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Race Results:

4 March 2020 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 8 - KOWLOON CITY HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09:66
Sectional Time: 23.28 22.46 23.92

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12THIS IS CLASS (B420)C. Y. HoK. W. Lui771303.82.661:09:661-1-123.28 22.46 23.92
26GREEN REIGN (D140)J. MoreiraC. Fownes691222011120.751:09:7812-12-224.32 22.38 23.08
39BEAUTY SPARK (C318)Z. PurtonF. C. Lor671206.73.841 1:09:838-5-323.72 22.58 23.53
43HINCHINLOVE (C001)M. L. YeungT. P. Yung75128171232.51:10:076-7-423.60 22.78 23.69
512STARLIGHT (V273)M. ChadwickC. H. Yip6211592222.751:10:1011-10-524.08 22.42 23.60
64SEVENTH SEA (D134)B. ShinnD. Ferraris74127559975.251:10:5010-11-624.04 22.66 23.80
78FALCON TURBO (B164)K. TeetanD. Whyte68121241455.51:10:544-3-723.40 22.66 24.48
81FIRST RESPONDER (C205)N. CallanJ. Moore67120131017.751:10:915-2-823.48 22.54 24.89
97PING HAI GALAXY (C377)M. F. PoonJohn Size6912031598 1:10:959-9-923.76 22.74 24.45
1010TAKINGUFURTHER (C131)G. van NiekerkK. H. Ting6411717111110.751:11:387-6-1023.64 22.66 25.08
1111VERY RICH MAN (V286)H. T. MoL. Ho631134099820.751:12:973-4-1123.32 22.82 26.83
125SUPER WISE (A100)K. H. ChanK. L. Man7211822371022.751:13:312-8-1223.28 23.18 26.85
Sire:So You Think
Breed of the Winning Horse:THIS IS CLASS
Dam:Pride Of The Class
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 26
place 2 13
6 33.5
9 16
quinella 2-6 186
quinella place 2-6 69.5
2-9 24.5
6-9 93.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 15.5
tierce 2-6-9 512
trio 2-6-9 144
first 4 2-3-6-9 253
quartet 2-6-9-3 3774
7th double (10-2) $78.0
7th double consulation (10-6) $51.0
treble (3/10/2) $672.0
treble consulation (3/10/6) $479.0
3rd double trio (5,9,10/2,6,9) $66658.0
six up (5,9/8,9/1,9/3,5/9,10/2,6) $4873.0
six up bonus (5/8/1/3/10/2) $28490.0
jockey challenge winner 5 [C Y Ho]

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite This Is Class went pillar-to-post despite getting pressure early on for a second straight win. He was the only one to make all on the card that seemed to favour those from off the pace and there appears more to come from him. Green Reign dashed well after being ridden for luck from a wide gate to grab second. He's a winner waiting to happen. Beauty Spark was out-bid for second following a midfield run on the fence. He was suited by the pace but is building towards a win. Punted late Hinchinlove kept on all right travelling fore of midfield to fill a Quartet spot. It was another honest effort with a return to the course and distance of a win two starts. Veteran Starlight got going from near last to just miss a spot in the Quartet. He'll be a force with Class Four looming large. Seventh Sea made headway late from towards the rear. It was his best run from five starts but he might need a bit more time to acclimatise.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (471) - KOWLOON CITY HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200Meters

MR SO AND SO was withdrawn on 3.3.20 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter FIRST RESPONDER (N Callan).

Before being allowed to race again, MR SO AND SO will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

BEAUTY SPARK began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped HINCHINLOVE, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced.

SEVENTH SEA was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.

From the outside barrier, GREEN REIGN was steadied shortly after the start and shifted across behind runners.

Approaching the 1100 Metres, PING HAI GALAXY, which was being steadied to obtain cover when racing wide, was steadied away from the heels of VERY RICH MAN which got its head on the side and shifted out away from THIS IS CLASS.

Passing the 900 Metres, HINCHINLOVE raced tight inside FALCON TURBO which got its head on the side and shifted in away from VERY RICH MAN.

Passing the 600 Metres, HINCHINLOVE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of FALCON TURBO.

Near the 450 Metres, BEAUTY SPARK and HINCHINLOVE bumped on a number of occasions, resulting in both horses becoming badly unbalanced.

