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24 October 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 3 - KAM SHAN HANDICAP - SEC 1

Class 4 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:10.7
Sectional Time: 24.08 23.64 22.99

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19SILVER DRAGON (M326)Z. PurtonY. S. Tsui491233.95.261:10.72-2-124.32 23.60 22.79
211PURE FORCE (M298)R. FourieNg Bik-kuen45119391540.751:10.83-3-224.36 23.60 22.89
31MAKE IT (L139)K. C. LeungT. W. Leung591319.99.291.501:10.98-7-324.80 23.56 22.61
42CAPITAL K (M224)T. H. SoL. Ho5712848281221:11.06-4-424.68 23.36 22.97
54SUNSHINE KID (M080)K. C. NgC. W. Chang551229.75.9521:11.01-1-524.08 23.64 23.33
66FOREVER AHEAD (N433)D. WhyteJohn Size521262.71.832.501:11.14-6-624.52 23.72 22.86
712DIAMOND RAINBOW (L079)W. M. LaiK. L. Man401143958741:11.35-5-724.60 23.56 23.19
810PILLOWIN (L357)C. Y. HoA. T. Millard46117292384.751:11.47-8-824.72 23.76 22.97
98HEART OF GRACE (M398)T. AnglandC. Fownes501243281114.751:11.49-9-925.00 23.60 22.87
105HAPPY AMBASSADOR (H286)B. PrebbleK. W. Lui53127243119.251:12.210-10-1025.12 23.68 23.41
WD7WALALA (N343)Y. T. ChengR. Gibson5212642----
WD3DANEWIN WINNING (M405)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz551275.4----
Sire:Cape Cross
Breed of the Winning Horse:SILVER DRAGON
Dam:Exotic Dancer
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 52
place 9 17
11 38.5
1 23
quinella 9-11 281.5
quinella place 9-11 77.5
1-9 42.5
1-11 105.5
tierce 9-11-1 2287
trio 1-9-11 321
first 4 1-2-9-11 1882
2nd double (12-9) $270.5
2nd double consulation (12-11) $177.5

Recap by phillip woo

Drifting in the betting, Silver Dragon jumped well to settle third behind the leader Sunshine Kid, moved to second ahead of Pure Force at the 600m, cornered in four deep, hit the lead 150m out and kept on nicely for an overdue win with a switch to Happy Valley. Pure Force sat on the back of the speed along the fence in second and then third, came one off upon straightening and ran on reasonably well to grab second 50m out with a gear change to a hood and blinkers. Make It settled third from the rear and one off the fence, swung the final bend widest out and finished up nicely to grab a placing. Capital K rushed up three deep without cover after breaking sluggishly from a wide gate to settle midfield at the 600m, still punched the breeze while being hustled along to reach third at the 400m, turned the final bend with two wider out and kept on well to fill the frame with a drop in grade. Sunshine Kid went a steady clip on the speed, straightened near two lengths on top and lost fourth in the final few metres. Firming favourite Forever Ahead wasn't flash into stride and was pushed along to hold a position along the fence in fifth, stayed to the inside upon straightening and kept on evenly without ever looking a threat in his debut.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (113) - KAM SHAN HANDICAP (Sec 1) - Class 4 - 1200 Meters HONOUR LIST, Standby Declared Starter, was withdrawn on 22.10.12 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (blood abnormality).

DANEWIN WINNING was withdrawn on raceday morning by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (left fore tendon swelling).

Before being allowed to race again, HONOUR LIST and DANEWIN WINNING will both be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

The Veterinary Officer reported that whilst being saddled, WALALA reared and struck its head and, in his opinion, was not suitable to race.

Acting on this advice, the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of WALALA.

Before being allowed to race again, WALALA will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

PILLOWIN proved difficult to load and was then slow to begin.

Before being allowed to race again, PILLOWIN will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test.

From a wide barrier, HEART OF GRACE was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Shortly after the start, HAPPY AMBASSADOR was bumped by FOREVER AHEAD which got its head on the side and shifted away from PURE FORCE which itself was shifting in.

At the 1000 Metres, HAPPY AMBASSADOR got its head on the side, shifted out and in doing so made contact with MAKE IT, causing HAPPY AMBASSADOR to become unbalanced.

W M Lai (DIAMOND RAINBOW) pleaded guilty to a charge of improper riding [Rule 100(1)] in that after being taken in to a three wide position passing the 800 Metres by FOREVER AHEAD which then established running between PURE FORCE and DIAMOND RAINBOW, he directed DIAMOND RAINBOW in near the 700 Metres when not clear of FOREVER AHEAD, causing that horse to be carried in across the heels of PURE FORCE, resulting in FOREVER AHEAD being checked after striking the heels of PURE FORCE.

Whilst the Stewards were aware that W M Lai had previously been charged with breaching the improper riding Rule in 2000 and 2001, in the circumstances of this case, it was decided that the appropriate penalty was for him to be suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 6 December 2012 on which day he may resume race riding (6 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Sha Tin racemeeting on Wednesday, 14 November 2012.

After the 700 Metres, DIAMOND RAINBOW got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of SILVER DRAGON.

Shortly after entering the Straight, SILVER DRAGON shifted in and bumped PURE FORCE which was attempting to obtain clear running between that horse and SUNSHINE KID.

A short distance later, PURE FORCE and SILVER DRAGON again bumped.

Close to the finishing line, PURE FORCE raced tight inside SILVER DRAGON.

Throughout the race, CAPITAL K travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the performance of FOREVER AHEAD, which was having its first race start tonight, D Whyte stated that unlike in its trials when the horse began well and travelled on the bit, FOREVER AHEAD did not begin well and as a result had to be ridden along vigorously in the early stages in an attempt to obtain a forward position.

He said FOREVER AHEAD raced greenly in the early stages and after shifting away from the rail passing the 800 Metres commenced to travel more kindly.

He said however that after striking interference near the 700 Metres, FOREVER AHEAD came off the bridle and he had to again ride the horse along in an attempt to maintain its position.

He said for the remainder of the race FOREVER AHEAD continued to race greenly and in the Straight got its head up when being ridden along and raced ungenerously.

A veterinary inspection of FOREVER AHEAD after the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of HAPPY AMBASSADOR after the race did not show any significant findings.

FOREVER AHEAD, SILVER DRAGON and PURE FORCE were sent for sampling.