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Race Results:

10 February 2021 - Happy Valley


Class 3 - 1000M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57:05
Sectional Time: 12.95 21.40 22.70

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14KURPANY (D172)J. MoreiraC. Fownes731282.21.730:57:053-3-113.03 21.48 22.54
21FLYING GENIUS (D071)C. SoumillonA. S. Cruz781335.74.611.50:57:297-5-213.19 21.60 22.50
33SAUL'S SPECIAL (A293)T. PicconeC. W. Chang781336.21761.50:57:291-2-312.95 21.40 22.94
411MOMENTUM GALAXY (C275)K. C. LeungK. H. Ting63118172842.750:57:5011-8-413.39 21.64 22.47
55STRIVE FOR GLORY (D186)Z. PurtonF. C. Lor701259.81253.750:57:649-11-513.35 22.00 22.29
67NORDIC WELLSTAR (E207)K. TeetanD. Whyte661212192114 0:57:6810-10-613.39 21.84 22.45
712WILD WEST WING (C381)A. BadelJohn Size62117108.4104.250:57:714-1-713.03 21.32 23.36
88HAPPY GOOD GUYS (B466)C. Y. HoP. F. Yiu65120222076.250:58:056-7-813.15 21.68 23.22
910SUPER POWER MAN (D072)M. ChadwickK. L. Man64119272328.750:58:478-9-913.19 21.96 23.32
102GENTLE BREEZE (B343)V. BorgesP. F. Yiu781333162910.50:58:725-6-1013.03 21.80 23.89
119ORION PATCH (D401)M. L. YeungK. W. Lui641196499813 0:59:132-4-1112.99 21.64 24.50
WD6MOST WELCOME (E254)B. ShinnD. A. Hayes68123WD--
Breed of the Winning Horse:KURPANY
Dam:One River
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 17
place 4 11.5
1 14.5
3 26
forecast 4-1 48
quinella 1-4 33
quinella place 1-4 17
3-4 36.5
1-3 60
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 17
tierce 4-1-3 182
trio 1-3-4 66
first 4 1-3-4-11 177
quartet 4-1-3-11 1160
7th double (10-4) $130.0
7th double consulation (10-1) $42.5

Recap by phillip woo

Odds-on pop Kurpany was too good after hitting the front 200m out following box-seat run. He clearly had the talent and the key was the quick start. Flying Genius just got up to win a photo for second with Saul's Special following a rails run in midfield. He's racing well over this course and distance. Saul's Special wouldn't go down without a fight after getting pressured for the lead to his outside by Wild West Wing. He rarely produces a bad run over this Valley trip. Momentum Galaxy rallied well from behind midfield to fill the frame without menacing the top three. He didn't beat anything. Strive For Glory got going late near the inside from near last to pick up a minor cheque. Nordic Wellstar was making a steady bid from near last until peaking on his run after shifting off heels 150m out. It was a positive debut effort. Punted late, Wild West Wing was stopping 150m out after vying for the lead one off the fence from a wide gate. He's finding it hard at this level. Gentle Breeze will sleep well after a wide run without cover in midfield. He had an excuse but does appear on his overall form to be beyond his better days.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (419) - AZALEA HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1000Meters

MOST WELCOME was withdrawn on 9.2.21 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore).

Before being allowed to race again, MOST WELCOME will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

STRIVE FOR GLORY was crowded for room on jumping between MOMENTUM GALAXY and SAUL'S SPECIAL which shifted in.

MOMENTUM GALAXY was then crowded for room shortly after the start between SAUL'S SPECIAL which continued to shift in and KURPANY which shifted out.

From the outside barrier, NORDIC WELLSTAR was steadied and shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

For some distance in the early stages, SUPER POWER MAN got its head on the side and lay in.

Passing the 700 Metres, HAPPY GOOD GUYS was steadied away from the heels of ORION PATCH (M L Yeung) which shifted in when not quite clear.

M L Yeung will be advised to ensure that he is properly clear when shifting ground in similar circumstances.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, SUPER POWER MAN shifted in away from HAPPY GOOD GUYS and bumped the hindquarters of FLYING GENIUS, causing SUPER POWER MAN to lose ground when unable to maintain its position between FLYING GENIUS and HAPPY GOOD GUYS which was racing tight inside GENTLE BREEZE which got its head on the side and lay in despite the efforts of its rider.

Passing the 150 Metres, NORDIC WELLSTAR was directed to the outside of MOMENTUM GALAXY to obtain clear running.

Passing the 100 Metres, MOMENTUM GALAXY was shifted out away from the heels of FLYING GENIUS to continue improving.

Throughout the race, GENTLE BREEZE travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding his riding of STRIVE FOR GLORY, Z Purton stated that he was instructed to have the horse travelling where it was comfortable.

He said after being crowded for room on jumping, he shifted STRIVE FOR GLORY across behind runners in the early stages and approaching the 800 Metres the horse got its head up when momentarily awkwardly placed behind HAPPY GOOD GUYS.

He said after this STRIVE FOR GLORY travelled keenly and near the 550 Metres was hampered when SUPER POWER MAN was not able to maintain its position.

He said after this he followed SUPER POWER MAN and elected not to shift to that horse's outside after the 400 Metres as SUPER POWER MAN had come under pressure and appeared as though it was shifting out.

He said at the entrance to the Straight a run became available between NORDIC WELLSTAR and SUPER POWER MAN and he immediately rode STRIVE FOR GLORY to improve into this run.

He said after the 300 Metres STRIVE FOR GLORY was awkwardly placed outside the heels of NORDIC WELLSTAR as that horse commenced to shift out and therefore he elected to direct STRIVE FOR GLORY to the inside of NORDIC WELLSTAR passing the 200 Metres to obtain clear running.

He added he placed STRIVE FOR GLORY under pressure and rode the horse out and STRIVE FOR GLORY then finished off the race well.

Z Purton was advised that, in the opinion of the Stewards, his decision not to shift to the outside of SUPER POWER MAN rounding the Home Turn was reasonable and that it was also reasonable for him to endeavour to improve into running which was available between NORDIC WELLSTAR and SUPER POWER MAN in the early part of the Straight.

He was however told to ensure that after obtaining clear running, he places his mounts in full pressure so that his riding is not open to query.

A veterinary inspection of STRIVE FOR GLORY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

KURPANY and FLYING GENIUS were sent for sampling.