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17 April 2021 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 10 - DEVON HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1400M - C+3
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:22:29
Sectional Time: 13.46 21.17 23.18 24.48

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18TAKING AIM (B244)C. L. ChauD. Whyte65116117.7111:22:291-1-1-134.63 23.18 24.48
21PERFECT TO GREAT (D327)Z. PurtonC. Fownes751334.54.883 1:22:778-8-9-235.43 23.22 24.12
37MOERAKI (D084)H. T. MoC. W. Chang65120202473.251:22:823-3-2-334.87 23.22 24.73
49TURQUOISE ALPHA (E197)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan651233399123.751:22:8914-13-13-436.03 23.02 23.84
54JUNEAU PARK (D052)J. MoreiraJohn Size701286.75.554.751:23:079-9-8-535.55 22.98 24.54
66TRUST ME (C134)M. ChadwickC. H. Yip6812687.695 1:23:102-4-4-634.99 23.30 24.81
712PIANO SOLO (E044)V. BorgesC. S. Shum61119132015.251:23:147-5-5-735.15 23.22 24.77
811EXCELLENT CHARIOT (D156)M. L. YeungP. F. Yiu621201512106 1:23:244-2-3-834.83 23.30 25.11
913JOLLY HONOUR (C080)C. WongY. S. Tsui601134599146 1:23:2413-14-14-936.07 23.10 24.07
103CHANCHENG PRINCE (D270)C. Y. HoK. W. Lui711294.64.126.251:23:276-7-6-1035.19 23.34 24.74
1114WHAT A LEGEND (C004)H. N. WongK. H. Ting601153199136.251:23:2912-10-11-1135.67 23.18 24.44
1210FLYING VICTORY (C277)K. TeetanF. C. Lor64122192046.251:23:295-6-7-1235.15 23.38 24.76
135BEAUTY SPIRIT (B409)H. BentleyA. S. Cruz68126161336.51:23:3410-11-10-1335.75 23.06 24.53
142SMART LEADER (B456)H. W. LaiW. Y. So74132379968.51:23:6611-12-12-1435.79 23.14 24.73
Sire:Choisir
Breed of the Winning Horse:TAKING AIM
Dam:Girl Hussler
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 77
place 8 26.5
1 17
7 74.5
forecast 8-1 573
quinella 1-8 201.5
quinella place 1-8 78
7-8 347.5
1-7 204
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 22
tierce 8-1-7 9932
trio 1-7-8 1991
first 4 1-7-8-9 33465
quartet 8-1-7-9 504393
9th double (2-8) $756.0
9th double consulation (2-1) $58.5
treble (9/2/8) $9624.0
treble consulation (9/2/1) $1286.0
3rd double trio (2,4,11/1,7,8) $685368.0
six up (1,3/4,10/3,11/5,9/2,11/1,8) $123508.0
jockey challenge winner 2 [Z Purton]
six win bonus jackpot $2568265.0
(25 Apr 2021)

Recap by phillip woo

Taking Aim easily found the front from gate 11 and kept up a strong gallop for a comfortable win. He was well rated off his current mark but the tactics change to lead on a biased track worked the oracle. Perfect To Great ran on well to grab second 30m out after a wide with cover run behind midfield. He can strike at any moment after getting up for placings in back-to-back runs following a break. Moeraki kept on gamely for a placing after a box-seat run. This run opens up a flood of options after showing strong form on the dirt. Turquoise Alpha produced a weaving run late from near last to inject value into the quartet. It was a vastly improved performance at his fourth start. Early favourite Juneau Park ran on without menacing after hugging the fence behind midfield. He does appear from his past few runs. Trust Me came up one-paced travelling effectively oneout, one-back from an awkward gate. He didn't quite get the 1,400m. Chancheng Prince only plodded after peeling into the open 350m out following a one-off trip in midfield. He's come up surprisingly flat carrying more weight in back-to-back runs.

Racing Incident Report

Race Ten: (603) - DEVON HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1400Meters



PERFECT TO GREAT began only fairly.

BEAUTY SPIRIT shifted in at the start and bumped the hindquarters of CHANCHENG PRINCE.

From wide barriers, TURQUOISE ALPHA, WHAT A LEGEND and JOLLY HONOUR were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages to obtain cover.

After the 1000 Metres, MOERAKI travelled keenly after being crossed by TAKING AIM.

After the 800 Metres, FLYING VICTORY was left racing wide and without cover.

Passing the 100 Metres, CHANCHENG PRINCE was bumped by TURQUOISE ALPHA which shifted out away from the heels of TRUST ME to continue improving.

