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Race Results:

21 January 2015 - Happy Valley


Class 3 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:39.2
Sectional Time: 27.86 23.64 24.06 23.68

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
15TWIN DELIGHT (S125)Z. PurtonC. Fownes741273.12.411:39.21-2-1-151.54 24.02 23.68
28EXPECTATOR (N284)K. C. LeungL. Ho63114115.723.251:39.74-5-4-251.82 24.02 23.92
31HO IN ONE (N382)M. GuyonS. Woods801336.71054.751:39.95-6-6-351.86 24.22 23.90
46AGIAAL (N177)U. RispoliA. Schutz661191663851:40.010-8-8-452.22 24.02 23.78
54DR GOOD HABIT (N300)M. DemuroJohn Size761292330751:40.06-4-3-551.82 24.02 24.21
611KIROV (S277)C. Y. HoD. Hall61114175.865.251:40.02-3-5-651.58 24.34 24.15
79SUPREME ESSENCE (N401)H. W. LaiK. W. Lui631141029105.251:40.012-10-9-752.42 23.86 23.81
83DOYENI (T114)A. SuboricsA. S. Cruz76129254496.251:40.29-11-10-852.50 23.90 23.85
910HAPPY ROCKY (S147)M. L. YeungA. Lee611124.96.8116.501:40.211-12-11-952.78 23.70 23.80
102LITTLE DRAGON (S264)N. CallanP. F. Yiu781311716127.251:40.33-1-2-1051.50 24.14 24.75
117GALAXY PRANCER (N389)G. MosseK. L. Man66120132238.751:40.67-7-7-1152.06 24.06 24.52
1212VITAL PRINCE (P397)Y. T. ChengC. W. Chang611144399422.501:42.88-9-12-1252.38 24.66 25.82
Sire:Perfectly Ready
Breed of the Winning Horse:TWIN DELIGHT
Dam:Penny Arcade
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 5 24.5
place 5 12.5
8 16
1 26.5
quinella 5-8 73
quinella place 5-8 30.5
1-5 51.5
1-8 82.5
tierce 5-8-1 585
trio 1-5-8 163
first 4 1-5-6-8 1208
quartet 5-8-1-6 14668
6th double (12-5) $456.0
6th double consulation (12-8) $150.0
2nd double trio (1,5,12/1,5,8) $13511.0

Recap by phillip woo

Firming favourite Twin Delight bounced quickly to lead from gate one, built a two-length lead rounding the final bend and drew clear for a convincing second win despite a step up to the mile. He appears to have more to offer. Expectator sat on the leader's back and stayed on well for second despite a rise in class. Ho In One made his run fore of midfield and nearly three deep, swung the final bend with one wider out and finished off reasonably well to grab a placing close to home despite top weight coming down in class. Agiaal improved his position from the back to settle worse than midfield near the inside at the 1,000m, turned the final bend with two wider out and ran on nicely to add value to the Quartet. He is usually better over 1,800m. Dr Good Habit made a midfield move at the 850m to sit fourth out wide coming to the final bend, straightened five deep and kept on one-paced over the final 150m. Kirov tracked the leader one off the rails early on, faded back to sit fifth coming to the final bend and only held his ground in the run to the wire. Supreme Essence made some ground along the inside from near last to just miss a First-4 spot. Happy Rocky was ridden for luck at the back of the field from a wide gate, cornered four-to-five deep and was not fully tested over the final 150m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (335)-TANG LUNG HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1650Metres

EXPECTATOR shifted out at the start, resulting in GALAXY PRANCER being crowded for room inside VITAL PRINCE.

DR GOOD HABIT shifted out at the start and bumped AGIAAL.

From a wide barrier, SUPREME ESSENCE was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Passing the 1300 Metres, GALAXY PRANCER got its head on the side and was awkwardly placed inside the heels of VITAL PRINCE.

After the 800 Metres, DR GOOD HABIT was left racing wide and without cover.

Over the final 200 Metres and particularly over the concluding stages, DR GOOD HABIT hung in under pressure and proved difficult to ride.

Over about the last 100 Metres, HAPPY ROCKY was unable to obtain clear running and consequently was not able to be tested.

Over the concluding stages, KIROV and SUPREME ESSENCE raced tight.

The performance of VITAL PRINCE, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

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

When questioned, C Y Ho (KIROV) stated that rounding the Home Turn he anticipated that LITTLE DRAGON would shift out which would allow his mount to improve between that horse and EXPECTATOR.

He said however that LITTLE DRAGON shifted out marginally and as he attempted to improve to that horse??s inside, LITTLE DRAGON then shifted back in which resulted in KIROV being held up for clear running until prior to the 200 Metres.

When questioned, N Callan stated that he had been asked to ride LITTLE DRAGON in a forward position from the outside barrier.

He said he had to ride his mount aggressively in the early stages to take up a forward position and passing the 1300 Metres was left racing in a three wide position without cover.

He said he had hoped that he might be able to obtain a position behind KIROV and in front of HO IN ONE, however, when HO IN ONE maintained its position inside LITTLE DRAGON, he was required to allow his mount to stride forward after the 1000 Metres to obtain the position outside the leader TWIN DELIGHT which he was able to do approaching the 700 Metres.

He said because of the amount of use he had to make of LITTLE DRAGON in the early and middle stages, the horse then was not able to finish off the race.

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

TWIN DELIGHT and EXPECTATOR were sent for sampling.