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18 October 2017 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - JACKSON HANDICAP - Sec1

Class 4 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09:61
Sectional Time: 23.56 22.68 23.37

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110LONDON MASTER (T345)K. TeetanD. Ferraris45118136.241:09:616-6-124.32 22.64 22.65
25BEAUTY CONNECTION (T415)K. C. LeungK. W. Lui511228.21263 1:10:113-3-223.76 22.84 23.51
37FOREVER POSH (V072)M. ChadwickR. Gibson50123121123.51:10:184-4-324.00 22.80 23.38
41GREAT JOY (T338)M. F. PoonD. Hall6012691094 1:10:2410-11-425.04 22.76 22.44
54CLEAR CHOICE (A426)T. BerryC. S. Shum52125111884.751:10:369-7-525.00 22.28 23.08
66CHEERFULJET (A188)B. PrebbleC. Fownes501234.62.674.751:10:391-1-623.56 22.68 24.15
72FLYING FORCE (V014)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip591324.26.5126 1:10:562-2-723.64 22.72 24.20
88MR KOOL (T335)M. L. YeungF. C. Lor47118162156 1:10:588-9-824.88 22.64 23.06
99PADDINGTON (A107)C. SchofieldW. Y. So46119139.5106.751:10:6711-8-925.08 22.36 23.23
103STARLIT KNIGHT (A137)W. M. LaiY. S. Tsui541275599118.251:10:9412-12-1025.32 22.64 22.98
1111MAGICAL CHAMPION (A106)H. N. WongK. L. Man441121253391:11:067-10-1124.68 22.92 23.46
1212WORLD CITY (S019)H. T. MoT. P. Yung431091832111.751:11:505-5-1224.04 22.92 24.54
Sire:Commands
Breed of the Winning Horse:LONDON MASTER
Dam:Suzy Smart
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 62.5
place 10 18
5 34
7 29
quinella 5-10 398.5
quinella place 5-10 122
7-10 117.5
5-7 189.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 23.5
tierce 10-5-7 7623
trio 5-7-10 1590
first 4 1-5-7-10 2323
quartet 10-5-7-1 52583
1st double (5-10) $1347.5
1st double consulation (5-5) $446.5

Recap by phillip woo

Plunged late London Master quickened nicely following a midfield run to win going away approaching the 100m to make it two on the trot. He's in great form and should continue to hold his own sprinting in this grade at either track. Punted late Beauty Connection stayed on well for second but did have all favours in the box-seat. He's not genuine but always capable of a positive run over this Valley trip. Forever Posh got up for a placing following a prominent run. He's crying out for the mile trip on either surface after giving a decent sight in two Valley sprints this term. Great Joy was doing some nice work late near the inside after a patient ride second from the rear. He had the race run to suit but clearly requires a further trip. Clear Choice finished well from beyond midfield in an encouraging debut. Favourite Cheerfuljet badly capitulated 100m out after getting pestered through slick fractions by Flying Force.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (120) - JACKSON HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Meters

CHEERFULJET shifted out abruptly at the start, resulting in CLEAR CHOICE, GREAT JOY and PADDINGTON all being crowded for room inside STARLIT KNIGHT which also became unbalanced after being bumped by PADDINGTON.

After this, CLEAR CHOICE, GREAT JOY, PADDINGTON and STARLIT KNIGHT were all shifted across behind runners.

LONDON MASTER shifted out at the start and hampered MR KOOL.

Shortly after the start, FOREVER POSH and MAGICAL CHAMPION bumped.

Making the first turn approaching the 1050 Metres, PADDINGTON was awkwardly placed close to the heels of CLEAR CHOICE which got its head on the side and shifted out marginally.

Near the 650 Metres, PADDINGTON was left racing wide and without cover.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, MAGICAL CHAMPION raced in restricted room inside CLEAR CHOICE (T Berry) which got its head on the side and shifted in.

T Berry was advised in similar circumstances to make every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground.

GREAT JOY, which was following, was steadied away from the heels of MAGICAL CHAMPION in consequence.

After the 150 Metres, CHEERFULJET commenced to shift in towards the running of BEAUTY CONNECTION, resulting in B Prebble, the rider of CHEERFULJET, straightening his mount.

Passing the 100 Metres, CLEAR CHOICE was directed out from behind FOREVER POSH which shifted out under pressure.

When questioned regarding his riding of GREAT JOY in the Home Straight, Apprentice M F Poon stated that rounding the Home Turn and at the entrance to the Straight he had been following MR KOOL.

He said shortly after entering the Straight there were runs available both to the inside and outside of MR KOOL and given tonight's race was conducted on the C course, he felt that there was more opportunity for clear running to the inside due to horses fanning out in the early part of the Straight.

He said he was aware that WORLD CITY was racing in advance of MR KOOL, but he considered that horse to be a number of lengths in front of MR KOOL, so he felt the best option for GREAT JOY was to shift to the inside of that horse and approaching the 250 Metres he shifted GREAT JOY to the inside of MR KOOL.

He said when he did this WORLD CITY commenced to come under pressure and he had to shift in away from behind that horse near the 200 Metres, however, he was able to do so without having to check GREAT JOY or impede the horse's momentum.

He added GREAT JOY was finishing off the race strongly, however, he was reluctant to use the whip on the horse as BEAUTY CONNECTION and CHEERFULJET were racing in advance of GREAT JOY and, in his opinion, whilst a tight run existed between those horses, he chose not to use the whip on the horse in case either of those horses shifted ground.

He said when it became apparent to him that CHEERFULJET was shifting out, he then rode his mount aggressively to improve between BEAUTY CONNECTION and CHEERFULJET and GREAT JOY then finished off the race strongly.

Trainer D J Hall stated he believed that GREAT JOY's best chances of being successful in tonight's race were for the horse to receive uninterrupted running given that it was racing over 1200 Metres and had previously shown to be more effective in distances longer than that of tonight's race.

He said after viewing the film he believed that the option of shifting either side or MR KOOL was available to Apprentice Poon in the early part of the Straight and given the rail placement tonight, he was satisfied with Apprentice Poon's decision to shift GREAT JOY to the inside of MR KOOL rather than exploring runs to the outside of that horse.

Apprentice Poon was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, he was reminded of his obligation to ensure that, wherever possible, horses are afforded clear and uninterrupted running so that they are able to be properly tested.

A veterinary inspection of GREAT JOY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

CHEERFULJET, LONDON MASTER and BEAUTY CONNECTION were sent for sampling.