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Race Results:

24 May 2017 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - HO CHUNG RIVER HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/y
Finish Time: 1:41.3
Sectional Time: 28.39 24.41 25.35 23.22

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn Running
16PLANET GIANT (T295)K. C. LeungR. Gibson271188.65.6121:41.32-1-1-1
21BORN TO RACE (T383)C. Y. HoC. Fownes401314.94.973.501:41.93-4-2-2
33AEROLUMINANCE (V213)Z. PurtonP. O'Sullivan381313.2353.751:41.99-10-7-3
47SPICY DOUBLE (T393)J. MoreiraK. L. Man261199.9161041:42.04-5-6-4
510KING OF SMARTS (S176)K. K. ChiongD. Cruz151082355851:42.11-3-5-5
65HIGH SPEED METRO (P293)N. CallanL. Ho3012327231151:42.111-11-9-6
79TELECOM BOOM (V144)H. W. LaiY. S. Tsui19113109.735.251:42.27-8-10-7
84GOLDEN PARTNERS (S286)C. SchofieldA. T. Millard37130111397.251:42.58-7-4-8
912PERFECT TIMING (T019)K. TeetanT. P. Yung13113152417.251:42.512-12-12-9
102TRUE COMMENT (S328)H. N. WongP. F. Yiu40126141227.751:42.66-6-8-10
1111ABLE TALENT (S446)K. C. NgNg Ting-keung14108569968.501:42.75-2-3-11
128OPTIMISM (S150)D. WhyteD. Ferraris23117141448.751:42.710-9-11-12
Sire:Red Giant
Breed of the Winning Horse:PLANET GIANT
Dam:Luz
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 56.5
place 6 18
1 18
3 15
quinella 1-6 140
quinella place 1-6 61
3-6 40
1-3 37
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 29.5
tierce 6-1-3 1053
trio 1-3-6 123
first 4 1-3-6-7 382
quartet 6-1-3-7 9815

Recap by phillip woo

Punted late Planet Giant kept up a strong gallop after going forward from a wide gate to lead 1,050m out for an overdue win after putting the writing on the wall from an awkward draw last-time out. He'll remain in the grade and can score another. Born To Race just held off favourite Aeroluminace following a one-out, one-back run to finish a distant second following a downgrade. It's only a matter of time before he salutes at this level. Aeroluminace ran on steadily after travelling three deep with cover worse than midfield. He might be better suited over a longer trip. Spicy Double made some ground travelling ahead of midfield with cover from a wide gate to fill a Quartet spot. He's not reliable. High Speed Metro made headway down the outside after settling second from the rear from a bad draw. He's much more effective over a longer trip. Golden Partners was never on the track and can be forgiven for the run. True Comment was disappointing yet again following a rail's run in midfield despite a downgrade.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (671)-HO CHUNG RIVER HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1650Metres

OPTIMISM began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped AEROLUMINANCE.

GOLDEN PARTNERS, SPICY DOUBLE and HIGH SPEED METRO were crowded for room on jumping between KING OF SMARTS which shifted out and PLANET GIANT (K C Leung) which shifted in a short distance after the start.

Then from a wide barrier, HIGH SPEED METRO was shifted across behind runners.

K C Leung was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground.

After passing the winning post on the first occasion, OPTIMISM and AEROLUMINANCE raced tight as a result of OPTIMISM laying out.

After this, OPTIMISM continued to lay out for the majority of the race.

Approaching the 1300 Metres, TELECOM BOOM was steadied away from the heels of SPICY DOUBLE (J Moreira) which shifted in when barely clear.

J Moreira was advised to ensure that he gives proper clearance when shifting ground.

In the early stages, ABLE TALENT was left racing wide and without cover and was allowed to stride forward to settle outside the lead passing the 1000 Metres.

For some distance approaching and passing the 1200 Metres, HIGH SPEED METRO proved difficult to settle and got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of AEROLUMINANCE.

Approaching the 900 Metres, GOLDEN PARTNERS was left racing wide and without cover.

Rounding the Home Turn, ABLE TALENT was momentarily awkwardly placed inside the heels of BORN TO RACE.

Shortly after straightening, TRUE COMMENT was shifted away from the heels of SPICY DOUBLE which shifted in away from the heels of KING OF SMARTS.

A veterinary inspection of TRUE COMMENT and GOLDEN PARTNERS immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

AEROLUMINANCE, PLANET GIANT and BORN TO RACE were sent for sampling.