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Race Results:

2 February 2017 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1000M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57.0
Sectional Time: 12.75 21.43 22.87

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11EXCEL ONESELF (P287)N. RawillerY. S. Tsui59133111070:57.02-3-112.83 21.63 22.59
22BEAUTY CONNECTION (T415)Z. PurtonA. S. Cruz581325.25.322.750:57.44-5-212.99 21.71 22.78
33OCEAN ROAR (N317)M. L. YeungA. Lee57129244683.250:57.51-1-312.75 21.43 23.38
44GLOBE TROTTER (T387)M. ChadwickC. S. Shum551292326450:57.89-9-413.43 21.63 22.80
511MASSIVE MOVE (T073)K. C. LeungL. Ho42115201855.250:57.86-7-513.19 21.63 23.05
610RED SUN (V145)K. C. NgA. T. Millard451145399160:58.08-8-613.35 21.59 23.08
75BEAR CHUM (V203)B. PrebbleD. Ferraris541285.24.136.250:58.05-4-712.99 21.63 23.42
88SCARBOROUGH FAIR (A144)N. CallanR. Gibson521261624126.250:58.011-10-813.55 21.55 22.94
97PADDINGTON (A107)J. MoreiraW. Y. So531272.22.197.250:58.27-6-913.23 21.59 23.38
1012REWARDING FLYER (T401)K. K. ChiongJ. Moore411102543117.500:58.210-11-1013.51 21.75 23.00
116LYRIC ACE (S047)C. Y. HoD. Cruz5412625656120:58.93-2-1112.91 21.47 24.58
129DOUBLE DOUBLE (T267)T. H. SoNg Ting-keung49121959910201:00.212-12-1213.55 22.35 24.33
Sire:Exceed And Excel
Breed of the Winning Horse:EXCEL ONESELF
Dam:Pas De Deux
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 101.5
place 1 24.5
2 16
3 87
quinella 1-2 196.5
quinella place 1-2 64.5
1-3 341
2-3 284.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 29.5
tierce 1-2-3 8458
trio 1-2-3 1727
first 4 1-2-3-4 4246
quartet 1-2-3-4 50135

Recap by phillip woo

Excel Oneself took control 200m out after a box-seat run to notch a fifth career win. He relished a return to sprinting at the Valley but will find things harder up in grade. Beauty Connection rallied well following a handy run to grab second in the final 20m. The weight continues to anchor him but he rarely runs a bad race over this Valley trip. Old-timer Ocean Roar grudgingly gave way after leading from a tricky gate. He's always a chance over this trip as an eight-time winner and is in the right grade. Globe Trotter finish well down the outside after travelling fourth from the rear. He's better suited over the 1,200m. Second favourite Bear Chum had no excuse following a one-out, one-back run. It's a hard run to explain. Favourite Paddington never fired after no-cover run the entire trip in midfield. He can be excused for the run.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (382)-SHING YIP HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1000Metres

When proceeding to the Start, LYRIC ACE threw its head up, resulting in its rider, C Y Ho, being struck on the lip.

C Y Ho was attended to by the Club's medical officers and passed fit to fulfil his riding engagement on LYRIC ACE.

After the race, C Y Ho was stood down from his remaining riding engagements by the Club's medical officers.

On arrival at the Start, SCARBOROUGH FAIR, which was fractious in the Parade Ring and kicked out, was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

GLOBE TROTTER began very awkwardly and lost ground.

RED SUN began awkwardly.

MASSIVE MOVE shifted out at the start and bumped LYRIC ACE, causing both horses to become unbalanced.

From the outside barrier, SCARBOROUGH FAIR was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

Despite being ridden along, REWARDING FLYER failed to muster early speed and was shifted across behind runners from a wide barrier shortly after the start.

MASSIVE MOVE lay out making the first turn after the 600 Metres.

Near the 450 Metres, SCARBOROUGH FAIR was momentarily awkwardly placed close to the heels of RED SUN when being shifted to the outside of that horse.

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

As this was the second time within three starts that DOUBLE DOUBLE had finished tailed out, the Stewards ruled that that horse must perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a series of consecutive barrier trials and be subjected to an official veterinary examination before being allowed to race again.

When questioned, J Moreira stated that when left racing wide and without cover after the 700 Metres, PADDINGTON, which was having just its second race start, lay out making the first turn.

He said, in his opinion, the fact that the horse was required to travel wide and without cover and its inexperience were the principal factors behind the horse's disappointing performance.

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

B Prebble reported that after the 500 Metres BEAR CHUM felt "flat" and did not finish off the race.

A veterinary inspection of BEAR CHUM 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, BEAR CHUM will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.