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11 September 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 4 - SHEK O HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1650M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:40.8
Sectional Time: 27.17 23.56 25.14 24.93

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110HEART WOOD (M378)M. L. YeungL. Ho461176.64.111:40.81-1-1-150.73 25.14 24.93
212HONG KONG FAT (M099)T. H. SoK. W. Lui41112141160.751:40.97-7-7-251.57 25.10 24.25
39SHIFACHI TRADITION (L013)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson481211425110.751:40.99-9-9-351.81 24.98 24.16
43EURO SWIFTLY (K091)Z. PurtonK. L. Man551287.58.621.751:41.05-6-6-451.37 25.10 24.61
48MOBILE KING (P084)T. AnglandC. Fownes48121141671.751:41.06-5-5-451.37 25.02 24.69
66VERY WELL (M161)K. C. LeungD. Cruz521235.78.852.501:41.18-8-8-651.61 25.06 24.52
72MALHECHOR GOLD (M358)K. TeetanY. S. Tsui56129202882.751:41.212-12-12-752.29 25.06 23.88
85LUCKY GAINS (M230)H. W. LaiK. L. Man531241827122.751:41.211-10-10-851.97 25.18 24.09
91FORTUNE BRAVO (N054)C. Y. LuiP. F. Yiu601266.36.344.751:41.53-3-3-951.13 25.10 25.31
1011SUPER BRAND (M155)K. C. NgC. S. Shum421103488971:41.92-2-2-1050.89 25.18 25.85
117LITTLE RAINFOREST (N101)D. WhyteC. S. Shum5012363.738.251:42.14-4-4-1151.13 25.18 25.83
124TRES MAGNIFIQUE (L367)C. O'DonoghueD. Hall5412711231010.251:42.410-11-11-1252.09 25.26 25.07
Sire:My Halo
Breed of the Winning Horse:HEART WOOD
Dam:Amadi's Express
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 41.5
place 10 16.5
12 34.5
9 67.5
quinella 10-12 191.5
quinella place 10-12 74
9-10 164.5
9-12 367
tierce 10-12-9 7045
trio 9-10-12 1608
first 4 3-9-10-12 1713
8-9-10-12 2667
3rd double (9-10) $315.5
3rd double consulation (9-12) $154.5
1st double trio (5,6,9/9,10,12) $257756.0

Recap by phillip woo

Heart Wood had never placed in 13 starts and was zero for seven over this Valley trip, but went straight to the front from gate one, cornered in two deep and kept finding to win with money pouring in for him late. Another fancied late, Hong Kong Fat settled behind midfield and one off the rails, cornered in four deep behind a wall of horses, switched into the clear at the 200m and finished up nicely to scrape home ahead of Shifachi Tradition 20m out for second. Shifachi Tradition bided his time fourth from the rear and one off the fence, swung the final bend widest out and was doing some fine work late to make it tight at the line for second. Euro Swiftly made his run just ahead of midfield with Mobile King posted to his outside, bumped Fortune Bravo while coming out three deep at the 250m, worked to second at the 200m and was swamped late for a placing. Mobile King brushed with Fortune Bravo underneath him while straightening with two wider out and kept plugging away to finish up level for fourth. He's a better prospect over 1,800m at this course.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (014)-SHEK O HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650Metres

As the start was effected, MALHECHOR GOLD lifted its front feet off the ground and lost a considerable amount of ground.

Before being allowed to race again, MALHECHOR GOLD will be required to perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial.

From the outside barrier, LUCKY GAINS was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Despite being ridden along in the early stages, TRES MAGNIFIQUE was unable to muster speed and approaching the winning post on the first occasion was taken across behind runners to obtain a position close to the rail with cover.

Passing the 1400 Metres, SHIFACHI TRADITION got its head on the side and shifted out, resulting in LUCKY GAINS being steadied away from the heels of TRES MAGNIFIQUE which was shifting in.

At the 1300 Metres, EURO SWIFTLY was steadied away from the heels of LITTLE RAINFOREST (D Whyte) which shifted in when not properly clear.

D Whyte was advised to exercise care.

VERY WELL had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.

Passing the 400 Metres, EURO SWIFTLY and FORTUNE BRAVO bumped as EURO SWIFTLY shifted out from behind SUPER BRAND into clear running.

In this incident, FORTUNE BRAVO shifted out and made contact with MOBILE KING which was also inclined to shift ground inwards slightly.

HONG KONG FAT, which was following, was held up for clear running in consequence.

HONG KONG FAT continued to be held up for clear running until near the 200 Metres.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of LITTLE RAINFOREST, D Whyte stated that after having to make some use of LITTLE RAINFOREST in the early stages to take up a forward position as instructed, the horse was then able to obtain a good position behind the leader and the eventual winner HEART WOOD.

He said LITTLE RAINFOREST travelled only fairly for the major part of the race and came under pressure prior to the 400 Metres.

He added at this time LITTLE RAINFOREST did not show the same turn of foot as HEART WOOD and quickly came off the bridle and after this was disappointing in the manner in which it failed to finish off the race.

Mr C S Shum, the trainer of LITTLE RAINFOREST, stated that after a minor setback some weeks ago in which LITTLE RAINFOREST had a slightly elevated temperature, the horse had worked well subsequently and had pleased him in the manner in which it galloped on the turf last Monday.

He said based on this gallop he expected a forward showing from LITTLE RAINFOREST, however, in his opinion, the horse raced disappointingly.

A veterinary inspection of LITTLE RAINFOREST immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that HONG KONG FAT had lost its left front plate.

A veterinary inspection of FORTUNE BRAVO and TRES MAGNIFIQUE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

LITTLE RAINFOREST, HEART WOOD and HONG KONG FAT were sent for sampling.