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29 January 2020 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - MORRISON HILL HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41:09
Sectional Time: 28.53 25.12 23.45 23.99

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11BLOOMING SPIRIT (C064)J. MoreiraF. C. Lor401332.2211:41:093-4-3-153.85 23.45 23.79
24ASSOCIATION FANS (V207)M. ChadwickL. Ho35128192490.501:41:171-1-2-253.65 23.45 24.07
310VIRTUS STAR (B395)L. HewitsonD. Hall25118136.521.751:41:356-7-6-354.17 23.41 23.77
46WONDERFUL TIGER (A235)T. PicconeW. Y. So331261616102.251:41:4310-6-5-454.05 23.49 23.89
57HIDDEN SPIRIT (B130)K. TeetanP. O'Sullivan32125142643.251:41:609-11-10-554.45 23.41 23.74
611FORTUNE WAY (B120)M. L. YeungT. P. Yung17113489983.51:41:672-2-4-653.77 23.53 24.37
72BREAK RECORD (C168)B. ShinnC. S. Shum381313335124 1:41:7412-9-8-754.29 23.45 24.00
85KEEP WINNING (B331)K. C. LeungC. W. Chang331269.86.934 1:41:755-8-9-854.21 23.65 23.89
93THE FULL BLOOM (V243)M. F. PoonC. H. Yip361271312114.251:41:788-3-1-953.81 23.29 24.68
109LITTLE ISLAND (T390)C. Y. HoK. L. Man29122141864.751:41:857-10-11-1054.37 23.65 23.83
118MONEY WINNER (A055)G. van NiekerkY. S. Tsui3012361055.51:41:954-5-7-1153.97 23.65 24.33
1212LUCKY STORM (B124)H. T. MoR. Gibson15110245377 1:42:2011-12-12-1254.65 23.69 23.86
Sire:Spirit Of Boom
Breed of the Winning Horse:BLOOMING SPIRIT
Dam:Pheebles
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 20
place 1 11.5
4 60.5
10 19.5
quinella 1-4 218.5
quinella place 1-4 88
1-10 35.5
4-10 179
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 17
tierce 1-4-10 1570
trio 1-4-10 399
first 4 1-4-6-10 1355
quartet 1-4-10-6 18081
1st double (3-1) $40.0
1st double consulation (3-4) $110.5

Recap by phillip woo

Even money favourite Blooming Spirit kept on gamely after assuming the lead from Association Fans 150m out following a box-seat run for a first win at his 13th start. Association Fans gave a cheeky sight to finish a clear-cut second after getting his own way in front until The Full Bloom pulled alongside him 600m out. He's always a chance over this Valley trip. Well-backed Virtus Star had to steady behind the top pair 150m out before staying on a distant third following a rail run in midfield. He's shown some spark in both Valley runs this term. Wonderful Tiger stayed on all right to fill the frame after taking off from the back to sit fore of midfield three deep with cover 700m out. It wasn't a bad effort but has found things harder off his current mark. Hidden Spirit ran on late without menacing from near the back. He's more effective on the dirt. The Full Bloom faded late but did draw level for the lead at the 250m after rushing forward following a no-cover run.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (373) - MORRISON HILL HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1650Meters

LUCKY STORM stood flat-footed as the start was effected and consequently lost a significant amount of ground.

Before being allowed to race again, LUCKY STORM will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial.

VIRTUS STAR shifted out at the start and bumped KEEP WINNING.

From wide barriers, WONDERFUL TIGER and BREAK RECORD were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, KEEP WINNING raced tight inside MONEY WINNER.

After the 1300 Metres, THE FULL BLOOM was left racing wide and without cover and after the 1000 Metres was allowed to improve its position to race outside the lead by the 600 Metres at which stage WONDERFUL TIGER was left racing wide and without cover.

Also after the 1300 Metres, WONDERFUL TIGER got its head up when proving difficult to settle and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of LITTLE ISLAND.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, VIRTUS STAR raced tight inside MONEY WINNER which shifted in away from the heels of WONDERFUL TIGER as that horse got its head on the side and lay in towards the heels of FORTUNE WAY.

After this, WONDERFUL TIGER continued to lay in and near the 450 Metres shifted in despite the efforts of its rider and bumped MONEY WINNER, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced.

At the entrance to the Straight, BREAK RECORD and KEEP WINNING raced tight as KEEP WINNING improved to the outside of MONEY WINNER and WONDERFUL TIGER.

Passing the 300 Metres, MONEY WINNER raced tight inside WONDERFUL TIGER.

MONEY WINNER was then shifted to the inside of FORTUNE WAY near the 250 Metres.

Passing the 200 Metres, VIRTUS STAR lay in away from THE FULL BLOOM which also lay in under pressure.

This resulted in VIRTUS STAR being awkwardly placed close to the heels of ASSOCIATION FANS after being disappointed for running between that horse and THE FULL BLOOM.

Close to the finishing line, MONEY WINNER was steadied away from the heels of FORTUNE WAY which was taken in by WONDERFUL TIGER (T Piccone) which lay in under pressure.

Whilst the Stewards acknowledged that WONDERFUL TIGER again lay in tonight as it had done at its previous starts, nonetheless T Piccone was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.

As a result of WONDERFUL TIGER laying in, T Piccone stopped riding and straightened his mount just prior to the finishing line.

After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on FORTUNE WAY at the request of Trainer T P Yung.

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

Before being allowed to race again, FORTUNE WAY will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

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

BLOOMING SPIRIT and ASSOCIATION FANS were sent for sampling.