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Race Results:

24 April 2019 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 7 - BUSAN HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1800M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:48:37
Sectional Time: 13.62 22.51 24.07 24.23 23.94

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112TRAVEL FIRST (T098)T. H. SoC. H. Yip62111339971:48:372-2-2-2-160.36 24.19 23.82
26GLORIOUS DRAGON (C120)M. HarleyA. T. Millard7512517118N 1:48:429-10-9-8-261.12 24.07 23.23
32HAPPY DRAGON (B099)Z. PurtonJ. Moore831333.82.561.251:48:563-3-3-3-360.48 24.19 23.89
410HIGH VOLATILITY (V081)C. WongK. W. Lui651109.16.612.251:48:721-1-1-1-460.20 24.23 24.29
58ROCKETEER (A214)N. CallanF. C. Lor72122820123.251:48:895-5-4-4-560.64 24.19 24.06
61DANCES WITH DRAGON (B129)C. Y. HoL. Ho831334.55.124 1:49:017-4-6-6-660.80 24.15 24.06
79DYNAMIC EAGLE (B072)K. TeetanC. S. Shum671177.65.755 1:49:168-8-7-7-760.88 24.11 24.17
811CHEERFUL STAR (B326)M. ChadwickF. C. Lor64114283796 1:49:3412-12-12-12-861.60 24.19 23.55
97RULE THEE (A172)R. BaylissP. O'Sullivan741241131118.51:49:7411-11-11-10-961.44 24.03 24.27
105PIKACHU (S298)K. C. LeungD. Ferraris76126111638.751:49:774-7-8-9-1061.12 24.07 24.58
113PACKING WARRIOR (C069)U. RispoliA. S. Cruz8313322571011.251:50:186-6-5-5-1160.68 24.15 25.35
124KUNGFUMASTER PANDA (C153)M. L. YeungT. P. Yung771254499419.751:51:5510-9-10-11-1261.44 24.23 25.88
Sire:Duke Of Marmalade
Breed of the Winning Horse:TRAVEL FIRST
Dam:Starship
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 1156
place 12 203
6 28
2 12.5
quinella 6-12 5661.5
quinella place 6-12 1442.5
2-12 364.5
2-6 69
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 44
tierce 12-6-2 53078
trio 2-6-12 3676
first 4 2-6-10-12 4346
quartet 12-6-2-10 224530
6th double (9-12) $7809.0
6th double consulation (9-6) $164.5
2nd double trio (2,3,9/2,6,12) $249796.0

Recap by phillip woo

Rank outsider Travel First just held off Glorious Dragon after hitting the front from firming favourite Happy Dragon at the 100m following a pace-stalking run one off behind High Volatility for a fourth career win. Glorious Dragon ran on strongly to make it close following a patient ride fourth from the back. Happy Dragon found a couple too smart after briefly poking his head in front near the 150m following a dream run in the box-seat. The big weight anchored him late. High Volatility grudgingly gave way after finding the front from gate one at the bottom of the weights. Rocketeer kept on without menacing following a prominent run with cover from a wide gate. He's still trying to find a bottom. Dances With Dragon came up flat travelling better than midfield on the fence. He's more effective ridden further back in the run. Dynamic Eagle came up one-paced in midfield. Of late, he has been more effective on the Sha Tin turf.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (609) - BUSAN HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1800Meters

GLORIOUS DRAGON began awkwardly and lost ground.

KUNGFUMASTER PANDA was slow to begin.

PACKING WARRIOR shifted in at the start and bumped CHEERFUL STAR.

CHEERFUL STAR was then steadied and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.

From a wide barrier, RULE THEE was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, DYNAMIC EAGLE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of PIKACHU.

Also passing the winning post on the first occasion, GLORIOUS DRAGON got its head up when travelling keenly and awkwardly placed behind DYNAMIC EAGLE.

Approaching the 1300 Metres, despite being ridden along, PIKACHU was unable to maintain its position behind HAPPY DRAGON.

Then passing the 1300 Metres, PIKACHU was momentarily awkwardly placed inside the heels of ROCKETEER which shifted in.

Throughout the race, PACKING WARRIOR travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the improved performance of TRAVEL FIRST, Mr C H Yip, the trainer of TRAVEL FIRST, stated that whilst the horse had not been beaten by big margins in its recent races on the turf, nonetheless it had raced disappointingly.

He said he was of the opinion that TRAVEL FIRST was suited when ridden in a forward position as the track appeared to be favouring horses on the speed in a number of races conducted tonight.

He said when able to race in a forward position, TRAVEL FIRST relaxed better which resulted in the horse being able to finish off its race.

He said he had not altered the track work of TRAVEL FIRST in the lead up to tonight's race with the horse travelling up to Conghua Racecourse in between races which was consistent with the manner in which he had prepared the horse for all of its recent races.

He added whilst he felt that TRAVEL FIRST carrying a light weight would be to its advantage, nonetheless he did not anticipate that the horse would be able to perform as well as it did.

HAPPY DRAGON, TRAVEL FIRST and GLORIOUS DRAGON were sent for sampling.