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2 April 2014 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 3 - LI YUEN HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1000M - A
Course: HV Rainy
Going: g/y
Finish Time: 0:58.1
Sectional Time: 12.84 21.17 24.10

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16DOUBLE MASTER (P105)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum511248.79.910:58.15-3-113.08 21.21 23.82
29KINGSTON JUMBO (P283)C. K. TongW. Y. So44115439840.500:58.29-9-213.32 22.09 22.80
34BUNKER SHOT (S137)A. SuboricsC. Fownes52125204780.750:58.210-10-313.48 22.01 22.75
41CALL ME ACHIEVER (N134)D. WhyteY. S. Tsui601333.86.3310:58.24-4-412.96 21.41 23.92
58NAZAKAT'S LAD (P092)B. PrebbleK. W. Lui461204.57.891.250:58.32-2-512.88 21.17 24.25
62SEASONS STAR (P058)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz561298.41051.750:58.36-6-613.20 21.41 23.77
75OCEAN ROAR (N317)C. Y. LuiR. Gibson521184.21.822.250:58.41-1-712.84 21.17 24.48
810HAPPILY TIME (S012)T. H. SoC. H. Yip41112201472.750:58.58-8-813.28 22.01 23.25
97GLORY HORSIE (M273)T. AnglandD. Cruz49122141863.750:58.77-7-913.20 21.53 24.00
103AMEDEO (K292)H. W. LaiA. T. Millard5512615511050:58.93-5-1012.92 21.49 24.51
Sire:Untouchable
Breed of the Winning Horse:DOUBLE MASTER
Dam:Honora
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 99
place 6 22.5
9 150.5
4 90
quinella 6-9 3081.5
quinella place 6-9 663.5
4-6 350.5
4-9 1473.5
tierce 6-9-4 48387
trio 4-6-9 16309
first 4 1-4-6-9 8065
2nd double (6-6) $426.0
2nd double consulation (6-9) $1539.0

Recap by phillip woo

Double Master settled fourth along the rails on the back of the cut-throat pace of firming favourite Ocean Roar and Nazakat's Lad, shifted three deep for clear running at the 250m and took control 50m out for the win with blinkers applied. Kingston Jumbo, who was a position ahead of newcomer Bunker Shot while travelling second from the rear, still had about 10 lengths to make up while cornering two-to-three deep and dashed nicely to grab second just ahead of Bunker Shot in an improved performance. He was suited by the strong pace as was Bunker Shot, who quickened nicely to make it close for second after having to switch off the tiring leaders in the final 50m. It was a pleasing debut effort and he appears to have a future in Hong Kong. Call Me Achiever travelled effectively one-out, one-back, swung the final bend with one wider out and kept up a steady gallop to hold onto a First-4 spot. Nazakat's Lad pressed the odds-on-favourite Ocean Roar to his outside, hit the front one off at the 50m and was swamped late with a gear change. Seasons Star settled midfield along the fence, pulled out four deep at the 200m and kept up an even gallop to the wire. Ocean Roar held the rails vying for the lead, cornered a neck on top and was stopping 60m out. Specked late, Happily Time travelled third from the rear and one off the rails, straightened three deep, angled widest out at the 200m and never was a factor.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (521)-LI YUEN HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1000Metres

After being loaded, HAPPILY TIME became factious, reared and got its left front leg over the front gate.

HAPPILY TIME was removed from the barriers and examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

Before being allowed to race again, HAPPILY TIME will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test.

DOUBLE MASTER began only fairly.

NAZAKAT'S LAD became unbalanced shortly after the start when bumped by BUNKER SHOT which shifted out.

SEASONS STAR was crowded for room shortly after the start between GLORY HORSIE which shifted in and KINGSTON JUMBO which shifted out after being bumped by CALL ME ACHIEVER.

GLORY HORSIE then shifted out and made heavy contact with HAPPILY TIME which became unbalanced.

After this, HAPPILY TIME was taken across behind runners.

Near the 950 Metres, CALL ME ACHIEVER and OCEAN ROAR became unbalanced as a result of OCEAN ROAR shifting out abruptly and bumping CALL ME ACHIEVER.

Throughout the race, AMEDEO travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

When questioned, A Suborics stated that he was asked to position BUNKER SHOT, which was having its first start in Hong Kong tonight, wherever it was comfortable.

He said BUNKER SHOT began satisfactorily, however, HAPPILY TIME to his inside began better than BUNKER SHOT.

He said as HAPPILY TIME had a line of runners to its inside in the early stages, he elected to steady BUNKER SHOT and shift his mount across behind HAPPILY TIME and improve his position closer to the rail.

He said as he was steadying BUNKER SHOT with a view to shifting behind HAPPILY TIME, that horse was then steadied by its rider to shift in behind GLORY HORSIE and this resulted in BUNKER SHOT having to be positioned further back in the field than he had anticipated.

He added after shifting in behind HAPPILY TIME at the 900 Metres, he rode his mount aggressively in an attempt to improve his position inside that horse and outside KINGSTON JUMBO, however, HAPPILY TIME shifted in after the 800 Metres and he was not able to improve BUNKER SHOT's position sufficiently to obtain the position between KINGSTON JUMBO and HAPPILY TIME.

He said after being crossed by HAPPILY TIME near the 700 Metres, he again rode his mount aggressively including slapping the horse down the shoulder with the whip in the right hand in order to maintain his position behind that horse.

He said although a gap opened up between HAPPILY TIME and the horses in front of that horse, he was riding his mount along at this time to maintain its position and did not believe it was not reasonable to shift the horse out into a three wide position around HAPPILY TIME at this point of the race as BUNKER SHOT was negotiating the first turn and as it was having its first start, he did not want it racing unnecessarily wide on the turns at Happy Valley.

He said he continued to ride his mount along after the 500 Metres and was momentarily awkwardly placed close to the heels of HAPPILY TIME near the 400 Metres.

He added he shifted BUNKER SHOT to the inside of that horse rounding the Home Turn and was able to improve his position along the rail under hard riding in the Straight.

He said whilst BUNKER SHOT closed off the race strongly, he did feel that the horse's finishing effort was somewhat exaggerated by the horses on the speed weakening in the Straight.

When questioned, Apprentice C Y Lui (OCEAN ROAR) stated that after becoming unbalanced near the 950 Metres when shifting out abruptly, he had to ride his mount along for some distance to clear DOUBLE MASTER to his inside and obtain the lead on the fence.

He said after being able to occupy this position approaching the 800 Metres, OCEAN ROAR relaxed well in front, however, with NAZAKAT'S LAD racing directly to his outside, the race was run at a faster tempo than he had hoped.

He said nonetheless OCEAN ROAR travelled satisfactorily and after being placed under pressure in the early part of the Straight initially responded well to his riding, however, the horse then weakened over the final 100 Metres and was disappointing.

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

OCEAN ROAR, DOUBLE MASTER and KINGSTON JUMBO were sent for sampling.