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Race Results:

13 March 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - O'BRIEN HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1000M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57.4
Sectional Time: 12.80 21.66 22.99

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18CREATIVE UNION (M338)R. FourieT. W. Leung311245.85.330:57.47-4-113.16 21.62 22.67
26ASMODAI (M101)K. C. NgNg Bik-kuen3412063.550.750:57.54-1-212.92 21.54 23.13
310MARVEL PLUS (L281)M. L. YeungA. Lee251168.27.911.500:57.73-3-312.92 21.78 23.01
47BOLD TACK (L397)D. WhyteK. W. Lui31124131071.750:57.71-2-412.80 21.78 23.15
52INFINITE COURAGE (P057)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz381298.9922.750:57.98-6-513.20 21.74 22.96
611BARCELONA TOO (N093)T. H. SoD. Ferraris20110112093.250:57.99-8-613.28 21.94 22.76
71DIAMOND KNIGHT (K311)U. RispoliS. Woods401334.16440:58.110-9-713.40 21.98 22.72
85TIPPERARY DAVOR (N301)C. K. TongNg Ting-keung371284699124.250:58.112-12-813.64 21.98 22.52
93GOOD SMILE (K360)H. W. LaiL. Ho371281822104.750:58.25-7-913.04 22.02 23.15
104HANNIBAL BARCA (M367)T. ClarkP. O'Sullivan371302530115.500:58.311-11-1013.44 22.02 22.86
119FORTUNE TERRITORY (N272)C. Y. HoC. S. Shum30120111166.250:58.46-10-1113.16 22.26 23.04
1212FAIRY DRAGON (L018)Y. T. ChengD. Hall15115295587.750:58.72-5-1212.84 22.02 23.85
Sire:Librettist
Breed of the Winning Horse:CREATIVE UNION
Dam:Giusina Mia
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 53.5
place 8 17
6 15
10 25
quinella 6-8 83
quinella place 6-8 42.5
8-10 77
6-10 41.5
tierce 8-6-10 797
trio 6-8-10 153
first 4 6-7-8-10 436

Recap by phillip woo

Punted late, Creative Union rated nicely fourth and one off the rails, peeled five wide upon straightening and took control 100m out for a second win from his past three starts. He'll remain in the grade and may be able to chalk up another. Firming favourite Asmodai punched through to lead at the 600m, cornered just over a length on top and went down fighting as a clear-cut runner-up. Marvel Plus enjoyed the gun run, came one off upon straightening and wore down Bold Tack in the shadows of the post for third. Bold Tack led one-to-two off the rails, before taking the sit outside Asmodai, moved to second at the 300m and kept on evenly over the final 100m. Infinite Courage settled midfield and on the rails, swung the final bend four deep and made some ground late without menacing with a drop in grade. He may be better suited over a longer trip. Barcelona Too settled worse than midfield and one off the rails, turned the final bend five deep and made some progress late. Diamond Knight made his run third from the rear along the rails after a slow break, came two off upon straightening and was never a danger, despite a drop in grade and move to the Valley.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (453)-O'BRIEN HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1000Metres

DIAMOND KNIGHT was slow to begin.

GOOD SMILE and HANNIBAL BARCA bumped at the start.

After this, HANNIBAL BARCA, from a wide barrier, was taken across behind runners.

BARCELONA TOO began awkwardly and then despite being ridden along failed to muster speed.

Near the 650 Metres, DIAMOND KNIGHT got its head up and raced ungenerously for a short distance when awkwardly placed inside the heels of BARCELONA TOO.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, DIAMOND KNIGHT got its head on the side and hung out and near the 500 Metres was steadied away from the heels of BARCELONA TOO.

FORTUNE TERRITORY hung out rounding the Home Turn.

Throughout the race, FAIRY DRAGON travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

A veterinary inspection of DIAMOND KNIGHT immediately following the race revealed the horse to be lame in its right front leg.

Before being allowed to race again, DIAMOND KNIGHT will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

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

CREATIVE UNION and ASMODAI were sent for sampling.