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Race Results:

5 May 2021 - Happy Valley

Race 4 - MA TAU WAI HANDICAP - Sec 2

Class 4 - 1200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09:66
Sectional Time: 23.21 22.34 24.11

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112FORTUNE HERO (D245)K. TeetanR. Gibson411147.83.131:09:661-1-123.21 22.34 24.11
23AMBITIOUS HEART (V303)C. L. ChauD. Ferraris54120111070.501:09:7611-11-224.37 22.26 23.13
36INNO LEGEND (D361)K. C. LeungK. L. Man521256.48.860.751:09:793-3-323.61 22.42 23.76
49MELBOURNE HALL (D118)A. HamelinD. Hall48121191040.751:09:816-5-423.81 22.42 23.58
510MOONLUCK (E079)Z. PurtonK. W. Lui481215.58.381 1:09:8210-10-524.17 22.46 23.19
68STORMTROUPER (E100)M. ChadwickC. H. Yip491223380101 1:09:8412-12-624.41 22.42 23.01
71WHISKEY NEAT (D150)K. H. ChanC. Fownes591253.64.711.51:09:902-2-723.25 22.58 24.07
87WIN TECH (E152)V. BorgesP. O'Sullivan50123287723.751:10:284-4-823.73 22.46 24.09
911RAGING BLAZE (E258)C. SchofieldJohn Size48121264855 1:10:478-7-923.97 22.42 24.08
104PEAK TO PEAK (D472)J. MoreiraF. C. Lor541278.66.4115.51:10:539-8-1023.97 22.46 24.10
112POISED TO STRIKE (D365)B. ShinnD. A. Hayes571301423128.251:10:977-9-1123.97 22.46 24.54
125BULLISH BROTHER (C034)M. L. YeungA. S. Cruz531262588913.51:11:845-6-1223.77 22.50 25.57
Breed of the Winning Horse:FORTUNE HERO
Dam:Pachelbel's Song
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 31.5
place 12 14
3 29
6 27.5
forecast 12-3 269
quinella 3-12 142.5
quinella place 3-12 51
6-12 74.5
3-6 145.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 19
tierce 12-3-6 1824
trio 3-6-12 513
first 4 3-6-9-12 679
quartet 12-3-6-9 10067
3rd double (1-12) $80.0
3rd double consulation (1-3) $40.0

Recap by phillip woo

Plunged late to start favourite Fortune Hero had enough left in the tank to hold on for the win after working had to eventually clear Whiskey Neat for the lead 650m. He's an improved runner after a win three back in Class Five. In a blanket finish for the minors, Ambitious Heart dived late to snatch second after a patient ride second from the rear. He relished a step back to the course and distance of a win in November. Inno Legend stayed on nicely to finish a close third following a one-off run in third. He keeps promising without delivering. Sensationally-backed Melbourne Hall just failed to get up for a placing after a handy run one off the fence. It was an improved effort on his past couple with a return to the turf. Moonluck was hitting the line reasonably well down the outside after biding his time third last from an awkward gate. He might be crying out for a further trip. Stormtrouper came from last to nearly figure in the frame. It was a vastly improved performance after finishing last in his opening two starts. Early favourite Whiskey Neat didn't have much left in the tank 100m out after vying for the early lead. He lacks the desire to win and is not one to take on top at short odds. Limited.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (646) - MA TAU WAI HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Meters

BULLISH BROTHER began very awkwardly and then was bumped on the hindquarters by MOONLUCK which shifted out.

After this, MOONLUCK was hampered by AMBITIOUS HEART which shifted out.

MOONLUCK was then shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.

STORMTROUPER got its head up on a number of occasions in the early stages when being steadied to obtain cover from a wide barrier.

Then a short distance after the start, STORMTROUPER was bumped by BULLISH BROTHER which shifted out, resulting in STORMTROUPER bumping the hindquarters of PEAK TO PEAK.

A short distance after the start, MELBOURNE HALL and RAGING BLAZE brushed.

At the entrance to the Straight, AMBITIOUS HEART shifted out away from the heels of PEAK TO PEAK and bumped MOONLUCK.

In the early part of the Straight, RAGING BLAZE lay in and proved reluctant to shift to the outside of WIN TECH.

RAGING BLAZE was then shifted to the inside of WIN TECH approaching the 250 Metres and for some distance passing the 200 Metres raced tight inside that horse.

Near the 250 Metres, AMBITIOUS HEART was shifted in away from the heels of PEAK TO PEAK.

In the Straight, STORMTROUPER raced greenly and passing the 100 Metres, when commencing to close off the race strongly, shifted out towards the heels of INNO LEGEND.

STORMTROUPER was then directed in away from the heels of INNO LEGEND and near the 50 Metres, after racing tight inside INNO LEGEND, shifted in abruptly away from that horse and bumped the hindquarters of WHISKEY NEAT which became unbalanced.

STORMTROUPER then raced tight inside INNO LEGEND over the concluding stages.

Because of these incidents, STORMTROUPER was not able to be properly tested.

When questioned, M L Yeung (BULLISH BROTHER) stated that he was instructed to try and obtain a trailing position behind the leaders from barrier 9 in the early stages if possible.

He said it was explained to him that BULLISH BROTHER's most recent successes had been achieved when the horse had been able to obtain a trailing position with cover and it had not finished its races off when leading, therefore it was felt that it would be best to attempt to obtain a trailing position to provide BULLISH BROTHER with the opportunity to finish off its race tonight.

He said after shifting across to a position closer to the rail approaching the 1000 Metres, BULLISH BROTHER was left racing wide and without cover and due to MELBOURNE HALL maintaining its position behind INNO LEGEND in the middle stages, this resulted in BULLISH BROTHER being left racing wide and without cover throughout.

After the race, J Moreira stated that after beginning only fairly, PEAK TO PEAK, from a wide barrier, was required to race further back in the field than had been intended.

He said when racing back in the field, PEAK TO PEAK appeared to lose interest in the race and was not able to put itself in a competitive position at any stage of the race.

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

FORTUNE HERO and AMBITIOUS HEART were sent for sampling.