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Race Results:

13 June 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 8 - POPLAR HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09.9
Sectional Time: 23.25 22.78 23.91

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18GIFT IS GIFT (M053)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson801283.62.611:09.95-3-123.53 22.74 23.67
211UWILLBEGLORIOUS (N212)W. PikeA. T. Millard6511321111221:10.28-7-223.93 22.62 23.70
37MY NAME IS BOND (M287)B. PrebbleC. H. Yip81129119.322.251:10.37-6-323.85 22.62 23.84
45IMPERIAL ROME (N012)W. C. MarwingD. Ferraris811298.77.782.251:10.312-12-424.65 22.42 23.25
51SUPER PLUS (J090)T. H. SoNg Bik-kuen85130201752.751:10.34-5-523.53 22.82 24.03
64FLYING SMART (M117)Z. PurtonD. Hall811295.29.563.251:10.49-10-624.01 22.78 23.66
710FORGIVE AND FORGET (N303)M. L. YeungC. W. Chang661113529114.751:10.710-11-724.17 22.70 23.84
86MENTOR (N017)T. AnglandJohn Size811297.39.176.501:10.93-2-823.37 22.74 24.86
99EASY TO RICH (N304)C. K. TongC. Fownes671133438107.251:11.011-9-924.21 22.46 24.42
103ROMANTIC CITY (L023)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung841308.19.637.501:11.11-1-1023.25 22.78 25.12
112GOLD BALL (N185)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz891309.71448.751:11.36-8-1123.81 22.82 24.73
1212XI YING MEN (L352)C. W. WongY. S. Tsui6111129999171:12.62-4-1223.37 22.90 26.40
Sire:Thorn Park
Breed of the Winning Horse:GIFT IS GIFT
Dam:Yield
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 26.5
place 8 15.5
11 35
7 30
quinella 8-11 187.5
quinella place 8-11 69
7-8 67
7-11 265
tierce 8-11-7 2442
trio 7-8-11 803
first 4 5-7-8-11 1089

Recap by phillip woo

Firming favourite Gift Is Gift enjoyed a ground saving run in fourth, darted to the lead along the inside at the 300m, increased his margin to nearly three lengths at the 100m and coasted home well in hand in his initial run at Happy Valley. Well-punted late, Uwillbeglorious slotted in with some cover three deep worse than midfield, straightened on the back of Super Plus five deep, pushed into the clear approaching the 200m and ran down My Name Is Bond in the final 10m for second. He's caught the eye in three outings and looks ready to win. My Name Is Bond made his run in midfield and on the rails, turned the final bend three deep, worked to second at the 200m and was pipped late for second while just holding a surging Imperial Rome for third. Imperial Rome produced a good burst to make it close for a placing. Super Plus worked to third at the 100m and was swamped late for a placing. Flying Smart made his run third from the rear and two deep, peeled into the clear with one wider out at the 300m and made some ground late without menacing. Specked late, Forgive And Forget made his run second from the rear and two-to-three deep from a wide gate, turned for home widest out and got going late passed beaten gallopers. Romantic City dictated the running as expected, straightened a length on top and was stopping badly 100m out. Mentor sat on the back of the speed in second and one off the fence, cornered in four deep and kept on evenly over the last 150m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (691) - POPLAR HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200 Meters On arrival at the Start, W C Marwing expressed concern regarding IMPERIAL ROMEs action when proceeding to the barriers.

IMPERIAL ROME was examined by the Veterinary Officer who, after the necessary consultations, found the horse to be suitable to race.

MY NAME IS BOND was slow to begin.

IMPERIAL ROME was slow to begin and then despite being ridden along became detached from the field in the early stages.

EASY TO RICH was slow to begin and then shortly afterwards was steadied when crowded for room between XI YING MEN and FORGIVE AND FORGET which got its head on the side and shifted in.

Shortly after the start, FORGIVE AND FORGET blundered after being crowded for room between UWILLBEGLORIOUS and XI YING MEN which shifted out slightly.

