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Race Results:

18 September 2011 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 10 - CONGHUA HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - A+3
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09.9
Sectional Time: 24.19 22.88 22.89

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12PIZZAZZ (L145)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan791292016101:09.913-12-125.47 22.32 22.17
27LUCKY FOLLOW ME (L070)W. M. LaiC. S. Shum67118112041.751:10.26-6-224.51 22.88 22.84
36THE WAND (M265)D. WhyteJohn Size731264.25.21421:10.38-9-324.75 22.76 22.79
411CITY KING (M304)K. C. NgC. H. Yip63106619982.251:10.39-10-424.83 22.80 22.69
512FLYING CHAPARRAL (M245)Y. T. ChengNg Bik-kuen611122312112.501:10.34-4-524.51 22.76 23.09
69SADDLERS LODGE (L406)B. PrebbleS. Woods651189.57.832.501:10.310-8-624.91 22.56 22.90
73ALWAYS SOMETHING (K288)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz761271017531:10.412-11-725.31 22.44 22.67
88GOOD LUCK WIN (K004)G. CheyneP. F. Yiu65118142813.751:10.57-3-824.67 22.60 23.28
910BET ON ME (K376)H. W. LaiP. F. Yiu641158.76.8641:10.52-1-924.27 22.80 23.52
105TALLEY CLOSE (M280)T. ClarkA. T. Millard731264.93.324.751:10.75-7-1024.51 22.92 23.27
1114SHINING TREASURES (M209)J. LloydK. W. Lui61115303895.501:10.811-13-1125.11 22.68 23.03
124MASTER RIO (K188)O. DoleuzeK. L. Man73126333975.501:10.83-5-1224.35 22.92 23.57
131AFFLUENCE OF RAIN (L363)C. Y. HoC. Fownes801288.29.8135.501:10.814-14-1325.83 22.16 22.86
1413HIGH RETURN (K164)C. W. WongC. H. Yip611116399129.501:11.41-2-1424.19 22.92 24.38
Sire:Bertolini
Breed of the Winning Horse:PIZZAZZ
Dam:Endrita
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 165
place 2 41
7 54.5
6 20
quinella 2-7 1408
quinella place 2-7 404
2-6 191.5
6-7 221
tierce 2-7-6 18812
trio 2-6-7 2882
first 4 2-6-7-11 39201

Recap by phillip woo

Pizzazz was patiently ridden second from the rear and two deep, rounded the final bend with one wider out and finished off strongly to get up in the final 80m for the win. Lucky Follow Me travelled handy and keen in-between runners in sixth, pushed six wide soon after straightening and found one better in the dash to the line. The Wand was never better than three deep worse than midfield, circled the final bend with two wider out and ran on spiritedly late. City King settled behind midfield and two deep, straightened just behind and underneath The Wand, shifted to that one's outside at the 200m and finished full of running to hit the frame in fourth in a much-improved performance. Specked late, Flying Chaparral was posted deep in a prominent position, was under pressure five wide upon straightening and kept on one-paced over the final 100m. He's an improving runner and needs to be kept safe next time out. Saddlers Lodge was rated behind midfield on the fence, peeled off the fence four deep at the 300m and ran on one-paced over the last 100m with every chance. Always Something made his run third from the rear, was steadied five deep at the 200m and again 60m out and should have gone closer. Bet On Me held second on the fence behind the leader High Return, went to the lead soon after straightening and came up flat over the lat 100m. Talley Close travelled ahead of midfield, eased four deep upon straightening and only held his ground over the final 150m after the gap closed on him for a run at the 200m. Affluence Of Rain missed the start badly when rearing at the start and never was a threat.

Racing Incident Report

Race Ten: (028) - CONGHUA HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200 Meters Whilst in the Parade Ring, BET ON ME had its right front plate refitted.

BET ON ME was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

After being loaded, THE WAND became fractious.

Before being allowed to race again, THE WAND will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test.

TALLEY CLOSE and SADDLERS LODGE were crowded for room at the start between GOOD LUCK WIN and LUCKY FOLLOW ME, both of which shifted ground.

O Doleuze (MASTER RIO) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 1000 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of LUCKY FOLLOW ME, causing that horse to be checked and lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

O Doleuze was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 29 September 2011 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Happy Valley racemeeting on Wednesday, 21 September 2011.

SADDLERS LODGE had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.

ALWAYS SOMETHING was unable to obtain clear running until passing the 150 Metres.

W M Lai (LUCKY FOLLOW ME) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 100 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of ALWAYS SOMETHING, causing that horse to be checked and lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

W M Lai was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Sunday, 2 October 2011 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Sha Tin racemeeting next Sunday, 25 September 2011.

Throughout the race, FLYING CHAPARRAL travelled wide and without cover.

The Stewards deferred the declaration of weighed-in whilst they considered if AFFLUENCE OF RAIN had been afforded a fair start.

After viewing the official videos, it was ascertained that prior to the start being effected, AFFLUENCE OF RAIN reared on two occasions, then simultaneous to the start being effected, AFFLUENCE OF RAIN, which was being assisted by a gate attendant, again reared and lost a considerable amount of ground.

