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Race Results:

10 October 2018 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - OSMANTHUS HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10:32
Sectional Time: 23.65 23.09 23.58

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18BLITZING (B290)K. TeetanA. S. Cruz481217.98111:10:322-2-123.69 23.05 23.58
212APPLAUSE (A023)M. ChadwickK. H. Ting421153.42.92N 1:10:398-8-224.41 22.89 23.09
32BEAUT BEAUT (A315)M. F. PoonL. Ho59127169.411.251:10:523-4-323.85 23.17 23.50
49NICE KICK (B002)S. ClippertonJohn Size47120178.252.51:10:705-3-423.89 23.09 23.72
57BINGO (A301)Z. PurtonJ. Moore511243.34.872.51:10:711-1-523.65 23.09 23.97
65LOTUS BREEZE (T112)D. WhyteW. Y. So541278.91163 1:10:819-9-624.41 23.01 23.39
711FORMULA GALORE (V011)C. Y. HoC. Fownes451163338104 1:10:9710-10-724.65 22.97 23.35
810OPEN HOUSE (A197)T. H. SoD. Hall46117142584.751:11:0712-12-824.93 23.01 23.13
94SUNNY DRAGON (V412)C. SchofieldR. Gibson56129161135 1:11:146-5-924.09 23.09 23.96
103LONDON CITY (T080)N. CallanD. Ferraris59132253997.251:11:497-6-1024.17 23.05 24.27
116NAMJONG INVINCIBLE (V154)W. M. LaiC. H. Yip53126456148.751:11:7411-11-1124.73 22.89 24.12
121FLYING MONKEY (T361)C. WongT. P. Yung601232235129 1:11:774-7-1223.89 23.37 24.51
Sire:Jimmy Choux
Breed of the Winning Horse:BLITZING
Dam:Fast Fame
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 80
place 8 24
12 15
2 27.5
quinella 8-12 140.5
quinella place 8-12 54.5
2-8 128
2-12 56
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 30
tierce 8-12-2 2469
trio 2-8-12 369
first 4 2-8-9-12 699
quartet 8-12-2-9 16836
4th double (9-8) $1417.5
4th double consulation (9-12) $129.5

Recap by phillip woo

Lightly-raced Blitzing took over 250m out for a comfortable win after sitting outside the leader Bingo from a wide gate. He's clearly got more improvement to come. Favourite Applause got going from behind midfield for second. He's run well in both starts this term and will be saluting shortly. Punted late Beaut Beaut stayed on well following a box-seat run to fill a placing. He's an honest sprinter at both tracks. Nice Kick kept grinding away following a one-out, one-back run to just get by the faltering Bingo For fourth. He's performed below expectations after a win in January. Bingo gradually faded after getting pressure in front. He's likely on or near his mark. Lotus Breeze made some ground without ever looking a threat from behind midfield. He's not genuine. Open House was getting going late from the rear of the field. He has improved following the removal of blinkers in June and will come on for this run.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (87) - OSMANTHUS HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Meters

SUNNY DRAGON began awkwardly.

NAMJONG INVINCIBLE began very awkwardly and lost ground.

On jumping, FORMULA GALORE was bumped by LONDON CITY which was taken out by OPEN HOUSE which in turn was taken out by BINGO.

After this, FORMULA GALORE was steadied to obtain cover from a wide barrier.

Throughout the race, FLYING MONKEY travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

When questioned, D Whyte stated that following its first up run when the horse was able to be ridden in a forward position over the course and distance, it was intended for LOTUS BREEZE to be ridden behind the speed tonight if possible.

He said, despite being ridden along in the early stages, LOTUS BREEZE did not show the same early speed and making the turn near the 1000 Metres raced tight between LONDON CITY and SUNNY DRAGON which made the turn awkwardly and shifted out.

He said this resulted in him having to steady LOTUS BREEZE to obtain a trailing position behind LONDON CITY.

He said although this resulted in LOTUS BREEZE having to race one position further back at best, he believed the horse would only have been able to obtain a position just in front of midfield had it not been for this incident.

He said therefore after the race he recommended to connections that they consider stepping the horse up in distance if the programme suits to allow LOTUS BREEZE to be able to take up a more forward position.

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

BLITZING and APPLAUSE were sent for sampling.