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Race Results:

20 February 2019 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - FANLING HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09:87
Sectional Time: 23.74 22.90 23.23

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18TRENDIFUL (S185)C. Y. HoK. H. Ting321247.47.171:09:872-2-123.90 22.90 23.07
21SHOW MISSION (T436)Z. PurtonC. W. Chang371315.36.161.751:10:178-6-224.70 22.62 22.85
32WINNING CIRCLE (B275)C. SchofieldJ. Moore37131111222 1:10:193-3-324.06 22.90 23.23
44RAICHU (V414)K. TeetanD. Ferraris351294.34.842.51:10:285-5-424.34 22.82 23.12
512THE HAPPY BUNCH (B121)M. F. PoonC. S. Shum241157.34.113 1:10:331-1-523.74 22.90 23.69
63KEEP GOING (B231)C. WongY. S. Tsui331201132103.251:10:414-4-624.22 22.90 23.29
76PERFECT CHOICE (A216)M. ChadwickR. Gibson34128128.695.51:10:7711-9-724.94 22.62 23.21
85NASHASHUK (V143)S. De SousaJohn Size341281419128.751:11:2810-10-824.90 22.74 23.64
911OUR HONOUR (S324)T. H. SoL. Ho28120161459.251:11:359-11-924.70 22.98 23.67
1010HAPPY SOUND (V107)M. HarleyC. Fownes30124131139.251:11:366-8-1024.42 23.06 23.88
119MONEY MARSHAL (B134)M. L. YeungP. O'Sullivan3112333531110.751:11:597-7-1124.58 22.86 24.15
127REAL GIANT (B382)H. N. WongD. Hall331244099810.751:11:6112-12-1225.06 22.82 23.73
Sire:Sandtrap
Breed of the Winning Horse:TRENDIFUL
Dam:Allaboutme
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 71.5
place 8 25
1 18.5
2 40.5
quinella 1-8 174.5
quinella place 1-8 62
2-8 164.5
1-2 107.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 21.5
tierce 8-1-2 3671
trio 1-2-8 656
first 4 1-2-4-8 293
quartet 8-1-2-4 8276

Recap by phillip woo

Trendiful easily notched a second win this term after taking control 180m out racing nicely under his own steam one-off in second behind the leader The Happy Bunch. He's hit and miss but it wasn't a strong contest. Show Mission ran on steadily near the inside travelling behind midfield on the fence to grab second 60m out. Winning Circle kept on gamely for a placing following a box-seat run. He had every chance but does appear from his past two to be near a bottom. Early favourite Raichu kept grinding away without menacing following a handy run on the fence. He's honest but has trouble winning. Plunged late to jump favourite The Happy Bunch was collared in the final few strides for fourth after turning the final bend near two lengths on top. He remains zero-from-16 and is not one to take at short odds. Perfect Choice got too far back from an awkward gate in a leader's dominated race.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (434) - FANLING HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1200Meters

FIRE AND GOLD was withdrawn on 19.2.19 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter KEEP GOING (Apprentice C Wong).

Before being allowed to race again, FIRE AND GOLD will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

WINNING CIRCLE began only fairly.

PERFECT CHOICE was crowded for room on jumping between KEEP GOING and REAL GIANT which shifted out after beginning only fairly.

SHOW MISSION was crowded for room on jumping between OUR HONOUR and TRENDIFUL, both of which shifted a minimal amount of ground.

In this incident, TRENDIFUL became unbalanced when bumped on the hindquarters by SHOW MISSION.

From the outside barrier, NASHASHUK was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

After being steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover, MONEY MARSHAL commenced to prove difficult to settle passing the 900 Metres and got its head up when momentarily awkwardly placed outside the heels of HAPPY SOUND.

After this, MONEY MARSHAL was left racing wide and without cover.

Passing the 1100 Metres, RAICHU was awkwardly placed close to the heels of OUR HONOUR which was steadied to obtain cover.

Near the 750 Metres, NASHASHUK shifted out abruptly when proving difficult to settle and awkwardly placed close to the heels of OUR HONOUR.

Passing the 500 Metres, OUR HONOUR and NASHASHUK raced tight as OUR HONOUR shifted to the outside of HAPPY SOUND.

Rounding the Home Turn, HAPPY SOUND lay out and raced tight inside MONEY MARSHAL.

WINNING CIRCLE got its head on the side and lay in passing the 300 Metres.

Approaching the 200 Metres, RAICHU momentarily raced tight outside WINNING CIRCLE which shifted out.

Near the 50 Metres, KEEP GOING shifted in and raced tight outside RAICHU.

Both M Harley (HAPPY SOUND) and H N Wong (REAL GIANT) were spoken to regarding using the whip on their respective mounts when out of contention.

When questioned, M Harley stated that he was asked to attempt to take up a forward position on HAPPY SOUND, however, if the horse did not show sufficient speed to obtain a forward position, he should attempt to have it in no worse than midfield.

He said after HAPPY SOUND began well, in accordance with his instructions, he rode his mount along, however, HAPPY SOUND did not show enough speed to be able to obtain a position with the leaders.

He said he therefore was able to obtain a trailing position behind TRENDIFUL and outside WINNING CIRCLE making the turn near the 1000 Metres.

He said he intended to maintain this position, however, HAPPY SOUND was not travelling well after the 1000 Metres and he believed he would have had to make significant use of the horse to continue to maintain the position behind TRENDIFUL.

He said because HAPPY SOUND was not able to show as much early speed as had been hoped, this allowed KEEP GOING the opportunity to obtain the position behind TRENDIFUL and in advance of HAPPY SOUND.

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

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

THE HAPPY BUNCH, TRENDIFUL and SHOW MISSION were sent for sampling.