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Race Results:

14 December 2011 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - UN CHAU HANDICAP

Class 5 - 2200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 2:19.5
Sectional Time: 14.11 23.64 26.14 26.45 25.30 23.95

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
111SABINA (K169)B. PrebbleA. Lee32126111062:19.58-8-1-190.34 25.30 23.95
24INDUSTRIAL LEGEND (L186)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip351297.68.343.502:20.14-5-6-291.22 25.10 23.82
39MEDIC CHAMPION (M054)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan20113101054.252:20.22-3-3-390.98 25.14 24.16
43GREEN GLORY (J177)G. MosseA. S. Cruz35129141995.752:20.510-6-4-491.22 24.90 24.39
510KUNG HEI FAT CHOI (L157)M. Du PlessisR. Gibson191136.33.2162:20.55-4-8-591.34 25.10 24.13
67KING GALILEO (L028)T. ClarkA. Schutz251196.58.7116.752:20.69-11-7-691.46 24.90 24.30
71MIRAGE R (M055)D. BeadmanC. S. Shum39133111177.502:20.86-7-9-791.46 25.14 24.20
85BULB TREASURE (H048)M. L. YeungNg Ting-keung331221845107.752:20.83-1-2-890.66 25.26 24.92
96NOBLE FLIER (L142)D. WhyteD. Cruz301246.78.9311.252:21.47-6-10-991.74 24.90 24.76
1012MR SPEEDY (M183)Y. T. ChengNg Bik-kuen181137.58.5212.502:21.51-2-5-1091.10 25.14 25.35
112ZEPHYRUS (H285)C. Y. HoA. T. Millard3912816158132:21.612-9-11-1191.98 24.94 24.76
128FANTASTIC GUY (H025)H. W. LaiK. W. Lui20112244812162:22.411-12-12-1292.58 25.02 24.87
Sire:Keeper
Breed of the Winning Horse:SABINA
Dam:J'abeel
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 11 104
place 11 30.5
4 27.5
9 31
quinella 4-11 551.5
quinella place 4-11 171
9-11 164.5
4-9 143
tierce 11-4-9 8129
trio 4-9-11 1331
first 4 3-4-9-11 4504

Recap by phillip woo

Drifting late in the betting, Sabina was rated behind midfield and two deep, before taking off behind a dawdling pace to lead passing the 1,100m, straightened four lengths on top and came home clearly on top. Industrial Legend was well rated in fifth and one off the fence, worked to second three deep at the 150m and staved off Medic Champion for second. Medic Champion sat outside the speed in second, hit the straight five wide and kept on gamely for third. Green Glory made a steady bid late without threatening the placegetters. Plunged late to start favourite, Kung Hei Fat Choi whacked on one-paced without menacing. Early favourite King Galileo rounded the final bend with one wider out and only held his ground in the stretch drive. Mirage R travelled in midfield and two deep, rounded the final bend five wide and kept on evenly without ever menacing with a drop in grade and step up in trip. Noble Flier settled on the rails in midfield, peeled widest out upon straightening and never did fire in a disappointing effort. Mr Speedy led early before handing up to Bulb Treasure and enjoying the box-seat run at the 1,600m, came under pressuring soon after straightening and failed to see out the trip. Zephyrus recovered after badly missing the start to settle fourth from the rear and along the rails, but had little to offer in the straight drive, despite the drop in grade.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (240) - UN CHAU HANDICAP - Class 5 - 2200 Meters NOBLE TWINS was withdrawn on 13.12.11 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (swollen and sore both front legs) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter SABINA (B Prebble).

Before being allowed to race again, NOBLE TWINS will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

On arrival at the Start, it was noted that MEDIC CHAMPION had blood present at the mouth.

An examination by the Veterinary Officer of MEDIC CHAMPION passed that horse as suitable to race.

ZEPHYRUS was very slow to begin.

Passing the 2000 Metres, ZEPHYRUS was momentarily crowded for room inside GREEN GLORY.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, ZEPHYRUS shifted in and made contact with the running rail.

For some distance after the 1400 Metres, MR SPEEDY raced keenly and was steadied away from the heels of BULB TREASURE when awkwardly placed behind that horse.

Near the 1200 Metres, ZEPHYRUS was checked away from the heels of NOBLE FLIER which itself was awkwardly placed close to the heels of KUNG HEI FAT CHOI.

After this, ZEPHYRUS commenced to race keenly and was checked away from the heels of MIRAGE R for some distance.

Near the 1000 Metres, ZEPHYRUS had to be severely checked away from the heels of MIRAGE R after improving to the inside of that horse where there was insufficient room.

FANTASTIC GUY, which was following, was checked away from the heels of ZEPHYRUS, struck the heels of that horse and blundered badly.

Also approaching the 1000 Metres, KUNG HEI FAT CHOI became unbalanced when being checked away from the heels of MR SPEEDY.

Apprentice C Y Ho (ZEPHYRUS) was reprimanded for using the whip excessively on the horse which was out of contention.

When questioned, M Du Plessis (KUNG HEI FAT CHOI) stated that passing the 900 Metres he was following MR SPEEDY and racing to the inside of INDUSTRIAL LEGEND.

He said prior to the 800 Metres INDUSTRIAL LEGEND shifted out slightly away from the heels of MEDIC CHAMPION.

He said at this time KUNG HEI FAT CHOI was racing in the order of a half to three quarters of a length behind INDUSTRIAL LEGEND.

He said he did give consideration to shifting out from behind MR SPEEDY and attempting to avail himself of the tight run that had become available between INDUSTRIAL LEGEND and MR SPEEDY, however, he did not shift his horse out at this time because he felt that INDUSTRIAL LEGEND would shift back in to follow MEDIC CHAMPION which would result in interference to his horse.

He added that after the 800 Metres INDUSTRIAL LEGEND did shift back in to be racing behind MEDIC CHAMPION and although the horse shifted out momentarily after the 700 Metres, once again he did not believe he was able to improve into the run between MR SPEEDY and INDUSTRIAL LEGEND as he felt that INDUSTRIAL LEGEND would be shifted back in to a one-off position which ultimately it was after the 600 Metres.

M Du Plessis was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, wherever possible, he should position his horse in such a manner so as to avail himself of runs as they present themselves.

A veterinary inspection of NOBLE FLIER and MR SPEEDY after the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of FANTASTIC GUY after the race did not show any significant findings other than the horse had sustained a mild abrasion to the right front pastern.

KING HEI FAT CHOI, SABINA and INDUSTRIAL LEGEND were sent for sampling.