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Race Results:

7 May 2014 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 4 - UAE HANDICAP - SEC 1

Class 4 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.1
Sectional Time: 27.91 24.55 24.69 24.00

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12STARTING OVER (P321)Z. PurtonC. Fownes591323.82.431:41.16-6-5-153.02 24.69 23.44
27PLAIN RED BANNER (N327)A. DelpechP. F. Yiu521251423121.501:41.41-1-1-252.46 24.69 24.25
34FIGHTING BOY (P376)H. BowmanK. W. Lui531267.16421:41.48-7-7-353.22 24.69 23.58
43TWIN TURBO (M250)C. Y. HoY. S. Tsui58129131372.501:41.53-3-3-452.74 24.77 24.03
55LOVING STAR (M382)K. TeetanNg Ting-keung53126196613.501:41.74-5-4-552.82 24.85 24.05
611TERRIFIC MASTER (P436)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz46119252263.751:41.710-9-8-653.46 24.61 23.67
76VERY WELL (M161)K. C. LeungD. Cruz53124132154.251:41.82-2-2-752.54 24.73 24.55
81ONE OF A KIND (M391)D. WhyteC. H. Yip601334.94.8961:42.19-10-10-853.54 24.69 23.88
99GOLD TALENT (S113)H. W. LaiA. Lee501211218116.251:42.112-11-11-953.70 24.69 23.76
912SUPER HORSE (L308)C. K. TongC. W. Chang41113437226.251:42.17-8-9-953.30 24.85 24.00
1110HO WONGCHOY (K275)T. BerryA. Schutz491229.413107.501:42.311-12-12-1153.74 24.69 23.90
128FORTUNE TERRITORY (N272)B. PrebbleW. Y. So501231117816.251:43.75-4-6-1252.78 24.97 26.01
Sire:Royal Applause
Breed of the Winning Horse:STARTING OVER
Dam:Just Julie
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 24
place 2 12.5
7 55.5
4 18
quinella 2-7 132.5
quinella place 2-7 89.5
2-4 30
4-7 144
tierce 2-7-4 1952
trio 2-4-7 413
first 4 2-3-4-7 896
3rd double (8-2) $109.0
3rd double consulation (8-7) $128.5
1st double trio (3,7,8/2,4,7) $16442.0

Recap by phillip woo

Firming late to jump an outright favourite, Starting Over settled midfield and one off the rails after jumping alertly, straightened five deep and finished willingly to get up 60m out for the win. He was too classy with a drop in grade. Plain Red Banner did eventually emerge with the lead from gate 12, continued to set steady fractions while turning the final bend nearly two lengths on top and grudgingly gave way late. Fighting Boy made his run behind midfield along the rails after a slow break, rounded the final bend in sixth and finished nicely to grab a placing 30m out. Twin Turbo was effectively one-out, one-back in the run, straightened four deep and kept plugging away to lose a placing close to home. Loving Star was handy along the rails, came one off upon straightening and kept up an even gallop. Specked late, Terrific Master made his run fourth from the rear along the inside, stayed near the inside upon straightening and made some ground late without threatening. Very Well weakened 150m out after tracking the speed. Early favourite One Of A Kind pushed into the clear with one wider upon straightening and only kept on passed beaten rivals. Ho Wongchoy was never a factor.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (606)-UAE HANDICAP (Sec1) - Class 4 - 1650Metres

Jockey M Chadwick (TERRIFIC MASTER) was fined the sum of $5,000 for presenting to weigh out for this race with the incorrect saddle cloth.

As the start was effected, FIGHTING BOY dwelt and was slow to begin.

Having regard to FIGHTING BOY having previously been barred for being slow to begin, the Stewards ruled that the horse must barrier trial satisfactorily prior to its next race start.

From wide barriers, ONE OF A KIND, HO WONGCHOY and GOLD TALENT were taken across behind runners in the early stages.

At the 1200 Metres, STARTING OVER shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of FORTUNE TERRITORY which became unbalanced and shifted in, resulting in STARTING OVER being crowded for room outside LOVING STAR.

Rounding the Home Turn, GOLD TALENT was shifted out away from the heels of SUPER HORSE.

In the Straight, TERRIFIC MASTER got its head on the side and lay out under pressure.

For the majority of the race, FORTUNE TERRITORY travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of ONE OF A KIND, D Whyte stated that with some cushion in the track, it was anticipated that ONE OF A KIND would be suited.

He said from barrier 9 he discussed how ONE OF A KIND should be ridden with Mr C H Yip, the trainer of the horse, and it was decided that it would be in the best interests of the horse for it to be taken across behind runners in the early stages to obtain cover.

He said it was felt that were the horse to be ridden positively in the early stages, ONE OF A KIND may be left racing wide and accordingly may not be able to finish off its race.

He added after obtaining a position worse than midfield with cover after passing the winning post on the first occasion, ONE OF A KIND travelled only fairly and, in his opinion, did not travel as comfortably as when he had ridden the horse in the past.

He said nonetheless he expected ONE OF A KIND to quicken when asked, however, the horse came under pressure prior to the 500 Metres and then was disappointing in its failure to close off the race.

A veterinary inspection of ONE OF A KIND immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of FORTUNE TERRITORY and HO WONGCHOY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

STARTING OVER and PLAIN RED BANNER were sent for sampling.