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Race Results:

3 June 2020 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 4 - STAUNTON HANDICAP - Sec 2

Class 4 - 1200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09:96
Sectional Time: 23.46 22.39 24.11

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
111TOP MILITARY (B424)T. H. SoT. P. Yung46117999921:09:9610-10-124.46 22.39 23.11
21SKY SHOW (D099)Z. PurtonK. H. Ting601332.41.650.751:10:083-2-223.62 22.43 24.03
39THIS IS CHARISMA (D102)K. TeetanK. W. Lui491229.61441.51:10:216-5-323.90 22.51 23.80
45DESTINE JEWELLERY (D032)A. HamelinJohn Size52125131611.751:10:248-8-424.18 22.43 23.63
53DECISIVE TWELVE (D280)C. Y. HoW. Y. So541276.913102.751:10:397-6-524.14 22.31 23.94
62SPLIT OF A SECOND (B027)M. F. PoonL. Ho591308.524112.751:10:419-9-624.42 22.31 23.68
74SPRINT FORWARD (C353)J. MoreiraJ. Moore541277.77.683.251:10:481-1-723.46 22.39 24.63
86NOBLE CONSORT (C538)H. W. LaiC. S. Shum521259999124 1:10:5911-11-824.66 22.31 23.62
910SKY TREASURE (V401)H. T. MoY. S. Tsui47117189.234 1:10:622-3-923.54 22.63 24.45
108JOLLY CONVERGENCE (V293)N. CallanR. Gibson49122102064 1:10:625-4-1023.90 22.43 24.29
117ROMAN IMPERO (V371)K. H. ChanC. H. Yip51117332274.251:10:664-7-1123.90 22.67 24.09
1212SWEETLY BABY (D247)C. WongC. Fownes44112284294.251:10:6612-12-1224.82 22.35 23.49
Sire:Swiss Ace
Breed of the Winning Horse:TOP MILITARY
Dam:Encosta De Nacre
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 11 2845.5
place 11 339
1 12.5
9 29
quinella 1-11 2012
quinella place 1-11 650
9-11 2027.5
1-9 52
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 27.5
tierce 11-1-9 61934
trio 1-9-11 4567
first 4 1-5-9-11 6165
quartet 11-1-9-5 269424
3rd double (8-11) $12311.5
3rd double consulation (8-1) $44.0

Recap by phillip woo

Unwanted in betting, Top Military sprouted wings in first-time blinkers to win going away from odds-on favourite Sky Show in the final 10m after a patient ride fourth from the rear. Sky Show did everything right but get the win after working to the lead 150m out after a pace-stalking run. It was good run carrying top weight at only his third start following a last-start win. This Is Charisma closed well from midfield to fill a placing. He's building towards a win in his eight starts. Destine Jewellery came up flat 100m out after making good headway near the inside after a rail run behind midfield. He has found things harder in his past three after a win. Decisive Twelve stayed on all right after settling one-off behind midfield after a slow start. It wasn't a bad effort. Split Of A Second ran on without menacing settling towards the rear from a wide gate. It was still only his third start after fracturing his withers in December.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (713) - STAUNTON HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Meters

DECISIVE TWELVE, which was fractious in the barriers, was slow to begin.

DESTINE JEWELLERY began awkwardly.

From the outside barriers, SPLIT OF A SECOND and NOBLE CONSORT were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

When being steadied from a wide barrier to obtain cover, SWEETLY BABY was taken out near the 1150 Metres by SPRINT FORWARD, resulting in DECISIVE TWELVE being steadied away from the heels of SWEETLY BABY, shifting out and brushing the hindquarters of SPLIT OF A SECOND.

Shortly after the start, SKY SHOW and JOLLY CONVERGENCE raced tight.

After the 900 Metres, ROMAN IMPERO was left racing wide and without cover.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, SKY TREASURE was awkwardly placed behind SPRINT FORWARD.

Rounding the Home Turn, DESTINE JEWELLERY was awkwardly placed behind THIS IS CHARISMA.

DESTINE JEWELLERY was then held up for clear running in the early part of the Straight and after the 300 Metres was shifted to the inside of THIS IS CHARISMA before being shifted in further away from the heels of SKY TREASURE to obtain clear running approaching the 200 Metres.

Passing the 200 Metres, Apprentice C Wong (SWEETLY BABY) dropped his right rein which he was not able to regather until near the 100 Metres.

Near the 175 Metres, SPLIT OF A SECOND was bumped by TOP MILITARY (T H So) which shifted out.

T H So was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground in similar circumstances.

When SPLIT OF A SECOND was bumped, it shifted out and inconvenienced ROMAN IMPERO.

When questioned regarding the improved performance of TOP MILITARY, Trainer T P Yung stated that the only explanation he could offer for tonight's success was the application of blinkers to the gear carried by TOP MILITARY.

He said at its last start he had stepped up the horse in distance to 1650 Metres in the hope that it would be able to obtain a more forward position, however, after failing to show any early speed and then not finishing off the race he elected to bring the horse back in distance to 1200 Metres.

He said as TOP MILITARY had performed well with the blinkers on prior to being imported into Hong Kong, he elected to add this piece of equipment to the horse in the hope that that would result in TOP MILITARY being able to obtain a more prominent position and then being able to finish off the race better than it had done at its previous starts in Hong Kong.

He added whilst he was hopeful that the addition of this gear would result in a better performance from TOP MILITARY tonight, he did not anticipate that the horse would race as well as it did.

A veterinary inspection of SPRINT FORWARD and SKY TREASURE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

TOP MILITARY and SKY SHOW were sent for sampling.