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Race Results:

2 May 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - KYOTO HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1650M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.8
Sectional Time: 28.38 25.09 24.66 23.72

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
17BLESSING (J337)T. AnglandA. Schutz671228.61031:41.86-7-9-154.03 24.74 23.08
26ZACHARY (N146)H. W. LaiK. W. Lui68121161411SH1:41.81-1-1-253.47 24.66 23.73
31FLYING IN (K120)D. WhyteK. L. Man7813364.240.751:42.04-5-6-353.79 24.82 23.39
42ALWAYS SOMETHING (K288)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz731261012521:42.17-4-2-453.67 24.58 23.91
58HORSE APLENTY (M376)W. C. MarwingY. S. Tsui6712232.912.251:42.22-3-3-553.67 24.70 23.85
610SUMMER DASH (M105)J. LloydD. Hall641198.613731:42.39-10-10-654.27 24.66 23.41
79DREAM BUILDER (M201)M. Du PlessisC. Fownes64119161093.501:42.410-9-8-754.11 24.62 23.68
811SHIFACHI TRADITION (L013)T. ClarkR. Gibson62117121263.501:42.43-2-4-853.59 24.78 24.06
95AMITYSHIP (K023)C. K. TongP. F. Yiu68121162824.501:42.55-6-5-953.91 24.66 23.99
103FLUKE (J061)T. H. SoL. Ho701222119105.501:42.78-8-7-1054.07 24.58 24.09
114LEGEND EXPRESS (K224)A. SuboricsP. F. Yiu6912414208TNP-----
Sire:Danehill Dancer
Breed of the Winning Horse:BLESSING
Dam:Lovers Quarrel
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 7 105
place 7 29.5
6 40.5
1 16
quinella 6-7 449.5
quinella place 6-7 215.5
1-7 84
1-6 99.5
tierce 7-6-1 6147
trio 1-6-7 958
first 4 1-2-6-7 2010

Recap by phillip woo

Blessing travelled fourth from the rear and one off, peeled into the clear with one wider out and quickened nicely to get up in the shadows of the post for the win. Zachary went forward from a wide gate to dictate the running at moderate fractions, straightened three quarter on top and was pipped in the dying stages. Flying In settled fourth and one off, was back to around midfield as the tempo slackened, cornered in with two wider out and stayed on well for a placing. Always Something worked mid-race from a position fourth from the rear to attack the leader Zachary at the 700m, cornered in four deep and gave way over the final 100m. Horse A Plenty enjoyed the run of the race on the back of the speed, straightened one off with every chance and kept on one-paced over the final 150m in a disappointing performance as the favourite. Summer Dash made his run at the rear after a slow break and only kept on late passed beaten runners. Dream Builder travelled second from the rear along the inside, stayed to the paint upon straightening and made only kept on passed beaten runners with money piling on late. Shifachi Tradition was prominently ridden three deep near the speed, cornered four deep and was struggling 150m out with every chance. He's had his chances and will need a drop in grade. Legend Express reared and dumped his rider at the break.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (586) - KYOTO HANDICAP - Class 3 (Special Conditions) - 1650 Meters A veterinary examination of BLESSING, which had been reported to have kicked out at a wall in the holding stalls, revealed a superficial abrasion over the right hock.

The Veterinary Officer said that BLESSING was suitable to race.

DREAM BUILDER began awkwardly and lost ground at the start.

Approaching the 1000 Metres, BLESSING shifted out when proving difficult to settle and being awkwardly placed close to the heels of FLYING IN and in doing so bumped ALWAYS SOMETHING, taking that horse wider.

FLUKE, which was following ALWAYS SOMETHING, was checked away from the heels of that horse in consequence.

After this, ALWAYS SOMETHING was left racing wide and without cover and after the 900 Metres was allowed to stride into a more forward position.

After this incident, BLESSING continued to prove difficult to settle when awkwardly placed close to the heels of FLYING IN.

After the 700 Metres, FLUKE was left racing wide and without cover.

Near the 250 Metres, SUMMER DASH was awkwardly placed inside the heels of FLYING IN, then near the 150 Metres was momentarily steadied when crowded for room between SHIFACHI TRADITION and FLYING IN which shifted in marginally.

At the 200 Metres, AMITYSHIP was steadied away from the heels of SHIFACHI TRADITION.

The Stewards deferred the declaration of weighed-in whilst they considered if LEGEND EXPRESS had been afforded a fair start.

After viewing the videos, the Stewards ascertained that as the start was effected, LEGEND EXPRESS became fractious, reared and then remained in the barriers for a considerable period.

After the field had travelled approximately 100 Metres, LEGEND EXPRESS exited the barrier stalls riderless.

As the Stewards formed the view that LEGEND EXPRESS had been afforded a fair start, the horse was deemed to be a runner.

Prior to being permitted to race again, LEGEND EXPRESS will be required to satisfactorily undertake a series of consecutive official barrier trials.

When questioned, W C Marwing (HORSE APLENTY) stated that he had been instructed to obtain cover on the horse behind the leaders if possible, however, it was acceptable for him to lead on the horse on condition that it was able to obtain an uncontested lead.

He said in the early stages ZACHARY, from a wide barrier, was ridden along to obtain the lead and therefore passing the winning post on the first occasion he steadied HORSE APLENTY to allow that horse to cross.

He said after the 1200 Metres ZACHARY shifted across to race on the rail in front of HORSE APLENTY and at this time HORSE APLENTY commenced to prove difficult to settle and had to be steadied away from the heels of ZACHARY for some distance.

Trainer Y S Tsui confirmed the instructions given to W C Marwing in tonights race.

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

HORSE APLENTY, BLESSING and ZACHARY were sent for sampling.