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24 October 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 8 - ABERDEEN HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09.8
Sectional Time: 23.22 23.12 23.54

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13BEST WIN (L212)B. PrebbleC. Fownes781313.63.721:09.85-6-124.34 22.80 22.74
26CAPE CANAVERAL (N393)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz721235.13.550.751:10.04-3-224.18 22.76 23.07
37KICK SERVE (L385)Z. PurtonC. W. Chang711241721121.251:10.010-10-324.70 22.80 22.59
412VINTAGE HUSSLER (L266)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung60113276191.501:10.12-2-423.82 22.96 23.32
510LUCKY SCEPTER (N174)C. K. TongP. F. Yiu611121723421:10.13-4-524.02 22.92 23.25
62SEA THE PEARLS (M281)K. C. NgC. H. Yip7912589.572.251:10.28-7-624.62 22.72 22.89
75TOUR DE FORCE (N297)D. WhyteJohn Size731264.73.4102.501:10.211-11-724.86 22.76 22.65
81BOLERO (J137)C. W. WongNg Ting-keung80131152014.251:10.59-9-824.70 22.68 23.18
99SNITZEL KID (L379)C. Y. HoC. Fownes621124268861:10.812-12-924.90 22.80 23.14
104ROMANTIC CITY (L023)T. AnglandNg Ting-keung731261329116.251:10.81-1-1023.22 23.12 24.54
118HI MOLLY (N355)Y. T. ChengY. S. Tsui70123197536.751:10.97-8-1124.42 22.92 23.61
1211SERENDIPITY (L394)T. H. SoK. W. Lui61111292267.501:11.16-5-1224.34 22.76 24.00
Sire:Untouchable
Breed of the Winning Horse:BEST WIN
Dam:Safe Hit
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 37
place 3 16
6 14
7 39.5
quinella 3-6 70.5
quinella place 3-6 31.5
3-7 117.5
6-7 112.5
tierce 3-6-7 1337
trio 3-6-7 353
first 4 3-6-7-12 3361
7th double (3-3) $128.5
7th double consulation (3-6) $37.5
treble (6/3/3) $1082.0
treble consulation (6/3/6) $194.0
six up (9,11/2,7/4,12/4,6/3,4/3,6) $2,155.00
six up bonus (9/2/12/6/3/3) $275,092.00
jockey challenge winner 1[DWhyte]

Recap by phillip woo

Best Win was effectively running midfield and on the rails about eight lengths off the tear-a-way leader Romantic City, rounded the final bend with two wider out, swept to the lead 150m out and out-dueled Cape Canaveral over the last 100m for the win. Early favourite, Cape Canaveral briefly hit the front four deep approaching the 150m and went down fighting as a clear runner-up. Kick Serve made his run third from the rear and two deep after a slow break, cornered in four deep, shifted off heels at the 250m and finished up nicely to nail Vintage Hussler on the line for third. Vintage Hussler hit the front three deep at the 200m and grudgingly gave way over the last 100m in a surprisingly game performance off a light weight. Lucky Scepter eventually settled fourth in the run along the rails, straightened one off the fence and kept on all right to the line. Sea The Pearls made his run just ahead of Kick Serve and one off the fence, swung the final bend widest out and loomed a serious chance at the 200m before hitting a flat spot over the final 100m. Firming late to jump favourite, Tour De Force switched off tiring runners at the 200m and ran on steadily without threatening. He may be looking for a longer trip now.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (118) - ABERDEEN HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200 Meters Shortly after the start, BEST WIN was crowded for room between HI MOLLY and BOLERO, both of which shifted ground.

Also shortly after the start, SEA THE PEARLS was steadied away from the heels of SERENDIPITY which shifted out.

From wide barriers, KICK SERVE and SNITZEL KID were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

For some distance approaching and passing the 1000 Metres, HI MOLLY proved very difficult to settle and got its head up on a number of occasions.

Near the 700 Metres, HI MOLLY, which was continuing to prove difficult to settle, was checked away from the heels of CAPE CANAVERAL.

