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Race Results:

25 April 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 3 - KENT HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - C+3
Course: HV Rainy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.6
Sectional Time: 24.09 23.28 23.28

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
17BEAR EXPRESS (M351)W. C. MarwingD. Hall501255.33.811:10.67-8-124.49 23.32 22.84
26HIGH RETURN (K164)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip521275.86.37Nose1:10.62-2-224.09 23.32 23.25
32CHARMGOLD (K002)H. W. LaiL. Ho5813116168N1:10.76-3-324.41 23.08 23.23
49SUNSHINE KID (M080)O. DoleuzeC. W. Chang481233.73.220.751:10.71-1-424.09 23.28 23.42
55PURE FORCE (M298)D. WhyteNg Bik-kuen551306.71251.751:10.98-9-524.53 23.44 22.98
63INTELLECTUALSTRIDE (L409)B. PrebbleY. S. Tsui571326.77.71121:10.912-12-624.85 23.28 22.85
74LONGWAH RISING (J297)A. SuboricsT. W. Leung57132191862.751:11.05-6-724.33 23.36 23.38
810MEGA POSH (M251)T. ClarkC. S. Shum47122381933.251:11.14-4-824.29 23.32 23.55
911OCEAN WIDE (J132)U. RispoliNg Ting-keung471221831123.501:11.23-5-924.13 23.48 23.60
108DIAMOND ANGEL (M212)K. C. LeungK. L. Man491227399103.751:11.29-7-1024.57 23.12 23.55
111BET ON ME (K376)C. K. TongP. F. Yiu58131151794.751:11.410-10-1124.69 23.36 23.35
1212BARCELONA TOO (N093)T. H. SoD. Ferraris46118609948.251:11.911-11-1224.73 23.32 23.92
Sire:Stravinsky
Breed of the Winning Horse:BEAR EXPRESS
Dam:Mariana
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 7 38
place 7 17
6 20.5
2 47.5
quinella 6-7 135
quinella place 6-7 52
2-7 105.5
2-6 146.5
tierce 7-6-2 2661
trio 2-6-7 603
first 4 2-6-7-9 319

Recap by phillip woo

Firming late, Bear Express made his run in midfield and along the fence, tended to wander about four-to-five wide upon straightening and eventually hit full stride at the 100m to get up in the shadows of the post for a maiden win. High Return was prominent and deep in the run, before rushing up to sit outside the leader at the 800m, straightened three deep, hit the lead 50m out and found one better in the dying stages. Charmgold was caught three deep without cover ahead of midfield, moved to third at the 600m, straightened five wide and stayed on well to just finish behind the top pair. Sunshine Kid was hard ridden early on to lead, was pestered by High Return at the 800m, cornered a half-length on top and was headed in the final 50m for a placing. Pure Force settled midfield, before fading back to settle fourth from the rear and two deep, cornered four wide, shifted further into the clear at the 200m and was making good ground late. He's improving and may be looking for the 1,200m or 1,400m at Sha Tin. Intellectualstride bided his time at the rear from gate 11, peeled into the clear with one wider out at the 250m and was getting going late when the race was all but over. Fancied at long odds, Mega Posh travelled on the back of the speed in fourth along the rails, cornered in one off the fence and found little over the final 200m with every chance.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (566) - KENT HANDICAP - Class 4 (Special Conditions) - 1200 Meters At declaration time, H W Lai was declared as the rider of both CHARMGOLD and DIAMOND ANGEL.

It was established that H W Lai had been inadvertently declared as the rider of DIAMOND ANGEL when in fact K C Leung had been engaged to ride that horse.

For this declaration error, Trainer K L Man was fined $2,000.

When being saddled, BARCELONA TOO became fractious, reared and struck its head.

On arrival at the Start, BARCELONA TOO was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

Also on arrival at the Start, OCEAN WIDE had its right front plate refitted.

OCEAN WIDE was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

BET ON ME began awkwardly and then shortly after the start was crowded for room between CHARMGOLD which shifted out after also beginning awkwardly and DIAMOND ANGEL which at this time was taken in by OCEAN WIDE which shifted in.

In this incident, DIAMOND ANGEL was steadied when crowded for room between BET ON ME and OCEAN WIDE.

Because of this, BET ON ME raced back in the field.

PURE FORCE and LONGWAH RISING bumped at the start, resulting in PURE FORCE being taken in onto BARCELONA TOO which was crowded for room between that horse and MEGA POSH.

Shortly after the start, INTELLECTUALSTRIDE, which was being steadied with a view to shifting across behind runners, was momentarily awkwardly placed inside the heels of OCEAN WIDE.

Making the first turn after the 1000 Metres, LONGWAH RISING proved very difficult to settle and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of OCEAN WIDE for some distance.

Passing the 900 Metres, BET ON ME proved very difficult to settle and was checked away from the heels of PURE FORCE for some distance.

Also passing the 900 Metres, INTELLECTUALSTRIDE, which was travelling strongly, was checked when crowded for room inside BARCELONA TOO (T H So) which shifted in.

T H So was advised that whilst there were some circumstances to this incident, nonetheless he was reprimanded and told that he must be sufficiently clear when shifting ground in similar circumstances.

Approaching the 700 Metres, CHARMGOLD was left racing wide and without cover.

Approaching the 600 Metres, OCEAN WIDE shifted in and bumped MEGA POSH when proving difficult to settle and getting its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of HIGH RETURN.

LONGWAH RISING, which was following OCEAN WIDE, was steadied in consequence.

Near the 450 Metres, LONGWAH RISING and DIAMOND ANGEL bumped.

Passing the 400 Metres, INTELLECTUALSTRIDE was steadied when attempting a tight run between BARCELONA TOO and PURE FORCE.

A veterinary inspection of BET ON ME after the race did not show any significant findings.

SUNSHINE KID, BEAR EXPRESS and HIGH RETURN were sent for sampling.