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Race Results:

12 December 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 7 - FAN LAU HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.2
Sectional Time: 28.03 23.94 25.72 23.52

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110PEPPERMINT (M192)M. L. YeungC. Fownes61112175061:41.210-10-9-153.33 25.24 22.64
29ENTHUSING (N007)K. C. LeungR. Gibson651169.272N1:41.24-4-4-252.77 25.36 23.13
37GALAXY PRANCER (N389)D. WhyteK. L. Man691224.55.5711:41.33-3-5-352.57 25.56 23.24
42FLYING UNICORN (M087)C. Y. HoA. T. Millard781286.46.311.251:41.42-2-2-452.29 25.68 23.44
55JOLLY FINE (M294)G. MosseP. F. Yiu761294.22.831.251:41.46-6-7-552.97 25.40 23.06
61MEGA CHAMPION (M149)B. PrebbleA. S. Cruz801338.15.941.501:41.47-7-6-653.09 25.24 23.11
73JIMSON THE BEST (L016)K. C. NgC. H. Yip7812414201231:41.61-1-1-751.97 25.72 24.00
812INTELLECTUALSTRIDE (L409)Y. T. ChengY. S. Tsui601141614931:41.79-9-3-853.21 24.84 23.65
98OTTIMO (K238)C. W. WongC. H. Yip681192060114.501:41.911-11-11-953.45 25.40 23.07
104MASTER GUNNER (J142)A. SuboricsD. Cruz77130569955.251:42.08-8-10-1053.21 25.44 23.41
116FLYING IN (K120)U. RispoliK. L. Man73126102388.751:42.65-5-8-1152.85 25.52 24.23
1211SUPERKING DRAGON (N318)H. W. LaiC. S. Shum6111263991014.251:43.512-12-12-1253.53 25.40 24.57
Sire:Keeper
Breed of the Winning Horse:PEPPERMINT
Dam:Sadie Belle
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 501
place 10 105.5
9 16.5
7 20.5
quinella 9-10 1879.5
quinella place 9-10 386
7-10 324.5
7-9 70.5
tierce 10-9-7 27239
trio 7-9-10 2502
first 4 2-7-9-10 2718
6th double (3-10) $5401.5
6th double consulation (3-9) $161.5
2nd double trio (3,9,10/7,9,10) $444050.0

Recap by phillip woo

Peppermint settled third from the rear and two deep, switched into the clear with two wider out at the 200m and quickened nicely to get up in the final few metres for an upset win with a return to Happy Valley. Best-backed late, Enthusing made his run in fourth along the rails, worked to the lead closest the fence at the 150m and found one better while shifting out in deep stretch. Galaxy Prancer travelled a distant third along the fence, pushed into the clear five wide upon straightening and stayed on well to just hold third over the final 100m in his course debut. Flying Unicorn held the fence while vying for the lead early on, before handing up to Jimson The Best at the 1,200m, circled the final bend four deep and kept on reasonably well in a battle for the final place spot. Favourite Jolly Fine loomed at least a place chance at the 150m and had to take hold from a drifting Enthusing in the final 50m to just miss out on a place position. Mega Champion made his run behind midfield and one off the fence, shifted into the clear with one wider out at the 300m and made some ground late without menacing. Intellectualstride settled three deep behind midfield, rolled forward to settle third without cover at the 650m, cornered in with two wider out and came up flat over the last 100m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (238) - FAN LAU HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1650 Meters Despite being ridden along in the early stages, OTTIMO failed to muster speed and shortly after the start was taken across behind runners.

After the 1200 Metres, INTELLECTUALSTRIDE was left racing wide and without cover.

Near the 550 Metres, FLYING IN was momentarily crowded for room between INTELLECTUALSTRIDE and GALAXY PRANCER which shifted out away from the heels of FLYING UNICORN which itself shifted out at this time.

Passing the 200 Metres, PEPPERMINT and MEGA CHAMPION bumped as PEPPERMINT shifted out to obtain clear running.

After the 200 Metres, JOLLY FINE raced tight between FLYING UNICORN and JIMSON THE BEST.

Near the 100 Metres, JIMSON THE BEST and JOLLY FINE were momentarily crowded for room between FLYING UNICORN and ENTHUSING which got its head on the side and shifted out.

In this incident, JOLLY FINE and FLYING UNICORN bumped, resulting in FLYING UNICORN being taken out onto the hindquarters of GALAXY PRANCER.

K C Leung (ENTHUSING) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that over the concluding stages he permitted his mount to shift out when insufficiently clear of JOLLY FINE, causing that horse to be crowded for room inside FLYING UNICORN and lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

K C Leung was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Wednesday, 2 January 2013 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Sha Tin racemeeting on Saturday, 22 December 2012.

When questioned regarding the improved performance of PEPPERMINT, Trainer C Fownes stated that he was unable to explain the horses two most recent runs which, in his opinion, had been disappointing.

He said that PEPPERMINT had pulled up well after each of those races and that he had not altered the training of PEPPERMINT since those runs.

He said having in mind PEPPERMINTs two most recent performances, he did not anticipate that the horse would be a winning chance in tonights race and its win had surprised him.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that ENTHUSING had lost its right front plate.

JOLLY FINE, PEPPERMINT and ENTHUSING were sent for sampling.