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13 March 2019 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 8 - MATHESON HANDICAP - Sec 2

Class 3 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10:18
Sectional Time: 23.56 22.42 24.20

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14FAT TURTLE (C215)Z. PurtonF. C. Lor711245.63.631:10:182-2-123.60 22.42 24.16
212SPLIT OF A SECOND (B027)M. F. PoonL. Ho601108.48.34H1:10:218-6-224.04 22.46 23.71
38SPARKLING DRAGON (B033)S. De SousaA. T. Millard701236.76.46N 1:10:224-3-323.80 22.46 23.96
47BALLISTIC KING (C231)H. T. MoK. H. Ting701182387120.501:10:2912-12-424.48 22.30 23.51
511STARLIT KNIGHT (A137)H. N. WongY. S. Tsui62112343851.251:10:389-7-524.16 22.34 23.88
63JOYFUL UNION (C232)J. MoreiraT. P. Yung721252016111.51:10:4211-11-624.48 22.26 23.68
76ALCARI (A354)G. van NiekerkP. F. Yiu701237.15.422.51:10:566-4-723.84 22.42 24.30
82VICTORY MACHINE (V358)A. SannaJ. Moore79132127383.751:10:767-8-824.04 22.46 24.26
95LOVING A BOOM (C122)M. ChadwickR. Gibson711244.1414.751:10:941-1-923.56 22.42 24.96
1010VERY LUCKY (A380)C. Y. HoK. W. Lui64115218996.251:11:1810-10-1024.32 22.38 24.48
111CHEERFULJET (A188)C. WongC. Fownes801269.81078 1:11:473-5-1123.68 22.62 25.17
129FANTASTIC FABIO (V364)K. C. NgC. H. Yip6811826951013.751:12:395-9-1223.84 22.74 25.81
Sire:Smart Missile
Breed of the Winning Horse:FAT TURTLE
Dam:Pilya
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 36
place 4 16.5
12 22
8 21
quinella 4-12 187.5
quinella place 4-12 62.5
4-8 55
8-12 75
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 17
tierce 4-12-8 1841
trio 4-8-12 317
first 4 4-7-8-12 5722
quartet 4-12-8-7 72929
7th double (8-4) $476.5
7th double consulation (8-12) $148.5
treble (9/8/4) $2558.0
treble consulation (9/8/12) $810.0
six up (2,9/5,12/3,6/9,10/8,9/4,12) $4955.0
six up bonus (9/5/6/9/8/4) $77848.0
jockey challenge winner 7 [N Callan]

Recap by phillip woo

Newcomer Fat Turtle held off Split Of A Second after hitting the front 200m out tracking the leader Loving A Boom to win on debut as the favourite. He's got a nice future. Split Of A Second finished strongly from midfield to make it close on the wire and deny second from Sparkling Dragon. He continues to raise his game despite stepping into a higher grade in his past two starts. Sparkling Dragon was beaten far in the end after a prominent run. He has been knocking on the door and can bob up at any moment. Debutant Ballistic Missile zipped home settling last from a wide gate to add some value to the Quartet. He's a nice prospect going forward and will prefer a longer trip in time. Joyful Union did steady 100m out but still made up heaps of ground from near last to finish a close sixth. Alcari couldn't turn it up another gear following a handy run along the fence. He can throw an odd bad race now and then and likely requires a wet track.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (496) - MATHESON HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200Meters

VICTORY MACHINE began awkwardly and then despite being ridden along in the early stages failed to muster speed.

Shortly after the start, ALCARI shifted out and bumped FAT TURTLE.

From wide barriers, VERY LUCKY and JOYFUL UNION were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

Making the turn near the 1050 Metres, ALCARI was momentarily steadied away from the heels of FAT TURTLE which got its head on the side and lay in.

After the 900 Metres, BALLISTIC KING shifted in and bumped JOYFUL UNION.

Passing the 100 Metres, JOYFUL UNION got its head on the side, shifted in and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of SPLIT OF A SECOND.

Throughout the race, FANTASTIC FABIO travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding his riding of CHEERFULJET in the early stages, Apprentice C Wong stated that he was asked to attempt to lead, however, he was instructed not to ride CHEERFULJET along to do so as the horse had previously raced keenly when ridden in this manner and because of this had not finished off its races.

He said in the early stages he rode his mount positively without riding it along and he hoped that CHEERFULJET would have sufficient speed to cross runners to its inside.

He said however that when FAT TURTLE maintained its position to his inside and outside LOVING A BOOM, this resulted in CHEERFULJET racing three wide and without cover.

He said CHEERFULJET made the turn after the 1000 Metres awkwardly and although the horse maintained a slight margin over FAT TURTLE, he was reluctant to ride his mount along given his instructions not to do so.

He added he this resulted in CHEERFULJET racing three wide and without cover throughout the race and consequently weakened in the Straight.

Apprentice Wong was advised that, in the opinion of the Stewards, he had erred in not making more use of CHEERFULJET to attempt to clear FAT TURTLE given that CHEERFULJET had established a margin over that horse after the 1100 Metres and would not have been required to place undue pressure of his mount to cross FAT TURTLE.

