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Race Results:

6 September 2017 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1650M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:42:22
Sectional Time: 28.77 25.60 24.21 23.64

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16BO DUKE (S378)S. ClippertonP. F. Yiu49123111541:42:222-2-2-154.53 24.09 23.60
22THE SYLPH (T055)J. MoreiraD. Ferraris591333.64.13N 1:42:264-4-5-254.77 24.17 23.32
38CITY WINNER (V311)H. N. WongY. S. Tsui43112409980.501:42:308-8-8-355.33 23.97 23.00
41PLAY IT (A239)Z. PurtonC. Fownes591336.13.511.251:42:406-6-7-454.97 24.09 23.34
53PO CHING TREASURE (S388)N. CallanC. Fownes5512974.421.751:42:495-5-6-554.85 24.17 23.47
67FINE WITH ME (T178)U. RispoliK. W. Lui471214.25.261.751:42:493-3-4-654.61 24.21 23.67
75MY BLESSING (V164)N. RawillerC. H. Yip501245.38.172.51:42:611-1-1-754.37 24.21 24.03
84HAPPY ROCKY (S147)B. PrebbleA. Lee54128101453.251:42:747-7-3-855.01 23.81 23.92
Sire:Bachelor Duke
Breed of the Winning Horse:BO DUKE
Dam:Miss Is Brash
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 157.5
place 6 32
2 15
8 163
quinella 2-6 272
quinella place 2-6 76.5
6-8 681
2-8 420.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 70.5
tierce 6-2-8 17642
trio 2-6-8 2434
first 4 1-2-6-8 1584
quartet 6-2-8-1 61713
1st double (10-6) $1123.5
1st double consulation (10-2) $62.0

Recap by phillip woo

Drifting in the betting, Bo Duke took control 160m out after tracking the moderate pace of My Blessing for the win over a trip short of his best. He had put the writing on the wall late last season so a big run was no surprise and might be good for another. The Sylph finished well following a one-off run fore of midfield to make it close on the wire. He'll certainly come on for this run and will be hard to beat if he remains in the grade for his next outing. City Winner lashed home from the rear of the field to fill a placing in a vastly improved run with the blinkers off. He'll need to prove this was no fluke but has fallen a tonne from an opening mark of 80. Favourite Play It got going from near the back to fill the frame after a sluggish break. It was an improved run coming down in class and he clearly wants a longer trip. Well-punted late Po Ching Treasure ran on steadily without ever looking a threat following a midfield run. He'll come on for this effort.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (12) - HING MAN HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650Meters

PLAY IT began awkwardly.

THE SYLPH began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped PO CHING TREASURE.

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

After the 1300 Metres, FINE WITH ME was awkwardly placed inside the heels of MY BLESSING when being steadied to allow that horse to cross.

After the 900 Metres, HAPPY ROCKY was shifted out and ridden along to improve its position and after this raced wide and without cover.

Passing the 700 Metres, FINE WITH ME was momentarily awkwardly placed close to the heels of MY BLESSING.

Approaching and passing the 400 Metres, THE SYLPH was reluctant to maintain its position when racing in restricted room between HAPPY ROCKY and FINE WITH ME which got its head on the side and lay out towards the heels of BO DUKE.

Then rounding the Home Turn, THE SYLPH was steadied away from the heels of FINE WITH ME (U Rispoli) which shifted out when not quite clear.

U Rispoli was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground in similar circumstances.

Approaching the 150 Metres, HAPPY ROCKY raced tight between THE SYLPH and PLAY IT which shifted in.

When questioned, Trainer K W Lui stated that he instructed U Rispoli to ensure that FINE WITH ME began well and it was anticipated that in a small field the horse would be able to obtain a position in about midfield.

U Rispoli stated that after beginning well he commenced to shift across closer to the rail shortly after the start, however, when there were a number of horses positioned to his inside, he elected to continue forward of those horses in order to then take hold of FINE WITH ME and allow MY BLESSING to cross.

He said this resulted in FINE WITH ME racing in a position further forward than generally has been the case.

Mr Lui stated that due to the circumstances of tonight's race FINE WITH ME assumed a more prominent position than he expected and it would be his intention for the horse to be ridden more conservatively in future which is in keeping with the manner in which it has been ridden with success in the past.

PLAY IT, BO DUKE and THE SYLPH were sent for sampling.