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Race Results:

16 January 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - LAMBETH HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.5
Sectional Time: 23.67 22.91 23.97

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18HIGHEST ACCLAIM (N345)B. PrebbleC. Fownes511257.54.321:10.58-7-124.47 22.83 23.25
29NO TIES (N271)H. W. LaiC. S. Shum481206.86.161.501:10.77-8-224.19 23.15 23.44
34SILVER DRAGON (M326)Z. PurtonY. S. Tsui54128109111.751:10.812-12-325.03 22.91 22.90
411STAR OF FAME (H043)U. RispoliA. T. Millard451191412321:10.86-5-424.19 22.87 23.80
57FLYING ELITE (N419)Y. T. ChengC. H. Yip52126747352.251:10.99-9-524.51 22.99 23.41
63IMPECCABLE (L383)G. MosseP. F. Yiu561302021122.501:10.910-11-624.75 22.95 23.25
75FLASHING GUY (L158)A. SuboricsK. L. Man531271312131:11.02-1-723.71 22.87 24.46
81RISING POWER (N294)C. Y. HoC. W. Chang59130522473.251:11.011-10-824.83 22.83 23.42
92SERENDIPITY (L394)O. DoleuzeK. W. Lui58132119.244.751:11.35-3-923.91 22.95 24.46
106SIGHT LOVER (P061)D. WhyteJohn Size531272.23.496.251:11.54-6-1023.91 23.23 24.41
1110SPICY SHRIMP (L067)T. H. SoNg Bik-kuen461171428106.251:11.53-2-1123.87 22.95 24.73
1212SEA FURY (P048)R. FourieD. Ferraris411159699818.251:13.41-4-1223.67 23.27 26.54
Sire:Acclamation
Breed of the Winning Horse:HIGHEST ACCLAIM
Dam:Carpet Lady
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 43
place 8 17.5
9 21
4 29.5
quinella 8-9 202.5
quinella place 8-9 72.5
4-8 116
4-9 94.5
tierce 8-9-4 2863
trio 4-8-9 686
first 4 4-8-9-11 947
1st double (1-8) $1157.0
1st double consulation (1-9) $231.0

Recap by phillip woo

Firming late, Highest Acclaim settled worse than midfield and on the rails after a sluggish break, shifted into the clear four deep at the 250m and then turned it up a gear to take control 50m out for the win. No Ties settled outside Highest Acclaim in the run, swung the final bend widest out and finished up nicely to grab second in the final 20m. Silver Dragon was switched off at the rear from a wide gate, straightened three to four deep and quickened nicely to get up in the last stride for a placing. Star Of Fame made his run ahead of midfield and on the rails, briefly hit the front 100m out after ducking-and-weaving for a run near the inside and was swamped late for a placing. Flying Elite settled behind midfield and one off the fence, turned the final bend six deep, switched inside off heels at the 200m for a clear run and stayed on reasonably well in an improved second-up performance with a switch to the city track. Flashing Guy eventually assumed the lead from Sea Fury at the 800m, straightened near two lengths on top and was yielding ground over the final 150m. Rising Power made his run third from the rear and along the fence, stayed to the inside upon straightening, switched off heels at the 60m and stayed on all right with the drop in grade.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (317)-LAMBETH HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200 Metres HIGHEST ACCLAIM began only fairly and shortly after the start raced tight between FLASHING GUY and STAR OF FAME, both of which shifted ground.

From wide barriers, SILVER DRAGON and IMPECCABLE were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Passing the 1100 Metres, FLYING ELITE was steadied away from the heels of NO TIES (H W Lai) which shifted in when not properly clear.

H W Lai was reprimanded and advised to exercise more care when shifting ground in future.

Shortly after this, SILVER DRAGON lost ground when crowded for room between IMPECCABLE and FLYING ELITE, both of which shifted ground.

Approaching the 600 Metres, NO TIES was awkwardly placed close to the heels of SIGHT LOVER.

In the early part of the Straight, NO TIES got its head on the side and shifted in.

At the 200 Metres, STAR OF FAME was shifted to the outside of FLASHING GUY to continue improving.

Passing the 200 Metres, SPICY SHRIMP was hampered when crowded for room between NO TIES and HIGHEST ACCLAIM (B Prebble) which shifted out.

SIGHT LOVER and FLYING ELITE, which were following, were hampered in consequence.

B Prebble was severely reprimanded and advised to exercise due care when shifting ground in future.

In this incident, SPICY SHRIMP bumped the hindquarters of NO TIES which became unbalanced.

Near the 100 Metres, RISING POWER was momentarily steadied when disappointed for running between FLASHING GUY and STAR OF FAME which shifted in.

Over the concluding stages, RISING POWER was awkwardly placed outside the heels of STAR OF FAME.

Throughout the race, SPICY SHRIMP travelled wide and without cover and after the 500 Metres got its head on the side and lay out.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SIGHT LOVER, D Whyte stated that from barrier 9, he was able to obtain a forward position by following SEA FURY across in the early stages.

He said whilst SIGHT LOVER came on and off the bridle on a number of occasions in the early stages, the horse, after obtaining a position one out one back behind SEA FURY, then travelled well in the middle stages.

He said he shifted SIGHT LOVER, which was having its first start at Happy Valley, to the outside of SEA FURY near the 500 Metres when that horse commenced to give ground, however, SIGHT LOVER immediately came under pressure and in the Straight gave ground despite being ridden along.

He said although the horse was steadied away from heels near the 200 Metres, it was beaten at this time.

He added although SIGHT LOVER was having its first start in a race at Happy Valley tonight, the horse had had the experience of a barrier trial here previously and, in his opinion, he did not put forward racing at Happy Valley as a reason for the horse's disappointing performance.

A veterinary inspection of SIGHT LOVER after the race did not show any significant findings.

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

A veterinary inspection of FLYING ELITE after the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped.

SIGHT LOVER, HIGHEST ACCLAIM and NO TIES were sent for sampling.