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Race Results:

5 December 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - EUROPE HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.7
Sectional Time: 23.91 23.00 23.86

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13CAPE CANAVERAL (N393)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz741255.25.4101:10.710-8-124.75 22.80 23.22
27DANCE FOR GOLD (N207)B. PrebbleC. Fownes691222.42.25N1:10.88-9-224.55 23.08 23.18
35SUNNY FAY (M119)N. CallanJ. Moore741277.57.510.501:10.84-5-324.27 23.04 23.54
46GOLD EDITION (N048)T. ClarkY. S. Tsui70123131341.251:10.92-3-424.03 23.08 23.87
51CHINA POWER (M400)G. MosseP. F. Yiu80133152761.501:11.03-2-524.07 22.92 24.01
611CAPITAL K (M224)C. WilliamsL. Ho621156.74.531.501:11.07-7-624.51 23.00 23.51
712RISING POWER (N294)C. Y. HoC. W. Chang6211399991221:11.011-11-725.07 22.76 23.26
84FLYING SMART (M117)W. C. MarwingK. W. Lui74127275692.251:11.19-10-824.75 23.00 23.36
99MASTER RIO (K188)A. SuboricsK. L. Man67120312822.501:11.15-4-924.31 22.88 23.99
1010DASHING FORTUNE (P046)T. H. SoNg Bik-kuen65115183283.751:11.312-12-1025.23 22.76 23.38
118SMART KIDS (L253)K. C. NgC. H. Yip681143583116.501:11.81-1-1123.91 23.00 24.91
122LEELI'S STAR (N219)T. QueallyR. Gibson75128336179.501:12.26-6-1224.35 23.08 24.85
Sire:Starcraft
Breed of the Winning Horse:CAPE CANAVERAL
Dam:First Date
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 54.5
place 3 17.5
7 13.5
5 22
quinella 3-7 83.5
quinella place 3-7 34.5
3-5 57
5-7 36
tierce 3-7-5 824
trio 3-5-7 134
first 4 3-5-6-7 279
4th double (4-3) $155.5
4th double consulation (4-7) $18.5

Recap by phillip woo

Cape Canaveral was settled behind midfield and one off the fence from a wide gate, made a crucial move at the 400m, swung the final bend widest out and kept coming to get up 50m from the wire for the win. Firming favourite Dance For Gold travelled in midfield and one off the rails, shifted into the clear with one wider out at the 300m and finished up willingly to get up in the final few metres for second in his first try on the course with blinkers added. Sunny Fay settled box-seat early on, faded back to fifth approaching the final bend, pushed into the clear four deep at the 250m, loomed a winning chance at the 100m and run blew up in the final 20m. Gold Edition jumped well to dictate the early running from gate four, before handing up to settle third at the 800m to Smart Kids, switched off the speed three deep at the 200m and stayed on all right to fill the frame in fourth. China Power punched the breeze in second, swept to the front three deep at the 250m and found a few too good in the drive to the line. Capital K made his run in position worse than midfield and on the rails, shifted off a one-paced Master Rio at the 200m and made some ground thereafter. He should have gone closer.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (218) - EUROPE HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200 Meters SUNNY FAY began awkwardly.

DANCE FOR GOLD bumped CHINA POWER at the start, resulting in DANCE FOR GOLD being awkwardly placed close to the heels of GOLD EDITION.

A short distance later, CHINA POWER shifted out, resulting in LEELIS STAR being taken out across DASHING FORTUNE which struck the heels of LEELIS STAR and blundered.

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

Despite being ridden along in the early stages, CAPITAL K was slow to muster speed.

GOLD EDITION was unable to obtain clear running until near the 200 Metres.

Passing the 200 Metres, DASHING FORTUNE shifted out abruptly towards the heels of LEELIS STAR which was giving ground.

Passing the 150 Metres, CAPITAL K was steadied when disappointed for running between CAPE CANAVERAL and MASTER RIO which shifted out slightly.

FLYING SMART had difficulty obtaining clear running over the concluding stages and because of this was not ridden out to the end of the race as it normally would be.

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

When questioned, B Prebble (DANCE FOR GOLD) stated that after becoming unbalanced when awkwardly placed close to the heels of MASTER RIO near the 900 Metres, he had to ride his mount along after this to maintain its position on the back of MASTER RIO.

He said however that DANCE FOR GOLD was racing tight inside LEELIS STAR and because of this was not able to hold its position behind MASTER RIO.

He said he was reluctant to vigorously ride DANCE FOR GOLD along at this time as it was having its first start at Happy Valley tonight and was wearing blinkers for the first time and having in mind the turn at the 600 Metres was approaching, he was reluctant to have his mount come off the bridle at this time.

He said making the turn after the 600 Metres he rode DANCE FOR GOLD along to maintain its position inside LEELIS STAR and to the outside of CAPITAL K which at this time was being shifted out away from the heels of SUNNY FAY.

He said he was aware that CAPE CANAVERAL was improving its position to his outside, however, as DANCE FOR GOLD was under pressure to hold its position behind LEELIS STAR, he did not feel that it was in the horses best interests to be attempting to shift to the outside of LEELIS STAR and force out CAPE CANAVERAL which was improving quickly to his outside.

He added that at the entrance to the Straight he was able to immediately shift out to follow CAPITAL K and shifted to the outside of that horse shortly after entering the Straight.

B Prebble was advised that whilst it was accepted that he was riding his mount along at the time CAPE CANAVERAL improved its position to his outside, nonetheless he must be mindful of positioning his mounts in such a manner so as to ensure that they are able to avail themselves of the opportunity to improve at vital stages of a race.

CAPE CANAVERAL and DANCE FOR GOLD were sent for sampling.