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Race Results:

22 October 2014 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Rainy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:40.9
Sectional Time: 27.69 23.75 25.17 24.38

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13VERDANE (P184)J. MoreiraJ. Moore581313.93.741:40.98-8-7-152.36 24.85 23.78
28PLAIN BLUE BANNER (S070)D. WhyteD. Ferraris451184.83.231.251:41.29-9-9-252.52 24.89 23.79
310LOVING STAR (M382)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung421154552102.501:41.311-10-12-352.60 25.05 23.74
49ZACHARY (N146)K. TeetanK. W. Lui431167.4682.751:41.43-4-2-451.80 25.01 24.61
512GLOBAL FAME (M335)K. C. LeungR. Gibson41114262813.751:41.57-7-8-552.32 25.01 24.26
64GREAT SPEED (S251)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz571307.31353.751:41.54-5-5-652.04 25.05 24.50
75GENUINE CHAMPION (P402)A. SuboricsC. H. Yip541277.98.7751:41.71-1-1-751.44 25.17 25.18
86PEPPERMINT (M192)C. Y. HoC. Fownes531245.69261:41.912-12-11-852.88 24.69 24.36
97COLOURFUL PROFIT (S123)C. ReithC. S. Shum471207799117.251:42.110-11-10-952.64 24.93 24.56
1011LUCKY PIONEER (S174)C. K. TongT. P. Yung42113338369.501:42.56-6-6-1052.12 25.05 25.34
111CANNY FRANCO (P426)O. DoleuzeC. W. Chang601332327911.751:42.85-3-4-1151.80 25.21 25.87
122DASHING SUPER (N348)Y. T. ChengY. S. Tsui58131331612301:45.72-2-3-1251.60 25.37 28.80
Breed of the Winning Horse:VERDANE
Dam:Society Rose
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 37.5
place 3 14
8 15
10 113.5
quinella 3-8 48.5
quinella place 3-8 26
3-10 231
8-10 217.5
tierce 3-8-10 2940
trio 3-8-10 740
first 4 3-8-9-10 916
3rd double (12-3) $309.0
3rd double consulation (12-8) $60.0
1st double trio (1,5,12/3,8,10) $76153.0

Recap by phillip woo

Verdane settled one off behind midfield, came two off at the 650m, swung the final bend with one wider out and quickened nicely to win going away at the 100m for a second win from three starts this term. Plain Blue Banner settled fourth from the rear, straightened with three wider out and finished strongly to grab second with a return to Class Four as the late-fancied favourite. He looks capable of adding to an earlier win. Loving Star had all before him after getting hampered 650m out and charged home nicely when switching widest out at the 250m to snatch third on the wire from Zachary, who peaked on his run 100m out after looking the winner at the 200m following a prominent run with cover. Global Fame made some ground without menacing near the inside following a rail's run in midfield. Great Speed failed to quicken following a handy run. Genuine Champion set good early fractions while working to the front from gate seven, cornered near two lengths on top before stopping 150m out. Peppermint made some progress without menacing from near the back. Dashing Super couldn't find the front from a wide gate and faded before the top of the straight.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (106)-SHEUNG TAK HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650Metres

Shortly after the start, PEPPERMINT and PLAIN BLUE BANNER, which began awkwardly, lost ground when badly crowded for room inside VERDANE which, after shifting in despite the efforts of its rider, then shifted in further after becoming unbalanced when bumped on the hindquarters by PLAIN BLUE BANNER.

GREAT SPEED began awkwardly.

LOVING STAR was slow to begin.

From a wide barrier, COLOURFUL PROFIT was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Near the 1500 Metres, GREAT SPEED lost its left front plate.

Y T Cheng (DASHING SUPER) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that approaching the winning post on the first occasion he failed to take sufficient measures to prevent his mount from shifting in, resulting in CANNY FRANCO being heavily bumped and becoming unbalanced when crowded for room between DASHING SUPER and ZACHARY which also became unbalanced after being bumped by CANNY FRANCO.

Y T Cheng was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Monday, 10 November 2014 (3 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Sha Tin racemeeting on Sunday, 26 October 2014.

In the unique circumstances of this case, the Stewards ruled that this period of suspension is to be served concurrently with a period of suspension imposed upon Jockey Cheng prior to tonight"s racemeeting.

Approaching the 1000 Metres, CANNY FRANCO was left racing wide and without cover.

Also approaching the 1000 Metres, GREAT SPEED was momentarily crowded for room inside ZACHARY which was steadied away from the heels of DASHING SUPER which shifted in.

Approaching the 600 Metres, LOVING STAR raced tight between COLOURFUL PROFIT and PLAIN BLUE BANNER (D Whyte) which shifted out away from the heels of LUCKY PIONEER.

Then making the turn near the 550 Metres, LOVING STAR was checked when crowded for room between COLOURFUL PROFIT which shifted in slightly and PLAIN BLUE BANNER which was taken out marginally by LUCKY PIONEER which made the turn awkwardly.

D Whyte was advised that whilst there were some circumstances in this incident, nonetheless his initial shift outwards had resulted in LOVING STAR racing in restricted room.

D Whyte was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he leaves comfortable racing room for other runners in similar circumstances.

Passing the 400 Metres, LUCKY PIONEER was shifted out away from the heels of DASHING SUPER which was giving ground.

Rounding the Home Turn, GLOBAL FAME became unbalanced when improving inside DASHING SUPER which was continuing to give ground.

At the entrance to the Straight, PEPPERMINT was steadied when held up for clear running behind LUCKY PIONEER and the tiring DASHING SUPER.

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

The performance of DASHING SUPER, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

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

VERDANE and PLAIN BLUE BANNER were sent for sampling.