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Race Results:

14 December 2022 - Happy Valley


Class 5 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:40:23
Sectional Time: 28.45 23.59 23.69 24.50

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
17FLASH FAMOUS (B162)S. De SousaC. H. Yip341294.15.521:40:237-8-7-152.96 23.57 23.70
29JOLLY HONOUR (C080)H. BowmanY. S. Tsui311261725110.501:40:3211-11-11-253.40 23.61 23.31
36BEAUTY NOVA (G232)V. BorgesJohn Size35130183451.251:40:446-5-5-352.68 23.65 24.11
411SURE WIN WIN (D407)C. L. ChauT. P. Yung301237.4811.51:40:495-6-6-452.72 23.65 24.12
53SUNNY BABY (E166)C. Y. HoD. A. Hayes391341714102 1:40:579-10-9-553.20 23.57 23.80
610SMART FOLKS (D343)K. TeetanC. W. Chang31126161332.51:40:632-3-3-652.36 23.81 24.46
712AMAZING NEWS (E123)A. HamelinC. Fownes291244.75.643.251:40:764-2-2-752.16 23.69 24.91
82CIRCUIT SPIRITANTO (E483)Z. PurtonK. L. Man391345.12.773.751:40:841-1-1-852.04 23.69 25.11
94RING BELLS (G036)R. MaiaR. Gibson38133171764.251:40:913-4-4-952.36 23.85 24.70
108HANG'S CHOICE (E311)K. C. LeungW. Y. So321272529125.51:41:1112-12-12-1053.60 23.53 23.98
111RED IMPACT (E262)L. HewitsonJ. Richards40135162897.251:41:3810-9-10-1153.12 23.77 24.49
125POLARIS WINNER (G167)L. FerrarisA. T. Millard37132265587.51:41:428-7-8-1252.92 23.77 24.73
Breed of the Winning Horse:FLASH FAMOUS
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 7 55.5
place 7 17
9 50
6 73
forecast 7-9 1000
quinella 7-9 602.5
quinella place 7-9 164
6-7 275
6-9 791
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 26.5
tierce 7-9-6 23964
trio 6-7-9 5496
first 4 6-7-9-11 7278
quartet 7-9-6-11 138706
1st double (2-7) $352.0
1st double consulation (2-9) $251.5

Recap by phillip woo

Flash Famous responded nicely to get up in deep stretch for the win following his patient ride four back on the fence. It was a long time between drinks but he had been knocking on the door. Jolly Honour dashed nicely to finish a close second after being ridden for luck second last from his outside draw. He relished his return to the Valley mile and was stepping out off his career-low rating. Beauty Nova ran on steadily to finish a close third after his one-off-the-rail trip in midfield. It was a better effort stepping up in distance at his third run in Class Five. Sure Win Win ran on steadily to fill the frame after travelling three back on the fence. He lived up to his placing last start over this Valley trip. Sunny Baby made good ground late near the outside after biding his time third last from his wide draw. It was not a bad run. Smart Folks gave way 100m out after his box-seat run. Amazing News came up one paced over the final 150m after working his way forward three deep to get to second 1,100m out. Circuit Spiritanto tamely faded over last 150m after easily getting his own way in front from his middle draw.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (244) - MESIA HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1650Meters

POLARIS WINNER began only fairly and then shifted out towards the hindquarters of RED IMPACT.

CIRCUIT SPIRITANTO shifted in on jumping and inconvenienced RING BELLS.

Shortly after the start, RED IMPACT shifted out and hampered SUNNY BABY.

RED IMPACT then continued to shift out and inconvenienced JOLLY HONOUR.

After this, from wide barriers, SUNNY BABY and JOLLY HONOUR were shifted across behind runners.

Also from the outside barrier, HANG'S CHOICE was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Despite being ridden along in the early stages, RED IMPACT failed to muster speed and after travelling a short distance was steadied to obtain cover.

V Borges (BEAUTY NOVA) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that passing the 1600 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of AMAZING NEWS, resulting in AMAZING NEWS being crowded for room and taken in across the rightful running of FLASH FAMOUS which was checked and then after this continued to allow his mount to shift in which resulted in AMAZING NEWS being unnecessarily crowded for room and losing the running to which it was rightfully entitled near the 1550 Metres.

V Borges was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Wednesday, 28 December 2022 and to expire on Monday, 2 January 2023 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into account Jockey Borges' good race riding record.

Passing the 1400 Metres, AMAZING NEWS raced very close to the heels of BEAUTY NOVA and was shifted out away from the heels of that horse.

AMAZING NEWS was then left racing wide and without cover and passing the 1200 Metres was allowed to improve its position to race outside the lead approaching the 1000 Metres.

When AMAZING NEWS shifted out away from the heels of BEAUTY NOVA, POLARIS WINNER was taken wider before being steadied to obtain cover.

RED IMPACT, which was following POLARIS WINNER, was eased away from the heels of that horse in consequence and at the 1300 Metres shifted in and bumped SUNNY BABY.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, SURE WIN WIN raced tight inside BEAUTY NOVA which shifted in away from the heels of RING BELLS.

Passing the 150 Metres, JOLLY HONOUR was shifted in away from the heels of CIRCUIT SPIRITANTO to obtain clear running and then raced in restricted room between CIRCUIT SPIRITANTO and SMART FOLKS for a short distance approaching the 100 Metres.

Then after the 50 Metres, SMART FOLKS was momentarily awkwardly placed inside the heels of JOLLY HONOUR.

After the race, Z Purton was not able to offer any explanation for the disappointing performance of CIRCUIT SPIRITANTO which he said came under pressure rounding the Home Turn after enjoying a good run in the lead and then did not finish the race off over the concluding stages.

A veterinary inspection of CIRCUIT SPIRITANTO immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of AMAZING NEWS immediately following the race which included an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horse's trachea.