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Race Results:

23 November 2011 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:39.9
Sectional Time: 27.58 23.89 24.84 23.64

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11GREAT RENOWN (K359)D. WhyteR. Gibson591332.42.881:39.99-9-8-152.59 24.36 23.00
29SUISSE D'OR (L195)G. CheyneA. Schutz461202527102.751:40.44-5-5-251.95 24.60 23.85
36LUCKY CHEVALIER (M113)Z. PurtonD. Ferraris511254.64.322.751:40.45-4-4-351.87 24.68 23.86
412GOLDEN BOY (J263)M. L. YeungC. W. Chang411108.71334.751:40.61-2-1-451.51 24.80 24.38
53HOW WONDERFUL (K397)C. Y. HoA. T. Millard54123261555.251:40.712-12-12-553.27 24.24 23.26
65COMPACT YARN (K377)N. CallanP. F. Yiu511251510125.501:40.83-3-3-651.63 24.80 24.39
74MARK GOOD (M005)T. ClarkS. Woods53127111145.751:40.811-10-10-752.87 24.28 23.72
87SPEEDY WARRIOR (J077)K. C. LeungT. W. Leung50121485066.501:41.08-8-9-852.51 24.56 23.93
98BESPOKE MASTER (L227)K. C. NgC. H. Yip49113139.499.751:41.510-11-11-952.87 24.40 24.23
102JOHN DORY (M009)O. DoleuzeJohn Size591332413711.251:41.76-7-7-1052.27 24.60 24.86
1111AMAZING FORTUNE (H235)H. W. LaiK. W. Lui431153375111.751:41.87-6-6-1152.23 24.60 24.99
1210REAL DRAGON (M144)G. MosseA. S. Cruz45119141811121:41.82-1-2-1251.47 24.88 25.51
Breed of the Winning Horse:GREAT RENOWN
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 28.5
place 1 14
9 64.5
6 16.5
quinella 1-9 438.5
quinella place 1-9 155
1-6 32
6-9 165.5
tierce 1-9-6 1913
trio 1-6-9 360
first 4 1-6-9-12 591

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Great Renown was patiently ridden fourth from the rear and one off the fence, picked up the tempo at the 500m, rounded the final bend six wide and quickened nicely to win going away 100m out. Suisse D'Or was posted deep early on near the speed after a sluggish break, before slotting fifth and one off the fence at the 1,200m, cornered in under pressure five wide, briefly put his head in front at the 150m and out-dueled Lucky Chevalier in the final 50m for second. Lucky Chevalier enjoyed the run of the race in fourth along the fence, straightened two deep and kept on reasonably well for a placing with every chance. Golden Boy was pestered on the speed to his outside by Real Dragon at the 1,100m, reclaimed the lead from that one at the 600m, straightened in front by a length and gave way over the final 100m. How Wonderful swung widest upon straightening, was still last at the 250m and finished well without threatening with a ton of money late. Compact Yarn rallied four wide upon straightening and couldn't keep up the gallop to contend over the final 100m. Mark Good only passed beaten runners late. He's looking for a further trip. Bespoke Master was posted three deep and fourth from the rear with some cover, straightened ahead of one and only passed beaten runners late with money coming on late. Real Dragon knocked up badly in the straight run after failing to clear for the lead at the 1,100m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (187) - LOMOND HANDICAP (Sec 1) - Class 4 - 1650 Meters HOW WONDERFUL was slow to begin.

JOHN DORY shifted in shortly after the start and bumped SPEEDY WARRIOR, causing both horses to become unbalanced.

When being steadied in the early stages, BESPOKE MASTER proved difficult to settle and got its head up on a number of occasions.

Near the 1200 Metres, SUISSE D!|OR, which was proving difficult to settle when awkwardly placed close to the heels of REAL DRAGON, and COMPACT YARN bumped.

Near the 250 Metres, REAL DRAGON, which was commencing to give ground, was tightened when crowded for room between COMPACT YARN and LUCKY CHEVALIER which shifted to the outside of GOLDEN BOY into clear running.

When questioned, G Moss?m stated that as is usual, he was instructed to obtain a forward position on REAL DRAGON.

He said in the early stages he had to make some use of the horse, from barrier 11, to obtain a forward position as instructed.

He said after passing the winning post on the first occasion he observed GOLDEN BOY being ridden along to hold a position inside REAL DRAGON and as he felt that that horse was being ridden along to maintain the lead, he elected to steady REAL DRAGON and sit off that horse.

He said however that passing the 1200 Metres GOLDEN BOY was heavily restrained by its rider and as REAL DRAGON was travelling strongly, he elected to allow REAL DRAGON to improve its position rather than restrain the horse.

He added as he did this GOLDEN BOY was again ridden along to maintain its position inside REAL DRAGON, however, as he had allowed his mount to improve its position near the 1000 Metres, REAL DRAGON then did not relax and consequently raced at a quicker tempo than he had hoped.

He said he was aware of the tempo of the race, however, the circumstances resulted in him not being able to steady the speed on REAL DRAGON.

G Moss?m was advised that whilst his evidence had been supported by the video, nonetheless he should, wherever circumstances permit, ensure that he rides his mounts in such a manner so that they are able top finish off the race.

A veterinary inspection of REAL DRAGON after the race did not show any significant findings.

GREAT RENOWN and SUISSE D!|OR were sent for sampling.