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Race Results:

27 May 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 3 - INDIGENOUS HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - A
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.2
Sectional Time: 23.86 22.83 23.53

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14HAPPY CHAMPION (N027)H. W. LaiP. F. Yiu541267.77.531:10.25-4-124.30 22.71 23.21
27HOLYANGELHOLY (N274)W. PikeJohn Size521264.32.650.751:10.39-6-224.46 22.75 23.14
33NOBODY BUT YOU (M202)M. L. YeungNg Ting-keung561279.91313.501:10.74-5-324.14 22.87 23.78
49SPLENDID GUY (N183)U. RispoliA. T. Millard521269.62063.751:10.87-7-424.42 22.83 23.56
514SHANGHAI PIONEER (L252)Y. T. ChengT. W. Leung411131219741:10.812-10-524.74 22.71 23.42
62TAKE THE RAP (L369)W. C. MarwingD. Ferraris581329.216451:11.03-2-624.10 22.75 24.19
712BILLION GAINS (M263)C. K. TongC. Fownes441163439115.501:11.111-11-724.74 22.79 23.59
85DUO GLORY (N154)D. WhyteK. L. Man521266.841261:11.18-8-824.46 22.79 23.92
911MY MEMORY (K173)T. H. SoNg Bik-kuen421131737106.501:11.21-1-923.86 22.83 24.58
1010TRENDSETTER (N136)T. ClarkR. Gibson521264253136.501:11.210-12-1024.70 23.11 23.46
1113BLAZE RAIDER (N091)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz441163064871:11.32-3-1123.94 22.95 24.44
121MERIDIAN TREASURE (N084)K. C. NgC. H. Yip5912618131471:11.36-9-1224.30 23.03 24.01
136FORTUNE STAR (N073)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum52126101899.751:11.713-13-1324.82 23.03 23.93
148SAFARI MAGIC (N166)W. M. LaiY. S. Tsui521246999213.251:12.314-14-1425.62 22.99 23.75
Sire:Flying Spur
Breed of the Winning Horse:HAPPY CHAMPION
Dam:Chenar
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 75.5
place 4 22
7 13.5
3 35
quinella 4-7 136
quinella place 4-7 55
3-4 115.5
3-7 91.5
tierce 4-7-3 2099
trio 3-4-7 404
first 4 3-4-7-9 945

Recap by phillip woo

Supported late, Happy Champion was nicely rated three back and one off the fence, pushed five wide upon straightening, worked to the lead 150m out and kept debutant Holyangelholy at bay for the win. Favourite Holyangelholy settled behind midfield and two deep, shifted into the clear six deep at the 400m and finished up nicely to be a clear second in a promising debut. Nobody But You enjoyed the box-seat run and held on the late surge of debutant Splendid Guy to finish third. Splendid Guy settled behind midfield and on the rails, cornered in three or four deep, switched off Take A Rap into the clear at the 200m and finished up nicely to just miss a placing in a pleasing debut performance. Take A Rap settled one-out, one-back, straightened four deep and kept on evenly over the final 200m with every chance. Shanghai Pioneer made some good late ground to finish just outside the frame. My Memory pressed forward from a wide gate to eventually dictate the running and was coming back to the field over the final 150m. Duo Glory was all fired up after nearly striking heels early on at the back, rushed up to settle three deep behind midfield, straightened with two wider out and never fired.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (639) - INDIGENOUS HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200 Meters QUIET CONFIDENCE was withdrawn on 26.5.12 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right hind foot) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter MY MEMORY (T H So).

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

SAFARI MAGIC was slow to begin.

From a wide barrier, BILLION GAINS was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Near the 1100 Metres, DUO GLORY, which was making ground after being slow to begin, shifted in abruptly when awkwardly placed close to the heels of FORTUNE STAR which itself was shifting in.

In this incident, DUO GLORY shifted in and was awkwardly placed outside the heels of SHANGHAI PIONEER.

For some distance passing the 1000 Metres, DUO GLORY raced greenly and shifted ground on a number of occasions when being steadied away from the heels of HAPPY CHAMPION.

Near the 900 Metres, SHANGHAI PIONEER was checked after attempting to improve into a run between SPLENDID GUY and HOLYANGELHOLY which got its head up and shifted in abruptly when awkwardly placed close to the heels of HAPPY CHAMPION.

In this incident, SHANGHAI PIONEER bumped the hindquarters of SPLENDID GUY which became unbalanced.

A short distance later, HOLYANGELHOLY got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of HAPPY CHAMPION.

As the Stewards formed the opinion that there was no rider error involved in this incident, no further action was taken.

Approaching the 200 Metres, SPLENDID GUY was shifted out away from the heels of TAKE THE RAP to obtain clear running.

Throughout the race, MERIDIAN TREASURE travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, T Clark stated that he had been instructed, from barrier 13, to shift TRENDSETTER across behind runners in the early stages and to obtain cover on the horse.

He said when he rode the horse at its first barrier trial in Hong Kong, it trialed well when ridden with cover in about a midfield position.

He said at its most recent barrier trial, the horse over-raced when ridden in a prominent position and consequently Mr R Gibson, the horses trainer, felt that the horse did not finish off its trial.

He said for this reason he was instructed to ensure that TRENDSETTER obtained cover today and was able to finish off the race.

He said TRENDSETTER began very well and in the early stages proved difficult to settle.

He said rounding the first turn he was caught wide and after the 800 Metres he had to steady TRENDSETTER further to obtain cover behind BILLION GAINS.

He added when placed under pressure in the Straight TRENDSETTER finished off the race well, particularly over the concluding stages.

He said that from a better barrier, it would be reasonably expected that TRENDSETTER may be able to obtain a more forward position than it did today, however, he is of the opinion that it would be suited by obtaining cover in order to assist it to settle in its races.

After the race, D Whyte (DUO GLORY) reported that the horse was making an abnormal respiratory noise.

A veterinary inspection of DUO GLORY including an endoscopic examination after the race did not reveal any significant findings.

HAPPY CHAMPION and HOLYANGELHOLY were sent for sampling.