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14 October 2020 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 8 - HIGH WEST HANDICAP

Class 2 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:39:04
Sectional Time: 27.89 23.88 23.51 23.76

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12BUDDIES (C019)C. L. ChauA. S. Cruz1001194.43.931:39:041-2-3-151.89 23.63 23.52
210SOLAR WAI WAI (C111)K. TeetanF. C. Lor87116129.611SH 1:39:063-1-1-251.77 23.51 23.78
36AMAZING ONE PLUS (D173)K. C. LeungC. S. Shum88117336410H1:39:0712-12-12-352.93 23.39 22.75
49GREEN LUCK (B413)J. MoreiraC. Fownes871165.44.350.501:39:137-8-9-452.49 23.59 23.05
55INSAYSHABLE (B156)N. CallanY. S. Tsui92121151680.751:39:188-6-4-552.29 23.35 23.54
611BEAR AGAIN (C301)A. BadelD. Ferraris85114121592.51:39:442-3-2-651.97 23.47 24.00
71PRECIOUSSHIP (C050)K. H. ChanP. F. Yiu104126212744.51:39:754-4-5-752.13 23.63 23.99
83NOT USUAL TALENT (C095)C. SchofieldT. P. Yung961254.85.664.51:39:7711-9-6-852.57 23.27 23.93
98ENRICHMENT (B457)V. BorgesJohn Size87116161525.251:39:8610-11-11-952.77 23.43 23.66
104ENJOYING (D066)A. HamelinD. Whyte951241723127.251:40:229-10-10-1052.65 23.47 24.10
117ALPHA HEDGE (B102)C. Y. HoK. W. Lui87116111077.51:40:245-5-7-1152.25 23.63 24.36
1212FLYING QUEST (A071)M. F. PoonD. Hall801121114112.751:41:096-7-8-1252.41 23.47 25.21
Sire:So You Think
Breed of the Winning Horse:BUDDIES
Dam:Gladwell
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 39
place 2 17.5
10 32
6 134.5
forecast 2-10 388
quinella 2-10 205.5
quinella place 2-10 80.5
2-6 464.5
6-10 958
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 23
tierce 2-10-6 16777
trio 2-6-10 5370
first 4 2-6-9-10 3219
quartet 2-10-6-9 71842
7th double (2-2) $281.0
7th double consulation (2-10) $163.5
treble (12/2/2) $1563.0
treble consulation (12/2/10) $819.0
3rd double trio (2,8,12/2,6,10) $1596774.0
six up (3,4/8,12/7,8/3,12/2,12/2,10) $33832.0
six up bonus (3/8/8/12/2/2) $558618.0
jockey challenge winner 5 [C L Chau]

Recap by phillip woo

On favourite Buddies, apprentice Jerry Chau Chun-lok did not panic when headed for the lead by Solar Wai Wai 800m out and fought back late to grab victory 80m out. The winner relished the claimer's allowance after an eye-catching fifth behind the likes of superstars Golden Sixty and Beauty Generation. Punted late Solar Wai Wai just held on for second after taking off following a prominent run without cover from a wide gate to lead 800m out. He's pretty honest over this Valley trip. Amazing One Plus flashed home late from the rear of the field to make it close on the wire. It was a vastly improved effort on his opening two starts this term. Green Luck ran on late down the outside to fill the frame after making his run fourth from the rear. He rarely produces a bad run over this Valley trip. Insayshable stayed on reasonably well after steadily improving from behind midfield following a deep run without cover. It was a nice run in defeat.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (110) - HIGH WEST HANDICAP - Class 2 - 1650Meters



INSAYSHABLE shifted in at the start and bumped the hindquarters of ALPHA HEDGE, resulting in INSAYSHABLE becoming unbalanced and losing ground.

From wide barriers, AMAZING ONE PLUS and ENJOYING were shifted across behind runners in the early stages to obtain cover.

NOT USUAL TALENT was also steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.

Approaching the winning post on the first occasion, FLYING QUEST raced tight inside ENRICHMENT which was crowded for room inside GREEN LUCK (J Moreira) which shifted in.

J Moreira was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.

Then near the 1400 Metres, ENRICHMENT was steadied away from the heels of GREEN LUCK after being awkwardly placed behind that horse.

ENRICHMENT continued to be awkwardly placed behind GREEN LUCK for some distance.

SOLAR WAI WAI travelled wide and without cover until the 900 Metres Metres at which stage the horse was ridden forward to obtain the lead approaching the 700 Metres.

Near the 450 Metres, BEAR AGAIN raced tight outside BUDDIES as that horse attempted to improve to the outside of SOLAR WAI WAI.

This resulted in BEAR AGAIN becoming unbalanced.

When BUDDIES was steadied approaching the 400 Metres when unable to improve between SOLAR WAI WAI and BEAR AGAIN where there was insufficient room, PRECIOUSSHIP, which was following, was awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse and shifted in marginally, resulting in FLYING QUEST (M F Poon), which was attempting to improve into very tight running inside PRECIOUSSHIP, being severely checked and losing a significant amount of ground.

As the Stewards were satisfied that PRECIOUSSHIP did not shift out sufficiently for a horse to comfortably improve its position to its inside, no further action was taken, however, M F Poon was advised to be mindful of the amount of room that is available when improving into tight running.

When FLYING QUEST was checked, ENJOYING was shifted out away from the heels of that horse, resulting in AMAZING ONE PLUS having to shift out abruptly away from ENJOYING.

Passing the 150 Metres, AMAZING ONE PLUS and GREEN LUCK bumped.

