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20 March 2019 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 4 - GREEN LANE HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:40:11
Sectional Time: 27.41 23.95 25.04 23.71

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18PERFECT TO PLAY (B095)C. Y. HoC. Fownes511239.31391:40:118-7-7-152.24 24.88 22.99
24HAPPY WARRIOR (A313)Z. PurtonJ. Moore561302.52.280.501:40:204-3-3-251.84 24.92 23.44
31NITRO EXPRESS (T353)N. CallanD. Ferraris581326.14.322 1:40:447-8-8-352.28 24.96 23.20
47CROWN AVENUE (V378)U. RispoliC. H. Yip52126121863.751:40:7311-10-9-452.56 24.88 23.29
53SPARKLING SWORD (P256)M. F. PoonK. W. Lui57128101534 1:40:765-6-6-552.08 25.00 23.68
62CALIFORNIA LEGEND (B363)K. TeetanA. S. Cruz571313890104.251:40:792-2-2-651.64 24.88 24.27
76MEDIC DRAGON (B443)M. ChadwickP. O'Sullivan54128519974.751:40:856-5-5-752.08 24.92 23.85
811ASSOCIATION FANS (V207)A. SannaL. Ho461201527125.751:41:0512-12-11-852.76 25.00 23.29
95HINYUEN SWIFTNESS (V250)H. T. MoC. H. Yip541239.36.317 1:41:233-4-4-951.92 24.96 24.35
109CHIU CHOW KID (T412)S. De SousaT. P. Yung5012499.958 1:41:399-9-10-1052.52 24.96 23.91
1112THE FULL BLOOM (V243)T. H. SoC. H. Yip441165399410.251:41:7710-11-12-1152.76 25.12 23.89
1210COMPASSION STAR (A121)K. C. LeungK. L. Man4812232901113 1:42:171-1-1-1251.36 25.04 25.77
Sire:Born To Sea
Breed of the Winning Horse:PERFECT TO PLAY
Dam:Centreofattention
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 131
place 8 35
4 12
1 15
quinella 4-8 147.5
quinella place 4-8 61
1-8 103
1-4 25.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 41
tierce 8-4-1 1979
trio 1-4-8 243
first 4 1-4-7-8 656
quartet 8-4-1-7 18813
3rd double (1-8) $879.5
3rd double consulation (1-4) $32.5
1st double trio (1,2,6/1,4,8) $11415.0

Recap by phillip woo

Perfect To Play responded nicely to get up 60m out for a first success after getting a well-executed ride one-off with cover behind midfield from an awkward gate. Favourite Happy Warrior found one better on this occasion after hitting the front 200m out following a prominent run. He's racing consistently well over this Valley trip. Nitro Express closed off reasonably well three from the right after saving ground behind midfield to fill a placing. He's a winner waiting to happen in this grade. Specked late Crown Avenue got going near the outside to snatch fourth after making his run three from the back. He's becoming well rated on his two victories last term. Sparkling Sword stayed on all right after being held up early straight following a midfield run on the fence. He rarely produces a bad run over this course and distance. Hinyuen Swiftness didn't find much after tracking the leader Compassion Star in the box-seat.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (510) - GREEN LANE HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650Meters

On arrival at the Start, Z Purton expressed concern regarding the action of HAPPY WARRIOR.

HAPPY WARRIOR was examined by the Veterinary Officer who, after the necessary consultations, said the horse was suitable to race.

THE FULL BLOOM was checked on jumping when crowded for room between CHIU CHOW KID and SPARKLING SWORD which shifted out abruptly.

CALIFORNIA LEGEND was crowded for room on jumping between PERFECT TO PLAY and COMPASSION STAR, both of which shifted ground.

A short distance after the start, CROWN AVENUE raced tight between CHIU CHOW KID and MEDIC DRAGON which shifted in.

From the outside barrier, ASSOCIATION FANS was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Rounding the Home Turn, SPARKLING SWORD was awkwardly placed close to the heels of HINYUEN SWIFTNESS.

When questioned, Apprentice H T Mo stated that he was instructed to attempt to lead on HINYUEN SWIFTNESS, however, if another rider was intent on leading, it was acceptable for him to take a trailing position behind that horse.

He said in accordance with his instructions he rode his mount hard for a considerable distance in the early stages.

He said approaching the winning post on the first occasion it was apparent to him that COMPASSION STAR and CALIFORNIA LEGEND were being ridden along to lead and given that he had ridden HINYUEN SWIFTNESS for some distance in the early stages, he did not believe it would be in the best interests of the horse to continue to ride it along as both CALIFORNIA LEGEND and COMPASSION STAR were showing more early speed.

He said he therefore elected to take a trailing position behind COMPASSION STAR.

He said the tempo of the race in the early stages was particularly fast and he was of the view that if he continued to ride his mount along, HINYUEN SWIFTNESS would not be able to finish off the race.

He added after being crossed by COMPASSION STAR near the 1200 Metres, that horse opened up a margin over both HINYUEN SWIFTNESS and CALIFORNIA LEGEND.

He said as he had ridden his mount for some distance in the early stages, he was reluctant to again ride it along to prevent CALIFORNIA LEGEND from crossing HINYUEN SWIFTNESS after the 1100 Metres and therefore he took a trailing position behind that horse which was further back in the field than had been anticipated.

He said HINYUEN SWIFTNESS came under pressure near the 600 Metres and then did not finish off the race.

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

A veterinary inspection of CHIU CHOW KID and COMPASSION STAR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

PERFECT TO PLAY and HAPPY WARRIOR were sent for sampling.