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20 February 2019 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - SAI KUNG HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:08:68
Sectional Time: 23.35 22.36 22.97

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16SPEED VISION (B211)C. WongF. C. Lor711206.97.471:08:681-1-123.35 22.36 22.97
25LOVING A BOOM (C122)M. ChadwickR. Gibson711276.15.383.251:09:215-4-223.71 22.40 23.10
311DOUBLE VALENTINE (A163)K. TeetanA. S. Cruz621185.68.1114.251:09:372-2-323.43 22.48 23.46
43SHINING GEM (C058)U. RispoliP. F. Yiu73129101494.51:09:3911-11-424.55 22.24 22.60
51HANDSOME REBEL (B469)N. CallanY. S. Tsui741303124104.51:09:409-8-524.19 22.36 22.85
68FALCON TURBO (B164)C. Y. HoD. Hall681228.11136 1:09:656-6-623.95 22.40 23.30
74JOYFUL UNION (C232)M. L. YeungT. P. Yung721267.15.926.751:09:764-5-723.71 22.56 23.49
812BEAUTY TIME (A374)H. N. WongW. Y. So60113338717.751:09:938-7-824.03 22.52 23.38
97BUOYANT BOY (A317)M. F. PoonK. L. Man681216.87.868.251:09:997-9-923.99 22.60 23.40
1010IRISH VEGA (B302)T. H. SoC. H. Yip63117285959.251:10:1710-10-1024.27 22.48 23.42
119MIDNIGHT RATTLER (T371)S. De SousaJ. Moore65121104.3410 1:10:283-3-1123.55 22.44 24.29
122WILLIE WAY (T281)G. van NiekerkP. O'Sullivan7413029611210.51:10:3712-12-1224.87 22.48 23.02
Sire:Helmet
Breed of the Winning Horse:SPEED VISION
Dam:Sunburnt
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 74.5
place 6 26.5
5 22
11 28
quinella 5-6 195.5
quinella place 5-6 80
6-11 116
5-11 82.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 31
tierce 6-5-11 3828
trio 5-6-11 521
first 4 3-5-6-11 1366
quartet 6-5-11-3 32585
4th double (1-6) $85.0
4th double consulation (1-5) $17.0

Recap by phillip woo

Speed Vision never looked back after getting away with an uncontested time in front to win in a class record time. He got away with a soft lead on a biased for speed track. Loving A Boom stayed on well following a one-off run fore of midfield to overhaul Double Valentine for second in a pleasing first run over this course. He's filled the frame in three of his past four and can salute shortly. Double Valentine had to settle for third in the end after pressing forward out deep from a wide gate to track the leader one-off in second at the 800m. Shining Gem came on from near last to just edge Handsome Rebel for fourth in his first Valley run. He's made a nice impression in his past two of three starts . Handsome Rebel made headway late to nearly fill a Quartet spot. He's naturally coming to hand in his four starts and like the latter, might appreciate 1,400m. Early favourite Joyful Union only held his ground following a handy run on the fence in his debut here.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (438) - SAI KUNG HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200Meters

Shortly after the start, JOYFUL UNION shifted out and inconvenienced FALCON TURBO.

In this incident, FALCON TURBO made contact with the hindquarters of JOYFUL UNION which became unbalanced.

After the 800 Metres, BUOYANT BOY was left racing wide and without cover.

From wide barriers, WILLIE WAY and HANDSOME REBEL were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Passing the 100 Metres, DOUBLE VALENTINE momentarily raced tight inside LOVING A BOOM which shifted in under pressure.

LOVING A BOOM then lay in over the concluding stages.

When questioned, U Rispoli stated that, from barrier 9, he was asked to shift SHINING GEM across behind runners in the early stages as it was not believed that SHINING GEM would have sufficient speed to be able to cross runners to its inside, a number of which had shown some speed in their previous races.

He said although SHINING GEM was able to take up a more forward position in a barrier trial since its most recent start, under race conditions, it was expected that it would not be able to display similar speed.

He said after shifting SHINING GEM across behind runners, he urged his mount along after the 1100 Metres as SHINING GEM was becoming somewhat detached from the main body of the field.

He said the pace throughout the race was very fast and, despite being ridden along, SHINING GEM was not initially able to make up ground to be racing closer to the runners in front.

He said SHINING GEM was able to improve its position after the 600 Metres and he followed HANDSOME REBEL into the Home Straight, however, neither HANDSOME REBEL nor BUOYANT BOY were improving their positon sufficient to take SHINING GEM into the race at this time and he therefore elected to shift to the inside of HANDSOME REBEL at the entrance to the Straight to continue improving.

He added he then shifted SHINING GEM to the inside of FALCON TURBO near the 200 Metres and SHINING GEM then finished off the race well.

When questioned regarding the performance of MIDNIGHT RATTLER, S de Sousa stated that the horse travelled well throughout the early stages in a trailing position behind the eventual winner SPEED VISION.

He said MIDNIGHT RATTLER came off the bridle after the 700 Metres and then, despite being ridden out, was reluctant to maintain its position behind SPEED VISION.

He said MIDNIGHT RATTLER came under heavy pressure after the 500 Metres and then was most disappointing in the manner in which it failed to finish off the race.

He added whilst the race was run at a fast tempo, other horses on the speed around MIDNIGHT RATTLER were able to finish in the placings whilst his mount was beaten by a considerable margin.

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

The performance of MIDNIGHT RATTLER, favourite for tonight's race, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, MIDNIGHT RATTLER 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, the Veterinary Officer reported that BEAUTY TIME was distressed.

Before being allowed to race again, BEAUTY TIME will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Also after the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on FALCON TURBO at the request of Trainer D J Hall.

The Veterinary Surgeon said this examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

Before being allowed to race again, FALCON TURBO will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

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

MIDNIGHT RATTLER, SPEED VISION and LOVING A BOOM were sent for sampling.