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Race Results:

19 June 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - BLACK'S LINK HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:41.1
Sectional Time: 27.30 24.23 25.77 23.80

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13REALLY THE BEST (M188)T. BerryD. Cruz38132119111:41.15-5-4-152.01 25.61 23.48
24NICKU (K389)M. L. YeungA. Lee361285.46.91N1:41.16-6-7-252.17 25.69 23.29
36FLYING KEEPER (M191)T. AnglandC. Fownes35129151980.751:41.27-7-6-352.33 25.49 23.39
410CASA JUNIOR (M366)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung281226.69.8100.751:41.21-1-1-451.53 25.77 23.92
55YUAN'S FORTUNE (L021)D. WhyteY. S. Tsui361308.75.260.751:41.29-8-9-552.45 25.65 23.13
612RAINBOW SEEKER (K300)K. C. NgS. Woods27114172851.501:41.33-3-2-651.73 25.77 23.82
72EPEE DE HUA (J307)C. Y. HoA. T. Millard38129221973.751:41.68-9-8-752.61 25.45 23.63
81FRIENDS OF YAN OI (M406)Y. T. ChengT. W. Leung391339.110341:41.72-2-3-851.69 25.89 24.14
99WIN ESPRIT (M404)T. H. SoA. Schutz341252248124.251:41.711-11-10-952.85 25.45 23.48
1011BILLION GAINS (M263)H. W. LaiL. Ho271194.43.446.251:42.14-4-5-1051.89 25.85 24.36
118MOUNT VICTORY (L033)A. SuboricsP. O'Sullivan34128275026.251:42.110-10-11-1152.73 25.61 23.76
127MEGA CASTLE (L333)C. Y. LuiK. L. Man341211010911.751:42.912-12-12-1253.21 25.61 24.15
Sire:Elusive City
Breed of the Winning Horse:REALLY THE BEST
Dam:Wishing Belle
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 90.5
place 3 31
4 23.5
6 57.5
quinella 3-4 436
quinella place 3-4 136
3-6 314.5
4-6 305
tierce 3-4-6 21856
trio 3-4-6 3104
first 4 3-4-6-10 5162

Recap by phillip woo

It was anybody's race at the 50m, but Really The Best got up in the final few strides to secure a fourt Class Five victory this season. Really The Best was posted four or five deep going into the first turn from a wide gate, slotted in ahead of midfield and one off the rails soon after, advanced three deep at the 500m, cornered in five deep and got up 30m out for a narrow win with money coming on late. Nicku settled midfield and on the rails, straightened three deep, briefly hit the front 50m out and was pipped in the shadows of the post. Flying Keeper found a position in midfield and one off the rails, straightened with three wider out and ran on steadily to make it close at the finish. Casa Junior worked hard from a wide gate to eventually lead at the 1,200m from Friends Of Yan Oi, straightened four deep with a length to spare and grudgingly gave way over the final 100m. Yuan's Fortune travelled behind midfield and near the rails after a sluggish break, shifted into the clear with two wider out at the 250m and was doing his best work late to just miss a placing. Friends Of Yan Oi led early on before handing up to Casa Junior at the 1,200m, stayed to the inside upon straightening and was plodding under a left whip over the final 150m, despite a drop in grade.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (704)-BLACK'S LINK HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1650Metres

YUANS FORTUNE began only fairly.

From the outside barrier, WIN ESPRIT was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Passing the 1500 Metres, BILLION GAINS shifted out and bumped RAINBOW SEEKER.

Near the 1300 Metres, BILLION GAINS was momentarily crowded for room between FRIENDS OF YAN OI and RAINBOW SEEKER which was taken in by CASA JUNIOR.

CASA JUNIOR was quickly corrected by its rider and shifted out to alleviate the tightening to its inside.

For a short distance after the 1200 Metres, NICKU raced in restricted room inside REALLY THE BEST.

Passing the 1000 Metres, BILLION GAINS was steadied away from the heels of FRIENDS OF YAN OI which got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of CASA JUNIOR (W M Lai) which steadied the tempo.

W M Lai was reprimanded and told to ensure that he does not abruptly reduce the tempo of races, thereby placing the riders behind him in difficulty.

Approaching the 800 Metres, FRIENDS OF YAN OI commenced to race keenly and had to be steadied away from the heels of CASA JUNIOR for some distance.

BILLION GAINS, which was following FRIENDS OF YAN OI and travelling keenly, shifted out away from the heels of that horse and in doing so bumped REALLY THE BEST, taking that horse wider.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, NICKU raced tight inside BILLION GAINS.

Rounding the Home Turn, NICKU was awkwardly placed inside BILLION GAINS.

Apprentice C Y Lui (MEGA CASTLE) dropped his whip passing the 250 Metres.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of BILLION GAINS, H W Lai stated that his mount was not suited by the tempo of the race in the middle stages.

He said when the pace slackened near the 1000 Metres, BILLION GAINS commenced to over-race and continued to race keenly until after the 500 Metres.

He said because of the manner in which BILLION GAINS travelled in the middle stages, the horse was then not able to finish off its race.

A veterinary inspection of BILLION GAINS immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

Before being allowed to race again, BILLION GAINS will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

A veterinary inspection of FRIENDS OF YAN OI and MEGA CASTLE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

BILLION GAINS, REALLY THE BEST and NICKU were sent for sampling.