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Race Results:

11 February 2015 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:10.3
Sectional Time: 24.05 22.66 23.65

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13MELLIFLUENT (S059)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum571316.44.511:10.36-6-124.37 22.90 23.09
210JOYEUX (S340)C. Y. HoC. Fownes451177.25.47N1:10.41-1-224.05 22.66 23.70
34JOLLY SPRING (P395)A. SuboricsD. Ferraris551299.21590.501:10.47-5-324.37 22.78 23.31
42GRIMMY (P079)N. CallanNg Ting-keung58132139.7100.501:10.411-11-424.73 23.02 22.71
56TOMODACHI (M026)C. Y. LuiD. Cruz52119129.351.751:10.64-2-524.17 22.54 23.92
68OUR HONOUR (S324)M. GuyonW. Y. So47121129.562.501:10.78-10-624.53 23.02 23.21
712RAY OF GOLD (N443)K. TeetanY. S. Tsui411151722113.251:10.810-9-724.65 22.86 23.35
89WHISTLE BLOWER (P308)O. DoleuzeP. O'Sullivan471217.56.7441:11.03-3-824.17 22.78 24.06
95FOTOGENIC (S114)N. RawillerT. P. Yung541282127851:11.15-7-924.29 23.02 23.85
107EASTERN PROMISE (N196)G. MosseK. L. Man511257.21235.501:11.29-8-1024.61 22.90 23.72
111YOU ARE THE ONE (P015)U. RispoliP. F. Yiu591335.39.928.501:11.72-4-1124.17 22.78 24.76
1211FOREVER FUN (S130)M. L. YeungK. W. Lui431156366128.751:11.712-12-1225.01 22.98 23.76
Breed of the Winning Horse:MELLIFLUENT
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 45
place 3 16
10 22.5
4 38.5
quinella 3-10 104
quinella place 3-10 52.5
3-4 154.5
4-10 138
tierce 3-10-4 3462
trio 3-4-10 791
first 4 2-3-4-10 1955
quartet 3-10-4-2 34890
3rd double (9-3) $228.5
3rd double consulation (9-10) $44.0
1st double trio (9,11,12/3,4,10) $88006.0

Recap by phillip woo

Mellifluent settled midfield along the rails, shifted five deep at the 250m and quickened well to get up in the final stride for an overdue victory. Joyeux was caught four deep vying for the lead from gate seven, cleared to the front at the 700m, established a two-length margin at the 200m and was nipped on the wire in an improved run with a move to blinkers. Jolly Spring settled one off in midfield after jumping sluggishly from a tricky gate, swung the final bend with three wider out and closed off well to make it close on the wire while just holding off Grimmy for third. Grimmy was ridden for luck second from the rear and three deep from a wide gate, pushed into the clear with one wider out upon straightening and just miss the placings. Tomodachi sat outside the leader, straightened three deep and plugged on one-paced over the last 100m. Our Honour made his run deep with cover behind midfield, swung the final bend widest out and got going late without menacing. Whistle Blower settled in the one-out, one-back position, straightened four deep and was yielding ground over the last 150m. You Are The One eased back to settle in the box seat after vying for the early lead.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (386)-SAI KUNG HANDICAP - Class 4 (Special Conditions) - 1200Metres

WHISTLE BLOWER and TOMODACHI bumped heavily at the start.

JOLLY SPRING was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

From the outside barriers, RAY OF GOLD and FOREVER FUN were also shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Near the 1100 Metres, U Rispoli (YOU ARE THE ONE) adjusted his left foot in the iron.

Near the 650 Metres, YOU ARE THE ONE got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of JOYEUX (C Y Ho) which, after crossing to the lead, steadied the tempo.

MELLIFLUENT and EASTERN PROMISE, which were following YOU ARE THE ONE, were inconvenienced in consequence.

C Y Ho was warned against the practice of steadying his mounts too abruptly in the lead.

After the 600 Metres, FOTOGENIC travelled wide and without cover.

Passing the 500 Metres, OUR HONOUR was awkwardly placed close to the heels of FOTOGENIC.

Approaching the 400 Metres, GRIMMY raced close to the heels of OUR HONOUR.

After the 300 Metres, YOU ARE THE ONE got its head on the side and shifted in.

Passing the 250 Metres, GRIMMY momentarily raced in restricted room between OUR HONOUR and FOTOGENIC which shifted out marginally.

When questioned, M Guyon stated that as he had been advised that OUR HONOUR had not finished off its races when pressured in the early stages, he was asked to ride the horse in about a midfield position or slightly worse if possible.

He said for this reason after the 900 Metres he did not improve his position to prevent FOTOGENIC from shifting ground in front of OUR HONOUR as he felt that he would have had to ride it along at this time to do so which, having in mind his instructions, would not have been in the horse??s best interests.

When questioned, U Rispoli stated that he had been instructed to lead on YOU ARE THE ONE if possible.

He said making the turn into the Back Straight after the 900 Metres there were a number of horses positioned to the outside of YOU ARE THE ONE being ridden to take up forward positions including JOYEUX which he knew to be lightly weighted as comparison to YOU ARE THE ONE which was carrying top weight.

He said as the tempo of the race along the Back Straight was good, he did not want to become engaged in a speed battle with JOYEUX and therefore allowed that horse to cross YOU ARE THE ONE after the 700 Metres.

He said he was of the opinion at the time that had he have ridden YOU ARE THE ONE to maintain the lead, the horse may not have been able to close off its race, nonetheless it was disappointing as it failed to quicken in the Straight and compounded.

A veterinary inspection of YOU ARE THE ONE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of EASTERN PROMISE and WHISTLE BLOWER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

MELLIFLUENT and JOYEUX were sent for sampling.