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Race Results:

23 January 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - SPORTS ROAD HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.8
Sectional Time: 29.19 24.55 24.33 23.77

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13FORTUNE BRAVO (N054)A. SuboricsP. F. Yiu56130182061:41.82-2-2-153.98 24.37 23.49
29EASY AHEAD (K212)K. C. NgL. Ho4811516198N1:41.91-1-1-253.74 24.33 23.83
35AMBITIOUS TREASURE (J173)H. W. LaiC. S. Shum53125175742.251:42.13-3-3-353.98 24.45 23.75
410RECORD HIGH (K202)D. WhyteY. S. Tsui471219.74.612.251:42.14-5-5-454.22 24.61 23.35
511SURE CHAMP (N013)T. ClarkR. Gibson43117104.2122.501:42.211-11-8-554.82 24.25 23.15
67COOL BEAN (N076)G. MosseD. Cruz501244.74.7102.751:42.210-10-11-654.66 24.81 22.79
72TRAVEL GUIDE (K101)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip571313.64.923.251:42.36-7-7-754.46 24.57 23.34
86PLAIN RED BANNER (N327)O. DoleuzeP. F. Yiu53127133273.751:42.48-8-9-854.46 24.81 23.17
91COMMON GOAL (M167)B. PrebbleK. L. Man591338.810951:42.69-9-10-954.66 24.77 23.21
1012HEART OF GRACE (M398)C. K. TongC. Fownes42114479935.751:42.75-4-4-1054.22 24.41 24.11
118PRONOUNCED HONOUR (N313)T. AnglandP. O'Sullivan5012426991191:43.212-12-12-1154.90 24.65 23.71
124WIN ESPRIT (M404)N. CallanA. Schutz5412891159.501:43.37-6-6-1254.38 24.65 24.32
Sire:Gold Mine
Breed of the Winning Horse:FORTUNE BRAVO
Dam:Zipperup
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 203
place 3 44
9 52
5 108
quinella 3-9 1482
quinella place 3-9 419.5
3-5 740
5-9 824.5
tierce 3-9-5 49296
trio 3-5-9 5952
first 4 3-5-9-10 8904
4th double (4-3) $1278.5
4th double consulation (4-9) $244.0

Recap by phillip woo

Fortune Bravo was hustled out of the gates to lead and then enjoy the sit in second behind the slow pace of Easy Ahead, straightened three deep and got up 30m from the line for a third win over this Valley trip this season. Easy Ahead rolled forward from a tricky gate to lead and drop anchor at the 1,100m, cornered near two lengths on top and went down fighting as a clear-cut runner-up. Ambitious Treasure settled third and one off the fence in the run, too closer order in second at the 600m, rallied four wide upon straightening and kept whacking away to just hold Record High by a bob of heads for third. Record High parked on the back of the speed early on, before fading back to fifth and on the rails at the midway mark, straightened three deep and kept coming late to make it tight for third. Halving his quote late to jump favourite, Sure Champ settled fourth from the rear and three deep from the widest gate, swung the final bend widest out and was running on late to finish just outside the placings. Cool Bean was rated behind midfield and three deep, shuffled back with only one behind him approaching the final bend and was hitting the line well five deep. It was a nice effort in defeat on the back of a slow pace.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (338)-SPORTS ROAD HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650 Metres WIN ESPRIT, which was leaning on the outside of its stall, began awkwardly.

TRAVEL GUIDE also began awkwardly.

From wide barriers, both PRONOUNCED HONOUR and SURE CHAMP were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

For some distance approaching and passing the winning post on the first occasion, HEART OF GRACE proved very difficult to settle when being checked away from the heels of AMBITIOUS TREASURE.

Then near the 1300 Metres, HEART OF GRACE shifted out, resulting in WIN ESPRIT being taken wider.

After this, WIN ESPRIT travelled wide and without cover.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, TRAVEL GUIDE, which was proving difficult to settle, was steadied away from the heels of RECORD HIGH.

Passing the 900 Metres, PLAIN RED BANNER was steadied away from the heels of HEART OF GRACE which, after initially shifting out when continuing to prove difficult to settle, shifted back in marginally.

Passing the 600 Metres, PLAIN RED BANNER was crowded for room between RECORD HIGH which got its head on the side and shifted out and WIN ESPRIT which shifted in slightly.

Approaching the 100 Metres, TRAVEL GUIDE (Z Purton) was shifted to the outside of the heels of RECORD HIGH (D Whyte) when disappointed for running inside that horse.

As TRAVEL GUIDE was attempting to improve to the outside of RECORD HIGH, that horse also shifted out, resulting in TRAVEL GUIDE being taken out and causing COMMON GOAL to be steadied when crowded for room inside COOL BEAN.

In the circumstances, both Z Purton and D Whyte were advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.

Over the concluding stages, TRAVEL GUIDE raced tight inside COOL BEAN which shifted in.

Because of this, TRAVEL GUIDE was not able to be ridden out.

An inquiry into the reason for PLAIN RED BANNER being hampered near the 500 Metres was adjourned until prior to the Sha Tin racemeeting to be conducted on Sunday, 27 January 2013.

A veterinary inspection of COMMON GOAL after the race did not show any significant findings.

SURE CHAMP, FORTUNE BRAVO and EASY AHEAD were sent for sampling.