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Race Results:

14 March 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 4 - MUMBAI HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.2
Sectional Time: 28.39 24.11 24.70 24.03

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110TOP DRAGON (K342)J. LloydY. S. Tsui441177.66.791:41.29-8-7-153.18 24.58 23.47
29EASY AHEAD (K212)T. H. SoL. Ho501188.75.730.751:41.31-1-1-252.50 24.70 24.17
36HAPPY SCORE (M041)M. L. YeungA. Lee531233.52.812.501:41.65-6-6-353.02 24.70 23.95
45WHITE HART KING (M160)U. RispoliR. Gibson541276.25.9113.501:41.82-2-2-452.66 24.70 24.44
512KOENIGSBERG (L268)K. C. LeungS. Woods40113253763.751:41.87-9-8-553.26 24.66 23.92
611STARLIT WARRIOR (M162)H. W. LaiT. W. Leung431147599741:41.88-7-9-653.14 24.82 23.91
73ALMIGHTY WINDPOWER (L272)D. WhyteJohn Size541276.61024.251:41.93-3-3-752.78 24.74 24.40
84CLYDESIDER (M283)Z. PurtonD. Hall54127213744.501:41.96-5-5-852.86 24.86 24.22
98PERFECT TEN (L030)A. SuboricsC. Fownes5112491286.751:42.34-4-4-952.82 24.70 24.80
102HEALTHY MANNER (L151)G. MosseC. S. Shum5913239291010.501:42.910-10-10-1053.38 24.74 24.80
117SOMETHING SPECIAL (J014)N. CallanA. T. Millard521251710514.751:43.511-11-11-1153.46 24.90 25.23
WD1NOBLE DE BEST (J160)B. PrebbleK. L. Man6013312-----
Sire:Cape Cross
Breed of the Winning Horse:TOP DRAGON
Dam:Smartchat
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 67
place 10 21.5
9 19
6 14
quinella 9-10 202.5
quinella place 9-10 60.5
6-10 43
6-9 32.5
tierce 10-9-6 1267
trio 6-9-10 120
first 4 5-6-9-10 233

Recap by phillip woo

Top Dragon went back from gate 10 to settle third from the rear, rushed up to settle midfield and three deep at the 800m, rounded the final bend six wide and quickened to claim victory 50m out. Easy Ahead got to the front one off the fence approaching the first bend, straightened three deep a length on top and grudgingly gave way late. Happy Score eventually settled ahead of midfield and on the rails, straightened two deep, copped a bump from an erratic White Hart King at the 250m and kept on all right with every chance over the final 100m. White Hart King wandered about under pressure three deep in the straight drive and kept on okay in his first start for the Richard Gibson camp. Koenigsberg settled behind midfield and on the rails, straightened three deep and made some ground without ever threatening with a move to blinkers. Starlit Warrior travelled worse than midfield and two deep, swung the final bend with one wider out and ran on without menacing in an improved effort. Almighty Windpower enjoyed the box-seat run, stayed to the inside upon straightening and only held his ground without quickening over the final 200m with every chance. He's not racing well and is best left alone for the time being. Perfect Ten was struggling to keep up the gallop over the final 150m. Something Special made his run at the back as usual after a sluggish break and never did go a yard.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (474) - MUMBAI HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650 Meters NOBLE DE BEST was withdrawn on raceday morning by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (skin allergy).

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

KOENIGSBERG, which was fractious in the barriers, began awkwardly, resulting in its rider, K C Leung, becoming unbalanced in the saddle.

WHITE HART KING began awkwardly.

A short distance after the start, KOENIGSBERG was crowded for room between STARLIT WARRIOR and SOMETHING SPECIAL which shifted out.

From wide barriers, HEALTHY MANNER and TOP DRAGON were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Approaching the 1200 Metres, TOP DRAGON commenced to travel strongly and was shifted out away from the heels of STARLIT WARRIOR, resulting in HEALTHY MANNER being taken wider.

At the 1200 Metres, ALMIGHTY WINDPOWER was steadied away from the heels of EASY AHEAD (Apprentice T H So) which shifted in when not properly clear.

Apprentice So was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground in similar circumstances.

At the entrance to the Straight, CLYDESIDER was awkwardly placed close to the heels of PERFECT TEN after being taken out by HAPPY SCORE which shifted out to obtain clear running.

Shortly after entering the Straight, HAPPY SCORE was taken in by PERFECT TEN which shifted in.

After the 200 Metres, HAPPY SCORE was awkwardly placed inside the heels of WHITE HART KING which shifted ground.

Over the concluding stages, KOENIGSBERG was steadied away from the heels of HAPPY SCORE which shifted out.

Because of this, KOENIGSBERG was not ridden out to the end of the race as it normally would be.

For the majority of the race, PERFECT TEN travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SOMETHING SPECIAL, N Callan said that he had trialed the horse in the lead up to tonights race and, in his opinion, that trial was only fair.

He sais in tonights race he rode SOMETHING SPECIAL at the rear of the field which is usual and consistent with the manner in which he rode it at its last start when successful.

He said however that after the 800 Metres he became concerned with the manner in which SOMETHING SPECIAL was travelling and he then had to ride the horse along after the 600 Metres in an attempt to stay with the field.

He said as SOMETHING SPECIAL did not respond to his riding, he used the whip on the horse near the 500 Metres in an endeavour to have it respond.

He added that despite this SOMETHING SPECIAL did not respond to his riding at any stage and in the Straight got its head up and appeared to him to be reluctant to stride out.

He said after the race SOMETHING SPECIALs action appeared normal and he was not able to offer any explanation for the disappointing manner in which the horse raced tonight.

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

The performance of SOMETHING SPECIAL, a last start winner, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, SOMETHING SPECIAL will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in an official barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

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

HAPPY SCORE, TOP DRAGON and EASY AHEAD were sent for sampling.