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22 May 2019 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - THE ST GEORGE'S CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP)

Class 4 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:40:17
Sectional Time: 27.55 24.79 23.57 24.26

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13ACCLAIMED LIGHT (T369)N. CallanP. O'Sullivan58132148.491:40:175-6-5-152.66 23.77 23.74
22SALTO OLIMPICO (A350)T. H. SoD. Hall5913120176N 1:40:233-2-2-252.38 23.53 24.32
312FAMILY LEADER (C089)C. Y. HoC. Fownes4311796.220.501:40:254-5-6-352.62 23.89 23.74
47REMARKABLE (A222)J. MoreiraJohn Size54128181551.51:40:399-9-10-453.10 23.69 23.60
55GOOD FOR YOU (T265)R. BaylissY. S. Tsui56130201672 1:40:486-8-7-552.98 23.65 23.85
611MISTER MONTE (A201)K. C. LeungC. W. Chang501247.86.342.51:40:552-3-3-652.42 23.81 24.32
79GENTRY (V042)G. van NiekerkC. H. Yip531271010102.751:40:6210-11-11-753.22 23.61 23.79
810DREAM WARRIORS (C280)U. RispoliA. S. Cruz50124173133 1:40:657-7-8-852.86 23.81 23.98
96FAITHFUL TRINITY (A247)M. HarleyR. Gibson551292819113.251:40:6911-10-9-953.14 23.53 24.02
104SPARKLING SWORD (P256)M. F. PoonK. W. Lui57128118.914 1:40:791-1-1-1052.34 23.57 24.88
111HAPPY WARRIOR (A313)C. WongJ. Moore591284.63.386 1:41:128-4-4-1152.46 23.93 24.73
WD8CHARITY GRAND (B358)K. TeetanC. S. Shum531273.9WD--
Sire:Acclamation
Breed of the Winning Horse:ACCLAIMED LIGHT
Dam:Annee Lumiere
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 84.5
place 3 27
2 47
12 23.5
quinella 2-3 726
quinella place 2-3 215.5
3-12 100
2-12 214
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 26
tierce 3-2-12 12974
trio 2-3-12 1735
first 4 2-3-7-12 5038
quartet 3-2-12-7 128991
4th double (1-3) $236.0
4th double consulation (1-2) $83.0

Recap by phillip woo

Punted late Acclaimed Light got up 50m out for the win after executing well to land a spot one-off in midfield from gate 10. He was threatening to salute in this grade. Salto Olimpico found one too good after moving to the front 150m out following a speed-chasing run. He had shown better form of late but the mile was the query. Hit late in betting Family Leader stayed on well following a prominent run to fill a placing. He can produce a positive run now and then. Remarkable had to slam on the brakes 50m out with a move near the inside following a patient ride third from the rear. Good For You ran on late without menacing. He's honest but is having trouble finding the winner's circle this term. Mister Monte gradually faded after stalking the leader early on. He's having a hard time recapturing his best form. Backed late Gentry ran on late without menacing from the back. He's likely on his mark following victories in two of his past three starts.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (680) - THE ST GEORGE'S CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP) - Class 4 - 1650Meters

CHARITY GRAND was withdrawn on raceday morning by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore).

Before being allowed to race again, CHARITY GRAND will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

DREAM WARRIORS began only fairly.

HAPPY WARRIOR (Apprentice C Wong) lost ground when crowded for room between GOOD FOR YOU which was taken out by SALTO OLIMPICO and ACCLAIMED LIGHT which was turned in across the running by HAPPY WARRIOR after being bumped on the hindquarters by that horse.

This resulted in HAPPY WARRIOR settling back in the field.

When questioned, Apprentice Wong stated that after losing ground at the start when crowded for room, he elected to shift HAPPY WARRIOR across behind runners to obtain cover as it was no longer available for him to obtain a forward positon.

He said after passing the winning post on the first occasion he attempted to shift in behind GOOD FOR YOU and obtain a position one horse off the rail, however, GENTRY improved its position quickly to be racing between HAPPY WARRIOR and REMARKABLE and for this reason he was not able to shift in.

He said this resulted in HAPPY WARRIOR being left racing in a three wide position without cover after the 1300 Metres.

He said when the pace of the race slackened after the 1200 Metres, he attempted to slowly improve his way forward in the hope of being able to obtain a more prominent position closer to the rail.

He said he gradually improved his position and had intended to continue to allow HAPPY WARRIOR to gain ground in the hope of racing outside the leader SPARKLING SWORD.

He said however that SALTO OLIMPICO shifted out passing the 900 Metres which resulted in HAPPY WARRIOR being taken wider.

He said when SALTO OLIMPICO improved its way forward of MISTER MONTE to race outside SPARKLING SWORD and when MISTER MONTE continued to race one horse off the rail, this resulted in HAPPY WARRIOR continuing to race three wide and without cover.

He said HAPPY WARRIOR came under heavy pressure rounding the Home Turn and then in the Straight gave ground.

He added he attributed the manner in which HAPPY WARRIOR failed to finish off the race to the circumstances of tonight's race which were as a consequence of HAPPY WARRIOR losing ground at the start and being back in the field in the early stages.

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

From the outside barriers, GENTRY and FAITHFUL TRINITY were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Near the 1350 Metres, GOOD FOR YOU was momentarily steadied away from the heels of ACCLAIMED LIGHT which shifted in.

Passing the 1300 Metres, GENTRY raced tight between REMARKABLE and HAPPY WARRIOR.

When the pace slackened after the 1200 Metres, GOOD FOR YOU commenced to travel keenly and got its head up when awkwardly placed behind ACCLAIMED LIGHT.

GENTRY, which was following, raced close to the heels of GOOD FOR YOU in consequence.

After the 1000 Metres, SALTO OLIMPICO commenced to prove very difficult to settle and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of MISTER MONTE.

SALTO OLIMPICO then shifted out away from the heels of MISTER MONTE when continuing to travel keenly, resulting in HAPPY WARRIOR being taken wider.

SALTO OLIMPICO was then allowed to improve its position to race outside the lead.

Approaching the 400 Metres, DREAM WARRIORS was momentarily awkwardly placed close to the heels of ACCLAIMED LIGHT.

Passing the 200 Metres, GENTRY raced tight inside the heels of GOOD FOR YOU.

Close to the finishing line, REMARKABLE was crowded for room inside SALTO OLIMPICO which shifted in away from ACCLAIMED LIGHT which shifted in under pressure before being straightened.

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

HAPPY WARRIOR, ACCLAIMED LIGHT and SALTO OLIMPICO were sent for sampling.