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25 September 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - SHUN LEE HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1650M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:40.1
Sectional Time: 27.75 23.14 25.03 24.22

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18DRAGON PINS (N167)D. WhyteR. Gibson461208.55.471:40.111-11-10-151.97 24.63 23.54
210RISING POWER (N294)K. TeetanC. W. Chang421161319911:40.38-8-8-251.61 24.83 23.86
33EURO SWIFTLY (K091)O. DoleuzeK. L. Man551297.27.562.751:40.57-7-9-351.61 24.83 24.12
44REAL GENERAL (M086)T. AnglandC. H. Yip541284.14.8151:40.95-6-6-451.37 24.99 24.58
59REALLY THE BEST (M188)K. C. NgD. Cruz441132025105.251:40.92-4-3-551.13 25.07 24.78
65GOOD THINKER (M127)W. M. LaiP. F. Yiu531278.67.446.501:41.19-9-7-651.61 24.79 24.76
711NOVEL START (M255)H. W. LaiNg Ting-keung411131239510.501:41.810-10-11-751.89 24.99 24.94
82HOME WITH GLORY (L171)K. C. LeungK. W. Lui581301924312.751:42.16-5-5-851.33 24.95 25.88
96LITTLE RAINFOREST (N101)M. ChadwickC. S. Shum5012212191112.751:42.11-1-1-950.89 25.03 26.26
107BEAUTY KING (N028)T. H. SoL. Ho4711984214.501:42.43-3-4-1051.13 25.11 26.22
111LORD DRAGON (N165)C. Y. HoC. Fownes591307.110823.251:43.84-2-2-1151.09 24.99 27.79
Sire:Pins
Breed of the Winning Horse:DRAGON PINS
Dam:Bellataine
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 54.5
place 8 17.5
10 56.5
3 21
quinella 8-10 702.5
quinella place 8-10 198
3-8 92
3-10 208.5
tierce 8-10-3 7410
trio 3-8-10 1363
first 4 3-4-8-10 1410
4th double (10-8) $887.5
4th double consulation (10-10) $295.0

Recap by phillip woo

Dragon Pins made his run at the tail after a sluggish break, still had a tonne of work ahead of him after straightening widest out and finished up willingly to take control 60m out for the victory with money pouring into him late. Rising Power settled fourth from the rear and one off the rails, swung the final bend with three wider out, briefly found the front at the 150m and found one too good in the end. Euro Swiftly settled third from the rear and along the rails, shifted off the rails for clear running at the 250m, hit the front 200m out and kept on reasonably well to hold a placing. Real General eased back to settle three back along the rails, straightened four deep and kept grinding away to finish a distant fourth. Really The Best sat on the back of the leader Little Rainforest, was back to fourth at the 800m, came two off at the 300m and was one-paced over the final 100m. Punted late, Good Thinker settled behind midfield and three deep without cover, swung the final bend with one wider out and kept up a steady gallop late without menacing. Little Rainforest rolled forward from a wide gate to eventually clear Really The Best for the front at the 1,000m, turned the final bend nearly two lengths on top and was stopping 200m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (041)-SHUN LEE HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650Metres

DRAGON PINS began awkwardly and then despite being ridden along in the early stages failed to muster speed.

Approaching the winning post on the first occasion, NOVEL START, which was being steadied to obtain a position with cover, was checked when crowded for room inside LORD DRAGON and outside GOOD THINKER which shifted out away from the heels of HOME WITH GLORY.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, HOME WITH GLORY was checked when crowded for room between BEAUTY KING which shifted out marginally away from the heels of REALLY THE BEST and LITTLE RAINFOREST which shifted in despite the efforts of its rider, M Chadwick.

No further action was taken.

For some distance after the 1300 Metres, RISING POWER proved difficult to settle and got its head up on a number of occasions when being checked away from the heels of HOME WITH GLORY.

Near the 450 Metres, HOME WITH GLORY shifted out away from the heels of BEAUTY KING which shifted to the outside of LORD DRAGON which was commencing to give ground.