As the Stewards were of the belief that AFFLUENCE OF RAIN had not had an unfair start, the horse was deemed to be a runner.

Before being allowed to race again, AFFLUENCE OF RAIN will be required to perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial.

A veterinary inspection of AFFLUENCE OF RAIN after the race did not show any significant findings.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of TALLEY CLOSE, T Clark stated that he had ridden the horse in one piece of work in the lead up to todays race and that work, in his opinion, was good.

He said after being crowded for room at the start, his mount then travelled well in a forward position.

He said that at the entrance to the Straight he was obliged to shift TALLEY CLOSE in when disappointed for running between FLYING CHAPARRAL and LUCKY FOLLOW ME.

He added that after this TALLEY CLOSE obtained clear running albeit that the horse raced tight outside SADDLERS LODGE which was shifted out to obtain clear running.

He said however that TALLEY CLOSE was under pressure to maintain its position and, in his opinion, did not finish off the race.

He said he did note that at its only other start in Hong Kong, TALLEY CLOSE closed off the race well when ridden quietly, however, today from the better barrier it was decided to ride the horse in a more forward position.

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

TALLEY CLOSE, PIZZAZZ and LUCKY FOLLOW ME were sent for sampling.

GENERAL : 1.

The Stewards today questioned Trainer T W Leung regarding a report that HEALTHY FARM had its number cloth partly obscured during track work on 12 September 2011 which made it difficult for the horse to be identified.

Mr Leung was reminded of the Track Work Regulations which state that the number cloths of every horse must be clearly visible.

Mr Leung was advised that should a horse trained by him be presented in track work without its saddle cloth clearly showing, he may be penalised.

2.

14 September 2011 Happy Valley Racemeeting - Race 8 (18) The Stewards today afforded B Prebble the opportunity of explaining the disappointing performance of JUMBO GOLD.

He said that he had ridden the horse in track work in the lead up to this race and that track work was good, in his opinion.

He said JUMBO GOLD travelled well in the early stages and then was bumped by GURUS DREAM near the 500 Metres.

He said that after this JUMBO GOLD came off the bridle and despite being ridden along did not respond to his riding.

He said that consequently he was not able to hold ELITE SIXTY-SIX in in the early part of the Straight due to the manner in which JUMBO GOLD was travelling.

He added that although JUMBO GOLD was not beaten far, the horse was disappointing in its failure to close off the race.

3.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Happy Valley Racemeeting on 14 September 2011 Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of DR UNION, WELL DONE, MEGA CASTLE, FANTASTISCH, RAYS FAVOURITE, NOBLE TWINS, SPEARHEAD, BEAUTIFUL DREAMER, PROSPEROUS, CHINA GOOD, CHATER POWER, TEAM WORK, GREAT RENOWN, VIVA GUY, VINTAGE HUSSLER, HAPPY YEAH YEAH, SUPER PLUS, GREAT ACHIEVEMENT, VERY WELL, FLYING COLOURS and LONDON CHINA TOWN revealed no apparent abnormality.

SUMMARY : 1.

Withdrawal Race 3:ROCKET PROUD on 17.9.11 on veterinary advice.

2.

Riding Changes As Apprentice M L Yeung was indisposed, permission was given for the following riding substitutions on 16.9.11:-Race 1:J Lloyd on CHAMPION STARRace 4:M Chadwick on NOTUSRace 5:M Du Plessis on TELECOM TOP STARRace 6:C K Tong on AMITYSHIPRace 8:W M Lai on LUCKY BRAVORace 9:Apprentice C Y Ho on CENTURY SUPER STARRace 10:J Lloyd on SHINING TREASURES 3.

Reprimand Race 5:M Du Plessis (TELECOM TOP STAR) for shifting in for some distance approaching the 900 Metres.

4.

Warnings Race 5:Apprentice C Y Ho (PEPPERMINT) re the manner in which he rode his mount out to the end of the race.Race 6:C K Tong (AMITYSHIP) for shifting out over the concluding stages.K C Leung (CARTHAGE) for shifting in over the concluding stages.General:Trainer T W Leung re saddle cloths not clearly visible during track work.

5.

Suspensions Race 10:O Doleuze (MASTER RIO) careless riding near the 1000 Metres (22 - 29 September 2011 on which day he may resume race riding - 2 Hong Kong racedays).W M Lai (LUCKY FOLLOW ME) for careless riding near the 100 Metres (26 September 2011 - 2 October 2011 on which day he may resume race riding - 2 Hong Kong racedays).

6.

Stewards' Inquiry Race 10 7.

Bleeder Race 3:WIN EM ALL 8.

Stalls Tests Race 3:SMILING WATCHRace 6:SHIFACHI TRADITIONRace 7:BRAVE KIDRace 10:THE WAND 9.

Official Barrier Trial Race 10:AFFLUENCE OF RAIN 10.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 3:ROCKET PROUDRace 8:EL MORRO