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Race Results:

30 April 2014 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - CORNWALL HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1650M - A
Course: HV Rainy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.6
Sectional Time: 27.69 24.84 25.19 23.94

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11PEARL STAR (P334)T. BerryC. H. Yip40132231621:41.67-7-7-153.25 25.03 23.38
25WINNING ADVANTAGE (N359)J. MoreiraA. T. Millard351272.82.231.251:41.84-5-6-253.13 24.99 23.73
39SAMMY'S FALCON (K383)A. SuboricsA. Schutz28120214981.501:41.93-2-2-352.73 25.11 24.06
46MASTER GUNNER (J142)H. BowmanD. Cruz321246.78.6421:41.910-11-11-453.57 24.99 23.43
512ORIENTAL FANTASIA (P269)C. K. TongY. S. Tsui261161514102.251:42.01-1-1-552.53 25.19 24.31
611RED ADVENTURE (N158)D. WhyteA. Lee27119111192.751:42.12-3-3-652.93 24.95 24.22
78GOOD TIMES ROLL (P033)C. Y. HoC. Fownes29119101173.251:42.15-4-4-752.97 25.03 24.19
84YOUNG HAPPY (M305)H. W. LaiD. Ferraris381281117124.751:42.412-12-12-853.81 24.83 23.77
97HIGH SPEED METRO (P293)T. H. SoP. O'Sullivan31121266565.501:42.511-10-5-953.53 24.47 24.53
102NO TIES (N271)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum3913197.4117.501:42.89-9-10-1053.45 25.03 24.36
1110IT CAN ONLY BE YOU (P244)K. TeetanNg Ting-keung27119101217.501:42.88-8-9-1153.37 24.99 24.51
123CROATIA (P132)N. CallanC. W. Chang3813025305161:44.26-6-8-1253.17 25.15 25.88
Sire:Scaredee Cat
Breed of the Winning Horse:PEARL STAR
Dam:Polka
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 168.5
place 1 50
5 12.5
9 126
quinella 1-5 230
quinella place 1-5 84
1-9 1260.5
5-9 227.5
tierce 1-5-9 29443
trio 1-5-9 3080
first 4 1-5-6-9 4493

Recap by phillip woo

Pearl Star relished a return to the turf with a drop in grade to win going away over the final 50m following a run from beyond midfield. Favourite Winning Advantage settled three back along the rails, swung the final bend three deep and got up in the final few metres for second. He had his chance and found one too smart on the day. Sammy's Falcon tracked a moderate pace one off in second, assumed the lead 150m out and was swamped late in an improved performance. Master Gunner bided his time third from the rear along the rails, angled into the clear six deep at the 250m and finished well to grab a First-4 spot. Oriental Fantasia dictated the running from an outside gate, cornered a length on top and yielded ground over the last 100m. Red Adventure enjoyed the box-seat run, couldn't get out for a clear run coming to the final bend with Sammy's Falcon to his outside and kept on evenly over the final 150m. Specked late, Good Times Roll settled fourth and one off the rails, rounded the final bend five deep and came up one-paced over the final 150m. Young Happy made some ground from the rear without menacing. No Ties travelled fourth from the rear from an outside gate, swung the final bend with two wider out and was never a factor.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (584)-CORNWALL HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1650Metres

On arrival at the Start, it was noted that GOOD TIMES ROLL had lost its right front plate.

This plate was refitted.

GOOD TIMES ROLL was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

Also on arrival at the Start, H W Lai, the rider of YOUNG HAPPY, expressed concern regarding the horse'S action.

YOUNG HAPPY was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said, after the necessary consultations, the horse was suitable to race.

HIGH SPEED METRO began awkwardly.

PEARL STAR shifted in at the start and hampered IT CAN ONLY BE YOU.

From the outside barriers, NO TIES and YOUNG HAPPY were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Approaching the 1500 Metres, MASTER GUNNER raced in restricted room between PEARL STAR and CROATIA (N Callan) which shifted in.

N Callan was advised to ensure that he leaves comfortable racing room for runners to his inside in similar circumstances.

For a considerable distance after passing the winning post on the first occasion, IT CAN ONLY BE YOU over-raced and got its head up on a number of occasions when awkwardly placed close to the heels of WINNING ADVANTAGE.

Approaching the 1200 Metres, CROATIA was left racing wide and without cover.

After the 900 Metres, HIGH SPEED METRO commenced to over-race and shifted out when awkwardly placed close to the heels of NO TIES, resulting in HIGH SPEED METRO travelling wide and without cover for the remainder of the race.

Near the 450 Metres, RED ADVENTURE was steadied when awkwardly placed close to the heels of ORIENTAL FANTASIA after attempting to improve to the outside of that horse and inside SAMMY'S FALCON where there was insufficient room.

In this incident, SAMMY'S FALCON was bumped by RED ADVENTURE.

Shortly after entering the Straight, CROATIA was steadied away from the heels of NO TIES which shifted out after being awkwardly placed close to the heels of PEARL STAR.

RED ADVENTURE was unable to obtain clear running in the early part of the Straight and passing the 100 Metres was shifted out away from the heels of SAMMY'S FALCON when disappointed for running between that horse and ORIENTAL FANTASIA.

Passing the 100 Metres, MASTER GUNNER was momentarily steadied away from the heels of PEARL STAR (T Berry) which shifted in.

T Berry was advised to exercise more care.

A veterinary inspection of NO TIES immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

PEARL STAR and WINNING ADVANTAGE were sent for sampling.