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Race Results:

25 September 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - CHEUNG HONG HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1800M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:49.0
Sectional Time: 13.86 23.31 23.88 24.30 23.72

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
15VERY WELL (M161)K. C. LeungD. Cruz521235.69.141:49.01-1-1-161.05 24.30 23.72
27ACTIVISM (N260)K. TeetanD. Ferraris45118116.681.251:49.210-10-10-262.05 24.46 22.75
310SECRETARY OF STATE (N231)M. ChadwickD. Ferraris351117.68.911.751:49.38-7-7-361.53 24.82 23.00
42PRECISION ERA (P006)W. C. MarwingC. W. Chang591329.14.253.251:49.65-6-6-461.49 24.62 23.49
56MOBILE KING (P084)T. AnglandC. Fownes481214.6573.501:49.69-8-8-561.77 24.58 23.26
64SURE CHAMP (N013)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson521257.31123.501:49.64-5-4-661.33 24.74 23.54
79VIVA GUY (K318)K. C. NgL. Ho42110408235.751:49.97-9-9-761.85 24.66 23.48
88HONG KONG FAT (M099)T. H. SoK. W. Lui42113121097.751:50.33-2-2-861.21 24.78 24.31
93NAVEL ORANGE (P035)C. O'DonoghueY. S. Tsui571305.87.11091:50.46-4-3-961.29 24.34 24.86
101FORTUNE BRAVO (N054)Z. PurtonP. F. Yiu60133121369.251:50.52-3-5-1061.45 24.78 24.30
Sire:Medicean
Breed of the Winning Horse:VERY WELL
Dam:Muschana
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 5 91.5
place 5 26
7 24
10 31.5
quinella 5-7 390
quinella place 5-7 135.5
5-10 127
7-10 120
tierce 5-7-10 6106
trio 5-7-10 1028
first 4 2-5-7-10 1336

Recap by phillip woo

Very Well took 33 starts, but did finally breakthrough for a win with a step up to the 1,800m with a return to blinkers. He went straight to the front, stole a good break while turning the final bend two lengths on top and held on well, despite a diminishing margin over the final 100m. Fancied late, Activism made his run at the tail of the field, swung the final bend widest out and was eating up the ground late while tending to lay-out to be a sound second in his initial run at the Valley. He was suited by a genuine pace, but does appear to have come back an improved runner and can win this season. Secretary Of State settled midfield and on the rails, had to steady off an erratic Hong Kong Fat at the 600m to a position third from the rear, came one off upon straightening and finished up nicely for a placing, despite stepping up in grade. He looks a winning waiting to happen in Class Five over a route. Late-fancied favourite Precision Era held a position one off in midfield, shifted out three deep with cover at the 800m, swung the final bend with two wider out and made some ground late to just snare fourth in a blanket. Early favourite Mobile King settled third from the rear and one off the rails, turned the final bend with one wider out and made some ground late to just miss a First-4 spot.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (037)-CHEUNG HONG HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1800Metres

FORTUNE BRAVO shifted out at the start and bumped MOBILE KING.

After this, MOBILE KING was taken across behind runners.

ACTIVISM was also taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Near the 1500 Metres, VIVA GUY was steadied away from the heels of PRECISION ERA which, when being ridden along, got its head on the side and shifted in away from HONG KONG FAT.

At the 1300 Metres, MOBILE KING and ACTIVISM raced tight.

Passing the 600 Metres, SURE CHAMP was hampered when crowded for room inside HONG KONG FAT which got its head on the side and shifted in away from NAVEL ORANGE.

SECRETARY OF STATE, which was following, was hampered in consequence.

In this incident, FORTUNE BRAVO, which was following HONG KONG FAT, shifted out away from the heels of that horse and in doing so made contact with PRECISION ERA, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced.

Then near the 500 Metres, HONG KONG FAT continued to hang in away from NAVEL ORANGE and in doing so shifted in across the rightful running of SURE CHAMP which as a result was checked and lost its rightful running.

FORTUNE BRAVO and SECRETARY OF STATE, which were following HONG KONG FAT and SURE CHAMP respectively, were again hampered in this incident.

VIVA GUY was shifted out away from the heels of SECRETARY OF STATE and in doing so bumped ACTIVISM.

As the Stewards were of the opinion that this incident had been caused by HONG KONG FAT shifting in away from NAVEL ORANGE, no further action was taken.

For some distance after this incident, HONG KONG FAT continued to race with its head on the side and lay in.

After being shifted to the outside of runners at the entrance to the Straight, ACTIVISM then shifted out further under pressure.

VIVA GUY had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.

Near the 250 Metres, HONG KONG FAT raced tight inside PRECISION ERA which hung in under pressure.

For the majority of the race, NAVEL ORANGE travelled wide and without cover.

A veterinary inspection of FORTUNE BRAVO, NAVEL ORANGE and HONG KONG FAT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

PRECISION ERA, VERY WELL and ACTIVISM were sent for sampling.