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Race Results:

5 April 2021 - Sha Tin


Class G2 - 1600M - B+2
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:35:06
Sectional Time: 25.85 23.82 22.93 22.46

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14MIGHTY GIANT (C470)N. CallanP. F. Yiu116123201221:35:061-1-1-149.67 22.93 22.46
21SOUTHERN LEGEND (A252)K. TeetanC. Fownes1251285.33.640.501:35:162-2-2-249.83 22.93 22.40
35MORE THAN THIS (C199)K. C. LeungK. W. Lui1171237.45.852.251:35:445-5-5-350.23 23.09 22.12
46CHAMPION'S WAY (C061)C. SchofieldJohn Size114123181713.751:35:654-3-3-450.03 22.97 22.65
52WAIKUKU (C150)J. MoreiraJohn Size1251281.81.6318.51:38:033-4-4-550.07 23.05 24.91
WD3KA YING STAR (C198)Z. PurtonA. S. Cruz1251234.4WD--
Breed of the Winning Horse:MIGHTY GIANT
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 126
place 4 42
1 14
forecast 4-1 499
quinella 1-4 122
tierce 4-1-5 1274
trio 1-4-5 214
2nd double (1-4) $438.0
2nd double consulation (1-1) $19.5

Recap by phillip woo

Mighty Giant was rated beautifully after assuming the lead near the 1,100m following a slow start to score an upset win. He's always shown ability and was able to put it all together on this occasion. Southern Legend couldn't reel in the winner after handing up the lead to sit one-off in second. He's as honest as the day is long but does look on track for a defence of his Champions Mile title later this month. Nibbled at late in betting, More Than This made good ground late from the rear of the field to fill a placing. He was at the mercy of a slow pace. Champion's Way had his chance following a prominent run on the fence. He's just not good enough at level weights over this trip. Raging favourite Waikuku found nothing when asked for an effort following a one-out, one-back run and was eased down 200m out. He was later scoped with blood in his trachea. Ka Ying Star came up lame and was withdrawn on raceday morning.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (557) - THE CHAIRMAN'S TROPHY - Class G2 - 1600Meters

KA YING STAR was withdrawn on raceday morning by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore).

Before being allowed to race again, KA YING STAR will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

MIGHTY GIANT began only fairly.

MORE THAN THIS was steadied to obtain cover in the early stages.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of WAIKUKU, J Moreira stated that after travelling well in the early stages WAIKUKU came under pressure after the 600 Metres when the tempo of the race increased.

He said WAIKUKU did not respond to his riding approaching and passing the 500 Metres and got its head on the side and lay out away from CHAMPION'S WAY.

He said he placed WAIKUKU under heavy pressure in the early part of the Straight but rather than respond to that pressure the horse commenced to give ground and was not able to sprint with CHAMPION'S WAY.

He added he continued to ride WAIKUKU along, however, the horse was giving ground noticeably and MORE THAN THIS was able to quicken and pass WAIKUKU easily passing the 300 Metres.

He said he continued to ride WAIKUKU out until near the 200 Metres but as the horse was continuing to give ground, he had concerns that all might not be well with the horse and therefore he eased it down over the concluding stages when WAIKUKU was already well beaten.

He said whilst WAIKUKU did not feel completely uncomfortable in its action during the race, he was unable to identify any reason for this as the horse returned to the unplaced saddling area free in its action.

Mr J Size, the trainer of WAIKUKU, was not able to offer any explanation for the disappointing performance of the horse.

He said WAIKUKU had pleased him in all its work since its last start success and he anticipated another forward showing today.

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

The performance of WAIKUKU, favourite for today's race and a last start winner which finished at the rear of the field, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, WAIKUKU will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

WAIKUKU, MIGHTY GIANT and SOUTHERN LEGEND were sent for sampling.