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Race Results:

6 June 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - TAI HANG HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1650M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.0
Sectional Time: 27.91 25.12 24.20 23.79

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12BILLION (H316)O. DoleuzeK. W. Lui471209.41281:41.02-2-1-153.19 24.04 23.79
212HEI HEI POSH (M390)M. L. YeungC. S. Shum42112305552.501:41.410-11-11-254.11 24.32 22.98
34FOLLOW THE WIND (M331)T. AnglandC. H. Yip501239.28102.751:41.412-12-6-354.23 23.68 23.53
48JOYFUL WINNER II (M094)K. C. LeungJ. Moore46117151992.751:41.48-5-3-453.51 24.16 23.80
511SCENT OF OSMANTHUS (L341)W. C. MarwingY. S. Tsui43116114.8341:41.64-4-5-553.43 24.36 23.87
69SMART FORTUNE (M279)A. SuboricsA. T. Millard461199.87.714.251:41.73-3-4-653.31 24.40 23.99
710GOOD GAINS (J293)T. H. SoL. Ho43113253125.501:41.91-1-2-753.03 24.44 24.43
87HOME WITH GLORY (L171)H. W. LaiT. W. Leung471181525125.751:41.99-8-9-853.79 24.40 23.74
96TOY STORY (J217)M. ZahraD. Cruz48121161565.751:41.96-7-8-953.63 24.32 24.00
101GO LUCKY GO (J320)W. M. LaiC. W. Chang601319.98.776.251:42.07-9-10-1053.87 24.32 23.82
115SADDLERS LODGE (L406)D. WhyteS. Woods4912233.447.251:42.15-6-7-1153.55 24.36 24.28
123NOBODY BUT YOU (M202)B. PrebbleNg Ting-keung551288.7181114.501:43.311-10-12-1254.07 24.60 24.66
Sire:Kbenjar
Breed of the Winning Horse:BILLION
Dam:Bedrock Babe
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 126
place 2 40.5
12 129.5
4 27.5
quinella 2-12 4325
quinella place 2-12 957
2-4 151.5
4-12 509
tierce 2-12-4 47877
trio 2-4-12 6560
first 4 2-4-8-12 18252

Recap by phillip woo

Billion sat second in the run from gate eight, assumed the lead from Good Gains at the 600m, cornered in two lengths on top and kept finding to draw clear for an overdue win. Hei Hei Posh settled third from the rear and two deep, was back to last at the 600m, pushed widest out upon straightening and finished up willingly to grab second in the final 20m. Follow The Wind made his run at the rear, circled the field at the 850m to sit midfield and three deep approaching the final bend, straightened with two wider out and found one too strong in the late stages for second in a pleasing first run at Happy Valley. Joyful Winner II travelled three wide in midfield, worked to second five deep at the 100m and was swamped in the final 20m for a placing. Halving his quote before the jump, Scent Of Osmanthus settled one-out, one-back, straightened four deep and kept on evenly to finish a non-threatening fifth. Smart Fortune enjoyed the run of the race along the inside in third, cornered one off the rails and kept on one-paced with every chance. Good Gains was keen travelling on the lead, was headed 600m out and lost a placing 100m out. Go Lucky Go made his run fourth from the rear and two deep, rounded the final bend with one wider out and never responded when asked for an effort. Favourite Saddlers Lodge saved ground in midfield and on the rails, stayed to the inside upon straightening and was struggling 200m out in yet another disappointing performance.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (667) - TAI HANG HANDICAP - Class 4 (Special Conditions) - 1650 Meters TOWERING STORM was withdrawn on 5.6.12 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter BILLION (O Doleuze).

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

SCENT OF OSMANTHUS was crowded for room at the start between GOOD GAINS and SADDLERS LODGE, both of which shifted ground.

From wide barriers, NOBODY BUT YOU and HOME WITH GLORY were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Approaching the winning post on the first occasion, SADDLERS LODGE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of SCENT OF OSMANTHUS when being shifted across behind that horse.

Passing the 1200 Metres, JOYFUL WINNER II was left racing wide and without cover and after the 900 Metres was allowed to improve into a more forward position.

Approaching the 200 Metres, O Doleuze dropped his whip.

Having in mind O Doleuzes prior record of having dropped his whip in races, he was fined the sum of $5,000.

T H So (GOOD GAINS) reported that his whip broke near the 150 Metres.

This was confirmed by the Stewards.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SADDLERS LODGE, D Whyte stated that he was able to obtain a good position in the early stages on the rail.

He said SADDLERS LODGE travelled satisfactorily during the race, however, at various times throughout the race got its head on the side and was inclined to lay in.

He said rounding the Home Turn he was able to improve his position when runners in front of SADDLERS LODGE shifted away from the fence and at this time he was able to obtain clear and uninterrupted running.

He said however that SADDLERS LODGE continued to lay in and, despite being ridden out, did not respond to his riding and did not quicken at any stage in the Straight and in fact weakened noticeably over the concluding stages.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that JOYFUL WINNER II had lost its left front plate.

A veterinary inspection of GO LUCKY GO and SADDLERS LODGE after the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of NOBODY BUT YOU after the race did not show any significant findings other than the horse had lost its right front plate.

SADDLERS LODGE, BILLION and HEI HEI POSH were sent for sampling.