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Race Results:

6 June 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - VIOLET HILL HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1800M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:50.5
Sectional Time: 13.31 23.05 24.59 25.44 24.18

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112ROCKET AND GOLD (H015)M. Du PlessisC. H. Yip131141616121:50.511-10-9-162.15 25.16 23.26
210GORGEOUS RULER (K403)T. H. SoD. Ferraris191108.865N1:50.65-5-6-261.63 25.36 23.64
37SABINA (K169)Z. PurtonA. Lee301246.34.7121:50.98-8-7-361.87 25.12 23.91
43O'REILLY MAGIC (J134)D. WhyteC. W. Chang36130111192.751:51.07-7-8-461.87 25.36 23.79
55TELECOM CHARGER (M187)W. M. LaiD. Cruz331252645831:51.09-9-10-562.19 25.08 23.78
61HONG KONG FAT (M099)W. C. MarwingK. W. Lui391335.771131:51.06-2-4-661.35 25.40 24.32
76MASTER DREAMER (E293)B. PrebbleNg Ting-keung321263.65241:51.24-6-5-761.59 25.28 24.36
88CHANTILLY (L153)T. ClarkL. Ho25119172045.501:51.412-12-11-862.35 25.20 23.91
94KOENIGSBERG (L268)A. SuboricsS. Woods351291423105.751:51.43-3-2-961.19 25.32 24.97
102GREAT SHOW (K001)M. ZahraY. S. Tsui36130141937.251:51.710-11-12-1062.39 25.04 24.30
119MR SPEEDY (M183)C. W. WongNg Bik-kuen251171710781:51.81-1-1-1160.95 25.44 25.48
1211SONOFTHEWEST (L063)M. ChadwickA. Schutz16111171168.501:51.92-4-3-1261.35 25.32 25.27
Sire:Danske
Breed of the Winning Horse:ROCKET AND GOLD
Dam:Kate's Great
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 167
place 12 45.5
10 22
7 19.5
quinella 10-12 477
quinella place 10-12 153
7-12 145.5
7-10 60.5
tierce 12-10-7 6903
trio 7-10-12 786
first 4 3-7-10-12 2310

Recap by phillip woo

Rocket And Gold found cover third from the rear after breaking from gate 12, switched widest out soon after straightening and finished up willingly to take control 60m out for the win. Gorgeous Ruler eventually settled three back and one off the fence, straightened with two wider out, hit the front 150m out and found one too smart. Sabina saved ground behind midfield and on the rails, turned the final bend five wide and stayed on well to be a distant, but clear third. O'Reilly Magic made his run outside Sabina, hit the straight with three wider out and eventually got going to fill the frame in fourth. Telecom Charger settled fourth from the rear and along the inside, pushed into the clear five wide at the 200m and kept on reasonably well in an improved effort with a switch to the city venue for the first time. Hong Kong Fat was cast deep early on near the speed from gate 11, eventually slotted in one-out, one-back at the 1,000m, peeled four deep off Koenigsberg upon straightening and kept on one-paced over the final 100m. Favourite Master Dreamer saved ground in midfield, straightened in a traffic jam behind the tiring leaders and never got a clear run until the last 100m. Specked late, Mr Speedy had to work to lead from Koenigsberg and Sonofthewest, straightened three-quarters on top and was struggling 200m out. Sonofthewest was a spent force passing the 200m with late-market support.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (666) - VIOLET HILL HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1800 Meters CHANTILLY, which was leaning on the inside of its barrier, was hampered shortly after the start after being bumped by GREAT SHOW which shifted out.

TELECOM CHARGER was slow to begin and shortly after the start was steadied away from the heels of OREILLY MAGIC which shifted in after being bumped by KOENIGSBERG.

HONG KONG FAT began awkwardly and then travelled wide and without cover until at the 800 Metres.

Shortly after entering the Straight, GORGEOUS RULER was bumped by SABINA which was taken out by HONG KONG FAT which shifted ground to obtain clear running.

MASTER DREAMER was not able to obtain clear running until passing the 200 Metres and then over the concluding stages was steadied away from the heels of HONG KONG FAT which was directed in by SABINA.

Because of this, MASTER DREAMER was not able to be ridden out to the end of the race.

When questioned, T H So (GORGEOUS RULER) stated that passing the winning post on the first occasion he was following KOENIGSBERG.

He said at this time, in his opinion, the tempo of the race was genuine.

He said approaching the 1200 Metres he urged his mount to maintain the position behind KOENIGSBERG, however, a margin developed between KOENIGSBERG and his mount.

He said as he felt that the tempo of the race at this time was satisfactory, he was reluctant to ride his mount along to make up the ground behind KOENIGSBERG as he did not believe that GORGEOUS RULER would then be able to finish off the race if use had to be made of it at this time of the race.

He said for this reason HONG KONG FAT was able to shift in and obtain the position behind KOENIGSBERG and in advance of GORGEOUS RULER.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that KOENIGSBERG had sustained a superficial wound to the inside of the left hind heel.

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

SABINA, ROCKET AND GOLD and GORGEOUS RULER were sent for sampling.