He was further told to ensure that he rides his mounts in such a manner that they do not cover unnecessary ground and are able to finish off the race as best as they can.

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

When questioned, M Chadwick stated that it was hoped that LOVING A BOOM would obtain a position with cover and it was felt that there was good speed in tonight's race and the horse would race in a position either behind the leaders or in advance of midfield.

He said LOVING A BOOM began well and he had to ride his mount along in the early stages, however, when the race was not run at a fast tempo in the early stages, LOVING A BOOM was left racing inside FAT TURTLE which in turn was racing inside CHEERFULJET.

He said given the tempo of the race in the early stages, he believed that he would have had to restrain LOVING A BOOM too heavily to obtain a trailing position behind FAT TURTLE and therefore LOVING A BOOM was left racing in the lead which was not expected.

He said LOVING A BOOM races best when with cover and after being required to lead, it did not finish off its race.

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

When questioned, Apprentice H T Mo (BALLISTIC KING) stated that from the outside barrier he was asked to ride the horse quietly in the early stages as it was believed that tonight's race would be at a good tempo.

He said in its most recent trial BALLISTIC KING had been ridden along in the early stages to obtain a forward position and then weakened over the latter stages of the trial.

He said it was felt that if BALLISTIC KING were to be ridden along in the early stages from the wide barrier, the horse may be left racing wide and without cover and accordingly would not able to finish off its race.

He added in accordance with his instructions he steadied BALLISTIC KING in the early stages to obtain a position with cover outside JOYFUL UNION.

He said he commenced to ride his mount along to obtain a position closer to the main body of the field after the 700 Metres and BALLISTIC KING improved into the race well to be racing behind FANTASTIC FABIO rounding the Home Turn.

He said he immediately shifted BALLISTIC KING to the outside of FANTASTIC FABIO at the entrance to the Straight and when placed under pressure BALLISTIC KING finished off the race strongly.

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

FAT TURTLE and SPLIT OF A SECOND were sent for sampling.


GENERAL: 1.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 10 March 2019 The Veterinary Surgeon reported that WHAT ELSE BUT YOU was lame in its left front leg on the morning after racing.

Before being allowed to race again, WHAT ELSE BUT YOU will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of WISHFUL THINKER, GUNNISON, HAY RUN, KING'S MAN, SMART ROCKET, SKY TREASURE, CHAIRMAN LO, FUN TIMES, GUY DRAGON, SUPER LEADER, MULTIMILLION, GOKO, WINNER SUPREME, DR PROACTIVE, SIMPLY BIG, SILVER FIG, RISE HIGH, WHAT ELSE BUT YOU, ELUSIVE STATE, KING GENKI, RAGING BLITZKRIEG, CHAMPION'S WAY, SOLAR WAI WAI, UNICRON JEWELLERY and NOT USUAL TALENT revealed no apparent abnormality.

2.

Racing Laboratory tests of HASTA LUEGO, JOYFUL HEART, NICE FANDANGO, STRIKING MR C, CORRE RAPIDO, HIDDEN SPIRIT, HURRICANE HUNTER, DRAGON DANCE, EZRA, FLAME LILY, PERFECT PAIR, FINE WITH ME, PRINCE OF GEMS, E STAR, CRAIG'S STAR, AMAZING STAR, PHANTOM FALCON, TEAM FORTUNE, AEROHAPPINESS, TEAM SPIRIT, FLYING THUNDER, KASI FARASI, GOD OF DRAGON, WAIKUKU, MONGOLIAN KING, RIGHT CHOICE and AMAZING CHOCOLATE (2.3.19) proved negative.

SUMMARY: 1.

Withdrawals Race 1: TRENDIFUL on 12.3.19 on veterinary advice.

Race 7: BRAVE LEGEND on 12.3.19 on veterinary advice.

2.

Reprimand Race 6: U Rispoli (SHINING GEM) for shifting out passing the 400 Metres.

3.

Warnings Race 4: K C Leung (ENJOY LIFE) for shifting in near the 550 Metres.

Race 8: Apprentice C Wong (CHEERFULJET) re his riding in the early stages.

4.

Suspension Race 4: K C Ng (MULTIGOGO) for careless riding rounding the Home Turn (from 20 March 2019 until 24 March 2019 on which day he may resume race riding - 2 Hong Kong racedays).

5.

Stalls Tests Race 3: GENTLE BREEZE Race 7: LET'S TAKE IT EASY 6.

Barrier Trials Race 1: DISTRICT EXPRESS Race 2: WAH MAY PRINCESS Race 5: PLAY TO WIN Race 7: ALL YOU KNOW 7.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 1: TRENDIFUL DISTRICT EXPRESS Race 2: WAH MAY PRINCESS Race 5: PLAY TO WIN WINWIN RUBY Race 7: BRAVE LEGEND ALL YOU KNOW General: WHAT ELSE BUT YOU