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15 November 2017 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - CHUKYO HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41:25
Sectional Time: 27.74 23.68 24.57 25.26

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12SMART SALUTE (V117)Z. PurtonY. S. Tsui401337.37.661:41:257-7-7-152.06 24.57 24.62
26GOLDINGTON HORN (A015)N. RawillerW. Y. So36129171171 1:41:429-9-9-252.30 24.61 24.51
35SOUL ACHIEVER (S133)U. RispoliM. Freedman37130241592.751:41:7110-12-11-352.54 24.45 24.72
49BORN TO RACE (T383)N. CallanC. Fownes341277.76.824 1:41:895-5-4-451.78 24.65 25.46
58PEARL FURU (T431)S. ClippertonP. O'Sullivan36129122035.251:42:108-8-8-552.18 24.65 25.27
64AGIAAL (N177)M. L. YeungA. Lee371281451125.51:42:1512-10-12-652.46 24.57 25.12
73GOBI STORM (A101)J. MoreiraA. S. Cruz381313.24.287 1:42:361-1-1-751.42 24.57 26.37
812SPICY DOUBLE (T393)K. C. LeungF. C. Lor261173.62.517.51:42:464-3-3-851.70 24.61 26.15
910UNLEASHED DRAGON (V205)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson311244177119.251:42:742-2-2-951.54 24.73 26.47
1011RISING POWER (N294)A. BadelC. W. Chang271202421511.751:43:1211-11-10-1052.46 24.45 26.21
117GREAT WISDOM (V084)W. M. LaiK. L. Man361295999415 1:43:646-6-5-1151.94 24.69 27.01
121CORRE RAPIDO (A053)H. T. MoC. H. Yip4012641711019 1:44:283-4-6-1251.74 24.89 27.65
Sire:Royal Applause
Breed of the Winning Horse:SMART SALUTE
Dam:Naizak
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 76
place 2 18.5
6 36
5 45.5
quinella 2-6 412.5
quinella place 2-6 129.5
2-5 153.5
5-6 241.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 30.5
tierce 2-6-5 7177
trio 2-5-6 1859
first 4 2-5-6-9 2209
quartet 2-6-5-9 51985
1st double (9-2) $1884.5
1st double consulation (9-6) $578.0

Recap by phillip woo

Smart Salute came on nicely travelling one off with cover in midfield to take control 150m out. The key was a step up to a mile but will find things tough yet again with a return to Class Four. Goldington Horn finished well after travelling fourth from the rear to grab second 100m out. He was suited by the rise in trip and isn't far off a winning run over this trip and possibly 1,800m. Firming late at long odds Soul Achiever hit the line well after settling third from the back to grab a placing in an improved run following a stable change. Age has gotten the better of him but is clearly well rated on some of his past achievement. Pearl Furu was held up and hampered approaching the 200m with a move from beyond midfield. He should have finished closer and might be getting on track. Favourite Gobi Storm was pestered for the lead by Unleashed Dragon and was coming back to the field 100m out. He's a simple jump and run type and a claimer with a good allowance is suffice. Spicy Double did not lift after enjoyed a lovely run in the boxseat after a last-start win. He might have had unforeseen problems.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (192) - CHUKYO HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1650Meters

CORRE RAPIDO shifted out at the start and bumped heavily with UNLEASHED DRAGON.

Shortly after the start, GREAT WISDOM and RISING POWER were crowded for room between SMART SALUTE and PEARL FURU which shifted out.

From wide barriers, SOUL ACHIEVER and AGIAAL were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Near the 1300 Metres, BORN TO RACE momentarily raced tight inside CORRE RAPIDO which was then directed out to relieve the tightening to BORN TO RACE.

After the 400 Metres, AGIAAL was steadied away from the heels of PEARL FURU which was held up behind GREAT WISDOM.

Shortly after entering the Straight, SMART SALUTE raced tight inside UNLEASHED DRAGON which shifted in.

Passing the 300 Metres, BORN TO RACE shifted in and bumped UNLEASHED DRAGON.

At the 250 Metres, SPICY DOUBLE and SMART SALUTE bumped.

PEARL FURU, which was following SPICY DOUBLE, was steadied and shifted in away from the heels of that horse.

At the 100 Metres, UNLEASHED DRAGON, which was giving ground, was brushed by AGIAAL which, when improving to the outside of SPICY DOUBLE, was hampered and taken out by that horse as SPICY DOUBLE shifted out when giving ground.

Throughout the race, CORRE RAPIDO travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SPICY DOUBLE, K C Leung stated that, despite the race being run at a good tempo, SPICY DOUBLE proved very difficult to settle after the 1300 Metres and got its head up on a number of occasions when awkwardly placed close to the heels of GOBI STORM.

He said it was not until near the 1000 Metres that the horse commenced to travel more comfortably, however, it then came off the bridle and he had to ride SPICY DOUBLE quite hard after the 700 Metres in an endeavour to hold its position behind GOBI STORM.

He said in the early part of the Straight SPICY DOUBLE commenced to give ground despite being ridden along and then did not finish off the race.

He added that whilst SPICY DOUBLE was disappointing, tonight's race was run at a much quicker tempo than at its last start when the horse was successful after travelling better during the race.

A veterinary inspection of SPICY DOUBLE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

The performance of SPICY DOUBLE, a favourite for tonight's race and a last start winner, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, SPICY DOUBLE will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

When questioned regarding the performance of GOBI STORM, J Moreira stated that his mount travelled too keenly in the early stages with UNLEASHED DRAGON racing to its outside.

He said it was not until near the 900 Metres that GOBI STORM commenced to travel comfortably as it was at this time that GOBI STORM was able to establish somewhat of a margin over UNLEASHED DRAGON and was no longer pressured by that horse.

He said notwithstanding the fact that GOBI STORM travelled too keenly in the early stages, the horse was very disappointing in that it came under pressure at the 500 Metres and then did not respond to his riding and weakened out of the race after the 200 Metres.

A veterinary inspection of GOBI STORM immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

SPICY DOUBLE, SMART SALUTE and GOLDINGTON HORN were sent for sampling.