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30 January 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - THE HONG KONG FOOTBALL CLUB CENTENARY CHALLENGE CUP(HANDICAP)

Class 3 - 1200M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09.7
Sectional Time: 23.75 22.92 23.06

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
17PERFECT FINISH (N176)M. L. YeungC. S. Shum651165.4411:09.75-3-124.03 22.96 22.74
26RAINBOW FIGHTER (N193)W. C. MarwingD. Ferraris661196.47.361.751:10.07-7-224.15 23.04 22.82
310HAPPY CHAMPION (N027)H. W. LaiP. F. Yiu6211315121221:10.012-12-324.75 23.04 22.25
43SEA THE PEARLS (M281)T. QueallyC. H. Yip731266.79.442.751:10.18-8-424.27 22.96 22.93
54EASY SUCCESS (P170)B. PrebbleD. Cruz671203666931:10.211-10-524.63 22.88 22.69
61DREAM BUILDER (M201)K. C. NgC. Fownes771234.23.7531:10.24-4-623.95 23.04 23.23
75BRIGHT STAR (N387)W. M. LaiC. Fownes6611921281051:10.510-11-724.43 23.20 22.90
82GOLD BALL (N185)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson731265.36.425.501:10.66-6-824.15 23.04 23.41
99PROLIFIC CHAMPION (M226)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz63114151085.501:10.69-9-924.39 23.00 23.22
1011O'HALO (N066)T. H. SoJohn Size621125157118.501:11.02-2-1023.79 23.00 24.29
118BRILLIANT PROPOSAL (N392)R. FourieD. Cruz63116484279.251:11.21-1-1123.75 22.92 24.55
1212SUNSHINE KID (M080)Y. T. ChengC. W. Chang6111517363131:11.83-5-1223.91 23.12 24.80
Sire:Orpen
Breed of the Winning Horse:PERFECT FINISH
Dam:Velvet Slipper
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 7 40
place 7 12.5
6 23
10 35.5
quinella 6-7 124
quinella place 6-7 63.5
7-10 86.5
6-10 125
tierce 7-6-10 3084
trio 6-7-10 755
first 4 3-6-7-10 1076
4th double (1-7) $462.0
4th double consulation (1-6) $95.5

Recap by phillip woo

Perfect Finish enjoyed a gun run on the back of genuine pace, rushed to the lead two deep at the 200m and extended away to win with something in hand. One to follow. Rainbow Fighter settled three deep in midfield, swung the final bend with two wider out, swept to second at the 100m and then had to hold off Happy Champion, who settled at the rear from an outside gate and was closing furiously widest out. Sea The Pearls settled along the rails in midfield, twice bumped with Sunshine Kid while getting into the clear four deep at the 200m and ran on steadily to finish a distant fourth just ahead of Easy Success, who produced an improved effort to come from second last at the 600m. Dream Builder was never on the track ahead of midfield, worked to second six deep at 200m and came up flat over the last 100m as favourite. Gold Ball settled three back and one off the fence, turned the final bend five wide and kept on one-paced. Prolific Champion settled behind midfield and on the rails, rallied five wide upon straightening and made some ground late. Specked late, Brilliant Proposal dictated the running from O'Halo parked to his outside, cornered a half-length on top and was gone at 200m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (356)-THE HONG KONG FOOTBALL CLUB CENTENARY CHALLENGE CUP(HANDICAP) - Class 3 - 1200 Metres At declaration time, T Queally was declared as the rider of both SEA THE PEARLS and EASY SUCCESS.

It was established that T Queally had a firm commitment to ride SEA THE PEARLS.

As such, the Stewards permitted B Prebble to be substituted as the rider of EASY SUCCESS.

For this declaration error, T Queally was fined $2,000.

On arrival at the barriers, the tongue tie carried by EASY SUCCESS was replaced.

SEA THE PEARLS began only fairly, shifted out and made contact with the hindquarters of DREAM BUILDER, causing both horses to become unbalanced.

Shortly after the start, RAINBOW FIGHTER raced tight between DREAM BUILDER and BRILLIANT PROPOSAL which shifted in.

From wide barriers, HAPPY CHAMPION and BRIGHT STAR were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Near the 1000 Metre s, BRILLIANT PROPOSAL and OHALO bumped.

After the 900 Metres, GOLD BALL was awkwardly placed close to the heels of SUNSHINE KID.

After the 800 Metres, DREAM BUILDER was left racing wide and without cover.

Approaching the 600 Metres, BRIGHT STAR got its head on the side, shifted out and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of PROLIFIC CHAMPION.

Near the 500 Metres, GOLD BALL and RAINBOW FIGHTER raced tight as GOLD BALL attempted to shift out.

Shortly after entering the Straight, SUNSHINE KID shifted in and bumped SEA THE PEARLS which became unbalanced.

Near the 200 Metres, SUNSHINE KID, which was commencing to give ground, was steadied when crowded for room between OHALO and SEA THE PEARLS (T Queally) which, when being ridden along, got its head on the side and shifted out under pressure.

T Queally was severely reprimanded and advised that whilst SEA THE PEARLS was inclined to hang out at this time, nonetheless he would be expected to stop riding and straighten his mount in similar circumstances.

After this, SEA THE PEARLS continued to get its head on the side and lay out for the remainder of the race.

PROLIFIC CHAMPION, which was following, was steadied away from the heels of SUNSHINE KID in consequence.

Near the 50 Metres, RAINBOW FIGHTER got its head on the side and hung in, resulting in its rider, W C Marwing, correcting his mount.

When questioned, B Prebble stated that he had been instructed to ride EASY SUCCESS positively in the early stages with a view to obtaining a forward position on the horse if possible.

He said EASY SUCCESS began well and he rode it along in the early stages, however, there were a number of horses being ridden for speed which were better drawn than EASY SUCCESS and he felt that had he continued forward it would be left racing wide and therefore he elected, approaching the 1100 Metres, to shift his mount across behind runners and obtain a position with cover closer to the rail.

When questioned further regarding his riding of EASY SUCCESS in the Straight, B Prebble stated that at the 400 Metres he placed the horse under heavy pressure including using the whip on it to have it quicken.

He said at the entrance to the Straight he immediately shifted his mount to the outside of RAINBOW FIGHTER and continued to place it under pressure.

He said shortly after entering the Straight he changed his whip from his left hand into his right hand and continued to ride the horse out.

He said after the 150 Metre as he felt that EASY SUCCESS was giving its best, he elected to put the whip away and continued to ride the horse out hands and heels.

He said EASY SUCCESS continued to close off the race well, however, over the concluding stages he was not able to ride it out and had to steady his mount to avoid the heels of RAINBOW FIGHTER which shifted out after being corrected by its rider.

B Prebble was severely reprimanded for his riding of EASY SUCCESS over the final 150 Metres.

He was told that the Stewards were concerned over the vigour and the intensity of his riding over the final 150 Metres, notwithstanding the Stewards accepted that over the concluding stages he was awkwardly placed close to the heels of RAINBOW FIGHTER.

He was advised that his riding had come under notice and he must ensure that he rides his mounts with sufficient purpose so as to leave no room for query.

A veterinary inspection of GOLD BALL and SUNSHINE KID after the race did not show any significant findings.

DREAM BUILDER, PERFECT FINISH and RAINBOW FIGHTER were sent for sampling.