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Race Results:

2 May 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - NAKAYAMA HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1000M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57.5
Sectional Time: 12.91 21.55 23.12

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13EVER BEAUTY (J161)A. SuboricsD. Cruz571322034100:57.51-1-112.91 21.55 23.12
210VICTORY GENERAL (L396)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan451184.23.332.250:57.98-7-213.35 21.79 22.79
35HANNIBAL BARCA (M367)B. PrebbleK. L. Man55130231843.250:58.02-2-312.99 21.67 23.42
44HAPPY CHAMPION (N027)H. W. LaiP. F. Yiu56129131384.250:58.210-12-413.47 22.15 22.62
51GREEN EAGLE (N052)M. Du PlessisY. S. Tsui581337.14.924.250:58.25-3-513.23 21.59 23.42
611INVINCIBLE HEART (L071)T. H. SoK. W. Lui42114231475.250:58.44-6-613.23 21.79 23.41
79FIERY RAIDER (M318)W. C. MarwingC. Fownes511265.78.8160:58.511-9-713.63 21.63 23.26
86BEAUTY KING (N028)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson541299.99.966.250:58.57-8-813.31 21.95 23.31
92SUPREME JEWELLERY (M296)W. PikeJohn Size581338.51056.500:58.63-5-913.15 21.71 23.78
107SECRET OF WINNING (K205)D. WhyteC. H. Yip521275.66.8116.750:58.69-10-1013.35 21.99 23.31
1112OVERNIGHT SUCCESS (L380)C. K. TongT. W. Leung41114489998.250:58.912-11-1113.67 21.83 23.40
128SPICY SHRIMP (L067)M. L. YeungNg Bik-kuen511233054129.250:59.06-4-1213.27 21.55 24.23
Sire:Compton Place
Breed of the Winning Horse:EVER BEAUTY
Dam:Bandanna
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 347.5
place 3 107.5
10 15
5 54.5
quinella 3-10 819
quinella place 3-10 244.5
3-5 793
5-10 136.5
tierce 3-10-5 34230
trio 3-5-10 4444
first 4 3-4-5-10 7676

Recap by phillip woo

Ever Beauty mustered quickly to lead one off the fence from a wide gate, cornered in nearly two lengths on top and kept on nicely to for an upset win. Favourite Victory General settled behind midfield and one off the rails, rounded the final bend five wide and finished off willingly to be a clear second. Hannibal Barca was hard ridden to hold second on the rails, cornered in three deep and was overhauled 50m out for second in a much-improved effort at his third outing in this grade. Happy Champion was beaten for speed at the rear of the field, swung the final bend widest out and was running on with purpose late. Green Eagle enjoyed a cozy run along the fence in fourth, stayed to the inside upon straightening and kept on only evenly under pressure in a disappointing performance. Fiery Raider travelled fourth from the rear and along the fence, straightened one off and whacked on one-paced. Beauty King kept on evenly without ever menacing, despite a gear change to blinkers and switch to Happy Valley. He'll need more time and rating relief. Supreme Jewellery settled fifth and one off the fence, peeled four deep upon straightening and had little to offer over the final 200m with money coming on late. Secret Of Winning faded back from a wide gate to settle third from the rear and two deep, cornered in four deep and never quickened in a surprisingly flat performance.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (583) - NAKAYAMA HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1000 Meters PILLOWIN was withdrawn on 30.4.12 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right hind) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter FIERY RAIDER.

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

FIERY RAIDER and BEAUTY KING were slow to begin.

SUPREME JEWELLERY began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped HANNIBAL BARCA.

After the 700 Metres, SUPREME JEWELLERY shifted out away from the heels of HANNIBAL BARCA, resulting in BEAUTY KING being steadied when crowded for room inside INVINCIBLE HEART.

After this, SUPREME JEWELLERY was awkwardly placed close to the heels of HANNIBAL BARCA.

Approaching the 600 Metres, BEAUTY KING got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of INVINCIBLE HEART.

SECRET OF WINNING, which was following, was hampered in consequence.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, BEAUTY KING got its head on the side and hung out.

At the entrance to the Straight, INVINCIBLE HEART momentarily raced tight between SPICY SHRIMP and VICTORY GENERAL which shifted out to obtain clear running.

Throughout the race, SPICY SHRIMP travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SECRET OF WINNING, D Whyte stated that he had been instructed to ride the horse similarly to the manner in which he rode it two starts ago over the course and distance and from an identical barrier.

He said on that occasion the horse was ridden in about a midfield position and finished off the race strongly to finish second.

He said however that if SECRET OF WINNING began best, he was given the option of obtaining a forward position if circumstances allowed.

He said SECRET OF WINNING began only fairly tonight and got its head up shortly after the start.

He said for this reason he elected to shift SECRET OF WINNING across behind runners and was able to obtain a position just worse than midfield.

He added that after obtaining this position, SECRET OF WINNING travelled in a similar manner to which it did when he last rode the horse, however, unlike on that occasion, SECRET OF WINNING, despite being ridden along, did not finish off the race and was disappointing.

A veterinary inspection of SUPREME JEWELLERY and SECRET OF WINNING after the race did not show any significant findings.

EVER BEAUTY and VICTORY GENERAL were sent for sampling.