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Race Results:

15 April 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - DONGCHENG DISTRICT HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1000M - B
Course: HV Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 0:57.1
Sectional Time: 12.86 21.47 22.84

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13LUCKY RED (J059)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung58129101170:57.11-1-112.86 21.47 22.84
27SECRET OF WINNING (K205)W. C. MarwingC. H. Yip501233.83.89N0:57.23-2-212.98 21.55 22.71
39FORTUNE TOGETHER (L283)O. DoleuzeY. S. Tsui491226.55.450.500:57.25-4-313.14 21.59 22.54
410VICTORY GENERAL (L396)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan451169.96.9101.250:57.310-9-413.50 21.79 22.08
56KOWLOON EAST KING (N215)M. Du PlessisA. T. Millard521251722230:57.66-6-513.26 21.71 22.70
62LONGWAH RISING (J297)A. SuboricsT. W. Leung591327.67.943.250:57.64-5-613.06 21.67 22.96
74HANNIBAL BARCA (M367)T. AnglandK. L. Man57130183063.500:57.78-8-713.38 21.75 22.60
81SOLAR UP (K065)T. H. SoC. W. Chang60128142286.250:58.17-7-813.26 21.79 23.13
911ASSURE (L368)Y. T. ChengNg Bik-kuen431146.45.337.500:58.32-3-912.94 21.75 23.67
105HEART OF GRACE (M398)B. PrebbleC. Fownes521251011180:58.412-10-1013.74 21.87 22.83
118BARCELONA TOO (N093)T. ClarkD. Ferraris491225199118.250:58.511-12-1113.58 22.27 22.65
1212CRIMSON (N025)C. W. WongD. Hall4011155991210.500:58.89-11-1213.50 22.11 23.23
Sire:Shagny
Breed of the Winning Horse:LUCKY RED
Dam:Tylin
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 115.5
place 3 30
7 16
9 18
quinella 3-7 236.5
quinella place 3-7 78
3-9 91.5
7-9 44
tierce 3-7-9 2152
trio 3-7-9 272
first 4 3-7-9-10 449

Recap by phillip woo

Veteran Lucky Red pinged straight to the front from gate seven, cornered in three deep nearly two lengths on top and kept up a good gallop to earn a second win over this course and distance this term. He is likely to have a harder task up in grade off this run. Favourite Secret Of Winning was posted deep on the speed, moved to second at the 600m, cornered in four deep and was closing the margin late. Fortune Together settled a prominent fifth and three deep with cover, swung the final bend five wide and stayed on well for third. He's a better chance over 1,200m. Victory General made his run fourth from the rear and two deep from gate 10, switched into the clear six deep at the 250m and was hitting the line best of all late with a return to blinkers. Kowloon East King settled midfield and on the rails, cornered in one off the fence and kept on OK in his debut. Longwah Rising settled on the back of the speed in third and one off the rails, straightened two-to-three deep and kept on one-paced over the final 150m. Hannibal Barca was making some late progress. He looks better suited over 1,200m now. Assure was a spent force passing the 200m.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (536) - DONGCHENG DISTRICT HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1000 Meters It was noted that on arrival at the barriers ASSURE had lost its left fore plate.

The start of this race was delayed when this plate was refitted.

ASSURE was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

HEART OF GRACE was slow to begin.

Shortly after the start, HANNIBAL BARCA was crowded for room between LUCKY RED and FORTUNE TOGETHER which was taken out by LONGWAH RISING.

Making the first turn after the 600 Metres, KOWLOON EAST KING and VICTORY GENERAL both got their heads on the side and shifted out.

Passing the 550 Metres, ASSURE and LONGWAH RISING raced tight inside SECRET OF WINNING (W C Marwing).

W C Marwing was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he leaves comfortable racing room for runners to his inside in future.

Approaching the 500 Metres, HEART OF GRACE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of VICTORY GENERAL.

On a number of occasions after the 200 Metres, KOWLOON EAST KING shifted out towards the heels of LONGWAH RISING, obliging its rider to stop riding and straighten the horse.

Throughout the race, SECRET OF WINNING and SOLAR UP travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, K C Leung stated that he had been asked to shift VICTORY GENERAL across behind runners from barrier 10 and obtain cover.

He said accordingly, at the start he commenced to shift VICTORY GENERAL across behind runners and the horse got its head up when proving difficult to settle after the 800 Metres.

He said as he was left racing wide after the 800 Metres, he elected to steady VICTORY GENERAL and shift across to race outside HANNIBAL BARCA in a position closer to the rail.

He said this resulted in VICTORY GENERAL racing slightly further back than had been intended.

He said when ridden in this manner, VICTORY GENERAL closed off the race strongly.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of ASSURE, which was having its first start since December 2011, Y T Cheng stated that after having to be replated behind the barriers, ASSURE began well and he rode the horse along in an endeavour to take up a forward position as instructed.

He said after having to make some use of ASSURE in the early stages, he elected, after the 700 Metres, to allow LUCKY RED to cross rather than having to continue to ride the horse along to maintain its position.

He said he felt that this would provide the horse with the best opportunity to finish off the race.

He said after racing in restricted room near the 500 Metres, ASSURE came under pressure prior to the 400 Metres to hold its position.

He added that in the Straight ASSURE hung in and, despite being ridden along, weakened out of the race.

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

LUCKY RED and SECRET OF WINNING were sent for sampling.