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16 February 2022 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 9 - CYPRESS HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:40:06
Sectional Time: 28.11 23.80 24.66 23.49

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12SOULMATE (D404)Z. PurtonP. F. Yiu8013343.771:40:061-1-1-151.91 24.66 23.49
28STORM LEGEND (G139)H. BentleyC. Fownes68121106.932.751:40:514-4-3-252.31 24.58 23.62
39READY PLAYER ONE (G143)C. Y. HoC. S. Shum641171816103 1:40:5410-10-9-353.07 24.42 23.05
43LEAP OF FAITH (C386)V. BorgesJohn Size791326.71063.251:40:582-2-2-452.11 24.54 23.93
511PERFECT MARYKNOLL (E319)M. L. YeungT. P. Yung60113151913.51:40:605-3-4-552.23 24.66 23.71
65GALLANT CROWN (D359)K. TeetanA. T. Millard7112442.454 1:40:718-7-7-652.87 24.38 23.46
77KING TOURBILLON (G097)D. MoorY. S. Tsui69122267096.751:41:149-8-8-752.91 24.50 23.73
86KINDA COOL (D297)M. ChadwickF. C. Lor711247.51046.751:41:156-6-5-852.63 24.38 24.14
94HAPPY ANGEL (G133)H. W. LaiD. A. Hayes731263995119 1:41:4911-11-10-953.15 24.50 23.84
1010BARON ZEE (G077)H. T. MoR. Gibson631142247211.51:41:907-5-6-1052.59 24.66 24.65
PU1BEAR AGAIN (C301)M. F. PoonD. Hall801319.3348PU--3-9
Sire:Nicconi
Breed of the Winning Horse:SOULMATE
Dam:Champagne Crystal
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 37.5
place 2 14.5
8 20
9 43.5
forecast 2-8 299
quinella 2-8 130
quinella place 2-8 40.5
2-9 89.5
8-9 141
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 14.5
tierce 2-8-9 2235
trio 2-8-9 422
first 4 2-3-8-9 1093
quartet 2-8-9-3 20531
8th double (7-2) $347.5
8th double consulation (7-8) $114.0
treble (6/7/2) $1232.0
treble consulation (6/7/8) $530.0
3rd double trio (2,7,8,10/2,8,9) $7151.0
six up (1,9/2,3/1,4/6,10/2,7,8/2,8) $908.0
six up bonus (1/2/4/6/7/2) $844863.0
jockey challenge winner 1 [Z Purton]

Recap by phillip woo

Soulmate was gifted an easy time in front and kicked nicely after straightening a length on top for a cosy win. He's racing very well, ringing up a third win this season, and should remain competitive up in grade off a light weight. Punted late, Storm Legend stayed on better after settling one-off the fence with cover fore of midfield to just hold second over the fast-finishing Ready Player One. He was fitter for four starts and appears from this run to be heading in the right direction. In a vastly improved run, Ready Player One came from near last to nearly grab second. It was a huge run on the back of a muddling pace and on his overseas form, he'll be an even better prospect when stepping up in distance. Leap Of Faith grudgingly gave way stalking the winner after chasing the speed three deep early on. He didn't disgrace carrying a five-point penalty after a laststart win. Perfect Maryknoll lost a placing late after a box-seat run. He's flashed ability in his five starts and will be one to keep safe shortly in Class Four. Favourite Gallant Crown peaked on his run 100m out with a bid from behind midfield. He didn't enjoy the sluggish sectionals. Bear Again appeared to go amiss 900m out after a prominent run wide without cover.

Racing Incident Report

Race Nine: (433) - CYPRESS HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1650Meters



After leaving the Parade Ring, BEAR AGAIN took charge of its rider for some distance before being able to be brought under control.

BEAR AGAIN then proceeded to the Start and on arrival behind the barriers was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said that the horse was displaying a normal heart rate and that after consulting M F Poon, the rider of BEAR AGAIN, was suitable to race.

After the race, M F Poon stated that he was satisfied to ride BEAR AGAIN given that after bringing the horse under control, he felt that BEAR AGAIN's action was in order and believed that the horse would be able to race competitively.

He said however that passing the winning post on the first occasion BEAR AGAIN's action shortened noticeably.

He said he continued to allow BEAR AGAIN to remain racing as he could not detect anything noticeably wrong with the horse, however, approaching the 1000 Metres the horse's action continued to deteriorate and therefore he eased it out of the race after the 1000 Metres.

A veterinary inspection of BEAR AGAIN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

As this was the second occasion in recent starts that a rider had expressed concern regarding the action of BEAR AGAIN, the Stewards referred this matter to the Department of Veterinary Regulation, Welfare and Biosecurity Policy for further assessment.

