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Race Results:

9 June 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 2 - CHAI WAN HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - C
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09.9
Sectional Time: 24.19 22.30 23.44

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110BEAR ELITE (L322)C. W. WongA. T. Millard43114142251:09.91-1-124.19 22.30 23.44
21VIVACISSIMO (N020)T. AnglandJohn Size601332.83.2112.251:10.32-2-224.35 22.50 23.45
39TRENDSETTER (N136)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson52125225.142.251:10.35-5-324.59 22.66 23.05
46HAPPY FRIENDS (N160)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan52123339913.501:10.47-6-424.83 22.50 23.15
52PERFECT FIT (K323)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz571289.717341:10.58-7-524.87 22.74 22.95
612REAL GENERAL (M086)M. Du PlessisC. H. Yip411146.43.4104.501:10.612-12-625.31 22.58 22.77
75LONGWAH RISING (J297)H. W. LaiT. W. Leung551269.817125.251:10.73-4-724.39 22.66 23.72
811BILLION GAINS (M263)C. K. TongC. Fownes411122143861:10.811-11-825.11 22.74 23.04
94TAKE THE RAP (L369)W. C. MarwingD. Ferraris56129101597.251:11.09-10-924.99 22.86 23.23
103STALLION SUPREME (J268)Z. PurtonK. W. Lui56129152327.501:11.14-3-1024.55 22.50 24.08
117MAGICAL BEAM (N208)T. ClarkNg Ting-keung521258.69.2712.751:11.96-8-1124.75 22.90 24.33
128OCEAN BRIGHT (M270)M. L. YeungA. Lee521223394613.501:12.010-9-1225.07 22.62 24.40
Sire:Lonhro
Breed of the Winning Horse:BEAR ELITE
Dam:Miss Guilty
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 224.5
place 10 48.5
1 15
9 17.5
quinella 1-10 272
quinella place 1-10 116
9-10 245.5
1-9 57.5
tierce 10-1-9 7328
trio 1-9-10 1066
first 4 1-6-9-10 16008

Recap by phillip woo

Bear Elite was on the bridle after quickly assuming the lead from gate five, straightened two lengths on top and coasted home well in hand. He's had soundness issues in the past, but can head higher if all is well. Favourite Vivacissimo settled second in the run and one off the fence, cornered in three deep and kept on well to just hold the late-fancied Trendsetter by a head bob for second. Trendsetter settled fifth and one off the fence, cornered in five deep and closed off well to just miss the runner-up spot. He won't be far off a win. Happy Friends settled midfield and on the rails after a sluggish break, swung the final bend three deep and kept coming late to inject value into the First-4 in a much-improved performance. Perfect Fit settled behind midfield and two deep, rounded the final bend six deep and made some ground. Well-punted to nearly jump favourite, Real General kept on late passed beaten gallopers in a rather dull effort. Longwah Rising kept on evenly under a persistent left whip. Take The Rap never was a factor.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (675) - CHAI WAN HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200 Meters On arrival at the Start, it was noted that OCEAN BRIGHT had blood at its mouth.

OCEAN BRIGHT was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

The start was delayed when STALLION SUPREME proved difficult to load.

Having in mind STALLION SUPREMEs previous record in this respect, the Stewards ruled that before being permitted to race again, STALLION SUPREME will be required to perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial.

VIVACISSIMO blundered at the start.

From a wide barrier, REAL GENERAL was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Rounding the Home Turn and in the early part of the Straight, MAGICAL BEAM got its head on the side and lay out.

Over the concluding stages, HAPPY FRIENDS was awkwardly placed inside the heels of TRENDSETTER.

In the Straight, VIVACISSIMO got its head on the side and lay in.

Throughout the race, LONGWAH RISING travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, C K Tong (BILLION GAINS) stated that he had been asked to ride the horse where it was comfortable.

He said although BILLION GAINS began well, he believed he would have had to have ridden his mount aggressively to obtain a closer position to the rail as MAGICAL BEAM, which was positioned to his inside, began equally as well and was ultimately obliged to cover ground throughout the race.

He said rather than risk being left wide, he elected, shortly after the start, to shift BILLION GAINS across behind runners which was slightly further back in the field than a midfield position he had hoped to obtain.

Trainer C Fownes confirmed that he had hoped for BILLION GAINS to be ridden in about a midfield position if possible.

He said although the horse was ridden in a more forward position two starts ago, he believes that BILLION GAINS, which had raced one-paced, is better suited by being ridden off the pace and it is his intention to continue to have the horse ridden in this manner in the near future.

A veterinary inspection of TAKE THE RAP and MAGICAL BEAM after the race did not show any significant findings.

BEAR ELITE and VIVACISSIMO were sent for sampling.