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8 May 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - EQUIDIA RACING CHANNEL HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1650M - A
Course: HV Rainy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:42.1
Sectional Time: 27.70 24.08 25.77 24.55

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
17MEDIC CHAMPION (M054)C. Y. HoA. T. Millard33126171251:42.14-2-2-151.90 25.77 24.43
211BILLION GAINS (M263)H. W. LaiL. Ho25119156.41Nose1:42.12-3-3-251.98 25.81 24.31
310ABLE DRAGON (J308)Y. T. ChengY. S. Tsui26122275630.751:42.29-10-10-352.62 25.73 23.86
45MEGA CASTLE (L333)O. DoleuzeK. L. Man36132109.870.751:42.28-7-7-452.38 25.77 24.08
512MEGA POSH (M251)T. BerryR. Gibson21117117.2121.751:42.31-1-1-551.78 25.77 24.82
61CHINA DELIGHT (N148)M. L. YeungK. W. Lui371317.71142.501:42.57-8-8-652.42 25.81 24.28
76SUPREME TYCOON (L106)K. C. LeungNg Bik-kuen361302868102.751:42.511-12-11-752.82 25.65 24.08
83WIN ESPRIT (M404)T. H. SoA. Schutz371303457112.751:42.512-11-12-852.82 25.73 24.00
98LUCKY ARMY (L230)D. WhyteC. H. Yip311273.13.623.251:42.66-6-6-952.26 25.85 24.50
109YOUNG HAPPY (M305)R. FourieT. W. Leung301266.76.384.501:42.85-5-5-1052.18 25.77 24.88
112LUCKY CHEVALIER (M113)Z. PurtonD. Ferraris371336.28611.751:43.93-4-4-1152.10 25.77 26.12
124GOLDMEN Y Y (L036)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung361321924912.251:44.010-9-9-1252.54 25.77 25.75
Sire:Ustinov
Breed of the Winning Horse:MEDIC CHAMPION
Dam:Reasonably
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 7 125
place 7 36.5
11 24.5
10 121.5
quinella 7-11 430
quinella place 7-11 138.5
7-10 692
10-11 536.5
tierce 7-11-10 25569
trio 7-10-11 5296
first 4 5-7-10-11 11583

Recap by phillip woo

Punted late, Medic Champion settled outside the leader Mega Posh, assumed a narrow lead 200m out, was headed at the 100m by Billions Gains, but fought back to get the bob right on the line to make it back-to-back wins. Sensationally-backed late, Billion Gains enjoyed the box-seat run, pushed his way out one off the rails at the 300m, worked to a narrow lead at the 100m and lost out in a ding-dong battle. It was a game effort returning off a bleeding attack. Able Dragon eventually got comfortable third from the rear and three deep with cover in the run, pushed widest out soon after straightening and ran on nicely to just snatch third at long odds from Mega Castle. The latter travelled behind midfield and three deep with cover, turned the final bend with two wider out, worked to third in deep stretch and was pipped late for a placing. Mega Posh rolled forward from a wide gate to dictate the running, rounded the final bend a length on top and was gradually giving way over the last 150m to burn punter fingers yet again. China Delight made some ground late without menacing. Lucky Army made his run in midfield and on the rails after a sluggish break, straightened three deep and only held his ground in another disappointing effort as the favourite.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (593)-EQUIDIA RACING CHANNEL HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1650Metres

Following a report that YOUNG HAPPY became fractious in the holding stalls, that horse was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

WIN ESPRIT, which was leaning on the outside of its stall, began awkwardly.

After the 1000 Metres, CHINA DELIGHT was steadied when crowded for room inside YOUNG HAPPY (R Fourie) which shifted in after being awkwardly placed close to the heels of LUCKY CHEVALIER which became unbalanced and lost ground after being bumped by MEDIC CHAMPION.

R Fourie was advised that whilst there was some circumstances to this incident, nonetheless he should have made an attempt to steady away from the heels of LUCKY CHEVALIER rather than immediately shifting to the inside of that horse.

WIN ESPRIT was held up for clear running rounding the Home Turn.

At the entrance to the Straight, BILLION GAINS and MEDIC CHAMPION bumped.

A short distance later, MEDIC CHAMPION shifted in and made contact with BILLION GAINS, causing both horses to become unbalanced.

CHINA DELIGHT had difficulty obtaining clear running prior to the 200 Metres.

Near the 150 Metres, SUPREME TYCOON raced in restricted room between ABLE DRAGON and CHINA DELIGHT, both of which shifted ground.

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

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

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of LUCKY ARMY, D Whyte stated that after obtaining a good run in the race behind BILLION GAINS which eventually finished 2nd, LUCKY ARMY was then disappointing in its failure to respond to his riding in the Straight.

He said both the eventual winner MEDIC CHAMPION and BILLION GAINS were able to establish a margin on LUCKY ARMY rounding the Home Turn and LUCKY ARMY, in his opinion, did not show the turn of foot that he expected at this time.

A veterinary inspection of YOUNG HAPPY immediately following the race revealed the horse to be lame in its right hind leg.

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

LUCKY ARMY, MEDIC CHAMPION and BILLION GAINS were sent for sampling.