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Race Results:

14 December 2011 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - SO UK HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:11.1
Sectional Time: 23.84 23.14 24.13

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14GRACYTOM (L408)C. Y. HoC. Fownes391264.84.681:11.15-4-124.12 23.22 23.77
27DRAGON CHOICE (L338)J. LloydC. W. Chang36128255341.751:11.46-7-224.24 23.38 23.79
31FUN AND FAST (L177)Y. T. ChengL. Ho401305.94.122.751:11.512-12-324.76 23.34 23.47
411HEY HA MASTER (L208)O. DoleuzeK. L. Man311231212631:11.52-3-423.84 23.38 24.35
58BINGO BINGO (L196)M. L. YeungD. Cruz341211728531:11.54-5-524.00 23.46 24.12
62WELL DONE (L343)M. ChadwickA. T. Millard401303.64.5123.501:11.61-1-623.84 23.14 24.71
710PLANET (L029)D. BeadmanC. S. Shum331258.7634.251:11.77-9-724.28 23.46 24.04
86MEGABUCKS (J301)B. DoyleT. W. Leung39131112194.251:11.78-6-824.40 23.06 24.33
912RUN TO WIN (M133)M. BarzalonaY. S. Tsui261183372115.251:11.911-8-924.64 23.06 24.25
105HERO AND GOLD (K375)T. AnglandC. H. Yip39131161215.501:12.010-11-1024.52 23.42 24.07
119METREVELLI (M165)N. CallanD. Ferraris34126559977.251:12.29-10-1124.48 23.34 24.46
123CLASSIC FIGURE (L279)G. MosseA. Lee391311311107.251:12.23-2-1223.92 23.22 25.14
Sire:King's Best
Breed of the Winning Horse:GRACYTOM
Dam:Alikhlas
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 46.5
place 4 17.5
7 112
1 16
quinella 4-7 1463
quinella place 4-7 414.5
1-4 43.5
1-7 405.5
tierce 4-7-1 9874
trio 1-4-7 1636
first 4 1-4-7-11 3065

Recap by phillip woo

Gracytom rated nicely in fifth and one off the rails after breaking well from gate eight, swept to the lead five deep at the 150m and edge clear for a nice maiden success at his 11th start. Dragon Choice settled worse than midfield and two-to-three deep with cover, worked to second six wide at the 50m and kept on well to be a clear second at long odds. Favourite Fun And Fast was shuffled back to last at the 1,100m, rallied five wide upon straightening and ran on strongly to pip Hey Ha Master and Bingo Bingo in the dying stages for third with a drop in grade. Hey Ha Master enjoyed the box-seat run, straightened three deep and kept on well to just miss a placing in his course debut. Bingo Bingo saved ground midfield and on the rails, cornered in four deep and stayed on well to finish outside the placings. Well Done had to work to lead from an outside gate approaching the 700m, straightened nearly two lengths on top and was giving ground over the final 150m. Punted late, Planet settled behind midfield and one off the fence after breaking near the speed, stayed near the inside upon straightening and kept on evenly without quickening with a return to Happy Valley. Classic Figure was niggled to hold a position in second and one off the fence at the 600m, straightened three deep and was stopping 150m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (241) - SO UK HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1200 Meters METREVELLI began very awkwardly, shifted out and bumped GRACYTOM.

DRAGON CHOICE was crowded for room at the start between PLANET and BINGO BINGO which shifted in despite the efforts of its rider.

In this incident, DRAGON CHOICE and PLANET bumped, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced.

RUN TO WIN was crowded for room at the start between CLASSIC FIGURE and WELL DONE, both of which shifted ground.

In this incident, RUN TO WIN and WELL DONE made heavy contact, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced and RUN TO WIN shifting in and making heavy contact with CLASSIC FIGURE.

After this, RUN TO WIN was taken across behind runners.

Near the 1100 Metres, FUN AND FAST was severely checked when crowded for room between HERO AND GOLD and PLANET which at this time was hampered when taken in by BINGO BINGO (Apprentice M L Yeung) which shifted in despite the considerable efforts of its rider to prevent that horse from shifting ground.

As the Stewards were satisfied that Apprentice Yeung had made appropriate endeavours to prevent his mount from shifting in at this time, no action was taken.

In this incident, FUN AND FAST made contact with HERO AND GOLD, resulting in that horse becoming unbalanced.

Approaching the 1000 Metres, METREVELLI raced in restricted room between DRAGON CHOICE and GRACYTOM.

For some distance prior to and leaving the 800 Metres, DRAGON CHOICE, which was proving difficult to settle, was steadied away from the heels of GRACYTOM (Apprentice C Y Ho) which shifted in when not properly clear.

Apprentice Ho was severely reprimanded and advised to ensure that he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground in future.

After the 800 Metres, MEGABUCKS was left racing wide and without cover.

Rounding the Home Turn, HERO AND GOLD was steadied away from the heels of PLANET.

Near the 150 Metres, METREVELLI was checked away from the heels of CLASSIC FIGURE which shifted in marginally when giving ground.

Over the concluding stages, HERO AND GOLD was held up for clear running behind WELL DONE and inside PLANET.

Because of this, HERO AND GOLD was not fully tested in the run to the finishing line.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that PLANET had lost its right hind plate.

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

FUN AND FAST, GRACYTOM and DRAGON CHOICE were sent for sampling.