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20 November 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - GRAYBURN HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1000M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57.5
Sectional Time: 12.69 21.72 23.11

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11SIGHT BELIEVER (P258)T. AnglandJohn Size5813321.830:57.52-1-112.69 21.72 23.11
28BRILLIANT PROPOSAL (N392)D. WhyteD. Cruz5112644.571.750:57.87-9-213.01 22.12 22.67
310MIGHT AND VISION (S057)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz471202431120:57.86-4-312.97 21.64 23.23
42D DAY SUPER (M158)O. DoleuzeC. S. Shum57132141423.250:58.010-6-413.17 21.68 23.21
55LOVELY BOY (N322)Z. PurtonC. Fownes541296.16.583.500:58.01-2-512.69 21.76 23.62
69CALL ME ACHIEVER (N134)G. MosseY. S. Tsui50125208.9123.750:58.14-3-612.85 21.72 23.56
711P J HALL (P216)M. L. YeungD. Hall411144651105.250:58.38-10-713.09 22.28 22.98
812FIERY RAIDER (M318)C. K. TongW. Y. So40113385466.250:58.511-11-813.21 22.44 22.89
96FIERY FOUR BY FOUR (S067)N. CallanP. F. Yiu52127659996.750:58.69-7-913.13 21.84 23.64
104MASSIVE (P331)T. H. SoL. Ho551285199119.500:59.03-8-1012.81 22.20 24.02
117NATURAL TEAM (P257)C. Y. HoK. L. Man5212525444100:59.112-12-1113.41 22.48 23.23
123SUNSHINE KID (M080)A. SuboricsC. W. Chang5713233495110:59.25-5-1212.85 21.84 24.60
Sire:Elusive City
Breed of the Winning Horse:SIGHT BELIEVER
Dam:Mac Five
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 18.5
place 1 10.1
8 15.5
10 55.5
quinella 1-8 59
quinella place 1-8 23
1-10 87
8-10 153.5
tierce 1-8-10 896
trio 1-8-10 276
first 4 1-2-8-10 390
1st double (7-1) $73.0
1st double consulation (7-8) $22.5

Recap by phillip woo

Sight Believer was confidently ridden on the speed along the rails with Lovely Boy parked to his outside, drew a length clear at the 700m and kept up a strong gallop to live up to his short quote and register a second win from his past three starts. Brilliant Proposal was posted three deep until easing back to make his run along the rails behind midfield at the 600m, bumped with Fiery Four By Four when pulling out four deep for a clear run passing the 300m and finished up nicely when pulling off heels at the 200m to claim second 20m out. He's ready to salute the judge when next stepping out over this trip. Might And Vision paraded nicely in the paddock and produced on the course as well when holding on gamely following a run fore of midfield and one off the rails for a placing in a much-improved effort with a switch to the Valley. D Day Super settled along the rails in midfield, came one off upon straightening and scrambled in to snatch fourth, despite being held up from the 200m until the late stages. Lovely Boy was out vying for the lead, was still holding second until giving way 100m out. Plunged late, Call Me Achiever was posted without cover in third from the widest gate, straightened with two wider out and came up one-paced over the final 150m following the hard run. He needs to draw a gate. P J Hall settled third from the rear and one off the rails and made a mild bid near the inside without menacing.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (176)-GRAYBURN HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1000Metres

NATURAL TEAM began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of SIGHT BELIEVER.

D DAY SUPER began awkwardly.

FIERY FOUR BY FOUR began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of LOVELY BOY.

A short distance later, FIERY FOUR BY FOUR was steadied and taken across behind runners when crowded for room between LOVELY BOY and P J HALL which shifted in marginally when being ridden along.

D DAY SUPER momentarily had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight when awkwardly placed close to the heels of MIGHT AND VISION.

D DAY SUPER was again unable to obtain clear running over the final 150 Metres and because of this was not able to be properly tested.

P J HALL lost its left hind plate at the 250 Metres.

Close to the finishing line, P J HALL was awkwardly placed close to the heels of CALL ME ACHIEVER.

Throughout the race, CALL ME ACHIEVER travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, D Whyte stated that he had been instructed to obtain a forward position on BRILLIANT PROPOSAL if possible.

He said it had been hoped that BRILLIANT PROPOSAL would begin well and show sufficient pace to cross SUNSHINE KID to its inside and race outside SIGHT BELIEVER which was anticipated to also take up a forward position.

He said he rode BRILLIANT PROPOSAL along in the early stages, however, it soon became apparent to him that SUNSHINE KID was being vigorously ridden along and that BRILLIANT PROPOSAL would not have sufficient speed to cross that horse.

He said when he also observed that LOVELY BOY being ridden along to his outside, he elected to steady BRILLIANT PROPOSAL with a view to obtaining a trailing position behind SUNSHINE KID.

He added as he was doing this, FIERY RAIDER was being ridden along to improve its position to his inside and he was unable to immediately shift in behind SUNSHINE KID as BRILLIANT PROPOSAL took some time to come back and be positioned to shift in behind that horse.

He said near the 800 Metres he attempted to shift in behind SUNSHINE KID, however, he then became aware that FIERY FOUR BY FOUR was improving its position into tight running between BRILLIANT PROPOSAL and FIERY RAIDER and he felt that had he continued to shift in, he would have caused interference to both FIERY FOUR BY FOUR and FIERY RAIDER.

He said because of these circumstances BRILLIANT PROPOSAL raced further back than had been intended and he was not able to shift in to a two wide position following SUNSHINE KID.

He added after the 700 Metres BRILLIANT PROPOSAL travelled keenly and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of MASSIVE.

He said when FIERY FOUR BY FOUR improved its position making the first turn at the 600 Metres, he elected to shift in behind that horse to a position on the rail following D DAY SUPER to save ground.

He said BRILLIANT PROPOSAL was able to make up good ground rounding the Home Turn and he was able to shift to the outside of D DAY SUPER immediately on straightening.

He said after the 300 Metres BRILLIANT PROPOSAL became unbalanced after being bumped on the hindquarters by FIERY FOUR BY FOUR and after this closed off the race strongly.

After considering D Whyte's evidence and viewing the videos, the Stewards accepted the explanation tendered by D Whyte and took no further action.

When questioned, N Callan (FIERY FOUR BY FOUR) stated that his mount raced greenly throughout the race and rounding the Home Turn got its head on the side and lay out.

He said whilst it was available for him to shift to the outside of SUNSHINE KID, a horse he had been following at the entrance to the Straight, he felt that, given the manner in which FIERY FOUR BY FOUR had raced, there was a likelihood that the horse would shift out considerable ground and for this reason he elected to obtain a run to the inside of SUNSHINE KID as he felt that the horse would be more likely to close off its race if able to have a horse to its outside.

He said as he committed to shift to the inside of SUNSHINE KID, that horse shifted in slightly when commencing to give ground and at the same time BRILLIANT PROPOSAL had shifted out around the heels of D DAY SUPER.

He said because of this FIERY FOUR BY FOUR made heavy contact with the hindquarters of BRILLIANT PROPOSAL.

He added a short distance later SUNSHINE KID commenced to give ground and he was obliged to check FIERY FOUR BY FOUR when disappointed for running between SUNSHINE KID and BRILLIANT PROPOSAL.

N Callan was advised that his explanation was accepted, however, he was told to exercise more care when shifting ground so as to prevent causing interference to other runners and also his own mounts.

SIGHT BELIEVER and BRILLIANT PROPOSAL were sent for sampling.