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Race Results:

8 February 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 3 - STUBBS HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.9
Sectional Time: 24.00 23.16 23.80

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110PERFECT JOY (M182)C. W. WongC. H. Yip451178.42221:10.95-6-124.36 23.24 23.36
28FORTUNE TOGETHER (L283)D. WhyteY. S. Tsui491234.33.6311:11.11-1-224.00 23.16 23.96
34BRILLIANT ONE (G212)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung54126162861.501:11.112-11-325.00 23.20 22.99
411SHANGHAI PIONEER (L252)H. W. LaiT. W. Leung451171816111.501:11.210-9-424.88 23.08 23.25
51ALL FRIENDS (M374)K. C. LeungK. L. Man591308.78.391.751:11.26-4-524.44 23.08 23.74
66LONGWAH KID (L412)T. AnglandC. Fownes521267.16.9421:11.24-5-624.32 23.24 23.71
77URBAN DANCER (M179)C. Y. HoC. S. Shum501195399122.501:11.32-2-724.12 23.24 23.99
812TANG PALACE (M316)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz431153132102.751:11.411-12-824.92 23.40 23.09
93PAR EXCELLENCE (K020)B. PrebbleD. Ferraris571311424831:11.48-10-924.72 23.28 23.43
105GLORY WIN (N051)N. CallanP. F. Yiu521263.62.713.251:11.43-3-1024.16 23.24 24.07
119MASTER RACER (M278)D. BeadmanJ. Moore45119131253.501:11.59-8-1124.72 23.12 23.68
122LAGO EXPRESS (M262)M. L. YeungA. T. Millard57128436673.751:11.57-7-1224.48 23.32 23.77
Sire:Ishiguru
Breed of the Winning Horse:PERFECT JOY
Dam:Emerald
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 223
place 10 57
8 14.5
4 50.5
quinella 8-10 375
quinella place 8-10 156.5
4-10 712
4-8 142.5
tierce 10-8-4 12295
trio 4-8-10 2778
first 4 4-8-10-11 5289

Recap by phillip woo

Perfect Joy travelled a handy fifth along the rails with a return to blinkers, stayed to the inside upon straightening and picked up nicely to take control 100m out for the win. Fortune Together held a margin of a length on the lead for the most part through steady fractions, straightened nearly two lengths on top and kept on well to be a clear second. Brilliant One made his run second from the rear, straightened two deep and made a nice bid late to add further value to the tierce. Shanghai Pioneer eventually made his run fourth from the rear and two-to-three deep at the 600m, swung the final bend widest out and was hitting the line with purpose late. All Friends was a handy fourth or fifth in the run, but posted three deep without cover, cornered in six wide, loomed a chance at the 200m and came up one-paced over the final 100m off a big weight. He's improving with racing and won't be far off a win. Longwah Kid travelled fourth and one off the rails, hit the final bend five wide and stayed on okay without threatening. Favourite Glory Win settled in the box-seat after a sluggish break, straightened three deep and was coming back to the field over the last 150m in his course debut off two positive Sha Tin performances.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (383) - STUBBS HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200 Meters MASTER RACER was slow to begin.

From wide barriers, SHANGHAI PIONEER and PAR EXCELLENCE were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Making the first turn near the 1000 Metres, LAGO EXPRESS got its head on the side and shifted in despite the efforts of its rider, resulting in LONGWAH KID, FORTUNE TOGETHER (D Whyte) and GLORY WIN all being crowded for room.

Then near the 1000 Metres, LAGO EXPRESS was steadied when racing wide and shifted across behind LONGWAH KID.

When being steadied, LAGO EXPRESS made contact with ALL FRIENDS.

D Whyte explained that it had been intended for FORTUNE TOGETHER to be ridden in a position behind the favourite, GLORY WIN if possible, however, when PERFECT JOY was ridden along vigorously to maintain its position to his inside, FORTUNE TOGETHER commenced to over-race and proved difficult to restrain.

He said after being crowded for room making the first turn FORTUNE TOGETHER then commenced to over-race and consequently raced in a more forward position than had been intended.

Also near the 1000 Metres, MASTER RACER and PAR EXCELLENCE raced tight.

At the 800 Metres, LONGWAH KID got its head on the side and shifted out towards the heels of URBAN DANCER.

After this, LONGWAH KID continued to lay out.

Over the final 100 Metres, MASTER RACER was not able to obtain clear running and for this reason was not fully tested.

Throughout the race, ALL FRIENDS travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the improved performance of PERFECT JOY, Trainer C H Yip stated that after the horse had disappointed him since joining his stable, he trialed the horse in blinkers prior to its last start on 1 January 2012.

He said whilst the horse had trailed satisfactorily in this gear, he was not convinced that it was necessary to resort to the use of blinkers at its most recent start.

He said however that PERFECT JOYs recent work in blinkers had improved markedly and for this reason it was decided to reapply blinkers to the horses gear tonight.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of GLORY WIN, N Callan stated that the horse, which was having its first start at Happy Valley tonight, was able to obtain a good position throughout the race after being tardy to begin.

He said GLORY WIN travelled well until about the 500 Metres, however, it did not quicken at this time as he thought it would.

He said he placed the horse under pressure in the Straight and it finished off the race only one-paced.

A veterinary inspection of GLORY WIN and MASTER RACER after the race did not show any significant findings.

GLORY WIN, PERFECT JOY and FORTUNE TOGETHER were sent for sampling.