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Race Results:

23 November 2011 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - STIRLING HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1000M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57.8
Sectional Time: 12.92 21.52 23.45

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13GOOD SMILE (K360)G. MosseL. Ho371305.3410:57.82-2-112.96 21.64 23.29
29RACING LEGEND (K390)B. PrebbleD. Hall341279.86.16SH0:57.98-7-213.36 21.80 22.74
31GRACYTOM (L408)C. Y. HoC. Fownes40128115111.250:58.011-11-313.60 22.08 22.40
410FAIRY DRAGON (L018)Y. T. ChengC. S. Shum291205.96.9121.500:58.11-1-412.92 21.52 23.68
54VICTORY GENERAL (L396)M. Du PlessisP. O'Sullivan37130282981.750:58.14-6-513.00 22.08 23.10
65BINGO BINGO (L196)N. CallanD. Cruz361292742520:58.26-4-613.20 21.76 23.26
712TYCOON TAYLOR (H288)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung181112763330:58.37-9-713.32 22.12 22.91
86YOUNG SUPREME (L074)K. C. LeungT. W. Leung3012017201030:58.312-12-813.72 22.00 22.66
92JOYFUL JOYFUL (K284)M. L. YeungA. Lee381268.21273.500:58.49-8-913.40 21.88 23.17
1011GOLD JOINT (K394)M. ChadwickA. T. Millard281195.18.6460:58.810-10-1013.52 21.96 23.35
118MOUNT SURPLUS (H122)H. W. LaiK. W. Lui351269.61129.250:59.33-3-1112.96 21.76 24.65
127MERRY TOWKAY (M145)K. C. NgC. H. Yip351181321910.750:59.65-5-1213.08 21.92 24.61
Sire:Zorro's Lad
Breed of the Winning Horse:GOOD SMILE
Dam:Malvern Lass
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 40
place 3 16.5
9 25.5
1 27
quinella 3-9 110
quinella place 3-9 51.5
1-3 84.5
1-9 101.5
tierce 3-9-1 1717
trio 1-3-9 411
first 4 1-3-9-10 575

Recap by phillip woo

Firming favourite, Good Smile tracked the speed in second on the fence, stuck to the inside upon straightening, wore down Fairy Dragon to hit the lead 100m out and kept on gamely to just hold for a maiden win at his 18th start. Racing Legend settled behind midfield and just off the rails, straightened two deep, shifted further into the clear at the 120m and finished well to make it a bob of heads at the line with the drop in grade and stable change. He looks capable of winning at this level. Punted late, Gracytom made his run second from the rear and two deep, was still last and widest out at the 200m and flashed home nicely to figure in the placings. Fairy Dragon punched forward from the widest gate to lead at the 800m, straightened a length and a half on top and was tipped off in the shadows of the post for third with late-punter support. Victory General travelled ahead of midfield and two deep, rounded the final bend six wide and ran on well, before peaking 50m out. Tycoon Taylor travelled fourth from the rear, straightened nearest the inside and made some ground late without threatening. Young Supreme made his run at the rear after blowing the start, pushed four wide at the 300m and was steadied 50m out when making a nice bid late. Joyful Joyful was caught three deep in midfield, straightened five wide, lay in under pressure and came up flat over the final 200m.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (185) - STIRLING HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1000 Meters FAST INTENTIONS was withdrawn on 22.11.11 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter YOUNG SUPREME (K C Leung).

Before being allowed to race again, FAST INTENTIONS will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

YOUNG SUPREME was crowded for room at the start between MERRY TOWKAY and GRACYTOM, both of which shifted ground.

After this, YOUNG SUPREME was taken across behind runners.

When being steadied near the 900 Metres to obtain cover, BINGO BINGO got its head up and raced ungenerously for a short distance.

Passing the 650 Metres, VICTORY GENERAL was steadied when momentarily crowded for room between MOUNT SURPLUS and MERRY TOWKAY which shifted in away from the heels of FAIRY DRAGON.

After the 600 Metres, VICTORY GENERAL got its head on the side and lay out.

Rounding the Home Turn, JOYFUL JOYFUL got its head on the side and shifted out and then in the early part of the Straight was shifted out away from the heels of BINGO BINGO.

After the 200 Metres, RACING LEGEND shifted out and bumped BINGO BINGO, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced.

YOUNG SUPREME, which was following, was steadied out away from the heels of BINGO BINGO in consequence.

After this, RACING LEGEND was shifted out around the heels of FAIRY DRAGON which itself was shifting ground, resulting in BINGO BINGO being carried out.

YOUNG SUPREME, which was positioned to the outside of the heels of BINGO BINGO, was hampered in consequence and over the concluding stages was not able to be ridden out when racing behind BINGO BINGO and VICTORY GENERAL.

Throughout the race, MERRY TOWKAY travelled wide and without cover.

After the race, M Chadwick (GOLD JOINT) reported that his mount hung out throughout the race.

A veterinary inspection of GOLD JOINT after the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm.

Before being allowed to race again, GOLD JOINT will be required to perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

A veterinary inspection of MOUNT SURPLUS after the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

Before being allowed to race again, MOUNT SURPLUS will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

GOLD JOINT, GOOD SMILE and RACING LEGEND were sent for sampling.