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15 April 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 10 - DENGSHIKOU HANDICAP

Class 1 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:39.0
Sectional Time: 27.09 23.02 24.45 24.47

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14HELENE SPIRIT (M310)O. DoleuzeC. Fownes97122111131:39.05-5-5-150.83 24.13 24.07
25MILITARY ATTACK (N175)B. PrebbleJ. Moore9712222.470.751:39.19-10-9-251.19 24.09 23.87
38HOT SHOT (L289)M. L. YeungJohn Size9111315301021:39.310-8-8-351.07 24.09 24.19
49EURO SWIFTLY (K091)W. M. LaiK. L. Man881112341231:39.57-7-7-450.95 24.13 24.43
57HOLIDAY SUN (J328)Y. T. ChengD. Cruz921151418931:39.512-12-11-551.39 24.01 24.11
63MR BOND (M098)W. C. MarwingL. Ho98123138.9831:39.511-11-12-651.39 24.21 23.92
712EMPEROR CLAUDIUS (M128)M. Du PlessisJohn Size87113151443.751:39.64-4-4-750.71 24.17 24.74
86JUST FANTASTIC (L291)C. K. TongY. S. Tsui93116429964.501:39.72-3-3-850.59 24.21 24.93
911WINNING EDGE (L297)J. LloydR. Gibson88113148.915.751:39.98-9-10-951.11 24.17 24.69
102OUTDOOR PEGASUS (L173)K. C. LeungP. F. Yiu1021251411118.501:40.36-6-6-1050.83 24.17 25.39
1110FORTUNE RED PEPPER (K199)C. W. WongA. Schutz881112993517.251:41.83-2-1-1150.11 24.45 27.24
121BULLISH CHAMPION (M198)K. C. NgA. S. Cruz1081238.5512251:43.01-1-2-1250.11 24.45 28.46
Sire:Footstepsinthesand
Breed of the Winning Horse:HELENE SPIRIT
Dam:Arazena
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 114
place 4 30.5
5 13.5
8 64.5
quinella 4-5 132.5
quinella place 4-5 49.5
4-8 347.5
5-8 124.5
tierce 4-5-8 6832
trio 4-5-8 869
first 4 4-5-8-9 4352

Recap by phillip woo

Helene Spirit was nicely rated in fifth and along the fence, barged his way between the leaders to hit the front 300m out and kept up a strong gallop for the win. Favourite Military Attack settled third from the rear and two deep, straightened six wide and was hitting the line with purpose, despite a bit of a tendency to hang out to be a clear second. Outsider Hot Shot settled behind midfield and three deep with cover, rounded the final bend widest out and found the line well for a placing. Euro Swiftly travelled one off the fence in midfield, cornered in four wide and kept on OK to inject further value into the First-4. Holiday Sun bided his time second from the rear and three deep, peeled widest out at the 300m and was running on with purpose late. Mr Bond bided his time at the rear of the field and two deep, had to steady off the heels of Outdoor Pegasus at the 200m while working to the centre of the track and got going late. Emperor Claudius kept on one-paced after tending to lug in under pressure at the 200m. Winning Edge was outclassed, while . Outdoor Pegasus was never on the course from a wide gate and Bullish Champion went too quickly and was stopping badly.

Racing Incident Report

Race Ten: (545) - DENGSHIKOU HANDICAP - Class 1 - 1650 Meters HOT SHOT shifted in at the start and bumped HOLIDAY SUN.

After the 200 Metres, MR BOND was awkwardly placed outside the heels of OUTDOOR PEGASUS which shifted out under pressure.

Passing the 200 Metres, EMPEROR CLAUDIUS got its head on the side and shifted in, resulting in its rider, M Du Plessis, having to stop riding and straighten the horse.

Throughout the race, OUTDOOR PEGASUS travelled wide and without cover.

The performance of BULLISH CHAMPION, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, BULLISH CHAMPION 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 BULLISH CHAMPION and OUTDOOR PEGASUS after the race did not show any significant findings.

When questioned, Apprentice K C Ng stated that, from the outside barrier, he had been instructed to allow his mount to shift over gradually in the early stages and obtain the lead if possible.

He said it was explained to him that BULLISH CHAMPION appreciates being able to dictate the tempo and for this reason he should allow the horse to obtain the lead rather than allowing another horse to improve its position around BULLISH CHAMPION.

He said in accordance with his instructions, he shifted BULLISH CHAMPION across in the run to the winning post on the first occasion and after the 1200 Metres was able to obtain the lead on the rail.

He said when he was able to obtain the lead, he attempted to steady the tempo on BULLISH CHAMPION, however, FORTUNE RED PEPPER improved its position to be racing outside BULLISH CHAMPION.

He said he therefore allowed BULLISH CHAMPION to maintain its position to the inside of that horse in accordance with his instructions, however, in doing this, this resulted in the tempo of the race in the middle stages being faster than he had hoped.

He said because of the tempo of the race, BULLISH CHAMPION was not able to close off the race in the Straight and weakened thereafter.

K C Ng was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, wherever possible he should be aware of the tempo of races to ensure that horses ridden by him are able to finish off their races.

