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16/01/2019  Class 4  Happy Valley  Turf  B  1650m   Going: GOOD  (2.71)   Rating: 060 - 040   Section Time: (27.69)  (23.81)  (24.84)  (24.07)

Rank No Color Horse Jockey Trainer Draw Actual
Wgt
Rating MA288 Rating LBW Finishing
Time
Win
Odds
Running
Position
Section Time Flags
1 6 C P POWER G van Niekerk A T Millard 4 122 49 2 SH 1:40:41 10 5-5-7-1 28.17   23.93   24.72   23.59  

2 1 GOOD FOR YOU S de Sousa Y S Tsui 8 133 60 -45 SH 1:40:42 5.8 8-8-8-2 28.77   23.77   24.40   23.48  

3 9 LETSGOFREE H T Mo K H Ting 5 113 45 -7 3 1:40:90 4.4 10-11-9-3 28.81   24.21   23.96   23.92  

4 4 TENNESSEE BOSS M Chadwick R Gibson 2 128 55 24 3-3/4 1:41:02 29 7-7-6-4 28.49   23.85   24.40   24.28  

5 8 HEROIC GURU J Moreira D J Hall 9 121 48 -41 4-1/2 1:41:12 10 11-10-11-5 29.17   23.65   24.24   24.06  

6 10 GENTRY M L Yeung C H Yip 7 115 44 -8 4-1/2 1:41:12 23 3-3-4-6 27.93   23.89   24.80   24.50  

7 11 SMART ROCKET M F Poon J Moore 11 111 41 50 5-1/4 1:41:24 85 9-9-10-7 28.77   23.85   24.44   24.18  

8 5 PERFECT TO PLAY C Schofield W Y So 3 126 53 6 5-1/2 1:41:30 9.1 4-4-3-8 27.97   23.85   24.76   24.72  

9 3 FLASH FAMOUS K Teetan F C Lor 1 130 57 18 5-3/4 1:41:35 7.5 6-6-5-9 28.29   23.89   24.52   24.65  

10 2 MULTIGOGO A Sanna A S Cruz 10 131 58 6 14-1/4 1:42:69 17 1-2-2-10 27.69   23.85   24.96   26.19  

11 7 MARVEL JOY Z Purton C Fownes 6 122 49 -1 21-1/4 1:43:80 4.3 2-1-1-11 27.69   23.81   24.84   27.46  

Steward Report Predict Pace Map
TENNESSEE BOSS shifted out at the start and bumped the hindquarters of PERFECT TO PLAY which became unbalanced. From wide barriers, GOOD FOR YOU, HEROIC GURU and SMART ROCKET were all shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the winning post on the first occasion, GOOD FOR YOU was checked when crowded for room between SMART ROCKET which shifted in marginally and TENNESSEE BOSS which shifted out. In this incident, SMART ROCKET became unbalanced when directed out abruptly to relieve the tightening to GOOD FOR YOU. As the Stewards were satisfied that there was no rider error attributable to this incident, no further action was taken. Passing the winning post on the first occasion, LETSGOFREE was left racing wide and passing the 1300 Metres was steadied towards the rear of the field to obtain cover behind SMART ROCKET. Making the turn after the 600 Metres, C P POWER and FLASH FAMOUS raced tight as FLASH FAMOUS commenced to travel keenly and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of PERFECT TO PLAY. After being shifted to the outside of PERFECT TO PLAY, FLASH FAMOUS improved its position to be awkwardly placed close to the heels of MULTIGOGO passing the 400 Metres as that horse came under pressure. Then rounding the Home Turn, FLASH FAMOUS stumbled after being checked away from the heels of MULTIGOGO when that horse continued to come under pressure. When FLASH FAMOUS was checked, GOOD FOR YOU, which was racing to the inside and behind that horse, was checked in consequence. HEROIC GURU, which was following FLASH FAMOUS, was shifted out abruptly away from the heels of that horse. LETSGOFREE lost its right front plate at the 450 Metres. Passing the 450 Metres, TENNESSEE BOSS was bumped by C P POWER which attempted to shift out from behind GENTRY. When C P POWER was unable to proceed between GENTRY and TENNESSEE BOSS, C P POWER was awkwardly placed behind GENTRY rounding the Home Turn. C P POWER was then directed to the outside of TENNESSEE BOSS on straightening to obtain clear running. Approaching the 200 Metres, FLASH FAMOUS was shifted to the outside of PERFECT TO PLAY in an attempt to obtain clear running. FLASH FAMOUS was then unable to obtain clear running over the final 100 Metres when held up behind GENTRY and consequently was not able to be properly tested. Passing the 150 Metres, G van Niekerk (C P POWER) dropped his whip. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of MARVEL JOY, Z Purton stated that he was asked to ride his mount positively in the early stages to take up a forward position and he felt that he was able to obtain the lead passing the winning post on the first occasion without having to make undue use of the horse. He said when MULTIGOGO improved to the outside of MARVEL JOY near the 1200 Metres, MARVEL JOY would not relax. He said whilst this provided some excuse for MARVEL JOY being beaten, it would not explain the manner in which the horse came under pressure prior to the Home Turn and then gave ground abruptly in the early part of the Straight. He added he was not able to detect any obvious abnormalities with MARVEL JOY after the race. Trainer C Fownes stated that he was very disappointed with the performance of MARVEL JOY as he anticipated that the horse would race well tonight with the blinkers applied. He said MARVEL JOY’s track work had improved since blinkers were added and as the horse was relaxed before the race, he felt that it would perform well. He added whilst MARVEL JOY had not previously finished off its races strongly, nonetheless he anticipated that with the change of gear and MARVEL JOY being able to take up a forward position, the opportunity presented itself for it to finish off the race well. He said after the race he was not able to identify any obvious abnormalities with MARVEL JOY. A veterinary inspection of MARVEL JOY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. The performance of MARVEL JOY, favourite for tonight’s race and which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable. Before being allowed to race again, MARVEL JOY will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. MARVEL JOY, C P POWER and GOOD FOR YOU were sent for sampling.


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MA288 Rating - Included Handicap Adjustment
- Under Rated
- Gain benefit in rating
- Reach last winning rating
- Good in sectional
- Did win in wet track
- Placed in wet track
- Won in Soft or Heavy Track
- Placed in Soft or Heavy Track
- Improve after change jockey