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Race Results:

15 February 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - LUARD HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:40.5
Sectional Time: 28.06 23.70 24.69 24.06

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112LUCKY ARMY (L230)Y. T. ChengC. H. Yip211143.53.161:40.56-7-6-152.44 24.57 23.50
22RAY'S FAVOURITE (L045)D. WhyteNg Bik-kuen371325.56.1121.251:40.62-2-2-251.84 24.61 24.24
35CLASSA (K267)H. W. LaiL. Ho281211311921:40.88-8-8-352.68 24.53 23.59
48CHAMPION STAR (L339)Z. PurtonP. F. Yiu24119131313.501:41.05-5-3-452.12 24.61 24.32
56DAILY DOUBLE (K043)K. C. LeungT. W. Leung28120109.933.501:41.07-6-7-552.44 24.69 23.93
611GORGEOUS RULER (K403)N. CallanD. Ferraris2211911111041:41.13-3-4-652.00 24.73 24.42
79SONOFTHEWEST (L063)M. Du PlessisA. Schutz231187.45.574.751:41.21-1-1-751.76 24.69 24.82
87EVER KING (E147)M. L. YeungD. Cruz27119279144.751:41.211-11-10-852.96 24.45 23.88
94BEAUTIFUL CHOICE (H130)T. H. SoC. S. Shum29119111258.251:41.84-4-5-952.12 24.81 24.89
101SUCCESSFUL ERA (K276)C. K. TongK. W. Lui38131233528.501:41.89-9-9-1052.68 24.69 24.49
1110FORTUNE BUNNY (L310)T. ClarkP. O'Sullivan221181516119.751:42.010-10-11-1152.92 24.57 24.60
123GREEN GLORY (J177)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz3212518458101:42.112-12-12-1253.28 24.69 24.13
Sire:Trans Island
Breed of the Winning Horse:LUCKY ARMY
Dam:Image Of Truce
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 31.5
place 12 15.5
2 20
5 32
quinella 2-12 126.5
quinella place 2-12 49
5-12 70.5
2-5 96
tierce 12-2-5 1174
trio 2-5-12 323
first 4 2-5-8-12 1046

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Lucky Army travelled better than midfield and one off the rails, was ridden to pick up three deep at the 450m, peeled six wide upon straightening and finished strongly off a light weight to take control 50m out for a maiden win at his 15th start. Ray's Favourite shifted in at the break before pressing forward from the widest gate to sit outside the leader Sonofthewest, assumed the front three deep at the 200m and stayed on a clear second. Classa settled worse than midfield and on the rails, shifted three wide at the 450m, swung the final bend with one deeper out and finished up well to land a placing. Champion Star settled a close fifth along the rails, swung the final bend three deep and kept on all right to fill the frame in fourth. Daily Double settled underneath Lucky Army in the run, cornered in five wide and was getting going late to just miss fourth prize money. Gorgeous Ruler was posted three deep without cover in third, hit the straight three-to-four wide and kept on reasonably well after the tough trip. Sonofthewest was able to dictate the running, straightened narrowly on top and weakened 150m out in a rather flat performance. Beautiful Choice settled fourth and one off the rails, shifted four deep upon straightening and was struggling 150m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (400) - LUARD HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1650 Meters RAYS FAVOURITE shifted in at the start, resulting in FORTUNE BUNNY being crowded for room when taken in onto GORGEOUS RULER which became unbalanced.

EVER KING was slow to begin.

Near the 1300 Metres, CHAMPION STAR was momentarily crowded for room inside BEAUTIFUL CHOICE which, when commencing to prove difficult to settle, shifted in when awkwardly placed close to the heels of RAYS FAVOURITE.

After this, BEAUTIFUL CHOICE over-raced and had to be checked away from the heels of RAYS FAVOURITE for a considerable distance.

Also near the 1300 Metres, DAILY DOUBLE momentarily raced tight inside LUCKY ARMY.

Passing the 450 Metres, DAILY DOUBLE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of BEAUTIFUL CHOICE.

Throughout the race, GORGEOUS RULER travelled wide and without cover.

Whilst the Stewards were satisfied that the riding of N Callan (GORGEOUS RULER), 6th placegetter over the concluding stages did not affect the horses finishing position, he was nonetheless reminded of his obligation to ride his mounts out at least hands and heels to the end of the race where circumstances permit.

A veterinary inspection of BEAUTIFUL CHOICE after the race revealed that the horse had sustained a cut to the back of the left knee.

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

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

LUCKY ARMY and RAYS FAVOURITE were sent for sampling.