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Race Results:

12 April 2020 - Sha Tin

Race 5 - MONG KOK HANDICAP - Sec 2

Class 4 - 1400M - C
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:22:16
Sectional Time: 13.03 21.08 23.37 24.68

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112LEADING FORTUNE (C441)J. MoreiraJohn Size4511956.4101:22:1613-13-11-135.15 23.13 23.88
25PARTY GENIUS (D217)Z. PurtonD. Whyte511255.8312SH 1:22:177-9-9-234.75 23.49 23.93
310STUNNING IMPACT (C366)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan4812240127N 1:22:2010-11-14-334.99 23.53 23.68
46BULLETPROOF (D219)M. F. PoonP. F. Yiu50122183211 1:22:338-7-6-434.67 23.37 24.29
53CIRCUIT HASSLER (A041)B. ShinnA. S. Cruz541287.36.991.751:22:4511-12-13-534.99 23.45 24.01
61HAPPY FORCE (B227)M. L. YeungT. P. Yung591331327132.751:22:601-1-1-634.11 23.37 25.12
714IRON KING (C133)M. ChadwickC. H. Yip421165.67.263.51:22:7212-10-5-734.91 23.13 24.68
89SPICY GRILL (D159)C. Y. HoK. W. Lui48122294333.51:22:749-8-12-834.71 23.69 24.34
911MOON PEAKS (C403)H. W. LaiK. L. Man461203979115 1:22:943-3-3-934.35 23.49 25.10
108REGENCY MASTER (D225)K. TeetanC. S. Shum48122172087.251:23:3014-14-10-1035.15 23.13 25.02
1113SMILING SUCCESS (C250)C. WongK. H. Ting43112131249 1:23:585-5-8-1134.51 23.69 25.38
122LORIZ (C036)V. BorgesP. F. Yiu581321011149.251:23:642-2-2-1234.19 23.37 26.08
134HINYUEN SWIFTNESS (V250)K. H. ChanC. H. Yip541211730516 1:24:734-6-7-1334.55 23.61 26.57
147READY CONQUEROR (D204)A. HamelinY. S. Tsui481223394216.51:24:796-4-4-1434.39 23.53 26.87
Breed of the Winning Horse:LEADING FORTUNE
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 64
place 12 21
5 13.5
10 32.5
quinella 5-12 138.5
quinella place 5-12 60.5
10-12 95.5
5-10 122
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 20.5
tierce 12-5-10 2052
trio 5-10-12 572
first 4 5-6-10-12 1907
quartet 12-5-10-6 32026
4th double (2-6-7/12) $135.5
4th double consulation (2-6-7/5) $16.5
1st double trio (1,2,5,6,7/5,10,12) $26112.0

Recap by phillip woo

Leading Fortune couldn't keep up a straight line but finished nicely to get up in the last bob after straightening widest out from the rear of the field. He had produced an odd good run from his opening six starts and was suited by the race tempo. Post-time favourite Party Genius was just denied on the wire after racing to the lead 150m out following a deep run with cover behind midfield. He was repeatedly bothered by the winner in the run to the wire but an inquiry and objection was unsuccessful. Sensationally-backed Stunning Impact closed off willingly to finish a close third after switching out from behind a wall of horses at the 250m. It was a vastly-improved run with blinkers going on for the first time. Bulletproof got going to finish a non-threatening fourth after peeling into the opening near the 200m following a midfield run on the fence. Circuit Hassler ran on late without menacing after a patient ride third from the rear.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (567) - MONG KOK HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1400Meters

READY CONQUEROR began awkwardly.

LEADING FORTUNE and CIRCUIT HASSLER bumped at the start.

CIRCUIT HASSLER then shifted in, resulting in REGENCY MASTER being crowded for room outside STUNNING IMPACT.

After this, REGENCY MASTER and LEADING FORTUNE were steadied to obtain cover.

Then despite being ridden along for a considerable distance, CIRCUIT HASSLER failed to muster speed.

Rounding the Home Turn, SPICY GRILL was held up behind SMILING SUCCESS and HINYUEN SWIFTNESS.

Then at the entrance to the Straight, SPICY GRILL was shifted in away from the heels of HINYUEN SWIFTNESS and SMILING SUCCESS.

When held up behind HINYUEN SWIFTNESS, SPICY GRILL shifted out marginally, resulting in STUNNING IMPACT being steadied when crowded for room inside CIRCUIT HASSLER which was hampered when racing tight inside LEADING FORTUNE.

SPICY GRILL was held up for clear running approaching the 200 Metres and passing the 200 Metres was shifted out away from the heels of MOON PEAKS to continue improving.

Throughout the race, MOON PEAKS travelled wide and without cover.

The Stewards deferred the declaration of weighed-in as they were of the prima facie view that incidents had occurred in the Straight which cast sufficient doubt on whether LEADING FORTUNE should be declared the winner of the race.

Subsequently Z Purton, the rider of PARTY GENIUS, second placegetter, and D Whyte, trainer of the horse, formally lodged a protest/objection against LEADING FORTUNE alleging interference in the Home Straight.

After taking evidence from all parties concerned and after viewing the official videos, the Stewards found that after receiving contact from PARTY GENIUS passing the 400 Metres when that horse was taken out by HINYUEN SWIFTNESS, LEADING FORTUNE commenced to lay in under pressure near the 350 Metres and shifted in a number of horses, resulting in LEADING FORTUNE making contact with PARTY GENIUS which was inconvenienced when taken in until just after the 200 Metres.

It was further established that after the 200 Metres both horses straightened and there was no further contact until near the 75 Metres at which stage PARTY GENIUS and LEADING FORTUNE brushed primarily as a result of LEADING FORTUNE shifting in slightly.

PARTY GENIUS consequently drifted out under pressure over the concluding stages, resulting in both horses continuing to race tight.

In all the circumstances, the Stewards could not be comfortably satisfied that had the contact between the two horses in the early part of the Straight and again near the 75 Metres not occurred, PARTY GENIUS would have finished in front of LEADING FORTUNE and therefore the protest/objection was overruled with weighed-in being declared on the numbers semaphored by the Judge.

In relation to the inward movement from LEADING FORTUNE in the early part of the Straight, J Moreira was advised to exercise more care.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SMILING SUCCESS, Apprentice C Wong stated that at its last start the horse was able to obtain the lead from a wide barrier and consequently finished off the race strongly.

He said in today's race he rode SMILING SUCCESS hard for a considerable distance in the early stages to again take up a forward position, however, SMILING SUCCESS did not show as much early speed as he hoped and was not able to lead.

He said when racing behind runners SMILING SUCCESS did not travel as comfortably as it did last start and after being placed under pressure prior to the Home Turn did not finish off the race.

He said, in his opinion, the performance of SMILING SUCCESS could be attributed to the fact that the horse was up in grade and was not able to lead the race which was run at a faster tempo than its last start.

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

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

LEADING FORTUNE and PARTY GENIUS were sent for sampling.