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20 March 2013 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 4 - LOK WAH HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - All Weather Track
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09.3
Sectional Time: 23.64 22.38 23.34

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
111EL GRANDE (L378)M. ChadwickD. Hall43114149.861:09.311-6-124.64 21.98 22.74
28HI MOLLY (N355)Y. T. ChengY. S. Tsui54127152290.751:09.41-1-223.64 22.38 23.45
34EXPEDITE (N111)T. H. SoNg Bik-kuen55125181351.251:09.54-2-323.92 22.18 23.47
42QUANTUM POWER (M134)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson591329.68.5421:09.610-5-424.40 22.14 23.15
59DARPANA (K256)R. FourieD. Ferraris50123132274.751:10.112-12-524.72 22.46 22.92
61O'HALO (N066)D. WhyteJohn Size601335.23.414.751:10.15-4-623.92 22.46 23.72
77HAPPY HOMING (N182)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip541271830124.751:10.18-11-724.32 22.58 23.22
86RED LUCKY STAR (M074)C. K. TongC. W. Chang551263.54.825.251:10.16-10-823.96 22.94 23.29
912CITY OF LIGHTS (N161)C. Y. HoC. Fownes421121714117.251:10.59-9-924.32 22.46 23.73
103STORM UNICORN (M311)H. W. LaiT. W. Leung59130173039.501:10.87-7-1024.16 22.50 24.22
115JADE PIPPO (P052)K. C. LeungP. F. Yiu551265.65.68101:10.93-8-1123.88 22.86 24.23
1210OCEAN WIDE (J132)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung5012336591011.251:11.12-3-1223.72 22.50 24.95
Sire:Royal Academy
Breed of the Winning Horse:EL GRANDE
Dam:Dezhilla
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 11 98.5
place 11 30
8 61.5
4 29.5
quinella 8-11 898
quinella place 8-11 257.5
4-11 184
4-8 499.5
tierce 11-8-4 16379
trio 4-8-11 3577
first 4 2-4-8-11 7369
3rd double (4-11) $621.5
3rd double consulation (4-8) $167.0
1st double trio (1,2,4/4,8,11) $222973.0

Recap by phillip woo

Well-punted late, El Grande was patiently ridden second from the rear, cornered in three-to-four deep and quickened well to get up 30m out for the victory with a key return to the dirt with blinkers re-applied. Hi Molly rolled forward to eventually lead passing the 1,000m, cornered a half-length on top and went down fighting in a much-improved performance after looking better in the paddock. Expedite pushed forward three deep to sit second without cover at the 600m, nearly drew level mid-straight and kept on reasonably well to hold a placing with money pouring in late. Quantum Power settled midfield and on the rails, made his bid six deep soon after straightening and ran on steadily without menacing the placegetters in fourth. Darpana got late without threatening. Favourite O'Halo settled fourth along the rails, rallied four-to-five deep upon straightening and kept on evenly off a big weight with a return to his preferred dirt surface and drop in grade. Red Lucky Star was forced very wide approaching the final turn and kept on passed beaten gallopers with one wider out in the straight drive.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (474)-LOK WAH HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Metres

DARPANA was slow to begin.

From outside barriers, CITY OF LIGHTS and HAPPY HOMING were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Near the 1000 Metres, QUANTUM POWER raced in restricted room between STORM UNICORN and CITY OF LIGHTS which shifted in.

Passing the 900 Metres, RED LUCKY STAR, which was proving difficult to settle, shifted out away from the heels of JADE PIPPO and in doing so made contact with EXPEDITE, taking that horse wider.

Making the first turn near the 700 Metres, JADE PIPPO got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of OCEAN WIDE.

Also near the 700 Metres, CITY OF LIGHTS got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of STORM UNICORN which shifted in when racing close to the heels of RED LUCKY STAR.

Near the 200 Metres, JADE PIPPO was shifted out when crowded for room between STORM UNICORN and RED LUCKY STAR, both of which shifted ground.

Throughout the race, EXPEDITE travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, C K Tong stated that he had been asked to ride RED LUCKY STAR in 3rd or 4th position with cover if possible.

He said in accordance with his instructions, he allowed RED LUCKY STAR to travel into a forward position and approaching the 1000 Metres he allowed JADE PIPPO to cross RED LUCKY STAR as he felt that that horse would continue on and race on the rail in the lead.

He said however that JADE PIPPO remained racing in a one-off position in front of RED LUCKY STAR and then was steadied to allow HI MOLLY and OCEAN WIDE to clear that horse.

He said this resulted in RED LUCKY STAR racing one position further back than had been intended.

He said near the 900 Metres RED LUCKY STAR commenced to over-race and he shifted out away from behind JADE PIPPO to avoid striking the heels of that horse.

He said RED LUCKY STAR continued to over-race and rounding the turn after the 700 Metres was taken very wide when JADE PIPPO hung out.

He added the circumstances of tonights race in the early stages resulted in RED LUCKY STAR racing further back in the field than had been intended.

When questioned, K C Leung stated that he allowed JADE PIPPO to remain racing one horse off the fence rather than shifting in to the fence to ensure that it had the opportunity to shift out at the top of the Straight.

He said as JADE PIPPO had lay out at its most recent start when he carried the whip in the right hand, tonight he carried the whip in the left hand to assist the horse in making the turns correctly.

He said however that approaching the first turn when awkwardly placed close to the heels of OCEAN WIDE, JADE PIPPO got its head on the side and hung out badly.

He said JADE PIPPO continued to hang out despite his efforts until straightening at which time the horse became balanced and raced more tractably.

He added after the race he recommended to the connections that they consider altering the gear on JADE PIPPO in an attempt to have it corner better than it did tonight.

A veterinary inspection of JAPE PIPPO immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

The racing manners and performance of JADE PIPPO were considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, JADE PIPPO will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in an official barrier trial around a bend and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

A veterinary inspection of OHALO including an endoscopic examination immediately following the race showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

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

A veterinary inspection of RED LUCKY STAR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

OHALO, EL GRANDE and HI MOLLY were sent for sampling.