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Race Results:

3 May 2017 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1650M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:40.3
Sectional Time: 27.88 23.34 24.70 24.44

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13KING'S MAN (V156)N. CallanP. F. Yiu57130105.991:40.37-7-7-151.74 24.62 24.00
26SMART UNION (P268)J. MoreiraK. W. Lui5012367.840.501:40.46-6-4-251.58 24.54 24.33
35EXCELLENCE (T314)Z. PurtonA. Lee541277.67.3511:40.59-9-6-351.82 24.50 24.22
41IMPERIAL SEAL (T223)H. N. WongC. Fownes601267.38.3611:40.53-3-2-451.34 24.58 24.62
54SPINNING DANCER (S078)U. RispoliK. L. Man551281722121.751:40.612-11-10-552.30 24.26 24.09
62ARGENTUM (T201)S. ClippertonD. Hall591326.45.513.501:40.94-5-5-651.58 24.54 24.78
77VICTORY FOLLOW ME (V182)K. TeetanD. Ferraris501235.4583.751:40.910-10-11-752.06 24.54 24.34
811GENERAL O'REILLY (A084)K. C. NgY. S. Tsui4110997991051:41.111-12-12-852.42 24.46 24.27
912PACKING GO GO (T110)H. W. LaiL. Ho411144147115.501:41.22-2-3-951.30 24.78 25.16
1010GLORY STAR (T336)H. T. MoC. S. Shum431062113781:41.65-4-9-1051.54 24.94 25.17
118SCARBOROUGH FAIR (A144)D. WhyteR. Gibson491226.61039.501:41.88-8-8-1151.78 24.66 25.44
129FAIR COMMENT (A014)C. Y. HoA. S. Cruz431141831210.751:42.01-1-1-1251.22 24.70 26.14
Breed of the Winning Horse:KING'S MAN
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 59
place 3 21.5
6 29
5 28
quinella 3-6 330.5
quinella place 3-6 122.5
3-5 114
5-6 115
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 21.5
tierce 3-6-5 5473
trio 3-5-6 838
first 4 1-3-5-6 1687
quartet 3-6-5-1 41031
4th double (5-3) $203.5
4th double consulation (5-6) $55.0

Recap by phillip woo

Punted late, King's Man defied a deep run beyond midfield with cover to get up 60m out to win his Valley debut after threatening to score in a number of Sha Tin runs against better opposition. This win opens up the options for him at either track and he should remain a contender off light weights in Class Three. Smart Union poked his head in front 100m out after travelling one off fore of midfield and found one better in the end. He's always a chance when reunited with Joao Moreira but the 1,800m is a better trip. Excellence came on well after settling one off the fence behind midfield to make it close at the finish. He's mixing his form but is clearly capable of big runs over this Valley trip. Imperial Seal was hustled to lead 400m out after settling one off in second and found a few too good in the dash to the wire. It was still a decent run in defeat at the top of the grade with the claim well utilised after showing good mile form on both surfaces and courses but he may be nearing his mark. Spinning Dancer fanned into the open 180m out after travelling second from the rear and closed off reasonably well. He continues to race consistently well over this course and distance after a win three back.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (621)-OWL HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650Metres

SPINNING DANCER was bumped on jumping by PACKING GO GO which was taken out by GENERAL O'REILLY which began awkwardly.

Then, from the outside barrier, SPINNING DANCER was shifted across behind runners.

VICTORY FOLLOW ME was also steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

For a considerable distance approaching and passing the winning post on the first occasion, SCARBOROUGH FAIR proved very difficult to settle and got its head up when being checked away from the heels of ARGENTUM.

After the race, D Whyte stated that due to the racing manners of SCARBOROUGH FAIR, the horse was then not able to finish off the race.

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

GLORY STAR travelled wide and without cover until after the 900 Metres at which time the horse became unbalanced after shifting in and bumping IMPERIAL SEAL.

GLORY STAR was then steadied to obtain a trailing position behind IMPERIAL SEAL.

SPINNING DANCER had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight and near the 250 Metres was steadied out across the heels of PACKING GO GO and EXCELLENCE to obtain clear running.

Passing the 100 Metres, EXCELLENCE momentarily raced tight inside the heels of KING'S MAN which shifted in under pressure before being directed out to relieve the tightening to EXCELLENCE.

FAIR COMMENT lost its right front plate after the race.

When questioned, Apprentice H N Wong (IMPERIAL SEAL) stated that approaching the 1000 Metres he was racing behind PACKING GO GO and inside GLORY STAR which was travelling in a three wide position.

He said he looked to his outside to ascertain whether GLORY STAR was being ridden along to improve its position around IMPERIAL SEAL or was travelling strongly enough to do so at that stage.

He said passing the 1000 Metres IMPERIAL SEAL commenced to travel strongly and he therefore shifted out away from the heels of PACKING GO GO to avoid having to be checked away from the heels of that horse.

After viewing the videos, Apprentice Wong agreed that in retrospect he should have made a greater effort to restrain IMPERIAL SEAL and continue to race behind PACKING GO GO rather than shifting to the outside of that horse prior to the 900 Metres which resulted in IMPERIAL SEAL travelling wide and without cover for the remainder of the race.

Apprentice Wong will be advised to ensure that he rides his mounts in such a manner so that they do not cover unnecessary ground.

A veterinary inspection of VICTORY FOLLOW ME 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, VICTORY FOLLOW ME will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

VICTORY FOLLOW ME, KING'S MAN and SMART UNION were sent for sampling.