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13 September 2017 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 7 - SAN FRANCISCO HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:10:30
Sectional Time: 23.76 22.65 23.89

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112YOUNG EMPIRE (V116)W. M. LaiW. Y. So61117275861:10:302-2-123.76 22.73 23.81
29HAPPY BAO BEI (S172)M. L. YeungY. S. Tsui6712136488N 1:10:333-3-223.84 22.77 23.72
38SUNNY DRAGON (V412)K. C. LeungR. Gibson68122222911N 1:10:367-7-324.20 22.69 23.47
43JADE THEATRE (A040)U. RispoliK. L. Man731294.43.920.501:10:388-9-424.32 22.73 23.33
42EXTREMELY FUN (T024)H. N. WongL. Ho77128262990.501:10:381-1-423.76 22.65 23.97
61BREEDERS' STAR (V197)N. CallanD. Ferraris771339.71671 1:10:466-6-624.08 22.73 23.65
76DOLLAR REWARD (A305)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum691253.83.631.51:10:539-8-724.40 22.53 23.60
84BACK IN BLACK (T358)K. TeetanP. O'Sullivan721282627121.51:10:5312-12-824.64 22.73 23.16
95DIAMOND MASTER (S397)B. PrebbleP. F. Yiu691256.25.412 1:10:635-5-924.00 22.69 23.94
107JUMBO HAPPINESS (V315)C. Y. HoC. Fownes691237.48.452.51:10:6810-10-1024.52 22.73 23.43
1110GLORIOUS PARTNERS (A089)M. F. PoonD. Hall66115118.844.251:10:9811-11-1124.56 22.77 23.65
1211BOND ELEGANCE (A007)J. MoreiraJohn Size621181815104.51:11:014-4-1224.00 22.65 24.36
Sire:Royal Applause
Breed of the Winning Horse:YOUNG EMPIRE
Dam:Age Of Chivalry
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 583
place 12 102
9 105.5
8 77
quinella 9-12 6789
quinella place 9-12 1572
8-12 1052.5
8-9 1171.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 37.5
tierce 12-9-8 129300
trio 8-9-12 23772
first 4 2-8-9-12 11882
3-8-9-12 12794
quartet 12-9-8-2 255293
12-9-8-3 314867
6th double (2-12) $8992.5
6th double consulation (2-9) $1221.5
2nd double trio (2,4,9/8,9,12) $1939076.0
2nd double trio jackpot $1,468,152.00
(20 Sep 2017)

Recap by phillip woo

Young Empire regained the lead from Extremely Fun after straightening and kept on gamely for an upset win off a light weight to raise his game to a new level. His natural speed is always going to be an asset but he might find it harder following a penalty. Specked late, Happy Bao Bei made it close after chasing the leaders without cover at times. He's got a good overall record over this Valley trip. Sunny Dragon came on nicely three from the right after travelling three-deep worse than midfield to make it a blanket finish. He lived up to a nice run on opening day over the straight 1,000m but is clearly better over the tighter Valley course. Extremely Fun wouldn't go down without a fight after pressing forward to lead one off the fence from a wide gate at the 700m. He rarely runs a bad race over this Valley trip and will be most interesting when he draws a gate. Jade Theatre let down nicely after travelling behind midfield to finish level for fourth.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (35) - SAN FRANCISCO HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200Meters

On arrival at the Start, N Callan expressed concern regarding the action of BREEDERS' STAR.

BREEDERS' STAR was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said, after the necessary consultations, that the horse was suitable to race.

YOUNG EMPIRE shifted out at the start and bumped BREEDERS' STAR.

DOLLAR REWARD and GLORIOUS PARTNERS bumped at the start.

GLORIOUS PARTNERS then shifted out and made contact with JUMBO LUCK which shifted in.

From the outside barrier, BACK IN BLACK was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

After initially being steadied in the early stages from a wide barrier to obtain cover, SUNNY DRAGON proved difficult to settle after the 1100 Metres and got its head up near the 1000 Metres when being checked away from the heels of BOND ELEGANCE which was awkwardly placed close to the heels of EXTREMELY FUN.

EXTREMELY FUN travelled wide and without cover until after the 600 Metres at which time BOND ELEGANCE was left racing wide and without cover.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, DIAMOND MASTER lay in, brushed the running rail of its own accord and became unbalanced when awkwardly placed close to the heels of YOUNG EMPIRE.

Passing the 250 Metres, JADE THEATRE shifted out and was awkwardly placed inside the heels of SUNNY DRAGON.

For some distance passing the 250 Metres, BREEDERS' STAR was awkwardly placed close to the heels of HAPPY BAO BEI.

Passing the 200 Metres, BREEDERS' STAR and BOND ELEGANCE bumped and became unbalanced due to both horses shifting ground.

BOND ELEGANCE then shifted out and brushed JADE THEATRE (U Rispoli).

U Rispoli will be warned against the practice of raising his whip arm above the height of his shoulder.

After the 100 Metres, GLORIOUS PARTNERS was shifted out away from the heels of DIAMOND MASTER and then was not able to be tested over the concluding stages.

Close to the finishing line, DIAMOND REWARD was awkwardly placed inside the heels of HAPPY BAO BEI and as a consequence was not able to be ridden out all the way to the end of the race.

When questioned regarding his riding of JUMBO HAPPINESS particularly after the 500 Metres, C Y Ho stated that his mount came under heavy pressure prior to the 500 Metres and he had to ride it hard in an endeavour to improve his position.

He said passing the 500 Metres he was racing behind JADE THEATRE and he had initially intended to shift to that horse's outside, however, it appeared to him that the rider of JADE THEATRE was going to shift out on that horse and therefore he elected to position JUMBO HAPPINESS to improve to that horse's inside as he anticipated that the horse would shift out rounding the Home Turn.

He said as JADE THEATRE was unable to shift out after the 400 Metres due to racing inside the heels of SUNNY DRAGON, he was then not able to shift to that horse's inside as GLORIOUS PARTNERS was improving to his inside.

He said this resulted in JUMBO HAPPINESS being awkwardly placed close to the heels of JADE THEATRE approaching and rounding the Home Turn.

C Y Ho was advised that, in the opinion of the Stewards, he had erred in not having shift immediately to the outside of JADE THEATRE passing the 500 Metres, however, this error did not constitute a breach of the Rules.

He was advised to ensure that he rides his mounts in such a manner to ensure that they are able to improve their position wherever possible and also that his riding does not come under notice.

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

DOLLAR REWARD, YOUNG EMPIRE and HAPPY BAO BEI were sent for sampling.