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14 September 2011 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - STANLEY HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1650M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.7
Sectional Time: 27.58 24.38 25.20 24.56

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
111RAY'S FAVOURITE (L045)Y. T. ChengNg Bik-kuen241171110121:41.72-1-1-151.96 25.20 24.56
212NOBLE TWINS (H257)K. C. LeungY. S. Tsui211131920102.251:42.07-7-8-252.84 25.28 23.94
33FANTASTISCH (K017)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson371323.34.573.501:42.26-5-5-352.52 25.28 24.49
45DAILY DOUBLE (K043)B. DoyleT. W. Leung331281417113.751:42.38-8-7-452.92 25.04 24.36
58BEAUTIFUL CHOICE (H130)T. H. SoC. S. Shum291199.61085.751:42.65-2-2-552.12 25.24 25.27
64ICE FIRE (J272)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung351283428261:42.69-9-10-653.08 25.28 24.30
71AMAZING VENTURE (J039)C. Y. HoD. Ferraris38128119.2361:42.711-12-12-753.36 25.24 24.10
810MEDIC CHAMPION (M054)D. WhyteP. O'Sullivan251208.45.616.501:42.74-6-6-852.56 25.36 24.82
92SABINA (K169)T. AnglandA. Lee38133151856.751:42.710-10-9-953.16 25.00 24.62
109ROCKET AND GOLD (H015)B. PrebbleC. H. Yip291245.15.798.251:43.012-11-11-1053.36 25.08 24.60
116SONOFTHEWEST (L063)M. Du PlessisA. Schutz30125138.4410.501:43.41-3-4-1152.24 25.40 25.78
127AIPODER IMAGE (J031)H. W. LaiL. Ho291223343619.251:44.83-4-3-1252.32 25.32 27.17
Sire:Strategic Image
Breed of the Winning Horse:RAY'S FAVOURITE
Dam:Katie
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 11 103.5
place 11 27
12 64.5
3 17.5
quinella 11-12 857
quinella place 11-12 270.5
3-11 92.5
3-12 162.5
tierce 11-12-3 12404
trio 3-11-12 1900
first 4 3-5-11-12 3654

Recap by phillip woo

Horses changing stables during the off-season came home one-two-three. Ray's Favourite kept going forward from a wide gate to eventually head the field at the 1,100m, straightened nearly two lengths on top and pulled clear over the final 200m for a handy first win. Noble Twins finished nicely to get up for second. Favourite Fantastisch travelled ahead of midfield and two deep, rallied five wide at the head of the straight and just got home ahead of Daily Double for a placing. The latter travelled to the outside of Noble Twins, rounded the final bend six deep and ran on with some purpose to just miss a placing. Punted late, Beautiful Choice gave way over the last 100m. Amazing Venture pushed widest out at the 300m and passed beaten runners without threatening. Medic Champion saved ground along the inside in midfield, straightened two off the fence and came up flat over the last 150m. Rocket And Gold travelled to the outside and just ahead of Amazing Venture at the rear, rounded the final bend widest out and never did fire in a disappointing effort. Sonofthewest was hustled early to lead before assuming the sit passing the 1,200m, straightened along the inside and was stopping badly at the 150m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (012) - STANLEY HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1650 Meters AIPODER IMAGE began awkwardly.

Shortly after the start, DAILY DOUBLE raced tight inside RAYS FAVOURITE which got its head on the side and shifted in momentarily.

BEAUTIFUL CHOICE raced wide and without cover until near the 800 Metres when it was able to shift in to a position to race outside RAYS FAVOURITE.

O Doleuze (FANTASTISCH) was warned for using the whip in the forehand manner down the horses shoulder over the concluding stages.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SONOFTHEWEST, M Du Plessis stated that he had ridden the horse in a trial on 31 August 2011 and, in his opinion, this trial was only fair.

He said he had intended to lead on SONOFTHEWEST tonight, however, when RAYS FAVOURITE was intent on being ridden into the lead, he believed he would have had to make too much use of SONOFTHEWEST to maintain its position inside of that horse, therefore he allowed RAYS FAVOURITE to cross his mount.

He added that after this SONOFTHEWEST travelled only fairly and in the Straight when placed under pressure was disappointing in the manner in which it weakened out of the event.

He did note that SONOFTHEWESTs best form had been towards the back end of last season and he felt that SONOFTHEWEST may improve with racing.

A veterinary inspection of SONOFTHEWEST after the race did not show any significant findings.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of ROCKET AND GOLD, B Prebble stated that after having been instructed to ride his mount quietly in the early stages, ROCKET AND GOLD became unbalanced after being bumped on a number of occasions by AMAZING VENTURE.

He said after making contact with AMAZING VENTURE, ROCKET AND GOLD appeared to him to lose interest in the race and as far out as 1000 Metres from the finish he had concerns as to whether ROCKET AND GOLD would finish off its race.

He said after shifting out into clear running rounding the Home Turn, ROCKET AND GOLD did not finish off the race.

A veterinary inspection of ROCKET AND GOLD after the race did not show any significant findings.

FANTASTISCH, RAYS FAVOURITE and NOBLE TWINS were sent for sampling.