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Race Results:

3 November 2021 - Happy Valley


Class 5 - 1200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10:39
Sectional Time: 23.69 22.89 23.81

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19CIGAR BUDDIES (D299)A. HamelinK. H. Ting25119119.241:10:391-1-123.69 22.89 23.81
22SUNNY AND GOLD (D177)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip361307.5811SH 1:10:402-2-223.73 22.93 23.74
36FOX CHEUNGER (B187)R. MaiaK. W. Lui331278.55.81H1:10:424-4-323.97 22.85 23.60
44VIVA CHEF (D411)A. BadelL. Ho351297.4621.251:10:593-5-423.93 22.97 23.69
58E HONEY (E088)K. H. ChanC. Fownes28115119.432 1:10:6910-9-524.33 22.97 23.39
612SUNNY SMILE (D074)C. L. ChauD. Ferraris231167.69.752.251:10:747-7-624.13 22.97 23.64
711XIANG LAN QI (C167)M. ChadwickK. L. Man24118141673 1:10:858-6-724.13 22.97 23.75
85ALLOY STAR (D053)B. ShinnT. P. Yung33127171263.751:10:979-10-824.33 22.97 23.67
910GOLDEN MISSION (C106)H. BentleyC. W. Chang241181410123.751:11:006-8-924.09 23.13 23.78
107VECTOR (E027)K. TeetanA. S. Cruz311258.11293.751:11:015-3-1023.97 22.81 24.23
113DESTINE JEWELLERY (D032)J. MoreiraJohn Size351298.913104 1:11:0311-11-1124.53 22.81 23.69
121ORIENTAL AMIGO (D232)C. Y. HoY. S. Tsui39133122284 1:11:0412-12-1224.69 22.85 23.50
Sire:Written Tycoon
Breed of the Winning Horse:CIGAR BUDDIES
Dam:Sweet Home Chicago
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 92.5
place 9 34.5
2 27.5
6 21
forecast 9-2 1434
quinella 2-9 554.5
quinella place 2-9 191.5
6-9 100.5
2-6 104.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 17.5
tierce 9-2-6 6766
trio 2-6-9 964
first 4 2-4-6-9 1353
quartet 9-2-6-4 34768

Recap by phillip woo

Well-backed Cigar Buddies kept finding when challenged for the lead by Sunny And Gold 200m out to win a thriller by a lip. It was clearly his best run to date with a step back in distance to continue the superb form of the Jimmy Ting Koon-ho stable. Sunny And Gold came to win the race at the 200m stalking the leader one off from a wide gate but couldn't get by the never-say-die leader. He's made a good impression in both Class Five this term and can score shortly. Late-fancied favourite Fox Cheunger made it close on the wire after coming off heels up on straightening following a handy run. He's capable on his day and relished a return to the Valley after three unplaced Sha Tin runs. Early favourite Viva Chef stayed on for fourth without menacing the top-three following a prominent run. It was a better run with a return to the Valley and is close to a bottom. E Honey made ground late settling fourth last after a sluggish start. It was an improved effort with a return to the Valley after two Sha Tin failures but he's limited. Sunny Smile ran on steadily without menacing after a rail run in midfield. He appears from his past few runs to be wanting a further trip.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (141) - HIGH ISLAND HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1200Meters

E HONEY began only fairly.

XIANG LAN QI began only fairly and then was crowded for room between ORIENTAL AMIGO and ALLOY STAR which shifted out.

VECTOR shifted out at the start and bumped DESTINE JEWELLERY.

After this, from a wide barrier, DESTINE JEWELLERY was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Despite being ridden along for some distance in the early stages, GOLDEN MISSION failed to muster speed.

Approaching the 1000 Metres, XIANG LAN QI was awkwardly placed inside the heels of VECTOR which shifted in before being directed back out to relieve the tightening to XIANG LAN QI.

Passing the 900 Metres, SUNNY SMILE and XIANG LAN QI raced tight.

At the entrance to the Straight, ALLOY STAR shifted out in an attempt to improve between GOLDEN MISSION and XIANG LAN QI which itself shifted out.

This resulted in ALLOY STAR and GOLDEN MISSION bumping and ALLOY STAR being awkwardly placed behind XIANG LAN QI.

Passing the 300 Metres, VIVA CHEF momentarily raced in restricted room between VECTOR and FOX CHEUNGER which shifted out towards the heels of SUNNY AND GOLD.

After this, FOX CHEUNGER (R Maia) was held up for clear running and near the 200 Metres was shifted to the outside of SUNNY AND GOLD to obtain clear running.

When being shifted out, VIVA CHEF was momentarily eased away from the heels of FOX CHEUNGER.

R Maia was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground in similar circumstances.

Passing the 250 Metres, SUNNY SMILE and XIANG LAN QI bumped.

Passing the 150 Metres, ALLOY STAR was shifted to the inside of XIANG LAN QI when unable to improve between that horse and GOLDEN MISSION.

For the majority of the race, VECTOR travelled wide and without cover.

A veterinary inspection of ALLOY STAR and SUNNY SMILE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

FOX CHEUNGER, CIGAR BUDDIES and SUNNY AND GOLD were sent for sampling.