Approaching the 1000 Metres, EASY TO RICH was steadied when crowded for room inside FLYING SMART which got its head on the side and shifted in slightly.

Near the 900 Metres, EASY TO RICH shifted in towards the running rail and became unbalanced of its own accord.

Throughout the race, XI YING MEN travelled wide and without cover and near the 500 Metres got its head on the side and hung out.

Approaching the 100 Metres, UWILLBEGLORIOUS shifted in and made contact with the hindquarters of SUPER PLUS which became unbalanced.

When questioned, M L Yeung stated that making the turn after the 600 Metres FORGIVE AND FORGET hung out and was on one rein.

He said FORGIVE AND FORGET continued to hang out rounding the Home Turn and in the early part of the Straight was awkwardly placed close to the heels of FLYING SMART which shifted to the outside of XI YING MEN to obtain clear running.

He said he rode FORGIVE AND FORGET out hands and heels in the Straight and used the whip in the backhand manner approaching the 100 Metres.

He said as he was of the view that FORGIVE AND FORGET was giving of its best in the Straight, he did not use the whip in the forehand manner on the horse.

He said when ridden out hands and heels, FORGIVE AND FORGET finished off the race strongly and he did not believe that the horse would have finished in a better position had he resorted to using the whip in the forehand manner.

M L Yeung was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, he must test his mounts in the Straight in such a manner so as to ensure that there is no room for query.

A veterinary inspection of ROMANTIC CITY after the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of MENTOR after the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucus in the horses trachea.

GIFT IS GIFT and UWILLBEGLORIOUS were sent for sampling.

GENERAL : 1.

After the running of Race 5, the track classification was officially changed from Good to Yielding to Good.

This change in the opinion of the Stewards should be recorded as being retrospective.

As a consequence of this, the official results will show Race 5 being run on a track rated Good.

2.

The following horse was replated in the saddling stalls:-Race 4:CHATER POWER (left fore) 3.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Sha Tin Racemeeting on 9 June 2012 Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of DASHING ACE, GOD JOB, BEAR ELITE, VIVACISSIMO, GREAT PEGASUS, LORD DRAGON, FELAROF, HAPPY CHA CHA, PERFECT JOY, DARPANA, GALLANT MAMBO, REAL GENEROUS, MEDALLIST, PERCY JACKSON, STREET CAT, ZEZAO, BEAR HERO, BLAZE KING, LONDON CHINA TOWN, SEA DIAMOND, CLASSIC JEWELLERY, TIME AFTER TIME and KEEN WONGCHOY revealed no apparent abnormality.

4.

Racing Laboratory tests of HOT PEPPER, FASTPLUS MASTER, GORGEOUS LIFE, METREVELLI, ROCKET PROUD, JOYFUL LUCK, DAPPER BOY, KINGSTON SPARTACUS, NICHOLSON, INTELLECTUALSTRIDE, EL GRANDE, NOTUS, FELAROF, WINNING MASCOT, COSMO ONE, STERLING CITY, SHAHJEE, GIGGLES FOREVER, JOLLY FINE, SUPREME KNIGHT, TURF EXPRESS, HOT SHOT, MIGHTY K, NICE FOLKS and ADORATION (3.6.12) proved negative.

SUMMARY : 1.

Withdrawal Race 6:RED LUCKY STAR on raceday morning on veterinary advice.

2.

Severe Reprimand Race 2:W M Lai (KINGSTON ELITE) for shifting in near the 1150 Metres.

3.

Warnings Race 2:Z Purton (MISTER HORSE) for shifting out approaching and passing the 600 Metres.Race 7:C W Wong (YUE LU TREASURE) re his riding in the early part of the Straight.Race 8:M L Yeung (FORGIVE AND FORGET) re his riding in the Straight.

4.

Bleeder Race 1:GOLDEN INSIGHT 5.

Official Barrier Trial Race 4:LONGWAH KID 6.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 4:LONGWAH KID; FLASHING GUY; FAIR NAVIGATORRace 6:RED LUCKY STAR