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5 February 2014 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - RUSSELL HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:11.1
Sectional Time: 24.00 23.42 23.76

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18RAY OF GOLD (N443)M. DemuroY. S. Tsui301242.42.561:11.111-11-124.68 23.50 23.00
210FLYING KEEPER (M191)A. SuboricsC. Fownes25119161911H1:11.212-12-224.80 23.38 23.03
34DIAMOND ANGEL (M212)D. WhyteK. L. Man35129148.540.501:11.27-8-324.36 23.58 23.34
45GORGEOUS LIFE (K327)N. CallanK. W. Lui32126158.211.251:11.35-4-424.24 23.42 23.72
52WINSOME (M261)O. DoleuzeW. Y. So39133111791.501:11.46-6-524.28 23.46 23.68
612TELECOM CHIEF (P025)J. MoreiraD. Ferraris171135.35.852.751:11.68-7-624.48 23.42 23.70
77ENJOY THE FUN (M030)T. H. SoD. Cruz31123285382.751:11.69-9-724.56 23.42 23.64
89COSMO ONE (M410)C. K. TongY. S. Tsui2711913823.501:11.73-1-824.04 23.38 24.30
911DAILY DOUBLE (K043)K. C. LeungA. Lee181132027351:11.94-5-924.12 23.58 24.27
106KOWLOON EAST KING (N215)K. TeetanT. P. Yung3212625301251:12.010-10-1024.60 23.54 23.86
111NOVEL START (M255)T. AnglandNg Ting-keung391331013106.251:12.12-3-1124.04 23.50 24.64
123GOOD SMILE (K360)K. C. NgL. Ho371262163711.251:12.91-2-1224.00 23.50 25.47
Sire:Good Journey
Breed of the Winning Horse:RAY OF GOLD
Dam:La Bayadere
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 25.5
place 8 13.5
10 47
4 27.5
quinella 8-10 284.5
quinella place 8-10 95.5
4-8 49
4-10 151
tierce 8-10-4 2917
trio 4-8-10 575
first 4 4-5-8-10 1035
4th double (1-8) $215.0
4th double consulation (1-10) $303.5
1st double trio (1,5,7/4,8,10) $7769.0

Recap by phillip woo

Ray Of Gold was ridden for luck second from the rear along the rails after a tardy break, had a tonne of work ahead of him after cornering five deep and let down nicely to get up 20m out for a maiden win at his 11 th start. He's on the right track now and can win another at this level. Flying Keeper switched out back from an outside alley, swung the final bend widest out and finished willingly to make it close on the line. Diamond Angel made his run in midfield and one off the rails, turned the final corner with two wider out and ran on nicely to be a clear-cut third. Hammered late in betting, Gorgeous Life was handy along the rails, hit the front 150m out and was swamped 50m out for a placing. Winsome travelled fore of midfield two off the rails with cover, moved to second four deep at the 100m and peaked on his run 50m out. Telecom Chief was steadied close to home but didn't appear to be going anywhere fast after shifting off the rails one off for the drive following a behind midfield run. Sensationally-backed late, Cosmo One assumed the front at the 600m from Good Smile, led by nearly two lengths at the head of the straight and was struggling 100m out. Novel Start was always covering ground up with the leaders and was gone at the 200m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (376)-RUSSELL HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1200Metres

RAY OF GOLD was slow to begin and shortly after the start was crowded for room between GOOD SMILE and TELECOM CHIEF which shifted out.

When being steadied to obtain cover approaching and passing the 900 Metres, DAILY DOUBLE proved very difficult to settle and got its head up on a number of occasions.

Near the 250 Metres, O Doleuze (WINSOME) dropped his whip.

Passing the 50 Metres, TELECOM CHIEF was steadied when disappointed for running between GORGEOUS LIFE and WINSOME.

Because of this, TELECOM CHIEF was not able to be properly tested over the concluding stages.

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

When questioned, K Teetan stated that he had been given two sets of instructions on KOWLOON EAST KING from the outside barrier.

He said it was felt that there was good speed in the race with GOOD SMILE and NOVEL START and Mr T P Yung, the trainer of KOWLOON EAST KING, was concerned that the horse might be left racing wide if it did not show sufficient early speed.

He said therefore he was asked that if KOWLOON EAST KING began particularly well, he should endeavour to obtain the lead, otherwise he should obtain a position in midfield with cover.

He said KOWLOON EAST KING began only fairly and he immediately assessed that he would be unable to obtain a forward position as NOVEL START, GOOD SMILE and a number of other horses were being ridden aggressively from the barriers to take up forward positions.

He said therefore he then directed KOWLOON EAST KING across behind runners in the early stages.

He added KOWLOON EAST KING initially travelled well, however, when the tempo of the race slackened somewhat entering the Back Straight., KOWLOON EAST KING got its head up on a number of occasions and proved very difficult to settle.

He said KOWLOON EAST KING continued to prove difficult to settle and near the 450 Metres again got its head up when being checked away from the heels of DIAMOND ANGEL.

Mr Yung stated that as there were a number of on-speed runners engaged in the race, from the outside barrier he had concerns that KOWLOON EAST KING would be left racing very wide and he advised Jockey Teetan of these concerns in the Parade Ring.

He said after speaking with Jockey Teetan, it was decided that if KOWLOON EAST KING began particularly well, he should endeavour to obtain the lead as the horse had previously raced well in these circumstances.

He said however he advised Jockey Teetan that if KOWLOON EAST KING did not begin well, to attempt to obtain cover on the horse as he felt that the race would be run at a good tempo.

Mr Yung added that at its only start since being successful when leading, KOWLOON EAST KING had over-raced when ridden by an apprentice jockey and accordingly was not able to finish off its race.

He said he was mindful of this when instructing K Teetan tonight as he did not want too much use being made of KOWLOON EAST KING in the early stages so that it would be able to settle in the race.

Mr Yung was advised that his evidence would be reported, however, the Stewards had concerns with the manner in which KOWLOON EAST KING was ridden, particularly given that the horse had been successful when leading two starts ago and that he had gone on the record stating that it appreciates being ridden in the lead.

Mr Yung was reminded of his obligation to ensure that, wherever possible, horses are ridden in a consistent manner.

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

RAY OF GOLD and FLYING KEEPER were sent for sampling.