When questioned regarding his riding of FORTUNE RED PEPPER, C W Wong advised that he had been instructed to obtain a forward position on FORTUNE RED PEPPER due to the horses light weight.

He said he was further instructed to obtain the lead if possible, however, if another horse led the race, he should sit to its outside.

He said after being slow to begin, he rode FORTUNE RED PEPPER along to make up lost ground.

He said passing the 1200 Metres he was able to improve his position around EMPEROR CLAUDIUS and race outside BULLISH CHAMPION.

He said when he did this, he attempted to steady the tempo of FORTUNE RED PEPPER, however, the horse raced keenly and because of this he was not able to steady the tempo as much as he would have liked.

He said after the 800 Metres he looked to his inside to see if it was available to him to obtain a position behind BULLISH CHAMPION as he was aware that the tempo of the race had been strong.

He said however that FORTUNE RED PEPPER was travelling too keenly at this time and he was not able to shift it behind BULLISH CHAMPION.

He added at the 500 Metres FORTUNE RED PEPPER came under pressure and in the Straight gave ground.

C W Wong was severely reprimanded for his ride on FORTUNE RED PEPPER and advised that his failure to attempt to adequately restrain the horse to prevent it running at a fast tempo had come under notice.

He was advised that he must ensure that he rides his mounts in such a fashion so as to leave no room for query and to ensure that they are able to finish off their races.

C W Wong was further advised that the Stewards had cause to speak to him on a number of occasions last season regarding his riding of horses in races and he must ensure that he rides his mounts with the appropriate level of judgement.

HELENE SPIRIT and MILITARY ATTACK were sent for sampling.


GENERAL : 1.

The following horse was replated in the saddling stalls:-Race 3:WELL DONE (right fore) 2.

After the running of Race 1, the track classification was officially changed from Good to Good to Firm.

This change in the opinion of the Stewards should be recorded as being retrospective.

As a consequence of this, the official results will show Race 1 being run on a track rated Good to Firm.

3.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 9 April 2012 Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of EXPEDITE, BROTHERS IN ARMS, HEROS WIN, CHEERFUL DOUBLE, MEDIC CHAMPION, OHALO, TARREGA, DIAMOND KNIGHT, TELECOM SUPREMO, PANTHER RUN, SOLDIER, LIFE OF BEAUTY, COOL BEAN, MI SAVVY, BULLISH KING, HEALTHY BLUEBERRY, DELTA HEDGE, INTERCHINA STAR, REGENCY LUCK, FINAL ANSWER, CHEETAH BOY, RACING HERO and G-ONE WINNING revealed no apparent abnormality.

4.

Racing Laboratory tests of FULL STAR, TELECOM GOGO, SUNNY SKY, SPEEDY, GORGEOUS LIFE, CHAMPION MOUNT, THE ONLY KID, HIGH RETURN, SEA DIAMOND, MR AWARD, SAMMYS FALCON, GOOD HONG KONG, KEEN MARIE, SIMPLE, GLORY HORSIE, ADMIRATION, GLORIOUS DAYS, CALIFORNIA CHOICE, LITTLE BRIDGE, CAPTAIN SWEET, CLASSIC JEWELLERY, ELEGANCE KLAMMER, WINNING APEX, EARL OF LEITRIM, PACKING WHIZ and WAH MAY STAR (1.4.12) proved negative.

SUMMARY : 1.

Withdrawals Race 2:REAL DRAGON on 13.4.12 on veterinary advice.Race 4:BUMPER STRIKE on 14.4.12 on veterinary advice.Race 6:JACKTHELAD on 14.4.12 on veterinary advice.Race 7:VINTAGE HUSSLER on raceday morning on veterinary advice.

2.

Fine Race 8:J Lloyd (CARTOON FAY FAY): $2,000 for initially weighing out without a girth and a surcingle.

3.

Severe Reprimand Race 10:C W Wong (FORTUNE RED PEPPER) re his riding in the middle stages.

4.

Reprimands Race 1:W C Marwing (SECRET OF WINNING) for shifting in passing the 550 Metres.Race 8:M L Yeung (AOMEN) for shifting in after the 1200 Metres.

5.

Warnings Race 3:M Du Plessis (QUIET CONFIDENCE) for shifting in approaching the 800 Metres.Apprentice K C Ng (ALWAYS WELL) re his riding in the early stages.Race 4:B Prebble (HEI HEI POSH) re conduct.Race 8:M L Yeung (AOMEN) re his riding passing the 500 Metres.Race 10:Apprentice K C Ng (BULLISH CHAMPION) re his riding.

6.

Suspension Race 9:A Suborics (GOOD WORDS) for careless riding passing the 800 Metres (3 - 10 May 2012 on which day he may resume race riding - 2 Hong Kong racedays).

7.

Official Barrier Trials Race 5:NOBLE SAILRace 10:BULLISH CHAMPION 8.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 2:REAL DRAGONRace 4:BUMPER STRIKERace 5:NOBLE SAILWHAT A HEARTRace 6:JACKTHELADRace 7:VINTAGE HUSSLERRUGBY EXPRESSRace 9:TUSCAN SPIRITRace 10:BULLISH CHAMPION