Also passing the 100 Metres, PERFECT TO GREAT shifted in under pressure, requiring its rider to stop riding and straighten his mount.

When questioned, M L Yeung stated that it was hoped, from barrier 10, that EXCELLENT CHARIOT would be able to obtain a position with cover behind the speed.

He said after beginning positively on EXCELLENT CHARIOT, he commenced to shift his mount across behind runners with a view to obtaining a trailing position behind TRUST ME.

He said EXCELLENT CHARIOT, which was up in distance today, took some time to be able to steady in order to take up a trailing position behind TRUST ME which resulted in the horse being left racing wide and without cover after the 1000 Metres.

He said, rather than remaining racing wide and covering unnecessary ground, he allowed his mount to improve its position after the 900 Metres to shift in to race outside the lead which resulted in EXCELLENT CHARIOT being ridden further forward today than had been anticipated.

Mr P F Yiu, the trainer of EXCELLENT CHARIOT, confirmed the instructions were to obtain cover and he felt that this may be in about midfield or in advance of midfield.

He said the circumstances of the race resulted in EXCELLENT CHARIOT being ridden more forward today than had been hoped.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of CHANCHENG PRINCE, C Y Ho stated that he was able to obtain a good position in advance of midfield in the early stages from barrier 2.

He said CHANCHENG PRINCE travelled well in the early stages, however, he became concerned with the manner in which the horse was going to finish off the race when he had commenced riding it after the 700 Metres to maintain its position behind TRUST ME.

He said CHANCHENG PRINCE came off the bridle and he had to ride the horse along more aggressively after the 600 Metres.

He said CHANCHENG PRINCE did not respond to his riding rounding the Home Turn and did not quicken at any stage.

He said, despite being ridden out in the Straight, CHANCHENG PRINCE was very disappointing in its failure to finish off the race.

He added after the race he could detect nothing amiss with the horse which would explain its disappointing performance.

A veterinary inspection of CHANCHENG PRINCE immediately following the race found that horse to have a continuous displacement of the soft palate and also sustained minor lacerations to the right front and right hind fetlocks.

Before being allowed to race again, CHANCHENG PRINCE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

CHANCHENG PRINCE, TAKING AIM and PERFECT TO GREAT were sent for sampling.


GENERAL: 1.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Happy Valley Racemeeting on 14 April 2021 Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of GOOD DAYS, SUCCESS ALLSTARS, WELL DRAGON, SKY GEM, ENJOYABLE SUCCESS, JOY N FUN LEGEND, SPONTANEOUS, COLONEL, SHOWINA, HARRIER JET, CHEERFUL DAYS, REGENCY MASTER, STOCK LEGEND, EQUALETTA BLITZ, YOUNG LEGEND, MCLUCKY, FAST PACE, GIFT OF LIFELINE, SMOOTHIES, CHARITY FUN and SAVAQUIN revealed no apparent abnormality.

2.

Racing Laboratory tests of VEGA RHYTHM, MANNA FROM HEAVEN, SPEED TO EXCEED, BRIGHT VISION, SUPERBELLA, METHANE, GRATEFUL HEART, MASSIVE POCKET, WIND N GRASS, SAUL'S SPECIAL, KEEP YOU WARM, MOMENTUM GALAXY, JIANGXI STAMINA, VIGOR CHAMP, TELECOM SMART, GOODLUCK GOODLUCK, STAR OF WUYI, GLORIOUS LOVER, FEARLESS FIRE, RAINBOW LIGHT, KINDA COOL, WINE AND WINE, CALIFORNIA CONCORD, TELECOM FIGHTERS and HELENE WISDOM STAR (8.4.21) proved negative.

SUMMARY: 1.

Withdrawal Race 9: IGNITING on 16.4.21 on veterinary advice.

2.

Warnings Race 3: Apprentice K H Chan (STAR OF YUEN LONG) re his riding in the middle stages.

Race 5: B Shinn (UNITE SPIRIT) for shifting out approaching the 200 Metres.

3.

Adjourned Inquiry Race 4 4.

Barrier Trial Race 8: FOCUS 5.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 1: SMART CHARADE Race 3: XIANG YIN Race 4: EZRA Race 8: FOCUS SUPERB DADDY Race 9: IGNITING Race 10: CHANCHENG PRINCE 6.

Course and False Outside Rail Arrangement MIXED - Turf C+3 Course / All Weather Track 7.

Rolling Arrangement The track was not rolled today.