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Race Results:

19 March 2014 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - LOCKHART HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1800M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:50.0
Sectional Time: 14.00 22.55 24.16 25.47 23.89

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110DRAGON BACHELOR (P128)D. WhyteY. S. Tsui431177.2321:50.07-5-5-161.71 24.91 23.45
25GOLDEN SCALPEL (N224)Z. PurtonK. L. Man521257.9114SH1:50.15-4-4-261.67 24.71 23.72
39SMART UNION (P268)B. PrebbleD. Cruz481219.86.131.251:50.21-2-2-360.99 25.19 24.10
46SURE CHAMP (N013)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson521251329111.751:50.311-8-8-461.95 24.79 23.61
53MAZANDARAN (P408)G. MosseA. S. Cruz571308.91371.751:50.32-1-1-560.71 25.47 24.18
67CLASSY VICTOR (P291)N. CallanA. T. Millard511245.85.111.751:50.33-3-3-661.43 24.95 23.99
711FOLLOW THE WIND (M331)K. C. NgC. H. Yip41109409992.501:50.412-11-11-762.23 24.87 23.38
88EXPECTATOR (N284)J. MoreiraL. Ho491225.37.352.751:50.54-7-6-861.87 24.59 24.06
912DARK SECRET (M213)K. TeetanD. Ferraris351131730831:50.510-10-10-962.11 24.83 23.60
101BACKBENCH BLUES (P096)T. AnglandT. P. Yung601339.610123.501:50.69-12-12-1062.31 24.75 23.57
112HO HO LIFE (L209)C. K. TongW. Y. So57128455364.501:50.88-6-7-1161.87 24.87 24.07
124OXFORD CHARLEY (P266)M. ChadwickS. Woods541271026107.251:51.26-9-9-1262.07 24.83 24.34
Sire:Bachelor Duke
Breed of the Winning Horse:DRAGON BACHELOR
Dam:Kadesa
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 30
place 10 14
5 31.5
9 21.5
quinella 5-10 218.5
quinella place 5-10 73.5
9-10 44
5-9 134
tierce 10-5-9 2192
trio 5-9-10 441
first 4 5-6-9-10 1982
quartet 10-5-9-6 28480
4th double (11-10) $748.5
4th double consulation (11-5) $229.0

Recap by phillip woo

Late-fancied favourite Dragon Batchelor settled midfield along the rails after a sluggish break, came one off upon straightening, advanced to the front 150m out and just held off the late surge of Golden Scalpel for the win in a weak form race. Golden Scalpel travelled just ahead of Dragon Batchelor and one off the rails, rounded the final bend with three wider out and finished nicely to make it interesting at the finish. Smart Union led until handing up to Mazandaran at the 1100m, reclaimed the front 300m out and grudgingly gave way late. Sure Champ settled behind midfield along the rails, stayed to the fence upon straightening and got up in the final stride to inject value into the Quartet. Mazandaran pressed forward one off to eventually assume the lead at the 1,100m, was headed soon after straightening and just lost fourth in a bob of heads. Early favourite Classy Victor travelled a distant third along the rails, launched his bid four deep in the drive and kept plugging away to just miss a First-4 spot. Expectator posted three deep without cover the entire trip in midfield, made his move 600m out and was struggling 150m out. Backbench Blues was taken back to settle second from the rear from the widest gate, turned the final bend with one wider out and never was a factor.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (486)-LOCKHART HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1800Metres

FOLLOW THE WIND was crowded for room at the start between DARK SECRET and OXFORD CHARLEY which shifted in.

In this incident, FOLLOW THE WIND bumped the hindquarters of DARK SECRET which became unbalanced.

From a wide barrier, SURE CHAMP was taken across behind runners in the early stages.

After initially being ridden along from the outside barrier, BACKBENCH BLUES, when racing wide, was taken across behind runners and passing the 1700 Metres got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of OXFORD CHARLEY.

When being steadied to allow SMART UNION to cross passing the winning post on the first occasion, CLASSY VICTOR got its head up on a number of occasions.

HO HO LIFE lost its right front plate approaching the 600 Metres.

Rounding the Home Turn, BACKBENCH BLUES was awkwardly placed between runners.

Over the concluding stages, FOLLOW THE WIND and DARK SECRET raced in restricted room between MAZANDARAN and SURE CHAMP and consequently was not able to be properly tested right to the end of the race.

When questioned, J Moreira stated that passing the winning post on the first occasion EXPECTATOR was left racing in a three wide position without cover beside and behind GOLDEN SCALPEL.

He said after the 1300 Metres a gap appeared in advance of GOLDEN SCALPEL as the leaders of the race, MAZANDARAN and SMART UNION, had opened up somewhat of a break over the remainder of the field.

He said he rode his mount aggressively after the 1300 Metres in an endeavour to improve his position forward of GOLDEN SCALPEL so as to obtain a position closer to the rail.

He added however that despite being ridden along EXPECTATOR would not improve its position and in fact dropped the bit and he had difficulty in ensuring that the horse maintained its position at this stage of the race.

A veterinary inspection of BACKBENCH BLUES and OXFORD CHARLEY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

DRAGON BACHELOR and GOLDEN SCALPEL were sent for sampling.