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Race Results:

21 November 2018 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - BATTERY PATH HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1000M - C+3
Course: HV Rainy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57:36
Sectional Time: 12.84 21.58 22.94

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13OCEAN ROAR (N317)H. T. MoK. H. Ting391273.9510:57:361-1-112.84 21.58 22.94
211CARRY TO WIN (V305)M. ChadwickR. Gibson221155.44.822.250:57:713-3-213.16 21.74 22.81
310FIRST BEAUT (B022)K. TeetanK. W. Lui23116208.3102.50:57:742-2-312.84 21.82 23.08
412JOYFUL FOREVER (A151)C. Y. HoP. F. Yiu21115485244.250:58:035-4-413.20 21.86 22.97
55LAUGH OUT LOUD (P297)C. WongK. L. Man34120403374.250:58:0311-9-513.72 21.74 22.57
64GREAT SON (A423)M. L. YeungL. Ho34125554294.50:58:064-5-613.16 21.90 23.00
71ACTUARIAT (V215)Z. PurtonP. O'Sullivan401336.34.834.750:58:109-6-713.44 21.74 22.92
89PADDINGTON (A107)A. BadelW. Y. So27120105.965 0:58:158-8-813.44 21.98 22.73
96SHOW MISSION (T436)C. SchofieldC. W. Chang341275.96.755 0:58:176-7-913.40 21.86 22.91
102THE FULL BLOOM (V243)W. M. LaiC. H. Yip40133211886.50:58:3910-10-1013.52 22.22 22.65
117OTOUTO (V074)G. van NiekerkA. T. Millard3212527291111 0:59:107-11-1113.44 22.42 23.24
WD8EXPONENTS (A031)H. N. WongY. S. Tsui281186.4WD--
Sire:Towkay
Breed of the Winning Horse:OCEAN ROAR
Dam:Crystal Jet
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 50
place 3 18.5
11 20.5
10 28
quinella 3-11 150.5
quinella place 3-11 53
3-10 74.5
10-11 88
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 28.5
tierce 3-11-10 2000
trio 3-10-11 381
first 4 3-10-11-12 2666
quartet 3-11-10-12 43623
1st double (1-3) $214.0
1st double consulation (1-11) $61.0

Recap by phillip woo

Old-timer Ocean Roar led and proved too good following a downgrade to earn an 11th career win over this Valley trip as the early favourite. He'll find it harder back in Class Four. Carry To Win ran on steadily following a box-seat run to edge the late-plunged First Beaut for second. He's way overdue after seconds in four of his past six starts. First Beaut kept on better for a placing after stalking the speed with a return to blinkers and a hood. Specked late Joyful Forever stayed on a non-threatening fourth following a oneout, one-back run. It was a vastly-improved run but will need to see him build on this run. Laugh Out Loud made some ground from near the back to just miss a Quartet spot by a whisker. Age is getting the better of him and he requires a longer trip. Actuariat came up flat following a midfield run as the post-time favourite. Punted late, Paddington failed to make an impression travelling fourth from the rear. He's not genuine.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (192) - BATTERY PATH HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1000Meters

EXPONENTS was withdrawn on raceday morning by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore).

Before being allowed to race again, EXPONENTS will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

ACTUARIAT (Z Purton) was slow to begin and then was hampered when crowded for room between CARRY TO WIN and JOYFUL FOREVER which shifted in after being bumped by SHOW MISSION.

This resulted in ACTUARIAT racing back in the field.

After the race, Z Purton was unable to offer any explanation for the performance of the horse which he described as disappointing.

In the early stages, PADDINGTON was steadied to obtain cover.

Near the 950 Metres, LAUGH OUT LOUD was steadied when crowded for room between PADDINGTON which initially shifted out and THE FULL BLOOM which was taken in by GREAT SON which got its head on the side and shifted in, despite the efforts of its rider.

Passing the 300 Metres, JOYFUL FOREVER and GREAT SON bumped, causing both horses to become unbalanced.

Throughout the race, GREAT SON travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, G van Niekerk stated that he was asked to position OTOUTO in as forward a position as possible having regard to the horse racing over 1000 Metres tonight.

He said after beginning well he rode his mount vigorously in the early stages in order to comply with his instructions and have OTOUTO racing as close to the pace as possible.

He said after travelling a short distance OTOUTO did not have the same speed as most other runners in the field despite being ridden along and therefore he commenced to shift the horse across to obtain cover as he was also instructed not to cover extra ground if possible.

He added approaching the 600 Metres he was able to shift in to race behind PADDINGTON, however, as soon as he obtained this position, he then had to continue to ride OTOUTO along as the horse lost ground after the 600 Metres.

He said despite continuing to ride OTOUTO along, the horse did not respond to his riding and finished off the race only fairly.

G van Niekerk was also shown the video of the start of this race and warned against the practice of removing a hand away from the reins and placing it on the barrier partition to ensure that horses ridden by him are afforded the best possible start.

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

A veterinary inspection of SHOW MISSION immediately following the race found that horse to have sustained a small wound to the left hind fetlock.

ACTUARIAT, OCEAN ROAR and CARRY TO WIN were sent for sampling.