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Race Results:

10 June 2015 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 2200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 2:17.5
Sectional Time: 14.14 23.28 24.88 26.52 24.38 24.30

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
15MAC ROW (N252)K. C. LeungA. Lee50122171552:17.510-8-5-189.66 24.10 23.74
26SPIRIT SOARING (N099)N. RawillerW. Y. So50124106.51Nose2:17.52-2-2-289.06 24.26 24.18
39PERCY JACKSON (N188)T. H. SoS. Woods461182136110.502:17.611-11-11-390.06 24.34 23.20
410OXFORD CHARLEY (P266)M. ChadwickS. Woods441186.81091.252:17.68-7-8-489.50 24.50 23.69
57TELEPHATIA (P405)M. L. YeungA. Lee4812067.931.252:17.79-10-9-589.82 24.30 23.58
62ROCK THE TREE (P272)A. SuboricsD. Ferraris581321316622:17.85-6-6-689.50 24.30 24.01
711CRUISE CONTROL (P198)C. Y. HoC. Fownes431158.66.5432:17.94-3-3-789.26 24.34 24.39
83SPEEDY WALLY (T002)O. DoleuzeP. O'Sullivan54128118.285.502:18.31-1-1-888.82 24.38 25.19
88NAVEL ORANGE (P035)D. WhyteD. Ferraris461208.16.825.502:18.37-9-10-889.74 24.38 24.27
104VITAL PRINCE (P397)D. LaneC. W. Chang541283378106.502:18.53-4-7-1089.30 24.66 24.58
111BACKBENCH BLUES (P096)Z. PurtonT. P. Yung591333.73.9712.502:19.46-5-4-1189.34 24.26 25.89
Sire:Le Vie Dei Colori
Breed of the Winning Horse:MAC ROW
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 5 153.5
place 5 45.5
6 23.5
9 83.5
quinella 5-6 640
quinella place 5-6 160
5-9 575
6-9 349
tierce 5-6-9 28874
trio 5-6-9 4676
first 4 5-6-9-10 8912
quartet 5-6-9-10 244252
2nd double (8-5) $2485.5
2nd double consulation (8-6) $186.0

Recap by phillip woo

Mac Row settled one off the rails second from the rear, worked his way around the field at the 750m, swung the final bend with two wider out and got up in the final stride for a maiden win at his 30th run. The rise in trip suited him. Spirit Soaring tracked the leader Speedy Wally, worked to the front at the 250m, had a two-length advantage 150m out and was nipped on the wire. Percy Jackson settled last from gate 11, pushed widest soon after straightening and finished willingly to add some spice to the tierce 20m out. Oxford Charley settled one off the paint fourth from the rear, rounded the final bend with one wider out and went to the line well. Telephatia made his run third from the rear, straightened four from the right and just missed a Quartet spot. Rock The Tree only plugged on after travelling one off the fence fore of midfield. He's had a long campaign and needs a break. Cruise Control settled fourth in the run along the rails, straightened four deep and failed to let down when popped the question. Speedy Wally cornered a length on top after setting genuine fractions and was stopping 150m out. Navel Orange failed to lift. Favourite Backbench Blues settled one off the fence in midfield, moved to third at the 600m, was under the pump at 450m and struggled 200m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (683)-PAK TIN HANDICAP - Class 4 - 2200Metres

TELEPHATIA was momentarily crowded for room on jumping between NAVEL ORANGE which began only fairly and CRUISE CONTROL which shifted in.

SPIRIT SOARING lost its right front plate on jumping.

From a wide barrier, OXFORD CHARLEY was steadied shortly after the start and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.

From the outside barrier, PERCY JACKSON was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

Making the turn after the 1000 Metres, TELEPHATIA was awkwardly placed close to the heels of NAVEL ORANGE.

When the pace of the race slackened after the 900 Metres, OXFORD CHARLEY, NAVEL ORANGE and TELEPHATIA all commenced to travel keenly.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, VITAL PRINCE lay in and was awkwardly placed outside the heels of CRUISE CONTROL.

Approaching the 400 Metres, TELEPHATIA was awkwardly placed close to the heels of VITAL PRINCE.

Near the 250 Metres, BACKBENCH BLUES, which was giving ground, was momentarily eased away from the heels of CRUISE CONTROL.

TELEPHATIA, which was following BACKBENCH BLUES, was shifted out away from the heels of that horse in consequence.

After the race, D Whyte stated that the only reason he could offer for the disappointing performance of NAVEL ORANGE was that the horse appeared to be reluctant to stretch out when racing inside other runners.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of BACKBENCH BLUES, Z Purton stated that his mount was inclined to lay in in the early and middle stages which is unusual as the horse has always raced tractably when he had ridden it in the past.

He said when the tempo of the race slackened near the 900 Metres, he intended to ease BACKBENCH BLUES out away from the heels of VITAL PRINCE and commence to improve his position.

He said however that as BACKBENCH BLUES was laying in, the horse was reluctant to shift to the outside of VITAL PRINCE and then got its head up on a number of occasions when awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse after the 900 Metres.

He said when he was able to shift BACKBENCH BLUES out away from the heels of VITAL PRINCE, the horse did not improve into the race as he expected it would and because of this he was then left racing three wide and without cover.

He added BACKBENCH BLUES came under pressure prior to the 600 Metres and despite being ridden vigorously between the 500 Metres and the entrance to the Straight, it did not respond and commenced to give ground.

He said BACKBENCH BLUES pulled up very quickly after the race.

He said he was not able to offer any explanation for the disappointing performance other than to say that it is unusual for the horse to lay in the way that it did.

Mr T P Yung, the trainer of BACKBENCH BLUES, stated that whilst the horse had pleased him in the training in the lead up to tonight's race, the manner in which it weakened out of the race indicated to him that it may be tired and in need of a let-up.

He said he will monitor the horse in the days to come before discussing the matter with the horse's owners.

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

The performance of BACKBENCH BLUES, a favourite for tonight's race, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, BACKBENCH BLUES will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in an official barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

A veterinary inspection of CRUISE CONTROL immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

BACKBENCH BLUES, MAC ROW and SPIRIT SOARING were sent for sampling.