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5 April 2021 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 9 - THE SPRINT CUP

Class G2 - 1200M - B+2
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:08:24
Sectional Time: 23.29 21.87 23.08

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19AMAZING STAR (B019)V. BorgesK. H. Ting104123529921:08:247-5-123.89 21.63 22.72
28STRONGER (D142)C. Y. HoD. Whyte10612310248SH 1:08:2611-10-224.09 21.83 22.34
311BEAUTY APPLAUSE (C228)J. MoreiraJohn Size1021235.95.371 1:08:402-3-323.45 21.87 23.08
41WISHFUL THINKER (B180)K. C. LeungC. H. Yip116123142242 1:08:5613-12-424.37 21.75 22.44
53WELLINGTON (D176)A. BadelR. Gibson1141233.72.8122.51:08:666-7-523.85 21.91 22.90
62COMPUTER PATCH (D139)N. CallanA. S. Cruz1141237.18.892.751:08:671-1-623.29 21.87 23.51
77VOYAGE WARRIOR (C247)R. MaiaP. F. Yiu1131231235113 1:08:743-2-723.45 21.79 23.50
84BIG PARTY (B461)K. TeetanF. C. Lor114123192034.251:08:925-4-823.69 21.79 23.44
912SKY FIELD (D216)Z. PurtonC. Fownes1021237.44.7105 1:09:039-9-924.05 21.83 23.15
105FAT TURTLE (C215)C. SchofieldF. C. Lor107123232655 1:09:068-8-1023.93 21.83 23.30
1113WINNING DREAMER (D358)M. F. PoonF. C. Lor102123129.666.51:09:294-6-1123.65 21.95 23.69
1210BUDDIES (C019)B. ShinnA. S. Cruz110123399917.51:09:4510-11-1224.09 21.83 23.53
136REGENCY LEGEND (B348)T. PicconeC. S. Shum1141232445138.251:09:5612-13-1324.33 21.91 23.32
Sire:Darci Brahma
Breed of the Winning Horse:AMAZING STAR
Dam:Bright Abyss
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 1796.5
place 9 347.5
8 58.5
11 18
forecast 9-8 11732
quinella 8-9 9937.5
quinella place 8-9 2853.5
9-11 1305.5
8-11 231
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 33
Winning Trainer (Composite Win) B4 18.5
tierce 9-8-11 191574
trio 8-9-11 23966
first 4 1-8-9-11 45915
quartet 9-8-11-1 1632689
8th double (8-9) $3245.0
8th double consulation (8-8) $146.0

Recap by phillip woo

Amazing Star just held off Stronger to score at massive odds after surging to the lead 30m out after coming off the fence in midfield at the 250m. Generally known as a Valley specialist, he was able to pull off a Group Two shock here. Stronger was unlucky not to get up for the win after being held-up for a run until switching inside at the 200m following a patient ride third last from a tricky gate. It was clearly his best run to date over this Sha Tin trip but he did trial well in Conghua. Well-backed Beauty Applause stuck on well for a placing after hitting the front 180m out following a speed-chasing run. It was a very good effort at set weights. Wishful Thinker came from near last at the head of the straight to fill the frame. He's always a chance over this trip. Favourite Wellington ran on steadily without ever looking a threat following a wide trip with cover in midfield. He wasn't able to step up at level weights following a smart win in Class One.

Racing Incident Report

Race Nine: (563) - THE SPRINT CUP - Class G2 - 1200Meters

AMAZING STAR shifted out at the start and inconvenienced BIG PARTY.

From the outside barrier, REGENCY LEGEND was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.

WELLINGTON was also steadied shortly after the start to obtain cover from a wide barrier.

After traveling a short distance, WISHFUL THINKER raced in restricted room between BIG PARTY and FAT TURTLE.

A Badel (WELLINGTON) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 1000 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of SKY FIELD, resulting in that horse being unnecessarily crowded for room and losing the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

A Badel was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Saturday, 17 April 2021 and to expire on Thursday, 22 April 2021 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into account Jockey Badel's good race riding record.

Near the 900 Metres, FAT TURTLE raced tight inside WELLINGTON which shifted in before shifting out to relieve the tightening.

Passing the 900 Metres, AMAZING STAR got its head up when momentarily racing tight inside BIG PARTY which got its head on the side and lay in away from WINNING DREAMER despite the efforts of its rider.

When BIG PARTY was shifted out to relieve the tightening to AMAZING STAR, WINNING DREAMER was taken out and then raced wide and without cover.

STRONGER was held up for clear running in the early part of the Straight.

Passing the 200 Metres, STRONGER was shifted in away from the heels of BIG PARTY to continue improving.

When questioned regarding the improved performance of AMAZING STAR, Trainer K H Ting said today's win surprised him as it was not anticipated that the horse would be able to improve such to be winning this race.

He said, in his opinion, today's race was somewhat less stronger than the races that AMAZING WIN had been racing of late.

He added AMAZING STAR appreciated the tempo of the race as it allowed the horse to relax and then finish off the race.

After the race, Z Purton (SKY FIELD) was not able to offer any tangible reason for the disappointing performance of the horse.

He said SKY FIELD did not quicken in the early part of the Straight and then did not finish off the race as well as had been anticipated.

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

Also after the race, M F Poon stated that after having to travel wide and without cover for the majority of the race, WINNING DREAMER came under heavy pressure rounding the Home Turn and then weakened over the concluding stages.

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

When questioned, A Badel stated that, in his opinion, WELLINGTON was disappointing in today's race.

He said from the wide barrier he was able to obtain a position three wide but with cover in about midfield and WELLINGTON travelled well in the early and middle stages.

He said after shifting to the outside of WINNING DREAMER at the entrance to the Straight, WELLINGTON did not quicken as it had when he had ridden the horse previously.

He said he placed WELLINGTON under heavy pressure in the Straight, however, the horse did not finish off the race as strongly as it had previously.

He added after the race WELLINGTON pulled up quickly, however, the horse felt comfortable in its action and there was nothing immediately after the race which explained the horse's failure to quicken in the early part of the Straight as anticipated.

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

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

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

Before being allowed to race again, REGENCY LEGEND will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

WELLINGTON, AMAZING STAR and STRONGER were sent for sampling.