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Race Results:

9 November 2011 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 8 - NEW YORK HANDICAP

Class 2 - 1800M - A
Course: HV Rainy
Going: g/y
Finish Time: 1:51.5
Sectional Time: 13.53 22.73 26.62 24.30 24.35

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11HANDSOME ZULU (M024)T. H. SoL. Ho961278.41171:51.51-1-1-162.88 24.30 24.35
28HAPPY GUYS (L275)H. W. LaiP. F. Yiu85119212310SH1:51.53-2-2-263.08 24.54 23.94
312HOLLYWOOD KISS (M126)Y. T. ChengL. Ho82116111622.251:51.94-4-4-363.44 24.62 23.85
49OSVALDO (K075)Z. PurtonA. Schutz841206.55.6112.501:51.910-10-10-464.12 24.62 23.19
56BEAUTY TOUCH (N001)G. MosseA. S. Cruz861223.54.654.251:52.26-6-6-563.68 24.62 23.91
610EURO SWIFTLY (K091)T. AnglandK. L. Man831209.41094.501:52.29-9-9-663.96 24.58 23.69
711AMITYSHIP (K023)M. L. YeungP. F. Yiu821131012461:52.52-3-3-763.32 24.98 24.20
84SOVIET PEARL (K187)J. LloydP. O'Sullivan91127151986.751:52.611-11-11-864.16 24.74 23.70
92FULFIL A WISH (L235)D. WhyteJohn Size93129136.417.251:52.75-5-5-963.56 24.94 24.20
107JAMESINA (H290)T. ClarkD. Ferraris86122181469.251:53.08-8-8-1063.88 24.66 24.47
113MARK UP (K247)B. PrebbleC. Fownes9212885.93101:53.17-7-7-1163.84 24.86 24.42
WD5BUSINESS AS USUAL (M057)D. BeadmanJ. Moore88124-----
Sire:Handsome Ransom
Breed of the Winning Horse:HANDSOME ZULU
Dam:Bionic Eagle
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 114.5
place 1 36
8 63.5
12 47.5
quinella 1-8 1273.5
quinella place 1-8 356
1-12 194
8-12 401.5
tierce 1-8-12 19233
trio 1-8-12 3289
first 4 1-8-9-12 5786

Recap by phillip woo

Handsome Zulu dropped anchor after crossing to lead from a middle gate passing the winner's arch for the first time, picked things up again at the 800m while slipping three lengths clear upon straightening, was stopping inside the final 100m, but established a big enough margin to narrowly hold off Happy Guys for the win with a step up to the 1,800m after three close mile performances. Happy Guys straightened three wide and was closing the margin late to make it interesting at the finish. Hollywood Kiss kept up a nice gallop to just hold the sustained run of Osvaldo for third in a pace oriented race. Osvaldo bided his time second from the rear and two-to-three deep, swung the final bend with two wider out and was finishing best of all late down the middle of the track. He won't be far off a win. Favourite Beauty Flash came up one-paced over the final 100m with a course change to Happy Valley. Euro Swiftly made his run third from the rear and near the inside, hit the straight with one wider out, loomed a place chance before peaking 100m out with a step up in grade. Amityship took up the box-seat run after jumping well, straightened three deep and kept on only evenly over the final 200m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (156) - NEW YORK HANDICAP - Class 2 - 1800 Meters BUSINESS AS USUAL was withdrawn on 8.11.11 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (blood abnormality).

Before being allowed to race again, BUSINESS AS USUAL will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

BEAUTY TOUCH was slow to begin.

Approaching the 1200 Metres, FULFIL A WISH shifted out marginally when being checked away from the heels of AMITYSHIP.

A short distance later, MARK UP, which improved to be racing tight to the inside of FULFIL A WISH, was checked when FULFIL A WISH shifted back in.

As the Stewards were of the view that there was no rider error involved in this incident, no further action was taken.

EURO SWIFTLY, which was following, was checked away from the heels of MARK UP and shifted out, resulting in JAMESINA, which was proving difficult to settle, being taken wider.

After this, JAMESINA was left racing wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of FULFIL A WISH, D Whyte stated that his mount was travelling comfortably in the early stages but became unbalanced near the 1200 Metres when being checked away from the heels of AMITYSHIP.

He said after this FULFIL A WISH travelled only fairly and in the Straight finished off the race only one-paced.

He said that, in his opinion, FULFIL A WISH may not have seen out the 1800 Metres of tonight's race at its first time of asking.

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

B Prebble reported that MARK UP over-raced in the early and middle stages and when the pace quickened after the 600 Metres was not able to sprint with the rest of the field.

He said MARK UP's disappointing performance tonight could be attributed to the fact that it travelled too keenly in the early and middle stages.

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

When questioned regarding the tactics adopted on HOLLYWOOD KISS, Y T Cheng stated that it was explained to him by Mr L Ho, the trainer of HOLLYWOOD KISS, that the owner had asked for the horse to be ridden in the box seat rather than in the lead.

He said he was therefore instructed to ride the horse behind the speed if possible.

Mr Ho will be interviewed prior to the Sha Tin racemeeting to be conducted on Sunday, 13 November 2011 in respect of this matter.

BEAUTY TOUCH, HANDSOME ZULU and HAPPY GUYS were sent for sampling.

GENERAL : 1.

The following horse was replated in the saddling stalls:-Race 2:TRACK LIGHTNING (right hind) 2.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 5 November 2011 Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of SUPER GOODIES, SOLAR GREAT, EASY GOLD, HUMONGUS, JADE CHRISTY, LIFELINE ELITE, SUISSE D'OR, GOLDEN TREASURE, SHINY DAY, MIGHTY K, GLORIOUS DAYS, VIVA FREEDOM, GREEN ZONE, WHAT A HEART, ARRIVED AHEAD, SPACE RACE, HEAR THE ROAR, SUMMER DASH, VOILE ROUGE, KING OF REASON and MILITARY MOVE revealed no apparent abnormality.

3.

Racing Laboratory tests of FIVE STARS HOTEL, GLORY HORSIE, REGAL ARMY, MEDIC FORTUNE, SUPER PEPPER, SUGAR ON TOP, BEST ELEVEN, HAPPY FOREVER, SMART GIANT, JAMESINA, B CHOICE, CITY KING, LUCKY WARRIOR, FLYING CHAPARRAL, DIVIDEND CHAMPION, JOLLY FINE, BEST CITY, TAKEANOTHERCHANCE, TIME AFTER TIME, GURUS DREAM, CROWN WITNESS, ENTRAPMENT, RICH UNICORN, LITTLE BRIDGE, SICHUAN SUCCESS, CALIFORNIA MEMORY, XTENSION, NEW VISION and EASY WINNER (30.10.11) proved negative.

SUMMARY : 1.

Withdrawals Race 4:MOCHI on 7.11.11 on veterinary advice.Race 8:BUSINESS AS USUAL on 8.11.11 on veterinary advice.

2.

Warning Race 2:Apprentice T H So (NOVEL START) re his riding in the early and middle stages.

3.

Suspensions Race 2:J Lloyd (STAR SON) for careless riding approaching the 50 Metres (28 November 2011 - 5 December 2011 on which day he may resume race riding - 2 Hong Kong racedays).Race 3:T Angland (SNITZEL KID) for careless riding near the 100 Metres (28 November 2011 - 5 December 2011 on which day he may resume race riding - 2 Hong Kong racedays).

4.

Official Barrier Trials Race 5:LAGO EXPRESSBILLION GAINS 5.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 4:MOCHISHAREMA FEELINGRace 8:BUSINESS AS USUAL