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Race Results:

30 January 2019 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - CONNAUGHT HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1650M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:39:53
Sectional Time: 27.46 23.40 24.20 24.47

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11ENCOURAGING (B109)C. WongJ. Moore781263.24.821:39:537-6-5-151.46 24.04 24.03
24HAR HAR HEART (A224)J. MoreiraJohn Size711266.15.691.251:39:7010-9-6-251.66 23.96 24.08
38PENANG HALL (T062)U. RispoliD. Hall671224199122.751:39:9212-11-10-351.94 23.96 24.02
47LUCKY GIRL (T355)A. BadelC. S. Shum681239.52013 1:39:993-3-3-451.18 24.08 24.73
55MAGNETISM (V114)N. CallanD. Ferraris71126257786.51:40:569-10-12-551.78 24.24 24.54
612STARLIT KNIGHT (A137)H. N. WongY. S. Tsui62114135.377 1:40:642-2-2-650.98 24.12 25.54
710WITNESS HUNTER (B421)K. TeetanF. C. Lor631181916108 1:40:804-4-4-751.22 24.20 25.38
86RIGHT HONOURABLE (A164)M. ChadwickR. Gibson701259.49.839.51:41:036-8-8-851.54 24.32 25.17
911WONDERFUL JOURNEY (T402)G. van NiekerkP. F. Yiu6311841991110 1:41:1411-12-11-951.98 24.00 25.16
102STAR MAJESTIC (S093)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan781337.513610.251:41:178-7-7-1051.54 24.20 25.43
119IRISH VEGA (B302)T. H. SoC. H. Yip661192553412.251:41:505-5-9-1151.34 24.52 25.64
123SMART LEADER (B456)Z. PurtonA. S. Cruz741296.93.3514 1:41:791-1-1-1250.86 24.20 26.73
Sire:Redoute's Choice
Breed of the Winning Horse:ENCOURAGING
Dam:Miss Marielle
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 48.5
place 1 20.5
4 18
8 203.5
quinella 1-4 148
quinella place 1-4 55
1-8 592
4-8 622
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 19.5
tierce 1-4-8 11118
trio 1-4-8 1874
first 4 1-4-7-8 7607
quartet 1-4-8-7 74088
4th double (4-1) $124.0
4th double consulation (4-4) $29.0

Recap by phillip woo

Encouraging wore down Har Har Heart 60m out after saving ground in midfield to ring up a second win from four starts following a stable change. He could step up off a light weight in Class Two. Har Har Heart peeled off the fence approaching the final bend travelling fourth from the back, hit the front 160m out and found one better in the dying stages. He's racing honestly over this trip. Penang Hall finished well to grab a placing at huge odds following a patient ride at the rear of the field from the widest gate. Old-timer hasn't run all that badly in his past two Sha Tin runs. Lucky Girl held his ground following a dream run on the back of the leader Smart Leader. He might not be far off a bottom. Magnetism ran on late from near the back to finish a distant fifth. It was a better effort but he's still trying to find a bottom. Punted late, Starlit Knight was yielding ground 150m out after stalking the leader. He's more effective when dictating the run on his own.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (380) - CONNAUGHT HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1650Meters

THE JUDGE was withdrawn on 28.1.19 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (respiratory infection) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter SMART LEADER.

Before being allowed to race again, THE JUDGE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

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

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

ENCOURAGING shifted out at the start and bumped RIGHT HONOURABLE.

ENCOURAGING then failed to muster speed despite being ridden along for some distance in the early stages.

WITNESS HUNTER began awkwardly and bumped the outside of its barrier stall and then shifted out and bumped WONDERFUL JOURNEY which, from a wide barrier, was then shifted across behind runners.

Also from the outside barrier, PENANG HALL was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.

Approaching the 1200 Metres, RIGHT HONOURABLE and STAR MAJESTIC raced tight.

MAGNETISM lost its left hind plate passing the 1100 Metres.

Throughout the middle stages, IRISH VEGA was ridden along when reluctant to maintain its positon between LUCKY GIRL and WITNESS HUNTER.

For some distance approaching the 700 Metres, RIGHT HONOURABLE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of IRISH VEGA which continued to be reluctant to maintain its position.

This resulted in RIGHT HONOURABLE shifting out away from the heels of IRISH VEGA approaching the 600 Metres, causing MAGNETISM to be bumped and taken wider.

RIGHT HONOURABLE and MAGNETISM then raced tight passing the 600 Metres.

WITNESS HUNTER travelled wide and without cover until passing the 700 Metres at which time STAR MAJESTIC was left racing wide and without cover.

Rounding the Home Turn, WONDERFUL JOURNEY was awkwardly placed behind RIGHT HONOURABLE and STAR MAJESTIC.

Near the 250 Metres, ENCOURAGING raced tight inside SMART LEADER when improving inside that horse.

Passing the 200 Metres, MAGNETISM was steadied and shifted out away from the heels of RIGHT HONOURABLE.

Passing the 100 Metres, RIGHT HONOURABLE momentarily raced tight inside MAGNETISM which shifted in under pressure.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SMART LEADER, Z Purton stated that, in his opinion, the horse lacked maturity when attempting the 1650 Metres for the first time tonight.

He said when racing in the lead, SMART LEADER would not relax and throughout the race made an abnormal breathing noise.

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

The performance of SMART LEADER, favourite for tonight's race and which finished at the rear of the field, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, SMART LEADER will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

After the race, K C Leung stated that STAR MAJESTIC did not travel well at any stage of the race.

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

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

SMART LEADER, ENCOURAGING and HAR HAR HEART were sent for sampling.