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Race Results:

15 September 2021 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:39:28
Sectional Time: 28.28 24.57 23.09 23.34

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110LUCKY DIAMOND (D446)K. TeetanK. H. Ting401159.41011:39:284-4-5-153.25 23.17 22.86
24FAST PACE (C427)Z. PurtonC. Fownes531286.23.29Nose1:39:282-3-2-253.01 23.05 23.22
38FAITHFUL TRINITY (A247)V. BorgesW. Y. So4812314257N 1:39:331-2-3-352.93 23.21 23.19
42V CHEVALIERS (C358)J. MoreiraK. L. Man571325.85.560.501:39:377-1-1-452.85 23.09 23.43
51JOLLY HONOUR (C080)B. ShinnY. S. Tsui581339.51422.251:39:646-8-8-553.49 23.13 23.02
69RED IMPACT (E262)C. SchofieldD. A. Hayes4812354.252.51:39:673-5-4-653.25 23.05 23.37
77FLASH FAMOUS (B162)K. C. LeungC. H. Yip50125132183.251:39:819-9-9-753.69 23.21 22.91
83SEAWEED FORTUNE (C440)C. Y. HoK. W. Lui541293.44.746.51:40:315-7-6-853.45 23.09 23.77
96VICTORIOUS SEEKER (C091)M. F. PoonP. O'Sullivan51124284337.51:40:488-6-7-953.37 23.21 23.90
WD5ROYAL RACER (B460)L. FerrarisC. Fownes53128WD--
Breed of the Winning Horse:LUCKY DIAMOND
Dam:Diamond Babe
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 103
place 10 25.5
4 13
8 61
forecast 10-4 504
quinella 4-10 159
quinella place 4-10 52.5
8-10 267
4-8 140.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 42
tierce 10-4-8 6569
trio 4-8-10 1027
first 4 2-4-8-10 850
quartet 10-4-8-2 22080
1st double (8-10) $910.0
1st double consulation (8-4) $107.5

Recap by phillip woo

In a tight-finish, Lucky Diamond split runners late to just beat Fast Pace by a pimple following a box-seat run to ring up a first win at his eighth start. He lived up to an improved effort at his final start last season and has the tools to strike again. Late-fancied favourite Fast Pace just failed to salute after tracking the leader one off the fence from an awkward gate. He relished a return to the Valley after a positive run on opening day. Faithful Trinity fought on gamely to finish a close third after getting headed for the lead 800m out by V Chevaliers. He goes well fresh. Not enjoying the pace up front, V Chevaliers swept forward from towards the rear 800m out before peaking on his run passing the 100m. He's always a chance over this Valley trip. Jolly Honour made a steady bid after a rails run in midfield to finish next best without menacing the top four. He should be able to find his mark shortly in this grade. Punted late Red Impact only plodded when asked for an effort following a one-out, one-back run. He wasn't able to build on a closing day success over this trip but is still lightly-raced. Seaweed Fortune never landed a blow after a one-off run in midfield. He's a roarer and may be on or near his mark.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (30) - ISLAND HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650Meters

ROYAL RACER was withdrawn on 13.9.21 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (right front medial suspensory branch injury).

Before being allowed to race again, ROYAL RACER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

LUCKY DIAMOND shifted out at the start and bumped JOLLY HONOUR which in turn shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of VICTORIOUS SEEKER, resulting in both JOLLY HONOUR and VICTORIOUS SEEKER becoming badly unbalanced.

FAITHFUL TRINITY and FLASH FAMOUS bumped at the start.

FLASH FAMOUS was then shifted across behind runners in the early stages to obtain cover.

After travelling a short distance, VICTORIOUS SEEKER shifted out and bumped SEAWEED FORTUNE.

Near the 1550 Metres, VICTORIOUS SEEKER was crowded for room inside SEAWEED FORTUNE (C Y Ho) which, when being ridden along, was awkwardly placed close to the heels of RED IMPACT which itself shifted in.

C Y Ho was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances to ensure that unnecessary pressure is not placed on other horses.

Approaching and passing the 1100 Metres, FAST PACE travelled keenly outside the lead.

Near the 800 Metres, VICTORIOUS SEEKER was left racing wide and without cover.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, FAITHFUL TRINITY was momentarily eased away from the heels of V CHEVALIERS.

Passing the 50 Metres and again close to the finishing line, V CHEVALIERS raced tight inside FAST PACE.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SEAWEED FORTUNE, C Y Ho stated that due to the pace of the race being moderate in the early stages, his mount raced somewhat keenly after the 1200 Metres.

He said when the pace of the race increased along the Back Straight, SEAWEED FORTUNE was initially able to respond to the change in tempo satisfactorily, however, then came under heavy pressure near the 500 Metres.

He said, despite being vigorously ridden prior to and rounding the Home Turn, SEAWEED FORTUNE did not respond to his riding and then was disappointing in the manner in which it failed to close off the race.

He added that SEAWEED FORTUNE is well-known to have breathing issues and he felt that these issues may have resulted in the horse's failure to finish off the race.

A veterinary inspection of SEAWEED FORTUNE immediately following the race found that horse to be a "roarer??which had previously been reported.

LUCKY DIAMOND and FAST PACE were sent for sampling.