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15 January 2020 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 6 - THE HONG KONG CLUB CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP) - Sec 2

Class 4 - 1200M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09:46
Sectional Time: 23.42 22.71 23.33

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14VICTORY IN HAND (C103)K. TeetanK. W. Lui551292.92.791:09:462-2-123.54 22.75 23.17
25MEHBOOB (C239)M. ChadwickP. O'Sullivan541285.45.441.251:09:654-4-223.82 22.67 23.16
31LORIZ (C036)K. H. ChanP. F. Yiu59123107.782.751:09:901-1-323.42 22.71 23.77
411ALL BEST FRIENDS (A217)H. W. LaiK. L. Man421162740122.751:09:9010-9-424.94 22.11 22.85
52CASA DE FORCA (C289)T. PicconeA. S. Cruz571317.97.2103 1:09:9312-12-525.26 22.35 22.32
67WILD WEST WING (C381)J. MoreiraJohn Size511251110113.51:10:016-5-624.10 22.55 23.36
78TRAVEL DATUK (V235)S. De SousaR. Gibson49123131463.751:10:059-10-724.74 22.39 22.92
812WONDER WIN (C418)T. H. SoL. Ho41113759933.751:10:0511-11-825.06 22.39 22.60
96SUPER LUCKY (A251)A. BadelC. Fownes51125131014.251:10:148-7-924.46 22.35 23.33
1010THE ABRAXAS (C212)H. N. WongY. S. Tsui46117111754.251:10:157-8-1024.18 22.71 23.26
113FANTASTIC FABIO (V364)H. T. MoC. H. Yip56127142424.751:10:225-6-1123.98 22.71 23.53
129GRAND HARBOUR (P421)G. van NiekerkC. W. Chang47121297474.751:10:243-3-1223.74 22.67 23.83
Sire:O'reilly
Breed of the Winning Horse:VICTORY IN HAND
Dam:Splitsecond
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 27.5
place 4 14.5
5 17.5
1 26
quinella 4-5 75.5
quinella place 4-5 32
1-4 47.5
1-5 95
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 18
tierce 4-5-1 955
trio 1-4-5 235
first 4 1-4-5-11 1349
quartet 4-5-1-11 15323
5th double (5-4) $198.5
5th double consulation (5-5) $36.0

Recap by phillip woo

Firming favourite Victory In Hand was too good after taking the lead 150m out tracking the long-time leader and late-fancied Loriz from a wide gate to make it two-from-two following a switch to the Valley 1,200m. Mehboob ran on well to finish a clear-cut second after a prominent run. He did everything right but found one better on the day. Loriz held on for a placing after quickly leading from a tricky gate. All Best Friends closed well down the outside to just miss a placing after a patient ride towards the rear from the widest gate. He's showing a bit more spark in his past few starts. Punted late, Casa De Forca was doing his best work late to nearly fill the frame after a patient ride at the rear of the field from a wide gate. It was another honest effort but he has trouble winning. Wild West Wing made some ground without menacing after finding the fence behind midfield from a wide draw. He has ability but is still a work in progress.

Racing Incident Report

Race Six: (338) - THE HONG KONG CLUB CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP) - Class 4 - 1200Meters

WONDER WIN began very awkwardly, shifted out and made heavy contact with the hindquarters of MEHBOOB, causing that horse to become unbalanced and WONDER WIN to become badly unbalanced and lose ground.

VICTORY IN HAND shifted out at the start and bumped CASA DE FORCA.

CASA DE FORCA then lost ground when crowded for room between VICTORY IN HAND and WILD WEST WING which was taken in by ALL BEST FRIENDS.

From the outside barrier, ALL BEST FRIENDS was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.

After travelling a short distance, THE ABRAXAS was bumped by MEHBOOB which was taken out by FANTASTIC FABIO.

THE ABRAXAS then became unbalanced, shifted out and bumped TRAVEL DATUK, causing THE ABRAXAS and TRAVEL DATUK to become unbalanced and TRAVEL DATUK to also lose ground.

Near the 750 Metres, FANTASTIC FABIO became unbalanced when awkwardly placed behind GRAND HARBOUR.

Near the 250 Metres, Apprentice K H Chan (LORIZ) dropped his whip.

Approaching the 100 Metres, WONDER WIN and CASA DE FORCA brushed.

Close to the finishing line, THE ABRAXAS raced tight inside WONDER WIN which was taken in by CASA DE FORCA.

When questioned regarding his riding of CASA DE FORCA, T Piccone stated that from a wide barrier and racing over 1200 Metres, it was felt that CASA DE FORCA would not have sufficient speed to obtain a forward position and therefore he should shift CASA DE FORCA across behind runners in the early stages and obtain cover.

He said after trailing ALL BEST FRIENDS after the 1000 Metres, his mount was out-paced and despite him niggling CASA DE FORCA along, he was not able to maintain his position behind ALL BEST FRIENDS.

He said after the 900 Metres the margin between CASA DE FORCA and ALL BEST FRIENDS increased, however, he did not feel that CASA DE FORCA was travelling strongly enough to be able to improve its position and the horse got further out of its ground near the 600 Metres.

He added at all stages he was niggling his mount along to have it improve its position and it was not until after the 300 Metres that CASA DE FORCA commenced to close off the race.

He said after being placed under pressure in the Straight, CASA DE FORCA finished off the race strongly over the concluding stages.

T Piccone was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, it was important to ensure that he makes every endeavour to prevent his mounts from getting too far out of their ground so that they do not have too much to do.

VICTORY IN HAND and MEHBOOB were sent for sampling.