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15 April 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 8 - THE BEIJING CLUBHOUSE ANNIVERSARY CUP (HANDICAP)

Class 3 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:40.9
Sectional Time: 27.67 25.09 24.92 23.31

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11FUN RIDER (K231)T. AnglandD. Cruz851334.65.981:40.99-9-8-153.92 24.32 22.75
26JUMBO GOLD (K393)M. Du PlessisC. Fownes8012821353SH1:41.04-4-3-253.08 24.80 23.12
311NOBLE DELUXE (M063)T. H. SoL. Ho72115128.210.501:41.05-5-5-353.28 24.76 23.03
43CARTOON FAY FAY (N014)J. LloydA. T. Millard81129213241.251:41.16-6-6-453.36 24.72 23.10
57ELEGANCE KLAMMER (M228)B. PrebbleJ. Moore781264.33.851.501:41.28-7-7-553.56 24.68 22.97
62AOMEN (N008)M. L. YeungJohn Size831285.75.1101.501:41.27-8-9-653.60 24.68 22.96
74FLYING CHAPARRAL (M245)W. C. MarwingNg Bik-kuen81129121021.501:41.23-3-4-753.00 24.88 23.36
85OTTIMO (K238)K. C. NgC. H. Yip81119128.463.251:41.51-1-1-852.76 24.92 23.83
910YUE LU TREASURE (J184)C. W. WongD. Hall751219.612123.251:41.512-12-12-954.44 24.40 22.68
1012HAPPY SEVEN (K155)H. W. LaiK. L. Man65111425575.501:41.82-2-2-1052.80 24.96 24.10
118GREAT RENOWN (K359)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson751231225971:42.011-11-11-1154.20 24.40 23.49
129VIVA FREEDOM (M037)A. SuboricsA. Schutz751232119117.251:42.110-10-10-1254.16 24.32 23.69
Sire:Encosta De Lago
Breed of the Winning Horse:FUN RIDER
Dam:Danesty
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 59.5
place 1 17.5
6 78.5
11 30.5
quinella 1-6 1385
quinella place 1-6 318
1-11 134
6-11 456
tierce 1-6-11 18545
trio 1-6-11 3719
first 4 1-3-6-11 16237

Recap by phillip woo

Fun Rider travelled fourth from the rear and two deep, took off widest out at the 500m, swung the final bend in the centre of the course and thundered home under a big weight to nail outsider Jumbo Gold in the final stride with a drop in grade. Jumbo Gold switched off nicely in fourth and one off the fence, worked to the lead five deep at the 200m and kept on gamely to be denied late. Noble Deluxe settled fifth and on the rails, cornered in three deep and stayed on well to hold third. Cartoon Fay Fay kept on well in a much-improved effort after getting castrated. He's worth jotting down over a longer trip. Favourite, Elegance Klammer was tight for room when straightening and only got a clear run at the 100m. Aomen slotted in from a wide gate outside Elegance Klammer in the run in midfield, lugged in after straightening six wide and eventually got going without threatening. Flying Chaparral enjoyed a dream run behind the leader Ottimo, stayed to the inside upon straightening and only held his ground over the final 100m. Yue Lu Treasure had trouble staying in touch at the back, while Viva Freedom was badly checked off the heels of Fun Rider at the 600m and was again on that one's heels at the 400m and found little soon after straightening in his course debut.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (543) - THE BEIJING CLUBHOUSE ANNIVERSARY CUP (HANDICAP) - Class 3 - 1650 Meters J Lloyd (CARTOON FAY FAY) was fined $2,000 for initially weighing out without a girth and a surcingle.

VIVA FREEDOM got its head up at the start and began awkwardly.

After this, VIVA FREEDOM was taken across behind runners.

After the 1200 Metres, FUN RIDER got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of AOMEN which itself was racing close to the heels of CARTOON FAY FAY.

For some distance after this, AOMEN continued to be awkwardly placed close to the heels of CARTOON FAY FAY and shifted out momentarily away from the heels of that horse.

When AOMEN shifted out, FUN RIDER, which was continuing to prove difficult to settle, improved to be racing to the inside of AOMEN where there was tight running.

AOMEN (M L Yeung) then shifted in slightly, resulting in FUN RIDER being taken in across the running of VIVA FREEDOM which as a result was severely checked.

GREAT RENOWN, which was racing outside of VIVA FREEDOM, was hampered in consequence.

M L Yeung was advised that whilst there were a number of circumstances associated with this incident, in particular the tempo of the race and the manner in which AOMEN and FUN RIDER were racing at that time, nonetheless after shifting out, he should have been more alert to the fact that horses had improved to his inside prior to shifting back in.

M L Yeung was reprimanded and advised to exercise more care in future.

Near the 900 Metres, FUN RIDER, which was continuing to over-race, shifted in away from the heels of AOMEN which was also proving difficult to settle and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of CARTOON FAY FAY.

When FUN RIDER shifted in, VIVA FREEDOM, which was racing to its inside, was again checked.

Near the 400 Metres, VIVA FREEDOM was checked away from the heels of ELEGANCE KLAMMER.

Near the 150 Metres, OTTIMO shifted out under pressure and bumped ELEGANCE KLAMMER.

Approaching the 100 Metres, HAPPY SEVEN, which was giving ground, was steadied when crowded for room between ELEGANCE KLAMMER which shifted out slightly and AOMEN which shifted in away from the heels of CARTOON FAY FAY which itself shifted in when awkwardly placed inside the heels of FUN RIDER.

No action was taken.

Over the concluding stages, ELEGANCE KLAMMER was awkwardly placed close to the heels of NOBLE DELUXE.

Because of this, ELEGANCE KLAMMER was not able to be properly tested.

When questioned regarding his riding of AOMEN passing the 500 Metres, M L Yeung stated that at this time his mount shifted out momentarily when awkwardly placed close to the heels of CARTOON FAY FAY.

He said having in mind that AOMEN had over-raced in the early and middle stages, he was reluctant to shift to the outside of CARTOON FAY FAY at this time as he wished to retain cover for as long as possible so as to allow AOMEN to finish off the race.

He said for this reason he shifted AOMEN back in to remain racing behind CARTOON FAY FAY.

He said as he did this FUN RIDER improved its position quickly to his outside.

He said when he became aware that FUN RIDER was improving its position around AOMEN, he attempted to shift to the outside of CARTOON FAY FAY, however, FUN RIDER had momentum and prevented him from being able to shift out from behind CARTOON FAY FAY.

He added when he attempted to shift out, FUN RIDER and AOMEN bumped.

He said after this AOMEN was held up for clear running rounding the Home Turn.

M L Yeung conceded that in retrospect he had erred in not shifting AOMEN to the outside of CARTOON FAY FAY which allowed FUN RIDER, the eventual winner, the opportunity to improve around him at this time.

M L Yeung was advised that, in the opinion of the Stewards, he had failed to exercise the appropriate level of judgement expected of a jockey in the prevailing circumstances.

He was further advised to ensure that he rides his mounts in such a manner so as to give them every opportunity to obtain clear running.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that FUN RIDER had lost its left front and right hind plates and that it had sustained an abrasion wound to the right hind cannon.

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

ELEGANCE KLAMMER, FUN RIDER and JUMBO GOLD were sent for sampling.