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Race Results:

16 January 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - CONNAUGHT HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:42.1
Sectional Time: 28.47 23.81 25.75 24.11

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19ONE OF A KIND (M391)D. WhyteC. H. Yip481212.72.341:42.16-5-5-152.76 25.75 23.63
212SUGAR PEGASUS (N029)R. FourieT. W. Leung4011517218N1:42.19-9-8-253.20 25.51 23.48
36YUAN'S FORTUNE (L021)U. RispoliY. S. Tsui5112428381221:42.412-12-11-353.60 25.35 23.52
45DILIGENT III (M211)W. C. MarwingK. W. Lui521258.14.122.501:42.55-3-3-452.48 25.79 24.26
510FLORA DANICA (M064)K. C. LeungA. Schutz43114173032.751:42.54-4-4-552.60 25.75 24.23
64BRILLIANT CHARIOT (L242)O. DoleuzeC. W. Chang531262261112.751:42.511-11-10-653.44 25.39 23.76
77ALL THE WINNERS (L019)T. H. SoL. Ho501201311141:42.71-1-1-752.28 25.75 24.74
81VERY WELL (M161)B. PrebbleD. Cruz601335.17.494.251:42.88-7-7-852.96 25.63 24.25
93OPTIMIZATION STAR (N179)C. Y. LuiD. Hall541177599651:42.910-10-12-953.32 25.71 23.92
1011LUCKY CHEVALIER (M113)C. Y. HoD. Ferraris421129.312551:42.92-2-2-1052.36 25.79 24.81
112EASY GOLD (L431)T. ClarkR. Gibson56129164776.251:43.17-8-9-1152.96 25.75 24.44
128GOLDEN OSMANTHUS (N245)Y. T. ChengNg Bik-kuen501231211107.251:43.33-6-6-1252.84 25.67 24.81
Sire:Keeper
Breed of the Winning Horse:ONE OF A KIND
Dam:Ruby Keeler
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 23
place 9 13
12 61.5
6 67.5
quinella 9-12 272.5
quinella place 9-12 96.5
6-9 129
6-12 729.5
tierce 9-12-6 5651
trio 6-9-12 1795
first 4 5-6-9-12 2145
4th double (8-9) $335.5
4th double consulation (8-12) $255.0

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite One Of A Kind was vetted before being passed fit to run. He made his run just off the rails ahead of midfield, was badly baulked for a run by Lucky Chevalier when shifting into the clear at the 250m, then balanced up and gunned down Sugar Pegasus in the final 50m for the win. He's got room to head higher. Sugar Pegasus settled behind midfield and one off the fence, rounded the final bend widest out, swept to the lead 200m out and found one too superior in the end. Yuan's Fortune was taken back to last from gate 12, straightened four deep and let down well to get up in the 20m for a placing. Best-backed late, Diligent III recovered off a sluggish break to eventually settle in the box-seat position entering the first bend, pushed into the clear one off the fence upon straightening and kept plugging on without threatening in fourth with every chance. Flora Danica settled one-out, one-back, straightened four deep and kept on all right. Brilliant Chariot settled second from the rear, turned the final bend at the rear and with one wider out and was running on with purpose late when the race was all but over. All The Winners was allowed a relatively easy time on the lead, straightened a length on top and was giving way over the final 150m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (320)-CONNAUGHT HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650 Metres After being loaded, ONE OF A KIND became fractious, reared on two occasions and momentarily got its front feet over the front gates.

ONE OF A KIND was removed from the barriers and examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

Before being allowed to race again, ONE OF A KIND will be required to perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial.

DILIGENT III was slow to begin and then despite being ridden along in the early stages failed to muster speed.

From the outside barriers, BRILLIANT CHARIOT and YUAN's FORTUNE were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, OPTIMIZATION STAR was awkwardly placed inside the heels of EASY GOLD.

Near the 500 Metres, VERY WELL was awkwardly placed close to the heels of FLORA DANICA.

C Y Ho (LUCKY CHEVALIER) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 250 Metres he permitted his mount to shift out when not clear of ONE OF A KIND, causing that horse to be badly hampered and to shift out abruptly away from the heels of LUCKY CHEVALIER.

C Y Ho was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 31 January 2013 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

This suspension is to commence on Thursday, 24 January 2013.

The Stewards ruled that this penalty was to be served consecutively with the penalty incurred for breaching the careless riding Rule in Race 3 on tonight's programme.

Near the 250 Metres, GOLDEN OSMANTHUS, which was giving ground, was awkwardly placed outside the heels of VERY WELL which itself was shifted out to avoid the heels of FLORA DANICA.

Over the concluding stages, VERY WELL got its head on the side and shifted in towards the heels of FLORA DANICA.

OPTIMIZATION STAR, which was shifting out to obtain clear running, was momentarily awkwardly placed close to the heels of VERY WELL in consequence.

As a result, VERY WELL was not able to be properly ridden out due to racing close to the heels of FLORA DANICA.

Throughout the race, GOLDEN OSMANTHUS travelled wide and without cover.

A veterinary inspection of VERY WELL, EASY GOLD and GOLDEN OSMANTHUS after the race did not show any significant findings.

ONE OF A KIND and SUGAR PEGASUS were sent for sampling.