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Race Results:

8 January 2020 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 3 - PATERSON HANDICAP - Sec 2

Class 4 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:40:44
Sectional Time: 28.35 24.60 23.74 23.75

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
111POLYMER LUCK (T326)G. van NiekerkK. H. Ting411155.53.731:40:442-2-2-153.07 23.70 23.67
22NABOO STAR (B366)C. Y. HoC. Fownes591325.45.110.501:40:538-7-7-253.79 23.62 23.12
33ORIENTAL ELITE (A282)N. CallanP. O'Sullivan57130111490.751:40:553-4-4-353.35 23.62 23.58
41RULETHEROOST (B299)Z. PurtonF. C. Lor601335.24.252.751:40:865-6-6-453.63 23.66 23.57
54BRIGHT KID (C060)L. HewitsonD. Whyte531266.61123.51:41:004-5-3-553.35 23.54 24.11
68CITY LEGEND (A086)K. C. LeungT. P. Yung491229.81283.751:41:0210-9-9-654.07 23.62 23.33
76HAPPY ROCKY (S147)K. H. ChanC. W. Chang511142764114.751:41:2111-11-10-754.51 23.38 23.32
89NITRO EXPRESS (T353)K. TeetanD. Ferraris461197.78.465.251:41:266-3-5-853.27 23.78 24.21
910HAPPY HOUR (B286)S. De SousaC. H. Yip441171310125.51:41:331-1-1-952.95 23.74 24.64
1012MASTER ROMAN (B455)M. ChadwickW. Y. So40113313546 1:41:397-8-8-1053.95 23.58 23.86
117MERIDIAN TALENT (C516)C. SchofieldR. Gibson50123385278.51:41:799-10-11-1154.31 23.66 23.82
125VITALITY FORTUNE (C348)T. H. SoL. Ho5212363991015.751:42:9412-12-12-1254.75 23.58 24.61
Sire:Pins
Breed of the Winning Horse:POLYMER LUCK
Dam:Savamour
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 11 37
place 11 14.5
2 20.5
3 39.5
quinella 2-11 123
quinella place 2-11 47
3-11 102
2-3 133.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 21.5
tierce 11-2-3 2649
trio 2-3-11 574
first 4 1-2-3-11 304
quartet 11-2-3-1 7456
2nd double (6-11) $272.0
2nd double consulation (6-2) $55.0

Recap by phillip woo

Polymer Luck had enough left in the tank after hitting the front 250m out tracking the moderate sections of Happy Hour as the post-time favourite for a third career win over this trip. He was well rated and tipped his hat last time out. Naboo Star ran on well following a midfield run on the fence to snatch second close to home. He's strung together two solid runs under the guidance of Vincent Ho Chak-yiu. Oriental Elite lost second late after moving into the Quinella spot 150m out following a one-out, one-back run. Ruletheroost ran on steadily fore of midfield to finish a non-threatening fourth. It wasn't a bad effort but he's found it hard at the top of the weights in his past two starts. Bright Kid had his chance following a dream run on the back of the speed. City Legend got going late without menacing after a patient ride fourth from the back. The pace went against him. Nitro Express will sleep well after travelling without cover the entire trip.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (316) - PATERSON HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650Meters

BRIGHT KID shifted out at the start and bumped POLYMER LUCK.

POLYMER LUCK then shifted out, resulting in MASTER ROMAN being inconvenienced.

RULETHEROOST stumbled on jumping.

MERIDIAN TALENT was crowded for room on jumping between NITRO EXPRESS and CITY LEGEND which shifted in away from ORIENTAL ELITE.

This resulted in MERIDIAN TALENT and CITY LEGEND losing ground with both horses then being shifted across behind runners shortly after the start.

Also from wide barriers, VITALITY FORTUNE and HAPPY ROCKY were shifted across behind runners to obtain cover in the early stages.

Approaching the winning post on the first occasion, HAPPY ROCKY got its head on the side and shifted in away from the heels of CITY LEGEND, causing VITALITY FORTUNE to become badly unbalanced and make contact with the running rail.

After the 1400 Metres, NITRO EXPRESS was left racing wide and without cover.

Passing the 1300 Metres, RULETHEROOST got its head up when very awkwardly placed close to the heels of ORIENTAL ELITE.

MASTER ROMAN, which was following and travelling keenly, was awkwardly placed close to the heels of RULETHEROOST in consequence.

At the same stage, BRIGHT KID got its head up on a number of occasions when close to the heels of POLYMER LUCK which also got its head up when being steadied to allow HAPPY HOUR to cross.

Making the turn near the 1050 Metres, NITRO EXPRESS raced tight outside ORIENTAL ELITE which was awkwardly placed close to the heels of POLYMER LUCK.

Also at this point, BRIGHT KID again got its head up when proving difficult to settle.

Passing the 250 Metres, NABOO STAR was directed to the outside of RULETHEROOST to obtain clear running.

As NABOO STAR was shifted out, MASTER ROMAN was inconvenienced.

After racing tight to the inside of HAPPY HOUR after attempting to improve to the inside of that horse, BRIGHT KID was steadied and shifted to the outside of HAPPY HOUR after passing the 200 Metres to obtain clear running.

As the Stewards were satisfied that BRIGHT KID had not properly established running to the inside of HAPPY HOUR, no further action was taken.

When BRIGHT KID was shifted to the outside of HAPPY HOUR, CITY LEGEND was shifted out away from the heels of that horse in consequence.

Passing the 100 Metres, CITY LEGEND was shifted out further to the outside of RULETHEROOST to continue improving.

When questioned regarding the performance of HAPPY HOUR, S de Sousa stated that he was instructed to obtain a forward position from the outside barrier and it was hoped that HAPPY HOUR would be able to obtain a position with cover behind the leaders.

He said due to the circumstances of the race in the early stages, he was left racing wide and without cover approaching the winning post on the first occasion and as it was not available for him to obtain cover as instructed, he therefore allowed HAPPY HOUR to improve into the lead.

He said after obtaining the lead passing the 1300 Metres, HAPPY HOUR immediately relaxed and travelled well throughout the middle stages.

He said he commenced to ride HAPPY HOUR along passing the 400 Metres and the horse immediately came under pressure and was then disappointing in the manner in which it weakened out of the race after failing to quicken when asked.

He added, based on the manner in which HAPPY HOUR weakened in the Straight, he informed the connections that he was of the view that HAPPY HOUR may be better suited by being able to obtain cover rather than leading.

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

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

POLYMER LUCK and NABOO STAR were sent for sampling.