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Race Results:

18 October 2020 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 3 - THE PREMIER BOWL (HANDICAP)

Class G2 - 1200M - B+2
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:07:89
Sectional Time: 23.51 21.67 22.71

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13WISHFUL THINKER (B180)K. C. LeungC. H. Yip113120304511:07:896-6-124.15 21.55 22.19
26COMPUTER PATCH (D139)K. TeetanA. S. Cruz1101172.22.47SH 1:07:911-1-223.51 21.67 22.73
35RATTAN (A061)A. HamelinR. Gibson112119263132.251:08:267-7-324.31 21.63 22.32
41HOT KING PRAWN (A299)J. MoreiraJohn Size1261333.65.362.51:08:285-5-423.95 21.51 22.82
54BIG PARTY (B461)Z. PurtonF. C. Lor1121207.19.852.751:08:353-2-523.67 21.67 23.01
62VOYAGE WARRIOR (C247)C. Y. HoP. F. Yiu120127111123.751:08:514-4-623.87 21.51 23.13
77PERFECT MATCH (B393)A. BadelC. S. Shum1101175.52.744.251:08:562-3-723.67 21.67 23.22
Sire:I Am Invincible
Breed of the Winning Horse:WISHFUL THINKER
Dam:Zebithea
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 458.5
place 3 67
6 14
5 40
forecast 3-6 1744
quinella 3-6 557.5
quinella place 3-6 125.5
3-5 338
5-6 65.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 186
tierce 3-6-5 14332
trio 3-5-6 2040
first 4 1-3-5-6 706
quartet 3-6-5-1 32158
2nd double (4-3) $6151.0
2nd double consulation (4-6) $61.5

Recap by phillip woo

Wishful Thinker timed things perfectly from near last to just deny favourite Computer Patch for a seventh career win. It was a great feat by Dennis Yip Chor-hung to get him right at only his third start for the stable. Favourite Computer Patch was just denied after getting his own way in front from a wide gate. It was a good run in defeat after a soft win last start over the straight 1,000m. Rattan got going from well and down the outside to snatch third. It was a much-improved effort on his latest form. Top-weight Hot King Prawn's move from near the back peaked 100m out. He needed the run. Big Party came up one-paced after getting all favours in the box-seat. He's on his mark. Voyage Warrior's came up flat 250m out after looming a chance early straight following a prominent run. He was another in need of the run. Perfect Match was struggling 300m out after rushing forward to sit second 750m out. The run was well below par.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (113) - THE PREMIER BOWL (HANDICAP) - Class G2 - 1200Meters

RATTAN was checked and lost ground on jumping when crowded for room between PERFECT MATCH and VOYAGE WARRIOR which shifted out.

In the early stages, despite being ridden along, HOT KING PRAWN failed to muster speed and approaching the 1100 Metres was shifted across behind PERFECT MATCH to obtain cover.

After being crossed by COMPUTER PATCH passing the 900 Metres, BIG PARTY was awkwardly placed behind that horse.

BIG PARTY had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.

Approaching the 300 Metres, HOT KING PRAWN raced tight outside VOYAGE WARRIOR which got its head on the side and lay out.

Passing the 100 Metres, COMPUTER PATCH (K Teetan) got its head on the side and shifted out under pressure, requiring its rider to correct his mount.

As he corrected COMPUTER PATCH, K Teetan dropped his right rein which he was able to regather close to the finishing line.

When questioned regarding the performance of PERFECT MATCH, A Badel stated that after being able to obtain a good position in the early stages, PERFECT MATCH travelled satisfactorily until the 500 Metres.

He said at this stage he had to commence riding PERFECT MATCH along as the horse was reluctant to maintain its position to the outside of COMPUTER PATCH.

He said, despite being vigorously ridden rounding the Home Turn and in the early part of the Straight, PERFECT MATCH did not respond to his riding and then over the concluding stages was disappointing in the manner in which it failed to finish off the race.

He added that in its barrier trial in the lead up to today's race, the horse had performed only fairly but well enough to suggest that it would be competitive in today's race.

A veterinary inspection of PERFECT MATCH 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, PERFECT MATCH will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

When questioned regarding the improved performance of WISHFUL THINKER today compared to its most recent start, Trainer C H Yip state that at its last start over 1000 Metres he asked the rider to have the horse as close as possible so that WISHFUL THINKER did not have too much to do over the latter stages.

He said after being crowded for room on jumping in that race, WISHFUL THINKER was then ridden along to make up lost ground and because of this, in his opinion, the horse was then not able to finish off the race over the latter stages.

He said as WISHFUL THINKER had carried blinkers for a considerable time, he elected to remove the blinkers from the horse for today's race in the hope that this would have a positive effect on its performance.

He added Jockey K C Leung rode the horse in a turf gallop last Thursday and Jockey Leung reported that WISHFUL THINKER had galloped very well and, based on this piece of work and Jockey Leung's feedback, he anticipated that WISHFUL THINKER would improve in today's race.

WISHFUL THINKER and COMPUTER PATCH were sent for sampling.