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5 June 2014 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - GREEN LANE HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09.4
Sectional Time: 23.70 22.77 22.93

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16HAWTHORNE (L136)H. BowmanT. P. Yung70123305171:09.41-1-123.70 22.77 22.93
28HONG KONG DANCER (N399)T. H. SoL. Ho681195.96.9121:09.73-4-223.94 22.73 23.03
35YOU READ MY MIND (P041)J. MoreiraD. Cruz751287.86.6821:09.72-2-323.86 22.65 23.21
411KING DERBY (P225)C. ReithC. S. Shum671208.11052.501:09.75-5-424.06 22.69 23.03
512SEA WARRIOR (P411)C. K. TongW. Y. So61112182222.751:09.87-7-524.26 22.65 22.91
64SILLY BUDDIES (S054)B. PrebbleJohn Size77130109.192.751:09.88-8-624.26 22.69 22.90
710GETAWAY GUY (N142)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung671201217113.501:09.911-11-724.70 22.57 22.70
82PHOTON WILLIE (S199)T. BerryA. S. Cruz80133152333.751:09.910-10-824.62 22.49 22.88
99ABLE WARRIOR (P265)K. C. LeungJ. Moore671183299126.501:10.46-6-924.22 22.69 23.53
103AFFLUENCE OF RAIN (L363)K. TeetanD. Ferraris79132214267.251:10.59-9-1024.46 22.65 23.45
111DOMINEER (P366)Z. PurtonC. Fownes801332.72107.501:10.54-3-1123.94 22.73 23.92
127HEROIC GURU (S260)C. Y. HoD. Hall69120397248.251:10.712-12-1224.98 22.49 23.23
Sire:Footstepsinthesand
Breed of the Winning Horse:HAWTHORNE
Dam:Western Bowl
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 513
place 6 94.5
8 18
5 20
quinella 6-8 1521
quinella place 6-8 383.5
5-6 309.5
5-8 49
tierce 6-8-5 16391
trio 5-6-8 2124
first 4 5-6-8-11 2203
quartet 6-8-5-11 67248
4th double (3-6) $10326.0
4th double consulation (3-8) $328.0

Recap by phillip woo

Hawthorne was well rated in the front with blinkers from a middle gate, cornered four deep a half-length on top and shook off a challenge from You Read My Mind to draw clear 100m out for an upset win. Hong Kong Dancer enjoyed the box-seat run, straightened three deep and ran down You Read My Mind in the final few metres for the Quinella spot to continue his consistent run of form. You Read My Mind punched the breeze in second, rallied five deep upon straightening, levelled up 200m out and could not keep the engine rolling 100m out. King Derby settled fifth and one off the rails, angled into the clear with three wider out at the 200m and ran on steadily to just miss a placing. Sea Warrior made his run fore of midfield along the inside, straightened one off and made some progress without menacing. Silly Buddies made a mild bid after cornering four deep following a one-off run worse than midfield. Getaway Guy switched off from a wide gate to travel second from the rear, peeled widest out upon straightening and only passed beaten rivals. Firming favourite Domineer was not able to get cover in fourth from a wide gate, swung the final bend with two further out and yielded ground 250m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (680)-GREEN LANE HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200Metres

AFFLUENCE OF RAIN, which was fractious in the barriers, began awkwardly and lost ground.

PHOTON WILLIE and HEROIC GURU bumped at the start.

On jumping, SILLY BUDDIES and DOMINEER were crowded for room between GETAWAY GUY and YOU READ MY MIND which shifted out.

In this incident, DOMINEER and GETAWAY GUY bumped, causing both horses to become unbalanced.

From the outside barrier, ABLE WARRIOR was taken across behind runners in the early stages.

Shortly after entering the Straight, HAWTHORNE shifted out and bumped YOU READ MY MIND, causing both horses to become unbalanced.

In the early part of the Straight, SILLY BUDDIES got its head on the side and after the 300 Metres was awkwardly placed close to the heels of HONG KONG DANCER.

Near the 150 Metres, SILLY BUDDIES was shifted to the inside of YOU READ MY MIND after being awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse.

KING DERBY lost its left front plate after passing the winning post.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of DOMINEER, Z Purton stated that he had been asked to ride DOMINEER in a position behind the speed given that there were a number of horses that had previously shown good speed in their races which were more favourably drawn.

He said however that due to the make-up of the race in the early stages, he was not able to obtain cover on DOMINEER and was left racing three wide and without cover after the 1000 Metres.

He said due to the manner in which horses appeared to be advantaged by racing towards the middle of track, he was not overly concerned by having to travel three wide as DOMINEER travelled strongly in the early and middle stages.

He added making the Home Turn DOMINEER continued to travel strongly and he expected the horse to quicken when placed under pressure at the entrance to the Straight.

He said however that DOMINEER immediately came under pressure and did not respond to his riding and commenced to weaken out of the race prior to the 200 Metres.

He said near the 150 Metres DOMINEER shifted in abruptly, however, at this time the horse was well beaten and was giving ground noticeably.

He added after the race DOMINEER appeared to be striding out freely and he did not believe the horse racing three wide and without cover was a reasonable excuse for its disappointing performance.

Mr C Fownes, the trainer of DOMINEER, stated that DOMINEER is still a young horse which is yet to fully mature.

He said the horse had done particularly well since its last start and a forward showing was expected.

He said whilst the horse was disappointing, he felt tonight's race was run differently than last start when the horse was able to obtain a trailing position behind the leaders.

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

The performance of DOMINEER, a last start winner, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, DOMINEER will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in an official barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

DOMINEER, HAWTHORNE and HONG KONG DANCER were sent for sampling.