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Race Results:

7 February 2018 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - CANAL HANDICAP

Class 4 - 2200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 2:18:77
Sectional Time: 14.29 25.10 24.98 25.65 24.37 24.38

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16HAPPY ROCKY (S147)K. TeetanA. Lee55128101432:18:7710-7-7-8-8-190.86 24.05 23.86
27GARLIC YEAH (V039)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip521255.34.310.502:18:865-3-5-6-6-290.58 24.21 24.07
38KING BOUNTIFUL (T105)O. DoleuzeJohn Size491224.61050.752:18:889-8-8-7-4-390.86 23.73 24.29
41CLOUD NINE (T416)M. ChadwickA. T. Millard60133191321.52:19:017-5-6-5-2-490.58 23.81 24.62
54PO CHING TREASURE (S388)U. RispoliC. Fownes56129172462.752:19:211-1-3-3-5-590.30 24.33 24.58
610GLORY STAR (T336)J. MoreiraF. C. Lor46119125.973.52:19:312-2-1-1-1-690.02 24.37 24.92
73GOOD DAYS (A333)P-C BoudotC. S. Shum561297.74.743.52:19:323-4-4-4-7-790.54 24.33 24.45
89JOLLY GAINS (A276)A. BadelL. Ho471201323105.252:19:604-6-2-2-3-890.22 24.37 25.01
95HAPPY CONTENDER (T363)N. RawillerR. Gibson551287.1786.52:19:7911-11-11-10-9-991.10 23.97 24.72
102PREMIUM CHAMPION (T187)H. T. MoC. Fownes601268.913127.752:19:9912-10-10-9-11-1091.10 24.33 24.56
1111PROUD SKY (V406)M. L. YeungA. Lee43114232099.752:20:348-9-9-11-10-1191.10 24.13 25.11
1212FRUITFUL LIFE (V346)C. SchofieldF. C. Lor4111638671129.52:23:506-12-12-12-12-1291.42 24.29 27.79
Sire:Champs Elysees
Breed of the Winning Horse:HAPPY ROCKY
Dam:Puzzling
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 148.5
place 6 36
7 17.5
8 31.5
quinella 6-7 261.5
quinella place 6-7 89
6-8 193.5
7-8 86.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 32.5
tierce 6-7-8 4011
trio 6-7-8 716
first 4 1-6-7-8 1974
quartet 6-7-8-1 55320
1st double (3-6) $748.0
1st double consulation (3-7) $63.5

Recap by phillip woo

Happy Rocky surged to the lead 130m out near the inside following a patient ride third from the rear and kept on gamely for an overdue win after knocking on the door in seven prior starts. He'll remain competitive if he remains in the grade. Garlic Yeah peeled into the open at the 300m following a soft run travelling fore of midfield coming to the final bend and finished well to make it close on the wire. He's racing well and will be a leading chance when next stepping out over the 1,800m or further at either track. King Bountiful just lost second late after taking off from near the back at the 750m. It was a good effort following a hard run and will be winning shortly over this course. Cloud Nine stayed on all right to finish a clear-cut fourth after taking off from midfield to sit second 600m out. The big weight cost him in the end. Po Ching Treasure only held his ground following a box-seat run. He's better suited at a mile or 1,800m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (402) - CANAL HANDICAP - Class 4 - 2200Meters

HAPPY ROCKY was crowded for room on jumping between CLOUD NINE and GOOD DAYS, both of which shifted ground.

KING BOUNTIFUL was slow to begin.

From the outside barrier, PREMIUM CHAMPION was shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.

Despite being hard ridden in the early stages, CLOUD NINE was slow to muster speed.

After being ridden along in the early stages to obtain a forward position, FRUITFUL LIFE was left racing wide making the first turn near the 2000 Metres and was consequently steadied to obtain a position with cover.

Passing the 2000 Metres, PROUD SKY got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of JOLLY GAINS.

Near the 1800 Metres, GOOD DAYS commenced to travel keenly and was checked away from the heels of GLORY STAR.

After the 1800 Metres, JOLLY GAINS was left racing wide and without cover and after passing the winning post on the first occasion was allowed to improve its position to race outside the lead.

After the 1200 Metres, PROUD SKY was left racing wide and without cover.

Rounding the Home Turn, GOOD DAYS was hampered as GARLIC YEAH (Z Purton) shifted to the outside of KING BOUNTIFUL to obtain clear running.

HAPPY CONTENDER, which was following, was inconvenienced in consequence.

Z Purton was reprimanded and advised to exercise more care when shifting ground in similar circumstances.

The performance of FRUITFUL LIFE, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, FRUITFUL LIFE 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 his riding of GOOD DAYS in the Straight, P-C Boudot stated that he had ridden the horse aggressively from near the 700 Metres to have it travel better.

He said GOOD DAYS was racing at Happy Valley for the first time tonight and was never balanced and he had to ride the horse along for a considerable distance in an endeavour to have it maintain its position.

He said after being aggressively ridden in the lead up to the Home Turn, GOOD DAYS again lost balance and its momentum when hampered rounding the Home Turn.

He said after shifting his horse to the inside of runners, he balanced up GOOD DAYS before commencing to use the whip in the right hand which he did on a number of occasions in a backhand manner.

He added he felt that GOOD DAYS was finishing off the race as best as it was able given that it was never comfortable in the race and he did not believe that riding the horse any more aggressively with the whip would have resulted in it finishing any closer, particularly given that he had ridden GOOD DAYS along since prior to the 700 Metres.

P-C Boudot was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, he must ensure that he uses sufficient vigour on his horses so that his riding is not open to query.

A veterinary inspection of PREMIUM CHAMPION, HAPPY CONTENDER and FRUITFUL LIFE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

HAPPY ROCKY and GARLIC YEAH were sent for sampling.