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Race Results:

6 February 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - HOI YUEN HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1000M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57.3
Sectional Time: 12.55 21.61 23.21

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
17SUPER FRESH (N194)A. SuboricsP. F. Yiu671234.54.510:57.32-2-112.75 21.61 23.01
211RIDE ON THE FIRE (M137)C. Y. HoC. Fownes611149.61061.250:57.51-1-212.55 21.61 23.41
310THE PRINCE (L241)C. K. TongC. Fownes62116212631.500:57.65-6-312.91 21.81 22.91
48SKY FAR (N408)M. L. YeungA. Lee66120712101.750:57.611-10-413.27 22.17 22.21
56VICTORIUS (N423)K. C. NgJohn Size6811719111220:57.612-12-513.51 22.21 21.97
61GOLD RACER (M383)Y. T. ChengNg Bik-kuen771334.63.6930:57.84-4-612.91 21.57 23.36
74SEASONS STAR (P058)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz691235.53.9830:57.810-11-713.19 22.41 22.25
85COSTA DEL SOL (M111)C. W. WongC. H. Yip68122206053.250:57.88-9-813.11 22.13 22.64
93FUN 'N' GAMES (P140)Z. PurtonC. Fownes69125122773.250:57.97-7-913.03 21.93 22.94
109EVER BEAUTY (J161)R. FourieD. Cruz64120333544.250:58.03-3-1012.75 21.65 23.63
112CHINA POWER (M400)C. Y. LuiP. F. Yiu72118182224.250:58.09-8-1113.19 21.81 23.06
1212TOMODACHI (M026)T. H. SoD. Cruz611143034116.250:58.36-5-1212.95 21.57 23.86
Sire:Ishiguru
Breed of the Winning Horse:SUPER FRESH
Dam:Clancassie
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 7 45
place 7 15.5
11 33.5
10 51.5
quinella 7-11 142
quinella place 7-11 69.5
7-10 114.5
10-11 255.5
tierce 7-11-10 3047
trio 7-10-11 1039
first 4 7-8-10-11 3502
4th double (9-7) $103.5
4th double consulation (9-11) $67.5

Recap by phillip woo

Super Fresh was prominently ridden along the fence in second or third, peeled four deep upon straightening and wore down Ride On The Fire 150m out for an overdue win. Punted late, Ride On The Fire showed to much natural pace to easily lead the field, cornered in two lengths on top and grudgingly gave way late. The Prince settled three back and on the rails, straightened three deep and stayed on well to grab a placing. Sky Far made his run second from the rear and two deep, straightened three deep with a ton of work ahead of him, switched into the clear five wide at the 150m and finished up willingly while tending to lay out to make it close for third in a promising debut effort. Plunged late, Victorius settled a distant last after missing the kick, cornered in one off the fence and was pulling back a huge amount of ground late to make it tight for a First-4 spot in an improved second-up performance. Seasons Star settled third from the rear and three deep, cornered in a distant last and with one to his outside and only passed beaten gallopers. He's had a lot of racing and may need a short break. Favourite Gold Racer was posted three deep without cover in fourth, swung the final bend six wide and kept on evenly without menacing.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (374)-HOI YUEN HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1000 Metres From a wide barrier, SKY FAR was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Shortly after the start, CHINA POWER was steadied when crowded for room between SUPER FRESH and THE PRINCE which shifted in slightly.

Making the first turn after the 600 Metres, GOLD RACER, which was racing wide and without cover, got its head on the side and lay out.

Approaching the 200 Metres, Apprentice C Y Lui (CHINA POWER) dropped his whip.

Over the concluding stages, SKY FAR, which was finishing off the race strongly, got its head on the side and shifted out under pressure.

Throughout the race, TOMODACHI travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

When questioned, Apprentice K C Ng stated that it was anticipated that tonight'S race would be run at a strong tempo and therefore, from the outside barrier, he was instructed to shift VICTORIUS across behind runners and obtain a position slightly behind midfield if possible.

He was further instructed to make his run to the outside of runners in the Straight as Mr J Size, the trainer of VICTORIUS, wanted the horse to have uninterrupted running when finishing off the race.

He said after shifting his mount across behind runners in the initial stages of the race, he rode VICTORIUS along shortly after the start to improve his position.

He said when the pace of the race was strong in the early stages, VICTORIUS was beaten for speed and consequently raced at the rear of the field and further back than had been hoped.

He said near the 700 Metres it was available to him to improve his position inside SKY FAR to make up ground behind CHINA POWER which was racing on the rail in advance of his mount, however, having in mind his instructions were to try to get to the outside if possible, he elected to remain racing behind SKY FAR to provide him with the option of shifting to the outside of that horse if possible.

He said he continued racing behind SKY FAR approaching the 600 Metres and when it appeared that SEASONS STAR, which was racing to the outside and in advance of VICTORIUS, was not travelling well, he elected to improve inside that horse rather than shift to its outside so as to avoid covering unnecessary ground.

He said although this resulted in him riding somewhat contrary to instructions, he believed this to be the best option at that time.

He added he commenced to ride VICTORIUS along rounding the Home Turn and after placing it under full pressure in the Straight, the horse finished off the race strongly.

Trainer J Size stated that, from the outside barrier, he expected VICTORIUS to be racing in a position outside of runners near the tail of the field.

He said he advised Apprentice Ng of his preference for the horse to make its run to the outside of runners as with the rail being in the A position tonight, this often resulted in inside runs not eventuating in the Straight and he did not want VICTORIUS to have an interrupted run.

Apprentice Ng was advised that whilst the Stewards were mindful that he attempted to ride to instructions in the early and middle stages, nonetheless he had given VICTORIUS too much to do in its race tonight and, in the opinion of the Stewards, he should have shown more judgement and initiative and improved to be racing inside SKY FAR and behind CHINA POWER after the 700 Metres which would have allowed VICTORIUS to have made up ground to be closer to the bulk of the field.

He was further advised to ensure that he rides his mounts in such a manner so that they are able to improve their positions wherever possible.

A veterinary inspection of GOLD RACER and TOMODACHI after the race did not show any significant findings.

GOLD RACER, SUPER FRESH and RIDE ON THE FIRE were sent for sampling.