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Race Results:

12 September 2018 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - CHEUNG HONG HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1800M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:50:64
Sectional Time: 13.65 24.57 24.84 24.06 23.52

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18HOLY UNICORN (V179)M. ChadwickK. H. Ting191183.13.481:50:641-1-1-1-163.06 24.06 23.52
24THE JOY OF GIVING (A249)C. MurrayC. W. Chang26125121244.251:51:314-3-3-4-263.54 24.06 23.71
33WONDERFUL CHASER (V258)C. Y. HoK. W. Lui331308.9634.251:51:323-4-4-3-363.62 23.86 23.84
41PROUD SKY (V406)K. TeetanL. Ho341339.51355 1:51:456-5-5-5-463.78 23.98 23.69
56WEALTHY FORTUNE (P324)G. van NiekerkK. L. Man211207.71125.51:51:527-7-7-7-564.06 24.10 23.36
62SWEET BEAN (S205)Z. PurtonC. Fownes341334.96.567.251:51:798-8-8-8-664.26 24.02 23.51
75EASTERN PROWESS (V295)H. T. MoC. S. Shum231175.23.319.751:52:215-6-6-6-764.02 24.02 24.17
87GENTLEMEN (V060)K. C. LeungP. F. Yiu19118151679.751:52:212-2-2-2-863.34 24.06 24.81
Sire:Holy Roman Emperor
Breed of the Winning Horse:HOLY UNICORN
Dam:Open Book
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 34
place 8 14.5
4 32.5
3 22.5
quinella 4-8 276.5
quinella place 4-8 84.5
3-8 41.5
3-4 150.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 22.5
tierce 8-4-3 2506
trio 3-4-8 448
first 4 1-3-4-8 943
quartet 8-4-3-1 17198

Recap by phillip woo

Early favourite Holy Unicorn was much too good after being well rated on the lead from a wide gate. He's improved following a stable change and connections might have some fun with him this season. The Joy Of Giving got up in the final stride for second sitting one off in third. He had put the writing on the wall in a few runs late last season at this level. Wonderful Chaser came up one-paced in the last 100m after moving to second at one point following a prominent run. He was fitter for an opening day run and the gate helped. Proud Sky made some ground following a handy run. He too was fitter for a run but is more effective over the 1,800m at Sha Tin. Wealthy Fortune finished well down the outside after settling second from the rear. Old-timer rarely produces a bad run but needs the sting out of the ground. Post-time favourite Eastern Prowess failed to build on a pleasing effort last Wednesday when failing to run on from near the back.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (29) - CHEUNG HONG HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1800Meters

WONDERFUL CHASER and WEALTHY FORTUNE bumped at the start.

After this, despite being vigorously ridden in the early stages, WEALTHY FORTUNE failed to muster speed.

SWEET BEAN began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of PROUD SKY which became unbalanced.

After this, SWEET BEAN was shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.

At the entrance to the Straight, WONDERFUL CHASER and GENTLEMEN raced tight.

Shortly after entering the Straight, PROUD SKY was awkwardly placed inside the heels of THE JOY OF GIVING which got its head on the side and lay in.

After this, THE JOY OF GIVING continued to lay in, requiring its rider changing his whip into his right hand.

PROUD SKY then had some difficulty obtaining clear running approaching and passing the 200 Metres.

When questioned, C Murray stated that after the 1300 Metres THE JOY OF GIVING was taken into a three wide position without cover by GENTLEMEN which shifted out from behind HOLY UNICORN.

He said at this time THE JOY OF GIVING was travelling comfortably and he was reluctant to steady his mount in an attempt to obtain cover behind GENTLEMEN and also due to PROUD SKY having improved its position to be racing just inside the heels of THE JOY OF GIVING.

He said when HOLY UNICORN led the race and held a margin over GENTLEMEN, he had hoped that GENTLEMEN may shift back in to race behind that horse which may allow THE JOY OF GIVING to shift in accordingly.

He said however GENTLEMEN remained racing in a one-off position and consequently THE JOY OF GIVING was left racing wide and without cover for the remainder of the race.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of EASTERN PROWESS, Apprentice H T Mo stated that the horse did not travel at any stage of the race.

He said EASTERN PROWESS came under pressure near the 700 Metres, did not respond to his riding and finished off the race only one-paced.

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

A veterinary inspection of SWEET BEAN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

EASTERN PROWESS, HOLY UNICORN and THE JOY OF GIVING were sent for sampling.