GOOD THINKER, which was following, was shifted out away from the heels of HOME WITH GLORY in consequence.

Rounding the Home Turn, REAL GENERAL was held up for clear running behind LORD DRAGON which was continuing to give ground.

Also rounding the Home Turn, BEAUTY KING was checked when crowded for room between HOME WITH GLORY which got its head on the side and shifted in slightly and LORD DRAGON which, when continuing to give ground, shifted out away from REALLY THE BEST after initially being taken out by that horse which shifted to the outside of LITTLE RAINFOREST into clear running.

Rounding the Home Turn, DRAGON PINS was checked out away from the heels of GOOD THINKER.

When questioned, H W Lai stated that as NOVEL START was stepping up to 1650 Metres, he was asked to ensure that NOVEL START obtained cover.

He said he was also asked to ride the horse in about a midfield position if possible.

He said he did ask Mr T K Ng, the horses trainer, whether it would be acceptable if NOVEL START began well to go forward with a view to handing up and allowing other runners to provide him with cover in the early stages, however, Mr Ng was of the view that if NOVEL START were permitted to go forward in the early stages , it would prove difficult to settle and then would not be able to finish off the race.

H W Lai added that after beginning well, he immediately commenced to steady NOVEL START, however, the horse travelled keenly in the early stages and it was not until after passing the winning post on the first occasion that he was able to shift NOVEL START across behind GOOD THINKER and obtained a position with cover on the rail towards the rear of the field.

When questioned, C Y Ho stated that he was instructed by Mr C Fownes, the horses trainer, to ride LORD DRAGON in a midfield position or just in front of midfield.

He said Mr Fownes explained to him that as the winners of the previous races on tonights programme had been positioned in forward positions, LORD DRAGONs best interests would be served if it was able to be ridden with cover in about 5th or 6th position.

He said LORD DRAGON began well and without riding his mount along he immediately attempted to find a position with cover in midfield.

He said however that NOVEL START, which was better drawn than LORD DRAGON and was racing to his inside in the early stages, was being steadied by its rider to obtain a position with cover and for this reason he was not able to shift in behind that horse in the run to the winning post on the first occasion.

He said he attempted to steady LORD DRAGON with a view to obtaining cover, however, the horse, when left racing wide and without cover, proved difficult to settle and because of this he was not able to steady it.

He added passing the 1300 Metres LORD DRAGON continued to race wide and without cover and commenced to travel keenly.

He said he felt that it would be better for the horse to be allowed to stride forward into a position closer to the rail rather than travelling three wide and racing fiercely.

He said because of the circumstances of the race LORD DRAGON raced more forward than had been intended and because of the manner in which the horse travelled, it was beaten prior to the Home Turn and gave ground quickly in the Straight.

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

The performance of LORD DRAGON, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, LORD DRAGON will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in an official barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

T H So stated that he had been instructed to lead on BEAUTY KING if possible.

He said after beginning only fairly he rode BEAUTY KING along aggressively to obtain a forward position, however, BEAUTY KING raced in restricted room between REAL GENERAL and HOME WITH GLORY which was taken in by GOOD THINKER for some distance in the early stages.

He said BEAUTY KING continued to race tight in amongst runners until after passing the winning post on the first occasion.

He said although he had been instructed to lead if possible, it was apparent to him after the 1400 Metres that LITTLE RAINFOREST possessed more speed than BEAUTY KING, therefore he allowed that horse to cross BEAUTY KING near the 1300 Metres.

He added after momentarily travelling keenly approaching and passing the 1200 Metres, BEAUTY KING then was able to travel more comfortably due to the quick tempo of the race in the middle stages.

He said however that BEAUTY KING came under pressure after the 700 Metres to hold its position inside LORD DRAGON and was a beaten horse after the 600 Metres.

He said whilst BEAUTY KING was checked rounding the Home Turn, the horse was well beaten at this time.

He added, in his opinion, the performance of BEAUTY KING could be attributed to the fact that the horse was not able to lead and had to be ridden along in the early stages.

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

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

BEAUTY KING, DRAGON PINS and RISING POWER were sent for sampling.