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16 September 2020 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - LEI YUE MUN HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:39:87
Sectional Time: 28.77 23.93 24.31 22.86

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16LIGHTNING STEED (B274)M. ChadwickC. Fownes641203.93.411:39:871-1-1-152.70 24.31 22.86
22JOLLY HONOUR (C080)Z. PurtonY. S. Tsui721288.25.651.251:40:043-3-3-252.90 24.35 22.79
34HEAVENLY THOUGHT (C163)J. MoreiraF. C. Lor691256.69.272.751:40:302-2-2-352.86 24.35 23.09
48SMILING CITY (D113)V. BorgesD. Whyte6311943.163 1:40:338-8-8-453.54 24.27 22.52
57MAGNETISM (V114)A. HamelinD. Ferraris64120244023.251:40:385-5-5-553.26 24.35 22.77
65TANGMERE (B432)B. ShinnC. Fownes67123142693.51:40:4110-10-9-653.70 24.27 22.44
73XIANG BAI QI (B336)N. CallanD. Ferraris701267.81143.751:40:456-6-6-753.42 24.23 22.80
81NOBLE STEED (A326)C. Y. HoK. W. Lui771331317104 1:40:507-7-7-853.50 24.27 22.73
99KIRAM (T093)H. W. LaiD. Ferraris61117215436 1:40:834-4-4-953.10 24.39 23.34
1010LONDON LUCKYSTAR (C368)A. BadelD. Ferraris611171210811.251:41:679-9-10-1053.66 24.35 23.66
Sire:California Dane
Breed of the Winning Horse:LIGHTNING STEED
Dam:Deal Or No Deal
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 34.5
place 6 14
2 16
4 21.5
forecast 6-2 159
quinella 2-6 111.5
quinella place 2-6 40
4-6 47.5
2-4 55
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 16.5
tierce 6-2-4 806
trio 2-4-6 183
first 4 2-4-6-8 74
quartet 6-2-4-8 1830
4th double (3-6) $84.5
4th double consulation (3-2) $40.0

Recap by phillip woo

Punted late Lightning Steed was gifted an easy time on the lead and was too good after straightening two-lengths on top for the win. He had the fitness of a positive run underneath his belt last Wednesday. Jolly Honour couldn't close the gap on the winner after a nice run in the box-seat. It was another honest performance. Heavenly Thought came up one-paced over the final 100m after having to work early on to park one off in second from a tricky gate. Favourite Smiling City ran on well to nearly place after a wide without cover run worse than midfield. It was a huge effort on the back of a slow pace. Magnetism made only a mild bid following a midfield run on the fence. He's getting long in the tooth and is better suited nowadays over a longer trip. Tangmere made ground late without menacing from the rear of the field. The pace went against him. Noble Steed didn't click after railing behind midfield. He needs a faster tempo.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (33) - LEI YUE MUN HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1650Meters

HEAVENLY THOUGHT and LONDON LUCKYSTAR bumped at the start.

Shortly after the start, MAGNETISM and KIRAM were crowded for room between XIANG BAI QI and LIGHTNING STEED which shifted out.

From the outside barriers, TANGMERE, LONDON LUCKYSTAR and NOBLE STEED were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, MAGNETISM raced tight inside KIRAM.

After passing the winning post on the first occasion, NOBLE STEED momentarily raced tight inside XIANG BAI QI which shifted in after being awkwardly placed close to the heels of KIRAM.

Passing the 1300 Metres, XIANG BAI QI got its head on the side and lay in away from SMILING CITY, resulting in NOBLE STEED being crowded for room.

Over the concluding stages, NOBLE STEED was awkwardly placed behind HEAVENLY THOUGHT and consequently was not able to be ridden out all the way to the end of the race.

When questioned, V Borges stated that he was instructed to position SMILING CITY in about midfield or behind midfield with cover.

He said SMILING CITY began better than he expected and he immediately took hold of his mount with a view to obtaining cover.

He said approaching the winning post on the first occasion XIANG BAI QI, KIRAM and MAGNETISM all maintained their position inside SMILING CITY and for this reason he was left racing three wide and without cover when XIANG BAI QI was steadied to obtain a trailing position behind KIRAM.

He said he felt that although SMILING CITY began well, he would have had to ride his mount along somewhat to clear XIANG BAI QI and KIRAM in the early stages and this would have been contrary to his instructions.

He added after being left racing three wide and without cover, he steadied his mount for a considerable distance approaching and passing the 1300 Metres with a view to attempting to obtain cover behind XIANG BAI QI which required him to come back a number of lengths, given that he had previously been racing in advance of that horse.

He said when LONDON LUCKYSTAR maintained its position behind XIANG BAI QI after the 1200 Metres, this resulted in SMILING CITY being left racing three wide and without cover throughout the race.

Mr D J Whyte, the trainer of SMILING CITY, stated that he anticipated that XIANG BAI QI, which was drawn more favourably than SMILING CITY, may make it difficult for SMILING CITY to obtain a position with cover and therefore he instructed Jockey Borges, in the first instance, to try and clear XIANG BAI QI and obtain cover, however, if that horse was able to maintain its position to the inside of SMILING CITY, then it was acceptable to him to steady SMILING CITY and obtain a trailing position behind XIANG BAI QI.

He said given the way that SMILING CITY began tonight, he felt that the opportunity existed for Jockey Borges to be positive on SMILING CITY and clear XIANG BAI QI and KIRAM to its inside as once the horse was left racing in a three wide position approaching the winning post on the first occasion, it was going to be difficult for him to obtain cover.

V Borges was advised that the Stewards would report his explanation, however, in their opinion, he had not been assertive enough in the early stages, particularly having regard to SMILING CITY beginning well.

He was told to ensure that, wherever appropriate circumstances permit, to do his utmost to avoid covering unnecessary ground.

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

SMILING CITY, LIGHTNING STEED and JOLLY HONOUR were sent for sampling.