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Race Results:

12 October 2016 - Happy Valley


Class 5 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.3
Sectional Time: 27.43 24.74 25.02 24.15

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11WINASWEWISH (T385)J. MoreiraC. Fownes401332.12.321:41.39-8-8-152.93 24.94 23.47
26SAFARI MAGIC (N166)B. PrebbleY. S. Tsui361298.77.21H1:41.37-6-6-252.73 24.98 23.65
35SPICY DOUBLE (T393)Z. PurtonK. L. Man371309.67.272.251:41.610-11-11-353.33 24.86 23.50
412HIGH SPEED METRO (P293)K. C. LeungL. Ho241153461102.501:41.712-12-12-453.49 24.90 23.35
510PRECIOUS GEM (S097)C. Y. HoNg Ting-keung27118109.364.501:42.04-5-5-552.53 25.06 24.46
64SILVER GATSBY (T161)D. WhyteA. S. Cruz371301827116.251:42.33-3-2-652.37 24.90 25.07
73COMMANDANT (P286)O. DoleuzeC. W. Chang39132213846.251:42.35-4-4-752.45 25.02 24.88
89GLORY SUNSHINE (S313)H. N. WongW. Y. So28114106.637.751:42.51-1-1-852.17 25.02 25.37
97MI SAVVY BOY (S381)C. SchofieldA. T. Millard35128151458.251:42.68-9-9-953.09 24.98 24.59
1011RACINGFORPLEASURE (T231)K. K. ChiongK. W. Lui261122675991:42.86-7-7-1052.85 24.98 24.97
112AMBITIOUS SPEEDY (T063)H. W. LaiA. Lee391321213817.501:44.111-10-10-1153.21 24.98 25.94
128HAPPY CENTURY (T042)N. CallanD. Cruz3112431531222.751:44.92-2-3-1252.29 25.02 27.68
Sire:Thorn Park
Breed of the Winning Horse:WINASWEWISH
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 23.5
place 1 13.5
6 17.5
5 24
quinella 1-6 93
quinella place 1-6 34
1-5 47.5
5-6 86.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 18
tierce 1-6-5 513
trio 1-5-6 161
first 4 1-5-6-12 2168
quartet 1-6-5-12 21191

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Winaswewish pushed out for a clear run soon after straightening from behind midfield and out-duelled Safari Magic after hitting the front 130m out for a first win at his second run in Class Five this term. He should remain competitive up in grade off a lightweight. Safari Magic was nicely positioned with cover in midfield and again found one too smart for a third time in his past four starts. He's always a chance in this grade. Spicy Double closed off nicely second from the rear to fill a placing with a rise in trip. He appears from his past two of three starts this term to have turned the corner. High Speed Metro was doing his best work late from the tail of the field for fourth in an improved effort at his third run this term. He's usually more effective over a longer trip. Punted late, Glory Sunshine was pestered for the front and hoisted the white flag 150m out. He's nothing special.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (094)-BIRCH HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1650Metres

WINASWEWISH was slow to begin.

AMBITIOUS SPEEDY shifted in at the start and bumped SPICY DOUBLE.

Shortly after the start, SPICY DOUBLE, AMBITIOUS SPEEDY and HIGH SPEED METRO were steadied to obtain a position with cover.

Also shortly after the start, PRECIOUS GEM shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of MI SAVVY BOY which became unbalanced.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, RACINGFORPLEASURE raced tight between PRECIOUS GEM and SILVER GATSBY which shifted in marginally.

After the 1300 Metres, HAPPY CENTURY proved difficult to settle.

Approaching the 1100 Metres, SPICY DOUBLE commenced to prove difficult to settle and shifted out away from the heels of MI SAVVY BOY.

Rounding the Home Turn, HAPPY CENTURY, which was under pressure, was momentarily steadied when awkwardly placed between SILVER GATSBY and GLORY SUNSHINE.

PRECIOUS GEM, which was following, shifted out away from the heels of HAPPY CENTURY and WINASWEWISH, which was following HAPPY CENTURY, was steadied away from the heels of that horse in consequence, resulting in RACINGFORPLEASURE being taken wider.

MI SAVVY BOY, which was following RACINGFORPLEASURE, was hampered in consequence.

After this, HAPPY CENTURY gave ground abruptly.

Passing the 300 Metres, SPICY DOUBLE was shifted to the inside of SAFARI MAGIC after being disappointed for running between that horse and HAPPY CENTURY which was giving ground.

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

Before being allowed to race again, HAPPY CENTURY 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, D Whyte stated that he had to make considerable use of SILVER GATSBY in the early stages to obtain a forward position.

He said after passing the winning post on the first occasion it was left racing wide and without cover and he did consider improving forward to obtain a position closer to the rail in the middle stages, however, he felt that given the amount of use he had made of SILVER GATSBY in the early stages, this would be detrimental to the horse's chance, therefore he elected to have the horse remain balanced albeit racing wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the performance of MI SAVVY BOY, C Schofield stated he had hoped that MI SAVVY BOY would be able to obtain a reasonably prominent position, however, he would have had to ride his mount aggressively in the early stages in an attempt to have it obtain a more forward position and therefore it settled slightly further back than had been hoped.

He said MI SAVVY BOY never travelled comfortably and was always being niggled at to maintain its position.

A veterinary inspection of MI SAVVY BOY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

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

WINASWEWISH and SAFARI MAGIC were sent for sampling.