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Race Results:

9 November 2022 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1650M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:39:97
Sectional Time: 27.62 24.73 23.50 24.12

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16ROYAL PRIDE (E351)L. FerrarisC. Fownes521287.91041:39:975-5-6-152.67 23.46 23.84
212LEGION OF MERIT (D419)A. BadelW. Y. So46122118.171.251:40:1510-8-1-252.91 22.94 24.30
38PACKING MONKEYKING (G390)M. L. YeungL. Ho49125449963 1:40:468-9-8-353.03 23.38 24.05
44BLISSFUL STAR (E168)Z. PurtonK. H. Ting541302.21.913.251:40:474-4-5-452.59 23.54 24.34
53VIVA POPCORN (D307)Y. L. ChungA. S. Cruz561227.41033.251:40:477-7-4-552.87 23.26 24.34
611SMOOTHIES (D233)M. F. PoonC. S. Shum471211926103.251:40:5012-12-12-653.43 23.26 23.81
79AMAZING BOY (D513)S. De SousaC. W. Chang471237.25.955 1:40:772-2-3-752.47 23.46 24.84
87BORN THE SAME DAY (E458)C. L. ChauP. C. Ng51125295685 1:40:789-10-9-853.07 23.42 24.29
910EVER LAUGH (A278)R. MaiaK. L. Man47123231826.251:40:966-6-10-952.87 23.62 24.47
102LUCKY MISSILE (C501)L. HewitsonD. Hall471232525119.51:41:473-3-7-1052.55 23.78 25.14
111ALL JOYFUL (D364)M. ChadwickT. P. Yung5913519381211.751:41:8511-11-11-1153.23 23.34 25.28
125MIGHTY VALOR (C338)K. C. LeungP. F. Yiu531293327917.51:42:761-1-2-1252.35 23.58 26.83
Sire:Medaglia D'oro
Breed of the Winning Horse:ROYAL PRIDE
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 103.5
place 6 26
12 20.5
8 206
forecast 6-12 789
quinella 6-12 428
quinella place 6-12 109.5
6-8 1369.5
8-12 1031
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 32
tierce 6-12-8 57821
trio 6-8-12 17014
first 4 4-6-8-12 3392
quartet 6-12-8-4 142339
2nd double (6-6) $354.0
2nd double consulation (6-12) $75.0

Recap by phillip woo

Royal Pride overhauled Legion Of Merit 60m out after his handy run one off the fence. A two-time winner in Australia, it was his best performance in Hong Kong after he had failed to place in any of his previous 19 local starts. Legion Of Merit kept on gamely after circling the field to lead 600m out. He proved his upset victory last month was not a fluke. Packing Monkeyking finished nicely to win a blanket finish for third after he bided his time five back and one off the rail. His was a vastly improved effort on just his third start. Odds-on favourite Blissful Star just held on to fourth by a lip after his prominent run on the fence. He had no excuse. Punted late, Viva Popcorn ran on steadily near the inside to just miss the frame after his rail run in midfield. He needed the outing. Smoothies ran on without menacing after biding his time at the rear of the field from gate 10. His was a typical Smoothies effort. Amazing Boy was one paced when Silvestre de Sousa asked him for more in the final 100m after his pace-stalking run. He appears to be on his mark after starting this season by winning first up and placing second second up.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (152) - BRIDGES HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650Meters

HK DRAGON was withdrawn on 8.11.22 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter LUCKY MISSILE (L Hewitson).

Before being allowed to race again, HK DRAGON will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

VIVA POPCORN shifted out at the start and bumped ROYAL PRIDE.

AMAZING BOY began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped PACKING MONKEYKING which became unbalanced.

BORN THE SAME DAY was crowded for room on jumping between LEGION OF MERIT and MIGHTY VALOR which shifted in.

After this, LEGION OF MERIT and BORN THE SAME DAY were shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.

Also from wide barriers, SMOOTHIES and ALL JOYFUL were steadied on jumping and shifted across behind runners.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, EVER LAUGH (R Maia) improved to be racing inside the heels of ROYAL PRIDE as that horse was shifting across to race outside BLISSFUL STAR.

This resulted in VIVA POPCORN (Apprentice Y L Chung) racing in restricted room after the winning post on the first occasion.

As R Maia then attempted to steady EVER LAUGH from inside the heels of ROYAL PRIDE to prevent causing further crowding to VIVA POPCORN, EVER LAUGH commenced to travel very keenly which resulted in the horse continuing to race to the inside of the heels of ROYAL PRIDE and causing VIVA POPCORN to become unbalanced when crowded for room approaching the 1300 Metres.

When VIVA POPCORN was crowded, Apprentice Chung became badly unbalanced.

EVER LAUGH was then shifted out from inside the heels of ROYAL PRIDE passing the 1300 Metres to relieve the crowding to VIVA POPCORN.

R Maia was told that, in the opinion of the Stewards, he had erred in allowing EVER LAUGH to improve to the inside of ROYAL PRIDE passing the winning post on the first occasion when it was most probable that that horse was going to continue to race outside BLISSFUL STAR which was shifting across to race on the rail.

R Maia was further told that after this, in the opinion of the Stewards, he had made a reasonable endeavour to shift EVER LAUGH back out behind ROYAL PRIDE prior to causing crowding to VIVA POPCORN and therefore he was severely reprimanded and told to ensure that he exercises more care than he did on this occasion to prevent causing interference.

After the 1300 Metres, LUCKY MISSILE and AMAZING BOY raced tight.

After this, LUCKY MISSILE was left racing wide and without cover.

After entering the Back Straight, LEGION OF MERIT was shifted out and allowed to improve its position into the lead near the 550 Metres.

After shifting across to race in the lead, MIGHTY VALOR was shifted out away from the heels of that horse and in doing so bumped AMAZING BOY.

BLISSFUL STAR, which was following MIGHTY VALOR, got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of that horse in consequence.

At the entrance to the Straight, VIVA POPCORN and MIGHTY VALOR brushed.

VIVA POPCORN was then awkwardly placed behind LEGION OF MERIT when disappointed for running between that horse and MIGHTY VALOR.

VIVA POPCORN was then shifted to the inside of LEGION OF MERIT passing the 300 Metres.

Approaching the 200 Metres, BORN THE SAME DAY had some difficulty obtaining clear running when attempting to improve to the outside of VIVA POPCORN.

BORN THE SAME DAY was then shifted to the inside of VIVA POPCORN approaching the 50 Metres after that horse shifted out under pressure.

After the race, M Chadwick reported that after the 900 Metres when the pace of the race slackened, ALL JOYFUL was awkwardly placed close to the heels of BORN THE SAME DAY at which time his saddle shifted forward, placing him at a disadvantage for the remainder of the race.

A veterinary inspection of AMAZING BOY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

BLISSFUL STAR, ROYAL PRIDE and LEGION OF MERIT were sent for sampling.