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Race Results:

11 March 2015 - Happy Valley


Class 5 - 1800M - B
Course: HV Rainy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:51.7
Sectional Time: 13.62 22.38 25.73 26.09 23.92

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110SWEET BEAN (S205)J. MoreiraC. Fownes201155.63.821:51.74-5-5-162.17 26.13 23.44
24ELECTRONIC GOSPEL (S026)N. RawillerK. L. Man34127106.350.751:51.89-9-10-262.65 26.09 23.13
311EVERSPRING (P325)H. W. LaiA. Lee181118.3121111:51.911-11-11-362.73 25.85 23.33
412HIGH SPEED METRO (P293)K. TeetanS. Woods15113109.111.251:51.96-6-8-462.41 26.17 23.36
57SUPER STRIKE (L393)Z. PurtonA. Schutz341274.49.792.251:52.112-12-12-562.93 25.73 23.44
69FORTUNE BRAVO (N054)C. Y. HoP. F. Yiu241157.76.132.501:52.13-2-3-661.93 26.13 24.09
76ON THE WAY (P433)A. SuboricsC. H. Yip341272548731:52.210-10-9-762.45 25.93 23.83
83COOL PAL (S035)N. CallanL. Ho36129151464.251:52.45-1-1-861.73 26.09 24.59
95HONG KONG FAT (M099)C. K. TongK. W. Lui34125234944.751:52.47-8-7-962.33 26.13 24.02
101SURE CHAMP (N013)D. WhyteR. Gibson4013387124.751:52.41-4-4-1062.09 26.09 24.30
118CASA JUNIOR (M366)K. C. LeungNg Ting-keung3112215241071:52.82-3-2-1161.85 26.09 24.92
122ARCHER'S BOW (P055)O. DoleuzeT. P. Yung38131312787.751:52.98-7-6-1262.17 25.97 24.83
Sire:Encosta De Lago
Breed of the Winning Horse:SWEET BEAN
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 38
place 10 14
4 23
11 41
quinella 4-10 132
quinella place 4-10 55.5
10-11 81
4-11 147
tierce 10-4-11 2161
trio 4-10-11 440
first 4 4-10-11-12 1022
quartet 10-4-11-12 17920

Recap by phillip woo

Firming favourite, Sweet Bean enjoyed a lovely run fifth along the rails, straightened three deep, switched to the fence at the 200m and got up 150m out for a maiden win at his 15th start with leading rider Joao Moreira in the irons for the first time. Electronic Gospel was ridden for luck second from the rear, shifted into the clear with two wider out and finished willingly for a clear second. He's certainly capable of winning at this level. Everspring settled three deep with cover third from the rear, swung the final bend with one wider out and got home nicely to snatch third from High Speed Metro in a photo. High Speed Metro was held up three deep at the 200m after saving ground worse than midfield in the run, switched back to the fence at the 150m, moved to second 100m out and peaked on his run 50m out. Super Strike ran on from the tail of the field out wide. Fortune Bravo had no excuses after being in the box-seat behind leader Cool Pal from a good gate. Cool Pal was yielding ground passing the 200m mark after finding the front 1,250m. Sure Champ was posted deep from a wide gate until slotting one off in fourth at the 1,400m, straightened five deep and came up one-paced in the final 150m.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (450)-O'BRIEN HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1800Metres

HIGH SPEED METRO shifted out at the start and bumped SWEET BEAN on a number of occasions.

ON THE WAY, SUPER STRIKE and EVERSPRING were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

After being ridden along in the early stages to take up a forward position, ELECTRONIC GOSPEL was crowded for room a short distance after the start between COOL PAL and HONG KONG FAT which shifted out.

This resulted in ELECTRONIC GOSPEL racing back in the field.

Passing the 1600 Metres, HIGH SPEED METRO raced tight inside SWEET BEAN which was racing tight inside FORTUNE BRAVO.

Passing the 1100 Metres, HIGH SPEED METRO got its head up when travelling keenly and awkwardly placed close to the heels of SWEET BEAN.

Also passing the 1100 Metres, ON THE WAY commenced to travel keenly and raced close to the heels of HONG KONG FAT.

ELECTRONIC GOSPEL also proved difficult to settle at this stage of the race.

ELECTRONIC GOSPEL was held up for a run in the early part of the Straight and near the 250 Metres was shifted out away from the heels of ON THE WAY to obtain clear running.

Passing the 250 Metres, HONG KONG FAT was inconvenienced by CASA JUNIOR which, when commencing to give ground, was shifted out away from the heels of FORTUNE BRAVO which was taken out by COOL PAL (N Callan).

N Callan was reprimanded and reminded of his obligation to stop riding and straighten his mounts when they shift ground.

Passing the 200 Metres, HIGH SPEED METRO was shifted to the inside of SWEET BEAN to obtain clear running.

Close to the finishing line, HIGH SPEED METRO then raced close to the heels of SWEET BEAN.

When questioned, O Doleuze stated that he had been asked to ride ARCHER'S BOW in a position with cover in about midfield if possible.

He said in the early stages he shifted ARCHER'S BOW to race outside COOL PAL which was being aggressively ridden.

He said he steadied ARCHER'S BOW with a view to shifting his mount behind COOL PAL, however, this took some time as COOL PAL was slow to muster speed in the early stages despite being aggressively ridden.

He said after the 1600 Metres he attempted to obtain a position behind HONG KONG FAT, however, ON THE WAY improved its positon to be racing on the back of that horse which resulted in ARCHER'S BOW being left racing in a position three wide.

He added passing the winning post on the first occasion he noticed a gap existed in advance of HONG KONG FAT and therefore he rode his mount along in an endeavour to obtain this position one horse off the rail in front of that horse.

He said as he did this, approaching the 1200 Metres horses to the inside of ARCHER'S BOW were ridden along and as the tempo of the race slackened, the gap between HONG KONG FAT and SURE CHAMP in advance of that horse closed which resulted in ARCHER'S BOW being left racing three wide and without cover for the remainder of the race.

SWEET BEAN and ELECTRONIC GOSPEL were sent for sampling.