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20 October 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 4 - HOUSTON HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1000M - B
Course: HV Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 0:57.5
Sectional Time: 12.69 21.61 23.24

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18SIGHT BELIEVER (P258)T. AnglandJohn Size501238.87.390:57.58-5-112.89 21.65 23.00
210BRILLIANT PROPOSAL (N392)D. WhyteD. Cruz49122111860.500:57.63-3-212.69 21.73 23.19
32CROESUS (M297)C. Y. LuiT. P. Yung601268.68.5101.250:57.710-10-313.13 21.85 22.78
49SUNNY PEARL (N434)Z. PurtonP. O'Sullivan50123131571.750:57.89-7-413.05 21.69 23.07
511OCEAN ROAR (N317)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson491225.4431.750:57.81-2-512.69 21.65 23.50
64WHISTLE BLOWER (P308)J. MoreiraC. S. Shum531262.42.222.250:57.82-1-612.69 21.61 23.59
71AMEDEO (K292)K. C. NgA. T. Millard60128153552.750:57.97-8-712.85 21.89 23.25
87FAIR WIND (P349)G. MosseK. L. Man50123365583.250:58.012-12-813.45 21.77 22.86
912JUN HAO (P209)C. Y. HoD. Hall44115309544.250:58.211-11-913.29 21.77 23.17
106CALL ME ACHIEVER (N134)N. PinnaY. S. Tsui501231818115.500:58.46-9-1012.81 22.05 23.54
113HEARTILY TALK (P091)H. W. LaiK. W. Lui5913050731100:59.15-4-1112.73 21.77 24.63
125ALWAYS WONDERFUL (P347)K. TeetanP. F. Yiu5012339901216.501:00.14-6-1212.69 22.01 25.47
Sire:Elusive City
Breed of the Winning Horse:SIGHT BELIEVER
Dam:Mac Five
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 73.5
place 8 22.5
10 40
2 21
quinella 8-10 305
quinella place 8-10 91.5
2-8 97
2-10 187.5
tierce 8-10-2 6341
trio 2-8-10 968
first 4 2-8-9-10 2025
3rd double (7-8) $512.0
3rd double consulation (7-10) $214.5
1st double trio (1,3,7/2,8,10) $403737.0

Recap by phillip woo

Nibbled at late in betting, Sight Believer settled fourth or fifth and one off the rails, shifted into the clear six deep at the 250m and finished nicely to claim victory 20m out. Brilliant Proposal was challenging for the lead until easing back to sit outside Sight Believer at the 500m, worked forward to settle outside the leaders approaching the final bend, went to the lead 150m out and just came up short. Croesus settled third from the rear from a wide gate, swung the final bend with two wider out and finished nicely to grab a placing in the final few metres. He'll come on for the effort. Sunny Pearl was allowed to find his legs fourth from the rear and near the rails, peeled into the clear with one wider out and ran on well to fill the frame. Ocean Roar settled second and one off after vying for the lead with favourite Whistle Blower, briefly drew level for the front at the 200m and only held his ground over the final 100m. Whistle Blower held the rails in a five-way go for the lead early on, continued at slick fractions while cornering a half-length on top and was running on flat over the final 100m in his initial run at the Valley. Fair Wind was making good ground late in an improved second-up performance.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (094)-HOUSTON HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1000Metres

After being loaded, SUNNY PEARL became fractious and reared.

Before being allowed to race again, SUNNY PEARL will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test.

FAIR WIND blundered and lost ground when crowded for room at the start between SUNNY PEARL which shifted out slightly and SIGHT BELIEVER which got its head on the side and shifted in.

When SIGHT BELIEVER was corrected, that horse shifted out and made contact with CROESUS which was racing tight inside CALL ME ACHIEVER.

Shortly after the start, AMEDEO became unbalanced when bumped on the hindquarters by JUN HAO which shifted out.

Approaching the 800 Metres, FAIR WIND lost its right hind plate.

Approaching the 600 Metres, CALL ME ACHIEVER commenced to race ungenerously, got its head up and lost ground after shifting out across the heels of BRILLIANT PROPOSAL which momentarily raced in restricted room inside ALWAYS WONDERFUL.

Close to the finishing line, CROESUS was awkwardly placed outside the heels of BRILLIANT PROPOSAL.

Because of this, CROESUS was not fully ridden out all the way to the finish.

Throughout the race, ALWAYS WONDERFUL travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on AMEDEO at the request of Trainer A T Millard.

The Veterinary Surgeon said this examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

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

A veterinary inspection of WHISTLE BLOWER and CALL ME ACHIEVER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

WHISTLE BLOWER, SIGHT BELIEVER and BRILLIANT PROPOSAL were sent for sampling.