When questioned regarding the performance of NOT USUAL TALENT, C Schofield was of the opinion that the tempo of the race did not suit his mount.

He said due to the modest tempo NOT USUAL TALENT commenced to over-race passing the 1000 Metres and got its head up on a number of occasions when awkwardly placed behind INSAYSHABLE.

He said NOT USUAL TALENT was then left racing wide and without cover after the 700 Metres and when the pace of the race quickened shortly after this, NOT USUAL TALENT came off the bridle and then did not finish off the race.

He added whilst NOT USUAL TALENT was disappointing in tonight's race, he believed the circumstances of the race did not suit his mount.

A veterinary inspection of NOT USUAL TALENT immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

Before being allowed to race again, NOT USUAL TALENT will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of ALPHA HEDGE, C Y Ho stated that after obtaining a good position behind the speed in the early stages, ALPHA HEDGE was left flat-footed when the pace of the race increased near the 700 Metres.

He said due to being flat-footed, ALPHA HEDGE was not able to maintain its position inside INSAYSHABLE and that horse was able to shift in to race in front of ALPHA HEDGE approaching the 600 Metres.

He said ALPHA HEDGE came under heavy pressure passing the 500 Metres and then did not finish off the race.

He said he was of the view that the class of tonight's race compared to that against which it raced at its last start when successful was significantly stronger and this, in his opinion, accounted for the horse's failure to finish off the race.

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

A veterinary inspection of FLYING QUEST immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse's trachea.

BUDDIES and SOLAR WAI WAI were sent for sampling.


GENERAL: 1.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 11 October 2020 Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of NOBLE DESIRE, DUBLIN STAR, HELAKU KNIGHT, BELUGA, SAM'S LOVE, MIGHTY VALOR, INNO LEGEND, GREAT HARVEST, NUNCHUKS, YES WE CAN, CASIMIRO, APEX TOP, GOLDEN FOUR, NATURAL STORM, BUNDLE OF ENERGY, SUNSET WATCH, KA YING MASTER, SMART LEADER, COMPASSION SPIRIT, HEALTHY HAPPY, PRIVATE ROCKET, STAR OF YUEN LONG, CRAIG'S STAR, CHANCHENG PRINCE, LUCKY EXPRESS, CALIFORNIA RAD and GOOD LUCK FRIEND revealed no apparent abnormality.

2.

Racing Laboratory tests of PEGASUS GLORY, GINTOKI, LONDON HALL, VINCY, NATURAL STORM, LIGHT MY DAY, JIMMU, EASY FIT, EVERYONE'S DELIGHT, HARD PROMISE, SKY FIELD, KEEP YOU WARM, TELECOM MISSILE, FOX CHEUNGER, FOR FUN'S SAKE, COMPUTER PATCH, JOLLY BANNER, SUMSTREETSUMWHERE, ANGEL OF MY EYES, MIGHTY POWER, CIRCUIT HASSLER, HEZA BEAUTY, MIGHTY GIANT, NOT USUAL TALENT (1.10.20), YOU HAVE MY WORD, GREAT SMART, DIAMOND PEGASUS, JADE PHOENIX, ALL FOR ST PAUL'S, SO AWESOME, GOLDEN MISSION, PLIKCLONE, BLAZING PARTNERS, SPARKLING DOLPHIN, UNITED WE STAND, HIGH REV, ENFOLDING, CLEAR CHOICE, CHUNG WAH SPIRIT, PARTY EVERYDAY, SONIC FIGHTER, LEAP OF FAITH, TEMPLE OF HEAVEN, TRUE LEGEND, CRUISING, PRINCE OF GEMS, EXCELLENT PROPOSAL, TIANCHI MONSTER (4.10.20) and LA BOMBA, GOUTEN OF GARO, APOLLOS BOW, DAILY BEAUTY, FAITHFUL TRINITY, ALL YOU KNOW, NABOO STAR, SACRED IBIS, JAZZ STEED, ARES, NAMJONG SINGS, REGENCY MASTER, PLAY WISE, KINDA COOL, STOCK LEGEND, HIN YUEN BIS, HARDLY SWEARS, MEHBOOB, WINNING ENDEAVOUR, HIGHLAND FORTUNE, CLASSIC UNICORN, GUNNISON (7.10.20) proved negative.

SUMMARY: 1.

Reprimand Race 3: Apprentice C L Chau (BULLISH BROTHER) for shifting in near the 1100 Metres.

2.

Warnings Race 1: A Hamelin (GREEN ENVY) for raising his whip arm above the height of his shoulder.

Race 2: K C Leung (WOOD ON FIRE) for shifting in near the 250 Metres.

Race 3: Z Purton (GLENEALY GENERALS) for shifting in near the 900 Metres.

Apprentice C L Chau (BULLISH BROTHER) for using the whip on the horse forward of the saddle.

Race 8: J Moreira (GREEN LUCK) for shifting in approaching the winning post on the first occasion.

M F Poon (FLYING QUEST) for improving into tight running approaching the 400 Metres.

3.

Suspensions Race 1: Apprentice C Wong (ROCHFORD) for careless riding passing the 900 Metres (from 1 November 2020 until 5 November 2020 on which day he may resume race riding - 2 Hong Kong racedays).

Apprentice K H Chan (RED ZOFFANY) for careless riding passing the 900 Metres (from 1 November 2020 until 5 November 2020 on which day he may resume race riding - 2 Hong Kong racedays).

4.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 3: GLENEALY GENERALS Race 8: NOT USUAL TALENT