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Race Results:

25 April 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - HEREFORD HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - C+3
Course: HV Rainy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.7
Sectional Time: 24.66 23.45 22.62

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12SHIBALA (K230)K. C. NgK. L. Man561196.99.661:10.72-2-124.74 23.45 22.54
210URBAN DANCER (M179)M. L. YeungC. S. Shum49119131431.751:11.01-1-224.66 23.45 22.90
312SHANGHAI PIONEER (L252)H. W. LaiT. W. Leung411121521421:11.05-6-324.94 23.61 22.49
44WINSOME (M261)B. PrebbleC. Fownes531262.41.822.751:11.16-7-425.10 23.49 22.59
56TEAM WORK (H276)O. DoleuzeY. S. Tsui521257.29.652.751:11.13-5-524.86 23.53 22.80
69SUPREME HONG KONG (M219)M. ChadwickA. T. Millard49120181284.251:11.49-10-625.22 23.57 22.62
77BESPOKE MASTER (L227)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip5112498.314.251:11.44-4-724.86 23.49 23.08
83BRILLIANT ONE (G212)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung551261824114.751:11.412-12-825.50 23.53 22.46
91JADE CHRISTY (M412)A. SuboricsP. F. Yiu601331013751:11.510-9-925.30 23.49 22.76
1011FULL VALUE (M413)K. C. LeungR. Gibson4211357601271:11.88-3-1025.14 23.21 23.51
118JOLLY GOOD CHAMP (M006)M. Du PlessisK. W. Lui50123456998.251:12.011-11-1125.34 23.61 23.10
125LIVERPOOL LAD (N071)T. H. SoL. Ho5212246991091:12.17-8-1225.10 23.69 23.37
Sire:Exceed And Excel
Breed of the Winning Horse:SHIBALA
Dam:Bare Elegance
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 96.5
place 2 24.5
10 31
12 62
quinella 2-10 495.5
quinella place 2-10 137
2-12 200
10-12 332
tierce 2-10-12 15013
trio 2-10-12 2794
first 4 2-4-10-12 939

Recap by phillip woo

Shibala sat outside the leader in second, cornered in three deep, hit the front 200m out and drew clear for a nice win to remain unbeaten in two Happy Valley outings over this trip. Urban Dancer went straight to the front from gate three, straightened a half-length on top and kept on gamely to just hold second. Shanghai Pioneer settled fifth and one off the fence, rounded the final bend six wide and ran on steadily late to add value to the exotics. Winsome settled midfield and on the rails behind a slackening pace, cornered in three deep and kept on rather disappointingly to just edge Team Work for fourth. Team Work settled effectively one-out, one-back, rounded the final bend five wide and only held his ground over the final 150m. In-the-market late, Supreme Hong Kong made his run fourth from the rear and two deep, peeled into the clear with two wider out at the 300m and made some ground late without menacing in his first try at Happy Valley. Bespoke Master enjoyed a soft run in fourth along the inside, stayed to the inside upon straightening and had little to offer over the last 100m with every chance. Jade Christy made his run third from the rear and along the inside after being steadied approaching the 800m, stayed to the inside upon straightening and kept on evenly without ever threatening. Specked late, Full Value swung the final bend widest out and had little more to offer over the final 200m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (568) - HEREFORD HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200 Meters JADE CHRISTY shifted in at the start and bumped SHIBALA which became unbalanced.

SUPREME HONG KONG began awkwardly.

Shortly after the start, WINSOME was inconvenienced by URBAN DANCER which got its head on the side and shifted in.

Near the 800 Metres, LIVERPOOL LAD got its head up when racing close to the heels of TEAM WORK.

For some distance approaching and passing the 800 Metres, SHANGHAI PIONEER was awkwardly placed close to the heels of SHIBALA.

Passing the 700 Metres, JOLLY GOOD CHAMP shifted out when over-racing and travelling close to the heels of LIVERPOOL LAD.

Passing the 150 Metres, Apprentice K C Ng (SHIBALA) dropped his whip.

After the 150 Metres, URBAN DANCER got its head on the side and shifted out.

K C Leung, the rider of FULL VALUE, which throughout the race travelled wide and without cover, reported that making the first turn his saddle shifted to the right hand side.

He said that he was able to correct the saddle approaching the 600 Metres.

As this was the third occasion in recent times that the saddles on horses trained by Mr R Gibson had shifted in races, the Stewards interviewed him regarding this matter.

Mr Gibson stated that he had not altered the equipment used on horses trained by him throughout this season and it was only of late that these issues had occurred.

He said he will review the equipment he uses on his horses in races to ensure that, wherever possible, the saddles remain in their proper positions.

When questioned, A Suborics stated that after discussing the tactics to be adopted on JADE CHRISTY, it was decided to ride the horse more quietly than had previously been the case.

He said that there was considerable speed drawn inside of JADE CHRISTY tonight and it was felt that if the horse were to be ridden to obtain a forward position as is usual, the horse may be left racing wide.

He said after shifting JADE CHRISTY across to follow the favourite, WINSOME, in the early stages, JADE CHRISTY commenced to over-race passing the 1000 Metres and had to be checked away from the heels of WINSOME for some distance.

He said that in the Straight JADE CHRISTY got its head on the side and hung in.

After the race, B Prebble reported that WINSOME, which was backing up after running at last Wednesdays Happy Valley racemeeting, did not travel as strongly as it had previously in its races and, in his opinion, may not have backed up in tonights race.

He said WINSOME raced tonight like a horse which is looking for further ground.

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

WINSOME, SHIBALA and URBAN DANCER were sent for sampling.