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27 September 2017 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - OSMANTHUS HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1000M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 0:57:21
Sectional Time: 12.68 21.61 22.92

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110JUNZI (V274)N. CallanW. Y. So48121141050:57:219-7-113.28 21.61 22.32
29NOBLE DE BOY (T373)N. RawillerY. S. Tsui50123167.141.250:57:407-9-213.12 21.97 22.31
312NICE FANDANGO (A209)D. WhyteC. Fownes47120131031.750:57:488-5-313.20 21.49 22.79
43FLYING FORCE (V014)K. C. NgC. H. Yip59129303082.250:57:5812-10-413.48 21.65 22.45
51VERY RICH MAN (V286)M. F. PoonL. Ho601266.98.892.50:57:603-6-512.80 21.93 22.87
67LUCKY LUCKY (A347)J. MoreiraC. S. Shum521255.93.8123 0:57:702-2-612.72 21.69 23.29
78LUNAR ZEPHYR (V385)H. N. WongT. P. Yung511192928113.50:57:751-1-712.68 21.61 23.46
86DR PROACTIVE (A345)C. SchofieldD. Hall52125366523.50:57:766-8-813.00 21.89 22.87
92DR RACE (T284)K. TeetanD. Ferraris59132101073.750:57:8210-11-913.28 21.89 22.65
105BEAUTY CONNECTION (T415)Z. PurtonK. W. Lui531262.94.964.50:57:944-4-1012.84 21.81 23.29
114OCEAN ROAR (N317)H. T. MoA. Lee581246.78.816 0:58:175-3-1112.88 21.53 23.76
1211RIVERSIDE BIRD (A198)M. L. YeungR. Gibson481195882108.250:58:5211-12-1213.44 21.97 23.11
Sire:Red Giant
Breed of the Winning Horse:JUNZI
Dam:Quality Dream
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 104.5
place 10 35
9 23
12 33.5
quinella 9-10 421.5
quinella place 9-10 124
10-12 204.5
9-12 167.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 33
tierce 10-9-12 6441
trio 9-10-12 1625
first 4 3-9-10-12 8258
quartet 10-9-12-3 138240
4th double (12-10) $5916.0
4th double consulation (12-9) $1204.5

Recap by phillip woo

Junzi responded well in a suitably run race to win going away 60m out from beyond midfield to go back-to-back first up. He didn't go on with things after an opening win last term so he still has things to prove. Noble De Boy finished strongly with two wider out to grab second in deep stretch after travelling fourth from the back. He's naturally coming to hand in his three runs this term and can pop up at any time. Nice Fandango tends to carry his head high in the run but still stayed on well along the fence following a midfield run to fill a placing in his initial Valley run. He's still a work in progress but has some ability. Flying Force finished well after travelling third from the rear to fill a Quartet spot. He was suited by the pace but clearly is good enough to win a race at this level. Very Rich Man stayed on all right following a deep run travelling fore of midfield from an awkward gate. It was a respectable run for his new trainer.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (69) - OSMANTHUS HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1000Meters

OCEAN ROAR lifted its front feet off the ground as the start was effected and began only fairly.

RIVERSIDE BIRD was slow to begin.

FLYING FORCE began only fairly.

VERY RICH MAN was left racing wide and without cover from the 700 Metres.

Making the turn at the 600 Metres, LUCKY LUCKY (J Moreira) commenced to lay out which enabled OCEAN ROAR to improve between the leader LUNAR ZEPHYR and LUCKY LUCKY.

J Moreira explained that due to its inexperience, LUCKY LUCKY found it difficult to negotiate the first turn after being hard ridden to take up a forward position.

He said after OCEAN ROAR improved to be racing between LUNAR ZEPHYR and LUCKY LUCKY, his mount continued to lay out, subsequently made the Home Turn awkwardly and then raced a little greenly when placed under pressure in the Straight.

NOBLE DE BOY (N Rawiller) shifted out on the Home Turn and bumped DR RACE which became unbalanced.

N Rawiller was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.

After the 200 Metres, when directed out to avoid causing interference to JUNZI, LUCKY LUCKY shifted out and hampered VERY RICH MAN.

When questioned, C Schofield (DR PROACTIVE) stated that he followed BEAUTY CONNECTION into the Straight and after balancing his mount he initially chose to continue following BEAUTY CONNECTION as, being one of the favourites for the event, he expected that horse to quicken and be in the finish.

He said he was also aware that VERY RICH MAN, which was racing to the outside of BEAUTY CONNECTION, had been racing wide and without cover and as he expected that horse would weaken in the Straight, he felt that to follow BEAUTY CONNECTION was the better option.

He said however that when BEAUTY CONNECTION did not accelerate as he expected, after the 300 Metres he endeavoured to shift off the back of that horse to improve into narrow running between BEAUTY CONNECTION and VERY RICH MAN.

He said however that DR PROACTIVE got its head on the side and was reluctant to shift out from behind BEAUTY CONNECTION until near the 200 Metres at which stage the run, which existed between BEAUTY CONNECTION and VERY RICH MAN, had closed due to VERY RICH MAN shifting in.

He said he then elected to direct DR PROACTIVE to improve to the outside of VERY RICH MAN, however, a short distance later VERY RICH MAN shifted out suddenly which caused him to steady his mount and then attempt to improve to the inside of VERY RICH MAN.

He explained over the concluding stages, due also to LUCKY LUCKY shifting out, he was not able to find clear running on DR PROACTIVE until just prior to the winning post.

When questioned regarding the performance of BEAUTY CONNECTION, Z Purton stated that the horse took up a prominent position as anticipated to the outside of OCEAN ROAR and trailing the early leaders LUNAR ZEPHYR and LUCKY LUCKY.

He said BEAUTY CONNECTION initially travelled comfortably in this position, however, when LUCKY LUCKY, which was racing directly in advance of BEAUTY CONNECTION, shifted out on the first turn, his mount was taken out by OCEAN ROAR which shifted out to improve into a position vacated by LUCKY LUCKY at which stage BEAUTY CONNECTION dropped the bit and did not travel comfortably.

He added, despite being hard ridden rounding the Home Turn and in the Straight, BEAUTY CONNECTION did not close off as anticipated and was disappointing.

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

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

LUCKY LUCKY, JUNZI and NOBLE DE BOY were sent for sampling.