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30 January 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 4 - SIU SAI WAN HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1650M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.3
Sectional Time: 28.03 23.72 25.53 24.04

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11ALWAYS SOMETHING (K288)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson57133108.951:41.38-9-9-152.67 25.37 23.28
25REAL GENERAL (M086)T. AnglandC. H. Yip471232416121.501:41.53-4-3-252.07 25.37 24.10
38HONG KONG FAT (M099)W. C. MarwingK. W. Lui431196.95.521.751:41.54-3-4-351.95 25.53 24.11
42WINNING BEAR (N302)N. CallanJ. Moore54130113481.751:41.67-7-8-452.47 25.41 23.73
57SUGAR PEGASUS (N029)R. FourieT. W. Leung441208.27.993.251:41.812-11-12-552.79 25.53 23.50
69WEALTH PARK (M300)U. RispoliY. S. Tsui43119271733.251:41.89-8-7-652.51 25.33 24.01
710GOLDMEN Y Y (L036)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung42118132163.251:41.810-10-10-752.71 25.37 23.78
811MAKE A FORTUNE (M362)G. MosseL. Ho4212044701041:41.911-12-11-852.91 25.37 23.69
94FOREVER AHEAD (N433)B. PrebbleJohn Size521287.34.845.751:42.25-6-6-952.27 25.41 24.56
103ABLE MAGIC (L290)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan5212633.4171:42.46-5-5-1052.19 25.41 24.83
1112FLORA DANICA (M064)M. ChadwickA. Schutz411159.41177.501:42.51-1-1-1151.75 25.53 25.24
126EL GRANDE (L378)A. SuboricsD. Hall46122999911121:43.22-2-2-1251.83 25.49 25.94
Sire:Black Minnaloushe
Breed of the Winning Horse:ALWAYS SOMETHING
Dam:Mi Gazelle
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 89
place 1 25
5 43.5
8 25.5
quinella 1-5 472
quinella place 1-5 202
1-8 87
5-8 121
tierce 1-5-8 7793
trio 1-5-8 1247
first 4 1-2-5-8 7423
3rd double (11-1) $360.5
3rd double consulation (11-5) $168.5
1st double trio (2,7,11/1,5,8) $148700.0

Recap by phillip woo

Always Something was taken back to settle fourth from the rear and one off the fence, swung the final bend widest out and quickened nicely to get up 60m from the line. Another late-fancied runner, Real General, jumped well before settling one-out, one-back in the run, rounded the final bend five wide, hit the front 200m out and had to settle for second. Plunged late, Hong Kong Fat settled in the box-seat, straightened one off and kept whacking away to edge third. Winning Bear settled midfield and two deep, turned the final bend with one wider out and stayed on well to just miss out on a placing on his Valley debut. Sugar Pegasus settled second from the rear and along the inside, stayed to the paint upon straightening and ran on steadily along the inside without looking a threat. Wealth Park settled worse than midfield and on the rails, was short of room one off the fence until the 200m and ran on steadily. Forever Ahead eased back to enjoy a nice run three back and one off the fence, turned final bend with two wider out, giving ground over final 150m. Able Magic settled third along the fence, short of room three-to-four deep upon straightening and gave up the chase after clipping the heels of Flora Danica at 250m. Flora Danica eventually crossed to the front along the fence rounding the first bend, cornered a length on top and was struggling mid-straight.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (355)-SIU SAI WAN HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650 Metres WEALTH PARK was slow to begin.

From wide barriers, SUGAR PEGASUS and MAKE A FORTUNE were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Approaching and passing the winning post on the first occasion, ABLE MAGIC raced tight inside HONG KONG FAT which itself was awkwardly placed inside the heels of FOREVER AHEAD which got its head on the side and shifted in away from FLORA DANICA which itself shifted in marginally.

Approaching the 800 Metres, SUGAR PEGASUS was steadied when crowded for room inside GOLDMEN Y Y which, after improving inside the heels of ALWAYS SOMETHING, was taken in by that horse which shifted ground when being checked away from the heels of WINNING BEAR.

WEALTH PARK had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.

Approaching the 200 Metres, GOLDMEN Y Y was shifted to the inside of FOREVER AHEAD when disappointed for running between that horse and WINNING BEAR.

For a short distance after this, GOLDMEN Y Y was awkwardly placed close to the heels of FOREVER AHEAD.

When questioned, K C Leung (ABLE MAGIC) stated that at the entrance to the Straight he attempted to position his mount to take a run between FLORA DANICA and EL GRANDE which had shifted out slightly.

He said he anticipated that EL GRANDE would continue to shift out which would allow ABLE MAGIC to proceed into a run between FLORA DANICA and that horse.

He said however that shortly after straightening EL GRANDE got its head on the side and shifted in which resulted in him being badly held up for clear running.

He said a short distance after this he commenced to ride ABLE MAGIC along in the hope that the run between FLORA DANICA and EL GRANDE would eventuate and afford ABLE MAGIC clear running.

He said however that at this time he became very awkwardly placed close to the heels of FLORA DANICA due to ABLE MAGIC getting its head on the side and laying in which resulted in the horse striking the heels of FLORA DANICA and blundering badly near the 250 Metres.

K C Leung was advised that, in the opinion of the Stewards, his actions in riding ABLE MAGIC along when the horse was in close proximity to the heels of FLORA DANICA bordered on being blameworthy.

He was severely reprimanded and advised that his riding at this time had placed the safety and welfare of his horse as well as the safety and welfare of other horses and riders at risk.

He was further advised he should be more circumspect in the manner in which he attempts to obtain runs in similar circumstances.

A veterinary inspection of ABLE MAGIC after the race revealed the horse had sustained a superficial abrasion to the outside of the left front cannon, however, the horse was unable to be scoped.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of FOREVER AHEAD, B Prebble stated that after obtaining a good position in the race, he shifted his mount out rounding the Home Turn and placed it under considerable pressure.

He said FOREVER AHEAD did not respond to his riding in the early part of the Straight as he had hoped despite being placed under heavy pressure.

He said that after the 300 Metres FOREVER AHEAD shifted ground on a number of occasions and was quite unbalanced in its action.

He said as FOREVER AHEAD was not responding to his riding and due to the horse shifting ground, he felt that there may be something amiss with it and for this reason he eased it down over the final 100 Metres.

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

Before being allowed to race again, FOREVER AHEAD will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

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

ABLE MAGIC, ALWAYS SOMETHING and REAL GENERAL were sent for sampling.