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Race Results:

23 October 2019 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 4 - GREEN LUCK HANDICAP

Class 2 - 1650M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:39:60
Sectional Time: 29.73 23.87 23.67 22.33

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19PLAYA DEL PUENTE (C492)J. MoreiraC. S. Shum811184.32.711:39:601-1-1-153.60 23.67 22.33
25HAPPY DRAGON (B099)M. ChadwickJ. Moore881258.27.523 1:40:073-3-3-253.80 23.75 22.52
32NOT USUAL TALENT (C095)Z. PurtonT. P. Yung961332.82.533.251:40:132-2-2-353.68 23.67 22.78
41HELENE CHARISMA (A129)G. van NiekerkJ. Moore961337.81064.51:40:336-6-6-454.16 23.83 22.34
58BRAVE LEGEND (A260)A. DomeyerA. S. Cruz85122121757.51:40:825-5-5-554.12 23.87 22.83
63RUTHVEN (B160)R. BaylissF. C. Lor95132121897.751:40:868-8-7-654.48 23.71 22.67
77GOOD OMEN (B208)A. SannaD. Whyte87124174289.751:41:159-9-9-754.64 23.79 22.72
84MR SO AND SO (B412)K. TeetanJohn Size901271223710.251:41:247-7-8-854.40 23.79 23.05
96JOYFUL TRINITY (V110)N. CallanC. Fownes881251326429.51:44:314-4-4-953.96 23.95 26.40
Sire:Elzaam
Breed of the Winning Horse:PLAYA DEL PUENTE
Dam:Playamongthestars
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 27
place 9 12.5
5 19.5
2 11.5
quinella 5-9 93
quinella place 5-9 33
2-9 17.5
2-5 32
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 13
tierce 9-5-2 351
trio 2-5-9 53
first 4 1-2-5-9 64
quartet 9-5-2-1 1358
3rd double (3-9) $1321.5
3rd double consulation (3-5) $379.0

Recap by phillip woo

Playa Del Puente edged clear for an easy win at only his third start after getting away with a very slow first 400m leading from gate one. He's still only three years of age and has upside to come. Happy Dragon grabbed second 50m out following a box-seat run. He had all favours but it was still a good run carrying more weight following a last-start win. Favourite Not Usual Talent's condition gave way late after tracking the leader in the run. It was a good effort carrying equal-top weight in his first run of the campaign. Helene Charisma ran on reasonably well from behind midfield to fill the frame despite an inadequate pace carrying a big weight. He's racing in great spirits but prefer him over the 1,800m and further. Brave Legend kept plugging away without threatening following a midfield run on the fence. He requires a faster pace. Ruthven got by a few after sitting second last following a slow break. He continues to disappoint.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (118) - GREEN LUCK HANDICAP - Class 2 - 1650Meters

HAPPY DRAGON shifted out at the start and bumped NOT USUAL TALENT.

Shortly after the start, JOYFUL TRINITY shifted out away from NOT USUAL TALENT, resulting in BRAVE LEGEND being bumped and taken out onto HELENE CHARISMA which was also bumped.

HELENE CHARISMA, MR SO AND SO and GOOD OMEN were all steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, RUTHVEN got its head up on a number of occasions when being steadied to obtain cover behind HELENE CHARISMA.

Rounding the Home Turn, MR SO AND SO was awkwardly placed behind BRAVE LEGEND.

In the Straight, HELENE CHARISMA lay in under pressure.

When questioned, R Bayliss (RUTHVEN) stated as it was anticipated that there was a lack of speed in the race, he was instructed to attempt to take up a forward position as it did at its last start over 1800 Metres.

He added he was instructed that if RUTHVEN did not begin well, he should ride the horse with cover if possible.

He said RUTHVEN began awkwardly and became unbalanced after bumping the outside gate of its barrier which resulted in the horse losing ground.

He said as RUTHVEN was dropping back in distance to 1650 Metres tonight, he believed that he would have had to make too much use of the horse to then attempt to obtain a forward position, he therefore shifted RUTHVEN across behind runners to obtain cover which resulted in the horse being ridden further back in the field than had been hoped.

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

A veterinary inspection of JOYFUL TRINITY immediately following the race revealed the horse to be displaying an irregular heart rhythm.

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

NOT USUAL TALENT, PLAYA DEL PUENTE and HAPPY DRAGON were sent for sampling.