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4 January 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - THE HONG KONG CLUB CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP)

Class 3 - 1200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.5
Sectional Time: 23.80 23.28 23.44

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18HAPPY YEAH YEAH (M085)M. L. YeungA. Lee651187.59.611:10.53-3-124.00 23.36 23.16
21SUPER PLUS (J090)T. H. SoNg Bik-kuen771289.77.751.751:10.84-4-224.08 23.36 23.39
32TURF MAGIC (K307)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum731291514122.501:10.911-11-324.80 23.32 22.84
45XILAI XIANZI (N088)M. GuyonA. S. Cruz701262.32.522.751:10.97-5-424.28 23.32 23.39
512ALL FRIENDS (M374)K. C. LeungK. L. Man611142621651:11.39-9-524.56 23.32 23.43
611SUPREME TAIJI (L065)W. M. LaiA. T. Millard63117206.935.251:11.310-10-624.60 23.28 23.46
76KEEN MARIE (N123)M. Du PlessisY. S. Tsui671231113961:11.46-6-724.28 23.40 23.78
810OCEAN WIDE (J132)G. CheyneNg Ting-keung64120216846.501:11.51-1-823.80 23.28 24.49
93LOADS OF JOY (L088)K. C. NgK. W. Lui72118253887.251:11.62-2-923.88 23.36 24.45
107ELUSIVE PRINCE (M012)T. AnglandJohn Size651216.971081:11.78-8-1024.44 23.44 23.90
119SMART GUY (M377)Y. T. ChengL. Ho651193299119.751:12.012-12-1124.84 23.48 23.77
124MANY GAINS (J051)C. Y. HoC. Fownes701211820711.251:12.35-7-1224.24 23.48 24.60
Sire:Kashani
Breed of the Winning Horse:HAPPY YEAH YEAH
Dam:Glory March
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 96.5
place 8 28
1 20.5
2 40
quinella 1-8 359
quinella place 1-8 103.5
2-8 181
1-2 155
tierce 8-1-2 10615
trio 1-2-8 1413
first 4 1-2-5-8 964

Recap by phillip woo

Happy Yeah Yeah enjoyed the box-seat run behind the leader Ocean Wide, swept to the lead three deep at the 200m and drew clear for a handy win. Super Plus travelled one-out, one-back, rounded the final bend five wide and stayed on well to be a clear second. Turf Magic made his run at the rear from gate 12, swung the final bend with one wider out and finished up nicely with a move to the tongue-tie to gun down Xilai Xianzi in the final bound for third. Short-priced favourite Xilai Xianzi travelled three back and on the rails, shifted four deep soon after straightening and kept on one-paced with every chance. Specked at long odds, All Friends made his run fourth from the rear and two-to-three deep, straightened five wide and made some progress late without threatening. He's improving with racing and looks an interesting prospect with Class Four looming. Well-punted late, Supreme Taiji eventually made his run third from the rear after missing the jump and was getting going late near the inside without threatening. Keen Marie settled worse than midfield and two deep from an awkward gate, hit the final bend with two wider out and kept up a steady gallop late without threatening. Ocean Wide dictated the run and was fading out of things at the 250m. Elusive Prince was posted three deep with cover and behind midfield from gate 10, hit the straight widest out and never a factor.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (292) - THE HONG KONG CLUB CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP) - Class 3 - 1200 Meters On arrival at the Start, it was noted that MANY GAINS had lost its left front plate.

This plate was refitted.

MANY GAINS was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

SUPREME TAIJI stood flat-footed at the start and lost a considerable amount of ground.

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

HAPPY YEAH YEAH began awkwardly.

From wide barriers, SMART GUY and TURF MAGIC were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Passing the 900 Metres, XILAI XIANZI was crowded for room inside KEEN MARIE which itself was taken in by MANY GAINS (Apprentice C Y Ho) which shifted in.

Apprentice Ho was advised to ensure that he leaves sufficient racing room for runners to his inside in future.

Near the 850 Metres, ALL FRIENDS got its head on the side and shifted in and in doing so made contact with SUPREME TAIJI, causing both horses to become unbalanced.

After the 800 Metres, MANY GAINS was left racing wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

Shortly after entering the Straight, ALL FRIENDS was momentarily steadied away from the heels of XILAI XIANZI which shifted out to obtain clear running.

When questioned, T Angland stated that he had been instructed to ride ELUSIVE PRINCE in a forward position.

He said after beginning only fairly he rode his mount along in the early stages to take up a forward position as instructed.

He said however it soon became apparent that he would not be able to clear horses to his inside without having to make considerable use of ELUSIVE PRINCE, therefore he elected, after the 800 Metres, to shift ELUSIVE PRINCE in to obtain a position with cover behind MANY GAINS.

He added that had he not been able to clear horses to his inside, ELUSIVE PRINCE would have been required to travel very wide.

He said for these reasons ELUSIVE PRINCE raced further back tonight than had been intended.

He said after following MANY GAINS throughout the race, he shifted out from behind that horse approaching the 400 Metres as it was not taking him into the race as he would have wanted.

He said after making the Home Turn awkwardly ELUSIVE PRINCE finished off the race only fairly.

A veterinary inspection of ELUSIVE PRINCE after the race did not show any significant findings.

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

Before being allowed to race again, MANY GAINS will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

XILAI XIANZI, HAPPY YEAH YEAH and SUPER PLUS were sent for sampling.