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16 December 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 11 - LONG KE HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1400M - C+3
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:22.3
Sectional Time: 13.73 21.75 23.08 23.78

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
15GREEN MANNER (N425)D. WhyteA. S. Cruz7513122.171:22.49-9-7-236.20 23.04 23.21
22DEEP THINKER (N159)T. AnglandP. F. Yiu761326.84.110.751:22.47-7-8-336.04 23.20 23.23
313BENEFACTOR (L332)T. H. SoNg Bik-kuen62115191630.751:22.31-1-1-135.48 23.08 23.78
49SPEEDYGONZALEZ (N412)T. QueallyC. Fownes681249.51151.501:22.55-6-5-435.84 23.28 23.47
58FINN MACCOOL (K072)Z. PurtonD. Ferraris681241322121.751:22.613-13-11-536.56 22.88 23.17
610ALPHA GRAND (N127)U. RispoliD. Hall671233332112.251:22.712-11-9-636.36 23.04 23.30
714LUCKY GAINS (M230)C. Y. HoK. L. Man62115475482.251:22.710-12-13-736.52 23.24 22.96
812HAPPY CHAMPION (N027)G. MosseP. F. Yiu63119161265.751:23.26-8-10-836.08 23.32 23.85
91KING'S FOLKS (N296)H. W. LaiC. W. Chang771316999145.751:23.214-14-14-936.68 23.12 23.47
106RACING REWARD (N155)C. K. TongK. W. Lui741286899106.501:23.311-10-12-1036.32 23.36 23.68
113COSTA DEL SOL (M111)K. C. NgC. H. Yip751244699271:23.43-4-4-1135.80 23.24 24.43
1211HONEY KING PRAWN (N422)T. ClarkA. Schutz67123118.8137.251:23.54-5-6-1235.84 23.32 24.34
134FLYING CHAPARRAL (M245)K. C. LeungNg Bik-kuen75129729949.251:23.82-3-3-1335.60 23.44 24.77
147CHEERS JOY (N184)M. L. YeungJohn Size7312711249101:23.98-2-2-1435.52 23.28 25.13
Sire:Danehill Dancer
Breed of the Winning Horse:GREEN MANNER
Dam:Snapdragon
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 5 21.5
place 5 11.5
2 15
13 39.5
quinella 2-5 43.5
quinella place 2-5 21
5-13 57.5
2-13 85
tierce 5-2-13 540
trio 2-5-13 192
first 4 2-5-9-13 450
10th double (9-5) $122.0
10th double consulation (9-2) $47.5
treble (8/9/5) $2157.0
treble consulation (8/9/2) $733.0
3rd double trio (4,5,9/2,5,13) $11313.0
six up (4,12/1,6/2,11/1,8/5,9/2,5) $7,085.00
jockey challenge winner 3[YT Cheng]
six win bonus jackpot $2,078,642.00
(22 Dec 2012)

Recap by phillip woo

Green Manner recovered off a sluggish break to settle behind midfield along the fence, rallied six-to-seven deep upon straightening and finished up nicely to claim the win in the stewards' room. The luckless Deep Thinker was promoted to second and Benefactor, who crossed the finish line first, was demoted to third for causing interference in the final 50m to Deep Thinker, who is overdue for a win. Speedygonzalez settled ahead of midfield and one off the rails, rallied four wide upon straightening and kept up a steady gallop late to just hold fourth ahead of Finn Maccool, who bided his time third from the rear and one off the fence, pushed into the clear with three wider out at the 400m and was hitting the line well until peaking 100m out. He's a better chance over the 1,200m. Alpha Grand settled shifted into the clear five wide outside a tiring Flying Chaparral at the 300m and stuck on reasonably well with the return to turf. Lucky Gains made his run at the rear, turned the final bend underneath Finn Maccool and made a decent bid late without threatening to fill a placing. Honey King Pawn was posted deep and without cover in fifth from a wide gate, turned the final bend five wide and was struggling 250m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eleven: (250) - LONG KE HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1400 Meters GREEN MANNER was slow to begin.

ALPHA GRAND began awkwardly.

When being steadied to be taken across behind runners from the outside barrier, KINGS FOLKS got its head up on a number of occasions.

Passing the 400 Metres, ALPHA GRAND was shifted out from the heels of FLYING CHAPARRAL to obtain clear running.

DEEP THINKER was unable to obtain clear running until after the 300 Metres.

For the majority of the race, CHEERS JOY travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, G Mosse stated that HAPPY CHAMPION came under heavy pressure to hold its position prior to the 600 Metres.

He said as HAPPY CHAMPION was not travelling well and was hanging out, he was not able to prevent GREEN MANNER from shifting out to his inside passing the 500 Metres.

He said he continued to place HAPPY CHAMPION under heavy pressure, however, the horse continued to hang out badly and proved very difficult to ride.

He added that he persisted riding HAPPY CHAMPION along in the early part of the Straight and used the whip on the horse in the left hand in an attempt to have it race more tractably.

He said despite this, HAPPY CHAMPION continued to hang out and for this reason he did not ride it out vigorously in the Straight as he was concerned that it would continue to hang out.

G Mosse was advised that, wherever possible, he must continue to ride his mounts out right to the end of the race in accordance with the requirement under the Rules of Racing.

