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Race Results:

23 December 2015 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.7
Sectional Time: 23.97 23.92 22.87

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11FOREVER RED (T365)V. CheminaudJohn Size601338.66.271:10.72-2-124.09 23.92 22.75
23SHARP HUNTER (P097)J. MoreiraD. Ferraris571305.14.6421:11.07-6-224.49 23.84 22.74
39IDYLLIC WIND (N139)G. BenoistNg Ting-keung491228.19.652.501:11.14-4-324.29 23.92 22.96
44FINE ROCK (S317)C. Y. HoY. S. Tsui55126281032.751:11.23-3-424.17 23.96 23.07
510KIM GLORY (S087)K. C. LeungD. Cruz421151920641:11.31-1-523.97 23.92 23.50
68ENERGETIC CLASS (T082)D. WhyteC. W. Chang491222.92.924.501:11.49-9-624.69 23.92 22.86
77GLORY SUNSHINE (S313)R. FourieW. Y. So501232328114.751:11.56-5-724.49 23.80 23.23
82BACK IN BLACK (T358)U. RispoliP. O'Sullivan571306.67.11051:11.58-8-824.65 23.88 23.02
96EXCELLENT FORTUNE (S252)H. W. LaiL. Ho501232572861:11.710-10-924.73 24.00 22.98
1011LEAN JOURNEY (S389)K. C. NgC. H. Yip421102819191:12.25-7-1024.41 23.96 23.84
1112SAMMY'S EMPIRE (S336)M. L. YeungA. Lee4011248999111:12.511-11-1124.73 24.16 23.65
WD5AMBITIOUS KING (P242)H. N. WongR. Gibson5111715----
Breed of the Winning Horse:FOREVER RED
Dam:Bobby Jane
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 62.5
place 1 20.5
3 17
9 21.5
quinella 1-3 127
quinella place 1-3 60.5
1-9 97
3-9 59
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 25
tierce 1-3-9 2790
trio 1-3-9 345
first 4 1-3-4-9 1017
quartet 1-3-9-4 25419
4th double (8-1) $371.0
4th double consulation (8-3) $40.0

Recap by phillip woo

Punted late, Forever Red rolled forward from a tricky gate to eventually land a spot one off in second behind Kim Glory, advanced to the front 200m out and kept up a good gallop to land a first win at his eighth start with a drop in class. Sharp Hunter settled one off the fence behind midfield, straightened four deep and finished well to grab second 50m out. Idyllic Wind travelled one off the fence in fourth, rounded the final bend five deep and stayed on well for a placing. Thumped late in betting, Fine Rock chased the leaders on the fence, came one off upon straightening and kept up a steady gallop to hold onto a Quartet spot. He was in need of the run. Kim Glory cornered a length on top after clearing to the front from a wide gate at the 1,000m and gave way 100m out. Favourite Energetic Class made some ground without menacing after travelling third from the rear. Back In Black made only a mild bid two from the right after settling near the back from a wide gate. Specked late, Lean Journey failed to find another gear following a rail's run fore of midfield.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (276)-JUPITER HANDICAP (Sec1) - Class 4 - 1200Metres

AMBITIOUS KING was withdrawn on raceday afternoon by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (colic).

Before being allowed to race again, AMBITIOUS KING will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

ENERGETIC CLASS began awkwardly and then failed to muster speed despite being vigorously ridden along in the early stages.

When being steadied approaching the first turn, LEAN JOURNEY became unbalanced and shifted out towards the heels of FINE ROCK.

Near the 800 Metres, LEAN JOURNEY again became unbalanced in its action.

When being steadied off the heels of FINE ROCK after leaving the 600 Metres, LEAN JOURNEY got its head up and shifted out, resulting in SHARP HUNTER being inconvenienced.

ENERGETIC CLASS, which was following, shifted out off the heels of LEAN JOURNEY and made contact with EXCELLENT FORTUNE.

Making the Home Turn, LEAN JOURNEY shifted out and bumped SHARP HUNTER, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced.

Throughout the event, GLORY SUNSHINE travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, U Rispoli stated that he was instructed from gate 11 to steady BACK IN BLACK in the early stages and settle towards the rear of the field and then ride for luck.

He said approaching the first turn he restrained BACK IN BLACK in an endeavour to have the horse shift over to find a position behind SAMMY'S EMPIRE, however, BACK IN BLACK was racing very keenly and had also commenced to lay out at this stage which prevented him from being able to assume the trailing position behind SAMMY'S EMPIRE.

He added BACK IN BLACK continued to lay out and he was unable to settle the horse sufficiently to obtain cover and as a consequence BACK IN BLACK was obliged to race wide and without cover throughout the event.

A veterinary inspection of BACK IN BLACK immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

D Whyte stated that ENERGETIC CLASS did not appear to handle Happy Valley at its first time of asking and this, in his opinion, accounted for the horse's disappointing performance.

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