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15 April 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 9 - THE HONG KONG EXCHANGES CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP)

Class 1 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09.2
Sectional Time: 23.41 22.72 23.07

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110LEGENDARY DRAGON (N172)M. Du PlessisP. F. Yiu83113126.541:09.23-3-123.61 22.80 22.79
25ARRIVED AHEAD (M068)T. H. SoL. Ho97122108.6101.251:09.31-1-223.41 22.72 23.24
39CHARLES THE GREAT (N171)J. LloydJ. Moore921172.63.3231:09.69-8-324.09 22.96 22.61
42TAI SING YEH (L037)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson10313332.913.251:09.74-5-423.73 22.88 23.12
51HORSE GALORE (L220)T. AnglandY. S. Tsui103133282763.751:09.85-4-523.77 22.80 23.23
66WINDICATOR POWER (L424)B. PrebbleC. Fownes94124202683.751:09.810-10-624.29 22.96 22.55
711HAPPY YEAH YEAH (M085)M. L. YeungA. Lee82110262034.501:09.92-2-723.45 22.92 23.53
87GROOVY (L401)K. C. NgC. H. Yip88108281454.501:09.98-9-824.05 23.00 22.87
912CARRY THE ZEAL (M010)W. M. LaiD. Hall81111355995.501:10.011-11-924.37 22.88 22.81
103GOOD WORDS (L371)A. SuboricsA. S. Cruz100130175375.501:10.06-6-1023.89 22.92 23.28
114PIZZAZZ (L145)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan981261816116.501:10.212-12-1124.77 22.72 22.76
128TUSCAN SPIRIT (K055)C. K. TongC. W. Chang881164799127.251:10.37-7-1223.97 22.84 23.53
Sire:Holy Roman Emperor
Breed of the Winning Horse:LEGENDARY DRAGON
Dam:Najiya
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 65.5
place 10 21
5 26
9 13.5
quinella 5-10 289
quinella place 5-10 83
9-10 41.5
5-9 51.5
tierce 10-5-9 1483
trio 5-9-10 225
first 4 2-5-9-10 114

Recap by phillip woo

Firming late, Legendary Dragon was prominently ridden third and one off the fence after jumping alertly, rallied four wide upon straightening and quickened well off a light weight to take control 100m out to remain unbeaten in three outings at Happy Valley. Arrived Ahead pressed forward off a four deep trip from gate 10 to lead outright at the 800m, straightened nearly two lengths on top three deep and kept on gamely for second. He appears to have another win inside him. Charles The Great bided his time behind midfield and two deep, swung the final bend with two wider out and finished off with purpose to snare third. Favourite Tai Sing Yeh travelled a handy fourth along the fence, straightened three deep and kept on OK with every chance. Windicator Power made his run third from the rear and two deep after a sluggish break, cornered in with two wider out and was making a decent bid when the race was all over. Horse Galore was up on the speed in third, before settling back to fifth and one off the fence at the 800m, rallied five wide upon straightening and whacked away one-paced, while plunged late.

Racing Incident Report

Race Nine: (544) - THE HONG KONG EXCHANGES CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP) - Class 1 - 1200 Meters WINDICATOR POWER was crowded for room at the start between GOOD WORDS and CARRY THE ZEAL which began awkwardly and shifted in.

TUSCAN SPIRIT began awkwardly.

A Suborics (GOOD WORDS) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that passing the 800 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of GROOVY, causing that horse to be checked and lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

A Suborics was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 10 May 2012 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Happy Valley racemeeting on Wednesday, 2 May 2012.

GROOVY had difficulty obtaining clear running until approaching the 100 Metres.

After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on TUSCAN SPIRIT at the request of Trainer C W Chang.

The Veterinary Surgeon said this examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

Before being allowed to race again, TUSCAN SPIRIT will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Also after the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that LEGENDARY DRAGON had lost its left front plate and that CHARLES THE GREAT had sustained a cut wound to the right hock.

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

TAI SING YEH, LEGENDARY DRAGON and ARRIVED AHEAD were sent for sampling.