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Race Results:

7 May 2014 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - NEW ZEALAND HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.2
Sectional Time: 23.67 22.96 23.64

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11KING DERBY (P225)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum5913397.951:10.25-5-124.11 22.80 23.36
210LORD DRAGON (N165)M. ChadwickC. Fownes4411810861.751:10.56-6-224.23 22.76 23.55
35NEW PET (P280)N. CallanW. Y. So50124223673.501:10.87-7-324.39 22.72 23.70
56FLYING RED (P382)A. DelpechJohn Size491235.94.623.751:10.88-8-424.59 22.64 23.63
58EXCEL ONESELF (P287)D. WhyteY. S. Tsui451192.12.1141:10.93-3-523.87 22.92 24.13
611ALL TIMES LUCKY (P064)K. C. LeungC. H. Yip431152321114.501:10.94-4-623.87 22.92 24.18
77FRIENDS OF YAN OI (M406)K. TeetanT. P. Yung46120109.6104.501:10.99-9-724.67 22.60 23.71
82TOMODACHI (M026)C. Y. HoD. Cruz57129192596.501:11.31-2-823.67 22.96 24.69
94HORSE SUPREMO (S055)H. BowmanA. T. Millard501243342128.251:11.511-10-925.27 22.28 24.03
1012LYRIC ACE (S047)H. W. LaiA. Lee411133843317.501:13.02-1-1023.67 22.96 26.45
113TRIPLE EXCELLENT (P155)C. K. TongNg Ting-keung5712974998181:13.110-11-1124.99 22.88 25.29
WD9PLAIN BLUE BANNER (S070)T. BerryD. Ferraris4511913----
Sire:Holy Roman Emperor
Breed of the Winning Horse:KING DERBY
Dam:Manuscript
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 79.5
place 1 20
10 23
5 70.5
quinella 1-10 334
quinella place 1-10 93
1-5 182
5-10 351
tierce 1-10-5 16903
trio 1-5-10 3139
first 4 1-5-6-10 2958
1st double (10-1) $1248.0
1st double consulation (10-10) $184.5

Recap by phillip woo

King Derby settled fifth and one off the rails, swung the final bend with two wider out and quickened nicely to take control 200m out for back-to-back wins. Plunged late, Lord Dragon travelled midfield along the rails, rounded the final bend with three wider out and ran on nicely to grab second 50m out. New Pet made his run outside Lord Dragon, had only one further out upon straightening and ran on steadily to edge Flying Red for a placing. Flying Red saved ground behind midfield after jumping tardily, had to steady off heels when failing to gain a run underneath the favourite Excel Oneself approaching the 200m and made a reasonable bid thereafter. Excel Onself enjoyed the box-seat run, stayed to the inside upon straightening and came up flat when popped the question over the final 250m. Specked late, All Times Lucky eventually settled one-out, one-back in the run, rallied five deep upon straightening and came up one-paced over the last 150m. Friends Of Yan Oi travelled behind midfield and one off the rails, swung the final bend widest out and stayed on passed beaten rivals. Lyric Ace held the fence on the lead while pestered to his outside by Tomodachi and was stopping badly at the 200m. Plain Blue Banner bolted through the gates and was withdrawn.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (604)-NEW ZEALAND HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Metres

After the horses were loaded, TOMODACHI kicked the back gates, resulting in a number of runners becoming fractious.

PLAIN BLUE BANNER lunged at the front gates and sat down, resulting in its rider, T Berry, being dislodged.

PLAIN BLUE BANNER then broke out under the front gates.

In this incident, PLAIN BLUE BANNER lost its bridle and completed a number of circuits of the track as the horse proved difficult to recapture, resulting in a considerable delay to the start of the race.

Acting on veterinary advice that PLAIN BLUE BANNER was not suitable to race, the horse was withdrawn by order of the Stewards.

KING DERBY and LYRIC ACE, which were in the adjoining stalls either side of that occupied by PLAIN BLUE BANNER, were examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion they were suitable to race.

Having considered all the circumstances of this matter, the Stewards ruled that prior to their next race start PLAIN BLUE BANNER must undergo a satisfactory stalls test and be subjected to an official veterinary examination and TOMODACHI will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test.

T Berry was subsequently examined by the Club's doctor and passed fit to fulfil his remaining riding engagements.

FLYING RED was checked when crowded for room at the start between LYRIC ACE and EXCEL ONESELF which began awkwardly and shifted out abruptly.

Shortly after the start, NEW PET shifted in and bumped LORD DRAGON.

From the outside barrier, HORSE SUPREMO was taken across behind runners in the early stages.

Also from a wide barrier, FRIENDS OF YAN OI was shifted across behind runners to obtain cover in the early stages.

ALL TIMES LUCKY became unbalanced rounding the Home Turn.

Near the 250 Metres, FLYING RED was shifted out away from the heels of EXCEL ONESELF after being disappointed for running inside that horse.

M Chadwick (LORD DRAGON) dropped his whip near the 200 Metres.

When questioned, H Bowman stated that he was a asked to shift HORSE SUPREMO, which had drawn barrier 12 and was having its first race start at Happy Valley, across behind runners in the early stages.

He said he was advised the horse had been ridden from off the speed in a barrier trial in the lead up to tonight's race as it had disappointed connections in its previous two starts at Sha Tin.

He said in accordance with his instructions he shifted HORSE SUPREMO across behind runners in the early stages and the horse then raced greenly and was inclined to lay in.

He said he attempted to balance the horse in an endeavour to have it travel better and this resulted in HORSE SUPREMO getting out of its ground in the early stages.

He added he placed the horse under pressure after the 500 Metres and, in his opinion, it did not close off the race as strongly as anticipated.

H Bowman was advised to ensure that he does not leave his horses with too much to do.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of EXCEL ONESELF, D Whyte stated that with the considerable delay to the start of this race, EXCEL ONESELF became stirred up and during the race travelled keenly after having to be ridden along in the early stages to obtain a forward position.

He said whilst EXCEL ONESELF was awkwardly placed close to the heels of LYRIC ACE rounding the Home Turn, he was able to obtain clear running at the entrance to the Straight, however, EXCEL ONESELF immediately came under pressure and did not finish off the race.

He added, in his opinion, there were some excuses for its performance in that the horse did not settle after being required to stand behind the barriers for some time prior to the race.

A veterinary inspection of EXCEL ONESELF immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucopus in the horse's trachea.

EXCEL ONESELF, KING DERBY and LORD DRAGON were sent for sampling.