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Race Results:

18 January 2012 - Happy Valley


Class 4 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.3
Sectional Time: 23.66 23.02 23.67

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19BRILLIANT ONE (G212)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung49120152731:10.310-10-124.58 22.98 22.79
25CHARMGOLD (K002)T. H. SoL. Ho5812616194SH1:10.36-5-224.02 23.10 23.25
312STAR SON (L111)C. K. TongC. W. Chang401121720611:10.59-9-324.30 23.06 23.16
47LUCKY NISTELROOY (L118)D. WhyteA. T. Millard501239.49.3101.751:10.63-3-423.78 23.14 23.72
510FIVE STARS HOTEL (M269)B. PrebbleD. Hall48121121152.251:10.712-12-524.78 22.94 22.99
61IMPECCABLE (L383)C. Y. HoP. F. Yiu60128108.5112.751:10.71-2-623.66 23.06 24.06
711REAL GENERAL (M086)M. Du PlessisC. H. Yip44117116.583.251:10.88-8-724.22 23.14 23.49
88SERENDIPITY (L394)Z. PurtonK. W. Lui501234.54.173.501:10.85-6-824.02 23.14 23.72
93PAR EXCELLENCE (K020)J. LloydD. Ferraris591326.99.2141:11.04-4-923.98 23.10 23.92
102HOME WITH GLORY (L171)B. DoyleT. W. Leung591322846124.501:11.011-11-1024.70 22.90 23.47
116DIAMOND RAINBOW (L079)O. DoleuzeK. L. Man571306.78.794.501:11.02-1-1123.78 22.90 24.39
124BONDI LAD (K121)T. AnglandC. S. Shum581319.38.3251:11.17-7-1224.18 23.10 23.86
Breed of the Winning Horse:BRILLIANT ONE
Dam:Fancy Halo
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 270.5
place 9 56.5
5 59
12 46
quinella 5-9 1811.5
quinella place 5-9 490
9-12 534.5
5-12 459.5
tierce 9-5-12 48066
trio 5-9-12 3634
first 4 5-7-9-12 19006

Recap by phillip woo

Brilliant One was patiently ridden third from the rear and one off the fence, was a bit tight for room while straightening five wide and let down well to collar Charmgold in the final 20m to land one for the ages. Charmgold worked to the lead 100m out and couldn't hold the winner. Star Son finished off nicely to add further value to the tierce. Lucky Nistelrooy slotted nicely in third and one off the rails after crossing from gate 10, rallied three wide upon straightening and whacked on one-paced to fill the frame in fourth with money coming on late. Five Stars well to pick up some prize money. Impeccable was posted deep in a battle for the front with Diamond Rainbow, narrowly hit the lead three deep at the 250m and gave way 100m out. Punted late, Real General only passed beaten runners late. Favourite Serendipity was cast three deep in the run in fifth, swung the final bend with three wider out and only held his ground over the last 150m. Par Excellence settled fourth along the fence, straightened two deep and kept on evenly over the final 200m with every conceivable chance. Diamond Rainbow held the rails in a battle for the lead through good fractions, straightened narrowly on top and was stopping 150m out. Bondi Lad enjoyed a rails run in midfield, peeled four wide upon straightening and was struggling over the final 150m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (325) - CANAL HANDICAP (Sec 1) - Class 4 - 1200 Meters From the outside barrier, HOME WITH GLORY was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Shortly after the start, FIVE STARS HOTEL was steadied when crowded for room between CHARMGOLD and STAR SON which shifted in after being bumped by SERENDIPITY.

Approaching the 1100 Metres, REAL GENERAL shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of DIAMOND RAINBOW, causing both horses to become unbalanced.

Near the 1000 Metres, LUCKY NISTELROOY momentarily raced in restricted room between DIAMOND RAINBOW and IMPECCABLE.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, PAR EXCELLENCE was momentarily crowded for room inside LUCKY NISTELROOY which got its head on the side and shifted in slightly.

At the same point, BONDI LAD was crowded for room inside CHARMGOLD which got its head on the side and shifted in away from SERENDIPITY.

Also making the turn after the 600 Metres, REAL GENERAL got its head on the side and lay out.

Near the 250 Metres, BRILLIANT ONE and STAR SON raced tight as BRILLIANT ONE shifted out to obtain clear running.

Near the 150 Metres, STAR SON was shifted out away from the heels of CHARMGOLD when disappointed for running between that horse and BRILLIANT ONE.

When questioned, B Prebble (FIVE STARS HOTEL) stated that approaching the first turn he had the opportunity to improve to be racing to the inside of BRILLIANT ONE.

He said however that he felt he would have had to ride FIVE STARS HOTEL along at this stage to establish running to the inside of that horse.

He said as FIVE STARS HOTEL is a big awkward horse, he was reluctant to ride his mount along at this stage, rather he elected to keep FIVE STARS HOTEL balanced rounding the turn.

He added however that at this time HOME WITH GLORY lay in on FIVE STARS HOTEL which resulted in the horse becoming unbalanced.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SERENDIPITY, Z Purton stated that after being left racing wide and without cover after the 700 Metres, SERENDIPITY raced greenly and shifted ground on a number of occasions, in particular rounding the Home Turn and again near the 150 Metres.

He said, in his opinion, SERENDIPITY is an inexperienced horse which had difficulty coping with the circumstances of tonights race.

A veterinary inspection of PAR EXCELLENCE, DIAMOND RAINBOW and SERENDIPITY after the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of BONDI LAD after the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea and also that it had lost its right front plate.

Before being allowed to race again, BONDI LAD will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

SERENDIPITY, BRILLIANT ONE and CHARMGOLD were sent for sampling.