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Race Results:

12 December 2012 - Happy Valley


Class 3 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.5
Sectional Time: 24.19 22.58 23.78

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13TURF MAGIC (K307)T. AnglandC. S. Shum761328.69.1121:10.511-11-125.23 22.62 22.70
210PROLIFIC CHAMPION (M226)B. PrebbleA. S. Cruz62120131081.251:10.710-10-224.95 22.70 23.10
39RIDE ON THE FIRE (M137)T. ClarkC. Fownes63119131961.751:10.81-1-324.19 22.58 24.09
44KICK SERVE (L385)Z. PurtonC. W. Chang7413022.2221:10.87-6-424.59 22.70 23.58
52GAMEKEEPERS (M357)D. WhyteJohn Size761327.75.9921:10.84-5-524.35 22.90 23.64
68FAY DEEP (P071)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan65119385132.251:10.96-7-624.59 22.82 23.49
76SMART KIDS (L253)Y. T. ChengC. H. Yip68124121342.251:10.99-8-724.91 22.62 23.39
812SAMMY'S FALCON (K383)R. FourieA. Schutz601174799113.251:11.012-12-825.47 22.62 22.98
97BRILLIANT PROPOSAL (N392)U. RispoliD. Cruz67123191573.501:11.18-9-924.67 22.90 23.53
1011KA WAI FORTUNE (N255)T. H. SoL. Ho61114829953.501:11.12-2-1024.35 22.58 24.18
111JUMBO GOLD (K393)C. Y. HoC. Fownes77130117.5103.751:11.15-4-1124.47 22.62 24.08
125EMPEROR BLITZ (N180)N. CallanK. L. Man69125212914.501:11.23-3-1224.35 22.70 24.23
Sire:Compton Place
Breed of the Winning Horse:TURF MAGIC
Dam:Miss Rimex
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 91
place 3 23
10 29.5
9 43.5
quinella 3-10 493
quinella place 3-10 154.5
3-9 249
9-10 172
tierce 3-10-9 11362
trio 3-9-10 2196
first 4 3-4-9-10 859
5th double (8-3) $393.0
5th double consulation (8-10) $68.5
triple trio (3,4,8/7,8,11/3,9,10) $1,819,383.00
triple trio consolation (3,4,8/7,8,11/
Any combination)
triple trio jackpot $727,753.00
(169 Dec 2012)

Recap by phillip woo

Course-and-distance specialist Turf Magic was patiently ridden second from the rear and one off the fence from gate 12, swung the final bend widest out and quickened nicely to take control 50m out for the win. Prolific Champion settled third from the rear and one off the rails, had to switch off heels for a clear run with two wider out at the 100m and finished up well to grab second in the last 20m. Ride On The Fire was given an easy time on the lead, straightened near two lengths on top and kept on gamely to just hold third from favourite Kick Serve in a blanket finish for third and fourth. Kick Serve enjoyed a soft run ahead of midfield and only responded mildly when asked for an effort. Gamekeepers settled fifth and one off the fence, straightened five wide and was grinding away late to finish just outside the First-4 with every chance. Fay Deep settled midfield and one off the fence, turned the final bend with two wider out and ran on reasonably well in an improved effort. Smart Kids made some ground late to make it close for a pay slip. Specked late, Brilliant Proposal made his run behind midfield and two-to-three deep, cornered with one wider out and never was a factor.

Racing Incident Report

Race Six: (237) - CHEUNG SHA HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200 Meters PROLIFIC CHAMPION began awkwardly and made contact with BRILLIANT PROPOSAL which shifted out on jumping.

From the outside barrier, TURF MAGIC was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Shortly after the start, SMART KIDS was steadied when crowded for room between KA WAI FORTUNE and FAY DEEP which was taken out by KICK SERVE which in turn was taken out by EMPEROR BLITZ which shifted ground.

After this, SMART KIDS was shifted across to obtain a position closer to the rail.

At the entrance to the Straight, EMPEROR BLITZ was shifted in away from the heels of KA WAI FORTUNE which got its head on the side and shifted ground.

Passing the 200 Metres, PROLIFIC CHAMPION was badly held up for clear running behind GAMEKEEPERS and JUMBO GOLD which was giving ground.

PROLIFIC CHAMPION was then unable to obtain clear running until near the 100 Metres.

Passing the 150 Metres, KA WAI FORTUNE shifted in under pressure, resulting in EMPEROR BLITZ racing tight outside KICK SERVE.

Then passing the 100 Metres, EMPEROR BLITZ was steadied when crowded for room between KA WAI FORTUNE and KICK SERVE which shifted out slightly when obtaining clear running to the outside of RIDE ON THE FIRE.

Over the concluding stages, SAMMYS FALCON, which was closing off the race, was steadied when unable to obtain clear running.

When questioned regarding his riding of FAY DEEP passing the 700 Metres, K C Leung stated that passing the 700 Metres he was positioned to the inside of GAMEKEEPERS.

He said approaching the 600 Metres GAMEKEEPERS shifted in when inside the heels of JUMBO GOLD and rather than ride his mount along, he elected to allow GAMEKEEPERS to cross so as to ensure that FAY DEEP, which was having its first start at Happy Valley, remained balanced.

He said he followed GAMEKEEPERS after this and rounding the Home Turn immediately shifted FAY DEEP to the outside of runners to obtain clear running in the Straight.

K C Leung was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, wherever possible he should avail himself of advantageous positions.

When questioned, C Y Ho stated that he had been instructed to obtain a position with cover behind the speed from barrier 10 if possible.

He said at its first up run this season when the horse was successful last start, it had been able to finish off the race strongly due to it being fresh.

He said it was felt that JUMBO GOLD would not be able to sprint as effectively second up as it was last start and therefore he was asked to have the horse in a position where it had previously raced successfully, that being forward of midfield with cover if possible.

He said in accordance with his instructions, he rode JUMBO GOLD positively in the early stages and attempted to shift in behind GAMEKEEPERS making the first turn.

He said however that there were a number of runners positioned to his inside and because he had ridden his mount along in the early stages, he did not believe it was possible for him to then restrain JUMBO GOLD and take it back through the field in an attempt to obtain cover.

He said because of the circumstances of the race, JUMBO GOLD was left racing wide and without cover throughout the race and in the Straight gave ground.

Trainer C Fownes confirmed that he had instructed Jockey Ho to position JUMBO GOLD in about 5th or 6th position if possible.

He said he believed that KICK SERVE would be a strong chance in the race and he did not want to be giving that horse too much start.

He further confirmed that he did not believe that JUMBO GOLD would have a similar sprint to that it had when first up and with tonights race expected to be run at a good tempo, he was of the view prior to the race that it may be available for JUMBO GOLD to obtain a position in advance of midfield with cover as the field may spread out due to the pace of the race.

Both C Y Ho and Mr Fownes were advised that their explanations would be reported.

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

KICK SERVE, TURF MAGIC and PROLIFIC CHAMPION were sent for sampling.