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28 December 2012 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 7 - VENUS HANDICAP

Class 2 - 1650M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:40.6
Sectional Time: 28.00 24.59 24.03 23.98

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
15BEAUTY LEAD (N209)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz901254.52.911:40.65-6-4-153.11 24.11 23.38
212PERFECT CHEERS (M341)R. FourieC. Fownes821198.31110N1:40.67-7-8-253.39 24.31 22.95
38WINNING EDGE (L297)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson85122202860.501:40.62-4-2-352.91 24.11 23.65
49FINEZZA (M035)U. RispoliP. O'Sullivan841219.74.720.751:40.710-10-9-453.71 23.99 23.03
56ENABLING (M229)M. L. YeungJohn Size891247.27.631.501:40.84-5-7-553.07 24.39 23.38
62MR BOND (M098)G. MosseL. Ho931302230121.751:40.812-12-12-653.95 24.03 22.88
73ELEGANCE KLAMMER (M228)Z. PurtonJ. Moore921295.21042.501:41.08-8-6-753.43 24.03 23.55
811GROOVY (L401)K. C. NgC. H. Yip83113159.883.251:41.11-1-1-852.59 24.03 24.48
91OUTDOOR PEGASUS (L173)N. CallanP. F. Yiu961331818113.501:41.13-3-5-952.83 24.55 23.77
1010HAPPY TUMBLER (L048)D. WhyteD. Hall841219.51054.751:41.311-11-11-1053.91 24.03 23.41
117BACKBENCH BLUES (P096)W. C. MarwingY. S. Tsui8512224769101:42.26-2-3-1152.75 24.43 25.03
124RIDE WITH THE WIND (L183)T. QueallyK. W. Lui911281286710.251:42.29-9-10-1253.67 24.15 24.42
Sire:Selkirk
Breed of the Winning Horse:BEAUTY LEAD
Dam:Starfan
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 5 29
place 5 15.5
12 32.5
8 69.5
quinella 5-12 164
quinella place 5-12 65.5
5-8 147.5
8-12 418
tierce 5-12-8 6212
trio 5-8-12 1699
first 4 5-8-9-12 1584
6th double (8-5) $67.5
6th double consulation (8-12) $83.0
2nd double trio (1,8,11/5,8,12) $134567.0

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Beauty Lead eventually settled into a position in midfield and on the rails, straightened three deep, wore down Winning Edge for the front at the 50m and held off the late surge of Perfect Cheers to notch a first win at his seventh start. Perfect Cheers settled behind midfield and one off the fence, swung the final bend widest out and finished up willingly to snatch second from outsider Winning Edge in the final bound. Winning Edge was the first out of the gates, before settling fourth along the fence, reclaimed the front 100m out and was pipped late for second. Finezza settled third from the rear along the fence, cornered in four deep and finished up reasonably well to get into the frame in the final 100m. Enabling was handy early on in the run, before settling one off the fence in midfield, turned the final bend with three wider out and was making a steady bid late without looking a threat of placing. Mr Bond was switched off at the rear from the widest gate, straightened with plenty of work ahead of him two off the fence and was doing some fine work late when the race was all but over.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (275)-VENUS HANDICAP - Class 2 - 1650 Metres From the outside barrier, MR BOND was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Approaching the winning post on the first occasion, BEAUTY LEAD momentarily raced in restricted room inside ENABLING which was shifted away from the heels of WINNING EDGE.

In the early stages, BACKBENCH BLUES travelled wide and without cover and after the 1000 Metres was allowed to improve its position.

Passing the 1400 Metres, FINEZZA got its head on the side and shifted out towards the heels of ELEGANCE KLAMMER when momentarily racing in restricted room inside that horse which got its head on the side and shifted in away from PERFECT CHEERS.

A short distance later, FINEZZA was checked away from the heels of ELEGANCE KLAMMER.

Passing the 1200 Metres, ENABLING was awkwardly placed close to the heels of OUTDOOR PEGASUS.

Passing the 1100 Metres, FINEZZA lost ground when momentarily crowded for room inside RIDE WITH THE WIND which got its head on the side and shifted in slightly.

HAPPY TUMBLER, which was following, shifted out abruptly away from the heels of FINEZZA in consequence.

When questioned, N Callan (OUTDOOR PEGASUS) stated that he had been instructed to attempt to obtain cover in a position behind the leaders if possible.

He said after having to ride OUTDOOR PEGASUS along to clear runners on its inside from barrier 11, OUTDOOR PEGASUS was not able to obtain cover in the early stages and consequently was inclined to over-race.

He said he allowed BACKBENCH BLUES to cross OUTDOOR PEGASUS after the 700 Metres so as to provide the horse with cover.

He said he remained racing behind BACKBENCH BLUES rounding the turn after the 600 Metres at which time that horse shifted out slightly.

He said he was reluctant to shift to the outside of BACKBENCH BLUES when that horse initially commenced to give ground approaching the 400 Metres as he did not want to take OUTDOOR PEGASUS wide given that it over-raced in the early and middle stages and he also felt that there was a possibility that BACKBENCH BLUES might shift out slightly which would allow OUTDOOR PEGASUS to improve to that horse'S inside.

He added however that when BACKBENCH BLUES remained racing in a one-off position and commenced to give ground passing the 400 Metres, he shifted to the outside of that heels of that horse into clear running and OUTDOOR PEGASUS closed off the race satisfactorily.

N Callan was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, wherever possible, he should ensure that his horses are able to continue to improve, particularly at vital stages of the race.

After the race, W C Marwing expressed concern over the action of BACKBENCH BLUES.

A veterinary inspection of BACKBENCH BLUES, after the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of ELEGANCE KLAMMER after the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

Before being allowed to race again, ELEGANCE KLAMMER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

A veterinary inspection of HAPPY TUMBLER and GROOVY after the race did not show any significant findings.

BEAUTY LEAD and PERFECT CHEERS were sent for sampling.