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Race Results:

9 November 2016 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.6
Sectional Time: 23.84 23.04 23.80

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13SHARP HUNTER (P097)D. WhyteD. Ferraris591321813111:10.66-4-124.32 23.16 23.20
212YO-YO DA (S104)C. SchofieldW. Y. So431168.19.55N1:10.72-2-223.96 23.04 23.72
35GRACYDAD (V200)O. BossonD. Hall551287.88.310.751:10.71-1-323.84 23.04 23.91
44ROCKET LET WIN (P330)N. CallanD. Cruz561291531221:11.03-3-424.08 23.20 23.73
56WINNINGLI (V377)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz50123223042.251:11.04-5-524.16 23.36 23.53
611ST YAZIN (N409)C. Y. HoNg Ting-keung431143046631:11.18-9-624.52 23.44 23.20
72EXPEDITE (N111)H. N. WongP. O'Sullivan6012624421231:11.112-11-724.92 23.20 23.05
81ALL MY GAIN (T018)S. ClippertonT. P. Yung6013315221041:11.310-6-824.60 23.08 23.64
98HAYMAKER (T054)Z. PurtonK. W. Lui48121147.6841:11.311-12-924.76 23.44 23.14
1010FORZA AVANTI (V090)U. RispoliY. S. Tsui45118168.434.751:11.47-7-1024.36 23.36 23.71
117FORMULA GALORE (V011)J. MoreiraC. Fownes4912222.175.501:11.59-10-1124.56 23.48 23.53
129PACKING PEGASUS (V104)K. K. ChiongL. Ho4811423379161:13.25-8-1224.32 23.52 25.41
Breed of the Winning Horse:SHARP HUNTER
Dam:Minnie Kc
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 134
place 3 33
12 24
5 21
quinella 3-12 584
quinella place 3-12 136
3-5 156.5
5-12 97
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 30.5
tierce 3-12-5 7924
trio 3-5-12 1169
first 4 3-4-5-12 7015
quartet 3-12-5-4 167875
3rd double (7-3) $1348.0
3rd double consulation (7-12) $137.0
1st double trio (1,7,9/3,5,12) $69657.0

Recap by phillip woo

Douglas Whyte gave Sharp Hunter a terrific ride to get up in the shadows of the post for a second straight win after finding the fence in midfield from a wide gate. He's really flying this term and should remain competitive carrying lighter weights in Class Three. Yo- Yo Da stalked the leader Gracydad and got the stride in late to snatch second. He's filled the frame in three straight runs and a victory is near. Gracydad was collared in the final few metres after getting an easy time up front. The return to the Valley has sparked some improvement in his past three starts and a win is around the corner. St Yazin was the only one to make any ground from the back despite a return to Class Four but he'll need a return to the cellar grade for another win. Favourite Formula Galore never let down travelling deep with cover behind midfield in a surprisingly empty performance.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (171)-JACKSON HANDICAP (Sec1) - Class 4 - 1200Metres

On arrival at the Start, Z Purton expressed concern regarding HAYMAKER's action.

HAYMAKER was examined by the Veterinary Officer who, after the necessary consultations, said the horse was suitable to race.

YO-YO DA and ST YAZIN bumped on jumping.

From the outside barriers, SHARP HUNTER, ALL MY GAIN and EXPEDITE were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

Making the first turn near the 1050 Metres, HAYMAKER was awkwardly placed close to the heels of ST YAZIN.

After the 900 Metres, ST YAZIN commenced to prove very difficult to settle and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of FORZA AVANTI which was racing close to the heels of WINNINGLI.

ST YAZIN was then checked away from the heels of FORZA AVANTI passing the 850 Metres, shifted out and bumped FORMULA GALORE which became unbalanced and was taken wider.

HAYMAKER, which was following, was checked away from the heels of FORMULA GALORE in consequence.

Passing the 100 Metres, EXPEDITE was shifted out away from the heels of WINNINGLI to continue improving.

Approaching the 50 Metres, FORZA AVANTI shifted out under pressure and brushed HAYMAKER.

Throughout the race, PACKING PEGASUS travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of FORMULA GALORE, J Moreira stated that after his mount was bumped on a number of occasions by ST YAZIN passing the 850 Metres, FORMULA GALORE then commenced to travel keenly and because of this he was not able to steady the horse to shift in behind ST YAZIN.

He said rather than continue to try and obtain this position, he elected to remain racing outside ST YAZIN as he was of the opinion that this may result in FORMULA GALORE being too far out of its ground.

He said prior to the turn after the 600 Metres FORMULA GALORE came off the bridle and he had to ride the horse along for some distance approaching and passing the 500 Metres in an endeavour to have it maintain its position.

He added after shifting to the outside of PACKING PEGASUS after the 400 Metres, FORMULA GALORE gave a limited response to his riding, however, in the Straight was disappointing in the manner in which it weakened out of the race.

Mr C Fownes, the trainer of FORMULA GALORE, was unable to offer any explanation for the disappointing performance of FORMULA GALORE as the horse had done particularly well since its last start success.

He said he had checked FORMULA GALORE after the race and he was not able to identify any reason for the horse's disappointing performance.

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

The performance of FORMULA GALORE was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, FORMULA GALORE 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 regarding the performance of FORZA AVANTI, U Rispoli stated that after riding his mount along in the early stages to obtain a good position, FORZA AVANTI was then awkwardly placed close to the heels of runners after the 900 Metres when the tempo seemed to slacken marginally.

He said however that after the 800 Metres FORZA AVANTI raced more kindly and he was happy with the manner in which the horse had travelled up to rounding the Home Turn.

He said he placed FORZA AVANTI under pressure after the 400 Metres, however, the horse did not respond to his riding and was disappointing in the manner in which it failed to finish off the race.

He added whilst FORZA AVANTI may not have been suited by rising in class tonight, he suggested to the connections that they may wish to consider stepping FORZA AVANTI up in distance as the horse took some time to muster speed in the early stages and then over-raced and therefore a race over a slightly longer distance may allow the horse to travel better in the run than it did tonight.

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

FORMULA GALORE, SHARP HUNTER and YO-YO DA were sent for sampling.