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Race Results:

18 December 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - DUNDAS HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1000M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57.5
Sectional Time: 12.80 22.00 22.75

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
111HAPPY GOAL (N213)N. CallanL. Ho25120115.140:57.53-2-112.96 21.96 22.63
25SHANGHAI PIONEER (L252)K. C. LeungK. W. Lui3512753.610.750:57.65-6-213.08 22.12 22.48
39LUCKY RED (J059)D. WhyteNg Ting-keung331271311510:57.71-1-312.80 22.00 22.91
44HIGHLAND DRAGON (N265)N. PinnaS. Woods351298.11122.250:57.92-4-412.92 22.08 22.90
510RAY OF GOLD (N443)G. MosseY. S. Tsui311253047112.250:57.98-7-513.28 22.08 22.55
66GRACYTOM (L408)B. PrebbleW. Y. So341286.25.582.500:57.910-9-613.36 22.12 22.47
71NOVEL START (M255)M. L. YeungNg Ting-keung391318.17.993.500:58.16-3-713.12 21.84 23.14
73DIAMOND ANGEL (M212)W. M. LaiK. L. Man36130106.963.500:58.17-8-713.20 22.28 22.62
97YOUNG SUPREME (L074)A. SuboricsA. Lee34128172873.750:58.14-5-913.08 22.04 23.02
1012INFINITE COURAGE (P057)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz1611217321050:58.311-11-1013.52 22.28 22.57
112ORIENTAL FANTASIA (P269)K. TeetanY. S. Tsui371311934126.250:58.59-10-1113.28 22.40 22.85
WD8HIT A HOME RUN (N248)J. MoreiraJ. Moore331276.5----
Sire:Rusty Spur
Breed of the Winning Horse:HAPPY GOAL
Dam:Cape Klaire
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 11 51
place 11 18
5 14
9 33.5
quinella 5-11 68.5
quinella place 5-11 39
9-11 104.5
5-9 70
tierce 11-5-9 1865
trio 5-9-11 390
first 4 4-5-9-11 997

Recap by phillip woo

Sensationally-backed late, Happy Goal travelled sweetly third and one off the rails from a proper gate, straightened three deep and gained the upper hand 50m out for a maiden win at his 16th start. Firming favourite Shanghai Pioneer settled three back along the rails, cornered one off the rails, switched off heels for clear running 150m out and finished up nicely to grab Lucky Red close to home for second. He's better suited over the 1,200m. Lucky Red sped to the front from gate five, straightened a half-length on top and grudgingly gave way late. Highland Dragon enjoyed the gun run on the back of the leader and only held his ground along the rails in the drive home. He had no excuses. Ray Of Gold made his run worse than midfield and two off the rails with cover, swung the final bend with one wider out and was getting going late to just miss a First-4 spot. Gracytom eventually made his run behind midfield and one off the rails following some crowding soon after the start, straightened two-to-three deep and made some ground late without menacing. Diamond Angel made his run fourth from the rear and one off the rails, was caught behind a wall of horses five deep, switched into the clear 100m out and couldn't make an impact thereafter. Hit A Home Run was scratched at the gate.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (249)-DUNDAS HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1000Metres

After being loaded, HIT A HOME RUN became fractious and reared, dislodging its rider, J Moreira, and then sat down.

HIT A HOME RUN was removed from the barriers and examined by the Veterinary Officer who said the horse had struck its head on the front gates when it initially reared and according was not suitable to race.

Acting on this advice, the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of HIT A HOME RUN.

Before being allowed to race again, HIT A HOME RUN will be required to perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

INFINITE COURAGE began awkwardly and then shortly after the start was taken across behind runners.

GRACYTOM was checked a short distance after the start when crowded for room between NOVEL START and YOUNG SUPREME which, after initially shifting out of its own accord, was then taken out by DIAMOND ANGEL.

From the outside barrier, ORIENTAL FANTASIA was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Near the 850 Metres, SHANGHAI PIONEER was awkwardly placed close to the heels of HIGHLAND DRAGON.

When being steadied to obtain cover after the 800 Metres, YOUNG SUPREME proved very difficult to settle and got its head up on a number of occasions.

SHANGHAI PIONEER had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.

From approaching the 200 Metres until the 100 Metres, DIAMOND ANGEL was badly held up for clear running inside RAY OF GOLD and behind NOVEL START.

Over the concluding stages, HIGHLAND DRAGON was awkwardly placed inside the heels of LUCKY RED.

G Mosse, the rider of 5th placegetter, RAY OF GOLD, was found guilty of a charge of having failed to ride his mount out all the way to the end of the race to the satisfaction of the Stewards [Rule 100(2)].

G Mosse was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 2 January 2014 on which day he may resume race riding (3 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Sha Tin racemeeting on Saturday, 21 December 2013.

Throughout the race, NOVEL START travelled wide and without cover.

A veterinary inspection of DIAMOND ANGEL immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

HAPPY GOAL and SHANGHAI PIONEER were sent for sampling.