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Race Results:

9 June 2021 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 8 - CASTLE PEAK BAY HANDICAP

Class 2 - 1000M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:56:66
Sectional Time: 12.54 21.15 22.97

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19HARMONY AND RICH (D110)M. ChadwickY. S. Tsui851209.71090:56:661-1-112.54 21.15 22.97
28SHINING ACE (C229)J. MoreiraJohn Size88123106.361.50:56:884-2-212.66 21.15 23.07
32EXPLOSIVE WITNESS (B001)B. ShinnC. Fownes96131101441.750:56:9512-12-313.18 21.59 22.18
410MULTIMILLION (C022)T. PicconeA. S. Cruz841199.61533.250:57:202-3-412.58 21.27 23.35
51GRATEFUL HEART (D278)A. BadelC. S. Shum981338.81514 0:57:288-9-512.94 21.63 22.71
63HONG KONG WIN (C333)C. SchofieldJohn Size961316.91574 0:57:299-8-612.98 21.43 22.88
74MASSIVE POCKET (B246)C. L. ChauK. W. Lui90120149.9104 0:57:3110-10-713.10 21.55 22.66
85VALIANT DREAM (B416)K. TeetanK. W. Lui90125168.4114 0:57:313-6-812.66 21.55 23.10
97LUCKY MORE (D035)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum8812353.624.250:57:325-5-912.70 21.35 23.27
1011FLYING GENIUS (D071)H. N. WongA. S. Cruz83115183856.250:57:657-7-1012.74 21.59 23.32
116SHINING GEM (C058)K. C. LeungP. F. Yiu891242023126.50:57:7111-11-1113.14 21.63 22.94
1212WE THE SOUTH (D149)M. F. PoonF. C. Lor831168.17.9812.750:58:716-4-1212.74 21.27 24.70
Sire:I Am Invincible
Breed of the Winning Horse:HARMONY AND RICH
Dam:Express Power
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 102.5
place 9 34
8 20.5
2 35.5
forecast 9-8 755
quinella 8-9 332
quinella place 8-9 121
2-9 232.5
2-8 177
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 31.5
tierce 9-8-2 9581
trio 2-8-9 1727
first 4 2-8-9-10 3628
quartet 9-8-2-10 88760
7th double (12-9) $1148.0
7th double consulation (12-8) $167.5

Recap by phillip woo

Harmony And Rich shot to the lead and kept finding for a surprisingly easy win despite a rise in class. He's really come into his own to win three of his past four starts and might have another up his sleeve on the back of this performance. The well-backed Shining Ace stayed on well for second following a prominent run. It was his best run of the campaign but he likely enjoyed the sting out of the ground. Explosive Witness rattled home from last to fill a placing. He's always a chance over this Valley trip but the big weight did not help. Multimillion just held his ground tracking the speed to finish a nonthreatening fourth. It was another honest performance but he struggles to win at this level. Grateful Heart got going late near the inside after biding his time fourth last on the fence to win a blanket finish for fifth prize money. He's had a terrific campaign but does appear to be on his mark and the big weight did not help. Hong Kong Win ran on late through the middle to nearly take fifth after a one-off run behind midfield. It wasn't a bad effort in his first outing in 168 days. Massive Pocket made some ground late without ever looking a threat from towards the rear. The wet conditions likely played against him.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (745) - CASTLE PEAK BAY HANDICAP - Class 2 - 1000Meters

EXPLOSIVE WITNESS shifted in at the start and bumped MULTIMILLION which in turn shifted in and bumped LUCKY MORE.

WE THE SOUTH (M F Poon), which was fractious in the barriers, lifted its front feet off the ground as the start was effect and consequently began only fairly.

WE THE SOUTH was then ridden along to obtain a forward position and near the 700 Metres was left racing wide and without cover.

After the race, M F Poon reported that he attributed the horse's disappointing performance to the manner in which it began.

He said because of the manner in which WE THE SOUTH began, the horse was not able to lead comfortably as it had done in the past and then after having to race wide and without cover was unable to finish off the race.

A veterinary inspection of WE THE SOUTH immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

From a wide barrier, MASSIVE POCKET was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Despite being ridden along for some distance in the early stages, SHINING GEM failed to muster speed.

M Chadwick (HARMONY AND RICH) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that passing the 600 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of MULTIMILLION, resulting in that horse being unnecessarily crowded for room and being checked.

In the circumstances of this case and having regard to the fact that Jockey Chadwick has a deferred suspension from riding in races yet to be served, the Stewards believed the appropriate penalty was for his licence to ride his races to be suspended for a period to commence on Thursday, 8 July 2021 on which day a previously incurred period of suspension from riding in races is to expire with this period of suspension to expire on Thursday, 15 July 2021 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

In addition, Jockey Chadwick was fined $200,000.

Passing the 300 Metres, EXPLOSIVE WITNESS was very awkwardly placed close to the heels of VALIANT DREAM when being shifted to the outside of that horse to obtain clear running.

When being shifted to the outside of VALIANT DREAM after the 250 Metres, EXPLOSIVE WITNESS shifted out and bumped MASSIVE POCKET.

Passing the 150 Metres, FLYING GENIUS was momentarily awkwardly placed close to the heels of LUCKY MORE which got its head on the side and lay out.

Z Purton stated that LUCKY MORE, in his opinion, did not handle the Happy Valley track at its first time of asking.

He said his mount did not travel comfortably for the majority of the race and after being crossed by MULTIMILLION approaching the 600 Metres, LUCKY MORE was then awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse when MULTIMILLION lost ground near the 550 Metres.

He said after this he had to ride LUCKY MORE along to improve its position and the horse initially responded to his riding, however, came under heavy pressure at the entrance to the Straight and then finished off the race only fairly.

A veterinary inspection of LUCKY MORE immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea and also found the horse to be a "roarer??which had previously been reported.

Before being allowed to race again, LUCKY MORE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

LUCKY MORE, HARMONY AND RICH and SHINING ACE were sent for sampling.