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Race Results:

20 April 2016 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.4
Sectional Time: 27.91 24.54 24.96 24.08

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
111BUSINESS AS USUAL (M057)H. N. WongD. Cruz45113181541:41.41-1-1-152.45 24.96 24.08
29NEWSWIRE FREE (S407)J. MoreiraP. F. Yiu4712243.57SH1:41.53-4-3-252.85 24.88 23.77
34PEARL FURU (T431)N. RawillerP. O'Sullivan55130322850.751:41.69-9-10-353.65 24.84 23.14
48FRANCE VALOUR (S408)M. L. YeungT. P. Yung47120109.4211:41.65-5-6-453.05 24.96 23.65
52EXPECTATOR (N284)N. CallanL. Ho581338.4711.501:41.76-6-5-553.13 24.84 23.74
61BALTIC WARRIOR (S237)G. LerenaC. S. Shum581336.81091.501:41.710-10-9-653.77 24.64 23.33
710YOURTHEWONFORME (T258)H. W. LaiNg Ting-keung4712215331221:41.84-2-2-752.57 24.96 24.27
85SUPER SWEET ORANGE (V058)Z. PurtonD. Ferraris5412954.3321:41.87-7-8-853.33 24.92 23.56
96ROBUST MOMENTUM (P422)O. DoleuzeC. Fownes531288.911631:41.98-8-7-953.41 24.80 23.74
1012REAL GENEROUS (M193)C. Y. HoC. H. Yip431162637113.751:42.011-11-11-1053.89 24.84 23.35
117AZTEC EMPIRE (T064)B. PrebbleW. Y. So49124201584.501:42.22-3-4-1152.85 24.96 24.40
123GO-GETTER (S303)M. ChadwickJohn Size5613116191012.501:43.412-12-12-1254.13 24.72 24.63
Sire:Invincible Spirit
Breed of the Winning Horse:BUSINESS AS USUAL
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 11 152.5
place 11 39.5
9 17.5
4 74.5
quinella 9-11 207.5
quinella place 9-11 91.5
4-11 456
4-9 135.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 26.5
tierce 11-9-4 10129
trio 4-9-11 1513
first 4 4-8-9-11 3886
quartet 11-9-4-8 118112
3rd double (4-11) $270.5
3rd double consulation (4-9) $11.5
1st double trio (2,4,12/4,9,11) $58224.0

Recap by phillip woo

Carrying a light weight Business As Usual led as expected from gate four, cornered a length on top and repelled a challenge from favourite Newswire Free over the final 150m to chalk one up for the ages. Newswire Free was given every chance in the box-seat despite a tricky gate and just found one too good in the end. Pearl Furu finished nicely widest out at the 280m after travelling third from the rear to grab a placing in the shadows of the post in an improved run. France Valour travelled one off the fence ahead of midfield, had a tendency to lay out under the whip after straightening three from the right and kept on reasonably well to just miss a placing. He was suited by the rise in trip. Expectator made some ground near the inside without menacing following a rails run in midfield. Baltic Warrior got going late without threatening five deep after making his run fourth from the rear. Firming late, Super Sweet Orange travelled keenly one off the fence worse than midfield, made his move 400m out and was repeatedly hampered by France Valour when trying to get going in straight run. He had excuses. Robust Momentum only made a mild bid after travelling behind midfield along the fence.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (578)-MORRISON HILL ROAD HANDICAP (Sec2) - Class 4 - 1650Metres

SUPER SWEET ORANGE was crowded for room on jumping between BUSINESS AS USUAL and FRANCE VALOUR which shifted out.

After being ridden along in the early stages, PEARL FURU was steadied shortly after the start when crowded for room between BUSINESS AS USUAL and ROBUST MOMENTUM which shifted in after beginning awkwardly.

From wide barriers, BALTIC WARRIOR, GO-GETTER and REAL GENEROUS were shifted across behind runners shortly after the start.

Shortly after the start, FRANCE VALOUR and EXPECTATOR bumped due to both horses shifting ground.

After becoming unbalanced, FRANCE VALOUR then shifted out and inconvenienced SUPER SWEET ORANGE.

YOURTHEWONFORME travelled wide and without cover until about the 1000 Metres at which time the horse shifted in to race outside the lead.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, BALTIC WARRIOR got its head on the side, shifted in and became unbalanced after brushing the rail.

Near the 250 Metres, FRANCE VALOUR and SUPER SWEET ORANGE bumped due to both horses shifting ground.

After this, FRANCE VALOUR became unbalanced and lay out, resulting in SUPER SWEET ORANGE being hampered.

PEARL FURU, which was racing outside SUPER SWEET ORANGE, got its head on the side and shifted out away from that horse in consequence.

When questioned, O Doleuze (ROBUST MOMENTUM) stated that in a number of the horse's recent races over 1650 Metres at Happy Valley, ROBUST MOMENTUM had proved difficult to settle after being ridden along in the early stages to assume a forward position.

He said therefore tonight he was asked to ride the horse in about a midfield position in an endeavour to have it settle better so that it may finish off the race.

After the race, M Chadwick stated that GO-GETTER did not travel on the bridle at any stage of the race and he was continually having to ride the horse along in an endeavour to have it improve.

He said, despite his riding, GO-GETTER did not quicken at any stage and raced disappointingly.

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

The performance of GO-GETTER, a last start winner on a 'Good to Yielding' track, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, GO-GETTER 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 AZTEC EMPIRE, which gave ground in the Straight, immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

BUSINESS AS USUAL and NEWSWIRE FREE were sent for sampling.