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Race Results:

19 April 2020 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 3 - SOMERSET HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1650M - All Weather Track
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:38:67
Sectional Time: 28.19 24.12 23.15 23.21

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112MEGATRON (V119)K. H. ChanP. F. Yiu44111116.141:38:671-1-1-152.31 23.15 23.21
26THIS ONE'S FOR YOU (B428)J. MoreiraK. W. Lui531276.24.9110.751:38:8112-12-9-253.47 23.03 22.31
31JADE FORTUNE (V020)Z. PurtonK. L. Man591334.94.982.251:39:0310-11-11-353.47 23.15 22.41
48KA FORTUNE (C421)M. F. PoonL. Ho49121121092.251:39:038-2-3-452.31 23.51 23.21
57STRATHCLYDE (V225)V. BorgesA. T. Millard51125132414.251:39:364-5-5-552.91 23.23 23.22
610BEAUTY ANGEL (C541)H. T. MoA. S. Cruz46117479974.51:39:383-4-4-652.71 23.39 23.28
714SUPER RED DRAGON (C191)K. TeetanW. Y. So421163.64.164.751:39:412-3-2-752.59 23.23 23.59
84CROWN AVENUE (V378)A. HamelinC. H. Yip561302216145.251:39:5014-14-13-853.79 22.99 22.72
911DAILY BEAUTY (D070)C. Y. HoC. Fownes46120132056 1:39:619-8-10-953.23 23.35 23.03
1013YES WE CAN (C307)K. C. LeungT. P. Yung43117182236.251:39:687-9-8-1053.23 23.15 23.30
113GENERAL DINO (A193)N. CallanD. Ferraris571312346108.251:39:995-6-7-1152.95 23.39 23.65
125RIGHTEOUS MATE (A419)C. SchofieldA. T. Millard54128141428.51:40:046-10-12-1253.27 23.47 23.30
132SALTO OLIMPICO (A350)B. ShinnD. Hall541289999129.251:40:1613-13-14-1353.55 23.31 23.30
149STARLIT KNIGHT (A137)H. N. WongY. S. Tsui491208799139.751:40:2211-7-6-1452.95 23.39 23.88
Sire:Hard Spun
Breed of the Winning Horse:MEGATRON
Dam:Fine Jade
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 61
place 12 19
6 20.5
1 18
quinella 6-12 136.5
quinella place 6-12 54.5
1-12 59.5
1-6 56
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 23
tierce 12-6-1 1579
trio 1-6-12 265
first 4 1-6-8-12 672
quartet 12-6-1-8 14543
2nd double (2-12) $731.0
2nd double consulation (2-6) $61.5

Recap by phillip woo

Well-backed Megatron had enough left in the tank after straightening three lengths on top to continue his fine form on the dirt this season. He relished the light weight with a move to claimer Alfred Chan Ka-hei. This One's For You flashed home one from the right to finish a close second after a patient ride third from the rear. He's as honest as the day is long. Jade Fortune ran on well near the inside after a patient ride fourth last to get the head down to finish a distant third. Ka Fortune came up one paced over the final 100m after pressing forward to sit second at the 850m following a three-deep move from behind midfield 1,050m out. Strathclyde stayed on all right following a prominent run on the fence. Beauty Angel kept on evenly after a one-off run fore of midfield. Favourite Super Red Dragon was stopping 150m out after settling on the winner's back in the run. It was disappointing run on face value after placing in his past three starts.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (585) - SOMERSET HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650Meters

TRAVEL FIRST was withdrawn on 18.4.20 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter SALTO OLIMPICO (B Shinn).

Before being allowed to race again, TRAVEL FIRST will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

STRATHCLYDE shifted out at the start and made contact with RIGHTEOUS MATE.

YES WE CAN began awkwardly and bumped the outside of its barrier.

MEGATRON and DAILY BEAUTY bumped at the start.

KA FORTUNE and GENERAL DINO bumped heavily at the start, resulting in KA FORTUNE becoming unbalanced.

STARLIT KNIGHT stumbled badly on jumping and lost ground.

From wide barriers, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU, SALTO OLIMPICO and CROWN AVENUE were all steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.

Passing the 1400 Metres, SUPER RED DRAGON got its head on the side and lay out.

After the 1200 Metres, KA FORTUNE was left racing wide and without cover and near the 1100 Metres was allowed to improved its position to race outside the lead passing the 1000 Metres at which stage STARLIGHT KNIGHT was left racing wide and without cover.

For some distance approaching and passing the 1100 Metres, DAILY BEAUTY was awkwardly placed close to the heels of RIGHTEOUS MATE when travelling keenly.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of RIGHTEOUS MATE, C Schofield stated that RIGHTEOUS MATE can be slow to begin and that, in the opinion of the connections, it finishes off its races best when able to be brought to the outside of runners.

He said in today's race RIGHTEOUS MATE began very well and was able to obtain a midfield position in the early stages without any use having to be made of the horse.

He said when KA FORTUNE and STARLIT KNIGHT improved their position forward of RIGHTEOUS MATE after the 1100 Metres, his mount immediately came off the bridle and, despite being ridden along, was reluctant to maintain its position.

He added this allowed DAILY BEAUTY the opportunity to improve around RIGHTEOUS MATE near the 900 Metres.

He said RIGHTEOUS MATE came under heavy pressure making the turn near the 700 Metres and as the horse was not travelling well, he was not in a position to be able to shift runners out and bring his mount to the outside.

He said he continued to ride RIGHTEOUS MATE along, however, the horse did not finish off the race and weakened noticeably over the concluding stages.

A veterinary inspection of RIGHTEOUS MATE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.

The Stewards heard a complaint lodged by Z Purton regarding the start afforded to his mount JADE FORTUNE, the 3rd placegetter.

Rule 12(19) provides that no horse which is declared first, second, third and fourth place in a race shall be declared a non-runner.

Therefore the complaint was heard after weighed-in was declared.

It was established that when being placed in the barriers Z Purton's lead bag and girth became momentarily caught on the back gate and consequently became ill-positioned.

Z Purton said after his mount was loaded he made a number of attempts to re-position his gear and called out to the Starter on a number of occasions alerting him that he was not ready to jump.

He said he looked up at the Starter on several occasions in an attempt to ensure that the start was not effected, however, as he continued to re-position his gear, the start was effected which resulted in him only having his right hand on the reins and JADE FORTUNE beginning awkwardly.

Mr A Speechley, Starter, stated that he had heard Jockey Purton call on one occasion and delayed the start accordingly.

He said after casting his eye over the remainder of the field, specifically looking at JADE FORTUNE and noted that Jockey Purton was looking at him which indicated to him that he was ready for the start to be effected.

He said at this time he did not hear a further call from Jockey Purton.

The Stewards accepted the evidence of Jockey Purton that he was not ready for the start to be effected as he continued to re-position his gear and also accepted the evidence of Mr Speechley that he had not heard a further call from Jockey Purton close to him effecting the start of the race.

Mr Speechley was advised that whilst the Stewards are cognizant of the considerable difficulties that are often encountered by the Starter in ensuring that all runners are afforded a fair start, they formed the view that the start should have been further delayed to ensure that JADE FORTUNE was given every opportunity to begin the race on equal terms with other runners.

Mr Speechley was also advised to ensure that there is clear communication with his assistant starters behind the barriers so that he is fully aware of any horses or riders who are experiencing difficulties in the barriers so that the start may be delayed in order for those difficulties to be overcome.

SUPER RED DRAGON, MEGATRON and THIS ONE'S FOR YOU were sent for sampling.