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Race Results:

7 December 2016 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:10.6
Sectional Time: 24.32 23.24 23.11

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11WONDERFUL FIGHTER (S422)J. MoreiraP. F. Yiu601331.21.951:10.63-3-124.40 23.36 22.91
27VERY RICH MAN (V286)M. BarzalonaNg Ting-keung54127334821.751:10.91-1-224.32 23.24 23.37
311UNIQUE JOYFUL (S241)S. De SousaA. Lee4511821831.751:10.95-6-324.64 23.32 22.99
46KIROV (S277)B. PrebbleD. Hall541271911821:10.96-4-424.64 23.24 23.11
53COUR VALANT (P190)K. C. LeungD. Cruz591301920921:11.011-11-525.16 23.24 22.60
612SMART SALUTE (V117)M. ChadwickY. S. Tsui41114191172.251:11.09-5-624.96 23.00 23.08
72BREEDERS' STAR (V197)G. LerenaD. Ferraris591323518102.251:11.02-2-724.36 23.32 23.37
84JUNZI (V274)N. CallanW. Y. So581312417112.501:11.010-9-825.08 23.08 22.92
910VICTOR EMPEROR (S425)T. H. SoC. H. Yip46117252142.751:11.18-10-924.88 23.32 22.93
108HAPPY GAINS (V252)K. TeetanK. L. Man50123424563.251:11.17-8-1024.88 23.20 23.10
119HAYMAKER (T054)M. L. YeungK. W. Lui46117186.2141:11.24-7-1124.60 23.40 23.29
WD5ARM RUNDA (V248)C. Y. HoJohn Size54125----
Sire:Exceed And Excel
Breed of the Winning Horse:WONDERFUL FIGHTER
Dam:Loose Caboose
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 19.5
place 1 13
7 93
11 22
quinella 1-7 492.5
quinella place 1-7 189.5
1-11 31
7-11 482.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 19.5
tierce 1-7-11 3030
trio 1-7-11 877
first 4 1-6-7-11 1259
quartet 1-7-11-6 16103
5th double (6-1) $38.5
5th double consulation (6-7) $237.5

Recap by phillip woo

Wonderful Fighter asserted his authority 250m out following a dream run to live up to his short quote. He should remain competitive up in grade off lightweights. Very Rich Man was well rated on the speed from a good gate and kept on well for second. He's mixing his form but the application of a crossed nose band appeared to help on this occasion. Unique Joyful finished well despite getting shuffled back to midfield at the 600m to nearly get up for second. The move to the city course appears to have opened up new options. Kirov kept grinding away after no-cover run in midfield from a tricky gate to just miss a placing. He's racing well but will need to draw a gate for a return to the winner's circle. Smart Salute wasn't far off the placings after being posted four deep without cover for the most part beyond midfield. He should have been ridden for luck at the back. He's near a bottom but will likely require a return to Class Five to break through.

Racing Incident Report

Race Six: (246)-FRANCE HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Metres

ARM RUNDA was withdrawn on 6.12.16 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (pyrexia and blood abnormality).

Before being allowed to race again, ARM RUNDA will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

From wide barriers, COUR VALANT and JUNZI were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

Passing the 1100 Metres, HAPPY GAINS got its head up for some distance when being steadied to obtain a position with cover behind UNIQUE JOYFUL.

Making the turn near the 1000 Metres, COUR VALANT was awkwardly placed behind VICTOR EMPEROR.

Approaching the 900 Metres, UNIQUE JOYFUL got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of WONDERFUL FIGHTER.

For some distance after this, UNIQUE JOYFUL continued to prove very difficult to settle.

After the 700 Metres, SMART SALUTE was left racing wide and without cover.

G Lerena (BREEDERS' STAR) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that for some distance approaching and passing the 600 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of WONDERFUL FIGHTER, resulting in that horse being taken in onto HAYMAKER, causing those horses to be unnecessarily crowded for room and for HAYMAKER to be checked making the turn after the 600 Metres and lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

VICTOR EMPEROR and COUR VALANT were hampered in consequence.

G Lerena was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence immediately and to expire on Thursday, 15 December 2016 on which he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into account Jockey Lerena's good race riding record.

Passing the 600 Metres, HAPPY GAINS, which was travelling keenly, was steadied away from the heels of KIROV.

At the 100 Metres, JUNZI was shifted out away from the heels of BREEDERS' STAR which shifted in under pressure.

Over the final 75 Metres, COUR VALANT raced tight inside the heels of BREEDERS' STAR which continued to shift in under pressure.

Close to the finishing line, VICTOR EMPEROR was steadied away from the heels of COUR VALANT.

Also close to the finishing line, JUNZI was awkwardly placed inside the heels of UNIQUE JOYFUL.

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

WONDERFUL FIGHTER and VERY RICH MAN were sent for sampling.