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Race Results:

8 July 2020 - Happy Valley


Class 3 - 1000M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:56:86
Sectional Time: 12.67 21.31 22.88

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13EXPLOSIVE WITNESS (B001)K. TeetanC. Fownes721298.45.680:56:869-7-113.07 21.35 22.44
29CALIFORNIA ARCHER (A417)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz6512274.832 0:57:206-3-212.91 21.27 23.02
35DIAMOND BRILLIANT (B372)Z. PurtonT. P. Yung671245.23.893.50:57:422-2-312.67 21.31 23.44
410CANTSTOPTHEFEELING (C432)N. CallanK. H. Ting65122269.2124 0:57:495-6-412.87 21.43 23.19
52BE READY (D024)K. H. ChanF. C. Lor731238.26.524.750:57:618-9-513.07 21.67 22.87
612G UNIT (C329)V. BorgesJ. Moore611187.88.645 0:57:673-4-612.71 21.55 23.41
78VERY SWEET ORANGE (A300)C. WongY. S. Tsui661182523105.250:57:681-1-712.67 21.31 23.70
81ORION PATCH (D401)M. L. YeungK. W. Lui75132325468.50:58:2410-10-813.27 21.59 23.38
97GRATEFUL HEART (D278)M. F. PoonC. S. Shum67122141059.50:58:374-5-912.87 21.39 24.11
104AEROZOOM (D275)A. HamelinD. Whyte691262537110.750:58:597-8-1012.91 21.71 23.97
1111COBY OPPA (C192)T. H. SoD. Hall641194899712.250:58:8011-11-1113.79 21.75 23.26
WD6ETERNAL HARVEST (D180)C. Y. HoP. F. Yiu671243.6WD--
Sire:Star Witness
Breed of the Winning Horse:EXPLOSIVE WITNESS
Dam:Rocket Baby
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 56.5
place 3 20
9 17.5
5 14
quinella 3-9 130.5
quinella place 3-9 45.5
3-5 41.5
5-9 35
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 34
tierce 3-9-5 835
trio 3-5-9 129
first 4 3-5-9-10 234
quartet 3-9-5-10 5894
7th double (7-3) $557.5
7th double consulation (7-9) $82.5

Recap by phillip woo

Explosive Witness quickened nicely form worse than midfield to grab victory 100m out. He had been threatening to salute all season long and this wasn't a rich Class Three. California Archer found one too smart after a one-out, one-back run. He's got a bottom in his sights with placings in three of his past four starts. Post-time favourite Diamond Brilliant was on his tippy toes 100m out after being hustled along to press Very Sweet Orange for the lead. He's as honest as the day is long but has trouble winning. Sensationally-backed Cantstopthefeeling stayed on reasonably well for fourth after a wide without cover run better than midfield from gate 12. He does appear from his past two starts to have turned the corner. Be Ready ran on well without menacing after drifting back to have three behind him at the 700m. He requires a stronger jockey. Very Sweet Orange was stopping 100m out after setting swift fractions. He's on his mark.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (807) - BABINGTON HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1000Meters

Trainer T P Yung was fined the sum of $5,000 for incorrectly declaring B Shinn as the rider of DIAMOND BRILLIANT in this race when Z Purton had been booked to ride the horse.

After being loaded into the barriers, ETERNAL HARVEST reared abruptly, resulting in its rider, C Y Ho, being dislodged.

In this incident, ETERNAL HARVEST struck its head on the barrier structure.

Acting on veterinary advice that ETERNAL HARVEST was not suitable to race, that horse was withdrawn by order of the Stewards.

Following the withdrawal of ETERNAL HARVEST, the Stewards ordered the field to be unloaded and the start of the race to be delayed.

Before being allowed to race again, ETERNAL HARVEST will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

After the race, C Y Ho was examined by the Chief Medical Officer and passed fit to fulfil his remaining race riding engagement.

COBY OPPA began only fairly and then was steadied away from the heels of EXPLOSIVE WITNESS which was taken in by DIAMOND BRILLIANT.

Shortly after the start ORION PATCH which, after initially being taken out by GRATEFUL HEART which got its head on the side, then shifted out and away from that horse.

Near the 850 Metres, BE READY was steadied away from the heels of CALIFORNIA ARCHER which got its head on the side and lay in away from G UNIT.

Passing the 800 Metres, CANTSTOPTHEFEELING shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of GRATEFUL HEART.

Passing the 650 Metres, CANTSTOPTHEFEELING was steadied away from the heels of GRATEFUL HEART which shifted out.

Making the turn near the 550 Metres, EXPLOSIVE WITNESS raced tight outside AEROZOOM which lay out.

Close to the finishing line, AEROZOOM became unbalanced in its action.

When questioned regarding his riding of GRATEFUL HEART, M F Poon stated that he was instructed to either obtain the lead or to sit outside the lead on GRATEFUL HEART if possible.

He said he rode his mount positively for some distance in the early stages, however, GRATEFUL HEART did not show sufficient speed to be able to be as prominent as instructed and approaching the 600 Metres was left racing three wide and without cover.

He said making the turn near the 550 Metres GRATEFUL HEART got its head on the side and hung out which resulted in the horse shifting wide.

He said he placed pressure on the inside rein of GRATEFUL HEART in an endeavour to assist it to turn better and he was reluctant to take stronger action as he was of the view that GRATEFUL HEART would hang out worse were he to be more forceful.

He said GRATEFUL HEART continued to hang out rounding the Home Turn and during this stage the horse's action deteriorated.

He said after balancing up GRATEFUL HEART in the early part of the Straight, the horse's action did not improve and as he had concerns regarding how GRATEFUL HEART felt, he elected to ease the horse down over the final 250 Metres.

He added on return to the unsaddling area GRATEFUL HEART remained uncomfortable in its action and he reported this and the fact that the horse had hung out to the trainer.

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

M F Poon was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, in the opinion of the Stewards, he should have made a more concerted effort rounding the turn to prevent his mount from shifting out.

Having regard to Jockey Poon's explanation as well as the previous racing history of GRATEFUL HEART, the Stewards ruled that the horse must undergo a series of consecutive barrier trials around a bend and be subjected to an official veterinary examination prior to being permitted to race again.

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