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Race Results:

18 October 2018 - Happy Valley

Race 1 - ASTER HANDICAP - Sec 1

Class 4 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10:01
Sectional Time: 23.84 22.86 23.31

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19JUNZI (V274)A. SannaW. Y. So47120101451:10:017-7-124.52 22.90 22.59
22VERY RICH MAN (V286)M. F. PoonL. Ho581264.24.41SH 1:10:021-1-223.84 22.86 23.32
31GOOD COMPANION (A052)M. ChadwickK. H. Ting581314.95.371.51:10:262-2-324.04 22.82 23.40
48LONDON MASTER (T345)U. RispoliD. Ferraris50123202182 1:10:3310-10-424.72 22.98 22.63
55SPRING WIN (V157)H. T. MoP. F. Yiu541222335102.251:10:359-9-524.68 22.90 22.77
63PAKISTAN BABY (S442)K. TeetanA. S. Cruz561295.31142.251:10:375-5-624.28 22.94 23.15
74THE CREATETH (A336)N. CallanJ. Moore561295.75.792.751:10:454-4-724.16 22.98 23.31
810JUMBO BUS (A369)T. H. SoT. P. Yung45116313723 1:10:483-3-824.08 22.98 23.42
96GRACIOUS RYDER (A179)D. WhyteD. Hall521256.22.933.751:10:606-6-924.32 23.02 23.26
107PRAWN YEAH YEAH (B381)C. MurrayR. Gibson52125415164.751:10:768-8-1024.60 22.98 23.18
Sire:Red Giant
Breed of the Winning Horse:JUNZI
Dam:Quality Dream
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 149.5
place 9 32.5
2 15
1 19
quinella 2-9 304.5
quinella place 2-9 90.5
1-9 112.5
1-2 37.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 53
tierce 9-2-1 3541
trio 1-2-9 385
first 4 1-2-8-9 1122
quartet 9-2-1-8 31604

Recap by phillip woo

Junzi came with a well-timed run racing fourth from the rear to overhaul Very Rich Man in the shadows of the post for the win. He can pop up now and then. Very Rich Man did everything right in front but get the win. He's a winner waiting to happen if he remains in the class. Good Companion stayed on well after tracking the leader to hold down a placing. He's always a chance over this Valley trip in this grade. London Master was still well back at the 250m but closed nicely to fill a Quartet spot. He's near a bottom. Pakistan Baby was one-paced following one-off run fore of midfield. He's not easy to get right. Firming favourite Gracious Ryder was climbing on the heels of Jumbo Bus for a majority of the race travelling midfield on the fence and had to check between runners 200m out. He had excuses. The Createth is another who can be forgiven for his run after a nocover run following a prominent run.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (101) - ASTER HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Meters

LONDON MASTER was slow to begin.

PRAWN YEAH YEAH began only fairly and after travelling a short distance was steadied away from the heels of JUNZI which shifted out.

Passing the 900 Metres, THE CREATETH lay in and became awkward on the heels of GOOD COMPANION.

For some distance approaching the 600 Metres, LONDON MASTER was ridden along when reluctant to maintain its position between PRAWN YEAH YEAH and SPRING WIN.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, GRACIOUS RYDER lost ground when steadied away from the heels of JUMBO BUS.

PRAWN YEAH YEAH, which was following, was hampered and shifted out away from the heels of GRACIOUS RYDER, resulting in LONDON MASTER being checked and taken out across the heels of SPRING WIN.

An inquiry was conducted into interference suffered by GRACIOUS RYDER and PAKISTAN BABY passing the 400 Metres.

It was established that after racing in a tight position outside and slightly in advance of PAKISTAN BABY, THE CREATETH (N Callan) lay in momentarily, resulting in PAKISTAN BABY being crowded for room and tightened onto GRACIOUS RYDER which was checked.

Having regard to the racing manners of THE CREATETH which hung in noticeably in the early stages of the Straight, the Stewards afforded Jockey Callan the benefit of the doubt as to whether his riding could be deemed to be careless.

Nonetheless he was severely reprimanded and advised that in similar circumstances he would be expected to make every endeavour to ensure runners to his inside have comfortable racing room.

After leaving the 300 Metres, PRAWN YEAH YEAH was shifted to the inside of GRACIOUS RYDER to obtain clear running.

Approaching the 200 Metres, GRACIOUS RYDER was disappointed for running between JUMBO BUS and PAKISTAN BABY which was taken in for some distance by THE CREATETH which got its head on the side and hung in.

GRACIOUS RYDER continued to be awkwardly placed inside the heels of PAKISTAN BABY for some distance and was again held up in the run to the finishing line.

Due to these circumstances, GRACIOUS RYDER was unable to be properly tested over about the final 200 Metres.

Over the final 100 Metres, PRAWN YEAH YEAH was held up when racing behind JUMBO BUS and to the inside of the heels of GRACIOUS RYDER and consequently was not able to be tested.

Throughout the race, THE CREATETH travelled wide and without cover.

A veterinary inspection of GRACIOUS RYDER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

GRACIOUS RYDER, JUNZI and VERY RICH MAN were sent for sampling.