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Race Results:

22 October 2015 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1200M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:11.7
Sectional Time: 23.98 24.30 23.48

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110BO DUKE (S378)K. C. LeungP. F. Yiu511228.97.621:11.74-3-124.38 24.14 23.24
23SHARP HUNTER (P097)D. WhyteD. Ferraris571306.48.69SH1:11.77-6-224.58 24.14 23.07
37FRUITFUL CHAMPION (T069)Y. T. ChengK. L. Man521256.59.44N1:11.81-1-323.98 24.30 23.53
41OVETT (P351)C. SchofieldA. T. Millard601335.32.71N1:11.82-2-424.14 24.26 23.43
56SEA WARRIOR (P411)N. RawillerW. Y. So551281514521:12.06-5-524.46 24.10 23.51
62BALTIC WARRIOR (S237)N. CallanC. S. Shum581318.7141121:12.010-10-624.74 24.18 23.17
79MAGIC STAR (T266)K. TeetanP. O'Sullivan521251716103.251:12.29-9-724.66 24.18 23.44
84CHIN CHUN (S445)J. MoreiraJohn Size561297.46.683.751:12.311-11-824.86 24.14 23.38
98HAYHAY (P343)C. Y. HoK. W. Lui52123172035.251:12.63-4-924.22 24.34 24.04
1011KING'S STEED (S051)B. PrebbleNg Ting-keung471208.11375.251:12.68-8-1024.58 24.18 23.85
1112PLANET GIANT (T295)M. L. YeungA. S. Cruz43114319865.751:12.75-7-1124.38 24.38 23.94
125SGT ROCK (T307)T. H. SoL. Ho561275699129.251:13.212-12-1224.90 24.30 24.05
Sire:Bachelor Duke
Breed of the Winning Horse:BO DUKE
Dam:Miss Is Brash
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 76.5
place 10 25.5
3 30
7 30
quinella 3-10 446
quinella place 3-10 131
7-10 110.5
3-7 115
tierce 10-3-7 5731
trio 3-7-10 779
first 4 1-3-7-10 563
quartet 10-3-7-1 16955
1st double (3-10) $194.5
1st double consulation (3-3) $48.0

Recap by phillip woo

Bo Duke travelled fourth along the rail, came one off soon after straightening and finished well to get up 30m out for a first win at his eighth start. Sharp Hunter closed off strongly three deep between runners to make it a thriller on the wire following a rail's hugging run behind midfield. Fruitful Champion was nearly two lengths on top at the head of the straight after enjoying a soft time on the lead and was swallowed up close to home. Firming favourite Ovett settled one off in second after handing up the lead 1,000m out, cornered four deep and kept grinding away to just miss a placing with a drop in class. Sea Warrior was handy in the run one off the fence after the leader dropped anchor 800m out, rounded the final bend six deep and made some ground until peaking on his run 100m out. Baltic Warrior recovered to sit third from the rear after bombing the start from a wide gate, cornered four deep and made some progress without menacing. Magic Star made only a mild bid after travelling fourth from the rear. Chin Chun only got by beaten rivals after travelling second from the rear after a sluggish break.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (123)-TIN HA SHAN HANDICAP (Sec2) - Class 4 - 1200Metres

BO DUKE shifted in on jumping and bumped OVETT.

BALTIC WARRIOR was slow to begin and then from a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

From wide barriers, SHARP HUNTER, MAGIC STAR and SGT ROCK were steadied in the early stages to obtain a position with cover.

KING'S STEED shifted in at the start and bumped PLANET GIANT.

Then a short distance after the start, KING'S STEED got its head up when being steadied to obtain a position with cover.

At the 1100 Metres, CHIN CHUN was bumped by KING'S STEED which was in turn taken out by PLANET GIANT.

Near the 1000 Metres, MAGIC STAR got its head up when proving difficult to settle and awkwardly placed close to the heels of SEA WARRIOR.

BALTIC WARRIOR, which was following, was inconvenienced in consequence.

Passing the 1000 Metres, SHARP HUNTER got its head on the side and shifted out towards the heels of SEA WARRIOR.

Making the turn after the 1000 Metres, CHIN CHUN proved very difficult to settle and got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of PLANET GIANT.

Near the 900 Metres, MAGIC STAR, which was racing keenly, got its head on the side and lay in towards the heels of SHARP HUNTER.

After this, MAGIC STAR continued to prove difficult to settle.

After the 900 Metres, HAYHAY was taken into a position three wide and without cover when OVETT shifted out.

Passing the 800 Metres, KING'S STEED got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of PLANET GIANT.

Near the 450 Metres, MAGIC STAR raced tight between KING'S STEED and SHARP HUNTER which got its head on the side and shifted out towards the heels of SEA WARRIOR.

Passing the 300 Metres, BO DUKE was shifted to the outside of FRUITFUL CHAMPION after being disappointed for running inside that horse.

Throughout the race, PLANET GIANT travelled wide and without cover.

C Schofield (OVETT) stated that he had been asked to lead from barrier 1.

He said OVETT showed good speed in the early stages and was able to maintain a forward position without having to be vigorously ridden along.

He said making the first turn after the 1100 Metres FRUITFUL CHAMPION was being hard ridden to his outside and he was mindful not to become engaged in a speed battle with that horse having in mind also that OVETT was carrying top weight.

He added for this reason he elected to allow FRUITFUL CHAMPION to cross into the lead and immediately shifted OVETT to the outside of that horse.

C Schofield agreed with the Stewards that in retrospect he should have made more of an effort to maintain his position inside FRUITFUL CHAMPION for whilst that horse was going forward, it was not being aggressively ridden at that stage to do so.

C Schofield was advised to ensure that, wherever possible, he rides his mounts in accordance with his instructions whilst also retaining the discretion to show judgement and initiative where circumstances require.

When questioned, J Moreira stated that he had been asked to ride CHIN CHUN positively in the early stages if the horse began well.

He said after CHIN CHUN began with the field, he rode his mount along in the early stages, however, CHIN CHUN was slow to muster speed.

He said because of this a number of horses which were better drawn than CHIN CHUN were able to maintain their positions to his inside and for this reason he elected, rather than continue to ride his mount along, to shift it in behind runners and obtain cover so as not to be left racing unnecessarily wide.

He added he had to shift CHIN CHUN very wide rounding the Home Turn as inside runs did not present themselves and in the circumstances he was of the view that CHIN CHUN finished off the race satisfactorily.

A veterinary inspection of CHIN CHUN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of KING'S STEED immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

OVETT, BO DUKE and SHARP HUNTER were sent for sampling.