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4 March 2020 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - KOWLOON TONG HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1800M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:49:71
Sectional Time: 13.64 23.06 23.57 25.02 24.42

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110GALA NIGHT (C331)K. C. LeungJ. Moore431164.91321:49:712-2-2-2-160.95 24.82 23.94
28DIONYSUS COLLIN (B436)J. MoreiraK. W. Lui461192.92.950.501:49:794-5-5-5-261.67 24.62 23.50
31PLAY WISE (A411)M. F. PoonC. H. Yip601315663121.251:49:905-4-4-4-361.63 24.46 23.81
45CHEERFUL STAR (B326)C. Y. HoF. C. Lor52125148.641.251:49:937-6-6-6-461.87 24.54 23.52
59SANGRIA (A065)C. SchofieldD. Ferraris44119122061.751:49:988-8-8-7-562.11 24.34 23.53
66FULL POWER (C426)N. CallanR. Gibson501231617112 1:50:0212-11-11-11-662.39 24.34 23.29
711CURLING LUXURY (A083)H. N. WongY. S. Tsui42112434482 1:50:053-3-3-3-761.43 24.62 24.00
812FORTUNE PATROL (A245)K. TeetanA. T. Millard41114111072.751:50:159-9-9-9-862.15 24.46 23.54
97BULLISH GLORY (A118)M. L. YeungC. W. Chang46119374832.751:50:166-7-7-8-961.91 24.62 23.63
102RULE THEE (A172)Z. PurtonP. O'Sullivan591326.24.194.51:50:4110-10-10-10-1062.39 24.34 23.68
114CALIFORNIA LEGEND (B363)G. van NiekerkA. S. Cruz52125106.417.251:50:861-1-1-1-1160.27 25.02 25.57
123SALTO OLIMPICO (A350)B. ShinnD. Hall591322034108.751:51:1011-12-12-12-1262.63 24.50 23.97
Sire:Dissident
Breed of the Winning Horse:GALA NIGHT
Dam:Prompt
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 138
place 10 35.5
8 13.5
1 163
quinella 8-10 203.5
quinella place 8-10 71
1-10 1215
1-8 317
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 31.5
tierce 10-8-1 19537
trio 1-8-10 3331
first 4 1-5-8-10 4075
quartet 10-8-1-5 132008
1st double (7-10) $2338.5
1st double consulation (7-8) $113.0

Recap by phillip woo

Gala Night kept finding to repel favourite Dionysus Collin over the final 100m after hitting the front 150m out tracking the runaway leader for a maiden win at his 10th start. Dionysus Collin did everything right but get the win settling midfield on the fence. He can't get that elusive win despite placing in six of nine starts this term. Play Wise stuck on gamely after punching the breeze in fourth from a wide gate to spice up the tierce. Cheerful Star came on well from just worse than midfield and one-off the fence to nearly place. He's been very honest this campaign. Sangria ran on late with two wider out after making his run fourth from the back. He's never too far off the finish. In the betting late, Rule Thee failed to run on after making his run third from the rear. It was a disappointing effort despite a downgrade but the big weight may have been an issue. Punted late California Legend was stopping badly inside the final 150m after going too fast in front.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (465) - KOWLOON TONG HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1800Meters

CHEERFUL STAR shifted out at the start and bumped DIONYSUS COLLIN which in turn shifted out and brushed SANGRIA which on jumping was bumped by FORTUNE PATROL.

From wide barriers, RULE THEE and FULL POWER were steadied and shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

When being steadied to obtain cover after the 1600 Metres, RULE THEE got its head up on a number of occasions and travelled keenly.

Mr D J Hall, the trainer of SALTO OLIMPICO, stated that he anticipated that CALIFORNIA LEGEND and CURLING LUXURY would lead tonight's race and that there would be good follow-up speed in the form of GALA NIGHT and DIONYSUS COLLIN.

He said he felt that SALTO OLIMPICO would have to do too much work from a wide barrier in an attempt to obtain a forward position and would likely be left racing wide and without cover and therefore he instructed the rider of SALTO OLIMPICO to steady his mount in the early stages and obtain a trailing position.

Near the 50 Metres, FULL POWER lay in towards the heels of PLAY WISE, resulting in FULL POWER having to be shifted out away from the heels of that horse.

After the race, Z Purton was not able to offer any explanation for the disappointing performance of RULE THEE which failed to run on in the Straight.

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

When questioned regarding his riding of CALIFORNIA LEGEND and in particular the fast tempo set on that horse between the 1200 Metres and the 800 Metres, G van Niekerk stated that he was instructed to lead if possible.

He said after beginning well he had to ride his mount along in the early stages as GALA NIGHT improved its position to be racing to his outside and he did not want to be crossed by that horse.

He said after being ridden along, CALIFORNIA LEGEND then commenced to travel keenly.

He said approaching and passing the winning post on the first occasion he attempted to steady CALIFORNIA LEGEND in the lead, however, the horse continued to race freely and would not relax for him.

He said he continued to attempt to steady the tempo on CALIFORNIA LEGEND for a considerable distance after the 1200 Metres and felt that if he had attempted to restrain the horse more heavily, it would have lost its action and therefore he attempted to try and have CALIFORNIA LEGEND as balanced as possible in the circumstances.

He said as far out as the 800 Metres he was concerned with the manner in which CALIFORNIA LEGEND was travelling and CALIFORNIA LEGEND was a beaten horse rounding the Home Turn.

He added having regard to the manner in which the horse raced tonight, he suggested to connections that they may wish to consider riding CALIFORNIA LEGEND with cover in its future starts so that it is able to relax better than it did in tonight's race.

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

GALA NIGHT and DIONYSUS COLLIN were sent for sampling.