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Race Results:

19 May 2021 - Happy Valley


Class 5 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:39:39
Sectional Time: 27.44 23.62 24.23 24.10

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14RED MAJESTY (E028)Z. PurtonD. A. Hayes361292.31.981:39:391-2-2-151.14 24.19 24.06
210WONDERFUL TIGER (A235)A. HamelinW. Y. So29122152011.251:39:585-3-4-251.26 24.27 24.05
35WONDER EXPRESS (C224)C. Y. HoK. H. Ting361297.2751.251:39:589-11-11-351.78 24.35 23.45
47DIAMOND STAR (D017)J. MoreiraJohn Size321259.3841.51:39:658-6-6-451.50 24.23 23.92
58CENTENARY IBIS (D163)V. BorgesA. T. Millard30123223272.251:39:744-5-5-551.38 24.27 24.09
611STRAPPING BAUHINIA (B325)M. F. PoonY. S. Tsui23114251234.251:40:097-7-7-651.54 24.23 24.32
79INDIGENOUS STAR (A081)R. MaiaC. W. Chang30123131894.51:40:1211-12-12-751.94 24.31 23.87
82FOCUS (C254)C. WongP. F. Yiu381269.81664.51:40:132-1-1-851.06 24.23 24.84
91CALIFORNIA LEGEND (B363)M. L. YeungA. S. Cruz401331323115.51:40:2610-10-9-951.78 24.23 24.25
103BABY STORM (C500)K. C. LeungL. Ho36129121325.51:40:296-8-8-1051.58 24.31 24.40
1112FIRE AND GOLD (B004)H. N. WongC. H. Yip191126399127 1:40:5012-9-10-1151.74 24.31 24.45
126VIRTUS STAR (B395)C. SchofieldF. C. Lor3312628291017 1:42:133-4-3-1251.30 24.15 26.68
Breed of the Winning Horse:RED MAJESTY
Dam:Little Tee
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 19.5
place 4 12.5
10 45.5
5 18
forecast 4-10 186
quinella 4-10 174.5
quinella place 4-10 71.5
4-5 27.5
5-10 137.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 15
tierce 4-10-5 1044
trio 4-5-10 237
first 4 4-5-7-10 296
quartet 4-10-5-7 4219

Recap by phillip woo

Odds-on favourite Red Majesty went forward from a tricky gate to sit outside Focus 1,200m out, advanced to the lead near the 200m and edged clear to make it back-to-back wins. He's really turned the corner in his past three starts and should remain competitive up in grade off a light weight. Wonderful Tiger just held on for second after getting all the favours handy along the fence. It was a return to form on his past five starts. Wonder Express came from near last at the head of the straight to just miss second by a lip. He's a winner waiting to happen with seconds in his past two starts. Diamond Star ran on steadily for fourth following a rails run in midfield. He might be crying out for a longer trip. Centenary Ibis came up one-paced chasing the speed one off in third. It was his best run to date from nine starts. Well-backed late, Strapping Bauhinia plodded after a deep run with cover worse than midfield. He hasn't done much after opening the campaign with a surprise win over the Valley 1,800m. Focus was gone 200m out after leading from a middle draw. It was another disappointing effort despite a downgrade after winning twice last season.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (680) - TAN SHAN RIVER HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1650Meters

DIAMOND STAR began only fairly.

RED MAJESTY began only fairly, shifted in and brushed the hindquarters of CENTENARY IBIS.

From a wide barrier, INDIGENOUS STAR was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

In the early stages, FIRE AND GOLD failed to muster speed and passing the 1600 Metres was shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.

Near the 1550 Metres, CENTENARY IBIS and RED MAJESTY bumped.

Passing the 1300 Metres, CENTENARY IBIS was steadied away from the heels of RED MAJESTY (Z Purton) which shifted in when not properly clear.

RED MAJESTY was then directed out to relieve the tightening to CENTENARY IBIS.

Z Purton was severely reprimanded and told to ensure that he provides sufficient clearance when shifting ground in similar circumstances.

Passing the 250 Metres, BABY STORM was awkwardly placed behind VIRTUS STAR when being shifted to the outside of that horse.

DIAMOND STAR lay out under pressure in the Straight.

Throughout the race, VIRTUS STAR travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

When questioned, M L Yeung stated that in pre-race discussions with the connections of CALIFORNIA LEGEND, it was felt that there were a number of horses that were drawn better than CALIFORNIA LEGEND which had been ridden in a forward position previously.

He said it was therefore felt that too much use may have to be made of CALIFORNIA LEGEND to cross runners to its inside to take up a forward position and the horse may not be able to finish off its race.

He said he was therefore asked to steady CALIFORNIA LEGEND from a wide barrier and obtain a position in about midfield or behind midfield with cover.

A veterinary inspection of BABY STORM and VIRTUS STAR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

RED MAJESTY and WONDERFUL TIGER were sent for sampling.