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Race Results:

19 October 2014 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1800M - A
Course: HV Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:50.8
Sectional Time: 13.67 23.33 25.88 24.70 23.22

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110SPIRIT SOARING (N099)C. ReithW. Y. So451208.51081:50.82-2-2-163.00 24.58 23.22
25OXFORD CHARLEY (P266)N. RawillerS. Woods541294.46.272.501:51.23-4-4-263.24 24.82 23.16
311REAL GENERAL (M086)J. MoreiraC. H. Yip431188.84.912.751:51.24-3-3-363.12 24.74 23.37
412SURE CHAMP (N013)M. ChadwickR. Gibson411168.81232.751:51.211-9-9-463.80 24.50 22.96
52ACTIVISM (N260)D. WhyteD. Ferraris571326.7423.251:51.37-6-6-563.56 24.54 23.21
61FIGHTING BOY (P376)A. SuboricsK. W. Lui581332428941:51.41-1-1-662.88 24.74 23.81
74HEI HEI POSH (M390)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum541291222651:51.66-8-8-763.76 24.74 23.10
86SUPER STRIKE (L393)K. C. LeungA. Schutz52125278255.251:51.65-5-5-863.52 24.82 23.31
97DRAGON BACHELOR (P128)C. K. TongY. S. Tsui491223680115.501:51.69-10-11-964.00 24.78 22.89
103TERRIFIC MASTER (P436)G. MosseA. S. Cruz561314.94.2105.751:51.712-11-10-1063.92 24.82 22.98
118INDIGO WAY (M227)H. W. LaiK. W. Lui541271418471:51.910-12-12-1164.04 24.74 23.15
129SPICY DRAGON (S213)M. L. YeungK. L. Man4511826401216.251:53.48-7-7-1263.68 24.94 24.79
Breed of the Winning Horse:SPIRIT SOARING
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 102
place 10 27.5
5 19
11 17
quinella 5-10 294
quinella place 5-10 110.5
10-11 81.5
5-11 72
tierce 10-5-11 5282
trio 5-10-11 606
first 4 5-10-11-12 1414
2nd double (1-10) $273.0
2nd double consulation (1-5) $15.0

Recap by phillip woo

Spirit Soaring settled one off in second, advanced to the front at the 350m and kicked nicely for a handy win. Oxford Charley settled one-out, one-back, cornered five deep and ran down Real General in the final stride for second. Thumped late in betting, Real General was under heavy pressure 450m out following a box-seat run, moved to second 300m out and came up one-paced over the final 150m. Sure Champ travelled fourth from the rear, swung the final bend with two wider out and finished well to grab a First-4 spot. Firming late to jump favourite, Activism settled three back and on the rails, straightened one off and plugged on without menacing. Fighting Boy led at a sedate pace, was headed entering the straight and grudgingly gave way over the final 150m. Early favourite Terrific Master settled third from the rear and two off the rails with cover from a wide gate, peeled into the clear with one wider at the 250m and got by beaten rivals. He wasn't suited by the tempo.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (095)-SAPPHIRE HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1800Metres

ROBUST MOMENTUM was withdrawn on 18.10.14 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (blood abnormality) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter INDIGO WAY (H W Lai).

Before being allowed to race again, ROBUST MOMENTUM will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

HEI HEI POSH shifted out at the start and bumped OXFORD CHARLEY.

SURE CHAMP began only fairly and shortly after the start was crowded for room between INDIGO WAY and ACTIVISM which shifted out.

From wide barriers, DRAGON BACHELOR and SPICY DRAGON were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

After SUPER STRIKE and HEI HEI POSH raced tight approaching the 1600 Metres, HEI HEI POSH was shifted out away from the heels of SUPER STRIKE passing the 1600 Metres when that horse shifted out slightly.

SPICY DRAGON, which was following HEI HEI POSH, was inconvenienced in consequence.

For some distance passing the winning post on the first occasion, REAL GENERAL was awkwardly placed close to the heels of SPIRIT SOARING.

Near the 1250 Metres, DRAGON BACHELOR, which was racing fiercely, shifted out when being checked away from the heels of HEI HEI POSH.

TERRIFIC MASTER , which was following DRAGON BACHELOR, was shifted away from the heels of that horse in consequence.

Rounding the Home Turn, DRAGON BACHELOR was awkwardly placed inside the heels of HEI HEI POSH.

For the majority of the race, SPICY DRAGON travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of TERRIFIC MASTER, G Mosse stated that he was asked to ride TERRIFIC MASTER quietly in the early stages from a wide barrier as the horse had over-raced at its most recent start when racing without cover.

He said he was advised that although TERRIFIC MASTER would be back in the field, the horse possesses a good finishing sprint and it was therefore felt that it would be able to overcome having to be ridden quietly.

He said in accordance with his instructions, he shifted TERRIFIC MASTER across behind runners in the early stages.

He said although TERRIFIC MASTER raced in a three wide position from approaching the 1200 Metres, he was able to obtain cover behind SPICY DRAGON throughout the middle part of the race.

He said when SPICY DRAGON shifted out making the turn after the 600 Metres, he positioned TERRIFIC MASTER to the inside of that horse as he did not want to be taken unnecessarily wide were he to have attempted to improve his position around SPICY DRAGON.

He added he was able to commence to ride TERRIFIC MASTER along rounding the Home Turn, however, the horse did not quicken as he thought it would, rather it took some time to gather momentum.

He stated after the race he advised connections that TERRIFIC MASTER would be better suited by races run at Sha Tin.

A veterinary inspection of TERRIFIC MASTER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.