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24 June 2015 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - SAM CHUK HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1650M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:40.8
Sectional Time: 28.09 24.69 24.67 23.42

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
15GRIFFINDOR (P153)N. CallanJ. Moore551286.26.221:40.87-5-6-153.26 24.59 23.02
21LEOWL (S295)H. N. WongP. F. Yiu601236.574N1:40.92-2-2-252.86 24.67 23.41
36GALAXY PRANCER (N389)G. MosseK. L. Man5412791311.751:41.14-3-3-353.02 24.63 23.49
42ADDOLE (S056)C. Y. HoW. Y. So591309.26.8521:41.13-4-4-453.10 24.59 23.50
512LIGHTNING AND GOLD (P354)W. M. LaiC. H. Yip411148.812821:41.210-8-9-553.54 24.55 23.12
64AXIOM (P095)J. MoreiraA. Schutz5713087.2122.501:41.212-12-10-653.78 24.43 23.04
78VARA PEARL (S138)D. WhyteA. T. Millard511245.83.7631:41.35-6-5-753.26 24.47 23.64
89OWNERS' GLORY (L391)K. C. LeungD. Cruz48119162934.251:41.56-7-7-853.34 24.59 23.63
911HAPPY FRIENDSHIP (S074)T. H. SoC. W. Chang41112306874.501:41.69-10-11-953.58 24.63 23.39
107HEART WOOD (M378)N. RawillerD. Ferraris531261213105.751:41.71-1-1-1052.78 24.67 24.33
113MI SAVVY BOY (S381)A. SuboricsR. Gibson591321725115.751:41.811-11-12-1153.74 24.67 23.40
1210SOUTHERN SPRINGS (P139)M. ChadwickC. S. Shum451182326910.501:42.58-9-8-1253.54 24.51 24.51
Sire:Kheleyf
Breed of the Winning Horse:GRIFFINDOR
Dam:Rada
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 5 62.5
place 5 23
1 23.5
6 40.5
quinella 1-5 247.5
quinella place 1-5 101.5
5-6 130.5
1-6 151
tierce 5-1-6 6603
trio 1-5-6 1280
first 4 1-2-5-6 1738
quartet 5-1-6-2 42025
4th double (11-5) $251.0
4th double consulation (11-1) $48.0

Recap by phillip woo

Griffindor saved ground in midfield, straightened near four deep and finished well to wear down Leowl 30m out for only a second win from 26 starts. Leowl handed up the lead to Heart Wood 1,350m out to settle one off in second, reclaimed the front three deep at the 200m and found one too good in the end. He was suited by the drop in grade with the claimer's allowance in play. Galaxy Prancer settled in the box-seat, pulled outside Heart Wood soon after straightening, worked to second 150m out and had to settle a position further back in the end. Addole kept grinding away to just miss a placing following a one-out, one-back run. Lightning And Gold closed off nicely three deep from beyond midfield to just finish out of a Quartet spot. Axiom ran on late with the race all but over after travelling fourth from the rear. Favourite Vara Pearl had no luck and was posted deep without cover in midfield from gate six, was popped the question 500m out and came up one-paced over the final 150m with three wider out. Heart Wood stopped badly 150m out after working to the front passing the 1,400m. Southern Springs was never competitive after a deep run near the back.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (722)-SAM CHUK HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650Metres

On arrival at the Start, M Chadwick expressed concern regarding the action of SOUTHERN SPRINGS.

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

After the race, SOUTHERN SPRINGS was again examined by the Veterinary Officer who said the horse was found to be lame in the left front leg with a minor laceration inside the cannon.

Before being allowed to race again, SOUTHERN SPRINGS will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

GRIFFINDOR was slow to begin.

LEOWL shifted out at the start and bumped ADDOLE.

LIGHTNING AND GOLD was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

From the outside barriers, MI SAVVY BOY and AXIOM were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, GALAXY PRANCER and OWNERS' GLORY raced tight.

Also passing the winning post on the first occasion, SOUTHERN SPRINGS shifted in and bumped VARA PEARL.

Passing the 1400 Metres, OWNERS' GLORY raced in restricted room between VARA PEARL and GALAXY PRANCER which got its head on the side and lay out towards the heels of ADDOLE.

LEOWL lay out rounding the Home Turn.

HAPPY FRIENDSHIP lost its right front plate at the entrance to the Straight.

When questioned, D Whyte (VARA PEARL) stated that due to the circumstances of the race in the early stages he was left racing in a three wide position without cover.

He said when the tempo of the race slackened near the 1200 Metres, he considered allowing his mount to stride forward, however, at this time he became aware that LEOWL was being shifted out away from the rail to race outside and behind the leader in a one-off position and he felt that had he allowed VARA PEARL to stride forward at this time, he would have had to make considerable use of the horse to avoid having to remain in a three wide position.

He added he did not believe it would be in the best interests of VARA PEARL to do so at this time and therefore he elected to keep his horse balanced albeit in a three wide position without cover.

A veterinary inspection of HEART WOOD immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

VARA PEARL, GRIFFINDOR and LEOWL were sent for sampling.

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