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Race Results:

4 December 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 4 - AMERICA HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - A
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09.9
Sectional Time: 23.48 23.14 23.34

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112RAINBOW FIGHTER (N193)M. DemuroD. Cruz6111694.231:09.912-12-124.72 23.02 22.22
25SWIFT SHADOW (S052)D. WhyteJohn Size721276.2610.501:10.04-5-223.92 23.22 22.93
38POLYMER WIN (M399)N. CallanP. F. Yiu661211428811:10.15-4-323.92 23.06 23.18
46COUR VALANT (P190)A. SuboricsC. H. Yip681233842111.251:10.111-11-424.48 23.14 22.54
59SEA WARRIOR (P411)C. O'DonoghueC. W. Chang66121259261.501:10.12-3-523.68 23.18 23.33
64BOTH SURE (P385)C. SoumillonC. Fownes731284.24.221.751:10.28-8-624.28 23.14 22.83
73SUNNY FAY (M119)K. C. LeungJ. Moore74127133392.251:10.310-10-724.32 23.22 22.79
82REGENCY CHAMPION (N078)G. MosseA. S. Cruz771326.39.2102.501:10.31-1-823.48 23.14 23.75
910SIGHT LOVER (P061)M. GuyonW. Y. So631188.96.474.501:10.67-6-924.12 23.10 23.45
101HAPPY YEAH YEAH (M085)M. L. YeungA. Lee781317.58.744.751:10.76-7-1024.08 23.18 23.47
117GENERAL IRON (P429)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum67122161856.751:11.03-2-1123.80 22.98 24.25
1211GLACIER BLUE (P062)U. RispoliR. Gibson611173226127.501:11.19-9-1224.28 23.18 23.70
Sire:Chineur
Breed of the Winning Horse:RAINBOW FIGHTER
Dam:Knapton Hill
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 42
place 12 16.5
5 21
8 73
quinella 5-12 174.5
quinella place 5-12 80.5
8-12 207
5-8 263.5
tierce 12-5-8 6119
trio 5-8-12 1258
first 4 5-6-8-12 6361
3rd double (8-12) $1283.0
3rd double consulation (8-5) $236.5

Recap by phillip woo

Late-fancied favourite, Rainbow Fighter was ridden cold at the tail of the field, had all ahead of him while cornering widest out and quickened brilliantly to get up in the final few metres for a maiden win at his 21st start. Swift Shadow settled fifth along the rails, came one off upon straightening, briefly hit the front 30m out and found the winner too good. Polymer Win eventually slotted in one off with cover in fourth at the 800m, straightened five deep and stayed on gamely to just hold Cour Valant by a bob of heads for third. Cour Valant was patiently ridden second from the rear from a wide gate, straightened three-to-four deep and ran on well to just miss a placing. Sea Warrior stalked the lead along the rails, poked his head in front at the 50m and swamped late in an improved effort. Early favourite Both Sure settled behind midfield and on the rails, caused Happy Yeah Yeah to check when shifting out for a clear at the 120m and kept on steadily thereafter. Sunny Fay got going from near the back without menacing. Regency Champion rolled forward from a wide gate to eventually lead at the 950m, cornered a length on top and was stopping 50m out. Punted late, Sight Lover was swung the final bend with two wider out and came up flat when popped the question.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (215)-AMERICA HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200Metres

BOTH SURE and GLACIER BLUE began only fairly.

From a wide barrier, COUR VALANT was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

A short distance after the start, RAINBOW FIGHTER was crowded for room inside HAPPY YEAH YEAH which shifted in.

C O'Donoghue (SEA WARRIOR) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 1000 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of GENERAL IRON, causing that horse to be crowded for room and be checked and in turn taken in onto SWIFT SHADOW, resulting in that horse being hampered when also crowded.

C O'Donoghue was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 19 December 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 Sunday, 8 December 2013.

After the 800 Metres, GLACIER BLUE got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of SIGHT LOVER.

After the 700 Metres, SIGHT LOVER was left racing wide and without cover.

Rounding the Home Turn, SIGHT LOVER became unbalanced after being bumped by HAPPY YEAH YEAH (M L Yeung) which attempted to shift out from behind POLYMER WIN.

M L Yeung was severely reprimanded.

C Soumillon (BOTH SURE) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that after the 150 Metres he permitted his mount to shift out when riding it along with the whip, resulting in BOTH SURE bumping heavily with HAPPY YEAH YEAH which was hampered and became badly unbalanced and in turn taken out onto SIGHT LOVER which was also crowded for room inside SUNNY FAY.

C Soumillon was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 19 December 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 Sunday, 8 December 2013.

C Soumillon, the rider of 6th placegetter, BOTH SURE, was found guilty of a charge of having failed to ride his mount out to the end of the race to the satisfaction of the Stewards [Rule 100(2)].

C Soumillon was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday 19 December 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 Sunday, 8 December 2013.

The Stewards ruled that the terms of suspension be served concurrently.

Over the concluding stages, COUR VALANT raced tight between SEA WARRIOR and SWIFT SHADOW which shifted out.

Because of this, COUR VALANT was not able to be properly tested.

A veterinary inspection of HAPPY YEAH YEAH, GENERAL IRON and SIGHT LOVER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

RAINBOW FIGHTER and SWIFT SHADOW were sent for sampling.