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Race Results:

17 January 2018 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - MURRAY HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1000M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57:28
Sectional Time: 12.61 21.54 23.13

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13ZERO HEDGE (A221)U. RispoliJohn Size541263.53.320:57:283-4-112.73 21.70 22.85
212SHOWING CHARACTER (T289)K. TeetanD. Ferraris48120111510N0:57:329-9-213.41 21.66 22.25
31LOOK ERAS (V123)H. T. MoY. S. Tsui571227.25.9121 0:57:444-2-312.77 21.38 23.29
410GOUTEN OF GARO (A291)P-C BoudotW. Y. So511237.89.382.250:57:648-8-413.21 21.70 22.73
511LUNAR ZEPHYR (V385)N. CallanT. P. Yung4912156.113.250:57:801-1-512.61 21.54 23.65
62BUOYANT BOY (A317)W. M. LaiK. L. Man54126359995 0:58:0810-10-613.49 21.90 22.69
77NOBLE STAR (A403)S. ClippertonC. S. Shum52124339955 0:58:096-7-712.97 21.78 23.34
86MAJESTIC DRAGON (B005)C. Y. HoC. Fownes521226.54.436.750:58:365-5-812.77 21.78 23.81
99SPLIT OF A SECOND (B027)O. DoleuzeL. Ho52124231768 0:58:547-6-913.09 21.62 23.83
105LUCKY BLESSINGS (B122)M. ChadwickR. Gibson521244574718.251:00:2111-11-1013.97 23.10 23.14
114FIRST BEAUT (B022)A. SannaA. Lee521241623418.751:00:282-3-1112.61 21.74 25.93
128SHIMMER AND SHINE (B080)C. SchofieldA. T. Millard5212430221119.251:00:3512-12-1214.37 22.98 23.00
Sire:Medaglia D'oro
Breed of the Winning Horse:ZERO HEDGE
Dam:Idriess
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 33
place 3 14.5
12 38.5
1 20
quinella 3-12 217
quinella place 3-12 70.5
1-3 35.5
1-12 91.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 21.5
tierce 3-12-1 1230
trio 1-3-12 257
first 4 1-3-10-12 396
quartet 3-12-1-10 6373

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Zero Hedge responded well after getting the ideal run in the box seat to take control 80m out for a second career win from eight starts. He had all the favours in a depthless race but the gear change to a shadow roll has helped raise his game. Showing Character flashed home widest out after settling fourth from the rear from a wide gate to make it close on the wire despite a step back in distance. He's an honest sprinter over this course. Look Eras had to work hard from the widest gate to sit outside the leader Lunar Zephyr and grudgingly gave way after assuming the lead 150m out. He's sprinting very well and will be tough to beat when drawing an inside gate. Gouten Of Garo came on well for fourth after peeling out at the 200m travelling behind midfield. He's naturally coming to hand in his three starts but appears to be crying out for a longer sprint. Lunar Zephyr was on his tippy toes 150m out after leading from gate one.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (347) - MURRAY HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1000Meters

After being loaded into the barriers, MAJESTIC DRAGON became fractious, reared abruptly and lunged at the front gates, resulting in the gates opening and MAJESTIC DRAGON exiting the barriers.

When this occurred, the adjoining stall occupied by FIRST BEAUT opened, resulting in the horse also exiting the barriers.

After having travelled a short distance, MAJESTIC DRAGON and FIRST BEAUT were steadied and returned to the Start and examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion both horses were suitable to race.

When the front gates opened, SHIMMER AND SHINE became fractious and reared before a short time later momentarily sitting down.

SHIMMER AND SHINE was removed from the barriers and examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

Having considered all the circumstances, the Stewards ruled that MAJESTIC DRAGON will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test before being allowed to race again.

A veterinary inspection of SHIMMER AND SHINE immediately following the race found that horse to be lame in its left hind leg.

Before being allowed to race again, SHIMMER AND SHINE will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

A veterinary inspection of MAJESTIC DRAGON immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of FIRST BEAUT immediately following the race found that horse to have sustained a minor cut to the left hind leg.

SHIMMER AND SHINE and LUNAR ZEPHYR began only fairly.

ZERO HEDGE shifted out at the start and bumped MAJESTIC DRAGON.

LUCKY BLESSINGS began only fairly and then was crowded for room between SPLIT OF A SECOND which also began only fairly and GOUTEN OF GARO which shifted in.

BUOYANT BOY and SHOWING CHARACTER bumped at the start.

Shortly after the start, GOUTEN OF GARO was steadied to obtain cover.

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

For the majority of the race, LOOK ERAS travelled wide and without cover.

In the early stages, LUCKY BLESSINGS and SHIMMER AND SHINE became detached from the field and subsequently finished at the rear of the field.

A veterinary inspection of LUCKY BLESSINGS immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

The performance of LUCKY BLESSINGS, which did not race competitively, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, LUCKY BLESSINGS will be required to perform competitively in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Passing the 300 Metres, GOUTEN OF GARO was shifted out abruptly away from the heels of FIRST BEAUT which was giving ground.

Passing the 200 Metres, NOBLE STAR shifted in and was awkwardly placed outside the heels of MAJESTIC DRAGON.

ZERO HEDGE and SHOWING CHARACTER were sent for sampling.