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11 July 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 4 - MULTIWINNING HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:10.0
Sectional Time: 23.66 22.67 23.72

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110HECO RIDER (N061)T. AnglandD. Cruz511227.71281:10.09-6-124.26 22.51 23.28
22BENEFACTOR (L332)Z. PurtonNg Bik-kuen591307.583SH1:10.02-1-223.70 22.63 23.73
312FORTUNE TOGETHER (L283)J. McDonaldY. S. Tsui501218.414110.751:10.111-10-324.58 22.55 23.05
49NOVEL START (M255)B. PrebbleNg Ting-keung531244.32.812.251:10.44-3-423.94 22.63 23.85
51SURFER BOY (L306)K. C. NgC. H. Yip601248.64.542.751:10.45-7-523.94 22.87 23.67
611DOUBLE MOON (N137)T. ClarkP. O'Sullivan50121296723.751:10.68-9-624.18 22.87 23.60
74JUN DAO (L110)T. H. SoD. Hall581261831551:10.810-11-724.50 22.63 23.70
83MAKE IT (L139)K. C. LeungT. W. Leung591288.79.165.501:10.97-8-824.10 22.83 24.00
95O'HALO (N066)W. PikeJohn Size57128182496.251:11.06-5-924.02 22.75 24.29
107SOLAR UP (K065)M. L. YeungC. W. Chang551231117771:11.11-2-1023.66 22.67 24.83
118PERFECT FIT (K323)H. W. LaiA. S. Cruz541232147127.751:11.212-12-1124.98 22.51 23.79
126GALLANT MAMBO (M216)M. ChadwickA. T. Millard5412311101021.751:13.53-4-1223.74 22.87 26.92
Sire:Keeper
Breed of the Winning Horse:HECO RIDER
Dam:Savannah Swift
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 126
place 10 33
2 26.5
12 35.5
quinella 2-10 528
quinella place 2-10 148
10-12 164
2-12 158.5
tierce 10-2-12 6915
trio 2-10-12 1336
first 4 2-9-10-12 895
3rd double (12-10) $3090
3rd double consulation (12-2)
1st double trio (10,11,12/2,10,12) $759789.

Recap by phillip woo

Heco Rider made his run behind midfield and on the fence after recovering from a slow break at the 1,000m, straightened three deep and got up in the shadows of the post for the win at only his third outing. He's got room for improvement and will appreciate further as well. Benefactor jumped alertly and was hustled to make the running with Solar Up parked directly to his outside, straightened a half-length on top and kept on gamely, despite tending to hang out under the whip. Fortune Together made his run second from the rear, rounded the final bend widest out and was finding the line strongly to complete tierce calculations. Firming favourite Novel Start was prominently but came up flat over the last 100m with every chance. Surfer Boy made his run in midfield and one off the fence, cornered in with three wider out and made a steady bid under a persistent left whip to finish up a non-threatening fifth with a ton of money late. Make It travelled behind midfield and two deep, swung the final bend with one wider out and only kept on passed beaten gallopers. Double Moon straightened four deep and made some ground late without threatening in an improved performance. Gallant Mambo straightened four deep and was eased down over the last 200m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (754) - MULTIWINNING HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200 Meters CHATER POWER was withdrawn on 9.7.12 by order of the Stewards (retired) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter GALLANT MAMBO.

HECO RIDER was slow to begin.

From wide barriers, FORTUNE TOGETHER and PERFECT FIT were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

After this, PERFECT FIT, despite being ridden along, became detached from the field in the early stages.

Near the 1000 Metres, JUN DAO was steadied when crowded for room between DOUBLE MOON which shifted out slightly when proving difficult to settle and MAKE IT which was taken in by OHALO which got its head on the side and shifted in despite the efforts of its rider.

After the 1000 Metres, MAKE IT and OHALO were crowded for room between SURFER BOY which shifted out after being bumped on the hindquarters by MAKE IT and GALLANT MAMBO (M Chadwick) which shifted in marginally.

M Chadwick was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he is sufficiently clear of runners to his inside prior to shifting ground in future.

Rounding the Home Turn, JUN DAO was awkwardly placed close to the heels of DOUBLE MOON which itself was racing close to the heels of HECO RIDER.

For the majority of the race, OHALO travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding his riding of SURFER BOY after the 900 Metres, Apprentice K C Ng stated that after being instructed to have the horse in about 3rd or 4th position if possible, he had obtained a position behind SOLAR UP which was racing to the outside of the leader, BENEFACTOR.

He said at this time GALLANT MAMBO was in a three wide position outside of and in advance of SURFER BOY and he was aware that the rider of that horse was shifting GALLANT MAMBO in to obtain a position behind SOLAR UP.

He said as his horse was travelling comfortably at this time and was settled, he was reluctant to ride SURFER BOY along to maintain his position behind SOLAR UP and inside GALLANT MAMBO.

He said he felt that had he have pushed SURFER BOY to maintain this position, the horse may commence to over-race as it had done in some of its races previously and therefore would not be able to finish off the race.

He added therefore after the 700 Metres he allowed GALLANT MAMBO to cross to race in front of SURFER BOY.

He said after this SURFER BOY travelled comfortably until near the 500 Metres at which time the horse commenced to be awkwardly placed close to the heels of GALLANT MAMBO and inside OHALO.

He said after racing tight inside OHALO for a short distance, SURFER BOY became awkwardly placed close to the heels of GALLANT MAMBO rounding the Home Turn and he had to check SURFER BOY away from the heels of that horse.

He said following this incident, SURFER BOY had clear and uninterrupted running to the winning post.

Apprentice Ng stated that he felt that, in retrospect, he should have made an effort to maintain his position inside GALLANT MAMBO rather than allowing that horse to cross.

Trainer C H Yip confirmed the instructions given to Apprentice Ng and stated that he considered Apprentice Ng had erred in failing to maintain his position on the back of SOLAR UP as, in his opinion, he had the opportunity to do this without having to make use of SURFER BOY.

Apprentice Ng was severely reprimanded regarding his riding of SURFER BOY at this stage of the race and advised that the decision to allow GALLANT MAMBO to cross SURFER BOY had lacked judgement.

He was told that there were a number of occasions this season that he had to be spoken to by the Stewards in regards to his decision making in races and he must, wherever possible, ride in such a manner so as to ensure that his horses are given every opportunity to win or to obtain the best possible placing.

A veterinary inspection of MAKE IT after the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of GALLANT MAMBO after the race, which was eased out in the Straight, found that horse to be lame in the right front leg.

NOVEL START, HECO RIDER and BENEFACTOR were sent for sampling.