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Race Results:

18 December 2019 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 6 - SATURN HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09:64
Sectional Time: 23.77 22.64 23.23

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110FOCUS (C254)C. SchofieldP. F. Yiu431173.41511:09:645-3-124.01 22.64 22.99
21SPLIT OF A SECOND (B027)M. F. PoonL. Ho59131618101.51:09:8710-10-224.45 22.68 22.74
37SUPER WINNER (C341)K. TeetanC. H. Yip50124353.951.51:09:891-1-323.77 22.64 23.48
43HAPPY ALUMNI (C065)J. MoreiraK. W. Lui5713130241.51:09:898-9-424.17 22.80 22.92
54SHOUSON (C326)S. De SousaJ. Moore551294.218112.751:10:106-6-524.13 22.72 23.25
611PLAY TO WIN (B468)K. C. LeungT. P. Yung491231456123 1:10:1311-11-624.53 22.68 22.92
75TAKINGUFURTHER (C131)G. van NiekerkK. H. Ting55129622073.251:10:167-7-724.13 22.76 23.27
86REGENCY POET (D010)Z. PurtonK. L. Man53127536.363.51:10:222-2-823.85 22.68 23.69
99MASTER GALAXY (C449)M. ChadwickY. S. Tsui471215.79395.251:10:503-4-923.89 22.84 23.77
108SUNNY DRAGON (V412)A. BadelR. Gibson491239.63035.51:10:524-5-1023.97 22.80 23.75
1112PROMISE KEPT (B017)L. HewitsonA. T. Millard42116373927.51:10:869-8-1124.21 22.76 23.89
122BEAUTY ANGEL (C541)H. T. MoA. S. Cruz57128199987.751:10:8712-12-1224.85 22.68 23.34
Sire:Per Incanto
Breed of the Winning Horse:FOCUS
Dam:Princess Alexandra
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 154.5
place 10 34
1 32
7 16
quinella 1-10 925
quinella place 1-10 186
7-10 75
1-7 86.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 27
tierce 10-1-7 7935
trio 1-7-10 1110
first 4 1-3-7-10 332
quartet 10-1-7-3 20368
5th double (5-10) $579.0
5th double consulation (5-1) $80.0

Recap by phillip woo

Focus was too good after hitting the front near the 100m following a dream run from gate one. He had been knocking on the door and the move to blinkers produced the desired result. Split Of A Second flashed home late down the outside to edge the lateplunged Super Winner by a lip for second. He rarely produces a bad run at this level over this Valley trip. Super Winner grudgingly gave way after dictating the run. He's made a nice impression in his past three starts over this Valley trip and a win is around the bend. Even money favourite Happy Alumni ran on steadily to just miss a placing by a bob of the heads after over-racing at times one-off in midfield. Shouson stayed on all right after a very wide and without cover run in midfield from a wide gate. Play To Win made ground near the inside without menacing after a patient ride second from the back. Regency Poet faltered after stalking the leader from a middle gate. He's still learning.

Racing Incident Report

Race Six: (261) - SATURN HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Meters

MY POWER was withdrawn on 17.12.19 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (sore left front tendon) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter PLAY TO WIN (K C Leung).

Before being allowed to race again, MY POWER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

BEAUTY ANGEL began only fairly and then a short distance after the start lost ground when checked away from the heels of TAKINGUFURTHER which shifted out after being bumped by REGENCY POET.

HAPPY ALUMNI and PROMISE KEPT began awkwardly.

From a wide barrier, SPLIT OF A SECOND was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

When being steadied shortly after the start to obtain cover from the outside barrier, PLAY TO WIN got its head up on a number of occasions.

For some distance passing the 1100 Metres, HAPPY ALUMNI got its head up and raced ungenerously and then was awkwardly placed outside the heels of PROMISE KEPT passing the 1000 Metres.

Then after the 800 Metres, HAPPY ALUMNI again got its head up when travelling keenly and awkwardly placed behind SUNNY DRAGON.

After the 1000 Metres, SUNNY DRAGON travelled keenly when being steadied to obtain cover.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, PROMISE KEPT raced tight inside HAPPY ALUMNI which lay in.

Passing the 500 Metres, HAPPY ALUMNI got its head up and lost ground when awkwardly placed behind SUNNY DRAGON.

At the entrance to the Straight, TAKINGUFURTHER was awkwardly placed behind MASTER GALAXY and then after the 300 Metres was shifted to the outside of SHOUSON to obtain clear running.

Passing the 300 Metres, PLAY TO WIN was shifted out away from the heels of HAPPY ALUMNI.

PLAY TO WIN was then shifted in away the heels of REGENCY POET after the 200 Metres and then was shifted in further to the inside of HAPPY ALUMNI approaching the 100 Metres to continue improving.

Approaching the 50 Metres, SUPER WINNER was awkwardly placed inside FOCUS.

Throughout the race, SHOUSON and MASTER GALAXY travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding his riding of SPLIT OF A SECOND in the early part of the Straight, M F Poon stated that after shifting his mount to the outside of TAKINGUFURTHER and SHOUSON rounding the Home Turn, he balanced up SPLIT OF A SECOND in the early part of the Straight whilst continuing to ride it vigorously hands and heels and slapping the horse down the shoulder with the whip.

He said he continued to ride in this manner in the early part of the Straight as SPLIT OF A SECOND was finishing off the race strongly and approaching the 100 Metres he commenced to use the whip in the backhand manner.

He added SPLIT OF A SECOND then closed off the race over the concluding stages.

M F Poon was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, he must ensure that he uses the appropriate amount of vigour on his mounts at the earliest available opportunity.

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

HAPPY ALUMNI, FOCUS and SPLIT OF A SECOND were sent for sampling.