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12 September 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 7 - CHUNG HOM KOK HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1000M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57.5
Sectional Time: 12.69 21.69 23.14

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11DIAMOND ELEGANCE (N102)T. ClarkR. Gibson78133294160:57.56-6-113.05 21.81 22.66
24GOLD EDITION (N048)Y. T. ChengY. S. Tsui691248.46.85N0:57.53-5-212.77 21.89 22.93
310TOUR DE FORCE (N297)D. WhyteJohn Size611172.82.270.500:57.68-8-313.17 21.85 22.59
42EVER BEAUTY (J161)Z. PurtonD. Cruz761315.46.810.750:57.62-1-412.69 21.69 23.29
511TOUCH WELL (N086)T. H. SoK. L. Man60112303141.500:57.79-9-513.25 21.93 22.58
63SUPREME FLIGHT (M199)A. SuboricsA. T. Millard71126239.322.250:57.85-3-612.93 21.65 23.29
78VINTAGE HUSSLER (L266)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung641191329102.250:57.81-2-712.69 21.73 23.46
86HAPPY CHAMPION (N027)H. W. LaiP. F. Yiu66119121382.500:57.911-10-813.69 21.57 22.66
95MAGNUMOUS (N251)W. C. MarwingA. S. Cruz681231336112.500:57.910-11-913.49 21.97 22.47
109RED LUCKY STAR (M074)M. L. YeungA. Lee63116121592.750:57.94-4-1012.85 21.77 23.33
117SMART KIDS (L253)K. C. NgC. H. Yip661147.38.633.250:58.07-7-1113.13 21.81 23.10
Sire:Cape Cross
Breed of the Winning Horse:DIAMOND ELEGANCE
Dam:Parisian Elegance
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 413
place 1 119.5
4 19.5
10 13.5
quinella 1-4 1538
quinella place 1-4 507
1-10 260
4-10 36
tierce 1-4-10 13497
trio 1-4-10 1271
first 4 1-2-4-10 930
6th double (1-1) $1994.5
6th double consulation (1-4)
2nd double trio (1,4,9/1,4,10) $91629

Recap by phillip woo

Diamond Elegance settled ahead of midfield and two deep, rounded the final bend five wide and let down willingly to get up in the shadows of the winning post with a drop in grade. Gold Edition travelled effectively one-out and one-back in the run, straightened four deep, was in front by a whisker 10m out and found one too good in the end. It was a nice effort with first-time blinkers and he'll be winning at this level this season. Short-priced favourite Tour De Force was hitting the line with purpose to make it interesting at the finish in his first run in this grade. Ever Beauty was pestered on the lead by Vintage Hussler, cornered nearly a length on top and gave way 100m out. Touch Well settled behind midfield and on the rails, straightened three deep, peeled a bit further out for a clear run at the 200m and finished up well. Supreme Flight made his run in fifth along the rails, stayed to the paint upon straightening and was never tested over the final 150m with money pouring in late. Happy Champion still had a ton of work ahead while cornering with one wider out and never was a serious player. Smart Kids saved ground in midfield, turned the final bend one off the fence and never did fire.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (017) - CHUNG HOM KOK HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1000 Meters DIAMOND ELEGANCE shifted out at the start and bumped TOUR DE FORCE, resulting in that horse becoming unbalanced.

SMART KIDS and TOUCH WELL were slow to begin.

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

Passing the 600 Metres, TOUCH WELL was awkwardly placed close to the heels of SMART KIDS.

Near the 550 Metres, GOLD EDITION was checked away from the heels of VINTAGE HUSSLER.

Shortly after entering the Straight, GOLD EDITION was steadied away from the heels of VINTAGE HUSSLER.

For some distance in the early part of the Straight, SUPREME FLIGHT was unable to secure clear running inside EVER BEAUTY.

After the 150 Metres, SUPREME FLIGHT was checked away from the heels of EVER BEAUTY.

Because of this, SUPREME FLIGHT was not able to be properly tested.

Passing the 100 Metres, GOLD EDITION got its head on the side and shifted in abruptly, resulting in its rider, Y T Cheng, having to stop riding and straighten his mount.

Throughout the race, RED LUCKY STAR travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, H W Lai stated that after being last to be loaded into the barriers, he was not adequately prepared for the start to be effected and when the gates were released, he came out awkwardly on HAPPY CHAMPION and became unbalanced which resulted in the horse getting its head up and losing a considerable amount of ground.

He said he immediately commenced to ride HAPPY CHAMPION along after becoming rebalanced and the horse was able to make up ground behind the field after the 800 Metres.

He said HAPPY CHAMPION was then able to continue making ground to be placed behind the favourite, TOUR DE FORCE near the 500 Metres.

H W Lai was advised that the Stewards had held considerable concerns as to whether he had afforded HAPPY CHAMPION every opportunity to begin with the field.

He was placed on notice that he must ensure that horses ridden by him are afforded the opportunity to begin with the field, otherwise he may find himself in breach of a serious Rule of Racing.

He was further placed on notice regarding the standard of the evidence he provided at this inquiry.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that TOUCH WELL had lost its right front plate.

TOUR DE FORCE, DIAMOND ELEGANCE and GOLD EDITION were sent for sampling.