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Race Results:

21 April 2012 - Sha Tin


Class 1 - 1400M - C+3
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:21.6
Sectional Time: 13.72 22.27 22.88 22.80

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
15WAH MAY STAR (M254)D. WhyteY. S. Tsui901183.12.511:21.62-2-2-136.11 22.80 22.76
26REAL SUPREME (L247)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz891155.29.75N1:21.73-1-1-235.99 22.88 22.86
314G-ONE WINNING (M392)J. LloydJohn Size841135.33.622.251:22.05-5-5-336.39 22.72 22.94
41FAMILISTS (M102)K. C. NgD. Hall1041222020103.251:22.111-10-8-436.91 22.60 22.67
52CHATER WAY (L093)Z. PurtonD. Ferraris1011291516143.251:22.214-14-9-537.07 22.48 22.66
612KEEN WONGCHOY (L223)K. C. LeungA. Schutz851131416133.751:22.213-8-7-636.63 22.72 22.94
711DRAGON FIGHTER (L260)M. L. YeungA. Lee85110124474.501:22.41-3-3-736.15 22.88 23.38
83HANDSOME ZULU (M024)C. K. TongL. Ho100126429935.751:22.59-6-6-836.47 22.72 23.40
99HELENE FUN STAR (N105)H. W. LaiR. Gibson86112489967.251:22.88-9-12-936.75 23.04 23.04
104NOBLE ALPHA (M339)B. PrebbleC. W. Chang98126169.3127.501:22.812-12-11-1036.95 22.80 23.11
118GROOVY (L401)C. W. WongC. H. Yip8611251991181:22.910-13-13-1136.99 22.96 23.00
1213NEW DEERFIELD (N005)W. M. LaiD. Cruz85111212088.251:22.96-7-10-1236.59 23.00 23.40
137FREDERICK ENGELS (N187)T. ClarkJ. Moore91116161698.751:23.07-11-14-1336.95 23.00 23.13
1410CHINA POWER (M400)M. Du PlessisP. F. Yiu8511340994111:23.44-4-4-1436.23 22.84 24.36
Sire:Fusaichi Pegasus
Breed of the Winning Horse:WAH MAY STAR
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 5 25.5
place 5 13.5
6 28.5
14 15.5
quinella 5-6 121.5
quinella place 5-6 48
5-14 26
6-14 59
tierce 5-6-14 577
trio 5-6-14 127
first 4 1-5-6-14 360

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Wah May Star jumped well from gate one to enjoy the run of the race behind the leader Real Supreme, worked to the lead at the 250m and kept that rival at bay to chalk up a fourth win on the campaign with a further step up in class. At three years of age, he appears to have further improvement to come. Real Supreme went forward to lead one off the fence at the 1,200m, straightened a half-length on top and kept on gamely when headed to be a clear second. Well-punted late, G-One Winning recovered after a slow break to quickly settle fifth and along the rails at the 1,300m, barged his way into the clear four deep at the 300m and ran on steadily. Familists lost ground back to fourth from the rear and along the inside after copping a check at the 900m, straightened five wide and out-dashed Chater Way for fourth. Chater Way was taken back to last from a wide gate, cornered in four deep and ran on well. Specked late, Keen Wongchoy quickly crossed over and rushed up to settle behind midfield and on the rails at the 1,250m after breaking from gate 13, shifted into the clear six wide upon straightening and kept on evenly with a step up in class. Noble Alpha kept on passed beaten runners.

Racing Incident Report

Race Ten: (563) - PARTNERING FOR THE COMMUNITY HANDICAP - Class 1 - 1400 Meters On arrival at the barriers, the tongue tie fitted to KEEN WONGCHOY was replaced.

NEW DEERFIELD began awkwardly.

From a wide barrier, KEEN WONGCHOY was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

G-ONE WINNING was slow to begin.

In the early stages, GROOVY, which was shifted across behind runners shortly after the start, proved very difficult to settle and over-raced for a considerable distance and near the 1100 Metres shifted out and away from the heels of FREDERICK ENGELS when continuing to prove difficult to settle.

After this, GROOVY travelled wide and without cover.

