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27 December 2017 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 7 - MA WAN HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1650M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:40:36
Sectional Time: 27.85 23.96 24.35 24.20

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16IMPERIAL GALLANTRY (T028)J. MoreiraP. O'Sullivan691254.33.491:40:3612-12-9-153.09 23.91 23.36
25HEROIC GURU (S260)M. F. PoonD. Hall71120162164 1:40:9910-11-12-252.93 24.35 23.71
311LOTUS BREEZE (T112)K. C. NgW. Y. So65118259934 1:41:016-5-6-352.29 24.35 24.37
48ISHVARA (S015)M. ChadwickT. P. Yung66122133474 1:41:028-8-8-452.57 24.43 24.02
52BULLISH SMART (S221)T. BerryA. S. Cruz761326.79.455.251:41:202-4-3-552.09 24.35 24.76
67KIRAM (T093)K. TeetanD. Ferraris671231112115.51:41:243-2-2-651.81 24.35 25.08
79RIGHT CALL (V024)A. SannaF. C. Lor661228.89.226 1:41:311-1-1-751.81 24.35 25.15
81BANK ON RED (A228)U. RispoliJohn Size7713356.586.751:41:437-7-7-852.53 24.27 24.63
912OUR HERO (V278)A. BadelC. S. Shum62118111117 1:41:495-3-4-952.05 24.39 25.05
104RED ROSE WARRIOR (A161)N. RawillerC. Fownes73129162847.251:41:519-9-10-1052.69 24.35 24.47
1110GENEROUS HEART (V394)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip65121205.6127.751:41:5811-10-11-1152.85 24.39 24.34
123TOP LAURELS (A173)N. CallanK. L. Man761321611108.51:41:724-6-5-1252.29 24.31 25.12
Sire:Guillotine
Breed of the Winning Horse:IMPERIAL GALLANTRY
Dam:Reflection
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 34
place 6 16
5 47
11 235
quinella 5-6 361.5
quinella place 5-6 127
6-11 765.5
5-11 1953.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 22
tierce 6-5-11 22972
trio 5-6-11 11395
first 4 5-6-8-11 24588
quartet 6-5-11-8 329356
6th double (1-6) $247.5
6th double consulation (1-5) $253.5
2nd double trio (1,7,11/5,6,11) $941302.0

Recap by phillip woo

Imperial Gallantry went from last at one point to win going away 120m out despite wandering about under pressure. He didn't beat much after putting the writing on the wall last time out but might have puts in hand over this course. Heroic Guru had all in front of him rounding the final bend but finished strongly to grab second in the late stages. He's not genuine but isn't far off a bottom. Lotus Breeze stayed on much better from midfield to inject value into the exotics. It was a much-improved run and he'll need to prove this wasn't just a one-off effort. Ishvara rallied from behind midfield to just miss a placing. Like the other minor placegetters, this was an out-of-the-blue improved effort and it won't likely turn out be a strong form race. Bullish Smart had his chance chasing the speed but came up one-paced over the last 150m. He's not getting any younger and needs further relief in the handicaps.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (306) - MA WAN HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1650Meters

HAPPY LIFE was withdrawn on 25.12.17 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (fever) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter RED ROSE WARRIOR (N Rawiller).

Before being allowed to race again, HAPPY LIFE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

From wide barriers, IMPERIAL GALLANTRY and GENEROUS HEART were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

After travelling a short distance, BANK ON RED shifted in and bumped ISHVARA.

Approaching the 800 Metres, RED ROSE WARRIOR got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of BANK ON RED (U Rispoli) which shifted in when not properly clear.

U Rispoli was severely reprimanded and advised to ensure that he provides sufficient clearance when shifting ground.

On the turn after the 600 Metres, BULLISH SMART lay in and made contact with OUR HERO, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced.

In the early part of the Straight, HEROIC GURU was inclined to lay in and was reluctant to shift to the outside of runners.

Near the 250 Metres, RED ROSE WARRIOR shifted out around the heels of TOP LAURELS and attempted to take a run between that horse and BANK ON RED where there was not quite a run.

In this incident, BANK ON RED became unbalanced when bumped on the hindquarters by RED ROSE WARRIOR.

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

Over the final 200 Metres, GENEROUS HEART was held up for clear running and was unable to be tested.

After leaving the 200 Metres, IMPERIAL GALLANTRY and HEROIC GURU lay in under pressure.

Just prior to the finishing line, A Sanna's (RIGHT CALL) whip was knocked from his grasp by the whip of K Teetan (KIRAM).

When questioned, K Teetan stated that due to the racing pattern tonight where horses racing in a prominent position appeared to be advantaged, he was asked to press forward on KIRAM in the early stages and if possible to find a position with cover behind the pace.

He said in accordance with his instructions he rode KIRAM positively in the early stages and approaching the 1200 Metres when caught extremely wide, he initially attempted to steady the horse to have it come back in behind the leading division.

He said however that after being ridden along early, KIRAM commenced to over-race and would not settle sufficiently for him to come back behind runners.

He added therefore rather than continue to fight KIRAM, he allowed the horse to stride forward before obtaining a position outside the leader RIGHT CALL at the entrance to the Back Straight.

When questioned regarding his riding of ISHVARA in the Straight, M Chadwick stated that in pre-race discussions with Trainer T P Yung, due to the horse's well documented breathing issues, it was decided to ride ISHVARA patiently and have it build momentum before placing it under full pressure.

He said he commenced to urge the horse forward from the 500 Metres as ISHVARA gradually built its momentum rounding the Home Turn and in the early part of the Straight.

He said when shifted to the outside of BULLISH SMART and placed under full pressure from the 200 Metres, ISHVARA closed off the race satisfactorily.

Mr Yung will be interviewed prior to the races on Monday, 1 January 2018.

After the race, N Callan stated that apart from being obliged to race wide and without cover until near the 900 Metres, he was unable to offer any other reason for the disappointing performance of TOP LAURELS.

A veterinary inspection of TOP LAURELS immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of BANK ON RED and OUR HERO immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

IMPERIAL GALLANTRY and HEROIC GURU were sent for sampling.