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Race Results:

21 November 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 3 - FIFE HANDICAP - SEC 2

Class 4 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Rainy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.6
Sectional Time: 28.25 24.05 25.12 24.18

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16STORM UNICORN (M311)K. C. LeungT. W. Leung521235.57.991:41.66-6-8-153.34 25.36 22.90
23REAL DRAGON (M144)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz571284.43.560.501:41.63-3-3-252.90 25.20 23.57
34EASY GOLD (L431)T. ClarkR. Gibson561298.111121:41.84-4-4-353.02 25.24 23.63
47BILLION (H316)Y. T. ChengK. W. Lui51124171552.751:42.01-1-1-452.30 25.12 24.62
55YUAN'S FORTUNE (L021)W. C. MarwingY. S. Tsui531266.68.81031:42.010-9-10-553.50 25.36 23.21
612LUCKY CHEVALIER (M113)C. Y. HoD. Ferraris421129.83.873.251:42.19-10-11-653.54 25.40 23.17
78TRAVEL GUIDE (K101)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip511241217113.751:42.28-8-7-753.50 25.16 23.54
811BACKSTREET FIGHTER (N210)H. W. LaiC. S. Shum421133024441:42.25-5-5-853.14 25.40 23.69
91NORDIC STAR (H302)D. WhyteD. Cruz601331118124.501:42.312-12-12-953.86 25.24 23.20
109GOOD GAINS (J293)B. PrebbleL. Ho461192619871:42.711-11-9-1053.74 25.08 23.88
112ENDURING (N149)K. C. NgA. T. Millard581241344291:43.07-7-6-1153.34 25.28 24.40
1210HAPPY FRIENDS (N160)U. RispoliP. O'Sullivan43116182039.501:43.12-2-2-1252.70 25.28 25.15
Sire:King's Best
Breed of the Winning Horse:STORM UNICORN
Dam:Mac Melody
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 79
place 6 27
3 16.5
4 31
quinella 3-6 147.5
quinella place 3-6 53
4-6 119.5
3-4 67
tierce 6-3-4 2560
trio 3-4-6 348
first 4 3-4-6-7 1082
2nd double (5-6) $320.0
2nd double consulation (5-3) $26.0

Recap by phillip woo

Storm Unicorn settled worse than midfield and two deep in the run, rounded the final bend six wide and quickened up nicely to take control 50m out for the win. Favourite Real Dragon settled three back and one off the fence, shifted into the clear five wide, hit the front 120m out and found one better on the evening. Easy Gold settled a distant fourth along the fence, peeled into the clear four deep upon straightening and stayed on reasonably well to get up for third 50m out. Specked late, Billion cleared to lead rounding the first bend, turned the final corner nearly four lengths on top and was starting to run on empty inside the last 100m. Yuan's Fortune bided his time fourth from the rear and along the fence after a sluggish break, straightened four deep and made some progress late without menacing. Plunged late to start second favourite, Lucky Chevalier made his run second from the rear and two deep after getting shuffled back between runners at the 1,400m, cornered in five wide and made some ground late without ever looking a threat. He'll be hard to keep out of the finish with a drop in grade. Nordic Star made his run at the rear from a wide gate, swung the final bend deepest out and never did fire.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (179) - FIFE HANDICAP (Sec 2) - Class 4 - 1650 Meters A veterinary examination of ENDURING, which was fractious when being saddled up, found that horse to be suitable to race.

BILLION and REAL DRAGON bumped at the start as did LUCKY CHEVALIER and GOOD GAINS.

YUAN'S FORTUNE was slow to begin.

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

Despite being ridden along in the early stages, TRAVEL GUIDE failed to muster speed and throughout the race travelled wide and without cover.

K C Leung (STORM UNICORN) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that passing the winning post on the first occasion he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of LUCKY CHEVALIER, causing that horse to be checked and lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

GOOD GAINS, which was following, was hampered in consequence.

K C Leung was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 6 December 2012 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Happy Valley racemeeting on Wednesday, 28 November 2012.

Passing the 1300 Metres, ENDURING and STORM UNICORN raced tight as STORM UNICORN shifted in.

K C Leung was reprimanded and advised to ensure that whilst he rides competitively, he does not ride in such a manner so as to breach the Rules of Racing.

Passing the 200 Metres, EASY GOLD was awkwardly placed close to the heels of REAL DRAGON which shifted out under pressure.

A short distance later, EASY GOLD and STORM UNICORN bumped as EASY GOLD shifted out away from the heels of REAL DRAGON.

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

LUCKY CHEVALIER, STORM UNICORN and REAL DRAGON were sent for sampling.