Further, the Stewards ruled that BEAR AGAIN will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination before being allowed to race again.

GALLANT CROWN (K Teetan) was hampered on jumping when bumped by KINDA COOL which was taken out by STORM LEGEND.

After this, GALLANT CROWN was ridden along for some distance, however, when racing wide approaching the winning post on the first occasion was steadied to obtain cover behind KINDA COOL.

K Teetan stated that it was intended for GALLANT CROWN to be ridden in a forward position tonight and to follow SOULMATE if possible.

He said after being hampered at the start and then riding his mount along to try and improve his position, he believed that he would have had to make too much use of GALLANT CROWN to clear KINDA COOL which was being ridden along to maintain its position.

He said as LEAP OF FAITH, which was drawn outside GALLANT CROWN, already had an advantage over his mount in the early stages, he felt that the best opportunity for GALLANT CROWN to finish the race off was to steady his mount and obtain cover rather than continue forward.

A veterinary inspection of GALLANT CROWN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

BEAR AGAIN shifted in at the start and inconvenienced SOULMATE.

From the outside barriers, KING TOURBILLON, READY PLAYER ONE and HAPPY ANGEL were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Near the 500 Metres, KING TOURBILLON was awkwardly placed close to the heels of BARON ZEE.

A veterinary inspection of KINDA COOL immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

GALLANT CROWN, SOULMATE and STORM LEGEND were sent for sampling.


GENERAL: 1.

Racing Laboratory tests of BEAUTY CHEERS, GOOD BEAUTY, ONE STEP AHEAD, HAPPY DAILY, MAXIMIZE HEART, SPARKY STAR, WHIZZ KID, CORDYCEPS SIX, ALCARI, CHEERFUL DAYS, CALIFORNIADEEPSHOT, COUNTRY BOY, SOLAR PARTNER, SUPER HONG KONG, ROBOT WARRIOR, BEAUTY FIT, SAUVESTRE, GALAXY WITNESS, ORIENTAL SMOKE, RUNNING GLORY, COPARTNER AMBITION, FLYING ACE, SUPER FORTUNE, BELUGA, CHARITY GO, LOOKING GREAT (3.2.22), DR WINNING, VIVA HUNTER, SEIZING THE MOMENT, HIGH RISE SOLDIER, DECISIVE TWELVE, VIVA POPCORN, EEVEE, LIGHTNING STORM, PRETTY QUEEN PRAWN, SIGHT HERO, GALLANT WAKING, COMMON ROOM, BINGO, BINGO, AWESOME TREASURE, TORONADO PHANTOM, PRANCE DRAGON, NERVOUS WITNESS, GRATEFUL HEART, VOYAGE WARRIOR, ZONE D, SOULMATE, SAVVY KINGMAN, MEANINGFUL STAR (6.2.22) and STOLTZ, SPECIAL M, JOLLY FOREVER, FORTUNE PATROL, GO BALLISTIC, DRAGON PRIDE, DIAMOND STAR, RED IMPACT, OFF THE REEL, LUCKY DIAMOND, LORIZ, JOYFUL GENIUS, PARTY WARRIOR, FLAMING PASSION, LUCKY SWEYNESSE, SPICY GRILL, JOYFUL MOOD, REGENCY STAR, PERFECT PEACH, GORYTUS, INVINCIBLE MISSILE, EVERYONE'S DELIGHT (9.2.22) proved negative.

SUMMARY: 1.

Warnings Race 8: BE READY at barriers on veterinary advice.

2.

Severe Reprimands Race 2: R Maia (ABOVE) for shifting in approaching the 1800 Metres.

Race 5: H Bentley (NOBLE DESIRE) for shifting in near the 1050 Metres.

3.

Warnings Race 3: H Bentley (NATURAL GOLD) re the manner in which he rode his mount out over the concluding stages.

Race 7: M Chadwick (SPEED FAY FAY) for shifting in approaching the winning post on the first occasion.

V Borges (CIRCUIT ELITE) for shifting in approaching the winning post on the first occasion.

K H Chan (NEARLY FINE) for shifting out passing the 250 Metres.

4.

Barrier Trials Race 3: WIND SPEEDER Race 6: MORE THAN ENOUGH Race 8: BE READY Race 9: BEAR AGAIN 5.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 3: WIND SPEEDER Race 6: MORE THAN ENOUGH Race 8: BE READY Race 9: BEAR AGAIN 6.

Course and False Outside Rail Arrangement Turf C Course - Worked Back 7.

Rolling Arrangement The track was rolled after race 5.