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Race Results:

24 April 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 4 - LANCASHIRE HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.3
Sectional Time: 23.44 23.42 23.48

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14MERIDIAN TREASURE (N084)K. C. NgC. H. Yip571259.5551:10.32-2-123.72 23.38 23.24
212NAUGHTY BABY (N346)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz421151511110.751:10.44-3-224.12 23.14 23.19
33DEMON DEMON (N292)Z. PurtonY. S. Tsui581334.83.860.751:10.411-11-325.04 23.14 22.28
47PEARL WIN (P085)D. WhyteK. L. Man541294.15.7101.251:10.55-5-424.16 23.34 23.04
59YOU ARE THE ONE (P015)H. W. LaiP. F. Yiu46119192281.751:10.61-1-523.44 23.42 23.76
68CHEERS VICTORIES (N335)O. DoleuzeC. Fownes491244.95.522.501:10.73-4-623.92 23.38 23.43
75LOVELY BOY (N322)T. AnglandK. W. Lui561311713123.751:10.98-8-724.60 23.22 23.12
82DASHING FORTUNE (P046)K. C. LeungNg Bik-kuen581318.41935.251:11.17-7-824.36 23.34 23.49
911AUSPICIOUS START (M396)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung42117289616.751:11.49-9-924.84 23.14 23.44
96SOLDIER (K346)Y. T. ChengD. Hall55130151846.751:11.412-12-925.24 23.10 23.08
111BRILLIANT PROPOSAL (N392)C. Y. HoD. Cruz581303124781:11.66-6-1124.36 23.30 23.95
1210MEDIC KINGDOM (N238)A. SuboricsA. T. Millard451202624911.751:12.210-10-1224.88 23.22 24.13
Sire:Volksraad
Breed of the Winning Horse:MERIDIAN TREASURE
Dam:Parity
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 50.5
place 4 19
12 40
3 16
quinella 4-12 311
quinella place 4-12 112
3-4 42.5
3-12 97.5
tierce 4-12-3 3514
trio 3-4-12 532
first 4 3-4-7-12 639
3rd double (4-4) $1172.5
3rd double consulation (4-12) $525.5
1st double trio (3,4,9/3,4,12) $43355.0

Recap by phillip woo

Meridian Treasure took the sit in second behind the genuine pace of You Are The One, assumed the lead 250m out and kept finding to score with money pouring in late. Punted late, Naughty Baby travelled fourth and one off the rails, straightened three deep, worked to second at the 150m and just held off the late-flurry of favourite Demon Demon for second. Demon Demon made his run second from the rear after missing the jump, still had about 10 lengths to make up coming to the 400m, rallied four deep upon straightening and was running on soundly late to just miss second. He's way overdue for a win with six minor placings on the board this season. Pearl Win was able to get over from a wide gate to settle fifth and near the rails, swung the final bend with three wider out and ran on steadily to fill the frame in fourth. He's not far off a win. You Are The One went boldly on the front with blinkers applied, cornered a length on top, hung out badly under pressure at the 300m and kept on evenly over the last 100m. Cheers Victories made his run in third along the rails, switched out with clear running outside

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (557)-LANCASHIRE HANDICAP - Class 4 (Special Conditions) - 1200Metres

DEMON DEMON, which was fractious in the barriers, began awkwardly and consequently lost ground.

As the start was effected, MEDIC KINGDOM lifted its front feet off the ground and then got its head up on a number of occasions in the early part of the race.

Shortly after the start, SOLDIER, which was being ridden along, was steadied away from the heels of MERIDIAN TREASURE when crowded for room between that horse which shifted in and DASHING FORTUNE which shifted out after being bumped by CHEERS VICTORIES.

Apprentice K C Ng (MERIDIAN TREASURE) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that shortly after the start he failed to take sufficient measures to prevent his mount from shifting in when not clear of DASHING FORTUNE, causing that horse to be checked and to lose the rightful running to which it was entitled.

Apprentice Ng was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Sunday, 12 May 2013 on which day he may resume race riding (3 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Sha Tin racemeeting on Wednesday, 1 May 2013.

Making the first turn approaching the 1000 Metres, AUSPICIOUS START was crowded for room inside DASHING FORTUNE which was taken in by BRILLIANT PROPOSAL which, despite the efforts of its rider, got its head on the side and shifted in.

DEMON DEMON, which was following, was inconvenienced in consequence.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, MERIDIAN TREASURE became unbalanced.

In the early part of the Straight, CHEERS VICTORIES was shifted to the outside of MERIDIAN TREASURE.

When questioned, H W Lai (YOU ARE THE ONE) stated that he had to ride his mount aggressively in the early stages to take up a forward position as instructed.

He said near the 900 Metres he commenced to shift across towards the rail after clearing MERIDIAN TREASURE to his inside.

He said he attempted to steady YOU ARE THE ONE at this time, however, the horse, which was wearing blinkers for the first time, proved difficult to settle and would not respond to his attempts to steady the tempo of the race.

He said this resulted in YOU ARE THE ONE travelling at a quicker tempo than he had hoped approaching and passing the 800 Metres.

He added that he had ridden YOU ARE THE ONE in some of its work in the lead up to tonight's race and in that work YOU ARE THE ONE had wanted to travel keenly.

He said in the Straight YOU ARE THE ONE shifted out under pressure with him using the whip in the left hand.

DEMON DEMON, MERIDIAN TREASURE and NAUGHTY BABY were sent for sampling.