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14 March 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 3 - KOLKATA HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.5
Sectional Time: 24.02 23.39 23.10

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19GENUINE LEADER (N046)N. CallanA. T. Millard511244.46.7111:10.57-7-124.46 23.35 22.70
28SURFER BOY (L306)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip531262.93.491.751:10.72-3-224.06 23.43 23.28
34INTELLECTUALSTRIDE (L409)B. PrebbleY. S. Tsui571301711101.751:10.711-11-325.10 23.19 22.50
41ALWAYS WELL (M112)M. L. YeungC. Fownes601302721122.751:10.98-8-424.58 23.39 22.97
52CHARMGOLD (K002)T. H. SoL. Ho59127121272.751:10.96-6-524.34 23.39 23.22
611ROCKET PROUD (L392)D. WhyteA. S. Cruz48121106.662.751:10.94-5-624.26 23.39 23.31
712EL GRANDE (L378)J. LloydD. Hall44117241884.251:11.19-9-724.62 23.39 23.17
85HOME WITH GLORY (L171)K. C. LeungT. W. Leung55126213045.251:11.310-10-824.86 23.35 23.12
910SUPERIOR WARRIOR (L167)O. DoleuzeP. F. Yiu511246.44.615.751:11.43-1-924.10 23.31 24.01
103SUPER BRAND (M155)G. MosseJ. Moore59132132658.751:11.95-4-1024.30 23.35 24.26
117GOLD WINNER (K139)H. W. LaiC. S. Shum5312422182101:12.11-2-1124.02 23.43 24.65
126CLASSIC AWARDS (M123)A. SuboricsK. W. Lui541274699318.751:13.512-12-1226.30 23.03 24.18
Sire:Ekraar
Breed of the Winning Horse:GENUINE LEADER
Dam:Du Bois
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 67.5
place 9 18.5
8 15.5
4 31
quinella 8-9 134
quinella place 8-9 47
4-9 125
4-8 70.5
tierce 9-8-4 2156
trio 4-8-9 392
first 4 1-4-8-9 1728

Recap by phillip woo

Fancied late, Genuine Leader was given a gem of a ride to find a position in midfield and between horses from gate 11, straightened four deep and quickened well to take control 100m out for a maiden win at his fourth start. Surfer Boy sat deep on the speed without cover outside the leader Gold Winner, forced wider by that one at the 50m, hit the front five deep at the 200m and stayed on gamely to just edge Intellectualstride for runner-up. The latter made his run second from the rear and missing the kick, had a task ahead of him while pushing into the clear with one wider out soon after straightening and finished up full of run with a return to the hood. Always Well ducked inside with two wider out at the 250m and stayed on all right, despite a tough run. Charmgold was still a place hope at the 200m and kept on evenly over the last 100m. Punted late, Rocket Proud settled fourth and one off the fence, straightened to the outside of Surfer Boy and was plugging on rather one-paced, despite being hampered 20m out. El Grande travelled behind midfield and on the rails, straightened three deep and made a mild bid late without threatening with late-market support. Superior Warrior was stopping 100m out. Gold Winner went a genuine pace on the lead, was headed soon after straightening and was struggling 200m out. Classic Awards was detached from the field and never a factor after breaking slowly.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (473) - KOLKATA HANDICAP - Class 4 (Special Conditions) - 1200 Meters Trainer C Fownes was fined a sum of $2,000 for declaring Apprentice K C Ng as the rider of ALWAYS WELL when that apprentice jockey was not properly engaged.

CLASSIC AWARDS stood flat-footed at the start and lost a considerable amount of ground.

Before being allowed to race again, CLASSIC AWARDS will be required to perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial.

INTELLECTUALSTRIDE was slow to begin and shortly after the start was taken across behind runners.

Approaching the 1000 Metres, EL GRANDE became unbalanced when being steadied away from the heels of SUPER BRAND which itself was being steadied to obtain cover.

Near the 400 Metres, EL GRANDE was checked when momentarily crowded for room inside GENUINE LEADER which, after being awkwardly placed close to the heels of ROCKET PROUD, shifted in marginally.

No action was taken.

Z Purton (SURFER BOY) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that over the concluding stages he failed to take sufficient measures to prevent that horse from shifting out, resulting in ROCKET PROUD being checked when crowded for room and CHARMGOLD and ALWAYS WELL also being crowded for room.

Z Purton was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Monday, 16 April 2012 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Sha Tin racemeeting on Sunday, 1 April 2012.

When questioned regarding his riding of GOLD WINNER, principally after the 800 Metres, H W Lai stated that he had been instructed to attempt to cross SUPERIOR WARRIOR to his inside and lead the race if possible, however, if not, he should obtain a position to that horses outside.

He said he rode GOLD WINNER along vigorously in the early stages, however, it did not show sufficient speed to cross SUPERIOR WARRIOR and for this reason he positioned GOLD WINNER to the outside of that horse.

He said making the turn near the 1000 Metres SURFER BOY improved its position to be racing outside GOLD WINNER and at this time GOLD WINNER immediately got its head on the side and commenced to hang in badly.

He said approaching the 800 Metres he allowed GOLD WINNER to stride forward, however, he was reluctant to ride his mount along at this time to cross SUPERIOR WARRIOR due to the manner in which GOLD WINNER was hanging in.

He added that he felt that had he commenced to ride GOLD WINNER along, the horse would have shifted ground abruptly which would have resulted in interference being caused to SUPERIOR WARRIOR to his inside.

He said near the 600 Metres whilst he had improved to be forward of SUPERIOR WARRIOR, he did not feel that he was sufficiently clear to cross that horse and for this reason he continued to race one horse off the fence.

H W Lai was advised that, in the opinion of the Stewards, he should have made more of an effort after the 700 Metres to cross SUPERIOR WARRIOR, particularly given that that horse was not being ridden along to maintain its position at that time of the race.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that SUPER BRAND had bled from both nostrils.

A veterinary inspection of SUPERIOR WARRIOR after the race revealed that the horse had bled from both nostrils.

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

GENUINE LEADER and SURFER BOY were sent for sampling.