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13 March 2021 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 3 - SOKO ISLANDS HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1800M - All Weather Track
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:48:33
Sectional Time: 13.78 22.81 24.31 24.15 23.28

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13DOUBLE TAKE (D205)K. TeetanC. Fownes5312642.831:48:338-8-9-10-161.78 23.91 22.64
210YES WE CAN (C307)A. BadelT. P. Yung44117121460.501:48:419-9-5-5-261.42 24.03 22.96
311EL VALIENTE (D124)M. F. PoonP. O'Sullivan431149.75.781.251:48:523-2-3-3-361.22 24.07 23.23
42HANG'S DECISION (T262)H. N. WongW. Y. So56126225092 1:48:6411-11-11-11-462.18 23.71 22.75
51UNITE SPIRIT (C494)J. MoreiraD. Ferraris581314.85.442 1:48:662-4-6-7-561.58 23.91 23.17
68OH BRAVO (E037)M. ChadwickW. Y. So46119514772.51:48:7510-10-10-6-661.94 23.55 23.26
74LEGION OF MERIT (D419)H. T. MoD. Hall52122509913.51:48:884-6-7-8-761.58 23.95 23.35
85CROWN AVENUE (V378)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip501233.8424 1:48:956-5-4-4-861.38 23.99 23.58
97EXALTATION (C370)R. MaiaA. S. Cruz461196.413115.51:49:235-3-2-2-961.14 24.11 23.98
109WEALTHY EMPLOYEE (D252)C. Y. HoK. H. Ting45118274556 1:49:287-7-8-9-1061.74 23.91 23.63
116LIGHT MY DAY (C505)K. C. LeungC. H. Yip4712027381013.51:50:511-1-1-1-1160.90 24.15 25.46
Sire:Declaration Of War
Breed of the Winning Horse:DOUBLE TAKE
Dam:Hidden Kisses
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 28
place 3 11.5
10 31.5
11 21
forecast 3-10 270
quinella 3-10 196
quinella place 3-10 59.5
3-11 34
10-11 109
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 16.5
tierce 3-10-11 1494
trio 3-10-11 493
first 4 2-3-10-11 3125
quartet 3-10-11-2 36154
2nd double (1-3) $160.0
2nd double consulation (1-10) $88.0

Recap by phillip woo

Post-time favourite Double Take flashed home late down the outside to grab victory in the dying stages after a patient ride third from the rear. He's in really good form. Yes We Can was just denied after hitting the front 100m out following a wide run without cover in midfield. It was a big effort in a rare appearance on the dirt. Punted late, El Valiente found a couple just too good after working to the lead 250m out settling on the back of the speed from an awkward gate. It was an improved effort. Hang's Decision came from last to snatch fourth. The old-timer can bob up now and then with a big run. Unite Spirit came up one-paced after settling better than midfield along the inside. Oh Bravo came up one-paced in the last 100m after looming as a place chance from towards the rear at the 200m. He's still learning. Early favourite Crown Avenue did not fire after enjoying a nice position one-out, one-back. It was an out-of-character performance.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (500) - SOKO ISLANDS HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1800Meters

LEGION OF MERIT began only fairly.

WEALTHY EMPLOYEE was crowded for room on jumping between UNITE SPIRIT and YES WE CAN (A Badel) which shifted in.

A Badel was advised to ensure that he makes every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground in similar circumstances.

A short distance after the start, DOUBLE TAKE raced tight outside the heels of CROWN AVENUE when being steadied to obtain cover behind that horse.

Near the 1000 Metres, YES WE CAN was left racing wide and without cover.

Approaching the 300 Metres, EXALTATION and CROWN AVENUE bumped, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced.

When questioned, R Maia stated that he was instructed, from the outside barrier, to have EXALTATION begin well, however, it was not felt that the horse would have sufficient early speed to take up a forward position and therefore he was asked to shift it across in the early stages and obtain cover and it was believed that this would be in about a midfield position or worse.

He said EXALTATION began very well and in the early stages he shifted his mount across behind LIGHT MY DAY in an endeavour to carry out his instructions.

He said however that due to the circumstances of the race EXALTATION was left racing wide and without cover after the 1400 Metres and therefore he allowed his mount to gradually improve after this to obtain a position one horse off the rail near the 1000 Metres.

He said this resulted in EXALTATION being ridden in a more forward position than had been intended.

He added on two occasions passing the 800 Metres he attempted to get EXALTATION to change lead legs which resulted in the horse becoming unbalanced, particularly approaching the 700 Metres.

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

After the race, Z Purton was not able to offer any explanation for the disappointing performance of CROWN AVENUE.

He said the horse travelled satisfactorily throughout the race, however, did not finish off the race after being placed under pressure rounding the Home Turn and in the Straight.

A veterinary inspection of CROWN AVENUE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of LIGHT MY DAY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

DOUBLE TAKE and YES WE CAN were sent for sampling.