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Race Results:

21 September 2011 - Happy Valley


Class 3 - 1000M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57.8
Sectional Time: 12.73 21.77 23.36

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12TOUCH GO (L254)B. PrebbleK. W. Lui761304.53.290:57.84-3-112.77 21.97 23.12
21SEA THE PEARLS (M281)K. C. NgC. H. Yip791237.21941.250:58.010-9-213.17 21.89 22.97
312STORM UNICORN (M311)Y. T. ChengT. W. Leung611133953121.500:58.111-11-313.53 21.77 22.80
44EVER BEAUTY (J161)C. Y. HoD. Cruz721216.95.161.500:58.11-2-412.73 21.97 23.40
57MONEYMAKER (M244)T. ClarkJohn Size671219.31352.750:58.39-10-513.09 22.13 23.08
65OCEAN WIDE (J132)M. ChadwickNg Ting-keung69121106.613.250:58.37-5-612.89 21.93 23.56
79LAGO EXPRESS (M262)G. CheyneA. T. Millard64118252573.500:58.42-1-712.73 21.77 23.92
88HAWTHORNE (L136)H. W. LaiP. F. Yiu651171310104.250:58.58-6-813.05 21.81 23.68
93PERFECT CHEERS (M341)O. DoleuzeC. Fownes75129813260:58.812-12-913.85 22.13 22.84
106OSCAR WONDER (M301)K. C. LeungK. L. Man681191217870:58.95-7-1012.89 22.09 23.99
1111HINYUEN PALADIN (L199)C. W. WongC. H. Yip631141226117.250:59.03-4-1112.73 22.05 24.26
1210SOLAR UP (K065)W. M. LaiC. W. Chang64116129.8314.501:00.26-8-1212.89 22.13 25.18
Sire:Lucky Story
Breed of the Winning Horse:TOUCH GO
Dam:Land Bound
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 32
place 2 16
1 47
12 118
quinella 1-2 376
quinella place 1-2 128
2-12 297
1-12 1220
tierce 2-1-12 17717
trio 1-2-12 4438
first 4 1-2-4-12 3454

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Touch Go rated nicely in fourth or fifth and one off the fence, swept to the lead three deep at the 250m and proved too good to score a first win at his 10th outing in his Happy Valley debut. Sea The Pearls made his run third from the rear and on the rails, inched closer entering the straight, straightened four deep and finished well to take second in a much-improved run with a drop in grade. Storm Unicorn was sluggish off the start and made his run second from the rear, hit the straight three deep and got going nicely late to snatch third from Ever Beauty at long odds. Ever Beauty prompted the pace underneath Lago Express, straightened two deep and was pipped late for a placing. Moneymaker was rated behind midfield and two deep, swung the final bend with one wider out and made a reasonable bid late in a promising debut performance. Ocean Wide was settled fifth in the run, straightened with every chance and came up one-paced over the final 100m. Lago Express faltered over the final 150m after dictating the run. Hawthorne was never a factor after a ground covering run. Perfect Cheers was not a factor after a slow break. Specked late, Solar Up had a rough run, getting steadied approaching the 500m and copping a sharp bump at the head of the straight, and can be forgiven for the run.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (032) - BEECH HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1000 Meters On arrival at the Start, HAWTHORNE had its bit adjusted.

HAWTHORNE was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

PERFECT CHEERS was slow to begin.

SEA THE PEARLS lost ground shortly after the start when crowded for room between SOLAR UP and MONEYMAKER which shifted in.

Also shortly after the start, HAWTHORNE, which began awkwardly, was steadied when crowded for room between HINYUEN PALADIN and TOUCH GO which shifted out after being bumped by OSCAR WONDER.

From the outside barrier, STORM UNICORN was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

When being crossed by TOUCH GO after the 700 Metres, SOLAR UP proved difficult to settle and got its head up on a number of occasions.

Then after the 600 Metres, SOLAR UP was checked away from the heels of TOUCH GO which itself was momentarily awkwardly placed inside the heels of HINYUEN PALADIN.

In this incident, SOLAR UP shifted out and made contact with OSCAR WONDER which became unbalanced when taken out towards the heels of HAWTHORNE.

MONEYMAKER, which was following SOLAR UP, was steadied in consequence.

Making the Home Turn, OCEAN WIDE (M Chadwick) was checked when attempting to obtain a doubtful run to the inside of EVER BEAUTY which was racing tight inside TOUCH GO.

When OCEAN WIDE was checked, SEA THE PEARLS was initially taken out and then shifted out further, resulting in SOLAR UP being severely checked when taken across the heels of HINYUEN PALADIN which was commencing to give ground.

When SOLAR UP was severely checked, it shifted out and made heavy contact with the hindquarters of OSCAR WONDER which as a result became badly unbalanced.

MONEYMAKER, which was following, shifted out abruptly when checked away from the heels of SOLAR UP and OSCAR WONDER.

M Chadwick was advised to ensure that there was sufficient room when attempting to improve into runs.

Shortly after entering into the Straight, EVER BEAUTY raced tight between TOUCH GO and LAGO EXPRESS.

Throughout the race, HAWTHORNE travelled wide and without cover.

A veterinary inspection of SOLAR UP after the race did not show any significant findings.

TOUCH GO and SEA THE PEARLS were sent for sampling.