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22 May 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - KAM TIN RIVER HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: y
Finish Time: 1:10.2
Sectional Time: 23.74 23.19 23.32

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13EASY TO RICH (N304)C. Y. HoC. Fownes57129121061:10.24-5-124.02 23.23 23.00
210OCEAN WIDE (J132)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung46121126.641.501:10.51-1-223.74 23.19 23.57
38JADE CHRISTY (M412)C. Y. LuiP. F. Yiu4811311571.751:10.55-4-324.02 23.15 23.35
46MAKE IT (L139)R. FourieT. W. Leung561317.51091.751:10.510-10-424.58 23.15 22.80
52VICTORY GENERAL (L396)Z. PurtonP. O'Sullivan581332340121.751:10.52-2-523.82 23.19 23.53
611SPLENDID GUY (N183)T. BerryA. T. Millard451205.75.822.751:10.67-8-624.26 23.27 23.16
79TEAM WORK (H276)G. MosseY. S. Tsui481231017531:10.712-12-724.86 23.07 22.80
81SURFER BOY (L306)K. C. NgC. H. Yip5812677.8131:10.73-3-823.98 23.15 23.61
912SOUTHERN SPRINGS (P139)H. W. LaiC. S. Shum44117143683.751:10.88-9-924.38 23.35 23.11
107DEHERE'S THE LOVE (P305)D. WhyteJohn Size521271327113.751:10.811-11-1024.62 23.31 22.92
115HIGH RETURN (K164)T. H. SoNg Bik-kuen561281413341:10.89-6-1124.42 22.95 23.51
124SAMADHI (N200)O. DoleuzeK. L. Man571326.26.61061:11.26-7-1224.22 23.19 23.80
Sire:Captain Rio
Breed of the Winning Horse:EASY TO RICH
Dam:Serotina
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 101
place 3 31
10 24
8 25
quinella 3-10 407.5
quinella place 3-10 118.5
3-8 131.5
8-10 77
tierce 3-10-8 7122
trio 3-8-10 871
first 4 3-6-8-10 1857
1st double (3-3) $782.0
1st double consulation (3-10) $68.5

Recap by phillip woo

Easy To Rich settled effectively one-out, one-back, cornered in four deep and finished off well to take control 50m out for the victory. He reveled on the wet going. Rolled-up in betting, Ocean Wide pinged straight to the front, turned the final bend a length on top and kept plugging on gamely to hold second in a blanket for the minors. Thumped late to jump favourite, Jade Christy was posted without cover in third or fourth, swung the final bend five deep and ran on steadily to make it close. It was a nice run in defeat. Make It settled third from the rear, peeled into the clear with three wider out and was doing his best work late to just miss a placing. Victory General parked outside the leader from a wide gate, straightened three deep and was swamped late for a placing. Splendid Guy made his run behind midfield and one off the rails, straightened five deep and kept up a steady gallop late without menacing. Surfer Boy enjoyed the run of the race on the back of the speed along the rails, had to duck in-and-out from a meandering Ocean Wide while cornering one off the fence and kept on evenly over the final 100m. Team Work was switched off at the rear, cornered four deep and had to take hold in deep stretch when making a nice bid late.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (630)-KAM TIN RIVER HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Metres

Just prior to the start being effected, HIGH RETURN became fractious and turned its head to the left, resulting in the horse being slow to begin and losing ground.

SURFER BOY and SPLENDID GUY bumped at the start.

From a wide barrier, DEHERES THE LOVE was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Shortly after the start, MAKE IT, which was being steadied with a view to being shifted across behind runners, was crowded for room between SAMADHI and SOUTHERN SPRINGS which shifted out after being bumped by JADE CHRISTY.

After this, SOUTHERN SPRINGS continued to be awkwardly placed outside the heels of JADE CHRISTY.

Making the turn prior to the 1000 Metres, SPLENDID GUY became unbalanced after making contact with EASY TO RICH.

After the 900 Metres, HIGH RETURN, which had its head on the side and was laying out, was awkwardly placed inside the heels of SPLENDID GUY.

Also passing the 900 Metres, MAKE IT shifted out when awkwardly placed close to the heels of SOUTHERN SPRINGS and in doing so bumped DEHERES THE LOVE which was proving difficult to settle.

After initially being shifted to the inside of OCEAN WIDE passing the 300 Metres, SURFER BOY was then directed to the outside of the heels of that horse near the 200 Metres in an endeavour to obtain clear running.

After this, SURFER BOY raced in restricted room behind OCEAN WIDE and VICTORY GENERAL.

Over the final 100 Metres, JADE CHRISTY got its head on the side and shifted in under pressure.

Over the concluding stages, TEAM WORK, which was finishing off the race strongly, was severely checked when unable to improve after being disappointed for running between VICTORY GENERAL (Z Purton) and JADE CHRISTY (Apprentice C Y Lui), both of which shifted ground.

Whilst the Stewards were of the opinion that TEAM WORK had not properly established running between VICTORY GENERAL and JADE CHRISTY, Z Purton and Apprentice Lui were nonetheless advised to make a greater effort to keep their mounts straight.

Close to the finishing line, JADE CHRISTY and VICTORY GENERAL then raced tight.

In the Straight, MAKE IT hung in and proved difficult to ride.

Throughout the race, JADE CHRISTY travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SAMADHI, O Doleuze stated that the horse got its tongue over the bit on a number of occasions prior to the start being effected which required rectifying.

He said SAMADHI was able to obtain a good position in the race and travelled strongly until near the 400 Metres at which time he placed it under pressure to improve its position.

He said SAMADHI immediately came off the bridle and then despite being ridden out in the Straight was most disappointing.

He said it was expected that SAMADHI would run well tonight as the horse had previously raced well on rain affected tracks.

He added he was not able to offer any excuse for the horses disappointing performance.

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

The Stewards received a report from the Veterinary Officer that EASY TO RICH was found to be distressed following the race.

As this is the third occasion on which EASY TO RICH had been reported to be distressed after a race, the Stewards will interview Trainer C Fownes regarding this matter prior to the Sha Tin racemeeting on Sunday, 26 May 2013.

Before being allowed to race again, EASY TO RICH will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that SPLENDID GUY and SOUTHERN SPRINGS had both lost their right front plate and that TEAM WORK was lame in the left hind leg.

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

JADE CHRISTY, EASY TO RICH and OCEAN WIDE were sent for sampling.