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Race Results:

10 June 2015 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09.6
Sectional Time: 23.99 22.84 22.81

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13GRAN BOLIVAR (S165)H. N. WongY. S. Tsui56121223291:09.61-1-123.99 22.84 22.81
29MI SAVVY (N138)N. RawillerR. Gibson511263.93.352.251:09.92-2-224.15 22.96 22.87
31NATURAL TEAM (P257)G. MosseK. L. Man58133111132.501:10.04-3-324.31 22.96 22.77
44SEA WARRIOR (P411)B. PrebbleW. Y. So561315.64.214.751:10.33-4-424.31 23.00 23.08
55JOYFUL THE GREAT (N407)M. L. YeungA. Lee55128158.71251:10.47-5-524.71 22.80 22.94
66EXTREMELY FUN (T024)H. W. LaiD. Cruz521274.96.786.251:10.68-7-624.75 23.00 22.89
78SAMMY'S EMPIRE (S336)Y. T. ChengA. Schutz52127276626.751:10.76-9-724.59 23.20 22.92
87PEARL WARM WARM (T183)D. LaneP. O'Sullivan521271920671:10.75-6-824.51 23.04 23.23
912RUGBY AMBASSADOR (S314)T. H. SoC. H. Yip40113137.177.751:10.89-10-924.87 23.12 22.90
1010FISHKING THUNDER (T084)C. Y. HoD. Ferraris46119559949.751:11.112-11-1025.19 22.80 23.20
112TOUCH GO (L254)D. WhyteK. W. Lui571329.9211111.501:11.410-8-1124.87 22.88 23.74
1211GETAWAY GUY (N142)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung4311810341014.501:11.911-12-1225.07 22.92 23.96
Breed of the Winning Horse:GRAN BOLIVAR
Dam:Magnifique Lass
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 322.5
place 3 67.5
9 14
1 33
quinella 3-9 458
quinella place 3-9 147.5
1-3 308.5
1-9 73
tierce 3-9-1 11599
trio 1-3-9 1321
first 4 1-3-4-9 796
quartet 3-9-1-4 29922

Recap by phillip woo

Gran Bolivar cleared to the lead from a tricky gate passing the 900m, cornered nearly two lengths on top and kept finding to open his win account at his eighth start. Post-time favourite Mi Savvy handed up the lead to track the leader one off the rails, straightened four deep and only managed second with every chance. Natural Team settled one off in fourth, rounded the final bend five deep and stayed on all right to finish a clear third. He needed this run following a lengthy break. Sea Warrior, as the early favourite, was disappointing, only holding his ground following a box-seat run. Joyful The Great travelled three deep without cover fore of midfield from a wide gate, rounded the final bend four from the right and ran on steadily to just miss a Quartet spot. Extremely Fun made only a mild bid after angling into the clear with two wider out passing the 300m following a one-off run fourth from the back. Pearl Warm Warm never ran on following a one-off run in midfield. Rugby Ambassador made no impression after settling third from the rear.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (681)-LAI ON HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Metres

TOUCH GO, which was fractious in the barriers, began only fairly.

FISHKING THUNDER lost ground on jumping when crowded for room between MI SAVVY and NATURAL TEAM which shifted out.

Shortly after the start, PEARL WARM WARM was bumped by MI SAVVY due to both horses shifting ground.

PEARL WARM WARM then shifted out, resulting in RUGBY AMBASSADOR being inconvenienced.

Despite being ridden along in the early stages, EXTREMELY FUN failed to muster speed and shortly after the start was taken across behind runners to obtain cover.

Making the turn near the 1000 Metres, FISHKING THUNDER was steadied away from the heels of RUGBY AMBASSADOR after being awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse.

Passing the 900 Metres, EXTREMELY FUN got its heads on the side and shifted in abruptly.

Near the 750 Metres, PEARL WARM WARM got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of NATURAL TEAM.

In this incident, PEARL WARM WARM shifted in, resulting in SAMMY'S EMPIRE being momentarily crowded for room.

Making the turn passing the 600 Metres, SAMMY'S EMPIRE momentarily raced in restricted room inside PEARL WARM WARM.

After the 600 Metres, MI SAVVY (N Rawiller) got its head on the side and hung out.

MI SAVVY continued to hang out until passing the 450 Metres at which point the horse shifted in, resulting in SEA WARRIOR being hampered when crowded for room.

N Rawiller was reprimanded and advised that in assessing the incident, the Stewards were cognizant of the fact that MI SAVVY was hanging out and proving difficult to manage, however, he must at all times ensure that he makes every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground and causing interference to other runners.

Passing the 300 Metres, TOUCH GO was bumped by EXTREMELY FUN which shifted out away from the heels of JOYFUL THE GREAT which was taken out by PEARL WARM WARM.

Passing the 100 Metres, RUGBY AMBASSADOR was awkwardly placed inside the heels of PEARL WARM WARM.

When questioned, M L Yeung stated that he had been asked to ride JOYFUL THE GREAT conservatively due to having drawn the outside barrier.

He said it was explained to him that JOYFUL THE GREAT had previously weakened when ridden in a forward position from a wide alley over the course and distance and therefore it was hoped that tonight the pace of the race would be sufficient that the horse would be able to settle after obtaining cover.

He added after initially getting its head up on a number of occasions when being steadied in the early stages, he was able to shift JOYFUL THE GREAT across to race behind TOUCH GO near the 1000 Metres, however, JOYFUL THE GREAT commenced to prove difficult to settle and had to be shifted out to avoid the heels of that horse after the 1000 Metres.

He said this resulted in JOYFUL THE GREAT racing wide and without cover for the remainder of the race.

D Whyte (TOUCH GO) expressed concern regarding the horse making an abnormal breathing noise during the race.

A veterinary inspection of TOUCH GO including an endoscopic examination immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

GRAN BOLIVAR and MI SAVVY were sent for sampling.