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Race Results:

1 November 2015 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - YAU TONG HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1800M - A
Course: HV Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:51.4
Sectional Time: 13.59 22.84 25.25 24.95 24.78

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19SWEET BEAN (S205)J. MoreiraC. Fownes251202.92.441:51.46-5-5-162.20 24.87 24.34
24SUCCESSFUL LEADER (P353)N. CallanC. H. Yip361315.65.750.501:51.45-6-6-262.40 24.95 24.13
35ISLAND FLYER (S423)K. C. LeungP. F. Yiu351281527102.501:51.79-9-10-362.88 24.67 24.24
411LITTLE RAINFOREST (N101)H. W. LaiK. L. Man20115132392.751:51.83-3-3-461.88 24.91 25.06
510WINSOME SMILE (T061)M. L. YeungA. Schutz241173679741:52.010-10-9-562.80 24.75 24.51
68MIZZEN GREY (N192)D. WhyteNg Ting-keung251206.25.164.251:52.04-4-4-662.08 24.71 25.30
76SUPER STRIKE (L393)Z. PurtonA. Schutz30125121334.501:52.18-8-7-762.52 24.83 24.79
812VIVA GUY (K318)Y. T. ChengL. Ho181141945124.751:52.112-12-12-863.48 24.75 23.93
91SPICY SIAM (N090)C. Y. HoD. Ferraris38131252114.751:52.111-11-11-963.12 24.75 24.30
103JUST PLEASANT (S006)R. FourieY. S. Tsui36131487787.251:52.57-7-8-1062.64 24.79 25.13
117CULTURAL CITY (N263)K. TeetanA. Lee281238.59.3119.501:52.91-2-2-1161.76 24.87 26.29
122HAPPY FRIENDSHIP (S074)C. SchofieldS. Woods361311711225.751:55.52-1-1-1261.68 25.03 28.80
Sire:Encosta De Lago
Breed of the Winning Horse:SWEET BEAN
Dam:Skates
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 24.5
place 9 13
4 16.5
5 61.5
quinella 4-9 88
quinella place 4-9 34
5-9 118
4-5 212.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 17
tierce 9-4-5 2503
trio 4-5-9 566
first 4 4-5-9-11 2371
quartet 9-4-5-11 27032

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Sweet Bean made his run fifth along the rails, wheeled in with three wider out, swept to the front 150m out and held off late surge of Successful Leader for a return to the winner's circle. Successful Leader travelled one off the fence in midfield, swung the final bend with one wider out and was clawing back the margin late. Island Flyer came on nicely five deep after travelling third from the rear to inject some value into the tierce in an improved performance following a gear change. Little Rainforest was on his tippy toes in the last 100m after finding the front 200m out following a box-seat run. Winsome Smile made some ground along the inside after travelling fourth from the rear . Mizzen Grey was stopping 150m out after poking his head in front 250m out following a one-off run in fourth in a disappointing run as the second favourite. Super Strike made only a mild bid following a rail's run worse than midfield. Cultural City assumed the lead 450m out from Happy Friendship and was gassed 300m out. Happy Friendship faded badly 300m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (140)-YAU TONG HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1800Metres

After being loaded, CULTURAL CITY became fractious.

Having regard to CULTURAL CITY's previous record of being fractious after being placed in the barriers, the Stewards ruled that the horse must barrier trial satisfactorily prior to its next race start.

SPICY SIAM was slow to begin.

WINSOME SMILE began only fairly, then shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of JUST PLEASANT which became unbalanced.

Shortly after the start, SUPER STRIKE was awkwardly placed outside HAPPY FRIENDSHIP which shifted out.

Near the 150 Metres, SUPER STRIKE momentarily raced tight outside CULTURAL CITY after getting its head on the side and shifting in away from ISLAND FLYER.

Passing the 150 Metres, VIVA GUY was steadied when racing in restricted room between SPICY SIAM and JUST PLEASANT, both of which shifted ground.

When questioned, C Schofield stated that it had been intended for HAPPY FRIENDSHIP to be ridden in about a midfield position with cover from the horse's inside barrier.

He said when proceeding to the Start HAPPY FRIENDSHIP travelled keenly and it took him some time to pull the horse up.

He said HAPPY FRIENDSHIP sweated up prior to the start today more so than at its last start when successful.

He said without riding the horse along, it began very well and he found himself in the position of leading in the race in the early stages.

He said he attempted to steady HAPPY FRIENDSHIP in the hope that runners from wider barriers would cross his mount in the run to the winning post on the first occasion, however, HAPPY FRIENDSHIP was travelling too keenly and he believed if he had applied any further pressure to the horse, it would have over-raced which would not have been in the horse's best interests.

He added HAPPY FRIENDSHIP travelled keenly throughout the race, came under pressure prior to the 500 Metres and then weakened in the Straight.

A veterinary inspection of HAPPY FRIENDSHIP immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

The performance of HAPPY FRIENDSHIP, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

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

A veterinary inspection of CULTURAL CITY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.

SWEET BEAN and SUCCESSFUL LEADER were sent for sampling.