Throughout the race, SUPER WISE and VERY RICH MAN travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

A veterinary inspection of SUPER WISE and VERY RICH MAN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

The performance of SUPER WISE and VERY RICH MAN, both of which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, SUPER WISE and VERY RICH MAN will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

After the race, G van Niekerk (TAKINGUFURTHER) stated that he rode his mount along in the early stages to take up a prominent position as the horse was successful when ridden in this manner at its most recent race start.

He said despite being ridden along, TAKINGUFURTHER did not show sufficient early speed to be able to cross runners to its inside and was left racing very wide making the turn near the 1000 Metres.

He said he therefore steadied his mount and shifted across to obtain cover rather than continuing to race wide.

He said, in his opinion, the horse did not appreciate being ridden off the speed and consequently was not able to finish off the race as it did last start.

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

The performance of TAKINGUFURTHER, a last start winner, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, TAKINGUFURTHER will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

When questioned regarding the performance of PING HAI GALAXY, M F Poon stated that for a considerable distance after the 1000 Metres PING HAI GALAXY raced close to the heels of HINCHINLOVE.

He said PING HAI GALAXY appeared to lose confidence when unbalanced behind HINCHINLOVE and the horse did not travel as strongly as it did when successful for him at its last start.

He said he shifted PING HAI GALAXY away from the heels of HINCHINLOVE after the 600 Metres to follow TAKINGUFURTHER, however, the horse did not travel into the race as it did last start.

He said after shifting to the outside of TAKINGUFURTHER rounding the Home Turn, PING HAI GALAXY then did not finish off the race and, in his opinion, was disappointing.

A veterinary inspection of PING HAI GALAXY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

The performance of PING HAI GALAXY, a last start winner, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, PING HAI GALAXY will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

THIS IS CLASS and GREEN REIGN were sent for sampling.


GENERAL: 1.

Races 2 - 8 were each put back 5 minutes.

2.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 1 March 2020 Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of DECISIVE TWELVE, TRUST ME, ZERO HEDGE, REGENCY GEM, AMAZING AGILITY, AMAZING CHOCOLATE, FAMILY LEADER, ETERNAL HARVEST, BELUGA, EVER LAUGH, SONIC FIGHTER, ALLIED AGILITY, WAR OF COURAGE, CIRCUIT THREE, GUY DRAGON, E STAR, BALTIC SUCCESS, TOP SCORE, PICKEN, SUPER WEALTHY and DECRYPT revealed no apparent abnormality.

3.

Racing Laboratory tests of ALL BEST FRIENDS, GENERAL TRUMP, BEST FOR YOU, HINYUEN SWIFTNESS, YEE CHEONG PEGASUS, BREEZE OF SPRING, LONDON HALL, ABOVE, VICTORIAM, GOOD BEAUTY, STAR LUCK, CASIMIRO, JUNEAU PARK, GOLDEN SIXTY, CHAMPION'S WAY, AMAZING BEATS, COLUMBUS COUNTY, SEATTLE CHOICE, TAKE WHAT YOU NEED, MR ALDAN and MONICA (23.2.20) proved negative.

SUMMARY: 1.

Withdrawals Race 1: DEMONS ROCK at barriers on veterinary advice.

Race 4: ORIENTAL ELITE on 3.3.20 on veterinary advice.

Race 5: CEREFINO on 3.3.20 on veterinary advice.

Race 8: MR SO AND SO on 3.3.20 on veterinary advice.

2.

Reprimand Race 1: H N Wong (U W BROTHER) for shifting in passing the 800 Metres.

3.

Warnings Race 1: Apprentice C Wong (YEE CHEONG LUCKY) for shifting out on jumping.

H N Wong (U W BROTHER) for shifting in approaching the 750 Metres.

G van Niekerk (SHOW MISSION) for improving into tight running after the 100 Metres.

Race 3: H T Mo (LOOK ERAS) for shifting in after the 100 Metres.

Race 5: Apprentice C Wong (ISLAND WINNER) re his riding in the early and middle stages.

Race 6: Trainer T P Yung (HAPPY FORCE) re consistency.

4.

Barrier Trials Race 8: SUPER WISE VERY RICH MAN TAKINGUFURTHER PING HAI GALAXY 5.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 1: DEMONS ROCK Race 4: ORIENTAL ELITE Race 5: CEREFINO SUPER ALLIANCES Race 7: SOUTHERN SUPERSTAR Race 8: MR SO AND SO SUPER WISE VERY RICH MAN TAKINGUFURTHER PING HAI GALAXY