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Race Results:

9 April 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 4 - SHUI LONG WO HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - All Weather Track
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: sl
Finish Time: 1:10.5
Sectional Time: 23.59 22.02 24.97

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
15O'HALO (N066)D. WhyteJohn Size521253.52.6101:10.55-4-124.07 22.26 24.25
21TARREGA (M322)B. PrebbleD. Hall551285.366SH1:10.53-5-223.87 22.46 24.26
32HONEY FORTUNE (M243)T. AnglandD. Cruz5412713242N1:10.61-1-323.59 22.02 25.01
411GRACYTOM (L408)T. ClarkC. Fownes461195.55.440.501:10.67-6-424.31 22.26 24.11
58LUCKY BOY (J296)H. W. LaiK. W. Lui51122181731.251:10.74-3-523.95 22.22 24.60
66OYSTER (L146)W. M. LaiC. W. Chang52123131371.751:10.89-9-624.55 22.34 23.97
710OCEAN WIDE (J132)U. RispoliNg Ting-keung5012329681131:11.06-7-724.31 22.34 24.41
87SPICY SHRIMP (L067)M. L. YeungNg Bik-kuen52122181753.501:11.12-2-823.79 22.30 25.06
99BLESSING WIN (N131)K. C. LeungK. L. Man50121912123.751:11.18-8-924.43 22.42 24.31
103LUCKY TYCOON (H318)C. W. WongA. Schutz54125314183.751:11.111-11-1024.59 22.58 24.02
114MING HOI GLORY (M020)K. C. NgC. S. Shum531161210141:11.210-10-1124.55 22.50 24.19
1212FULL VALUE (M413)J. LloydR. Gibson45118192996.501:11.612-12-1224.67 22.70 24.27
Sire:My Halo
Breed of the Winning Horse:O'HALO
Dam:Just Polly
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 5 26.5
place 5 13.5
1 20
2 62
quinella 1-5 95.5
quinella place 1-5 45
2-5 127.5
1-2 252
tierce 5-1-2 2288
trio 1-2-5 706
first 4 1-2-5-11 709

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite O'Halo was well-rated in fifth and one off the fence from gate 10, swung the final bend four deep and got up a nose ahead of Tarrega. Tarrega was never better than three deep up on the speed outside of Honey Fortune and Spicy Shrimp, cornered in five wide and kept up a good gallop in spite of a hard run to come up a bob short in his dirt debut. Honey Fortune led outright at the 1,000m, straightened nearly three lengths on top and was collared in the shadows of the post with a return to the dirt. Gracytom made his run in midfield and on the rails and was never tested behind the winner and runner-up in a luckless fourth. He's gone well in two straight dirt outings and remains one to keep safe. Lucky Boy travelled fourth along the rails, stayed to the inside upon straightening and was short of room and finished just outside the placings, while Oyster made some progress near the inside and punted late, Spicy Shrimp was struggling 200m out. Blessing Win never fired in his dirt debut. Ming Hoi Glory missed the start and was never a factor.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (528) - SHUI LONG WO HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200 Meters When entering the turf track whilst proceeding to the All Weather Track, BLESSING WIN momentarily got its left front leg over the gate.

On arrival at the Start, BLESSING WIN was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

GRACYTOM was crowded for room at the start between LUCKY BOY which shifted out and SPICY SHRIMP which shifted in after being bumped by TARREGA.

After the 1000 Metres, O'HALO was awkwardly placed close to the heels of TARREGA.

GRACYTOM was not able to obtain clear running until the concluding stages.

Because of this, GRACYTOM was not able to be properly tested in the Straight.

D Whyte (O'HALO) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that over the concluding stages he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of LUCKY BOY, causing that horse to be checked and lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled and in turn to be taken in onto OYSTER which was crowded for room.

D Whyte was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 19 April 2012 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

This suspension is with immediate effect.

In addition, D Whyte was fined $40,000 in lieu of a suspension for a period incorporating one further raceday.

Throughout the race, TARREGA travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, Apprentice K C Ng (MING HOI GLORY) stated that he had been instructed to lead on the horse if possible.

He said when the gates opened, MING HOI GLORY began very awkwardly which resulted in him becoming unbalanced in the saddle.

He said because of this MING HOI GLORY lost ground and was obliged to race towards the rear of the field.

He said throughout the race and particularly making the turns MING HOI GLORY hung out and was reluctant to stride out.

Apprentice Ng was advised that whilst MING HOI GLORY had begun awkwardly which had resulted in him becoming unbalanced, nonetheless, in the opinion of the Stewards, he should have allowed MING HOI GLORY more rein at the start so as to afford that horse every opportunity to begin with the field.

A veterinary inspection of MING HOI GLORY after the race did not show any significant findings.

O'HALO and TARREGA were sent for sampling.