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Race Results:

22 December 2016 - Happy Valley


Class 3 - 1200M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09.8
Sectional Time: 23.32 22.50 23.99

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
15WONDERFUL JOURNEY (T402)K. K. ChiongP. F. Yiu761246.95.7101:09.82-2-123.32 22.62 23.87
27LAMAROSA (V093)C. WilliamsP. O'Sullivan74127151711SH1:09.810-10-224.44 22.46 22.92
39GIANT STARS (T218)A. BadelK. W. Lui651189394SH1:09.811-11-324.84 22.30 22.70
410SHARP HUNTER (P097)S. De SousaD. Ferraris64117128.730.501:09.88-7-424.16 22.50 23.23
54EXTREMELY FUN (T024)H. W. LaiL. Ho761292227911:09.94-4-523.64 22.78 23.54
611THOR THE GREATEST (P396)N. JuglallT. P. Yung631162522511:09.91-1-623.32 22.50 24.17
712I'M A WITNESS (T405)K. C. NgA. S. Cruz621101317121.501:10.03-3-723.48 22.78 23.80
82GREEN CARD (V126)J. MoreiraJ. Moore781312.62.212.251:10.17-8-824.08 22.66 23.42
96CHARITY GLORY (T302)K. C. LeungC. S. Shum75126119.362.751:10.26-5-923.84 22.70 23.70
103HAPPY YEAH YEAH (M085)M. L. YeungA. Lee781299.42123.501:10.35-6-1023.84 22.78 23.75
118APACHE SPIRIT (T095)N. CallanC. Fownes691221511761:10.79-9-1124.32 22.54 23.91
121HINYUEN SWIFTNESS (V250)O. MurphyC. H. Yip80133408587.501:11.012-12-1225.04 22.50 23.47
Sire:Thorn Park
Breed of the Winning Horse:WONDERFUL JOURNEY
Dam:Rip Trice
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 5 57
place 5 20.5
7 38.5
9 98
quinella 5-7 509
quinella place 5-7 153
5-9 486
7-9 892.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 16
tierce 5-7-9 30379
trio 5-7-9 6680
first 4 5-7-9-10 8090
quartet 5-7-9-10 183804
6th double (7-5) $1114.0
6th double consulation (7-7) $398.5
2nd double trio (1,7,10/5,7,9) $178509.0

Recap by phillip woo

Wonderful Journey just held off a flurry of runners after assuming the front from Thor The Greatest 150m out for a third win from seven starts this term. He worked like a Trojan and still prevailed so another success off a lightweight in a higher grade would not surprise. Both Lamarosa and Giant Stars came on strongly after travelling second and third from the rear to make it a thriller on the wire. Lamarosa had to be ridden for luck from a wide gate and looks a live chance when drawing a gate. Giant Stars appears to be near a bottom and will certainly come on for this run after being off the scene since October. Sharp Hunter finished strongly after a deep run without cover behind midfield to just finish out of the placings. He continues his honest run of form despite returning to Class Three in his past two starts. Favourite Green Card made only a mild bid travelling just worse than midfield in his first run over this course. He just hasn't been able to seriously menace in five starts off a big weight on both surfaces and courses after a 1,200m win in September. Thor The Greatest grudgingly gave way on the speed. He's dying for a drop in class.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (284)-VENUS HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200Metres

From a wide barrier, LAMAROSA was steadied and shifted across behind runners soon after the start.

I'M A WITNESS raced wide and without cover until the 700 Metres.

Passing the 700 Metres, I'M A WITNESS (K C Ng) shifted in, resulting in EXTREMELY FUN and HAPPY YEAH YEAH being placed in restricted room.

HAPPY YEAH YEAH then continued to race in restricted room inside EXTREMELY FUN which, when also remained racing tight inside I'M A WITNESS, which got its head on the side at the 600 Metres and shifted in further, resulting in HAPPY YEAH YEAH having to be steadied.

K C Ng was severely reprimanded and advised to ensure that he leaves comfortable racing room for runners to his inside in future.

GREEN CARD, which was following HAPPY YEAH YEAH, was hampered in consequence.

Over the final 200 Metres, CHARITY GLORY hung in under pressure and proved difficult to ride.

Approaching the 100 Metres, SHARP HUNTER shifted out slightly under pressure and raced tight against LAMAROSA.

Then over the concluding stages, LAMAROSA shifted in under pressure and made contact with SHARP HUNTER just prior to the winning post.

I'M A WITNESS, which was racing to the inside of the heels of SHARP HUNTER, was inconvenienced in consequence.

Apprentice K K Chiong (WONDERFUL JOURNEY) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that over the final 50 Metres she permitted her mount to shift in whilst being ridden with the whip when not sufficiently clear of THOR THE GREATEST, resulting in that horse being hampered and taken in across the rightful running of GREEN CARD which was checked.

Apprentice Chiong was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Saturday, 14 January 2017 and to expire on Thursday, 19 January 2017 on which day she may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

In addition, Apprentice Chiong was fined $10,000.

GREEN CARD, WONDERFUL JOURNEY and LAMAROSA were sent for sampling.