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Race Results:

21 October 2018 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 1 - PIAGET EXCELLENT HANDICAP

Class 4 - 2000M - A
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 2:02:22
Sectional Time: 25.54 24.66 24.81 24.09 23.12

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13HO HO FEEL (T029)M. F. PoonC. H. Yip571251210102:02:2210-7-7-7-175.97 23.49 22.76
210HAPPY ROCKY (S147)M. L. YeungC. W. Chang43114153662.752:02:667-5-5-5-275.69 23.73 23.24
39LE PANACHE (V369)D. WhyteT. P. Yung441174.12.552.752:02:678-10-10-8-376.21 23.45 23.01
47PO CHING TREASURE (S388)C. Y. HoC. Fownes48119202083.52:02:799-9-9-10-476.17 23.53 23.09
51GOOD DAYS (A333)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum6013344.825.52:03:116-8-8-9-576.01 23.69 23.41
62KING OF MONGOLIA (S414)N. CallanR. Gibson60133193776.52:03:275-6-6-6-675.73 23.69 23.85
78ROMANTIC JOURNEY (B107)M. ChadwickK. H. Ting48121111817.52:03:401-1-1-1-775.01 24.09 24.30
84GENERAL DINO (A193)K. TeetanD. Ferraris561298.62298.52:03:603-4-4-2-875.45 23.73 24.42
96FULL OF CHANCES (A284)U. RispoliT. P. Yung531265.85311 2:03:974-3-3-3-975.41 23.85 24.71
105MIDNITE PROMISE (S379)K. C. LeungF. C. Lor55128108.9425.52:06:292-2-2-4-1075.21 24.05 27.03
Sire:Henrythenavigator
Breed of the Winning Horse:HO HO FEEL
Dam:Minnie Deal
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 107
place 3 29.5
10 64.5
9 13.5
quinella 3-10 1324.5
quinella place 3-10 305
3-9 64
9-10 147
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 24.5
tierce 3-10-9 13068
trio 3-9-10 1438
first 4 3-7-9-10 3248
quartet 3-10-9-7 109478

Recap by phillip woo

Ho Ho Feel enjoyed a lovely run saving ground behind midfield to win going away 150m out. He was a Class Three horse in Class Four. Happy Rocky held on for second after poking his head in front 200m out following a midfield run. It was an improved run on his opening two starts with a return to Sha Tin. Le Panache could have finished second in the end but his mount was drifting under pressure with a late move down the outside from the rear of the field. He's racing well this term and there's a win in him at this level. Po Ching Treasure closed well to fill a Quartet spot after settling second last from a tricky gate. It was a good effort on the back of a front-running win last run at the Valley. Good Days ran on late from near the back to finish a non-threatening fifth. He's taking his time to hit form this term. Full Of Chances had little left in the tank over the last 150m after over-racing early on settling prominent on the fence. The 1,800m suits him better.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (109) - PIAGET EXCELLENT HANDICAP - Class 4 - 2000Meters

From the outside barrier, HO HO FEEL was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, MIDNITE PROMISE raced tight between FULL OF CHANCES and KING OF MONGOLIA which shifted in marginally.

This resulted in KING OF MONGOLIA and MIDNITE PROMISE bumping and causing KING OF MONGOLIA to shift out and inconvenience PO CHING TREASURE.

Rounding the Home Turn, HAPPY ROCKY raced in restricted room inside FULL OF CHANCES when improving into tight running inside that horse.

Passing the 350 Metres, GOOD DAYS was steadied when crowded for room between LE PANACHE and PO CHING TREASURE which at this time was attempting to shift to the outside of KING OF MONGOLIA which shifted out marginally before being taken out by HO HO FEEL.

In this incident, GOOD DAYS became unbalanced when bumped by PO CHING TREASURE.

PO CHING TREASURE was then shifted to the inside of KING OF MONGOLIA to obtain clear running.

Close to the finishing line, PO CHING TREASURE was awkwardly placed inside the heels of LE PANACHE (D Whyte) which shifted in under pressure, requiring D Whyte to stop riding and straighten LE PANACHE to prevent that horse from shifting in further and causing interference to PO CHING TREASURE.

Because of this, LE PANACHE was not ridden out all the way to the end of the race as it otherwise would be.

The performance of MIDNITE PROMISE, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, MIDNITE PROMISE will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

A veterinary inspection of MIDNITE PROMISE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

When questioned, C Y Ho stated that he was given similar instructions on how to ride PO CHING TREASURE as was the case at its last start when successful.

He said those instructions were to obtain a forward position and lead the race if circumstances permitted.

He said in accordance with his instructions he rode PO CHING TREASURE aggressively for some distance in the early stages, however, PO CHING TREASURE did not show sufficient speed to be able to cross a considerable number of horses which were positioned to its inside.

He said for this reason, passing the winning post on the first occasion, he steadied PO CHING TREASURE to obtain cover as he did not believe it was in the best interests for the horse to continue to be ridden along.

He said this resulted in PO CHING TREASURE racing much further back in the field than had been intended.

He added, despite being ridden back in the field, PO CHING TREASURE was still able to finish off the race strongly.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of FULL OF CHANCES, U Rispoli stated that as the horse was successful at its last start when ridden in a forward position, he was asked to ride the horse in a similar manner today.

He said he had to ride FULL OF CHANCES along for some distance in the early stages to obtain a forward position and it was not until after passing the winning post on the first occasion that he was able to clear GOOD DAYS to race closer to the rail.

He said as there were horses being ridden to hold their position around FULL OF CHANCES, he elected to allow those horses to cross and was able to obtain a trailing position behind ROMANTIC JOURNEY in the early stages.

He added FULL OF CHANCES travelled satisfactorily in the early and middle stages and quickened well rounding the Home Turn and in the early part of the Straight.

He said after momentarily racing in restricted room between MIDNITE PROMISE which was giving ground and ROMANTIC JOURNEY passing the 400 Metres, FULL OF CHANCES came under pressure and then did not finish off the race.

He said given that this was the first occasion that FULL OF CHANCES had raced over 2000 Metres, the only explanation he could offer for the horse's run was that it may have preferred being ridden off the speed to see whether it was able to run out the distance strongly.

A veterinary inspection of FULL OF CHANCES immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

The performance of FULL OF CHANCES, a last start winner, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, FULL OF CHANCES will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

LE PANACHE, HO HO FEEL and HAPPY ROCKY were sent for sampling.