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26 September 2018 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 7 - WONG CHUK HANG HANDICAP - Sec 1

Class 3 - 1200M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09:69
Sectional Time: 23.43 22.68 23.58

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110MOST BEAUTIFUL (A022)H. T. MoC. S. Shum631118.95.311:09:693-2-123.51 22.76 23.42
25SMART BOY (V076)U. RispoliT. P. Yung701235.77.43N 1:09:738-8-224.51 22.40 22.82
34STORM SIGNAL (B055)D. WhyteJ. Moore711245.36.581.51:09:914-4-323.75 22.76 23.40
48TOP SCORE (V357)M. L. YeungK. W. Lui661177.57.252 1:10:026-6-424.23 22.44 23.35
56MIGHTY MAVERICK (V150)G. van NiekerkC. Fownes691226.95.773 1:10:167-7-524.47 22.44 23.25
611BETTER CHOICE (A383)H. N. WongW. Y. So61111281294.751:10:4710-10-624.75 22.64 23.08
72DEMONS ROCK (B263)T. H. SoK. H. Ting78129144725.251:10:525-5-724.11 22.56 23.85
89TENNESSEE BOSS (B386)M. ChadwickR. Gibson651184499116.251:10:7012-12-824.99 22.56 23.15
91BREEDERS' STAR (V197)A. SannaD. Ferraris80133131168 1:10:989-9-924.71 22.44 23.83
103HEALTHY LUCK (A064)C. Y. HoK. L. Man76127116.648 1:10:992-1-1023.47 22.64 24.88
1112MONICA (B271)M. F. PoonM. Freedman6110936961210 1:11:2911-11-1124.95 22.56 23.78
127SPEED VISION (B211)Z. PurtonF. C. Lor671207.3141013.751:11:911-3-1223.43 22.92 25.56
Sire:Blackfriars
Breed of the Winning Horse:MOST BEAUTIFUL
Dam:Line Of Flight
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 53.5
place 10 15
5 23.5
4 24
quinella 5-10 209.5
quinella place 5-10 66
4-10 67.5
4-5 82
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 17.5
tierce 10-5-4 2029
trio 4-5-10 355
first 4 4-5-8-10 416
quartet 10-5-4-8 12798
6th double (4-10) $323.5
6th double consulation (4-5) $59.5
2nd double trio (3,4,12/4,5,10) $67649.0

Recap by phillip woo

Backed late Most Beautiful just held on after hitting the front 220m out following a boxseat run. He's really found his feet to win two of three this term and may have the tools to win another down the line. Early favourite Smart Boy closed strongly from behind midfield to just miss after being roughed up at the start by Demons Rock. He rarely produces a bad run over this Valley trip. Storm Signal stayed on well following a prominent run to fill a placing. He's as honest as they come but can't seem to salute. Top Score came from midfield to fill a Quartet spot. He's blossomed since a move to the Valley and will likely come on from this run. Mighty Maverick ran on without menacing from behind midfield. It wasn't a bad effort but he's more effective at Sha Tin. Plunged late Better Choice got going late when the race was all but over after settling third last from a tricky gate. It wasn't a bad effort in his first run following a bleeding attack in February.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (53) - WONG CHUK HANG HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200Meters

DEMONS ROCK began very awkwardly and shifted out on jumping, resulting in SMART BOY losing ground when crowded for room inside HEALTHY LUCK.

As the start was effected, BREEDERS' STAR lifted its front feet off the ground and then began awkwardly, resulting in the horse losing ground.

BETTER CHOICE began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of STORM SIGNAL, resulting in STORM SIGNAL becoming unbalanced and BETTER CHOICE losing ground.

From the outside barriers, TENNESSEE BOSS and MONICA were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Making the first turn after the 1100 Metres, BETTER CHOICE was crowded for room between TENNESSEE BOSS and MIGHTY MAVERICK which was taken out marginally by TOP SCORE which shifted out after being brushed by DEMONS ROCK.

Passing the 850 Metres, HEALTHY LUCK was bumped by SPEED VISION (Z Purton) which shifted in before being shifted back out to relieve the tightening to HEALTHY LUCK.

Z Purton was advised to exercise more care.

Rounding the Home Turn, TOP SCORE was bumped by DEMONS ROCK which, when shifting to the outside of SPEED VISION, was taken wider by that horse.

Shortly after entering the Straight, SMART BOY was directed in away from the heels of SPEED VISION which shifted in when commencing to give ground.

Passing the 300 Metres, STORM SIGNAL momentarily raced in restricted room inside HEALTHY LUCK which was then shifted out to relieve the tightening to STORM SIGNAL.

When commencing to give ground abruptly approaching the 200 Metres, SPEED VISION shifted out and bumped MIGHTY MAVERICK which became unbalanced and shifted out towards DEMONS ROCK, resulting in MIGHTY MAVERICK being awkwardly placed inside the heels of DEMONS ROCK passing the 200 Metres.

Approaching the 100 Metres, MONICA was steadied and shifted to the outside of BREEDERS' STAR (A Sanna) when disappointed for running inside that horse which shifted in under pressure.

A Sanna was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he makes every attempt to prevent his mounts from shifting ground in similar circumstances.

Close to the finishing line, STORM SIGNAL raced in restricted room inside the heels of MOST BEAUTIFUL and consequently was not able to be ridden out all the way to the end of the race.

When questioned regarding the performance of SPEED VISION, Z Purton stated that after riding his mount along in the early stages to obtain a forward position, he felt that he was going to be able to shift SPEED VISION in to race outside HEALTHY LUCK as he anticipated MOST BEAUTIFUL would be steadied to obtain a trailing position.

He said when MOST BEAUTIFUL maintained its position inside HEALTHY LUCK in the middle stages, this resulted in SPEED VISION being left racing in a three wide position without cover.

He said he therefore, after the 800 Metres, commenced to steady SPEED VISION to obtain a trailing position behind HEALTHY LUCK.

He said after being able to shift in to obtain cover behind HEALTHY LUCK passing the 650 Metres, SPEED VISION then travelled only fairly and came under heavy pressure rounding the Home Turn.

He added in the Straight SPEED VISION gave ground noticeably to finish at the tail of the field.

He said in its only other start outside of griffin company this season, SPEED VISION had similarly given ground in the Home Straight.

A veterinary inspection of SPEED VISION immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of BREEDERS' STAR immediately following the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm.

Before being allowed to race again, BREEDERS' STAR will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

A veterinary inspection of HEALTHY LUCK immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

MOST BEAUTIFUL and SMART BOY were sent for sampling.