W M Lai (NEW DEERFIELD) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 900 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of HELENE FUN STAR, causing that horse to be hampered and taken across the rightful running of FAMILISTS which as a result was checked and lost the running to which it was rightfully entitled after being crowded on the hindquarters of KEEN WONGCHOY.

W M Lai was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Monday, 7 May 2012 on which day he may resume race riding (3 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Happy Valley racemeeting on Wednesday, 25 April 2012.

In addition, W M Lai was fined $15,000 in lieu of a suspension for a period incorporating one further raceday.

Passing the 900 Metres, KEEN WONGCHOY got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of G-ONE WINNING.

After the 400 Metres, REAL SUPREME got its head on the side and hung in and in doing so crowded WAH MAY STAR, causing both horses to become unbalanced.

Near the 300 Metres, CHATER WAY was steadied away from the heels of CHINA POWER which was giving ground.

After the 300 Metres, FREDERICK ENGELS got its head on the side and hung out under pressure.

Close to the finishing line, CHATER WAY and FAMILISTS raced tight.

Throughout the race, DRAGON FIGHTER travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of NOBLE ALPHA, B Prebble stated that it had been decided to ride the horse quietly from barrier 12 as, in his opinion, it had raced best both overseas and in Hong Kong when ridden from off the speed.

He said after shifting across behind runners in the early stages, NOBLE ALPHA travelled only fairly in the early and middle stages.

He said at the entrance to the Straight he shifted NOBLE ALPHA out into clear running, however, the horse got its head on the side and hung out.

He said despite being ridden along, NOBLE ALPHA did not respond to his riding and was disappointing.

He added that he had ridden NOBLE ALPHA in its track work in the lead up to todays race and, in his opinion, this work was very good.

He said today that NOBLE ALPHA raced flat.

A veterinary inspection of NOBLE ALPHA and FREDERICK ENGELS after the race did not show any significant findings.

WAH MAY STAR and REAL SUPREME were sent for sampling.


After the running of Race 4, the track classification was officially changed from Good to Yielding to Good.

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 4 being run on a track rated Good.


Additional Veterinary Reports from Happy Valley Racemeeting on 18 April 2012 Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of NOVEL START, ASMODAI, MR SPEEDY, OREILLY MAGIC, JADE PINS, DILIGENT III, GRAND ELITE, SURFER BOY, GOLD EDITION, LIBERATOR, CARTHAGE, MASTER RIO, SEA THE PEARLS, HORSE APLENTY, STRAIGHT FORWARD, ZACHARY, INDIGO WAY, ENABLING and VIGOR DELIGHT revealed no apparent abnormality.


Withdrawals Race 2:DARS AUTO on 19.4.12 on veterinary advice.GOLDMEN Y Y on 20.4.12 by order of the Stewards.Race 7:DIAMOND ELEGANCE on 19.4.12 on veterinary advice.Race 8:THE PEAK on 20.4.12 on veterinary advice.


Fines Race 2:Trainer T K Ng (GOLDMEN Y Y): $20,000 for a breach of Rule 50(2).Race 5:D Whyte (FLORAL MAN): $3,000 for improper use of the whip.Race 8:M L Yeung (NIGHTLIGN): $2,000 for initially presenting himself to weigh out without a girth and a surcingle.Race 10:W M Lai (NEW DEERFIELD): $15,000 for careless riding near the 900 Metres.


Severe Reprimand Race 2:M L Yeung (NICKU) for shifting in passing the 1400 Metres.


Reprimand Race 3:A Suborics (HINYUEN PALADIN) for shifting in near the 700 Metres.


Warnings Race 1:M L Yeung (YOUNG SUPREME) re the manner in which he rode his mount out over the concluding stages.Race 6:W M Lai (NICE FOLKS) for shifting in near the 1100 Metres.Race 9:B Prebble (FLASH KNIGHT) for shifting in close to the line.


Suspension Race 10:W M Lai (NEW DEERFIELD) for careless riding near the 900 Metres (26 April 2012 - 7 May 2012 on which day he may resume race riding - 3 Hong Kong racedays).


Irregular Heart Rhythm Race 2:PEGASUS SUPREME 8.

Stalls Test Race 8:SEA DIAMOND 9.