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12 February 2014 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 3 - QUEEN'S ROAD EAST HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.7
Sectional Time: 23.84 23.36 23.56

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12LUCKY DAY (S014)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz571315.75.451:10.74-4-124.24 23.52 23.00
24TOMODACHI (M026)T. H. SoD. Cruz5512727727H1:10.81-1-223.84 23.36 23.60
312FRIENDS OF YAN OI (M406)M. DemuroT. P. Yung41115166.180.751:10.812-11-324.84 23.44 22.60
45HINYUEN PALADIN (L199)K. C. NgC. H. Yip54123111021.251:10.93-3-424.12 23.48 23.36
56YO-YO DA (S104)A. SuboricsW. Y. So531276.28.691.751:11.02-2-524.00 23.48 23.54
63PEARL WIN (P085)J. MoreiraA. T. Millard561302.12.41121:11.06-6-624.36 23.56 23.15
710FRESH AIR (L206)K. TeetanY. S. Tsui47121251412.751:11.15-5-724.32 23.48 23.39
87JOYFUL MISSION (S094)B. PrebbleR. Gibson521267399431:11.211-12-824.80 23.56 22.86
91KING DERBY (P225)O. DoleuzeC. S. Shum5913325371231:11.28-10-924.52 23.60 23.14
108NATURAL TEAM (P257)K. C. LeungK. L. Man49121749933.251:11.27-7-1024.40 23.56 23.30
1111PROSPERITY AETHON (N391)D. WhyteD. Hall461202247641:11.49-9-1124.56 23.48 23.36
129CREATIVE UNION (M338)T. AnglandK. W. Lui481221311109.501:12.210-8-1224.68 23.32 24.28
Sire:Coats Choice
Breed of the Winning Horse:LUCKY DAY
Dam:Amadi's Express
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 54
place 2 19.5
4 143
12 18
quinella 2-4 1721
quinella place 2-4 400
2-12 46
4-12 590.5
tierce 2-4-12 19668
trio 2-4-12 2683
first 4 2-4-5-12 5459
2nd double (3-2) $263.5
2nd double consulation (3-4) $535.5

Recap by phillip woo

Lucky Day settled fourth and one off the rails, rounded the final bend five deep and finished well to collar outsider Tomodachi in the shadows of the post for the victory with a switch to the Valley. Tomodachi rolled forward to lead at the 1,050m, swung the final bend three on top and went down fighting. Plunged late, Friends Of Yan Oi settled second from the rear, pushed widest out upon straightening and finished willingly to be a clear-cut third, despite a return to Class Four. He may have another win coming. Hinyuen Paladin enjoyed the box-seat run after leading early on, moved to second one off rounding the final bend and was swamped 50m out for a placing. Yo-Yo Da punched the breeze in second from gate nine, straightened four deep and kept on one-paced over the final 150m with every chance in his course debut. Favourite Pearl Win was posted three deep without cover in midfield, swung the final bend with three wider out and peaked on his run 100m out. Fresh Air made his run three back along the rails, straightened three deep and plugged on without menacing with money coming for his him late. Joyful Mission made some ground late after breaking slow in an improved second-up performance. Creative Union struggled in the straight run after travelling four deep without cover worse than midfield from a wide alley.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (393)-QUEEN'S ROAD EAST HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Metres

JOYFUL MISSION was slow to begin.

PEARL WIN and KING DERBY bumped at the start.

Approaching the 1100 Metres, TOMODACHI shifted out and bumped YO-YO DA.

After the 1100 Metres, PROSPERITY AETHON was awkwardly placed close to the heels of PEARL WIN.

Approaching the 1000 Metres, PROSPERITY AETHON and KING DERBY bumped.

After the 1000 Metres, FRESH AIR commenced to prove difficult to settle and got its head up when being checked away from the heels of HINYUEN PALADIN.

After the 900 Metres, CREATIVE UNION commenced to over-race badly and got its head up on a number of occasions when being checked away from the heels of KING DERBY.

Then near the 800 Metres, CREATIVE UNION shifted out away from the heels of KING DERBY and consequently travelled wide and without cover.

Rounding the Home Turn, PROSPERITY AETHON became unbalanced.

At the 300 Metres, FRESH AIR and LUCKY DAY raced tight.

At the 200 Metres, CREATIVE UNION, which was giving ground, was checked when crowded for room between KING DERBY and FRIENDS OF YAN OI, both of which shifted ground.

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

Whilst the Stewards were satisfied that the riding of A Suborics (YO-YO DA), 5th placegetter, over the concluding stages did not affect the horse's finishing position, he was nonetheless reminded of his obligation to ride his mounts out at least hands and heels to the end of the race where circumstances permit.

When questioned, M Demuro stated that as FRIENDS OF YAN OI, which was up to Class 4 tonight, was drawn awkwardly in barrier 8 and with an anticipated good tempo with horses such as TOMODACHI and HINYUEN PALADIN being engaged, he had been asked to ride FRIENDS OF YAN OI in about a midfield position if possible.

He said FRIENDS OF YAN OI began only fairly and shortly after the start lost ground when steadied away from the heels of YO-YO DA which shifted in.

He said after this occurred, he believed to obtain a midfield position would result in FRIENDS OF YAN OI racing very wide, therefore he elected to shift his mount across behind runners and obtain a position closer to the rail but further back in the field than had been intended.

He added when ridden in this manner FRIENDS OF YAN OI closed off strongly.

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

PEARL WIN, LUCKY DAY and TOMODACHI were sent for sampling.