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Race Results:

14 July 2021 - Happy Valley

Race 4 - SUNG TAK HANDICAP - Sec 1

Class 4 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09:18
Sectional Time: 23.73 22.48 22.97

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19XPONENTIAL (D049)C. L. ChauD. Whyte451159.313101:09:182-2-123.81 22.56 22.81
210FORTUNE HAPPINESS (B128)R. MaiaK. W. Lui44117289391 1:09:335-4-224.13 22.44 22.76
34HAPPY PROFIT (E160)C. Y. HoC. S. Shum531263.43.521.251:09:386-5-324.25 22.56 22.57
43HERO STAR (D033)K. C. LeungK. L. Man541275.8571.51:09:431-1-423.73 22.48 23.22
511HAPPY TIME (B272)V. BorgesW. Y. So43116108.862 1:09:517-7-524.25 22.80 22.46
66GOOD SHOT (C364)H. BentleyD. Hall521257.56.233.51:09:753-3-624.01 22.52 23.22
75FLYING SWORD (C463)A. HamelinD. A. Hayes52125181144.51:09:904-6-724.05 22.80 23.05
82DAILY BEAUTY (D070)J. MoreiraC. Fownes561291410811.251:10:969-9-824.49 23.00 23.47
912SINCERE BOY (D318)H. T. MoP. O'Sullivan411118599511.751:11:0410-8-924.53 22.84 23.67
108MASTER OF FUN (E080)T. PicconeC. H. Yip451183445169.51:20:2811-10-1024.57 23.52 32.19
UR1ISLAND SHINE (D040)K. TeetanP. F. Yiu601337.1611UR--8
WD7ARES (D125)C. SchofieldF. C. Lor5813113WD--
Breed of the Winning Horse:XPONENTIAL
Dam:Eternal Circle
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 130.5
place 9 36.5
10 193
4 16.5
forecast 9-10 7963
quinella 9-10 5305.5
quinella place 9-10 1226.5
4-9 120
4-10 524.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 34
tierce 9-10-4 60833
trio 4-9-10 7749
first 4 3-4-9-10 4045
quartet 9-10-4-3 152996
3rd double (11-9) $844.5
3rd double consulation (11-10) $596.0

Recap by phillip woo

Xponential edged clear after rounding up Hero Star for the lead near the 100m following a pace-stalking run. It was clearly his best run of the campaign but he did win his final start last season off a mark 14 points higher. Fortune Happiness stayed on well for second after a wide run without cover better than midfield from a wide draw. He can produce an odd good run now and then on this surface. Favourite Happy Profit was doing some nice work late following a rails run in midfield to grab third close to home. He's a winner waiting to happen after placing in half his six starts. Hero Star lost a placing late after straightening a length on top leading quickly from a middle draw. He's had a fine second half of the season. Happy Time ran on steadily to nearly hit the frame after a one-off run in midfield. It was another honest effort but he looks destined for a short stint in Class Five. Good Shot failed to lift when popped the question following a box-seat run. He's lost the desire to race in his past four starts after ringing up seconds in two of three straight runs. Punted late, Flying Sword came up empty following a one-out, one-back run. He's shown very little improvement in his seven starts following a stable change.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (830) - SUNG TAK HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Meters

SKY TREASURE was withdrawn on 13.7.21 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right hind) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter ARES (C Schofield).

ARES was subsequently withdrawn on raceday afternoon by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right hind).

Before being allowed to race again, SKY TREASURE and ARES will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

On arrival at the Start, K Teetan expressed concern regarding the action of ISLAND SHINE.

After examining ISLAND SHINE, the Veterinary Officer reported that after the necessary consultations the horse was found to be suitable to race.

As the start was effected, MASTER OF FUN became fractious and reared, resulting in the horse losing a significant amount of ground.

Before being allowed to race again, MASTER OF FUN will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial.

HAPPY TIME shifted out at the start and bumped the hindquarters of HERO STAR, resulting on both horses becoming unbalanced.

DAILY BEAUTY was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.

From a wide barrier, FORTUNE HAPPINESS was also steadied in the early stages and after the 1000 Metres was left racing wide and without cover.

Despite being ridden along for a considerable distance in the early stages, ISLAND SHINE was slow to muster speed.

The Stewards opened an inquiry into the reason for ISLAND SHINE (K Teetan) falling at the 500 Metres.

Evidence was taken from K Teetan, A Hamelin (FLYING SWORD), H Bentley (GOOD SHOT) and Apprentice C L Chau (XPONENTIAL).

It was found that at the 550 Metres GOOD SHOT became badly unbalanced and lost ground when reluctant to improve its position inside XPONENTIAL which was racing outside the heels of HERO STAR.

When GOOD SHOT became unbalanced, it shifted out towards the heels of XPONENTIAL, causing FLYING SWORD to lose ground when crowded for room between GOOD SHOT and FORTUNE HAPPINESS.

When FLYING SWORD lost ground, ISLAND SHINE, which was racing to the outside of that horse, clipped the heels of FLYING SWORD and fell.

As the Stewards were of the opinion that there was no rider error involved in this incident and that it was caused by GOOD SHOT being reluctant to maintain its position inside XPONENTIAL, no further action was taken other than GOOD SHOT will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial around a bend and in amongst runners prior to being permitted to race again.

When ISLAND SHINE fell, HAPPY TIME was hampered and lost ground and SINCERE BOY, which was following that horse, was checked in consequence.

DAILY BEAUTY, which was following ISLAND SHINE, was severely checked and lost ground whilst MASTER OF FUN was also severely checked to avoid ISLAND SHINE which resulted in MASTER OF FUN losing a significant amount of ground and being eased down rounding the Home Turn.

A veterinary inspection of ISLAND SHINE immediately following the race found that horse to be lame in the right hind with abrasions to that leg.

Before being allowed to race again, ISLAND SHINE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

After the race, K Teetan was examined by the Chief Medical Officer and passed fit to fulfil his remaining race riding engagements.

In the Straight, FORTUNE HAPPINESS lay in under pressure.

A veterinary inspection of DAILY BEAUTY and FLYING SWORD immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of MASTER OF FUN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.