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Race Results:

1 February 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 6 - LAM TIN HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.2
Sectional Time: 23.62 22.55 24.03

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19MR VIGOROUS (L189)T. H. SoL. Ho69119111691:10.24-4-123.82 22.51 23.87
21CHINA POWER (M400)C. Y. HoP. F. Yiu781286.25.610.751:10.32-1-223.70 22.47 24.16
310FRIENDS OF YAN OI (M406)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson661218.85.6211:10.35-3-323.94 22.35 24.07
46TURF MAGIC (K307)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum731284.94.351.251:10.47-6-424.18 22.31 23.91
53GLENEALY STAR (H284)T. AnglandC. H. Yip751309.31171.751:10.48-7-524.22 22.35 23.89
67PERFECT GEAR (L014)N. CallanC. Fownes721276.618102.501:10.510-9-624.34 22.39 23.86
74NOBODY BUT YOU (M202)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung751283999113.251:10.711-11-724.50 22.35 23.87
811HAPPY AMBASSADOR (H286)H. W. LaiK. W. Lui62115349945.501:11.012-12-824.82 22.35 23.89
92SUPER PLUS (J090)B. PrebbleNg Bik-kuen781339.85.585.751:11.19-10-924.22 22.55 24.33
108FRESH AIR (L206)M. GuyonY. S. Tsui701251946361:11.16-8-1024.10 22.55 24.50
1112SUPREME JEWELLERY (M296)D. WhyteJohn Size621179.97.5128.251:11.53-5-1123.74 22.71 25.07
125FLYING TOGETHER (M200)T. ClarkK. L. Man74129111369.251:11.61-2-1223.62 22.63 25.43
Sire:Footstepsinthesand
Breed of the Winning Horse:MR VIGOROUS
Dam:Miss Moore
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 167.5
place 9 37
1 17.5
10 22
quinella 1-9 422.5
quinella place 1-9 127.5
9-10 178
1-10 59
tierce 9-1-10 5914
trio 1-9-10 964
first 4 1-6-9-10 710

Recap by phillip woo

Mr Vigorous jumped well from gate nine to settled fourth and one off the fence, rallied four wide upon straightening and quickened well to take control 100m out for the win. China Power held the rails in second behind the speedy sections of Flying Together, assumed the lead at the 500m, was headed 250m out by Friends Of Yan Oi and fought back gamely 100m out to reclaim second. Well-punted late, Friends Of Yan Oi settled fifth along the rails, shot to the lead two deep at the 300m and was somewhat one-paced over the last 100m. Favourite Turf Magic held the rails in midfield, shifted into the clear four deep at the 300m and made a steady bid late to just miss a placing. Glenealy Star settled behind midfield and two deep, rounded the final bend five wide and eventually got going late. Nobody But You made his run second from the rear and on the rails after breaking sluggishly, straightened one off the fence and kept on reasonably well at only his second start in Hong Kong. Punted late, Super Plus was never on the track worse than midfield, cornered in with one wider out and never was a factor. Supreme Jewellery found nothing when asked for an effort with money pouring in late. He's still not experienced enough to handle bends. Flying Together dictated the running one off the fence, was headed 500m out, cornered in five wide and was struggling 250m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race Six: (368) - LAM TIN HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200 Meters FRIENDS OF YAN OI was slow to begin and then shifted in shortly after the start and made contact with the hindquarters of CHINA POWER which became unbalanced.

HAPPY AMBASSADOR was slow to begin and then shortly after the start was momentarily crowded for room inside TURF MAGIC which shifted in.

From wide barriers, PERFECT GEAR and NOBODY BUT YOU were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, FLYING TOGETHER got its head on the side and hung out.

FLYING TOGETHER continued to hang out making the Home Turn and in the Straight gave ground.

The performance of FLYING TOGETHER was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, FLYING TOGETHER will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in an official barrier trial around a bend and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

After the 400 Metres, SUPREME JEWELLERY was awkwardly placed close to the heels of FLYING TOGETHER which was commencing to give ground.

N Callan (PERFECT GEAR) dropped his left rein approaching the 200 Metres.

After the 100 Metres, PERFECT GEAR was steadied when unable to obtain clear running between FRIENDS OF YAN OI and TURF MAGIC.

Because of this, PERFECT GEAR was not able to be properly tested over the concluding stages.

Throughout the race, SUPREME JEWELLERY travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

When questioned, B Prebble stated that he had been instructed to ride SUPER PLUS in a midfield position with cover if possible as there were horses drawn in better barriers which possess good speed.

He said after beginning well he commenced to shift SUPER PLUS behind runners and making the first turn attempted to obtain a position with cover behind FRESH AIR.

He said however that at this time PERFECT GEAR was ridden to improve its position to the inside of SUPER PLUS and he was not able to shift SUPER PLUS in behind FRESH AIR before PERFECT GEAR improved its position.

He said making the turn at the 1000 Metres SUPER PLUS got its head on the side and wanted to shift out away from horses which made it difficult for him to attempt to shift SUPER PLUS in to obtain cover.

He said after this SUPER PLUS continued to prove difficult to settle, got its head on the side and wanted to shift out.

He added because of the circumstances of the race SUPER PLUS was then not able to finish off its race in the Straight.

A veterinary inspection of SUPER PLUS and FLYING TOGETHER after the race did not show any significant findings.

TURF MAGIC, MR VIGOROUS and CHINA POWER were sent for sampling.