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18 April 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 8 - HIBISCUS HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1800M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:49.7
Sectional Time: 13.64 23.78 24.64 24.09 23.61

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14ENABLING (M229)M. Du PlessisJohn Size711241318111:49.72-2-2-162.22 24.17 23.37
27VIGOR DELIGHT (K070)Z. PurtonC. Fownes711246.97.31231:50.212-11-9-262.98 23.81 23.45
32SHINY DAY (M131)Y. T. ChengL. Ho761276.84.673.251:50.21-1-1-362.06 24.09 24.14
46INDIGO WAY (M227)H. W. LaiK. L. Man711224.52.913.501:50.35-6-6-462.66 24.21 23.44
510OWNERS' GLORY (L391)W. M. LaiC. S. Shum631141831541:50.47-7-7-562.78 24.17 23.45
61REGENCY WINNER (K410)M. L. YeungA. S. Cruz80130131734.501:50.48-8-8-662.94 24.17 23.36
73YUE LU TREASURE (J184)C. W. WongD. Hall751267.411106.501:50.811-12-12-763.26 24.01 23.53
88TONBRIDGE (N125)T. AnglandD. Cruz69122142896.751:50.89-9-10-863.02 24.05 23.78
911TRES MAGNIFIQUE (L367)J. LloydD. Ferraris621151212471:50.83-3-4-962.42 24.17 24.28
105FORTUNE WINNER (K315)A. SuboricsP. F. Yiu71124151688.251:51.06-4-3-1062.38 24.21 24.49
119INTERCHINA STAR (J226)T. ClarkS. Woods67120111668.751:51.14-5-5-1162.50 24.25 24.42
1212SUPER STRIKE (L393)K. C. LeungA. Schutz61112181929.501:51.210-10-11-1263.18 24.09 23.99
Sire:High Chaparral
Breed of the Winning Horse:ENABLING
Dam:Joyful
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 182.5
place 4 49.5
7 26.5
2 16.5
quinella 4-7 617
quinella place 4-7 169
2-4 155.5
2-7 78.5
tierce 4-7-2 7409
trio 2-4-7 980
first 4 2-4-6-7 377

Recap by phillip woo

Enabling strolled forward to settle one off the fence in second from gate 11, darted to the front four deep at the 200m and kept up a strong gallop to win well in hand. Vigor Delight travelled second from the rear and one off the fence from gate 11, strolled forward three deep at the 800m to position himself in midfield with cover at the 600m, cornered in six wide and finished up well for second. Shiny Day easily made his way to the front as expected from gate seven, straightened nearly two on top and kept plugging away late to hold third from favourite Indigo Way, who was doing his best work late near the inside after making his run in midfield and on the rails. Owners' Glory ran on without threatening. Regency Winner made his run third from the rear and along the paint, straightened one off the fence and made some ground before peaking 100m out. He needs a break. Yue Lu Treasure eventually found himself at the rear of the pack at the 600m, swung the final bend widest out and kept on passed beaten runners. Tres Magnifique was struggling at the 150m. Specked late, Super Strike was always in a rearward position near the inside, swung the final bend with one wider out and never did get going.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (553) - HIBISCUS HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1800 Meters TONBRIDGE and YUE LU TREASURE were crowded for room at the start between FORTUNE WINNER and ENABLING, both of which shifted ground.

Shortly after the start, SUPER STRIKE and REGENCY WINNER raced in restricted room inside TRES MAGNIFIQUE which shifted in after being bumped by OWNERS GLORY.

From the outside barrier, VIGOR DELIGHT was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, VIGOR DELIGHT was awkwardly placed close to the heels of TONBRIDGE.

Near the 1300 Metres, YUE LU TREASURE and VIGOR DELIGHT bumped on a number of occasions as YUE LU TREASURE attempted to shift in to obtain cover behind TONBRIDGE.

Near the 600 Metres, TONBRIDGE and YUE LU TREASURE raced tight as TONBRIDGE shifted to the outside of OWNERS GLORY.

At the entrance to the Straight, TONBRIDGE was steadied away from the heels of OWNERS GLORY (W M Lai) which shifted out to improve.

W M Lai was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.

Shortly after entering the Straight, SUPER STRIKE raced tight between TONBRIDGE and YUE LU TREASURE.

Near the 150 Metres, REGENCY WINNER momentarily raced tight between INDIGO WAY and TRES MAGNIFIQUE which got its head on the side and shifted in.

Throughout the race, FORTUNE WINNER travelled wide and without cover.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that YUE LU TREASURE had lost its right hind plate.

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

INDIGO WAY, ENABLING and VIGOR DELIGHT were sent for sampling.


GENERAL : 1.

