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Race Results:

23 January 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - BOWRINGTON HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.8
Sectional Time: 27.94 24.72 24.28 24.86

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16DYNAMIC CROSS (L426)K. C. LeungL. Ho321238.45.831:41.81-1-1-152.66 24.28 24.86
27EUPHEMISM (L413)A. SuboricsD. Ferraris32125101791.251:42.010-11-11-253.82 24.80 23.38
32MEGA CASTLE (L333)G. MosseK. L. Man391326.16.861.501:42.06-7-7-353.34 24.80 23.91
44MEDIC CHAMPION (M054)U. RispoliA. T. Millard341271023112.251:42.12-3-3-452.86 24.68 24.61
53SMART FORTUNE (M279)T. H. SoK. W. Lui37127161872.751:42.24-5-5-553.18 24.72 24.33
61BESPOKE MASTER (L227)K. C. NgC. H. Yip4012698.7431:42.25-6-6-653.30 24.68 24.30
710DAILY DOUBLE (K043)H. W. LaiT. W. Leung2411543671241:42.412-10-10-753.78 24.72 23.94
85WHITE HART KING (M160)Z. PurtonY. S. Tsui331266.74.884.501:42.58-9-9-853.62 24.76 24.15
99SPICY SIAM (N090)Y. T. ChengNg Bik-kuen3012310121051:42.611-12-12-954.02 24.76 23.83
108KUNG HEI FAT CHOI (L157)T. ClarkC. S. Shum321257.31215.751:42.77-8-8-1053.54 24.72 24.46
1111YOUNG SUPREME (L074)M. L. YeungA. Lee201117.14.4561:42.79-2-2-1152.82 24.16 25.80
1212SILENT DEMAND (M415)C. K. TongP. O'Sullivan181114090271:42.93-4-4-1252.98 24.68 25.28
Sire:Cape Cross
Breed of the Winning Horse:DYNAMIC CROSS
Dam:De Bruijn
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 58
place 6 22
7 49.5
2 21.5
quinella 6-7 695
quinella place 6-7 203
2-6 63
2-7 198
tierce 6-7-2 5696
trio 2-6-7 862
first 4 2-4-6-7 2866

Recap by phillip woo

Dynamic Cross worked a bit to eventually lead from gate three, was briefly headed at the 600m by Young Supreme, reclaimed the front rounding the final bend, was two lengths clear at mid-straight and kept up a good gallop to score a nice win. He was advantaged by a good gate after drawing poorly in three earlier runs this term. Euphemism was patiently ridden third from the rear and near the inside, pushed widest out soon after straightening and finished up willingly to get up in the final 20m for second. Mega Castle settled worse than midfield and one off the rails, turned the final bend with one wider out and ran on nicely to be a clear-cut third. Medic Champion was posted deep early on from a wide gate, before eventually settling one off the fence in second, had two in front of him turning the final bend, worked to second at the 150m and was swamped late for a placing. Smart Fortune settled a distant fourth or fifth and one off the fence, rounded the final bend with two wider out and made a steady bid while tending to lay-in without menacing. Bespoke Master was rated along the fence ahead of midfield, swung the final bend with three wider out and never looked a threat of placing, despite getting pollaxed at the 100m by Smart Fortune.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (334)-BOWRINGTON HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1650 Metres YOUNG SUPREME was steadied when crowded for room at the start between BESPOKE MASTER which shifted out and MEGA CASTLE which was taken in by SMART FORTUNE.

SILENT DEMAND shifted in at the start and inconvenienced KUNG HEI FAT CHOI.

A short distance later, SILENT DEMAND shifted out abruptly.

From the outside barrier, DAILY DOUBLE was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Near the 1600 Metres, YOUNG SUPREME became unbalanced after being bumped by WHITE HART KING (Z Purton) which shifted in.

Z Purton was severely reprimanded and advised to exercise more care.

When WHITE HART KING was shifted out to relieve the pressure to YOUNG SUPREME, EUPHEMISM was steadied away from the heels of that horse in consequence.

Passing the 1600 Metres, WHITE HART KING shifted in and bumped YOUNG SUPREME which was then awkwardly placed close to the heels of KUNG HEI FAT CHOI.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, YOUNG SUPREME and WHITE HART KING raced tight on a number of occasions due to WHITE HART KING shifting in slightly and YOUNG SUPREME commencing to prove difficult to settle and being checked away from the heels of KUNG HEI FAT CHOI.

Near the 1400 Metres, M L Yeungs (YOUNG SUPREME) saddle shifted forward significantly, resulting in him being very awkwardly placed close to the heels of KUNG HEI FAT CHOI for some distance thereafter and which resulted in him being placed at a significant disadvantage for the remainder of the race.

Then near the 1000 Metres, due to its rider experiencing significant difficulties due to his saddle shifting forward, YOUNG SUPREME was taken out away from runners and improved its position to race outside the leader, DYNAMIC CROSS.

After the 1200 Metres, BESPOKE MASTER got its head up on a number of occasions when being checked away from the heels of SMART FORTUNE.

When being checked away from the heels of SMART FORTUNE, BESPOKE MASTER shifted in, resulting in KUNG HEI FAT CHOI being crowded for room.

YOUNG SUPREME, which was following, and with its rider continuing to experience significant difficulties due to the saddle having shifted forward, was severely checked away from the heels of KUNG HEI FAT CHOI in consequence.

Near the 900 Metres, WHITE HART KING was steadied away from the heels of MEGA CASTLE.

Approaching the 200 Metres, DAILY DOUBLE was shifted in away from the heels of KUNG HEI FAT CHOI.

T H So (SMART FORTUNE) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 100 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of BESPOKE MASTER, causing that horse to be badly hampered and in turn taken across the rightful running of KUNG HEI FAT CHOI which as a result was severely checked and also lost the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

T H So was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on 18 February 2013 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, 6 February 2013.

In addition, T H So was fined $25,000 in lieu of a suspension for a period incorporating 1 further raceday.

Approaching the 50 Metres, MEGA CASTLE got its head on the side, shifted in and bumped SMART FORTUNE.

Also approaching the 50 Metres, SILENT DEMAND, which was giving ground, was checked when crowded for room inside SPICY SIAM which was taken in by DAILY DOUBLE (H W Lai) which shifted in abruptly when struck with the whip.

As the Stewards were satisfied that H W Lai had taken appropriate corrective measures to straighten DAILY DOUBLE, no further action was taken.

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

Before being allowed to race again, WHITE HART KING will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

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

YOUNG SUPREME, DYNAMIC CROSS and EUPHEMISM were sent for sampling.