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Race Results:

11 January 2023 - Happy Valley


Class 3 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:39:53
Sectional Time: 28.92 23.64 23.43 23.54

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13ENCOUNTERED (G236)S. De SousaK. L. Man741316.74.2121:39:532-2-1-152.68 23.31 23.54
26ROCKET SPADE (G170)H. BowmanC. Fownes721294.83.1101 1:39:7110-10-9-253.68 23.23 22.80
37MALDIVES (D329)L. FerrarisD. Hall70127101164.251:40:238-8-6-353.36 23.35 23.52
41WINNING DRAGON (E461)Y. L. ChungA. S. Cruz781259.59.174.751:40:274-3-3-453.00 23.47 23.80
52COMET SPLENDIDO (G071)M. F. PoonC. S. Shum751301510115.51:40:4311-11-10-553.80 23.23 23.40
68GIFT OF LIFELINE (C172)K. TeetanA. T. Millard671245.67.416.251:40:525-5-4-653.16 23.31 24.05
79TRADER (E287)A. HamelinP. C. Ng65122389997 1:40:671-1-2-752.56 23.43 24.68
810SEAWEED FORTUNE (C440)C. Y. HoK. W. Lui621198.61628 1:40:839-9-11-853.56 23.51 23.76
912DRAGON DELIGHT (G395)M. L. YeungD. A. Hayes61118151759 1:40:993-4-5-953.04 23.63 24.32
1011STOICISM (E223)L. HewitsonR. Gibson621192859310.251:41:176-7-8-1053.28 23.59 24.30
114MASTER MONTARO (E142)K. C. LeungL. Ho731301212421 1:42:897-6-7-1153.24 23.59 26.06
WD5MASTER DELIGHT (E463)Z. PurtonJohn Size7212911WD--
Breed of the Winning Horse:ENCOUNTERED
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 42
place 3 18
6 14.5
7 28.5
forecast 3-6 191
quinella 3-6 67
quinella place 3-6 34
3-7 69
6-7 55.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A2 25.5
tierce 3-6-7 1016
trio 3-6-7 188
first 4 1-3-6-7 380
quartet 3-6-7-1 7280
7th double (2,6-3) $132.5
7th double consulation (2,6-5,6) $13.0

Recap by phillip woo

Encountered kept on gamely after claiming the lead 300m out following a pace-stalking run for a second straight win following a switch to the Valley 1,650m. He can win again if he remains in the grade. Rocket Spade was closing strongly with every stride after biding his time towards the rear from a wide draw. It was another eye-catching run after two solid runs at Sha Tin. Maldives stayed on a distant third after making his run four back on the fence. He rarely produces a bad run at either track. Winning Dragon held on for a quartet spot after travelling effectively one-out, one-back. It was a better run on his latest effort with a return to a claimer, but might be on his mark following back-to-back wins. Comet Splendido zipped home late down the outside to finish next best after settling last from gate 11. He's very honest. Gift Of Lifeline only plodded under pressure after a rails run better than midfield. Trader weakened over the final 100m after rolling forward to lead from gate nine. He doesn't get the mile trip. Master Delight was scratched at the gate by order of stewards on veterinary advice.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (328) - CLEVELAND HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1650Meters

On arrival at the Start, Z Purton expressed concern regarding the action of MASTER DELIGHT.

Acting on advice from the Veterinary Officer that MASTER DELIGHT was lame in its left front leg, the horse was withdrawn by order of the Stewards.

As this was the second consecutive occasion that MASTER DELIGHT had been withdrawn on arrival at the Start due to being lame in its left front leg, the Stewards referred this matter to the Department of Veterinary Regulation, Welfare and Biosecurity Policy for further assessment.

Further, the Stewards ruled that MASTER DELIGHT will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination before being allowed to race again.

STOICISM shifted out at the start and bumped MASTER MONTARO which was hampered and taken out onto DRAGON DELIGHT which in turn shifted out and bumped MALDIVES.

After this, MALDIVES was steadied to obtain cover.

From wide barriers, ROCKET SPADE and COMET SPLENDIDO were steadied and shifted across behind runners to obtain a position closer to the rail.

When being steadied shortly after the start, STOICISM travelled keenly and got its head up on a number of occasions.

After being crossed by WINNING DRAGON, MASTER MONTARO commenced to prove very difficult to settle and got its head up when being checked away from the heels of that horse.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, STOICISM continued to travel keenly and got its head up when being checked away from the heels of DRAGON DELIGHT.

After the 1300 Metres, DRAGON DELIGHT raced tight outside WINNING DRAGON which shifted out away from the heels of ENCOUNTERED.

After passing the winning post on the first occasion, DRAGON DELIGHT was left racing wide and without cover.

At the entrance to the Straight, MASTER MONTARO momentarily raced in restricted room between STOICISM and ROCKET SPADE which shifted out from behind MALDIVES.

At the 300 Metres, WINNING DRAGON shifted in and bumped GIFT OF LIFELINE.

For some distance approaching and passing the 200 Metres, MALDIVES was awkwardly placed outside the heels of TRADER when improving to the outside of that horse.

Passing the 200 Metres, SEAWEED FORTUNE was shifted in away from the heels of DRAGON DELIGHT which was giving ground.

Close to the finishing line, COMET SPLENDIDO was awkwardly placed outside the heels of WINNING DRAGON.

The performance of MASTER MONTARO, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, MASTER MONTARO will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

A veterinary inspection of MASTER MONTARO immediately following the race which included an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

ENCOUNTERED and ROCKET SPADE were sent for sampling.