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Race Results:

25 February 2015 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.0
Sectional Time: 23.77 22.70 23.58

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11BRIGHT STAR (N387)O. DoleuzeT. P. Yung60133149.621:10.05-4-124.17 22.74 23.14
27SEA RUBY (S238)J. MoreiraJ. Moore531262.32.31N1:10.13-2-223.97 22.70 23.43
33SMART DECLARATION (S436)A. SuboricsD. Ferraris5813112145N1:10.11-1-323.77 22.70 23.63
42GRIMMY (P079)D. WhyteNg Ting-keung591327.45.290.501:10.19-9-424.69 22.78 22.68
511GENUINE CHAMPION (P402)B. PrebbleC. H. Yip491222227101.751:10.38-6-524.45 22.62 23.25
64PAKISTAN BABY (S442)K. C. NgA. S. Cruz581264499122.251:10.410-11-624.93 22.86 22.61
712FLYING RED (P382)M. DemuroJohn Size421151529113.501:10.512-10-725.09 22.50 23.00
86PEACE COMBINATION (T091)U. RispoliC. Fownes541279.21684.501:10.77-8-824.45 22.94 23.37
99FAST AND FURIOUS (T085)K. TeetanY. S. Tsui52125544339.501:11.511-12-924.93 23.30 23.33
1010AZTEC EMPIRE (T064)C. K. TongW. Y. So501218299414.501:12.36-7-1024.17 22.98 25.23
118CRAIG'S FORTUNE (T020)Z. PurtonK. W. Lui521255.14.56191:13.02-3-1123.89 22.98 26.21
125JOYFUL THE GREAT (N407)H. W. LaiA. Lee541252840721.251:13.44-5-1224.01 22.94 26.49
Breed of the Winning Horse:BRIGHT STAR
Dam:San Century
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 96
place 1 24.5
7 12.5
3 35.5
quinella 1-7 110
quinella place 1-7 37.5
1-3 131
3-7 43.5
tierce 1-7-3 2322
trio 1-3-7 277
first 4 1-2-3-7 256
quartet 1-7-3-2 8589
3rd double (12-1) $1307.0
3rd double consulation (12-7) $73.0

Recap by phillip woo

Last-start winner Bright Star settled three back along the rails, swung the final bend with two wider out and quickened nicely to get up in the final few metres for the win with four more pounds to carry on this occasion. Favourite Sea Ruby tracked the leader Smart Declaration along the rails, straightened five deep, forced wider by the leader at the 150m and just got up in the last stride for second. Smart Declaration got away with an uncontested lead, straightened two lengths on top and grudgingly gave way despite wandering under pressure over the final 150m in an improved run with a drop in grade. Grimmy eased back to travel fourth from the rear and one off the rails, straightened three deep and finished well to grab a Quartet spot. Genuine Champion settled worse than midfield along the rails, straightened three deep and was making a decent bid until he copped a check close to home. Pakistan Baby made his run among the backmarkers, stayed to the inside upon straightening and made a decent bid without ever looking a place threat. Craig's Fortune was gone at 450m after travelling second or third in the run without cover. Joyful The Great was prominent without cover near the speed and was eased down after appearing to take a bad step coming to the final bend.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (415)-STUBBS HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Metres

YOU ARE THE ONE was withdrawn on 24.2.15 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (inappetence) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter PAKISTAN BABY.

Before being allowed to race again, YOU ARE THE ONE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

FAST AND FURIOUS was checked shortly after the start when crowded for room between AZTEC EMPIRE and BRIGHT STAR which shifted out.

In this incident, FAST AND FURIOUS made heavy contact with the hindquarters of AZTEC EMPIRE, causing that horse to become badly unbalanced.

JOYFUL THE GREAT was badly crowded for room on jumping between PEACE COMBINATION and CRAIG'S FORTUNE which shifted out.

Shortly after the start, GENUINE CHAMPION and FLYING RED were checked when crowded for room between GRIMMY and PAKISTAN BABY which began awkwardly and shifted in.

After this, FLYING RED, from a wide barrier, was shifted across behind runners.

PAKISTAN BABY lost its right hind plate passing the 1000 Metres.

Near the 1050 Metres, FAST AND FURIOUS lost ground when reluctant to maintain its position inside GENUINE CHAMPION.

Then again making the turn after the 1000 Metres, FAST AND FURIOUS became unbalanced after shifting in and brushing the running rail of its own accord.

Near the 750 Metres, PAKISTAN BABY got its head on the side and hung in despite the efforts of its rider, resulting in FAST AND FURIOUS having to be checked.

After this, PAKISTAN BABY continued to hang in.

Near the 550 Metres, PEACE COMBINATION was awkwardly placed close to the heels of AZTEC EMPIRE.

A Suborics (SMART DECLARATION) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that over the concluding stages he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of GENUINE CHAMPION, causing that horse to be checked and to lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

A Suborics was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday 26 March 2015 on which day he may resume race riding (3 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Sha Tin racemeeting on Sunday, 15 March 2015.

In addition, A Suborics was fined $10,000 in lieu of a suspension for a period incorporating 1 further raceday.

Throughout the race, JOYFUL THE GREAT travelled wide and without cover and approaching the 400 Metres slipped and became badly unbalanced.

After the race, Z Purton (CRAIG'S FORTUNE) stated that after beginning well he was able to take up a forward position without having to make too much use of the horse.

He said after shifting in to race outside the leader SMART DECLARATION making the turn near the 1000 Metres, CRAIG'S FORTUNE travelled satisfactorily, however, came under pressure when JOYFUL THE GREAT improved to the outside of CRAIG'S FORTUNE after the 700 Metres.

He added after this, despite being ridden along, CRAIG'S FORTUNE was reluctant to maintain its position and in the Straight gave ground noticeably.

A veterinary inspection of CRAIG'S FORTUNE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

The performance of CRAIG'S FORTUNE, one of the favoured runners, was considered unacceptable.

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

Also after the race, the Stewards directed for Club Officials to inspect the relevant area.

The Stewards deemed the track satisfactory to continue after some minor remedial work was performed on the relevant section of the track.

A veterinary inspection of JOYFUL THE GREAT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

BRIGHT STAR and SEA RUBY were sent for sampling.