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Race Results:

8 December 2021 - Happy Valley


Class 5 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10:06
Sectional Time: 23.50 22.06 24.50

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11TOUCH FAITH (E153)J. MoreiraJohn Size401338.78.7101:10:0612-12-124.62 22.18 23.26
211ONE STEP AHEAD (C242)M. ChadwickC. W. Chang26119141441.51:10:3011-10-224.42 22.18 23.70
33ALLOY KING (D287)A. HamelinK. H. Ting36129101092.251:10:411-1-323.50 22.06 24.85
42SUNNY AND GOLD (D177)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip381313.43.432.51:10:466-4-423.86 22.26 24.34
58VIVA MAMA (D408)R. MooreR. Gibson341273.83.823.251:10:583-2-523.62 22.26 24.70
67SPARKLING STAR (D007)K. C. LeungW. Y. So351284.94.963.751:10:6510-9-624.38 22.18 24.09
74SURE WINNER (D488)L. HewitsonK. L. Man36129999974 1:10:727-7-724.02 22.30 24.40
86MUDITA (E085)B. ShinnP. O'Sullivan35128222214.51:10:788-8-824.18 22.26 24.34
910VECTOR (E027)M. F. PoonA. S. Cruz271182323115 1:10:852-3-923.62 22.30 24.93
109E HONEY (E088)L. FerrarisC. Fownes271204444128.251:11:365-6-1023.86 22.46 25.04
115ISLAND SUNSHINE (E063)V. BorgesK. W. Lui351285757811.51:11:899-11-1124.18 22.50 25.21
1212SUNNY SMILE (D074)A. BadelD. Ferraris221152424516.251:12:664-5-1223.82 22.34 26.50
Breed of the Winning Horse:TOUCH FAITH
Dam:Porte Triage
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 87.5
place 1 31
11 32.5
3 32.5
forecast 1-11 1293
quinella 1-11 599.5
quinella place 1-11 175
1-3 178.5
3-11 133
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 18
tierce 1-11-3 9122
trio 1-3-11 1699
first 4 1-2-3-11 670
quartet 1-11-3-2 23391
2nd double (3-1) $543.5
2nd double consulation (3-11) $96.5

Recap by phillip woo

Touch Faith never went around a horse to come from last at the top of the straight to grab victory 50m out. He had been running OK in Class Four and took full advantage of the downgrade. One Step Ahead ran on well to grab second in deep stretch after making his run one from the rear. He was able to back up a last start win. Alloy King just held on for third despite failing to keep a straight line in the concluding stages after straightening nearly three lengths on top leading from gate nine. It was another good run. Favourite Sunny And Gold just failed to get up for a placing when copping interference by Alloy King in deep stretch after a rail run better than midfield. It was another honest effort. Viva Mama came up one-paced after chasing the leader on the fence. He's been around the mark in his three starts this term and can bob up at any moment. Well-backed late Sparkling Star ran on without menacing widest out after settling one from the rear. The trip proved too sharp but he should be able to find his mark shortly in this grade. Mudita made only a mild bid after making his run five back on the fence. He hasn't disgraced in any of his past three runs following a downgrade but his ability is limited.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (236) - JAPAN HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1200Meters

ONE STEP AHEAD began only fairly and then was crowded for room between SUNNY AND GOLD and SUNNY SMILE which shifted in.

SURE WINNER shifted out at the start and bumped ISLAND SUNSHINE.

From a wide barrier, TOUCH FAITH was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Approaching the 1100 Metres, SUNNY AND GOLD was awkwardly placed outside the heels of VIVA MAMA which shifted out.

After the 1100 Metres, K C Leung's (SPARKLING STAR) left foot slipped from the stirrup iron which he was able to regather passing the 1000 Metres.

After the 1000 Metres, ALLOY KING travelled keenly in the lead.

Passing the 900 Metres, ISLAND SUNSHINE and SURE WINNER bumped.

Passing the 700 Metres, E HONEY was left racing wide and without cover.

Near the 350 Metres, MUDITA was tightened for room inside SURE WINNER which was taken in by SUNNY SMILE (A Badel) which, after shifting in marginally, was then directed out to relieve the tightening to SURE WINNER and MUDITA.

A Badel was advised that whilst the shift inwards from SUNNY SMILE was momentary, nonetheless he was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances to prevent his mounts from shifting ground.

Passing the 100 Metres, VECTOR was shifted out away from the heels of VIVA MAMA.

The Stewards deferred the declaration of weighed-in as they were of the view that an incident occurred after the 100 Metres which cast doubt on whether ALLOY KING (A Hamelin) should be declared the third placegetter.

Although Z Purton (SUNNY AND GOLD), fourth placegetter, did not lodge a protest/objection on behalf of the connections following the race, the Stewards were of the opinion that the matter should continue to a protest/objection hearing in order for the interests of the connections and the betting public to be safeguarded.

After taking evidence from all parties concerned and after viewing the videos, the Stewards found that near the 75 Metres ALLOY KING shifted out as TOUCH FAITH improved to its inside and bumped SUNNY AND GOLD.

The Stewards further found that ALLOY KING then became unbalanced and shifted out further, resulting in SUNNY AND GOLD being hampered and taken out onto VIVA MAMA which shifted out away from the heels of SUNNY AND GOLD, causing VECTOR to also be hampered.

Having regard to the positioning of SUNNY AND GOLD and ALLOY KING at the time that the initial contact was made between the horses and given the manner in which the horses subsequently finished off the race with a neck margin between them at the finish, the Stewards could not be comfortably satisfied that had the interference not occurred, SUNNY AND GOLD would have finished in front of ALLOY KING, therefore the protest/objection was overruled and the placings confirmed as semaphored by the Judge.

Z Purton explained that he did not lodge a protest/objection on behalf of the connections of SUNNY AND GOLD as he was of the opinion that given the manner in which SUNNY AND GOLD finished off the race and having regard to the margin between the horses at the end of the race, it was not likely that a protest/objection would be successful.

Having regard to the fact that the Stewards ultimately did not amend the placings, no further action was taken.

A Hamelin was advised to ensure that he makes every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground which resulted in contact between the horses.

SUNNY AND GOLD, TOUCH FAITH and ONE STEP AHEAD were sent for sampling.