The performance of HAPPY CHAMPION was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, HAPPY CHAMPION must barrier trial competitively around a bend.

The Stewards deferred the declaration of weighed-on as they were of the prima facie view that an incident had occurred inside the final 100 Metres which cast sufficient doubt on whether BENEFACTOR (T H So) should be declared the winner of the race.

Subsequently T Angland, the rider of DEEP THINKER, third placegetter, also lodged a protest/objection against BENEFACTOR being declared the winner alleging interference to his mount over the final 100 Metres.

After taking evidence from all the parties concerned and after viewing the videos, the Stewards found that near the 100 Metres when finishing off the race strongly, DEEP THINKER was shifted to the inside of the heels of BENEFACTOR.

It was further established that shortly after this DEEP THINKER established running to the inside of BENEFACTOR and that BENEFACTOR then shifted in for the remainder of the race, resulting in DEEP THINKER being badly crowded for room and being checked close to the finishing line.

Having regard to the manner in which DEEP THINKER was closing off the race and the proximity of the incident to the winning post, the Stewards were comfortably satisfied that had DEEP THINKER been afforded clear running to the inside of BENEFACTOR that that horse would have finished in front of BENEFACTOR at the end of the race.

Accordingly, the Stewards sustained the protest/objection and amended the placings to read No.

5, GREEN MANNER, 1st; No.

2, DEEP THINKER, 2nd; No.

13, BENEFACTOR, 3rd; and No.

9, SPEEDYGONZALEZ, 4th.

At a subsequent inquiry, T H So pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding and was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Saturday, 29 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, 19 December 2012.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of HONEY KING PRAWN, T Clark explained that he had to make some use of the horse in the early stages to take up a forward position and although it had cover, it raced three wide.

He said after the 800 Metres HONEY KING PRAWN travelled only fairly and in the Straight gave ground.

He added that he was of the opinion that the horse did not stretch out fully on todays track surface.

A veterinary inspection of HONEY KING PRAWN after the race did not show any significant findings.

The Stewards will interview C Y Ho, the rider of LUCKY GAINS regarding his riding of the horse, particularly in the middle stages at the Happy Valley racemeeting to be conducted on Wednesday, 19 December 2012.

After the race, the Veterinary Surgeon reported that BENEFACTOR had bled from the right nostril and an endoscopic examination confirmed the horse to be a bleeder.

GREEN MANNER and DEEP THINKER were sent for sampling.

GENERAL : 1.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Happy Valley Racemeeting on 12 December 2012 Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of SILVER DRAGON, GLORY WIN, OCEAN WIDE, MOUNT VICTORY, SUNNY SKY, FIERY PATROL, CASA JUNIOR, ALL BOUNTIFUL, HEI HEI POSH, COMPACT YARN, HOME WITH GLORY, ONE OF A KIND, KICK SERVE, TURF MAGIC, PROLIFIC CHAMPION, JOLLY FINE, PEPPERMINT, ROMANTIC CITY and BUNDLE OF LOVE revealed no apparent abnormality.

2.

Racing Laboratory tests of SOLAR GREAT, LITTLE COW, CALLING WITH LOVE, OWNERS PRIDE, HOLYANGELHOLY, TURBO JEWELLERY, TAKNAM, JAMESINA, DUNADEN, RED CADEAUX, JAGUAR MAIL, LUCKY NINE, LORD KANALOA, CERISE CHERRY, THE PEAK, FREDERICK ENGELS, RICH TAPESTRY, AMBITIOUS DRAGON, GLORIOUS DAYS, CALIFORNIA MEMORY, GIOFRA, REAL SPECIALIST, HELENE SPIRIT, IT HAS TO BE YOU, VICTORY MASTER and LUCKY FOREVER (9.12.12) proved negative.

SUMMARY : 1.

Warnings Race 1:T H So (NOBODY BUT YOU) regarding looking around unnecessarily in races.Race 5:C Y Ho (CHOIR) for shifting in after the 1000 Metres.Race 7:T Angland (GOOD HONG KONG) re the manner in which he rode his mount out over the concluding stages.Race 8:Apprentice C Y Lui (SPIRIT SOARING) re his riding in the middle stages.Race 11:G Mosse (HAPPY CHAMPION) re the manner in which he rode his mount out over the concluding stages.

2.

Suspensions Race 4:D Whyte (PO CHING KING) for careless riding near the 150 Metres (2 - 10 January 2013 on which day he may resume race riding - 2 Hong Kong racedays).Race 11:T H So (BENEFACTOR) for careless riding inside the 100 Metres (20 - 29 December 2012 on which day he may resume race riding - 2 Hong Kong racedays).

3.

Stewards Inquiry & Protest/Objection Race 11 4.

Bleeders Race 10:G-ONE WINNINGRace 11:BENEFACTOR 5.

Official Barrier Trials Race 5:CHOIRRace 8:CORPORAL JONESRace 9:PSYCHOLOGIST; PALEPALERace 11:HAPPY CHAMPION 6.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 5:CHOIRRace 6:MY WORDRace 8:EASY TO RICHRace 9:PSYCHOLOGIST; PALEPALERace 10:FAT CHOY HONG KONG