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Race Results:

22 April 2015 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:41.1
Sectional Time: 28.75 25.11 24.12 23.21

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14TWIN TURBO (M250)C. Y. HoY. S. Tsui55128131351:41.12-2-1-153.86 24.12 23.21
25BEST HOPE (S102)N. CallanC. H. Yip541299.2144SH1:41.24-6-3-254.10 24.08 23.03
38UNIQUE HAPPIEST (S245)M. L. YeungA. Lee511245.82.621.751:41.41-1-2-353.86 24.16 23.47
411ENDORSING (S108)D. WhyteR. Gibson461216.25.432.501:41.57-10-7-454.34 24.08 23.17
52HEROIC GURU (S260)B. PrebbleD. Hall581334.44.663.501:41.78-9-9-554.30 24.24 23.19
63SPINNING DANCER (S078)K. TeetanS. Woods561319.413141:41.85-5-5-654.10 24.16 23.59
71CIRCUIT STAR (N220)K. C. LeungK. L. Man5813121371061:42.111-12-11-754.54 24.08 23.53
89WINNING APEX (N128)D. LaneP. F. Yiu51126217996.251:42.13-4-4-854.02 24.16 24.00
97DIAMOND FRIENDS (S376)J. MoreiraJohn Size471227.514116.501:42.26-8-6-954.22 24.16 23.83
106WINNING MASCOT (L342)N. RawillerC. W. Chang54129121376.501:42.29-7-10-1054.22 24.36 23.64
1112HOUSE OF LUCK (S127)H. W. LaiK. W. Lui401133375127.251:42.312-11-12-1154.46 24.40 23.48
1210ABLE TALENT (S446)Y. T. ChengP. O'Sullivan461213250815.501:43.610-3-8-1254.02 24.40 25.26
Breed of the Winning Horse:TWIN TURBO
Dam:Ebony Pearl
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 139.5
place 4 38
5 41.5
8 11.5
quinella 4-5 589
quinella place 4-5 153
4-8 58.5
5-8 83
tierce 4-5-8 4975
trio 4-5-8 600
first 4 4-5-8-11 602
quartet 4-5-8-11 23456
4th double (6-4) $721.5
4th double consulation (6-5) $128.0

Recap by phillip woo

Twin Turbo stalked the leader Unique Happiest, drew level at the 800m, went to the front 500m out and just held off the late surging Best Hope over the final 100m for the win. Best Hope settled one off the fence in fifth, straightened five deep and kept on nicely for second. He's ready to win. Favourite Unique Happiest enjoyed soft sections holding a narrow margin on the lead, was headed coming to the final bend and kept grinding away to hold onto a placing. Endorsing travelled one off the fence behind midfield, had to check off the heels three deep at the 220m and ran on steadily thereafter to finish a clear-cut fourth. Heroic Guru was posted in midfield early on, got shuffled back to have only two behind him coming to the final bend and made some ground late near the inside without menacing. The pace did not suit him. Spinning Dancer only held his ground following a rail's run in midfield. Diamond Friends never ran on with one wider out following a one-off run worse than midfield. Winning Mascot drifted back to travel second from the rear at the 1,000m, rolled to midfield at the 800m and was only one-paced widest out upon straightening.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (557)-TAI HANG TUNG HANDICAP - Class 4 (Special Conditions) - 1650Metres

DOUBLE POINT was withdrawn on 21.4.15 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (sore both fore feet) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter DIAMOND FRIENDS (J Moreira).

Before being allowed to race again, DOUBLE POINT will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

On arrival at the Start, D Lane expressed concern regarding the action of WINNING APEX.

WINNING APEX was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said after the necessary consultations that the horse was suitable to race.

SPINNING DANCER began only fairly.

ABLE TALENT was slow to begin.

CIRCUIT STAR was also slow to begin and shortly after the start was steadied away from the heels of DIAMOND FRIENDS which shifted in.

After this, CIRCUIT STAR was shifted across behind runners.

From the outside barrier, HOUSE OF LUCK was also taken across behind runners in the early stages.

Approaching and passing the winning post on the first occasion, ENDORSING, which was proving very difficult to settle, was checked away from the heels of BEST HOPE.

WINNING MASCOT, which was following ENDORSING, got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of that horse in consequence.

Approaching the 1300 Metres, SPINNING DANCER momentarily raced tight inside BEST HOPE.

After the 1100 Metres, ABLE TALENT travelled keenly and passing the 1000 Metres was shifted out and allowed to improve its position, however, subsequently raced wide and without cover for the remainder of the race.

Passing the 1000 Metres, HEROIC GURU was awkwardly placed close to the heels of SPINNING DANCER.

After the 1000 Metres, ENDORSING was awkwardly placed close to the heels of BEST HOPE.

Approaching the 800 Metres, CIRCUIT STAR was checked away from the heels of HEROIC GURU which was steadied away from the heels of SPINNING DANCER.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, HEROIC GURU raced tight inside ENDORSING which got its head on the side and shifted in away from DIAMOND FRIENDS.

For a short distance after this, HEROIC GURU continued to race in restricted room inside ENDORSING.

Over the concluding stages, TWIN TURBO and BEST HOPE raced tight due to BEST HOPE shifting in under pressure.

For the majority of the race, WINNING APEX travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, D Whyte (ENDORSING) stated that his mount had hung in badly throughout the race and in the early part of the Straight was still inclined to hang in.

He said as he felt that SPINNING DANCER was the only horse to his inside, he allowed ENDORSING to lay in behind UNIQUE HAPPIEST in order to shift SPINNING DANCER in towards the rail and obtain clear running to the inside of UNIQUE HAPPIEST.

He said as he was doing this, he became aware that HEROIC GURU was positioned to the inside of WINNING DANCER which he was previously unaware of.

He said when he became aware of this, he immediately shifted ENDORSING to the outside of UNIQUE HAPPIEST and commenced to ride his mount along.

He added that ENDORSING continued to lay in under pressure for the remainder of the race.

A veterinary inspection of WINNING MASCOT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

UNIQUE HAPPIEST, TWIN TURBO and BEST HOPE were sent for sampling.