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5 December 2018 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 7 - LONGINES INTERNATIONAL JOCKEYS' CHAMPIONSHIP (HANDICAP) - 3RD LEG

Class 4 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:40:62
Sectional Time: 27.52 23.39 25.16 24.55

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112LITTLE ISLAND (T390)C. Y. HoK. L. Man43116102141:40:626-6-5-151.67 24.92 24.03
29CURLING LUXURY (A083)J. CastellanoY. S. Tsui451188.6138H1:40:651-1-1-250.91 25.16 24.58
32ALL YOU KNOW (A320)S. De SousaR. Gibson581313.53.49N 1:40:6610-9-9-352.07 24.76 23.83
410LETSGOFREE (T292)M. F. PoonK. H. Ting441177.27.260.501:40:709-11-11-452.35 24.64 23.71
53KIROV (S277)M. BarzalonaD. Hall53126293712 1:40:954-4-3-551.35 25.00 24.60
68GENTRY (V042)C. LemaireC. H. Yip48121148.9123.751:41:2111-10-10-652.35 24.60 24.26
76MEGATRON (V119)Y. TakeP. F. Yiu50123204274.251:41:292-2-2-751.11 25.12 25.06
811FORMULA GALORE (V011)K. TeetanC. Fownes431161410104.51:41:338-8-8-852.07 24.72 24.54
97POSITIVELY HIGH (B245)Z. PurtonL. Ho501239.87.3118 1:41:913-3-4-951.35 25.12 25.44
105LOTUS BREEZE (T112)H. BowmanW. Y. So511248.81758.751:42:027-7-7-1051.79 24.96 25.27
111SPARKLING SWORD (P256)C. KeaneK. W. Lui60133136.139.51:42:165-5-6-1151.55 25.12 25.49
124MIDNITE PROMISE (S379)R. MooreF. C. Lor531261426223.51:44:3912-12-12-1253.67 24.12 26.60
Sire:Tavistock
Breed of the Winning Horse:LITTLE ISLAND
Dam:Keep Alight
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 210
place 12 52.5
9 36.5
2 15.5
quinella 9-12 1222
quinella place 9-12 343
2-12 139.5
2-9 60
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 31
tierce 12-9-2 11074
trio 2-9-12 1337
first 4 2-9-10-12 1567
quartet 12-9-2-10 57633
6th double (3-12) $280.5
6th double consulation (3-9) $34.5
triple trio consolation (2,5,10/3,9,11/
Any Combination)
$33331.0
triple trio jackpot $4031308.0
(12 Dec 2018)

Recap by phillip woo

Veteran Little Island got up in the final few strides after settling midfield on the fence. He wasn't far off the mark in four prior runs this term so a victory from a good gate was no surprise. Curling Luxury held onto second after leading from a tricky gate 1,180m out but did force many to check when lugging out over the final 150m. He's in a purple patch of form. Favourite All You Know just failed to get up near the inside after settling third last from a tricky gate. It was a good effort in defeat. Letsgofree got going late near the outside after a patient ride second from the rear. He rarely produces a bad run but has limited upside if any on his current mark. Kirov was already one-paced when having to check at the 150m following a box-seat run. The mile's too far. Gentry was coming with a ducking-and-weaving run from the back before slamming the brakes 150m out. He's better than his overall form reads this term and can pop up at any moment.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (233) - LONGINES INTERNATIONAL JOCKEYS' CHAMPIONSHIP (HANDICAP) - Class 4 - 1650Meters

OUR HERO, Standby Declared Starter, was withdrawn on 4.12.18 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore).

Before being allowed to race again, OUR HERO will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

CURLING LUXURY shifted out at the start and bumped ALL YOU KNOW.

After this, ALL YOU KNOW was steadied and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.

LITTLE ISLAND and LOTUS BREEZE bumped at the start.

LITTLE ISLAND and SPARKLING SWORD then raced tight shortly after the start between LOTUS BREEZE and MIDNITE PROMISE which shifted out.

In this incident, SPARKLING SWORD and LOTUS BREEZE both became unbalanced due to contact on the hindquarters from LITTLE ISLAND as that horse raced tight between SPARKLING SWORD and LOTUS BREEZE.

From wide barriers, FORMULA GALORE and GENTRY were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, SPARKLING SWORD got its head up and travelled keenly when being steadied to obtain cover behind POSITIVELY HIGH.

Passing the 1200 Metres, FORMULA GALORE and LETSGOFREE raced tight.

Despite being ridden along for a considerable distance in the early and middle stages, MIDNITE PROMISE raced detached from the field.

The performance of MIDNITE PROMISE, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

Having regard to the horse's previous history of having raced unacceptably, the Stewards ruled that MIDNITE PROMISE will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a series of consecutive barrier trials and be subjected to an official veterinary examination before being allowed to race again.

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

Passing the 800 Metres, SPARKLING SWORD shifted out away from the heels of POSITIVELY HIGH when travelling keenly.

After this, SPARKLING SWORD was left racing wide and without cover.

At the entrance to the Straight, GENTRY was shifted to the inside of LOTUS BREEZE to improve.

Approaching the 300 Metres, POSITIVELY HIGH and LITTLE ISLAND raced tight as LITTLE ISLAND shifted to the outside of MEGATRON to obtain clear running.

J Castellano (CURLING LUXURY) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that approaching and passing the 150 Metres he permitted his mount to shift out when not clear of KIROV which was hampered and taken out across the rightful running of MEGATRON and GENTRY, both of which were badly hampered.

In this incident, POSITIVELY HIGH shifted out away from GENTRY, causing LOTUS BREEZE to be inconvenienced.

J Castellano was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Wednesday, 26 December 2018 and to expire on Sunday, 30 December 2018 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

Passing the 150 Metres, ALL YOU KNOW shifted out under pressure, resulting in S de Sousa changing his whip over into his left hand.

After the race, K Teetan expressed concern regarding the action of FORMULA GALORE.

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

Before being allowed to race again, FORMULA GALORE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

A veterinary inspection of SPARKLING SWORD immediately following the race found that horse to have sustained a minor laceration to the left hind fetlock.

A veterinary inspection of LOTUS BREEZE and POSITIVELY HIGH immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

ALL YOU KNOW, LITTLE ISLAND and CURLING LUXURY were sent for sampling.