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Race Results:

10 January 2018 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - GREAT GEORGE HANDICAP - Sec 2

Class 4 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10:33
Sectional Time: 23.67 22.82 23.84

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12EXCEPTIONAL DESIRE (A142)J. MoreiraW. Y. So5813132.931:10:332-2-123.79 22.90 23.64
27NICE FANDANGO (A209)D. WhyteC. Fownes4712011117SH 1:10:341-1-223.67 22.82 23.85
39FUNNY BUDDIES (T300)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan44115161680.751:10:448-8-324.31 22.94 23.19
46SHARPMIND (V348)U. RispoliP. F. Yiu481211116111 1:10:5012-12-424.83 22.82 22.85
512SHOW MISSION (T436)H. T. MoY. S. Tsui411076.33.411.51:10:564-5-524.07 22.94 23.55
64GRACYDAD (V200)P-C BoudotD. Hall561298.71363.251:10:859-10-624.43 22.98 23.44
78HAPPY HAPPY (A348)K. TeetanL. Ho451189.96.6103.51:10:8910-11-724.63 22.98 23.28
85DR RACE (T284)A. BadelD. Ferraris551281842123.751:10:9111-9-824.79 22.62 23.50
910ELEGANCE PROMISE (A020)M. L. YeungA. Lee42113277024.251:11:027-6-924.27 22.90 23.85
101CALIFORNIA ASPAR (A117)K. C. NgA. S. Cruz60130212745.751:11:253-3-1023.91 22.90 24.44
1111RICHCITY FORTUNE (V088)M. ChadwickJ. Moore42115102458.251:11:665-4-1124.07 22.94 24.65
123MASTER VIKING (S385)N. RawillerA. T. Millard57130232798.751:11:746-7-1224.19 23.02 24.53
Sire:Darci Brahma
Breed of the Winning Horse:EXCEPTIONAL DESIRE
Dam:Grace And Eva
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 29.5
place 2 13.5
7 48
9 38.5
quinella 2-7 307.5
quinella place 2-7 107
2-9 93
7-9 443.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 16
tierce 2-7-9 4163
trio 2-7-9 1099
first 4 2-6-7-9 2141
quartet 2-7-9-6 30095
1st double (4-2) $98.5
1st double consulation (4-7) $163.5

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Exceptional Desire got the nose down in the nick of time after easing back to settle in the box-seat 650m out following a good start to notch a second win from eight starts. Plunged late Nice Fandango wouldn't go down without a fight after clearing to the front 800m out. He's raised his game following a Class Five win on the dirt and might be able to get away with a race in this grade. Funny Buddies ran on steadily to finish a distant third after finding a spot behind midfield at the 850m following a tardy break. Sharpmind finished very well down the outside after spotting them a head start from a wide gate. He's race well and will be harder to beat from a better draw. Punted late Show Mission peaked on his run 100m out following a handy run on the fence. He's disappointed twice after placing in four of five starts this term. California Aspar was gone before the final bend after chasing the speed one off the fence.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (330) - GREAT GEORGE HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Meters

RICHCITY FORTUNE (M Chadwick) shifted out on jumping and bumped GRACYDAD.

A short distance after the start, RICHCITY FORTUNE and GRACYDAD were steadied when crowded for room between NICE FANDANGO and CALIFORNIA ASPAR which got its head on the side and shifted out after being brushed by EXCEPTIONAL DESIRE.

In this incident, CALIFORNIA ASPAR became unbalanced after making contact with RICHCITY FORTUNE, resulting in that horse shifting out further.

After the race, M Chadwick stated that he was instructed to lead on RICHCITY FORTUNE, however, after being hampered in this incident, he was not able to obtain as forward a position as had been hoped.

SHOW MISSION shifted out shortly after the start and bumped ELEGANCE PROMISE.

From the outside barriers, HAPPY HAPPY, SHARPMIND and DR RACE were all steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

FUNNY BUDDIES was also steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, FUNNY BUDDIES lay in and brushed the running rail.

Passing the 400 Metres, HAPPY HAPPY was checked away from the heels of GRACYDAD.

At the entrance to the Straight, DR RACE shifted out to obtain clear running and bumped the hindquarters of MASTER VIKING which became unbalanced.

P-C Boudot (GRACYDAD) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 150 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of HAPPY HAPPY, causing that horse to be checked and to lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

P-C Boudot was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 and to expire on Monday, 5 February 2018 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into account Jockey Boudot's good race riding record.

Passing the 150 Metres, SHARPMIND shifted in under pressure, resulting in its rider, U Rispoli, changing his whip over into his right hand.

Over about the final 100 Metres, FUNNY BUDDIES lay in under pressure.

Near the 75 Metres, SHOW MISSION was shifted out away from the heels of NICE FANDANGO.

When SHOW MISSION was shifted out, GRACYDAD, which was following, was inconvenienced.

Throughout the race, MASTER VIKING travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

A veterinary inspection of CALIFORNIA ASPAR immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse's trachea.

EXCEPTIONAL DESIRE and NICE FANDANGO were sent for sampling.