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Race Results:

1 November 2015 - Happy Valley


Class 3 - 1650M - A
Course: HV Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.2
Sectional Time: 27.42 24.48 25.19 24.11

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
15PHOTON WILLIE (S199)N. RawillerP. O'Sullivan741281010101:41.211-11-10-153.10 24.99 23.11
23CLUB LIFE (P309)B. PrebbleR. Gibson771311528111.501:41.41-1-1-251.90 25.19 24.35
310HAPPY PLACE (S380)J. MoreiraT. P. Yung621168.15.3121.751:41.412-12-12-353.10 25.19 23.19
411FIRST SIGHT LOVE (P067)M. L. YeungA. Lee611137.71131.751:41.410-10-9-452.90 25.11 23.48
56ROYAL PARTNER (N394)Z. PurtonC. Fownes73127118.352.251:41.57-8-7-552.70 25.19 23.66
61SPEEDY LONGWAH (S242)N. CallanC. S. Shum7913332.793.501:41.76-7-8-652.62 25.27 23.86
78BEAUTY LEAD (N209)G. MosseA. S. Cruz701247.48.924.501:41.98-6-5-752.50 25.27 24.17
87LUCKY HAMMER (P417)H. N. WongC. H. Yip72116109.714.501:41.93-3-2-852.22 25.31 24.41
94CHATER DREAM (P117)D. WhyteD. Ferraris75129141666.251:42.29-9-11-952.90 25.27 24.03
109MEDIC KINGDOM (N238)K. TeetanA. T. Millard66120327447.751:42.44-5-4-1052.46 25.23 24.76
1112ROYAL SPIRIT (T257)Y. T. ChengY. S. Tsui6111599998161:43.72-2-3-1152.18 25.39 26.19
122MEDALLIST (N024)C. Y. HoD. Hall781302045727.501:45.55-4-6-1252.34 25.43 27.82
Sire:High Chaparral
Breed of the Winning Horse:PHOTON WILLIE
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 5 105
place 5 31.5
3 59.5
10 17
quinella 3-5 1320.5
quinella place 3-5 302
5-10 110.5
3-10 196.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 30
tierce 5-3-10 14460
trio 3-5-10 2277
first 4 3-5-10-11 4616
quartet 5-3-10-11 135746
8th double (8-5) $567.0
8th double consulation (8-3) $186.5

Recap by phillip woo

Photon Willie was patiently ridden second from the rear, swung the final bend six deep and let down willingly to run down Club Life 50m out for a first win. He was suited by the tempo. Club Life set a brisk pace after clearing to the lead from a wide gate, wheeled in three lengths on top and kept on well to hold onto second. Happy Place bided his time at the rear of the field after switching off from a wide gate, angled into the open with three wider out soon after straightening and finished willingly to make it close for second. He'll be winning shortly. First Sight Love was getting home nicely near the inside after travelling third from the rear to just miss a placing. Royal Partner ran on steadily four deep following a one-off run behind midfield to just miss a Quartet spot. Favourite Speedy Longwah kept grinding away with one wider out after a deep run with cover worse than midfield from a tricky gate. Beauty Lead only plodded following a rail's run in midfield. Lucky Hammer gave way following a box-seat run. He had no excuses. Chater Dream showed no improvement despite a gear change to blinkers.

Racing Incident Report

Race Nine: (148)-LAM TIN HANDICAP (Sec2) - Class 3 - 1650Metres

HAPPY PLACE began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of CLUB LIFE.

Then from the outside barrier, HAPPY PLACE was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Also from a wide barrier, PHOTON WILLIE was steadied in the early stages and taken across behind runners.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, HAPPY PLACE was steadied after attempting to improve into tight running inside FIRST SIGHT LOVE which was racing tight inside CHATER DREAM.

Passing the 1100 Metres, MEDIC KINGDOM got its head up when proving difficult to settle and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of ROYAL SPIRIT.

In the early part of the Straight, ROYAL PARTNER raced in restricted room between ROYAL SPIRIT and BEAUTY LEAD.

Passing the 200 Metres, FIRST SIGHT LOVE (M L Yeung) got its head on the side and lay out under pressure, resulting in BEAUTY LEAD being momentarily eased away from the heels of FIRST SIGHT LOVE at the 150 Metres.

M L Yeung was advised to exercise more care.

Over the concluding stages, ROYAL PARTNER was crowded for room between FIRST SIGHT LOVE which continued to shift out under pressure and HAPPY PLACE (J Moreira) which shifted in marginally under pressure.

Due to the circumstances, J Moreira stopped riding HAPPY PLACE close to the finishing line and directed his mount out to relieve the tightening to ROYAL PARTNER.

Throughout the race, MEDALLIST travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

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

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

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

When questioned, N Callan stated that, from barrier 9, it had been hoped that SPEEDY LONGWAH would be able to lead in the early stages before possibly handing up to CLUB LIFE.

He said he was asked to shift across with MEDIC KINGDOM and hopefully obtain a position one horse off the rail.

He said MEDIC KINGDOM was aggressively ridden in the early stages to take up a forward position, however, was not able to do so as LUCKY HAMMER was also being ridden along and for this reason MEDIC KINGDOM was left racing one horse off the rail which resulted in SPEEDY LONGWAH being obliged to race in a three wide position without cover passing the winning post on the first occasion.

He added that after CLUB LIFE crossed into the lead passing the winning post on the first occasion he was reluctant to ride his mount along in an attempt to cross MEDIC KINGDOM given that it was apparent to him that MEDALLIST, which was racing very wide, was improving its position and SPEEDY LONGWAH would be able to obtain cover behind that horse albeit in a three wide position.

He said when MEDALLIST crossed in front of SPEEDY LONGWAH after the 1100 Metres, SPEEDY LONGWAH was then able to obtain cover behind that horse.

He said as SPEEDY LONGWAH was carrying top weight, he was reluctant to improve around MEDALLIST making the turn near the 550 Metres, rather he followed MEDIC KINGDOM though and was able to track into the race nicely rounding the Home Turn.

He said in the early part of the Straight he was able to obtain clear running, however, SPEEDY LONGWAH could only finish off the race one-paced.

He said because of the circumstances of the race, he felt that the horse had raced satisfactorily.

A veterinary inspection of SPEEDY LONGWAH immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

SPEEDY LONGWAH, PHOTON WILLIE and CLUB LIFE were sent for sampling.