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Race Results:

7 November 2018 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 8 - HIGH ISLAND HANDICAP

Class 2 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10:24
Sectional Time: 23.74 22.70 23.80

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12WISHFUL THINKER (B180)A. BadelR. Gibson941326.79.4111:10:2412-12-124.54 22.82 22.88
26ALMABABY (V057)H. N. WongY. S. Tsui8812323258N 1:10:292-2-223.86 22.62 23.81
33GUNNISON (A377)S. ClippertonJohn Size931319.613120.501:10:347-5-324.22 22.50 23.62
41FORTUNE BOOTH (A418)Z. PurtonM. Freedman941325.57.6100.751:10:3911-11-424.46 22.70 23.23
510MOMENT OF POWER (V138)C. WongP. O'Sullivan85116222411 1:10:411-1-523.74 22.70 23.97
69MAGIC LEGEND (A170)M. F. PoonJ. Moore85120101891 1:10:4210-10-624.38 22.78 23.26
75MR GENUINE (S253)C. MurrayD. Hall891279.81222.251:10:614-4-723.98 22.66 23.97
84SAUL'S SPECIAL (A293)S. De SousaC. W. Chang921308.71762.51:10:635-6-824.06 22.82 23.75
911JADE THEATRE (A040)M. L. YeungK. L. Man82118197.652.51:10:669-9-924.30 22.78 23.58
1012HIGH FIVE (T200)K. TeetanA. T. Millard80118151573 1:10:716-8-1024.18 22.78 23.75
118SUPER HOPPY (A372)C. SchofieldC. S. Shum871254.82.933 1:10:728-7-1124.26 22.66 23.80
127CHEERFULJET (A188)U. RispoliC. Fownes87125201049.51:11:753-3-1223.86 22.78 25.11
Sire:I Am Invincible
Breed of the Winning Horse:WISHFUL THINKER
Dam:Zebithea
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 94.5
place 2 31
6 62
3 35.5
quinella 2-6 1375.5
quinella place 2-6 404.5
2-3 185
3-6 401
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 40.5
tierce 2-6-3 25075
trio 2-3-6 4650
first 4 1-2-3-6 5162
quartet 2-6-3-1 141466
7th double (9-2) $2727.0
7th double consulation (9-6) $656.5
treble (4/9/2) $20399.0
treble consulation (4/9/6) $7105.0
six up (7,12/4,6/7,10/4,10/9,11/2,6) $15942.0
jockey challenge winner 1 [K Teetan]
six win bonus jackpot $2481546.0
(14 Nov 2018)

Recap by phillip woo

Wishful Thinker came from last to overhaul Almababy in the dying stages for the win. He's got a superb turn of foot and enjoyed a switch of scenery to the Valley with blinkers on. Almababy ran another blinder to nearly make it back-to-back wins after hitting the front 80m out following a prominent run without cover the entire trip. He's racing very well. Gunnison stayed on well for third after covering ground behind midfield from the widest gate. He's very honest and can breakthrough at any moment. Fortune Booth left things too late travelling third from the rear. He rarely produces a bad run over this Valley trip. Moment Of Power grudgingly gave way after dictating the run. The 1,200m is just a tad too far. Magic Legend got going late down the outside following a patient ride second from the rear. It was an improved effort with a move to blinkers. Favourite Super Hoppy never ran on following a midfield run along the fence following a tardy break.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (162) - HIGH ISLAND HANDICAP - Class 2 - 1200Meters

On arrival at the Start, FORTUNE BOOTH had its right front plate refitted.

FORTUNE BOOTH was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

MAGIC LEGEND began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of ALMABABY, causing MAGIC LEGEND to become badly unbalanced and lose ground.

MAGIC LEGEND was then bumped by FORTUNE BOOTH which was taken in by WISHFUL THINKER.

This resulted in MAGIC LEGEND losing further ground.

In this incident, FORTUNE BOOTH became unbalanced after being crowded for room between MAGIC LEGEND and WISHFUL THINKER.

Due to these incident, MAGIC LEGEND race back in the field.

After this, from wide barriers, FORTUNE BOOTH and WISHFUL THINKER were shifted across behind runners.

SUPER HOPPY was crowded for room on jumping between CHEERFULJET and MR GENUINE which was taken out by MOMENT OF POWER which shifted out abruptly despite the efforts of its rider.

CHEERFULJET then shifted out, resulting in JADE THEATRE being badly crowded for room between that horse and SAUL'S SPECIAL which shifted in.

In this incident, SAUL'S SPECIAL also became badly unbalanced when bumped heavily on the hindquarters by JADE THEATRE.

