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Race Results:

1 February 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 4 - SAU MAU PING HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.5
Sectional Time: 24.03 23.00 23.47

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16WIND DAMPER (K320)Z. PurtonP. F. Yiu531266.14.211:10.53-3-124.27 23.04 23.19
21BENEFACTOR (L332)K. C. NgNg Bik-kuen601236.36.58Nose1:10.52-1-224.03 23.00 23.47
37TEAM WORK (H276)M. GuyonY. S. Tsui521255.96.921.751:10.75-4-324.47 22.92 23.40
410GRACYTOM (L408)C. Y. HoC. Fownes47115101092.501:10.87-8-424.67 23.00 23.22
512CAGA SPIRIT (K287)Y. T. ChengC. H. Yip451169862.501:10.910-9-524.99 22.88 23.04
69QUANTUM EXPRESS (K166)O. DoleuzeK. W. Lui481213283122.751:10.911-10-625.03 22.84 23.06
73HOME WITH GLORY (L171)B. DoyleT. W. Leung5713014511031:10.99-7-724.75 22.88 23.34
82TURIN CHAMPION (M060)D. WhyteR. Gibson451188.18.573.751:11.16-6-824.55 23.08 23.48
95DANEWIN TIGER (L282)B. PrebbleA. Lee541277.13.9341:11.14-5-924.43 23.00 23.73
108LIFE OF BEAUTY (M022)G. MosseA. S. Cruz511241859117.501:11.712-12-1025.31 23.12 23.28
114WINNING ARCH (M288)G. CheyneA. T. Millard57130153448.751:11.81-2-1124.03 23.12 24.74
1211NATURAL FLAME (K016)T. ClarkK. L. Man4712026855101:12.18-11-1224.71 23.16 24.23
Sire:Stravinsky
Breed of the Winning Horse:WIND DAMPER
Dam:New Brew
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 42.5
place 6 19
1 24.5
7 19.5
quinella 1-6 209.5
quinella place 1-6 76
6-7 53
1-7 72
tierce 6-1-7 1701
trio 1-6-7 253
first 4 1-6-7-10 856

Recap by phillip woo

Wind Damper settled third along the rails, straightened four deep, ducked in under pressure while narrowly hitting the front at the 200m from Benefactor and had to out-duel that one to score a nose decision as the firming second choice. Benefactor pinged straight to the front from gate eight, was pestered at the 800m by Winning Arch, built a length advantage upon straightening and fought on bravely after being headed 200m out with a move to blinkers and 10-pound claim of Alvin Ng Ka-chun. Early favourite, Team Work had to steady from Wind Damper while straightening one off the fence and stuck to his guns to check home third best. Gracytom settled in midfield and two deep, rounded the final bend four wide and finished off well to just hold Caga Spirit for fourth. Quantum Express made his run second from the rear and near the inside, straightened three deep and was making some ground late without menacing. Home With Glory settled in midfield and along the rails after recovering from a slow break, cornered in four deep and made some ground early on in the straight, before coming up flat in the final 100m. Turin Champion was posted three deep without cover in midfield and never a factor in the straight drive. Fancied late to jump favourite, Danewin Tiger travelled fourth and one off the rails, rallied five wide upon straightening and gave ground over the final 200m in a disappointing performance.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (366) - SAU MAU PING HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200 Meters DISPATCHER was withdrawn on 30.1.12 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right hind foot abscess) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter TURIN CHAMPION.

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

WIND DAMPER and TEAM WORK bumped at the start.

From wide barriers, QUANTUM EXPRESS and LIFE OF BEAUTY were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Apprentice K C Ng (BENEFACTOR) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that shortly after the start he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of TURIN CHAMPION, causing that horse to be checked and lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled and CAGA SPIRIT, NATURAL FLAME and WINNING ARCH to all be crowded for room.

After this, NATURAL FLAME and CAGA SPIRIT were further steadied when crowded for room between TURIN CHAMPION and WINNING ARCH which shifted out away from the heels of BENEFACTOR.

Apprentice Ng was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 1 March 2012 on which day he may resume race riding (4 Hong Kong racedays).

This suspension shall commence on Thursday, 16 February 2012 on which day Apprentice Ng was due to resume race riding from a suspension incurred at the Sha Tin racemeeting last Sunday.

G Cheyne (WINNING ARCH) reported that after shifting in across to the outside of BENEFACTOR after the 1000 Metres, WINNING ARCH, with the blinkers added tonight, over-raced and he was not able to settle his mount for some distance in the middle stages.

Rounding the Home Turn, CAGA SPIRIT was awkwardly placed close to the heels of GRACYTOM.

At the entrance to the Straight, WINNING ARCH, which was commencing to give ground, was steadied away from the heels of WIND DAMPER which shifted in.

TEAM WORK, which was racing to the inside of WINNING ARCH, was inconvenienced when disappointed for running between that horse and BENEFACTOR.

For some distance after the 200 Metres, CAGA SPIRIT raced in restricted room between TURIN CHAMPION and DANEWIN TIGER.

Throughout the race, TURIN CHAMPION travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of DANEWIN TIGER, B Prebble stated that he had intended to ride his mount in about 5th or 6th position due to having drawn gate 3.

He said after beginning well DANEWIN TIGER was steadied away from the heels of BENEFACTOR shortly after the start.

He said when this happened DANEWIN TIGER commenced to race ungenerously and got its head up on a number of occasions approaching and making the turn near the 1000 Metres.

He said after this DANEWIN TIGER travelled only fairly and was never completely comfortable in its action.

He added when placed under pressure in the Straight DANEWIN TIGER did not respond to his riding and was disappointing in the manner in which it weakened out of the race over the final 200 Metres.

A veterinary inspection of DANEWIN TIGER after the race revealed that the horse had sustained a small wound over the left hind tendon region.

A veterinary inspection of TURIN CHAMPION after the race did not show any significant findings.

DANEWIN TIGER, WIND DAMPER and BENEFACTOR were sent for sampling.