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Race Results:

29 February 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 7 - HAWTHORN HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09.6
Sectional Time: 23.42 22.38 23.85

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
111NEW GLORY (K304)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson81120118.831:09.63-3-123.66 22.34 23.65
21EASY WINNER (L138)H. W. LaiL. Ho851224.74.850.501:09.710-10-224.50 22.18 23.06
33REGENCY LUCK (M291)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz841218.35.5811:09.85-5-323.94 22.30 23.60
46CARRY THE ZEAL (M010)D. WhyteD. Hall821215.54.692.751:10.08-6-424.26 21.98 23.84
510GOOD BOY BOY (K388)Z. PurtonP. O'Sullivan8112091443.751:10.21-1-523.42 22.38 24.46
67HAPPY YEAH YEAH (M085)M. L. YeungA. Lee821186.57.31041:10.27-7-624.22 22.22 23.85
78POCKET ROCKETS (M004)M. Du PlessisJohn Size82121141014.251:10.36-4-723.98 22.10 24.26
82SUPER PLUS (J090)K. C. LeungNg Bik-kuen851211415114.501:10.39-9-824.42 22.22 23.73
94CITY POWER (M066)U. RispoliY. S. Tsui83122112079.501:11.111-11-924.50 22.46 24.21
1012HAWTHORNE (L136)C. W. WongP. F. Yiu791161721612.251:11.64-8-1023.70 22.82 25.11
115AMEDEO (K292)N. CallanA. T. Millard8212115302131:11.72-2-1123.50 22.38 25.86
WD9BEST WIN (L212)G. MosseC. Fownes81120----
Sire:Giant's Causeway
Breed of the Winning Horse:NEW GLORY
Dam:Raining
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 11 88.5
place 11 30
1 19.5
3 22
quinella 1-11 232.5
quinella place 1-11 86
3-11 89.5
1-3 61.5
tierce 11-1-3 3283
trio 1-3-11 439
first 4 1-3-6-11 392

Recap by phillip woo

New Glory enjoyed a soft run in fourth along the fence, rallied three wide upon straightening, hit the front 200m out and held on gamely for the win. Easy Winner settled second from the rear, swung the final bend five wide and finished full of run to be a clear second. Punted late, Regency Luck settled fifth and one off the fence, rallied six wide upon straightening and tended to lay in under pressure while holding third. Favourite Carry The Zeal was taken back to last from gate nine, rushed forward to settle behind midfield and on the rails at the 800m, was being troubled four deep at the 250m by Regency Luck and kept on a distant fourth. Good Boy Boy went toe-to-toe with Amedeo for the lead one off the fence, straightened narrowly on top and was giving way over the final 200m. Happy Yeah Yeah travelled behind midfield and two deep from a wide gate, swung the final bend widest out and made some ground late passed beaten runners. Super Plus settled third from the rear and two deep, cornered in with two wider out, switched to the centre of the track at the 250m and made some progress without menacing. Pocket Rockets settled fourth along the rails, cornered in tight for room one off the fence and kept on evenly with every chance over the last 200m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (441) - HAWTHORN HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200 Meters BEST WIN was withdrawn on 27.2.12 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (right fore foot quarter crack).

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

CITY POWER was crowded for room at the start between REGENCY LUCK and HAWTHORNE which shifted out.

From wide barriers, CARRY THE ZEAL and SUPER PLUS were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Making the first turn near the 1000 Metres, SUPER PLUS got its head on the side and lay out.

Shortly after entering the Straight, CARRY THE ZEAL raced tight when attempting a run between NEW GLORY and REGENCY LUCK.

After the 300 Metres, SUPER PLUS was shifted to the outside of HAPPY YEAH YEAH into clear running.

Throughout the race, HAWTHORNE travelled wide and without cover and rounding the Home Turn commenced to give ground.

When questioned, H W Lai stated that despite riding his mount along in the early stages EASY WINNER did not show early speed.

He said that approaching the 1000 Metres he shifted in towards the fence, however, maintained a position one horse off the fence so as to allow him options later in the race.

He said because of this CARRY THE ZEAL was able to improve its position to his inside.

H W Lai was advised to ensure that he rides his mounts in such a manner so as to afford them of advantageous positions wherever possible.

When questioned regarding his riding of POCKET ROCKETS in the early part of the Straight, M Du Plessis stated that after the 400 Metres he shifted POCKET ROCKETS out from behind AMEDEO to follow GOOD BOY BOY.

He said at this time CARRY THE ZEAL was racing to his outside.

He said in the early part of the Straight he believed CARRY THE ZEAL was still racing to his outside and for this reason he did not shift out further from behind GOOD BOY BOY rather he remained racing on the back of that horse.

He said when he became aware that CARRY THE ZEAL had been shifted to the outside of NEW GLORY and that it was available to him to improve between GOOD BOY BOY and NEW GLORY near the 250 Metres, he shifted POCKET ROCKETS out from behind GOOD BOY BOY to obtain this run.

He added that as he did this POCKET ROCKETS commenced to lay in and for this reason he was not able to immediately improve between GOOD BOY BOY and CARRY THE ZEAL.

He said however near the 150 Metres he was able to place POCKET ROCKETS under pressure, however, that horse did not respond to his riding and did not finish off its race.

M Du Plessis was advised that his riding in the early part of the Straight had come under notice as it was available to him to shift POCKET ROCKETS out from behind GOOD BOY BOY to position POCKET ROCKETS between that horse and NEW GLORY.

M Du Plessis was further advised that he must ensure that he rides his mounts in such a manner so as to leave no room for query as to his intentions to win or obtain the best possible place.

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

CARRY THE ZEAL, NEW GLORY and EASY WINNER were sent for sampling.