For the majority of the race, SERENDIPITY travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

Following the race, T Angland reported that after reaching the lead after the 1000 Metres, ROMANTIC CITY took charge and, despite his efforts, refused to settle.

He said as he applied pressure to ROMANTIC CITY in an attempt to have the horse come back underneath him, it got its head on the side and shifted in towards the running rail on a number of occasions.

He said whilst ROMANTIC CITY momentarily steadied the tempo after the 800 Metres, the horse then commenced to again prove difficult to settle passing the 600 Metres and once again shifted in towards the running rail.

When questioned, D Whyte stated that, from barrier 10, he had been asked by Mr J Size, the trainer of TOUR DE FORCE, to shift the horse across behind runners in the early stages.

He said that after studying the makeup of the field, it was felt that had TOUR DE FORCE been ridden positively in the early stages, it could be left racing wide which would not benefit it in the race.

He said it was felt that there was good speed in the race and that TOUR DE FORCE'S interests would be best served by being ridden quietly.

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

TOUR DE FORCE, BEST WIN and CAPE CANAVERAL were sent for sampling.

GENERAL : 1.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Happy Valley Racemeeting on 21 October 2012 Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of GRACYTOM, FASTALOT, SECRET OF WINNING, GOLDEN BAUHINIA, KHARU, YUAN'S FORTUNE, KINGSTON ELITE, HONG KONG FAT, SCENT OF OSMANTHUS, GENUINE LEADER, TEAM WORK, SUPREME GENKI, HO WONGCHOY, NOBLE DE BEST, ALL ROUND, NOBLE DELUXE, MY GOAL, SMART KIDS, GAMEKEEPERS, GLORY HORSIE, FREDERICK ENGELS, SIMPLE, TIME AFTER TIME and LEGENDARY DRAGON revealed no apparent abnormality.

2.

Racing Laboratory tests of WATCH FIRST, BULLISH POWER, FULL STAR, XI YING MEN, WELL FIT, PERCY JACKSON, TAKNAM, EXPECTATOR, SURROUNDED, KINGSTON SPARTACUS, ELEGANT FRAMES, HEARTLAND, LUCKY NISTELROOY, CAGA SPIRIT, FLORAL MAN, THE PEAK, STERLING CITY, APOLLO CAVALIER, OWNERS' PRIDE, STRATHTAY, AEROSA, PACKING WHIZ, DOMINANT, FIONN'S TREASURE, FLEET COMMAND and MY NAME IS BOND (14.10.12) proved negative.

SUMMARY : 1.

Withdrawals Race 3:HONOUR LIST (standby runner) on 22.10.12 on veterinary advice.DANEWIN WINNING on raceday morning on veterinary advice.WALALA in saddling stalls on veterinary advice.Race 7:AGIAAL on 22.10.12 on veterinary advice.

2.

Fines Race 4:Trainer T K Ng (IDYLLIC WIND): $3,000 for failing to notify that the rider would be required to carry a probable 2 lb overweight at the time of declarations.Race 5:W C Marwing (CHINA DELIGHT): $2,000 for double declaration.

3.

Warnings Race 2:T Clark (FASCINATING SMILE) for steadying the pace making the first turn near the 1000 Metres.Race 4:C W Wong (PERFECT JOY) for improving into a position rounding the Home Turn where there was not sufficient room.Race 5:Apprentice K C Ng (AUSPICIOUS START) for shifting out approaching the 200 Metres.Race 6:Z Purton (FUN HEROES) for shifting in making the first turn near the 2100 Metres and also regarding the appropriateness of comments he passed to a Cadet Stipendiary Steward in the Weighing Room prior to an inquiry.

4.

Suspension Race 3:W M Lai (DIAMOND RAINBOW) for improper riding near the 700 Metres (15 November 2012 - 6 December 2012 on which day he may resume race riding - 6 Hong Kong racedays).

5.

Stalls Test Race 3:PILLOWIN 6.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 3:HONOUR LIST; DANEWIN WINNING; WALALARace 7:AGIAAL