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Race Results:

4 January 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 7 - CONNAUGHT HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1650M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.1
Sectional Time: 27.28 24.80 24.73 24.35

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
17DELTA HEDGE (M373)D. BeadmanJohn Size6712091371:41.16-7-5-152.84 24.49 23.83
211SUNNY MORE (M150)C. Y. HoJ. Moore63112108101.251:41.32-3-4-252.40 24.81 24.16
312TRAVEL GUIDE (K101)K. C. NgC. H. Yip63106154.121.501:41.310-10-9-353.32 24.49 23.58
43SUPER TIGER (M365)T. AnglandD. Hall751287.47.192.751:41.69-9-10-453.20 24.73 23.68
52NOBLE DELUXE (M063)T. H. SoL. Ho761246.45.713.501:41.74-4-3-552.48 24.65 24.60
68VERY WELL (M161)B. DoyleT. W. Leung671205.65.5114.251:41.812-12-12-653.72 24.45 23.66
76SLEEP WELL (K036)W. M. LaiA. T. Millard68119121844.751:41.911-11-11-753.48 24.57 23.86
810PRIVATE ROAD (K189)T. ClarkC. Fownes64117112585.501:42.07-2-2-852.20 24.81 25.02
95PUBLIC FIGURE (K322)Z. PurtonA. Lee68121143765.501:42.03-6-7-952.68 24.97 24.39
104MY GOAL (J131)Y. T. ChengNg Bik-kuen731249.71435.501:42.01-1-1-1052.08 24.73 25.25
129HO WONGCHOY (K275)M. GuyonA. Schutz641171415510.751:42.95-8-8-1252.92 24.85 25.13
Sire:Castledale
Breed of the Winning Horse:DELTA HEDGE
Dam:Summer Classic
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 7 138
place 7 41
11 27.5
12 22.5
quinella 7-11 684.5
quinella place 7-11 241.5
7-12 168.5
11-12 83.5
tierce 7-11-12 8523
trio 7-11-12 1639
first 4 3-7-11-12 2286

Recap by phillip woo

Drifting in the market, Delta Hedge was nicely rated ahead of midfield and on the rails, rounded the final bend four deep and quickened nicely to take control 100m out for the win at his second local start. Sunny More was caught three deep challenging for the speed early on, before settling second behind My Goal at the 1,200m, was back to fourth and one off at the 800m, rallied five wide upon straightening and kept on gamely to hold second. Plunged late to jump favourite, Travel Guide travelled third last along the rails after breaking in the air, stayed to the inside upon straightening and finished up fairly well off the light-weight to make it very close for second. Super Tiger getting going nicely late to get up for fourth prize money. Noble Deluxe kept on one-paced over the final 100m with every opportunity. Early favourite Very Well made his run at the rear from a wide gate, pushed widest out upon straightening and made progress late without threatening. Sleep Well made his run second from the rear and along the rails after missing the kick, straightened one off the fence and was running on late without menacing. Private Road cornered in three deep and was giving ground 150m out. My Goal went a good clip early on on the speed, still held a length margin at the 200m, but was running on empty at the 100m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (294) - CONNAUGHT HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1650 Meters Shortly after the start, SLEEP WELL got its head up on a number of occasions and raced ungenerously.

This resulted in SLEEP WELL losing ground.

In the early stages, PRIVATE ROAD was left racing wide and without cover and after the 1100 Metres was allowed to stride into a more forward position.

After the 900 Metres, GREAT ACHIEVEMENT was left racing wide and without cover.

Near the 450 Metres, HO WONGCHOY was steadied away from the heels of PUBLIC FIGURE which shifted out.

Over the concluding stages, SUNNY MORE raced close to the heels of DELTA HEDGE.

When questioned, Apprentice K C Ng stated that he had been instructed to obtain a forward position on TRAVEL GUIDE and then to ensure that it travelled comfortably during the race.

He said as the start was effected TRAVEL GUIDE bounded in the air, resulting in him becoming unbalanced and then shortly after the start TRAVEL GUIDE stumbled after being bumped by NOBLE DELUXE which shifted out.

He said approaching the winning post on the first occasion he was obliged to ease TRAVEL GUIDE when he was not able to maintain his position between NOBLE DELUXE and DELTA HEDGE which shifted in.

He said passing the winning post on the first occasion TRAVEL GUIDE was momentarily crowded for room inside DELTA HEDGE which was then able to shift in to a position on the fence after the 1300 Metres.

He said passing the 1000 Metres TRAVEL GUIDE was racing behind DELTA HEDGE, however, after this DELTA HEDGE was able to improve its position and established a margin between itself and TRAVEL GUIDE.

He said as he had been instructed to ensure that TRAVEL GUIDE was travelling comfortably, he was reluctant to ride the horse along at this stage to maintain its position behind DELTA HEDGE.

He added that travelling along the Back Straight DELTA HEDGE continued to race some lengths ahead of TRAVEL GUIDE and then passing the 500 Metres he rode TRAVEL GUIDE along in an endeavour to improve its position.

He said TRAVEL GUIDE made ground quickly when racing on the fence and then closed off the race well when placed under pressure in the Straight.

Apprentice Ng was advised that the Stewards would afford Mr C H Yip, the trainer of TRAVEL GUIDE, who had left the course the opportunity to view the video and comment on Apprentice Ngs ride before they conclude the matter, however, in the meantime Apprentice Ng was advised that his riding of TRAVEL GUIDE after the 1000 Metres had lacked judgement and initiative in that he had failed to maintain his position behind DELTA HEDGE.

He was also advised that his riding of the horse had come under notice and that he must at all times ensure that he rides his mounts in such a manner which is not open to query.

A veterinary inspection of HO WONGCHOY after the race did not show any significant findings.

TRAVEL GUIDE, DELTA HEDGE and SUNNY MORE were sent for sampling.