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Race Results:

17 February 2021 - Happy Valley

Race 1 - MUT WAH HANDICAP - Sec 2

Class 4 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09:76
Sectional Time: 23.60 22.75 23.41

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12A LA KING (E147)N. CallanK. H. Ting521266.67.611:09:766-5-123.96 22.83 22.97
21JUST NOT LISTENING (B192)K. TeetanT. P. Yung59133111441.751:10:043-3-223.80 22.79 23.45
33ERNEST FEELING (E209)C. SchofieldR. Gibson52126283222 1:10:097-7-324.20 22.91 22.98
48WINS ALL (C388)Z. PurtonW. Y. So501242.52102.251:10:114-4-423.84 22.79 23.48
510DOLLAR REWARD (A305)A. HamelinC. S. Shum481228.49.5113.751:10:372-2-523.68 22.79 23.90
611OURGOLDENRULES (E050)A. BadelD. Whyte46120439983.751:10:389-8-624.44 22.75 23.19
77GALLANT LEGACY (B451)T. PicconeC. W. Chang501246.15.474 1:10:411-1-723.60 22.75 24.06
812VECTOR (E027)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz44118111494.51:10:4712-11-824.72 22.67 23.08
96WIN TECH (E152)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan52126406365.51:10:6410-10-924.48 22.91 23.25
104FORZA SPEEDO (D494)M. F. PoonY. S. Tsui521249999126 1:10:7111-12-1024.68 22.91 23.12
119ON EXCEL STAR (C356)V. BorgesC. H. Yip49123131536 1:10:728-9-1124.28 22.99 23.45
125ISLAND SUNSHINE (E063)C. Y. HoK. W. Lui521262833512 1:11:705-6-1223.92 22.95 24.83
Breed of the Winning Horse:A LA KING
Dam:Red Magnum
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 76.5
place 2 23.5
1 36.5
3 61.5
forecast 2-1 1066
quinella 1-2 578.5
quinella place 1-2 151.5
2-3 222.5
1-3 554
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 33
tierce 2-1-3 14821
trio 1-2-3 3064
first 4 1-2-3-8 1394
quartet 2-1-3-8 49280

Recap by phillip woo

Newcomer A La King finished well to take control 100m out after ducking inside the fading leader Gallant Legacy for a clear run 200m out following a rail run in midfield. It's not easy to win on debut at the Valley and he does appear to have a bright future. Just Not Listening found one too good after a dream run in the box-seat. He relished a downgrade. Ernest Feeling ran on nicely down the outside after a one-off run behind midfield to snatch third on the wire from favourite Wins All. It was a very encouraging debut effort. Wins All kept on reasonably well after a prominent run without cover the entire trip from a wide gate. He'll be a horse to reckon with from a better draw. Dollar Reward was yielding ground over the last 100m after working hard to sit outside the leader Gallant Legacy from a wide gate. Like the latter, the gate cost him. Punted late, Gallant Legacy had nothing left in the tank 150m out after quickly finding the front from a middle gate. It wasn't a bad first up run this season following a lameness and colic surgery.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (432) - MUT WAH HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Meters

VECTOR was slow to begin.

WINS ALL shifted out at the start and was awkwardly placed inside the hindquarters of DOLLAR REWARD.

After this, WINS ALL was ridden along for some distance to obtain a forward position and after the 800 Metres was left racing wide and without cover.

From wide barriers, OURGOLDENRULES and FORZA SPEEDO were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

Approaching the 1100 Metres, WIN TECH was awkwardly placed outside the heels of ISLAND SUNSHINE when being steadied to obtain cover.

T Piccone (GALLANT LEGACY) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 1050 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of ISLAND SUNSHINE, resulting in that horse being unnecessarily hampered and having to be checked away from the heels of GALANT LEGACY.

In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into consideration that this was only the second occasion that Jockey Piccone had been charged with careless riding and that whilst the degree of interference was not high, there was a high degree of carelessness attached to the incident.

In the circumstances, the Stewards believed the appropriate penalty was for Jockey Piccone's licence to ride in races to be suspended for a period to commence on Saturday, 13 March 2021 and to expire on Thursday, 18 March 2021 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

Passing the 900 Metres, A LA KING raced tight inside ISLAND SUNSHINE which got its head on the side and lay in.

After the 850 Metres, ON EXCEL STAR was taken wider by ERNEST FEELING which shifted out from behind A LA KING.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, ISLAND SUNSHINE raced tight between WINS ALL and JUST NOT LISTENING which shifted out marginally.

In this incident, ISLAND SUNSHINE bumped the hindquarters of WINS ALL, resulting in ISLAND SUNSHINE being badly crowded for room between JUST NOT LISTENING and WINS ALL which got its head on the side and shifted in after becoming unbalanced as a result of being bumped on the hindquarters by ISLAND SUNSHINE.

This resulted in ISLAND SUNSHINE being badly hampered and losing ground.

In the early part of the Straight, FORZA SPEEDO got its head on the side and was reluctant to shift to the outside of ON EXCEL STAR to obtain clear running.

Passing the 300 Metres, VECTOR was awkwardly placed inside the heels of ISLAND SUNSHINE which again got its head on the side and lay in when giving ground.

Approaching the 200 Metres, A LA KING was awkwardly placed close to the heels of GALLANT LEGACY when being shifted across that horse's heels to obtain clear running after being disappointed for running to the outside of GALLANT LEGACY.

A veterinary inspection of ISLAND SUNSHINE, GALLANT LEGACY and ON EXCEL STAR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

WINS ALL, A LA KING and JUST NOT LISTENING were sent for sampling.