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22 January 2014 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - CONNAUGHT HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1650M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:40.9
Sectional Time: 28.38 25.45 23.88 23.28

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16TWIN TURBO (M250)J. MoreiraY. S. Tsui531267.64.121:40.94-4-1-154.27 23.44 23.28
21ONE OF A KIND (M391)D. WhyteC. H. Yip601333.53.13N1:41.06-5-6-254.43 23.96 22.67
34BLOSSOM DAILY (M174)N. CallanC. Fownes54127204460.501:41.03-3-2-354.23 23.48 23.38
411OYSTER (L146)W. M. LaiC. W. Chang471201313112.251:41.312-12-11-454.83 24.00 22.53
512PANTHER RUN (L140)K. C. LeungK. W. Lui42113231092.501:41.311-11-10-554.79 23.96 22.64
67YEUNG SING (P001)M. DemuroA. Lee531269.81353.251:41.55-6-4-654.43 23.72 23.35
79GOOD THINKER (M127)C. Y. LuiP. F. Yiu491157.7813.251:41.52-2-5-754.15 24.08 23.29
83VERY WELL (M161)M. ChadwickD. Cruz56129113085.251:41.89-8-8-854.55 24.04 23.23
92JUN JU (N291)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip581315.86.549.251:42.48-9-7-954.63 23.80 24.04
105SPLENDID VICTORY (P034)N. PinnaA. T. Millard541272241710.751:42.71-1-3-1053.83 24.16 24.74
1110FLUKE (J061)G. MosseL. Ho4812119341012.751:43.07-7-9-1154.55 24.16 24.33
128LITTLE RAINFOREST (N101)O. DoleuzeC. S. Shum5012322451216.501:43.610-10-12-1254.75 24.12 24.76
Sire:Bertolini
Breed of the Winning Horse:TWIN TURBO
Dam:Ebony Pearl
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 41
place 6 19
1 14.5
4 101.5
quinella 1-6 70.5
quinella place 1-6 35.5
4-6 260.5
1-4 205.5
tierce 6-1-4 3907
trio 1-4-6 865
first 4 1-4-6-11 2279
quartet 6-1-4-11 60722
4th double (10-6) $170.0
4th double consulation (10-1) $17.5

Recap by phillip woo

Halving his quote with roll-up money, Twin Turbo travelled a distant fourth and one off the rails behind the slow pace of Splendid Victory, advanced with Blossom Daily underneath him to share the lead at the 500m, edged clear four deep at the 150m and held off the late surge of favourite One Of A Kind for the win. One Of A Kind recovered after a sluggish break to travel worse than midfield along the rails, peeled into the clear six deep soon after straightening and finished up willingly to make it close on the line. He's come right in his past two starts and won't be far off a winning run. Blossom Daily tracked the pace in third near the rails, rolled forward to share the lead at the 500m and grudgingly gave way late. Oyster made his run at the tail of the field from a wide gate, swung the final bend five deep and was doing some nice work late to edge Panther Run for a First-4 spot. Panther Run was travelling a position ahead of Oyster and two off the rails without cover, swung the final bend with two wider out and was hitting the line reasonably well. Like Oyster, he wasn't suited by the pace. Good Thinker stalked the leader, was back to fourth rounding the final bend three deep and was one-paced at the 200m. He had no excuses. Jun Ju made his run fourth from the rear and one off the rails, rounded the final bend with three wider out, and faded out at the 200m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (347)-CONNAUGHT HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650Metres

VERY WELL was slow to begin.

OYSTER, which became fractious just prior to the start being effected, began awkwardly.

When being steadied with a view to being taken across behind runners from the outside barrier, LITTLE RAINFOREST proved difficult to settle and got its head up on a number of occasions.

Shortly after the start, ONE OF A KIND, which began only fairly after being fractious in the barriers, was crowded for room along with JUN JU between TWIN TURBO and YEUNG SING which shifted in after being brushed by BLOSSOM DAILY.

Passing the 1600 Metres, ONE OF A KIND was awkwardly placed close to the heels of TWIN TURBO.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, GOOD THINKER shifted in of its own accord and made contact with the running rail.

Also passing the winning post on the first occasion, TWIN TURBO brushed the running rail when momentarily racing in restricted room inside BLOSSOM DAILY.

SPLENDID VICTORY proved very difficult to settle in the lead in the early and middle stages despite the efforts of its rider.

Passing the 600 Metres, VERY WELL was initially crowded for room inside ONE OF A KIND (D Whyte) which shifted in.

VERY WELL then continued to race tight inside ONE OF A KIND which near the 550 Metres was taken in slightly by YEUNG SING which shifted ground.

D Whyte was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he leaves comfortable racing room for runners to his inside in future.

Approaching the 200 Metres, JUN JU was bumped by OYSTER which shifted out.

Passing the 200 Metres, J Moreira (TWIN TURBO) dropped his left rein.

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

When questioned regarding the performance of JUN JU, Z Purton stated that his mount began very awkwardly and blundered.

He said after being crowded for room by runners to his outside shortly after the start, JUN JU was obliged to race back behind midfield.

He said JUN JU travelled strongly in the early and middle stages and when the pace of the race quickened after the 700 Metres JUN JU initially responded well to his riding.

He said however that JUN JU came under heavy pressure prior to the Home Turn and weakened in the early part of the Straight.

He added after becoming unbalanced when bumped by OYSTER, he eased the horse down over the final 150 Metres as it was well beaten at this time.

A veterinary inspection of JUN JU immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

The performance of JUN JU, which also proved difficult to load, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, JUN JU will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in an official barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

TWIN TURBO and ONE OF A KIND were sent for sampling.