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Race Results:

30 April 2014 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - DORSET HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1000M - A
Course: HV Rainy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57.6
Sectional Time: 12.61 21.45 23.58

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
111HIGHLAND DRAGON (N265)K. TeetanS. Woods411175.94.340:57.63-3-112.77 21.49 23.38
27NAMJONG BLOSSOMS (N129)J. MoreiraY. S. Tsui51127123.511SH0:57.66-4-213.05 21.41 23.18
31GENUINE CHAMPION (P402)T. BerryC. H. Yip57133106.281.250:57.88-7-313.21 21.85 22.79
410NIGHTLIGN (J145)T. H. SoA. Lee42116212093.250:58.15-6-412.93 21.85 23.39
56OCEAN ROAR (N317)H. W. LaiA. Lee521269.68.253.750:58.21-1-512.61 21.45 24.17
68VICTORY GENERAL (L396)B. PrebbleC. Fownes481247.57.274.250:58.32-2-612.77 21.45 24.09
72DOUBLE MASTER (P105)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum56132118.9106.250:58.610-9-713.37 21.97 23.30
84LUCKY PIONEER (S174)A. SuboricsT. P. Yung52128371736.750:58.77-8-813.21 22.01 23.49
95NATURAL EIGHT (S243)N. CallanC. Fownes52128525516.750:58.79-10-913.33 22.09 23.30
103FOREVER GENKI (S222)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz5212839391270:58.711-11-1013.65 22.33 22.77
1112HEARTILY TALK (P091)C. K. TongA. Lee40114489968.500:58.94-5-1112.85 21.69 24.44
WD9NAZAKAT'S LAD (P092)D. WhyteK. W. Lui461222.4----
Sire:Fusaichi Pegasus
Breed of the Winning Horse:HIGHLAND DRAGON
Dam:Rogan's Gem
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 11 43
place 11 17
7 16.5
1 23
quinella 7-11 70.5
quinella place 7-11 33.5
1-11 53.5
1-7 63
tierce 11-7-1 1108
trio 1-7-11 191
first 4 1-7-10-11 639
1st double (1-11) $1123.5
1st double consulation (1-7) $243.5

Recap by phillip woo

Early favourite Highland Dragon settled in the box-seat, pushed out one off upon straightening, hit the front 150m out and was tippy-toeing late to just hold late-fancied favourite Namjong Blossoms for the win. Namjong Blossoms was able to cross from a wide gate to settle fifth near the inside, rallied four deep upon straightening and finished willingly to make it tight on the wire. Genuine Champion settled behind midfield and one off the rails, swung the final bend widest out and hit the line well to grab a placing. Nightlign settled midfield and one off the fence, straightened three deep and stayed on reasonably well to overhaul the tiring leader Ocean Roar for a First-4 position. Ocean Roar dictated a genuine clip on the speed as expected, circled the final bend just over a length on top and was yielding ground 100m out. Victory General tracked the speed one off the rails, straightened three deep and came up one-paced with every chance over the final 150m in another disappointing performance. Double Master had to steady early on while making his run second from the rear from a wide gate, swung the final bend with one wider out and stayed on passed beaten rivals. Newcomers Lucky Pioneer and Forever Genki were never a factor in the run and will need more education.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (585)-DORSET HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1000Metres

NAZAKAT'S LAD was withdrawn on raceday morning by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (head injury).

Before being allowed to race again, NAZAKAT'S LAD will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

NATURAL EIGHT was slow to begin.

LUCKY PIONEER stumbled at the start.

DOUBLE MASTER was crowded for room at the start between NIGHTLIGN and NAMJONG BLOSSOMS which shifted in after beginning awkwardly.

After this, DOUBLE MASTER was taken across behind runners in the early stages.

From the outside barrier, FOREVER GENKI was taken across behind runners in the early stages.

Approaching the 800 Metres, NATURAL EIGHT became badly unbalanced when reluctant to maintain its position inside LUCKY PIONEER which got its head on the side and shifted in slightly.

At the same stage, DOUBLE MASTER got its head up when being checked away from the heels of LUCKY PIONEER.

DOUBLE MASTER lost its left front plate near the 800 Metres.

Passing the 800 Metres, NAMJONG BLOSSOMS shifted in abruptly away from the heels of NIGHTLIGN which shifted in slightly.

LUCKY PIONEER was momentarily steadied away from the heels of NAMJONG BLOSSOMS in consequence and DOUBLE MASTER, which was continuing to prove very difficult to settle, was checked away from the heels of LUCKY PIONEER.

Approaching the 700 Metres, HEARTILY TALK, which was racing keenly, was steadied away from the heels of VICTORY GENERAL which shifted in when only just clear.

Then approaching the 600 Metres, HEARTILY TALK, which continued to prove difficult to settle, shifted out away from the heels of VICTORY GENERAL.

After the 500 Metres, VICTORY GENERAL got its head on the side and lay out.

VICTORY GENERAL continued to lay out rounding the Home Turn and in the early part of the Straight.

Near the 400 Metres, HIGHLAND DRAGON was awkwardly placed close to the heels of OCEAN ROAR after being disappointed for running between that horse and VICTORY GENERAL.

NAMJONG BLOSSOMS, which was following HIGHLAND DRAGON, was inconvenienced in consequence.

The Stewards deferred the declaration of weighed-in as they were of the view that an incident occurred passing the 100 Metres which cast doubt on whether HIGHLAND DRAGON should be declared the winner.

The Stewards found that at this point NAMJONG BLOSSOMS, which had been laying in, was momentarily shifted out away from the heels of HIGHLAND DRAGON which shifted out at this time.

After this, NAMJONG BLOSSOMS continued to lay in in the run to the finishing line and proved difficult to ride.

As the Stewards were comfortably satisfied that the incident did not have a bearing on the final finishing positions of the respective horses, weighed-in was semaphored on the numbers declared by the Judge.

Whilst it did not have any bearing on the Stewards' decision, it should be noted that J Moreira, the rider of NAMJONG BLOSSOMS, after viewing the video, did not lodge a protest/objection in respect of this matter.

Over the concluding stages, NIGHTLIGN got its head on the side and lay in under pressure.

In the Straight, FOREVER GENKI raced greenly and shifted ground on a number of occasions.

A veterinary inspection of DOUBLE MASTER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

HIGHLAND DRAGON and NAMJONG BLOSSOMS were sent for sampling.