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Race Results:

11 January 2017 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:40.6
Sectional Time: 27.69 25.02 23.88 24.03

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14GIANT TURTLE (T391)C. SchofieldA. T. Millard571304.43.811:40.64-5-3-152.99 23.80 23.83
25SPARKLING SWORD (P256)K. K. ChiongK. W. Lui55123101672.251:40.92-1-1-252.71 23.88 24.37
32LUCKY PROFIT (S335)A. BadelC. S. Shum59132312632.501:41.05-6-5-353.23 23.84 23.94
43WORKS OF ART (V212)J. MoreiraJohn Size581312.9362.751:41.08-10-9-453.63 23.88 23.53
57NEWSWIRE FREE (S407)S. De SousaP. F. Yiu5112427471151:41.412-12-11-553.95 23.92 23.54
68TRAVEL AMBASSADOR (T113)B. PrebbleW. Y. So51124218.3125.251:41.410-3-2-652.99 23.76 24.72
71GRAND HARBOUR (P421)M. ChadwickC. W. Chang60133162645.501:41.51-2-4-752.79 24.04 24.68
810GREAT TOPLIGHT (T031)O. DoleuzeC. Fownes50123112695.751:41.59-9-10-853.51 24.12 23.92
911EXCELLENCE (T314)Z. PurtonA. Lee471208.74.386.251:41.66-8-7-953.43 23.88 24.31
109GRACEFUL KINGDOM (P145)O. MurphyP. F. Yiu50123345559.751:42.23-4-6-1052.99 24.08 25.13
116GO-GETTER (S303)M. L. YeungA. Lee53124169910121:42.511-11-12-1153.83 24.04 24.66
1212RAY OF GOLD (N443)C. Y. HoY. S. Tsui451161218215.751:43.17-7-8-1253.27 24.16 25.71
Breed of the Winning Horse:GIANT TURTLE
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 38.5
place 4 15
5 43
2 55.5
quinella 4-5 379
quinella place 4-5 101.5
2-4 114
2-5 591.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 17.5
tierce 4-5-2 11024
trio 2-4-5 2322
first 4 2-3-4-5 914
quartet 4-5-2-3 29311
3rd double (5-4) $167.0
3rd double consulation (5-5) $220.5
1st double trio (2,3,5/2,4,5) $270818.0

Recap by phillip woo

Giant Turtle drew clear approaching the 250m after enjoying a lovely run fourth along the fence for a second straight win over this Valley trip. He should remain a live chance up in grade off a lightweight. Sparkling Sword took over the lead from Grand Harbour 700m out and kept on gamely for second, his fourth runner-up result this term. He deserves a better fate. Lucky Profit ran on steadily after travelling one off in midfield from a good gate to add further value to the tierce. He's always a chance over this course but is more effective over the 1,200m. Favourite Works Of Art got going late after travelling third from the rear to just miss a placing. He might need further than a mile now. Punted late, Travel Ambassador was gassed 200m out after taking off from near the back to sit second 700m out. He was beaten by the gate. Top-weighted Grand Harbour lost a placing 150m out after dictating the early run. A jump-and-run type, he's in the right grade but will require a five-or-10 pound claimer.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (329)-SAU MAU PING HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650Metres

HAPPY AND HEALTHY was withdrawn on 10.1.17 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left front foot) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter GO-GETTER (M L Yeung).

Before being allowed to race again, HAPPY AND HEALTHY will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

RAY OF GOLD began awkwardly.

From the outside barriers, NEWSWIRE FREE and TRAVEL AMBASSADOR were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

GREAT TOPLIGHT was also steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.

A short distance after the start, EXCELLENCE was steadied away from the heels of SPARKLING SWORD (Apprentice K K Chiong) which shifted out when being ridden along.

Apprentice Chiong was warned against the practice of allowing her mounts to shift ground in the early stages of the race.

Near the 1500 Metres, RAY OF GOLD was bumped by EXCELLENCE which, after being directed in by WORKS OF ART, then shifted in away from that horse.

WORKS OF ART was then shifted out to relieve the tightening to EXCELLENCE and RAY OF GOLD.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, RAY OF GOLD became unbalanced.

When the tempo slowed approaching the 1100 Metres, EXCELLENCE proved very difficult to settle for some distance and got its head up when being checked away from the heels of LUCKY PROFIT which was awkwardly placed behind GRACEFUL KINGDOM.

M Chadwick (GRAND HARBOUR) and Apprentice Chiong were both warned against the practice of steadying the tempo too abruptly when in the lead.

Making the turn near the 950 Metres, WORKS OF ART was awkwardly placed close to the heels of EXCELLENCE.

Due to the tempo of the race, TRAVEL AMBASSADOR was shifted out at the 950 Metres and allowed to improve to race outside the lead near the 700 Metres.

Passing the 600 Metres, GRACEFUL KINGDOM was taken into a position three wide and without cover by GIANT TURTLE which shifted out.

Passing the 200 Metres, NEWSWIRE FREE was directed out away from the heels of GRACEFUL KINGDOM which was giving ground.

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

A veterinary inspection of RAY OF GOLD immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

Before being allowed to race again, RAY OF GOLD will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

WORKS OF ART, GIANT TURTLE and SPARKLING SWORD were sent for sampling.