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Race Results:

5 April 2021 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 7 - SEVERN HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1600M - B+2
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:34:60
Sectional Time: 24.35 22.79 23.57 23.89

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12MALDIVES (D329)B. ShinnD. Hall59132101331:34:6013-12-9-148.02 23.13 23.45
26EL JEFE (C466)J. MoreiraC. H. Yip531264.34.960.501:34:709-8-6-247.74 23.29 23.67
34TOYCOON (D203)C. L. ChauP. F. Yiu581248.47.111.751:34:905-6-4-347.50 23.37 24.03
41PURE LEGEND (D237)K. H. ChanC. Fownes601269.58.542.751:35:054-5-3-447.42 23.41 24.22
514SEIZE THE SPIRIT (B030)K. TeetanY. S. Tsui411142136144 1:35:223-4-5-547.38 23.57 24.27
610COPARTNER ERA (C534)M. F. PoonW. Y. So441153641104 1:35:2312-13-13-648.06 23.41 23.76
73LEADING FORTUNE (C441)Z. PurtonJohn Size581314.74.794 1:35:2314-14-12-748.18 23.21 23.84
88ON EXCEL STAR (C356)R. MaiaC. H. Yip451183999134 1:35:236-7-8-847.62 23.53 24.08
95VUKAN (E095)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan561296.7456 1:35:552-1-1-947.14 23.57 24.84
107STRATHMARTINE (D246)T. PicconeA. T. Millard47120386276.751:35:698-9-10-1047.74 23.53 24.42
1112CALIFORNIA LEGEND (B363)M. L. YeungA. S. Cruz431161724212.51:36:611-3-2-1147.14 23.61 25.86
1213DAILY CHARM (D398)A. BadelC. S. Shum4111511111215.251:37:0211-10-11-1247.86 23.45 25.71
139RUN DES RUN (E179)C. Y. HoK. W. Lui4511853991119.751:37:7610-2-7-1347.14 23.89 26.73
1411HOLYSHOWCASING (E171)V. BorgesD. Ferraris441179899840.751:41:117-11-14-1448.02 24.17 28.92
Sire:Burgundy
Breed of the Winning Horse:MALDIVES
Dam:Celtic Dream
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 132.5
place 2 29.5
6 17.5
4 24
forecast 2-6 868
quinella 2-6 284
quinella place 2-6 93
2-4 130
4-6 70.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 34.5
tierce 2-6-4 5944
trio 2-4-6 786
first 4 1-2-4-6 1082
quartet 2-6-4-1 31618
6th double (1-2) $157.5
6th double consulation (1-6) $13.0
2nd double trio (1,2,11/2,4,6) $6491.0

Recap by phillip woo

Maldives managed to get the job done despite wanting to throw it away 60m out after cruising to the lead 200m out following a patient ride second from the rear. He clearly has ability but it's strange that he continually wants to give up close to home in each of his past few runs at both tracks. El Jefe ran on nicely to finish a close second after biding his time four back on the fence. He can bob up at any moment. Toycoon kept on well for a placing but did get all the favours following a box-seat run. He's shown a bit more spark following a downgrade in his past two starts. Pure Legend couldn't keep a straight line but held on for fourth following a one-out, one-back run. He should get away with a race shortly in this grade. Seize The Spirit kept plugging away to win a blanket finish for fifth after a wide run forward of midfield from gate 14. It was an encouraging performance following a win in Class Five. Copartner Era made headway late after a patient ride third last from a wide gate. It was another typical run-on effort without menacing.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (561) - SEVERN HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1600Meters

EL JEFE and STRATHMARTINE bumped at the start.

RUN DES RUN was crowded for room on jumping between COPARTNER ERA and DAILY CHARM, both of which shifted ground.

From wide barriers, DAILY CHARM and COPARTNER ERA were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

LEADING FORTUNE was also shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

When being shifted across behind runners to obtain cover, LEADING FORTUNE momentarily raced in restricted room between HOLYSHOWCASING and COPARTNER, both of which shifted ground.

For some distance after the 1200 Metres, HOLYSHOWCASING, which was travelling keenly, was awkwardly placed close to the heels of ON EXCEL STAR.

After the 900 Metres, COPARTNER ERA was crowded for room inside HOLYSHOWCASING which got its head on the side and lay in away from DAILY CHARM.

HOLYSHOWCASING was then eased away from the heels of DAILY CHARM passing the 800 Metres.

After this, HOLYSHOWCASING got its head on the side and hung out.

A veterinary inspection of HOLYSHOWCASING immediately following the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm.

Before being allowed to race again, HOLYSHOWCASING will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

After the 800 Metres, LEADING FORTUNE was steadied away from the heels of HOLYSHOWCASING which hung out.

Approaching the 700 Metres, EL JEFE and STRATHMARTINE raced tight as both horses raced in restricted room inside ON EXCEL STAR.

EL JEFE then shifted out, resulting in STRATHMARTINE being steadied away from the heels of ON EXCEL STAR approaching the 650 Metres.

Rounding the Home Turn, PURE LEGEND (Apprentice K H Chan) got its head on the side and lay out.

As Apprentice Chan was attempting to correct PURE LEGEND, TOYCOON, which was attempting to improve into tight running between VUKAN and PURE LEGEND, was hampered when disappointed for running between VUKAN and PURE LEGEND which shifted in before being directed back out to relieve the crowding to TOYCOON.

As the Stewards were of the opinion that there were some circumstances to this incident, no further action was taken, however, Apprentice Chan was advised to ensure that he makes every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground in similar circumstances.

Passing the 300 Metres, EL JEFE momentarily raced tight outside PURE LEGEND which shifted out before being corrected.

Passing the 100 Metres, MALDIVES got its head on the side and shifted out abruptly.

As MALDIVES had previously shifted ground in the Straight, the Stewards interviewed Trainer D J Hall regarding this matter.

Mr Hall stated that he had made a number of gear changes on MALDIVES in an attempt to correct the horse.

He said he had considered adding blinkers to the racing gear of MALDIVES in the hope that it may be able to race more tractably, however, he had been reluctant to this point in time to add this piece of gear as he had intended to step the horse up in distance in its future starts and he felt that the addition of blinkers may result in the horse over-racing.

As MALDIVES had been successful in this race and had not interfered with other runners, the Stewards elected not to place an embargo on the horse, however, Mr Hall was notified that the Stewards have become increasingly concerned with the racing manners of MALDIVES late in its races and that they would continue to monitor the horse and take the appropriate action if required.

Approaching the 50 Metres, LEADING FORTUNE raced in restricted room between ON EXCEL STAR and PURE LEGEND.

Also approaching the 50 Metres, COPARTNER ERA was shifted out away from the heels of SEIZE THE SPIRIT to continue improving.

Throughout the race, RUN DES RUN travelled wide and without cover.

The Stewards will interview M F Poon, the rider of the 6th placed, COPARTNER ERA, regarding his riding out of that horse over the concluding stages prior to the Happy Valley racemeeting to be conducted on Thursday, 8 April 2021.

A veterinary inspection of VUKAN, CALIFORNIA LEGEND and DAILY CHARM immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

VUKAN, MALDIVES and EL JEFE were sent for sampling.