 on veterinary advice.

Race 5: SMART BABY on 3.7.18 on veterinary advice.

MIDNITE PROMISE at barriers on veterinary advice.

Race 6: KASI FARASI on 3.7.18 on veterinary advice.

Race 7: LUCKY TIME on raceday morning on veterinary advice.

2.

Riding Changes a.

As T Berry was indisposed, permission was given for the following riding substitutions on raceday afternoon:- Race 3: U Rispoli on LOVE CHUNGHWA Race 4: Z Purton on DOMINATOR Race 5: Z Purton on SAVANNAH WIND b.

After being dislodged from TELECOM MAN in Race 4, T H So was stood down by the Club's Racing Medical Officer.

As such, permission was given for W M Lai to be substituted as the rider of DUKEDOM in Race 7.

3.

Fine General: Trainer C W Chang (STORM SOLDIER): $2,000 for failing to submit a gear change for the horse.

4.

Reprimand Race 1: H N Wong (PEACE ON EARTH) for shifting in at the 50 Metres.

5.

Warnings Race 4: A Sanna (AMBITIOUS HEART) for shifting out passing the 450 Metres.

Race 7: O Doleuze (BANK ON RED) for dropping his whip in races on the 3rd occasion this season.

6.

Suspension General: Apprentice C Wong (EXPERTO CREDE) for careless riding approaching the 300 Metres (from 11 July 2018 until 16 July 2018 on which day he may resume race riding - 2 Hong Kong racedays).

7.

Stewards' Inquiry Race 4 8.

Barrier Trial Race 6: LUCKY HERO 9.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 3: LUNAR ZEPHYR Race 4: GOLDEN GLORY AMAZING RACE Race 5: SMART BABY MIDNITE PROMISE Race 6: KASI FARASI LUCKY HERO Race 7: LUCKY TIME