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23/01/2008  Happy Valley  Race 8

23/01/2008  Class 2  Happy Valley  Turf  C  1650m   Going: GOOD  (2.65)   Rating: 095 - 075   Section Time: (28.00)  (24.30)  (25.20)  (23.90)

Rank No Color Horse Jockey Trainer Draw Actual
Wgt
Rating MA288 Rating LBW Finishing
Time
Win
Odds
Running
Position
Section Time Flags
1 10 ELFHELM Z Purton P F Yiu 4 119 82 -18 N 1:41:40 6.7 4-5-4-1

2 3 DISGUISE O Doleuze D E Ferraris 2 128 91 51 N 1:41:40 8.1 5-2-3-2

3 9 CARRIZO CREEK D Beadman J Moore 7 120 83 -1 N 1:41:40 5.3 10-10-8-3

4 7 TOM'S SIX C Soumillon C Fownes 10 123 86 12 1/2 1:41:50 6.8 11-11-10-4

5 6 FLUKE K L Chui A S Cruz 11 123 86 56 1-1/4 1:41:60 24 3-3-2-5

6 5 B Prebble C Fownes 8 125 88 20 1.50 1:41:60 9.8 4-6-7-6

7 4 DORDENMA F Coetzee C H Yip 3 125 88 33 2 1:41:70 3.9 6-5-4-7

8 11 DIAMOND ERA H W Lai K L Man 5 113 76 -22 2-1/4 1:41:80 20 8-7-9-8

9 2 M Guyon P O'Sullivan 6 130 93 -31 3.50 1:41:90 68 7-8-6-9

10 1 SOUNDS BEST E Saint-Martin J Moore 1 132 95 11 4-3/4 1:42:10 9.7 9-9-11-10

11 8 CIRCULAR MACHINE G Boss C S Shum 9 121 84 45 6-1/2 1:42:40 22 2-1-1-11

Steward Report Predict Pace Map
TOM'S SIX and DORDENMA were slow to begin. After the 1600 Metres, SOUNDS BEST was steadied when racing tight inside DISGUISE. After the 800 Metres, CARRIZO CREEK got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of FOKINE while preventing DIAMOND ERA from shifting out. Making the turn at the 600 Metres, DORDENMA bumped the running rail when crowded for room inside ELFHELM. For some distance after the 200 Metres, SOCRATES had difficulty obtaining clear running. For a short distance after the 200 Metres, DORDENMA had difficulty obtaining clear running. Over the concluding stages, SOCRATES and DORDENMA raced tight inside FLUKE. As a result of this, SOCRATES became unbalanced and DORDENMA was not ridden out to the end of the race as it normally would be when being steadied away from the heels of FLUKE. G Boss (CIRCULAR MACHINE) explained he had been instructed to ride his mount in a forward position if possible as it was anticipated the race would be run at a slow tempo. He said accordingly he rode forward in the early stages and when he was unable to obtain a position with cover, he allowed CIRCULAR MACHINE to continue on to cross and race on the rail in the lead. He said CIRCULAR MACHINE ran the race at a tempo to suit itself, however, after entering the Straight failed to respond to his riding, gave ground and was most disappointing. He was not able to offer any explanation for the manner in which CIRCULAR MACHINE finished its race off other than to say he does believe whilst the horse dictated the tempo of tonight’s race, it is better suited when being ridden with cover. SOUNDS BEST and CIRCULAR MACHINE were sent for an official veterinary inspection. A veterinary inspection of SOUNDS BEST and CIRCULAR MACHINE after the race did not show any significant findings. DORDENMA, ELFHELM and DISGUISE were sent for sampling.


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