The following horse was replated in the saddling stalls:-Race 1:WORLD WAY (right fore) 2.

15 April 2012 Happy Valley Racemeeting - Race 4 (539) The Stewards tonight afforded A Suborics, the rider of ISTIDE, the opportunity to explain his riding of that horse after the 500 Metres.

A Suborics stated that at this stage of the race he was following ROMANCING TAMAR and passing the 500 Metres he considered shifting out to follow MING HOI TREASURE which was racing in a three wide position.

He said he noted that at this time MING HOI TREASURE was being ridden to maintain its position whilst ROMANCING TAMAR appeared to be travelling better than that horse.

He said rather than shift wider he elected to remain following ROMANCING TAMAR with a view to following that horse rounding the Home Turn and hopefully obtaining a run to its outside as he anticipated that MING HOI TREASURE would give ground bearing in mind the manner in which it was being ridden along.

He said by riding ISTIDE in this manner at this time of the race, this allowed the ultimate winner, ABSOLUTE FANTASY, the opportunity to improve around ISTIDEs outside.

He added shortly after entering the Straight he positioned ISTIDE to obtain a run between ROMANCING TAMAR and MING HOI TREASURE, however, as both those horses maintained their positions, he was obliged to steady ISTIDE and alter course to the inside of ROMANCING TAMAR.

He said after this ISTIDE was impeded to a minor degree, however, as the horse was well beaten he did not ride it out over the final 100 Metres.

A Suborics conceded that in retrospect he had erred in not shifting ISTIDE out rounding the Home Turn rather than relying on a run to eventuate between ROMANCING TAMAR and MING HOI TREASURE.

A Suborics was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, he must ride his mounts in such a manner so as to ensure, wherever possible, they are afforded clear and uninterrupted running.

A Suborics was also reminded of his obligation to ride his mounts out at least hands and heels to the end of the race wherever circumstances permit.

3.

Addition to Racing Incidents Report of 15 April 2012 Happy Valley Racemeeting - Race 3 (538) After the 1000 Metres, SAFARI MAGIC got its head on the side and shifted out after initially being directed out by SHAREMA FEELING which shifted out away from the heels of DEPOT BOY.

SHANGHAI PIONEER, which was racing to the outside of SAFARI MAGIC, was checked in consequence when crowded for room inside SUPER BROTHER.

4.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Happy Valley Racemeeting on 15 April 2012 Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of LUCKY RED, SECRET OF WINNING, MISTER HORSE, LUCKY ARMY, KINGSTON ELITE, MR AWARD, WELL DONE, CONNOISSEURS PICK, ABSOLUTE FANTASY, MING HOI TREASURE, OUR DYNASTY, JUGGERNAUT, BILLION, EASTERN PROMISE, MERRY ANNIVERSARY, HAWTHORNE, DR SUPER, TURF MAGIC, ELEGANCE KLAMMER, JUMBO GOLD, TAI SING YEH, ARRIVED AHEAD, HELENE SPIRIT and MILITARY ATTACK revealed no apparent abnormality.

5.

Racing Laboratory tests of SICHUAN EXPRESS, AMBER SKY, EXPEDITE, KING OF FISH II, BROTHERS IN ARMS, HEROS WIN, CHEERFUL DOUBLE, MEDIC CHAMPION, OHALO, TARREGA, EXPEDIENCE, DIAMOND KNIGHT, KING OF THE DAY, TELECOM SUPREMO, PANTHER RUN, SOLDIER, MERIDIAN TREASURE, 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 (9.4.12) proved negative.

SUMMARY : 1.

Withdrawals Race 4:STALLION SUPREME on raceday morning on veterinary advice.Race 6:FREE AND EASY on 17.4.12 on veterinary advice.Race 7:ENTHUSING on 16.4.12 on veterinary advice.

2.

Warnings Race 7:M Du Plessis (DREAM BUILDER) for shifting out passing the 200 Metres.Race 8:W M Lai (OWNERS GLORY) for shifting out at the entrance to the Straight.General:A Suborics (ISTIDE) re his riding after the 500 Metres and the manner in which he rode his mount out over the concluding stages.

3.

Suspension Race 3:Z Purton (GRAND ELITE) for careless riding approaching the 1300 Metres (30 April 2012 - 7 May 2012 on which day he may resume race riding - 2 Hong Kong racedays).

4.

Irregular Heart Rhythm Race 3:MATSUKAZE 5.

Official Barrier Trials Race 3:MATSUKAZERace 5:MALHECHOR GOLDRace 6:LOVING ALL 6.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 3:MATSUKAZERace 4:STALLION SUPREMERace 5:MALHECHOR GOLDRace 6:FREE AND EASY; LOVING ALLRace 7:ENTHUSING