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Race Results:

4 July 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 4 - GLADIOLUS HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:10.1
Sectional Time: 23.42 22.84 23.84

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
111FORZA (N276)M. ChadwickY. S. Tsui47118107.321:10.14-3-123.66 22.84 23.60
24TRUE COURAGE (M394)C. Y. HoA. T. Millard581285.96.1411:10.23-4-223.66 22.88 23.72
310SIGHT BELIEVER (P258)M. L. YeungNg Bik-kuen491206.85.7811:10.25-6-323.94 22.80 23.53
42RIDE ON THE FIRE (M137)Z. PurtonC. Fownes6013315231121:10.42-2-423.46 22.84 24.12
53LUCKY GAINS (M230)H. W. LaiK. L. Man58129161752.501:10.59-9-524.38 22.92 23.22
612HAPPY HOMING (N182)C. W. WongC. H. Yip441159.714123.251:10.611-11-624.62 22.88 23.12
78O'HALO (N066)D. WhyteJohn Size50123142133.251:10.66-5-723.94 22.80 23.89
87SUGAR (P047)T. AnglandA. Schutz521253249103.251:10.612-10-824.62 22.84 23.18
99YOU ARE THE ONE (P015)T. BerryP. F. Yiu501232.82.3641:10.71-1-923.42 22.84 24.48
106MR AWARD (M065)T. H. SoL. Ho531231929941:10.77-7-1024.18 22.84 23.72
111JOLLY SPRING (P395)R. FourieT. W. Leung65133273715.751:11.08-8-1124.22 22.96 23.83
125JUN HAO (P209)C. K. TongD. Hall5512632997111:11.810-12-1224.50 23.16 24.20
Sire:Elusive City
Breed of the Winning Horse:FORZA
Dam:Yodel
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 11 73
place 11 24.5
4 17.5
10 20
quinella 4-11 260
quinella place 4-11 73.5
10-11 54.5
4-10 66.5
tierce 11-4-10 2088
trio 4-10-11 390
first 4 2-4-10-11 1636
3rd double (11-11) $589.5
3rd double consulation (11-4) $88.0
1st double trio (1,10,11/4,10,11) $51348.0

Recap by phillip woo

Forza was nicely rated on the back of the speed in third or fourth along the rails, rushed to the lead three deep at the 120m and edged clear to make it back-to-back wins, despite a return to Class Four following a cozy dirt success. True Courage enjoyed a one-out, one-back run, straightened five deep with every chance and just held off Sight Believer for second. Sight Believer settled midfield and one off the rails, swung the final bend six deep and was closing with every stride late to make it very close for the Quinella spot with a move to blinkers. Ride On The Fire tracked the leader You Are The One one off the rails in second, poked his head in front soon after straightening and lost a placing 50m out. Lucky Gains made his run third from the rear and one off the rails, rounded the final corner with one wider out and was hitting the line with purpose when the race was all but over. O'Halo enjoyed a soft run three back along the rails, cornered in four deep and only held his ground. Happy Homing was no closer than three deep without cover in the run second from the rear from gate 12, swung the final bend widest out and kept on passed beaten rivals.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (745)-GLADIOLUS HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Metres

In the Parade Ring, JOLLY SPRING, which was having its first start in Hong Kong tonight and which had not previously barrier trialed at Happy Valley, became fractious and after entering the track initially proved difficult to proceed to the Start.

Trainer T W Leung was advised that a warning would be placed on JOLLY SPRING in respect of parade ring manners.

JOLLY SPRING began only fairly.

From wide barriers, SUGAR and HAPPY HOMING were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

For some distance near the 700 Metres, TRUE COURAGE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of RIDE ON THE FIRE.

Passing the 250 Metres, HAPPY HOMING was shifted out away from the heels of LUCKY GAINS which shifted out after being awkwardly placed close to the heels of MR AWARD which shifted out after being struck with the whip.

After the 50 Metres, TRUE COURAGE was awkwardly placed outside the heels of FORZA which shifted out slightly under pressure.

Throughout the race, HAPPY HOMING travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of YOU ARE THE ONE, T Berry stated that after RIDE ON THE FIRE improved to its outside after the 1000 Metres, YOU ARE THE ONE would not settle and got its head up on a number of occasions when over-racing.

He said because of this YOU ARE THE ONE was not able to finish off its race as it did at its most recent start when successful.

A veterinary inspection of YOU ARE THE ONE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped.

YOU ARE THE ONE, FORZA and TRUE COURAGE were sent for sampling.