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Race Results:

5 February 2014 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 3 - PERCIVAL HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1800M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:50.3
Sectional Time: 13.53 22.78 24.70 24.92 24.37

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18OXFORD CHARLEY (P266)N. CallanS. Woods50122101211:50.34-5-5-161.65 24.80 23.85
23SUPER STRIKE (L393)T. AnglandA. Schutz5813013184N1:50.38-6-6-261.73 24.88 23.74
31HEI HEI POSH (M390)J. MoreiraC. S. Shum591314.25.310N1:50.39-10-10-362.21 24.52 23.63
47SURE CHAMP (N013)B. PrebbleR. Gibson51123233490.501:50.310-9-9-462.13 24.76 23.48
510REAL GENERAL (M086)K. C. NgC. H. Yip47114202180.751:50.43-2-2-561.25 24.84 24.32
64VERY WELL (M161)C. Y. LuiD. Cruz54119118.571.251:50.51-1-1-661.01 24.92 24.59
79FORTUNE BRAVO (N054)M. DemuroP. F. Yiu481207.44.121.751:50.65-4-4-761.49 24.84 24.27
85EAGLE SPIRIT (L326)K. C. LeungA. Schutz53123202032.751:50.77-7-7-861.89 24.80 24.05
92HO HO LIFE (L209)D. WhyteW. Y. So591314.84.665.501:51.16-8-8-961.97 24.92 24.30
1011ZACHARY (N146)A. SuboricsK. W. Lui46119105.456.251:51.32-3-3-1061.37 24.92 25.02
WD6FLYING IBIS (P023)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson531256.9-----
Sire:Lemon Drop Kid
Breed of the Winning Horse:OXFORD CHARLEY
Dam:La Sarto
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 120
place 8 30.5
3 42
1 18
quinella 3-8 889
quinella place 3-8 217.5
1-8 88
1-3 104
tierce 8-3-1 7705
trio 1-3-8 1302
first 4 1-3-7-8 4638
2nd double (9-8) $405.0
2nd double consulation (9-3) $132.0

Recap by phillip woo

Oxford Charley settled fifth along the rails, came one off upon straightening and let down well to get up 50m out for the win with a step up in distance. Super Strike bided his time one off in midfield, was under the whip to pick up at the 500m, cornered with one wider out and finished up nicely to snatch second in a blanket finish of four. Hei Hei Posh was switched off a the tail of the field from the widest gate, took off three deep at the 600m, swung the final bend widest out and dived late to make it a bob of heads. Sure Champ traveled second from the rear along the rails, came two off upon straightening, peeled outside Oxford Charley for a clear run at the 200m and was hitting the line with purpose thereafter. Real General was posted deep early on until settling second and one off the rails without cover at the 1,400m, rallied four deep upon straightening and kept plugging away to lose a placing close to home. Very Well went a tad quickly on the lead, cornered near two lengths on top and was swamped in the final 50m. Plunged late to jump favourite Fortune Bravo travelled one-out, one-back, forced four deep rounding the final bend and was one-paced with every chance. Early favourite Ho Ho Life never fired in another disappointing performance, despite a drop in grade.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (374)-PERCIVAL HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1800Metres

FLYING IBIS was withdrawn on raceday morning by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore foot).

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

HO HO LIFE began only fairly.

From wide barriers, SURE CHAMP and HEI HEI POSH were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Passing the 1700 Metres, FORTUNE BRAVO got its head on the side when being steadied to allow ZACHARY to cross.

Near the 1600 Metres, SUPER STRIKE raced tight between EAGLE SPIRIT and HO HO LIFE which shifted in slightly.

Approaching the 400 Metres, ZACHARY and FORTUNE BRAVO raced tight as ZACHARY shifted to the outside of REAL GENERAL into clear running.

SURE CHAMP had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight and after the 200 Metres was steadied when initially disappointed for running to the outside of OXFORD CHARLEY.

Over the concluding stages, FORTUNE BRAVO was steadied when crowded for room between REAL GENERAL which was racing tight outside SURE CHAMP and SUPER STRIKE (T Angland) which shifted in under pressure.

T Angland was reprimanded and reminded of his obligation to stop riding and straighten his mounts at the earliest opportunity when they shift ground.

D Whyte stated that HO HO LIFE changed legs on a number of occasions in the race and particularly along the Back Straight.

He said after the 600 Metres he considered going around runners, however, he did not believe that HO HO LIFE was travelling well enough to make a sustained run, therefore he elected to continue to follow SUPER STRIKE forward.

He said when the field quickened near the 500 Metres, HO HO LIFE was left flat-footed and despite being placed under pressure did not quicken.

He added he rode HO HO LIFE out vigorously in the Straight, however, the horse did not respond to his riding and raced disappointingly.

A veterinary inspection of HO HO LIFE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of ZACHARY, A Suborics stated that after being able to obtain a good position behind the leader, ZACHARY travelled well in the early and middle stages.

He said he shifted ZACHARY out away from the rail after the 500 Metres to make its run to the outside of horses in the Straight, however, ZACHARY did not quicken when asked for an effort prior to the Home Turn and in the Straight was disappointing in its failure to close off the race.

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

FORTUNE BRAVO, OXFORD CHARLEY and SUPER STRIKE were sent for sampling.