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9 January 2019 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 6 - THE JANUARY CUP (HANDICAP)

Class G3 - 1800M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:48:83
Sectional Time: 13.57 22.53 24.26 24.37 24.10

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16SIMPLY BRILLIANT (B090)A. BadelF. C. Lor1081146.75.281:48:832-2-3-3-160.60 24.37 23.86
28CITRON SPIRIT (T286)M. F. PoonP. F. Yiu103113264990.751:48:9710-10-10-10-261.40 24.21 23.36
39INSAYSHABLE (B156)J. MoreiraJohn Size1021157.87.311 1:48:994-4-5-6-360.84 24.37 23.78
41TIME WARP (A066)Z. PurtonA. S. Cruz1271333.33.3101.51:49:091-1-1-1-460.36 24.37 24.36
510DINOZZO (V246)M. ChadwickJohn Size101113151431.751:49:119-9-9-8-561.20 24.17 23.74
63SOUTHERN LEGEND (A252)D. WhyteC. Fownes12312910852 1:49:157-8-7-7-661.00 24.29 23.86
77HORSE OF FORTUNE (T118)W. M. LaiC. H. Yip1061133110843.751:49:433-5-4-5-760.76 24.37 24.30
84GOLD MOUNT (A112)A. SannaR. Gibson120126102024.251:49:518-7-8-9-861.00 24.45 24.06
95NORTHERN SUPERSTAR (C073)K. TeetanA. T. Millard1081146.79.365 1:49:645-3-2-2-960.52 24.37 24.75
102EAGLE WAY (A093)S. De SousaJ. Moore1241306.24.976 1:49:776-6-6-4-1060.88 24.17 24.72
Sire:Frankel
Breed of the Winning Horse:SIMPLY BRILLIANT
Dam:Red Bloom
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 52
place 6 18
8 96
9 26.5
quinella 6-8 951.5
quinella place 6-8 277
6-9 65
8-9 275
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 19
tierce 6-8-9 7968
trio 6-8-9 1757
first 4 1-6-8-9 1195
quartet 6-8-9-1 33889
5th double (4-6) $716.5
5th double consulation (4-8) $658.5
triple trio consolation (4>6,7,10/4,8,9/
Any Combination)
$11527.0
triple trio jackpot $2098281.0
(16 Jan 2019)

Recap by phillip woo

The progressive Simply Brilliant took control 100m out after executing nicely going forward to slot in the box-seat from an awkward gate to notch a fifth win despite a rise in distance from 12 starts. If all is well after stumbling and tossing rider Alex Badel soon after the finish, there might be more to come from the five-year-old. Citron Spirit came on strongly down the outside from the rear of the field to snatch second from Insayshable in the shadows of the post. He's as honest as the day is long. Insayshable produced another genuine effort following a box-seat run. The light weight and good gate were the key to performing outside his handicap. Time Warp gradually gave way over the last 100m after having to work to lead at the 1,250m from a wide gate. He went too hard in front.

Racing Incident Report

Race Six: (327) - THE JANUARY CUP (HANDICAP) - Class G3 - 1800Meters

S de Sousa was found guilty of a breach of Stewards Instruction 22(3) in that he used his whip in an inappropriate manner on EAGLE WAY during that horse's preliminary.

S de Sousa was fined the sum of $10,000.

GOLD MOUNT and DINOZZO bumped shortly after the start.

From a wide barrier, CITRON SPIRIT was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

A Badel (SIMPLY BRILLIANT) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that for some distance after the start he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of EAGLE WAY, resulting in that horse, NORTHERN SUPERSTAR and SOUTHERN LEGEND receiving significant crowding and ultimately causing SOUTHERN LEGEND to lose its rightful running when checked away from the heels of HORSE OF FORTUNE approaching the 1700 Metres.

A Badel was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 and to expire on Monday, 21 January 2019 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

In addition, A Badel was fined 25,000.

CITRON SPIRIT was badly held up for a run in the early part of the Straight and near the 250 Metres was shifted to the outside of DINOZZO to obtain clear running.

GOLD MOUNT was also held up for clear running in the early part of the Straight and near the 250 Metres was disappointed for a run between EAGLE WAY which was racing tight outside HORSE OF FORTUNE and SOUTHERN LEGEND.

After passing the winning post, at the conclusion of the race, SIMPLY BRILLIANT stumbled badly, resulting in its rider, A Badel, being dislodged.

A Badel was subsequently examined by the Chief Medical Officer who reported that he was unfit to fulfil his remaining race riding engagement.

After this incident, Officials inspected the relevant section of the track and found that, apart from one noticeable divot, the remainder of the racing surface in the relevant area was consistent with other sections of the track approaching and after this area.

After remedial work was carried out on this one divot, the relevant section of the track was inspected by the Stewards and found to be suitable for racing.

When questioned, S de Sousa stated that in discussions with Mr J Moore, the trainer of EAGLE WAY, it was felt that TIME WARP would be able to dictate the tempo of the race as it was not anticipated that another horse would be able to show sufficient speed to pressure that horse in the early and middle stages.

He said it was therefore felt that if EAGLE WAY were to be able to obtain a position in about midfield, this would provide EAGLE WAY with the opportunity to be positioned closer to TIME WARP so that the horse would have not too much ground to make up in the latter stages of the race.

He said after being crowded for room for some distance after the start, he was left racing wide and he steadied his mount in an attempt to obtain a trailing position behind NORTHERN SUPERSTAR.

He said after obtaining that position, he was unable to shift in further as SOUTHERN LEGEND had obtained the position one horse off the rail inside EAGLE WAY.

He said after NORTHERN SUPERSTAR was able to shift in to a position one horse off the rail near the 1200 Metres, this resulted in EAGLE WAY being left racing in a three wide position without cover.

He added it was not available for him to steady EAGLE WAY to shift in to race behind SOUTHERN LEGEND at this time as he would have had to unnecessarily restrain the horse and consequently EAGLE WAY was left racing three wide and without cover for the remainder of the race.

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

A veterinary inspection of NORTHERN SUPERSTAR and SIMPLY BRILLIANT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

TIME WARP, SIMPLY BRILLIANT and CITRON SPIRIT were sent for sampling.