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24 October 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 4 - KAM SHAN HANDICAP - SEC 2

Class 4 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:10.3
Sectional Time: 23.89 23.17 23.28

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12HAPPY ERA (N378)D. WhyteJohn Size571304.53.661:10.34-5-124.13 23.21 23.00
27OYSTER (L146)W. M. LaiC. W. Chang521255.16.122.251:10.75-4-224.13 23.21 23.37
310BLESS US ALL (K086)K. C. LeungT. W. Leung451161833122.501:10.712-11-324.97 22.93 22.86
43HECO RIDER (N061)B. PrebbleD. Cruz5612965.572.751:10.710-10-424.73 23.05 22.98
58CHEERS VICTORIES (N335)C. Y. HoC. Fownes50120261353.751:10.97-8-524.29 23.29 23.35
612IDYLLIC WIND (N139)Y. T. ChengNg Ting-keung40115312133.751:10.91-1-623.89 23.17 23.88
79PERFECT JOY (M182)C. W. WongC. H. Yip4611799.7441:10.99-9-724.49 23.21 23.26
81BET ON ME (K376)T. AnglandP. F. Yiu601331421841:10.96-6-824.29 23.17 23.51
96FORZA (N276)Z. PurtonY. S. Tsui52125179.294.501:11.02-2-923.89 23.21 23.96
1011WIND CHARGER (N059)K. C. NgC. S. Shum42108466015.501:11.28-7-1024.45 23.09 23.67
115FLORA DANICA (M064)M. ChadwickA. Schutz531247.440116.251:11.311-12-1124.93 23.13 23.28
124WELL DONE (L343)R. FourieA. T. Millard561298.96.7108.501:11.73-3-1223.97 23.17 24.56
Sire:Iffraaj
Breed of the Winning Horse:HAPPY ERA
Dam:Daylight Ahead
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 36.5
place 2 17
7 20.5
10 70
quinella 2-7 177.5
quinella place 2-7 66.5
2-10 255.5
7-10 241.5
tierce 2-7-10 4553
trio 2-7-10 1247
first 4 2-3-7-10 936
3rd double (9-2) $243.0
3rd double consulation (9-7) $39.0
1st double trio (1,9,11/2,7,10) $70574.0

Recap by phillip woo

Debutant Happy Era settled fifth and one off the fence, turned the final bend with two wider out and quickened nicely to take control 100m out for the win as the favourite. He remains one to follow. Oyster settled a handy fourth along the fence, came two off upon straightening and stayed on nicely to be a clear second. Bless Us All bided his time at the rear and two deep, rallied five wide upon straightening and out-finished Heco Rider by a head-bob for third. Heco Rider was beaten for speed third from the rear, straightened one off the fence and ran on well to just miss a placing. He's looking forward to a step up in distance. Cheers Victories settled midfield and two deep, pushed into the clear widest out and was hitting the line with purpose in an improved effort with money coming on late. Specked late, Idyllic Wind was pestered on the lead, cornered a half-length on top and was grudgingly giving way over the last 100m. Perfect Joy made his run behind midfield and one off the rails, loomed a place chance four deep at the 200m and came up flat inside the 100m mark.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (114) - KAM SHAN HANDICAP (Sec 2) - Class 4 - 1200 Meters Trainer T K Ng was fined a sum of $3,000 for failing to notify that Y T Cheng (IDYLLIC WIND) would be required to carry a probable 2 lb overweight in this race at the time of declarations.

On arrival at the barriers, it was noted that BET ON ME had a small quantity of blood at the mouth.

A veterinary examination of BET ON ME found that horse to be suitable to race.

From wide barriers, BLESS US ALL and FLORA DANICA were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Shortly after the start, HECO RIDER and BET ON ME made heavy contact, causing both horses to become unbalanced.

After the 1100 Metres, BET ON ME was steadied when racing in restricted room between HAPPY ERA and FORZA.

Approaching the 1000 Metres, FLORA DANICA was awkwardly placed close to the heels of HECO RIDER.

Also approaching the 1000 Metres, HAPPY ERA and FORZA momentarily raced tight between WELL DONE and IDYLLIC WIND which got its head on the side and shifted out.

In this incident, WELL DONE became unbalanced after being bumped on the hindquarters by FORZA.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, FORZA raced tight between WELL DONE and IDYLLIC WIND which again got its head on the side and shifted out.

Rounding the Home Turn, HECO RIDER was crowded for room inside PERFECT JOY (C W Wong) which at this time was allowed to improve inside the heels of CHEERS VICTORIES where there was not sufficient room.

BLESS US ALL, which was following PERFECT JOY, was hampered in consequence.

C W Wong was warned against the practice of improving into positions where there is insufficient room.

For some distance approaching the 100 Metres, PERFECT JOY was awkwardly placed close to the heels of OYSTER which got its head on the side and shifted out under pressure.

Then near the 50 Metres, PERFECT JOY was shifted in after being disappointed for running between IDYLLIC WIND and OYSTER which continued to shift out.

Throughout the race, WELL DONE travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

When questioned, K C Leung (BLESS US ALL) stated that although he had the opportunity to shift out after the 500 Metres, he had been instructed, wherever possible, to save ground.

He said for this reason he elected not to shift to the outside of PERFECT JOY but rather waited until the top of the Straight at which time BLESS US ALL was immediately able to improve its position.

He said in the Straight he was afforded clear running on BLESS US ALL and the horse finished off the race strongly.

A veterinary inspection of WELL DONE after the race did not show any significant findings.

HAPPY ERA and OYSTER were sent for sampling.