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Race Results:

18 December 2019 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - NEPTUNE HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1650M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:39:80
Sectional Time: 28.19 23.57 24.52 23.52

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14HAPPY HOUR (B286)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip371303.32.831:39:806-6-6-152.36 24.32 23.12
29KEEP WINNING (B331)M. L. YeungC. W. Chang27120152382 1:40:139-8-8-252.68 24.16 23.29
35GOLDEN CANNON (T022)N. CallanK. W. Lui34127121842.751:40:247-7-7-352.48 24.24 23.52
412KEEP GOING (B231)H. N. WongY. S. Tsui15112133923 1:40:271-1-1-451.76 24.52 23.99
510MONEY MARSHAL (B134)M. ChadwickP. O'Sullivan211141212103.751:40:385-5-2-552.28 24.16 23.94
61CALLING THE SHOTS (B239)J. MoreiraA. S. Cruz401335.33.3124.251:40:473-3-4-652.08 24.44 23.95
77WONDERFUL TIGER (A235)K. TeetanW. Y. So331261314115 1:40:5911-12-12-753.12 24.20 23.27
82ASSOCIATION FANS (V207)K. C. LeungL. Ho381319.47.215.251:40:624-4-5-852.08 24.48 24.06
98KWAICHUNG BROTHERS (A012)A. BadelR. Gibson28121131776.251:40:798-9-9-952.72 24.24 23.83
106SKY GEM (C251)B. ShinnC. Fownes331267.51497.251:40:9612-11-10-1053.04 24.04 23.88
113SOLAR BILLION (C171)H. W. LaiK. L. Man38131355757.51:40:9810-10-11-1152.96 24.24 23.78
1211GUERDON HELMET (B007)T. H. SoK. L. Man201118299615 1:42:222-2-3-1251.84 24.68 25.70
Sire:Mastercraftsman
Breed of the Winning Horse:HAPPY HOUR
Dam:Jolly Genie
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 28
place 4 14
9 59
5 46
quinella 4-9 383.5
quinella place 4-9 122.5
4-5 85
5-9 469
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 15.5
tierce 4-9-5 4980
trio 4-5-9 1305
first 4 4-5-9-12 8260
quartet 4-9-5-12 86020

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Happy Hour accelerated nicely to win going away passing the 150m after pulling off the fence following a midfield run approaching the final bend. It was his first win at his 19th start. Keep Winning got up near the inside to grab second 50m out after saving ground behind midfield. He isn't reliable but was stepping out off a career low in the ratings and relished a return to the Valley. Golden Cannon closed off reasonably well to make it close for second after rounding the final bend widest out following a one-off run worse than midfield. It was another honest effort. Keep Going gave a cheeky sight in front in one of his better runs to date. Money Marshal kept on evenly over the last 100m after making his move three deep at the 500m following a handy run. He's not reliable. Punted late, Calling The Shots came up one-paced after settling one-out, one-back from the widest gate. The big weight continues to make things difficult.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (256) - NEPTUNE HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1650Meters

GUERDON HELMET shifted out at the start and bumped KWAICHUNG BROTHERS, causing both horses to become unbalanced.

GUERDON HELMET and SOLAR BILLION then raced tight for some distance between KWAICHUNG BROTHERS and GOLDEN CANNON, both of which shifted ground.

This resulted in SOLAR BILLION losing ground and GOLDEN CANNON becoming unbalanced when bumped on the hindquarters by SOLAR BILLION.

SKY GEM shifted in at the start and bumped KEEP WINNING.

Both KEEP WINNING and SKY GEM were then steadied to obtain cover.

Also from a wide barrier, WONDERFUL TIGER was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Approaching the 1300 Metres, MONEY MARSHAL commenced to travel keenly and shifted out away from the heels of ASSOCIATION FANS after being awkwardly placed behind that horse.

This resulted in GOLDEN CANNON being inconvenienced when taken wider after shifting out away from the heels of MONEY MARSHAL.

After this, GOLDEN CANNON was steadied to obtain cover behind MONEY MARSHAL.

After passing the winning post on the first occasion, GUERDON HELMET was left racing wide and without cover and after the 1300 Metres was ridden along to obtain a position outside the lead.

As GUERDON HELMET was improving around CALLING THE SHOTS passing the 1200 Metres, CALLING THE SHOTS was taken in marginally, resulting in ASSOCIATION FANS being crowded for room.

SOLAR BILLION travelled keenly approaching and passing the 1300 Metres.

Passing the 1000 Metres, WONDERFUL TIGER commenced to travel keenly and shifted out away from the heels of SOLAR BILLION.

After this, WONDERFUL TIGER continued to prove difficult to settle when travelling without cover and near the 700 Metres was restrained to shift in and obtain cover behind SOLAR BILLION.

Approaching the 500 Metres, CALLING THE SHOTS got its head up when travelling close to the heels of GUERDON HELMET.

CALLING THE SHOTS then shifted out away from the heels of GUERDON HELMET near the 500 Metres and raced tight inside MONEY MARSHAL.

Near the 250 Metres, CALLING THE SHOTS was crowded for room between KEEP GOING and MONEY MARSHAL (M Chadwick) which, despite the efforts of its rider, got its head on the side and lay in.

After this, CALLING THE SHOTS remained racing tight inside MONEY MARSHAL which continued to lay in.

M Chadwick was advised that whilst the Stewards accepted that MONEY MARSHAL was proving difficult to ride, nonetheless he must ensure that he makes every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground and causing inconvenience to other runners.

Close to the finishing line, CALLING THE SHOTS was awkwardly placed inside the heels of MONEY MARSHAL and consequently was not ridden out all the way to the end of the race.

In the Straight, SKY GEM raced with its head on the side and lay in under pressure.

H W Lai (SOLAR BILLION) was warned against the practice of using the whip on a horse out of contention.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that GOLDEN CANNON had sustained minor wounds to the left front fetlock and right front cannon.

A veterinary inspection of SKY GEM, WONDERFUL TIGER, KWAICHUNG BROTHERS and GUERDON HELMET immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

HAPPY HOUR and KEEP WINNING were sent for sampling.