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19 April 2020 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 8 - DEVON HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - All Weather Track
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:08:87
Sectional Time: 23.74 22.54 22.59

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13MEGA HEART (A148)A. HamelinC. W. Chang73126123181:08:879-10-124.50 22.42 21.95
24JUST NOT LISTENING (B192)J. MoreiraJ. Moore681214.55.840.501:08:941-1-223.74 22.54 22.66
32UTOPIA LIFE (C166)C. SchofieldK. L. Man751284.12.920.751:09:013-3-323.90 22.54 22.57
410ZERO HEDGE (A221)K. C. LeungJohn Size64117111352.51:09:264-4-423.94 22.58 22.74
51ELITE PATCH (C193)C. Y. HoK. W. Lui801337.4672.51:09:2810-11-524.62 22.42 22.24
69STAR LUCK (C257)K. TeetanF. C. Lor64117126.5124.251:09:562-2-623.78 22.58 23.20
712HANDSOME REBEL (B469)V. BorgesY. S. Tsui611146.97.434.251:09:575-6-724.06 22.58 22.93
85CALIFORNIA ARGENT (C042)H. T. MoA. S. Cruz66116101114.51:09:586-5-824.06 22.50 23.02
911FEARLESS FIRE (B085)M. ChadwickC. Fownes621152270105.751:09:787-7-924.26 22.54 22.98
106STREET SCREAM (D234)M. F. PoonD. Hall66117328966 1:09:8511-8-1024.62 22.22 23.01
117BIG FORTUNE (B220)H. N. WongD. Whyte651153544118.51:10:238-9-1124.26 22.62 23.35
128HAPPY FAMILY (C116)T. H. SoL. Ho641155799917.51:11:6612-12-1224.82 22.38 24.46
Sire:Foreplay
Breed of the Winning Horse:MEGA HEART
Dam:The Baroness
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 312.5
place 3 62.5
4 21
2 14.5
quinella 3-4 644.5
quinella place 3-4 182
2-3 135
2-4 33
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 31
tierce 3-4-2 4339
trio 2-3-4 321
first 4 2-3-4-10 868
quartet 3-4-2-10 34385
7th double (4-3) $435.5
7th double consulation (4-4) $13.5

Recap by phillip woo

Mega Heart dug in deep near the outside to reel in Just Not Listening in the final few metres for an upset win after a patient ride fourth from the back. Just Not Listening did everything right but get the win after jumping alertly to quickly establish the lead from gate four. Favourite Utopia Life kept on for a placing after tracking the leader one off the fence. It was another good run on the surface carrying more weight after a last-start win. Smashed late in betting Zero Hedge kept on reasonably well for fourth despite a wide and without cover run near the speed. He continues to be a model of consistency on both surfaces this term. Elite Patch ran on late to just miss a Quartet spot settling third from the rear. He's in the right grade again. Handsome Rebel came up flat after recovering from a slow start to travel one off better than midfield. Star Luck had little left in the tank near the 100m rolling forward from the widest gate to pressure the leader 1,000m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (590) - DEVON HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200Meters

HANDSOME REBEL bounded as the start was effected and consequently lost ground.

HAPPY FAMILY began awkwardly and from a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

MEGA HEART was also steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.

Near the 700 Metres, UTOPIA LIFE was left racing wide and without cover.

After the 700 Metres, CALIFORNIA ARGENT travelled keenly.

When questioned, C Schofield (UTOPIA LIFE) stated that JUST NOT LISTENING, which was drawn outside UTOPIA LIFE, began extremely well and showed more early speed than UTOPIA LIFE.

He said when being crossed by that horse shortly after the start, he observed ZERO HEDGE, which was racing to the outside of UTOPIA LIFE, being ridden along and as he anticipated that JUST NOT LISTENING would proceed to the rail, he did not want to be crossed by ZERO HEDGE and be caught behind that horse.

He said therefore after the 1100 Metres he shifted out into a three wide position to ensure that he was able to maintain his position outside JUST NOT LISTENING which he anticipated would shift in to race on the rail and which would allow UTOPIA LIFE the opportunity to race in a one-off position outside that horse.

He added however that JUST NOT LISTENING maintained its position one horse away from the rail which allowed CALIFORNIA ARGENT to maintain its position on the rail inside UTOPIA LIFE and HANDSOME REBEL to improve its position one horse off the rail which resulted in UTOPIA LIFE being left racing in a three wide position without cover.

He said after the 800 Metres when it became apparent to him that JUST NOT LISTENING was going to remain racing one horse off the rail, he intended to shift in behind that horse rather than cover unnecessary ground, however, he became aware that both CALIFORNIA ARGENT and HANDSOME REBEL were occupying the positions inside UTOPIA LIFE which resulted in him having to race three wide and without cover throughout the race.

When questioned, K C Leung (ZERO HEDGE) stated that in the early stages he was left racing wide and he attempted to ride ZERO HEDGE forward of UTOPIA LIFE to obtain a position closer to the rail.

He said when ZERO HEDGE did not show sufficient speed to be able to improve forward of UTOPIA LIFE, he steadied his mount passing the 900 Metres to obtain cover behind UTOPIA LIFE, however, ZERO HEDGE proved very difficult to settle and he was not able to bring the horse back sufficiently to shift across behind UTOPIA LIFE.

He added ZERO HEDGE continued to travel keenly and after being crossed by STAR LUCK after the 800 Metres was left racing very wide and without cover for the remainder of the race.

A veterinary inspection of HAPPY FAMILY immediately following the race found that horse to have bled from both nostrils.

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

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

UTOPIA LIFE, MEGA HEART and JUST NOT LISTENING were sent for sampling.