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Race Results:

11 May 2016 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09.9
Sectional Time: 23.82 23.12 23.05

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14EXTREMELY FUN (T024)H. W. LaiL. Ho551285.14.791:09.91-1-123.82 23.12 23.05
23CIRCUIT KING (T324)J. MoreiraA. S. Cruz571303.63.5103.751:10.57-2-224.38 22.72 23.47
39WINNING TALENT (S256)B. PrebbleD. Ferraris471204.23.724.501:10.64-5-324.22 23.08 23.38
42LET ME DO (S316)O BossonD. Hall58131223465.251:10.88-8-424.42 23.12 23.28
51GOLDEN GLORY (T076)K. TeetanA. Lee591321013461:10.92-3-524.02 23.08 23.87
612RICCO RICCO (V085)Y. T. ChengY. S. Tsui441174399116.251:10.912-12-625.06 22.88 23.05
75BORN TO RACE (T383)C. Y. HoC. Fownes531241525126.251:11.010-10-724.66 23.08 23.27
88WORLD CITY (S019)Z. PurtonT. P. Yung49122109.577.251:11.19-9-824.46 23.28 23.43
910HOW SPEEDY (M384)C. SchofieldA. T. Millard46119246018.251:11.25-7-924.30 23.20 23.79
107FREE NOVEMBER (T123)K. C. LeungR. Gibson4912014838.251:11.33-4-1024.06 23.20 24.05
116GRACEFUL KINGDOM (P145)G. LerenaP. F. Yiu521252128891:11.411-11-1124.78 23.16 23.51
1211IDYLLIC WIND (N139)K. C. NgNg Ting-keung4511324465101:11.66-6-1224.38 23.08 24.14
Breed of the Winning Horse:EXTREMELY FUN
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 47.5
place 4 19
3 16.5
9 14.5
quinella 3-4 78
quinella place 3-4 36
4-9 38.5
3-9 35
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 25.5
tierce 4-3-9 468
trio 3-4-9 82
first 4 2-3-4-9 476
quartet 4-3-9-2 6094
2nd double (5-4) $216.0
2nd double consulation (5-3) $38.5

Recap by phillip woo

Early favourite Extremely Fun was hustled from a tricky gate to find the front, cornered two lengths on top and responded well when asked for an effort to edge clear for a second straight win following a stable change. He should be able to handle a rise in grade off a light weight. Post-time favourite Circuit King was forced off the track travelling in midfield 950m out, pressed forward to park three deep without cover in third at the 700m, straightened four deep and kept on gamely for second. Winning Talent kept grinding away following a one-out, one-back run to complete a popular trio. Let Me Do travelled one off the fence beyond midfield, peeled into the open with one wider out upon straightening and closed off steadily to fill a Quartet spot. Golden Glory took evasive action when having to steady off the leader's heels at the 1,000m following an alert start, straightened three deep and came up one-paced over the final 200m despite a drop in grade. Ricco Ricco made good ground three deep without menacing after travelling second from the rear. Born To Race made headway after a patient ride third from the back from the widest gate. World City only got by beaten rivals from near the back. Punted late, Free November was struggling 200m out following a box-set run. Idyllic Wind was another to get hampered passing the 1,000m and didn't have much to offer in the straight following a deep run in midfield.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (632)-LONGCHAMP RACECOURSE HANDICAP (Sec1) - Class 4 - 1200Metres

WORLD CITY was checked when crowded for room on jumping between LET ME DO which shifted out and GRACEFUL KINGDOM which was taken in by EXTREMELY FUN.

A short distance later, GRACEFUL KINGDOM was steadied away from the heels of EXTREMELY FUN.

From the outside barriers, RICCO RICCO and BORN TO RACE were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

H W Lai (EXTREMELY FUN) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that approaching and passing the 1000 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of IDYLLIC WIND which was checked and lost the running to which it was rightfully entitled and then shifted in further across the rightful running of GOLDEN GLORY which was severely checked.

When GOLDEN GLORY was severely checked, that horse shifted out, resulting in IDYLLIC WIND and CIRCUIT KING both being severely hampered and taken very wide.

After this, CIRCUIT KING travelled wide and without cover.

H W Lai was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Monday, 6 June 2016 on which day he may resume race riding (3 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Sha Tin racemeeting on Sunday, 22 May 2016.

In addition, H W Lai was fined $15,000.

In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into consideration the high degree of carelessness exhibited by Jockey Lai and the severity of the interference sustained in particular by GOLDEN GLORY.

Approaching the 850 Metres, WORLD CITY commenced to prove very difficult to settle and was checked away from the heels of HOW SPEEDY for some distance.

In the early part of the Straight, WINNING TALENT got its head on the side and lay in under pressure.

Passing the 200 Metres, RICCO RICCO was steadied when unable to obtain clear running between HOW SPEEDY and GRACEFUL KINGDOM which was shifting out and awkwardly placed close to the heels of WORLD CITY.

RICCO RICCO was then unable to obtain clear running until near the 150 Metres.

GRACEFUL KINGDOM was held up for clear running over about the final 200 Metres and consequently was not able to be properly tested.

Over the concluding stages, WORLD CITY and FREE NOVEMBER raced tight inside GOLDEN GLORY.

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

A veterinary inspection of WORLD CITY immediately following the race found that horse to be lame in its left front leg.

Before being allowed to race again, WORLD CITY will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

EXTREMELY FUN and CIRCUIT KING were sent for sampling.