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Race Results:

27 February 2022 - Sha Tin


Class 4YO - 1800M - B
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:46:98
Sectional Time: 13.78 21.94 23.66 23.94 23.66

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11CALIFORNIA SPANGLE (E314)Z. PurtonA. S. Cruz1011263.71.961:46:981-1-1-1-159.38 23.94 23.66
27TURIN REDSUN (G134)A. BadelD. Whyte84126132141 1:47:158-10-9-8-259.94 23.98 23.23
310MONEY CATCHER (G171)K. C. LeungF. C. Lor78126216282 1:47:312-2-2-2-359.54 23.94 23.83
42ROMANTIC WARRIOR (E486)K. TeetanC. S. Shum1011264.63.6132.51:47:385-6-6-7-459.82 24.06 23.50
55SENOR TOBA (G103)J. MoreiraC. Fownes891266.91193.751:47:5712-13-13-12-560.18 23.98 23.41
63THE IRISHMAN (G082)C. Y. HoK. W. Lui921261011143.751:47:6011-12-14-13-660.30 23.90 23.40
74IMA SINGLE MAN (D476)M. F. PoonA. S. Cruz90126201624.51:47:694-5-5-4-759.74 23.94 24.01
814NORDIC SKY (E412)R. MaiaA. T. Millard64126249955.251:47:8313-14-11-11-860.06 23.98 23.79
98ROCKET SPADE (G170)B. ShinnC. Fownes80126114135.751:47:909-9-7-6-959.86 23.98 24.06
1011MR ASCENDENCY (G227)L. FerrarisP. F. Yiu76126245616 1:47:933-4-3-3-1059.62 23.98 24.33
119GORYTUS (E302)M. ChadwickC. S. Shum791263179128.751:48:3614-11-12-10-1160.10 23.94 24.32
1213INTREPID WINNER (G144)D. MoorA. T. Millard681264799711.51:48:826-3-4-5-1259.70 24.10 25.02
1312HIT THE SHOT (E349)A. HamelinJohn Size7412626991012.51:48:997-8-10-14-1360.06 24.26 24.67
146FA FA (E106)H. BentleyF. C. Lor8812616411115.751:49:5210-7-8-9-1459.90 24.10 25.52
Breed of the Winning Horse:CALIFORNIA SPANGLE
Dam:Pearlitas Passion
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 19
place 1 10.5
7 38
10 113
forecast 1-7 222
quinella 1-7 154
quinella place 1-7 59.5
1-10 199.5
7-10 592.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 12.5
Winning Trainer (Composite Win) B1 17
tierce 1-7-10 7170
trio 1-7-10 2359
first 4 1-2-7-10 1035
quartet 1-7-10-2 20531
7th double (2-1) $159.0
7th double consulation (2-7) $122.5

Recap by phillip woo

Firming favourite California Spangle kept up a strong gallop after straightening a length on top to ring up a sixth win despite a rise in trip from eight starts. He was given a perfectly-judged ride by Zac Purton and he'll be the one to catch in the Derby. Turin Redsun dashed well to grab second 50m out after a one-off run behind midfield. He's improving with every start and the extra 200m in the up-and-coming Derby will certainly suit. Money Catcher kept on gamely for a placing after a pace-stalking run. He was badly handicapped at level weights but did build on an improved second-up effort. Romantic Warrior had his unbeaten run stopped at five but it was a huge run in defeat after covering a tonne of ground throughout from gate 13. Senor Toba came from near last to earn a minor cheque. It was a good run on the back of a muddling pace and he's crying out for a further trip. The Irishman ran on well from the rear of the field and furthest out to just miss a pay slip. He was at the mercy of a slow pace. Ima Single Man plodded after a one-off run better than midfield. He didn't seem to get the trip. Nordic Sky made some ground without menacing from towards the rear. It was a good performance.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (460) - THE HONG KONG CLASSIC CUP - Class 4YO - 1800Meters

ROCKET SPADE and TURIN REDSUN bumped at the start.

INTREPID WINNER and MONEY CATCHER also bumped on jumping.

SENOR TOBA began only fairly.

From wide barriers, GORYTUS and THE IRISHMAN were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.

Passing the 1500 Metres, IMA SINGLE MAN got its head up when travelling keenly and awkwardly placed behind CALIFORNIA SPANGLE.

Approaching the 1000 Metres, NORDIC SKY became unbalanced of its own accord and brushed the running rail.

IMA SINGLE MAN lay in under pressure approaching and passing the 200 Metres.

For the majority of the race, INTREPID WINNER travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, K Teetan (ROMANTIC WARRIOR) stated that from barrier 13 he was asked to ride the horse where it was comfortable.

He said it was felt that ROMANTIC WARRIOR would have sufficient natural speed to be able to roll forward in the early stages and it was hoped that the horse, which was stepping up to 1800 Metres for the first time today, may be able to obtain a position with some cover behind the speed.

He said ROMANTIC WARRIOR began well and he commenced to shift his mount across behind runners with a view to initially obtaining cover behind MONEY CATCHER.

He said he was able to briefly obtain partial cover behind that horse approaching the 1200 Metres, however, when MONEY CATCHER shifted across to race outside CALIFORNIA SPANGLE, this resulted in ROMANTIC WARRIOR being left racing in a four wide position without cover.

He said he did give consideration to allowing ROMANTIC WARRIOR to improve its position at this time, but he felt that INTREPID WINNER would be ridden to maintain its position to the inside of ROMANTIC WARRIOR which may have resulted in the horse either being left racing outside that horse or having to do too much work to cross that horse which may result in ROMANTIC WARRIOR not being able to finish the race off trying the distance for the first time today.

He said he had hoped to obtain a position behind INTREPID WINNER and in front of FA FA and after momentarily obtaining cover behind INTREPID WINNER approaching the 1100 Metres, FA FA was then ridden along to improve its position to the inside of ROMANTIC WARRIOR which resulted in him not being able to obtain the position behind INTREPID WINNER and in front of FA FA.

He added that when it was no longer possible for him to obtain cover behind INTREPID WINNER and as the first turn was approaching, ROMANTIC WARRIOR was then required to race four wide and without cover as he did not believe it was in the best interests of the horse's chances to finish the race off were it to be ridden forward around the turn.

Mr C S Shum, trainer of ROMANTIC WARRIOR, confirmed that he had instructed Jockey Teetan to attempt to obtain a position with cover behind the speed as he did not want ROMANTIC WARRIOR to be giving up too much start to CALIFORNIA SPANGLE which he considered to be ROMANTIC WARRIOR's main danger.

He said he noted that the sectionals of the race until the 1200 Metres were inside standard and therefore he was satisfied with Jockey Teetan's decision not to press forward after being unable to obtain cover.

K Teetan was advised that his explanation would be reported.

A veterinary inspection of IMA SINGLE MAN and FA FA immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

CALIFORNIA SPANGLE and TURIN REDSUN were sent for sampling.