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Race Results:

9 November 2022 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09:99
Sectional Time: 24.12 22.92 22.95

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112ISLAND SURPRISE (E429)S. De SousaK. L. Man411176.23.421:09:991-1-124.12 22.92 22.95
29RATTAN KINGDOM (G035)Z. PurtonJ. Richards441204.33.3110.751:10:119-9-224.88 22.92 22.31
38HAPPY SOUL (G249)A. BadelC. S. Shum441202631101 1:10:178-7-324.72 22.88 22.57
43CHARMING STEED (E494)C. Y. HoC. Fownes53129192581.51:10:242-2-424.24 23.00 23.00
51DURHAM STAR (E082)L. HewitsonD. Whyte591356.46.892 1:10:334-4-524.40 22.96 22.97
62WOOD ON FIRE (C460)K. C. LeungL. Ho581347.61012.51:10:403-3-624.40 22.92 23.08
76RIVER VIEWS (G212)C. L. ChauT. P. Yung51125101133 1:10:465-5-724.44 23.00 23.02
84SUCCESS FIGHTER (G080)H. BentleyK. H. Ting531296.77.144 1:10:657-8-824.64 23.04 22.97
911TOUCH FAITH (E153)V. BorgesJohn Size42118132854.751:10:756-6-924.64 22.92 23.19
107DAZZLING FELLOW (G058)L. CurrieD. Hall46122257265.751:10:9210-11-1024.88 23.12 22.92
1110BIRDSVILLE (E464)M. L. YeungD. A. Hayes421181339125.751:10:9211-10-1124.92 22.96 23.04
125GENEROUS FRIEND (G439)R. MaiaC. H. Yip52128539978 1:11:2612-12-1225.16 22.96 23.14
Breed of the Winning Horse:ISLAND SURPRISE
Dam:Living The Dream
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 34.5
place 12 14.5
9 15
8 64.5
forecast 12-9 159
quinella 9-12 70.5
quinella place 9-12 32.5
8-12 170.5
8-9 168.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 19
tierce 12-9-8 2160
trio 8-9-12 477
first 4 3-8-9-12 1981
quartet 12-9-8-3 25505
3rd double (6-12) $435.0
3rd double consulation (6-9) $85.0

Recap by phillip woo

Backed late, Island Surprise kept on gamely after going straight to the lead from gate two to open his account at start 13. He relished his light weight after he had returned with back-to-back placings in Class Five. Rattan Kingdom rattled home down the outside to finish second after Zac Purton's patient ride from barrier 11. He is a winner waiting to happen with solid seconds in consecutive runs. Happy Soul dashed well near the inside from behind midfield to just miss second. He had run with merit in two of his opening three runs this term. Charming Steed plodded over the final 100m after his pacestalking run from gate eight. He had no excuse, but it was a better effort than his first three starts this season. Durham Star just held his ground after his prominent run wide without cover from barrier nine with top weight. He had an excuse. Wood On Fire did not find much when Derek Leung Ka-chun asked him to produce from the box seat. His best days are behind him. Success Fighter came up flat ridden one off the fence in midfield. He ran below par after he had filled the frame in his first three starts this term.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (153) - PO HING HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Meters

ISLAND SURPRISE shifted out at the start and inconvenienced RIVER VIEWS.

RIVER VIEWS then shifted out away from the heels of ISLAND SURPRISE, resulting in SUCCESS FIGHTER being inconvenienced.

From the outside barriers, HAPPY SOUL, RATTAN KINGDOM and BIRDSVILLE were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

When being shifted across behind runners, HAPPY SOUL was brushed by DURHAM STAR which shifted out a short distance after the start.

GENEROUS FRIEND and DAZZLING FELLOW were also steadied in the early stages to obtain a position closer to the rail.

Approaching the 1100 Metres, RIVER VIEWS was awkwardly placed outside the heels of ISLAND SURPRISE which shifted out.

Then when being crossed by CHARMING STEED after the 1000 Metres, RIVER VIEWS got its head up when travelling keenly.

After the 900 Metres, RATTAN KINGDOM commenced to travel keenly and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of SUCCESS FIGHTER.

RATTAN KINGDOM continued to prove very difficult to settle and approaching the 800 Metres shifted out away from the heels of SUCCESS FIGHTER which itself was awkwardly placed close to the heels of RIVER VIEWS.

This resulted in RATTAN KINGDOM and DAZZLING FELLOW bumping on a number of occasions and DAZZLING FELLOW being taken wider.

DAZZLING FELLOW was then steadied to obtain cover behind RATTAN KINGDOM after the 700 Metres.

Rounding the Home Turn and in the early part of the Straight, DAZZLING FELLOW got its head on the side and lay in.

DAZZLING FELLOW then continued to lay in under pressure in the Straight.

After the 150 Metres, RIVER VIEWS lay in under pressure and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of CHARMING STEED.

When questioned, L Hewitson stated that he was instructed to obtain a midfield position on DURHAM STAR if possible either one horse off the rail or three wide with cover.

He said it was felt that there would be reasonable speed from runners drawn more favourably than DURHAM STAR and it was also anticipated that RATTAN KINGDOM, which was drawn wide, may be ridden to obtain a forward position which would result in the field opening up and providing DURHAM STAR with the opportunity to obtain a midfield position.

He said when the race was run at a slower than anticipated tempo in the early stages, DURHAM STAR, after being ridden along to clear GENEROUS FRIEND and DAZZLING FELLOW, was then left racing outside TOUCH FAITH approaching the 1000 Metres as that horse was being steadied to obtain cover behind SUCCESS FIGHTER.

He said this resulted in DURHAM STAR having to be ridden forward of TOUCH FAITH so as not to race unnecessarily wide which resulted in DURHAM STAR racing in a more forward position than anticipated and without cover throughout.

After the race, H Bentley reported that, in his opinion, SUCCESS FIGHTER was not suited by the moderate tempo of the race in the middle stages.

He said SUCCESS FIGHTER travelled too keenly approaching and passing the 800 Metres and because of this was not able to finish the race off.

A veterinary inspection of SUCCESS FIGHTER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

ISLAND SURPRISE and RATTAN KINGDOM were sent for sampling.