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11 September 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 7 - BIG WAVE BAY HANDICAP

Class 2 - 1200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09.7
Sectional Time: 23.77 22.52 23.44

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110PERFECT FINISH (N176)H. W. LaiC. S. Shum80113181081:09.75-5-124.21 22.56 22.96
23BUNDLE OF LOVE (N324)C. Y. LuiJohn Size94122158.421.751:09.91-1-223.77 22.52 23.70
36LUCKY DOUBLE EIGHT (P212)Z. PurtonC. Fownes911262.82.591.751:10.010-9-324.73 22.60 22.69
45GOOD WORDS (L371)M. L. YeungA. S. Cruz92125117.3421:10.02-4-424.01 22.68 23.37
57WITHINMYHEART (M176)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung8612130411021:10.08-8-524.61 22.52 22.93
62BULLISH FRIEND (N333)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz971303.23.752.501:10.13-3-624.09 22.56 23.50
79NEW GLORY (K304)K. TeetanC. W. Chang811161012631:10.24-2-724.13 22.28 23.79
84FLYING COLOURS (J111)T. AnglandD. Cruz93128132935.251:10.56-6-824.29 22.64 23.63
98HOLIDAY SUN (J328)T. H. SoD. Cruz83116359975.751:10.67-7-924.61 22.48 23.55
1011WEALTHY FORTUNE (P324)C. K. TongK. L. Man8011356991111.501:11.59-10-1024.65 22.68 24.25
111IMPERIAL ROME (N012)A. SuboricsD. Ferraris9813311231ML1:24.111-11-1129.69 25.72 28.77
Sire:Orpen
Breed of the Winning Horse:PERFECT FINISH
Dam:Velvet Slipper
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 102.5
place 10 25.5
3 24
6 13.5
quinella 3-10 362.5
quinella place 3-10 101
6-10 60.5
3-6 57.5
tierce 10-3-6 2742
trio 3-6-10 386
first 4 3-5-6-10 419
6th double (12-10) $7539.5
6th double consulation (12-3) $1489.0
2nd double trio (1,3,12/3,6,10) $171039.0

Recap by phillip woo

Perfect Finish was nicely rated ahead of midfield and one off the rails, straightened five deep and responded nicely to get up 20m out for the victory to remain unbeaten under the guidance of Alex Lai Hoi-wing. Fancied late, Bundle Of Love led along the rails, cornered nearly two lengths on top and went down fighting. Favourite Lucky Double Eight switched off second from the rear from an awkward gate, swung the final bend widest out and made up a tonne of ground late to make it close for second. He's going places and will be better suited over a longer trip. Good Words settled one off the rails in second, eased back to fourth 600m out, reclaimed second approaching the 100m and was swamped late for a placing. He was in need of the run. Withinmyheart faded back from a wide gate, had only three beaten turning for home, shifted into the clear with two wider out at the 250m and ran on nicely to finish just outside the placings. Bullish Friend was on-and-off the bridle two deep in third, cornered four deep and only held his ground in the run to the wire. New Glory settled a distant fourth and three deep without cover after failing to muster under urging leaving the gate, rolled to second at the 600m and was giving way over the final 100m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (017)-BIG WAVE BAY HANDICAP - Class 2 - 1200Metres

IMPERIAL ROME stood flat-footed as the start was effected, lost a significant amount of ground and consequently tailed off throughout.

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

At the 1100 Metres, HOLIDAY SUN was steadied away from the heels of PERFECT FINISH (H W Lai) which shifted in when not properly clear.

H W Lai was reprimanded and advised to exercise more care.

Passing the 600 Metres, NEW GLORY, which throughout the race travelled wide and without cover, shifted in and brushed BULLISH FRIEND, resulting in that horse being awkwardly placed outside the heels of BUNDLE OF LOVE.

After the 500 Metres, BULLISH FRIEND became unbalanced after getting its head on the side and shifting in away from NEW GLORY.

When questioned regarding his riding of LUCKY DOUBLE EIGHT, Z Purton stated that he had been instructed, from barrier 9, to shift his mount across behind runners and it was anticipated that the horse may be able to obtain a position behind midfield.

He said in accordance with his instructions he commenced to shift LUCKY DOUBLE EIGHT across behind runners in the early stages.

He said near the 1000 Metres it appeared as though HOLIDAY SUN would shift across to race on the rail and therefore he rode LUCKY DOUBLE EIGHT along to take advantage of the position to its outside with the hope of obtaining a trailing position behind PERFECT FINISH.

He said however that HOLIDAY SUN got its head up and shifted out rounding the first turn and because of this that horse remained racing in a position one horse off the rail which resulted in LUCKY DOUBLE EIGHT racing in a three wide position.

He added approaching the 800 Metres he elected to steady LUCKY DOUBLE EIGHT and obtain a trailing position behind HOLIDAY SUN rather than racing unnecessarily wide.

He said he rode LUCKY DOUBLE EIGHT along prior to the Home Turn and shifted the horse directly to the outside in the early part of the Straight.

He added after allowing LUCKY DOUBLE EIGHT, which was having its third race start in Hong Kong, to become balanced in the early part of the Straight, he rode it along aggressively hands and heels until near the 100 Metres at which time he commenced to use the whip on the horse.

He said when placed under pressure in the Straight, the horse continued to finish off the race strongly and made ground all the way to the finishing line.

Z Purton was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, he must ensure that he fully tests his mounts in such a manner so as to leave no room for query.

LUCKY DOUBLE EIGHT, PERFECT FINISH and BUNDLE OF LOVE were sent for sampling.