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10 April 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 6 - THE BEIJING CLUBHOUSE ANNIVERSARY CUP (HANDICAP)

Class 4 - 1650M - C+3
Course: HV Rainy
Going: g/y
Finish Time: 1:42.3
Sectional Time: 28.05 24.30 25.42 24.61

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19GERONIMO MEADOW (N226)A. SuboricsC. W. Chang49122294911:42.37-8-8-153.19 25.30 23.89
212DILIGENT III (M211)B. PrebbleK. W. Lui4712011912N1:42.412-12-12-253.67 25.26 23.51
31ELECTRONIC FORTUNE (N097)T. AnglandK. L. Man601337.93.52N1:42.44-6-5-352.95 25.30 24.19
48EXPECTATOR (N284)W. C. MarwingL. Ho521256.87.55N1:42.46-4-4-452.83 25.42 24.19
54YOUNG TALENT (N202)Z. PurtonC. Fownes581319.45.9611:42.52-3-3-552.63 25.38 24.52
62FUN HEROES (L207)M. ChadwickP. F. Yiu601312070111.251:42.51-1-1-652.35 25.42 24.80
75TRAVEL GUIDE (K101)K. C. NgC. H. Yip57123211371.751:42.63-2-2-752.59 25.42 24.64
87AMBITIOUS TREASURE (J173)H. W. LaiC. S. Shum531241314451:43.29-9-9-853.35 25.34 24.51
911RAY'S FAVOURITE (L045)C. K. TongNg Bik-kuen481194099105.501:43.28-7-7-953.11 25.38 24.78
1010PEACEFUL MISSION (P114)T. ClarkR. Gibson48121436685.751:43.311-11-11-1053.63 25.18 24.50
113GOOD FRIENDS MAGIC (N445)M. L. YeungJohn Size581295.211991:43.85-5-6-1152.95 25.46 25.41
126WINNING BEAR (N302)D. WhyteJ. Moore551283.34.3311.751:44.210-10-10-1253.43 25.34 25.50
Sire:Hawk Wing
Breed of the Winning Horse:GERONIMO MEADOW
Dam:Give A Whistle
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 495.5
place 9 109.5
12 26.5
1 14.5
quinella 9-12 1757
quinella place 9-12 427.5
1-9 227.5
1-12 58
tierce 9-12-1 15441
trio 1-9-12 1736
first 4 1-8-9-12 2255
5th double (3-9) $3428.5
5th double consulation (3-12) $190.5
triple trio consolation (7,10,11/3,6,10/
Any combination)
$199,102.00
triple trio jackpot $20,055,753.00
(17 Apr 2013)

Recap by phillip woo

Geronimo Meadow settled worse than midfield and on the rails, swept to the front three deep at the 50m and held on gamely for an upset win. He's was likely suited by the wet going. Diligent III was taken back from a wide gate to settle at the rear and one off the rails inside, straightened four deep, dived to the rails at the 200m and finished up willingly to make it a ding-dong finish for the minors. He's running well and will be winning soon. Supported late to start favourite, Electronic Fortune settled three back along the rails, cornered in three deep, barged his way to the outside behind the tiring pair of Young Talent and Fun Heroes at the 200m and ran on well to finish a nostril away in third. He's ready to win. Expectator settled a distant fourth and one off the rails, swung the final bend with two wider out and kept coming with each stride to make it a close one down the outside. Young Talent took the sit in the box-seat after jumping alertly, drew to a clear lead at the 150m and peaked on his run 50m out. Fun Heroes rolled forward from a wide gate to dictate the running rounding the first bend, cornered five deep and a length on top and was yielding ground 100m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race Six: (523)-THE BEIJING CLUBHOUSE ANNIVERSARY CUP (HANDICAP) - Class 4 - 1650Metres

WINNING BEAR was slow to begin.

Shortly after the start, GERONIMO MEADOW shifted out and bumped ELECTRONIC FORTUNE.

From the outside barrier, DILIGENT III was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Approaching the winning post on the first occasion, YOUNG TALENT and TRAVEL GUIDE bumped.

After the 1200 Metres, GOOD FRIENDS MAGIC was left racing wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

Near the 1100 Metres, RAYS FAVOURITE got its head on the side and shifted in, resulting in GERONIMO MEADOW being crowded for room.

After this, GERONIMO MEADOW proved difficult to settle for some distance and got its head up on a number of occasions.

Near the 600 Metres, WINNING BEAR became unbalanced when momentarily crowded for room inside AMBITIOUS TREASURE which shifted in slightly and then shifted in further after making contact with WINNING BEAR.

Just prior to the 200 Metres, ELECTRONIC FORTUNE was steadied and shifted to the outside of FUN HEROES when disappointed for running between that horse and YOUNG TALENT which got its head on the side and shifted out.

After being shifted out from behind FUN HEROES, ELECTRONIC FORTUNE was then momentarily crowded for room between that horse and TRAVEL GUIDE, both of which shifted ground.

Over the final 100 Metres, ELECTRONIC FORTUNE got its head on the side and hung in, resulting in its rider, T Angland, changing his whip into his right hand close to the finishing line.

In the Straight, AMBITIOUS TREASURE got its head on the side and hung out.

When questioned regarding the improved performance of GERONIMO MEADOW, Trainer C W Chang stated that the horses best run in Hong Kong had been at Happy Valley over 1200 Metres three starts ago.

He said following its last start over 1400 Metres, the rider of the horse recommended that he should consider stepping the horse up in trip in its future runs and therefore acting on this recommendation he stepped the horse up to 1650 Metres of tonights race.

He said, in his opinion, the step-up in distance together with the track conditions and the fact that the horse had drawn barrier 1 were all factors in the improved performance of GERONIMO MEADOW.

He said the horse had won overseas prior to being imported into Hong Kong on a track with give in the surface.

He added GERONIMO MEADOW had done well since its last run and he had not changed the horses training pattern following that race.

A veterinary inspection of GOOD FRIENDS MAGIC and AMBITIOUS TREASURE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of WINNING BEAR immediately following the race revealed the horse to have bled from both nostrils.

ELECTRONIC FORTUNE, GERONIMO MEADOW and DILIGENT III were sent for sampling.