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Race Results:

1 April 2015 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09.6
Sectional Time: 23.52 22.27 23.89

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110LYRIC ACE (S047)D. WhyteD. Cruz441196.43.731:09.61-1-123.52 22.27 23.89
23GOLDEN CHOPSTICKS (P120)H. W. LaiA. Lee551287.9207N1:09.78-8-224.40 22.51 22.83
35YO-YO DA (S104)B. PrebbleW. Y. So551306.95.420.501:09.72-2-323.80 22.27 23.70
41BALTIC WARRIOR (S237)J. MoreiraC. S. Shum5813333.510.501:09.74-3-424.00 22.31 23.46
57SECRET AGENT (P388)N. CallanK. L. Man531286.64.541.251:09.85-5-524.00 22.51 23.35
611CITY POWER (M066)C. K. TongY. S. Tsui421156992521:09.96-7-624.24 22.59 23.16
72MI SAVVY (N138)Z. PurtonR. Gibson571321529112.501:10.13-4-723.88 22.47 23.75
86KING'S STEED (S051)D. LaneNg Ting-keung53128182362.751:10.17-6-824.24 22.43 23.45
94NAUGHTY BABY (N346)K. C. NgA. S. Cruz5512525431231:10.112-12-924.96 22.59 22.62
1012OPTIMISM (S150)Y. T. ChengD. Ferraris4011531681031:10.111-11-1024.72 22.63 22.82
118RED COURAGE (N110)N. RawillerJohn Size48123101283.501:10.29-9-1124.44 22.59 23.21
129GOLDEN CHOICE (S157)C. Y. LuiA. T. Millard46116739997.251:10.810-10-1224.68 22.67 23.50
Sire:Thousand Words
Breed of the Winning Horse:LYRIC ACE
Dam:Aces Dancing
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 37.5
place 10 15.5
3 51.5
5 16.5
quinella 3-10 441.5
quinella place 3-10 137.5
5-10 39
3-5 158
tierce 10-3-5 2503
trio 3-5-10 613
first 4 1-3-5-10 255
quartet 10-3-5-1 5991
3rd double (10-10) $145.5
3rd double consulation (10-3) $94.5

Recap by phillip woo

Lyric Ace easily cleared to lead rounding the first bend, cornered two lengths on top and kept up good gallop for a third win from his past four starts despite a return to Class Four. Golden Chopsticks settled behind midfield along the rails, rounded the final bend five deep and closed off well to snatch second in the shadows of the post. Yo-Yo Da took the sit in second after jumping alertly, straightened three deep upon straightening and kept plugging away to just shade favourite Baltic Warrior for a placing. Baltic Warrior had every chance following a rail's run along the fence in fourth and kept on one-paced over the last 150m. Secret Agent settled one off the rails in fifth, swung the final bend with three wider out and ran on steadily without menacing. City Power made some ground three from the right after making his run one off the fence in midfield. Red Courage ran on without threatening after settling behind midfield and one off the paint.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (508)-SUCCESS HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Metres

As the start was effected, KING'S STEED lifted its front feet off the ground and consequently was slow to begin.

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

After being ridden along in the early stages from the outside barrier, NAUGHTY BABY was steadied and shifted across behind runners after travelling a short distance when left racing wide.

Near the 900 Metres, KING'S STEED got its head up.

Making the first turn near the 900 Metres, OPTIMISM got its head on the side and lay out.

When questioned regarding his riding of GOLDEN CHOPSTICKS in the early part of the Straight, H W Lai stated that it was his intention to try and shift to the outside of runners in the Straight to make the horse's finishing run.

He said after riding his mount along vigorously prior to the 400 Metres and rounding the Home Turn, he commenced to attempt to shift to the outside of SECRET AGENT.

He said however when it became apparent to him near the 250 Metres that he was going to have to shift CITY POWER out in an endeavour to improve to the outside of SECRET AGENT, he directed GOLDEN CHOPSTICKS back to the inside of SECRET AGENT and outside MI SAVVY after which the horse closed off the race strongly.

He said at no stage did he have to stop riding GOLDEN CHOPSTICKS as the horse was improving behind SECRET AGENT.

H W Lai was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, it was of concern to the Stewards that he had neglected to position GOLDEN CHOPSTICKS to improve between SECRET AGENT and MI SAVVY earlier than he did given that at all relevant times there was a clear run between those horses.

He was severely reprimanded and advised that he must ride his mounts in such a manner so as to ensure that they are not open to query.