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Race Results:

13 December 2017 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10:15
Sectional Time: 23.70 23.20 23.25

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12BOLD STITCH (S323)A. BadelA. T. Millard59132162071:10:157-5-124.42 22.72 23.01
27CLEAR CHOICE (A426)K. C. LeungC. S. Shum50121169.161.751:10:459-9-224.54 22.88 23.03
39MANFUL STAR (V010)J. MoreiraP. F. Yiu481212.82.112 1:10:476-8-324.22 23.12 23.13
43ZERO HEDGE (A221)U. RispoliJohn Size561299.41252.751:10:613-2-423.94 23.00 23.67
54GRACIOUS RYDER (A179)Z. PurtonD. Hall531268.17.343.751:10:745-6-524.22 22.96 23.56
65LAUGH OUT LOUD (P297)W. M. LaiK. L. Man531263999104.251:10:8312-12-625.38 22.52 22.93
711SWEET HOME (T347)M. F. PoonA. Lee42108127.194.51:10:884-3-724.18 22.80 23.90
810APPLAUSE (A023)A. SannaD. Cruz471201535115 1:10:9711-7-824.74 22.60 23.63
91CALIFORNIA ASPAR (A117)K. C. NgA. S. Cruz601305.48.825.751:11:062-4-923.86 23.28 23.92
1012KWAICHUNG BROTHERS (A012)M. ChadwickR. Gibson41114142037.251:11:3310-10-1024.70 22.84 23.79
116DEAL MAKER (B023)D. WhyteM. Freedman5212517421210.51:11:811-1-1123.70 23.20 24.91
128SKYRAIDER (A225)H. T. MoD. Ferraris491153999818.51:13:098-11-1224.50 23.24 25.35
Breed of the Winning Horse:BOLD STITCH
Dam:Countess Bathory
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 201
place 2 58
7 25
9 11.5
quinella 2-7 1210.5
quinella place 2-7 300.5
2-9 74.5
7-9 49.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 36.5
tierce 2-7-9 6863
trio 2-7-9 622
first 4 2-3-7-9 1789
quartet 2-7-9-3 84262
1st double (4-2) $960.5
1st double consulation (4-7) $114.0

Recap by phillip woo

Bold Stitch rallied well to win going away 120m out following a deep run with cover in midfield in his first run back following a bleeding attack in August. Plunged late Clear Choice closed nicely two from the right following a patient ride fourth from the rear to get second ahead of favourite Manful Star. He had shown some promise in his opening two starts and will be saluting shortly over this trip and likely 1,400m. Manful Star finished well following a midfield run despite being niggled along to stay in touch in midfield on the fence. He might be worth a try now over a longer trip. Zero Hedge gave way 100m out after hitting the front 250m out chasing the speed. He's isn't too far off a winning run. Gracious Ryder ran on steadily one off the fence following a midfield run. He was in need of the run and will go a lot closer next time out. California Aspar failed to lift with clear running over the final 200m after being held up early straight following a box-seat run.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (265) - BELLFLOWER HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Meters

LAUGH OUT LOUD was slow to begin and then despite being vigorously ridden in the early and middle stages became detached from the field.

BOLD STITCH was crowded for room on jumping between CLEAR CHOICE which shifted out and SKYRAIDER which shifted in after being bumped by SWEET HOME.

In this incident, SWEET HOME became unbalanced.

From a wide barrier, APPLAUSE was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

For some distance after the 1000 Metres, GRACIOUS RYDER got its head up when racing close to the heels of ZERO HEDGE.

Passing the 900 Metres, CLEAR CHOICE shifted in away from the heels of GRACIOUS RYDER and became unbalanced.

Making the turn at the 600 Metres, SKYRAIDER raced tight between CLEAR CHOICE and APPLAUSE.

In this incident, APPLAUSE became unbalanced when bumped on the hindquarters by SKYRAIDER.

At the entrance to the Straight, CALIFORNIA ASPAR and GRACIOUS RYDER bumped as CALIFORNIA ASPAR shifted out away from the heels of DEAL MAKER.

CALIFORNIA ASPAR then raced in restricted room between DEAL MAKER which was commencing to give ground and GRACIOUS RYDER passing the 300 Metres, resulting in CALIFORNIA ASPAR having to be shifted to the outside of GRACIOUS RYDER passing the 250 Metres.

In the early part of the Straight, DEAL MAKER got its head up and lay in and passing the 300 Metres became unbalanced.

Passing the 250 Metres, SWEET HOME was brushed by BOLD STITCH which lay in under pressure.

After this, SWEET HOME got its head on the side and lay in under pressure and passing the 200 Metres shifted in and inconvenienced GRACIOUS RYDER.

Also passing the 250 Metres, KWAICHUNG BROTHERS was shifted out away from the heels of DEAL MAKER, which was giving ground, to obtain clear running.

Then near the 50 Metres, KWAICHUNG BROTHERS was awkwardly placed close to the heels of CALIFORNIA ASPAR which shifted out.

When questioned, Trainer A Lee stated that SWEET HOME had been ridden along to take up a forward position in most of its starts when trained by him and the horse to date had not been successful.

He said from the horse's wide barrier tonight he felt that there was an opportunity for SWEET HOME to be ridden more conservatively and obtain a position where it was comfortable and it was anticipated that this would be behind midfield.

He said SWEET HOME had been somewhat disappointing in its failure to finish off its races strongly when ridden in a forward position and it was hoped that the horse may be able to find the line better if ridden conservatively in the early stages as it had previously, some time ago, finished off a race strongly in Class 3 when ridden from behind midfield.

He added that unfortunately in tonight's race SWEET HOME was not able to obtain cover and raced wide and along the Back Straight was allowed to improve its position towards the lead.

Mr Lee was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, he must ensure that, wherever possible, horses are ridden in a consistent manner.

A veterinary inspection of SWEET HOME immediately following the race found that there was blood present at the right nostril.

An endoscopic examination conducted on SWEET HOME confirmed the horse to have bled.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that CLEAR CHOICE had a small amount of blood in its mouth.

A veterinary inspection of CALIFORNIA ASPAR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

MANFUL STAR, BOLD STITCH and CLEAR CHOICE were sent for sampling.