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Race Results:

14 March 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 6 - DELHI HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.5
Sectional Time: 28.52 24.30 25.28 23.42

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19LUCKY WARRIOR (M292)D. WhyteNg Bik-kuen641175.8591:41.51-1-1-152.82 25.28 23.42
27YUE LU TREASURE (J184)C. W. WongD. Hall71122132510SH1:41.57-8-8-253.30 25.40 22.85
32FLYING IN (K120)Z. PurtonK. L. Man76129108.32H1:41.56-7-7-353.26 25.28 23.02
44SUNRISE (K026)G. MosseC. H. Yip731263.546H1:41.55-4-3-453.02 25.28 23.26
58SUPREME FLIGHT (M199)U. RispoliA. T. Millard651189.48111:41.73-3-4-553.02 25.32 23.36
66CHAMPAGNE DAYS (L024)A. SuboricsC. W. Chang71124106.831.751:41.74-5-5-653.10 25.32 23.37
711TOWERING STORM (M401)K. C. LeungR. Gibson63114369981.751:41.89-9-9-753.46 25.32 23.04
85LEGEND EXPRESS (K224)N. CallanP. F. Yiu721251519113.251:42.012-12-11-853.66 25.36 23.03
91THE UNTOUCHABLELAD (K398)T. H. SoL. Ho801289.51144.751:42.22-2-2-952.90 25.32 24.05
103NORDIC STAR (H302)B. PrebbleD. Cruz7312622481251:42.311-11-12-1053.54 25.52 23.24
1110RIGHT TIMING (M356)T. ClarkJohn Size641179.36.577.251:42.610-10-10-1153.50 25.32 23.84
1212HAPPY AMBASSADOR (H286)H. W. LaiK. W. Lui61112309959.251:42.98-6-6-1253.26 25.24 24.49
Sire:Lord Of Warriors
Breed of the Winning Horse:LUCKY WARRIOR
Dam:Ima Barbie Girl
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 50
place 9 21.5
7 54.5
2 21.5
quinella 7-9 707
quinella place 7-9 211.5
2-9 72.5
2-7 271
tierce 9-7-2 8944
trio 2-7-9 1621
first 4 2-4-7-9 1491

Recap by phillip woo

Lucky Warrior was given a well-rated ride on the speed after clearing to lead from an awkward gate passing the first bend, straightened narrowly on top and repelled challengers from both sides at the 200m to prevail by a head. Yue Lu Treasure travelled behind midfield and two deep, rounded the final bend with one wider out, loomed the winner at the 100m and couldn't get by while just holding second in a blanket finish of three. Flying In made his run ahead of midfield and on the rails, shifted into the clear three deep at the 200m and ran on well to make it tight at the finish. Sunrise was posted three deep without cover in fourth, rallied five wide upon straightening and stayed on gamely to just come up short. Supreme Flight settled box-seat, straightened one off the fence and couldn't make an impression with every chance. He'll need more rating relief. Champagne Days travelled one-out, one-back, cornered in four deep and kept on one-paced with market support late. Legend Express was poorly into stride and kept passed only beaten runners late. Towering Storm made his run fourth from the rear and along the inside, straightened three deep and was making a steady bid, but never properly tested when inconvenienced 50m out. The Untouchablelad was placed in an unfamiliar position up on the speed in second and was stopping 250m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race Six: (476) - DELHI HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1650 Meters As the start was effected, LEGEND EXPRESS reared and consequently lost a considerable amount of ground.

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

TOWERING STORM was slow to begin.

Shortly after the start, CHAMPAGNE DAYS raced tight between THE UNTOUCHABLELAD which shifted in and FLYING IN which shifted out after being bumped on the hindquarters by CHAMPAGNE DAYS.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, CHAMPAGNE DAYS raced in restricted room between THE UNTOUCHABLELAD and SUPREME FLIGHT which shifted out slightly.

Passing the 1600 Metres, HAPPY AMBASSADOR shifted out and bumped SUNRISE.

Passing the 1100 Metres, CHAMPAGNE DAYS got its head up and proved difficult to settle when awkwardly placed close to the heels of THE UNTOUCHABLELAD.

NORDIC STAR hung out rounding the Home Turn.

Near the 250 Metres, FLYING IN was shifted out after being disappointed for running inside SUPREME FLIGHT.

Approaching the 200 Metres, TOWERING STORM was shifted in away from the heels of THE UNTOUCHABLELAD which got its head on the side and shifted in slightly when giving ground.

For some distance after this, TOWERING STORM raced tight outside FLYING IN which was shifted out to obtain clear running.

Then close to the finishing line, TOWERING STORM was steadied away from the heels of FLYING IN which was taken out by LUCKY WARRIOR (D Whyte).

D Whyte was reprimanded advised to exercise care.

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

Over the concluding stages, FLYING IN then raced tight between LUCKY WARRIOR and SUNRISE which was racing tight inside YUE LU TREASURE.

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

When questioned, T Clark stated that he had been instructed to obtain a position in about 5th or 6th placing behind the speed if possible.

He said Mr J Size, the trainer of RIGHT TIMING, did not want the horse to be ridden along in the early stages to take up a forward position as it was felt that it may not finish off its race if it had to be ridden along to obtain this position.

He said accordingly in the early stages he allowed RIGHT TIMING to stride forward without riding it along to see if it would be able to obtain a position behind the speed as instructed.

He said however that shortly after the start there were a considerable number of horses to his inside and he felt that to have cleared those horses, he would have had to make use of RIGHT TIMING which would have resulted in the horse being ridden towards the lead which would have been contrary to his instructions.

He said for this reason, prior to the winning post on the first occasion, he elected to steady RIGHT TIMING and shift across behind runners albeit that it was further back in the field than had been intended.

He said although RIGHT TIMING was able to obtain cover, the horse was required to race in a three wide position.

He added that he placed RIGHT TIMING under pressure near the 500 Metres, however, the horse did not quicken and in the Straight was disappointing.

He said although the circumstances of the race did not suit RIGHT TIMING, the horse nonetheless did not finish off the race as had been expected.

A veterinary inspection of THE UNTOUCHABLELAD and RIGHT TIMING after the race did not show any significant findings.

After the race, HAPPY AMBASSADOR was found to have sustained a cut to the right front fetlock.

SUNRISE, LUCKY WARRIOR and YUE LU TREASURE were sent for sampling.