Making the first turn after the 1000 Metres, WISHFUL THINKER, which was racing keenly, raced tight between MAGIC LEGEND and GUNNISON which shifted in marginally.

Also making the turn after the 1000 Metres, CHEERFULJET got its head on the side and lay out.

After the 1000 Metres, MAGIC LEGEND got its head up on a number of occasions when proving difficult to settle.

Passing the 200 Metres, JADE THEATRE was shifted to the inside of FORTUNE BOOTH when disappointed for running between that horse and HIGH FIVE.

Near the 50 Metres, MR GENUINE was steadied when MOMENT OF POWER (Apprentice C Wong) shifted in when not properly clear.

Apprentice Wong was reprimanded.

Throughout the race, ALMABABY travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SUPER HOPPY, C Schofield stated that although SUPER HOPPY was hampered when crowded for room on jumping, he was able to make up ground inside runners making the first turn and obtain a position in about midfield as anticipated.

He said SUPER HOPPY travelled well in the middle stages and after obtaining a run inside MR GENUINE at the entrance to the Straight, he expected SUPER HOPPY to finish off the race strongly.

He said however that SUPER HOPPY did not quicken as it did when he rode it previously and was disappointing in the manner in which it failed to finish off the race.

He added that SUPER HOPPY felt "flat??in tonight's race which may be attributable to its recent races where it had to make a long sustained run from towards the rear of the field.

A veterinary inspection of SUPER HOPPY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

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

SUPER HOPPY, WISHFUL THINKER and ALMABABY were sent for sampling.


GENERAL: 1.

The following horse was replated in the saddling stalls:- Race 4: SHINEALOT (right fore) 2.

On Monday, 29 October 2018, the Stewards informed Jockey Z Purton that they would inquire into a tweet posted by him on Sunday, 28 October 2018.

The Stewards tonight interviewed Jockey Purton regarding this matter.

Jockey Purton was subsequently found guilty of inappropriate behaviour under Rule 155(5) that at about 5:30 pm on Sunday, 28 October 2018, he did post a tweet from his personal account which carried a meaning critical of a currently licensed jockey relative to that jockey's ride at the Happy Valley racemeeting on 28 October 2018.

Jockey Purton was fined the sum of $5,000.

In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into consideration matters including that Jockey Purton had actively assisted the Club in promoting racing, however, he was told that on this occasion his behaviour of implying criticism of a fellow jockey was not in the best interests of racing.

3.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 4 November 2018 Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of HAINAN STAR, PERFECT MATCH, QUADRUPLE DOUBLE, DIAMOND MASTER, MULTIMILLION, INDIGENOUS STAR, CHIU CHOW KID, BEST EFFORT, LET US WIN, EVER LAUGH, SMILING PRIDE, FOLLOW ME, STYLING CITY, FANTASTIC EIGHT, TIME WARP, GLORIOUS FOREVER, HO HO KHAN, NEW ELEGANCE, MR WEALTH, RELENTLESS ME, SUPERICH, DRAGON GENERAL and GREEN ENERGY revealed no apparent abnormality.

4.

Racing Laboratory tests of AMAZING GOLD, CLEMENT LEGEND, THE JOY OF GIVING, STARLIT KNIGHT, UNIVERSAL GO GO, NICE FANDANGO, NORDIC WARRIOR, LONDON MASTER, FLYING QUEST, CHAPARRAL STAR, SEVENTY SEVENTY, KHAKI, DOLLAR REWARD, SUN TOUCH, STARLIGHT, BREEDERS' STAR, JADE FORTUNE, TURIN REDSTAR, EAGLE, DRAGON PIONEER, STORM SIGNAL, GOOD OMEN, RACING LUCK, GUNNISON, ALMABABY and CALIFORNIA FORTUNE (28.10.18) proved negative.

SUMMARY: 1.

Withdrawals Race 1: WHISTLE UP on raceday morning on veterinary advice.

VICTOR EMPEROR prior to Race 1 on veterinary advice.

Race 5: PLAY TO WIN on 6.11.18 on veterinary advice.

2.

Fine General: Z Purton: $5,000 for a breach of Rule 155(5).

3.

Reprimands Race 4: S de Sousa (TOM'S DRAGON) for shifting in approaching the 1000 Metres.

Race 8: Apprentice C Wong (MOMENT OF POWER) for shifting in near the 50 Metres.

4.

Warning Race 6: D Whyte (HAPPY DRAGON) re his riding approaching the 200 Metres.

5.

Bleeder Race 5: LEAN AMBASSADOR (2nd time) 6.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 1: WHISTLE UP VICTOR EMPEROR Race 4: HAVE FUN TOGETHER Race 5: PLAY TO WIN MASTER ALBERT SUPER WISE