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Race Results:

6 June 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - THE CRICKET CLUB VALLEY STAKES (HANDICAP)

Class 3 - 1000M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57.0
Sectional Time: 12.62 21.05 23.42

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14AMEDEO (K292)A. SuboricsA. T. Millard75131162380:57.01-1-112.62 21.05 23.42
27EVER BEAUTY (J161)M. Du PlessisD. Cruz65121131691.500:57.33-3-212.94 21.57 22.81
310LUCKY RED (J059)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung63117132042.250:57.42-2-312.74 21.53 23.16
49SMART KIDS (L253)C. W. WongC. H. Yip64118117.263.250:57.69-10-413.46 21.85 22.32
58GOLDEN BAUHINIA (K123)Z. PurtonY. S. Tsui651217.519103.500:57.65-4-513.22 21.41 23.02
612MR AWARD (M065)T. H. SoL. Ho61114105.613.500:57.67-6-613.26 21.77 22.63
711BENEFACTOR (L332)T. ClarkNg Bik-kuen61117156.933.500:57.64-5-713.06 21.77 22.83
86GREEN ZONE (M302)B. PrebbleC. Fownes741305.810115.250:57.910-9-813.50 21.73 22.71
91POCKET ROCKETS (M004)D. WhyteJohn Size7713310121260:58.012-11-913.74 21.73 22.60
105MERRY ANNIVERSARY (N085)W. C. MarwingC. W. Chang751315.7478.250:58.411-12-1013.70 22.05 22.66
113MAGNUMOUS (N251)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz80129101628.500:58.48-7-1113.34 21.69 23.43
122EMPEROR BLITZ (N180)K. C. LeungK. L. Man801291215512.250:59.06-8-1213.22 22.01 23.83
Sire:Elusive Quality
Breed of the Winning Horse:AMEDEO
Dam:Trouble Woman
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 237.5
place 4 61
7 45
10 53
quinella 4-7 1452
quinella place 4-7 357
4-10 429
7-10 270
tierce 4-7-10 22155
trio 4-7-10 3836
first 4 4-7-9-10 8582

Recap by phillip woo

Amedeo pinged out of the gate to lead comfortably from gate eight, cornered three lengths on top and kept finding for an easy win following the rolling of the track by the club. Ever Beauty settled third and one off the fence, cornered in four deep and wore down Lucky Red 50m out for second. Lucky Red sat a distant second in the run, straightened two deep and kept plugging away late to be a clear third. Well-punted late, Smart Kids settled third from the rear and near the inside, shifted into the clear five wide at the 250m and got going late to just snatch fourth on the line. Golden Bauhinia was posted without cover in fourth or fifth, rounded the final bend four deep and kept plugging away late in a pleasing effort after resuming from a bleeding attack in February. Mr Award settled behind midfield and on the rails, straightened three deep and made some ground late to make it tight in the battle for fourth with late-market support. Benefactor saved ground along the inside in fourth or fifth, stayed to the inside upon straightening and kept on evenly over the final 150m. Green Zone swung the final bend with two wider out and only got passed beaten runners late. Pocket Rockets was patiently ridden second from the rear, entered the straight three deep and never was a factor. Favourite Merry Anniversary made his run at the rear after missing the jump, swung the final bend widest out and never did fire.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (670) - THE CRICKET CLUB VALLEY STAKES (HANDICAP) - Class 3 - 1000 Meters MAGNUMOUS was steadied when crowded for room at the start between BENEFACTOR and MR AWARD which got its head on the side and shifted out abruptly.

From the outside barrier, POCKET ROCKETS was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Shorty after the start, the saddle of K C Leung (EMPEROR BLITZ) shifted to the right hand side, resulting in him being inconvenienced until approaching the 600 Metres at which time he was able to correct the position of his saddle.

Near the 650 Metres, POCKET ROCKETS commenced to over-race and shifted out when being checked away from the heels of GREEN ZONE.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of MERRY ANNIVERSARY, W C Marwing stated that his mount was fractious in the barriers and as the start was effected began awkwardly and lost ground.

He said shortly after the start he commenced to ride MERRY ANNIVERSARY along to make up lost ground and the horse, which had previously made a respiratory noise in its races, immediately made an abnormal breathing noise which continued throughout the race.

He said, in his opinion, because of this respiratory issue, MERRY ANNIVERSARY was then not able to race competitively.

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

The performance of MERRY ANNIVERSARY, a favourite for tonights race, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, MERRY ANNIVERSARY will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in an official barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

A veterinary inspection of POCKET ROCKETS and GREEN ZONE after the race did not show any significant findings.

MERRY ANNIVERSARY, AMEDEO and EVER BEAUTY were sent for sampling.