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Race Results:

12 July 2017 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1650M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:40.0
Sectional Time: 27.43 24.01 24.35 24.24

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12IMPERIAL SEAL (T223)Z. PurtonC. Fownes60133198.381:40.08-8-8-152.40 24.03 23.60
23GREAT JOY (T338)J. MoreiraD. Hall591324.44.491.751:40.39-9-9-252.64 23.91 23.75
310AMBITIOUS HEART (V303)D. WhyteD. Ferraris521257.93.7621:40.37-7-7-352.08 24.23 24.02
46PEARL WARM WARM (T183)S. ClippertonP. O'Sullivan551284.86.532.501:40.45-4-4-451.80 24.31 24.30
57THE JAZZ (A004)N. CallanP. F. Yiu55128161312.501:40.44-5-3-551.84 24.23 24.37
611GOLD VELVET (V400)K. TeetanT. P. Yung411145199104.501:40.710-10-10-652.68 24.03 24.02
71GIANT STARS (T218)H. N. WongK. W. Lui60128814114.501:40.711-12-11-753.00 23.83 23.92
812GOOD METHOD (S218)K. K. ChiongC. S. Shum41109151524.751:40.81-1-1-851.44 24.35 25.01
99AMAZING GOLD (V408)C. SchofieldL. Ho531262845124.751:40.812-11-12-952.96 23.99 23.86
108WAH MAY BABY (S247)C. Y. HoA. S. Cruz551261227751:40.83-3-5-1051.64 24.51 24.66
115SPINNING DANCER (S078)C. MurrayK. L. Man561291726571:41.16-6-6-1152.08 24.23 24.85
124WORKS OF ART (V212)B. PrebbleJohn Size591326.17.54171:42.72-2-2-1251.48 24.47 26.81
Sire:Dylan Thomas
Breed of the Winning Horse:IMPERIAL SEAL
Dam:Princess Ellen
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 83.5
place 2 27
3 18
10 15.5
quinella 2-3 179.5
quinella place 2-3 74.5
2-10 54.5
3-10 48.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 27.5
tierce 2-3-10 1938
trio 2-3-10 278
first 4 2-3-6-10 323
quartet 2-3-10-6 10085
2nd double (2-2) $644.5
2nd double consulation (2-3) $31.5

Recap by phillip woo

Sensationally-backed Imperial Seal continued his fabulous season by coming from behind midfield to win going away 120m out for a fourth time. No reason why he couldn't remain competitive up in grade off light weights. Early favourite Great Joy closed off well after travelling fourth from the rear to grab second 50m out. He was suited by the pace but should be winning races next season at this level. Post-time favourite Ambitious Heart stayed on well following a midfield run to grab third close to home in his first Valley run. He's a model of consistency and this run provides him with options at the Valley next season. Pearl Warm Warm had his chance following a one-out, one-back run. In the right race, he can win at this level but isn't anything special. The Jazz was swamped after claiming the lead 150m out following a box-seat run. He has been a disappointment but it was a positive first run at the Valley. Giant Stars made some ground when peeling into the open at the 250m following a patient ride at the back of the field from a wide gate. He's hard to get right but has the tools to get away with a race next season at this level.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (791)-THE KING HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650Metres

IMPERIAL SEAL began awkwardly and shifted out, inconveniencing GREAT JOY.

SPINNING DANCER and AMBITIOUS HEART bumped shortly after the start.

From the outside barriers, GIANT STARS and AMAZING GOLD were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Approaching the winning post on the first occasion, PEARL WARM WARM was awkwardly placed outside the heels of GOOD METHOD.

Approaching the 1300 Metres, THE JAZZ got its head up when being steadied to allow GOOD METHOD to cross.

In the early part of the Straight, SPINNING DANCER was held up behind WORKS OF ART which was giving ground.

GREAT JOY was held up for a run in the early part of the Straight and was shifted to the outside of IMPERIAL SEAL to obtain clear running passing the 250 Metres.

Approaching the 250 Metres, AMBITIOUS HEART was bumped by WAH MAY BABY which shifted in marginally.

Over the final 150 Metres, AMBITIOUS HEART lay out under pressure.

Throughout the race, WAH MAY BABY travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, Apprentice H N Wong (GIANT STARS) stated that he had been instructed to attempt to give the horse clear galloping room in the Home Straight.

He said as tonight's race was being conducted on the A course, he felt that he may have difficulty securing uninterrupted running were he to continue to make a run on the inside of horses at the entrance to the Straight and as GREAT JOY, which he expected to be a strong chance, was being shifted to the outside of runners to make its finishing run, he elected to shift out with that horse so that GIANT STARS would be able to make its run towards the outside of the field.

He said this resulted in GIANT STARS only momentarily having difficulty obtaining clear running shortly after the 300 Metres.

After the race, B Prebble stated that WORKS OF ART became unbalanced in its action shortly after entering the Straight when giving ground abruptly.

He said for this reason he eased the horse down over the latter stages of the race.

A veterinary inspection of WORKS OF ART immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

Before being allowed to race again, WORKS OF ART will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

AMBITIOUS HEART, IMPERIAL SEAL and GREAT JOY were sent for sampling.