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16 April 2014 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 3 - STADIUM PATH HANDICAP - SEC 1

Class 3 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:10.3
Sectional Time: 24.41 23.33 22.62

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14SPEEDYGONZALEZ (N412)B. PrebbleC. Fownes741276.2341:10.34-3-124.57 23.37 22.42
29KING'S STEED (S051)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung6311614226SH1:10.32-1-224.45 23.29 22.64
32AFFLUENCE OF RAIN (L363)N. CallanD. Ferraris7813126317H1:10.37-6-324.81 23.37 22.21
411SUMARAND DRAGON (P441)J. MoreiraY. S. Tsui621154.84.82N1:10.45-5-424.73 23.33 22.34
53COUR VALANT (P190)T. AnglandC. H. Yip771303330.751:10.41-2-524.41 23.41 22.66
610SUPER PLUS (J090)T. H. SoP. O'Sullivan63114301881.251:10.58-8-625.09 23.21 22.27
75FORGIVE AND FORGET (N303)O. DoleuzeC. W. Chang73126132311.751:10.63-4-724.57 23.49 22.59
81REGENCY LUCK (M291)A. SuboricsA. S. Cruz801331925931:10.89-9-825.21 23.21 22.43
96ROMAN WIN (P318)D. WhyteC. H. Yip731268.912103.251:10.810-10-925.29 23.21 22.38
108EASTERN PROMISE (N196)H. W. LaiK. L. Man65116102453.751:10.96-7-1024.81 23.45 22.70
117ELITE SPIRIT (S200)C. K. TongW. Y. So6711826991141:11.011-11-1125.53 23.21 22.27
Sire:Towkay
Breed of the Winning Horse:SPEEDYGONZALEZ
Dam:Luscious Lass
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 30
place 4 13.5
9 54.5
2 60.5
quinella 4-9 265
quinella place 4-9 80
2-4 126.5
2-9 519
tierce 4-9-2 8894
trio 2-4-9 2108
first 4 2-4-9-11 1454
2nd double (4-4) $733.0
2nd double consulation (4-9) $514.5

Recap by phillip woo

Fancied late to jump favourite, Speedygonzalez settled effectively one-out, one-back, ranged up on the leaders four deep upon straightening, assumed a narrow lead 150m out and out-dueled King's Steed for the win in a blanket finish. King's Steed went forward out deep without cover to park outside the leader Cour Valant, did go a half-length clear at the 400m, was again headed by that one at the 250m and fought back gamely to make it a thriller on the line in his initial run at the Valley. Affluence Of Rain travelled fore of midfield near the rails, swung the final bend with three wider out and finished up nicely between runners to edge out Sumarand Dragon for a placing. Sumarand Dragon travelled fifth and one off the rails, rounded the final bend with one wider out and stayed on well to just miss a placing. Early favourite Cour Valant travelled keenly with a tendency to hang out on or sharing the lead, was still in the hunt until giving way in the final 100m. Specked late, Super Plus made some ground late with two wider out from behind midfield without menacing. Roman Win settled second from the rear and one off the rails from a wide gate and only kept on past beaten rivals in a race run to suit the leading group.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (558)-STADIUM PATH HANDICAP (Sec1) - Class 3 - 1200Metres

After being loaded, ROMAN WIN became fractious.

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

After being bumped by EASTERN PROMISE on jumping, SPEEDYGONZALEZ then shifted in, resulting in COUR VALANT becoming unbalanced when crowded for room outside SUMARAND DRAGON which also became unbalanced after being bumped by COUR VALANT.

From wide barriers, ROMAN WIN and ELITE SPIRIT were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Making the first turn after the 1100 Metres, COUR VALANT got its head on the side and lay out when racing keenly.

After this, COUR VALANT continued to over-race, proved difficult to settle and raced ungenerously on occasions when in the lead.

Near the 850 Metres, SPEEDYGONZALEZ became unbalanced when proving very difficult to settle and being checked away from the heels of COUR VALANT.

SUMARAND DRAGON, which was following, was hampered in consequence and shifted in, resulting in AFFLUENCE OF RAIN being momentarily crowded for room.

Near the 650 Metres, SUMARAND DRAGON commenced to prove difficult to settle and got its head up when being checked away from the heels of SPEEDYGONZALEZ.

Approaching the 100 Metres, ELITE SPIRIT was shifted in away from the heels of ROMAN WIN.

At the 100 Metres, EASTERN PROMISE was shifted out away from the heels of SUPER PLUS which shifted out slightly under pressure.

Over the concluding stages, ELITE SPIRIT was awkwardly placed close to the heels of REGENCY LUCK.

When questioned, Mr P O'Sullivan, the trainer of SUPER PLUS, stated that he had instructed T H So to ensure that he obtained cover on the horse from barrier 8 and it was felt that this would result in it being in about a midfield position.

He said SUPER PLUS began better than he expected tonight as in a number of previous starts the horse had appeared to have lost some of its early speed.

He said nonetheless he believed that were SUPER PLUS to be ridden in a forward position the horse would not be able to obtain cover and accordingly may not be able to finish off its race.

He added that, from a better barrier, were circumstances to permit, SUPER PLUS would be able to obtain a more forward position than it occupied tonight from its awkward barrier.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that he had concern regarding the action of EASTERN PROMISE.

A subsequent examination of the horse did not reveal any significant findings.

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

SPEEDYGONZALEZ and KING'S STEED were sent for sampling.