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Race Results:

25 February 2015 - Happy Valley


Class 3 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.2
Sectional Time: 24.09 22.56 23.57

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18ORIENTAL PROSPER (N100)Y. T. ChengY. S. Tsui681241829101:10.24-1-124.21 22.44 23.57
23HONG KONG DANCER (N399)K. C. LeungL. Ho731278.57.372.251:10.57-6-224.53 23.04 23.00
37FLYING TOURBILLON (T051)H. W. LaiP. F. Yiu69123379992.751:10.69-8-324.73 23.08 22.84
46ALL THE BEST (S169)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson691258.58.4112.751:10.610-9-424.85 23.24 22.57
51MR GINGER (N307)U. RispoliC. Fownes771334.22.932.751:10.62-2-524.09 23.00 23.59
69GREAT RUN (P223)K. TeetanA. T. Millard661228.38.1131:10.73-4-624.21 23.08 23.42
711BUDDY BUDDIES (M021)K. C. NgC. W. Chang62113269384.501:10.912-10-725.01 23.12 22.81
84AFFLUENCE OF RAIN (L363)N. RawillerD. Ferraris72128263026.501:11.25-5-824.21 23.32 23.72
95TANGO FIRE (S081)J. MoreiraJ. Moore711273.24.256.751:11.26-7-924.45 23.32 23.52
102SEASONS STAR (P058)M. DemuroA. S. Cruz771331546126.751:11.311-12-1025.01 23.36 22.94
1112SEA WARRIOR (P411)M. ChadwickW. Y. So61117178.647.251:11.31-3-1124.09 23.20 24.09
1210RISING FAST (T075)D. WhyteT. P. Yung661223132611.751:12.18-11-1224.65 23.56 23.91
Breed of the Winning Horse:ORIENTAL PROSPER
Dam:Lady Filly
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 295.5
place 8 65
3 20.5
7 300
quinella 3-8 1121.5
quinella place 3-8 244.5
7-8 2570.5
3-7 2103
tierce 8-3-7 100604
trio 3-7-8 17754
first 4 3-6-7-8 39514
quartet 8-3-7-6 1042568
7th double (9-8) $1104.0
7th double consulation (9-3) $34.0
2nd double trio (1,2,9/3,7,8) $893496.0

Recap by phillip woo

Oriental Prosper was posted deep until clearing to the front at the 600m, slipped away by three lengths coming to the final bend and kept on gamely for an easy win. Hong Kong Dancer saved ground in midfield, came one off upon straightening and got up 100m out for the Quinella spot. Flying Tourbillon recovered after a sluggish break to hold a position behind midfield along the rails, stayed to the inside upon straightening and finished well with blinkers applied to grab a placing at long odds. All The Best was allowed to find his feet fourth from the rear from an outside gate, swung the final bend furthest out and was closing off well to just miss a placing. Mr Ginger was up vying for the front, handed up to Oriental Prosper at the 600m and lost a placing in the final 100m. Great Run was prominently ridden along the fence, straightened four deep and was one-paced over the final 150m with every chance. Tango Fire eased back to midfield after challenging for the front early on, was under the whip 600m out and yielding ground 150m out. Punted late, Sea Warrior was up sharing the lead and was gradually giving ground coming to the final bend.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (419)-THE VOLUNTEERS' CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP) (Sec2) - Class 3 - 1200Metres

AFFLUENCE OF RAIN proved difficult to load.

Before being allowed to race again, AFFLUENCE OF RAIN will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test.

After being loaded, RISING FAST became fractious.

Before being allowed to race again, RISING FAST will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test.

SEA WARRIOR and MR GINGER were crowded for room on jumping between TANGO FIRE and AFFLUENCE OF RAIN which shifted out.

FLYING TOURBILLION was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Making the turn after the 1100 Metres, GREAT RUN and AFFLUENCE OF RAIN raced tight due to GREAT RUN getting its head on the side and shifting out when racing keenly.

After this, GREAT RUN continued to race keenly.

ORIENTAL PROSPER travelled wide and without cover until making the turn after the 600 Metres.

Over the final 100 Metres, FLYING TOURBILLION raced tight inside HONG KONG DANCER which improved into tight running inside MR GINGER approaching the 100 Metres.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of TANGO FIRE, J Moreira stated that, from barrier 5, it was expected that TANGO FIRE would be able to obtain a position behind the speed and close to the running rail in the early stages.

He said TANGO FIRE began very well which resulted in the horse being in a prominent position in the early stages.

He said when a number of runners were ridden forward inside TANGO FIRE in the early stages, he attempted to ride his mount along to clear those horses, however, they continued to maintain their positions to the inside of TANGO FIRE and making the turn near the 1000 Metres TANGO FIRE was left racing in a five wide position without cover.

He said it was no longer available for him to continue riding forward due to the manner in which other horses drawn more favourably were ridden, therefore he elected to steady TANGO FIRE and obtain a position with cover closer to the rail.

He said as soon as he positioned TANGO FIRE behind other runners near the 900 Metres, the horse immediately came off the bridle and he had to ride it aggressively along the Back Straight in an endeavour to maintain its position.

He said TANGO FIRE never travelled at any stage of the race and came under heavy pressure near the 500 Metres.

He added, despite being ridden out rounding the Home Turn and in the Straight, TANGO FIRE was disappointing in the manner in which it failed to respond to his riding and weakened in the Straight.

A veterinary inspection of TANGO FIRE immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

Before being allowed to race again, TANGO FIRE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

A veterinary inspection of SEA WARRIOR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.