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11 December 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 3 - MOUNT CAMERON HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:41.1
Sectional Time: 27.94 24.62 24.74 23.89

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112CHINA DELIGHT (N148)M. L. YeungK. W. Lui401121.71.651:41.110-10-8-153.76 24.78 22.65
22COOL BEAN (N076)G. MosseD. Cruz57131111160.501:41.35-6-5-253.28 24.74 23.28
39LITTLE RAINFOREST (N101)M. ChadwickC. S. Shum511231516101.251:41.47-1-1-352.56 24.74 24.13
48HOXO (P131)U. RispoliA. T. Millard51125171411.751:41.44-5-6-453.28 24.78 23.41
55EL GRANDE (L378)A. SuboricsD. Hall531276799112.501:41.51-2-2-552.80 24.78 24.01
610TRAVEL SMART (P243)D. WhyteR. Gibson5012478.182.751:41.62-3-4-653.00 24.82 23.79
74OXFORD CHARLEY (P266)N. CallanS. Woods541283130231:41.68-8-7-753.48 24.74 23.45
86WINNAM (P119)Z. PurtonT. P. Yung53127131344.751:41.93-4-3-853.04 24.70 24.19
91GOLDEN SCALPEL (N224)B. PrebbleK. L. Man59133111194.751:41.911-11-11-954.04 24.82 23.10
1011DANESOUTH (L001)W. C. MarwingY. S. Tsui421173824351:41.96-7-9-1053.44 25.14 23.41
117TELEPHATIA (P405)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan521243257714.501:43.59-9-10-1153.76 25.06 24.71
123PERFECT TRIUMPH (P241)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung5512953991220.501:44.412-12-12-1254.04 24.90 25.51
Sire:Encosta De Lago
Breed of the Winning Horse:CHINA DELIGHT
Dam:Romantic River
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 16.5
place 12 11
2 26
9 31.5
quinella 2-12 70.5
quinella place 2-12 40
9-12 57.5
2-9 162
tierce 12-2-9 709
trio 2-9-12 308
first 4 2-8-9-12 831
2nd double (7-12) $114.5
2nd double consulation (7-2) $112.0

Recap by phillip woo

Raging favourite China Delight was patiently ridden third from the rear and near the rails, rounded the final bend with one wider and plenty to do but quickened nicely to get up in the final few metres to chalk up a third straight win. Cool Bean made his run in midfield and one off the rails, swung the final bend with three wider out, briefly found the front 30m out and was pipped near the wire. Little Rainforest was deep in midfield, took off in a carbon-copy last-start victory to find the front at the 950m, straightened near three lengths clear and grudgingly gave way late. Hoxo eventually made his run three back along the rails, swung the final bend five deep and ran on steadily to make it close for third. El Grande rushed forward from a wide gate to lead entering the first bend, was back to second at the 950m and gradually gave way over the final 150m. Travel Smart tracked the leaders in third or fourth near the inside, stayed one off upon straightening and was short of room close to home. Winnam was one off the rails in a prominent spot, cornered four deep and was empty approaching the 100m with every chance. Golden Scalpel made his run second from the rear, pushed widest out at the 250m and never was a factor in another disappointing performance. Danesouth travelled near the rails behind midfield and found nothing when popped the question in the drive.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (233)-MOUNT CAMERON HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1650Metres

After being loaded, TELEPHATIA became fractious.

Before being allowed to race again, TELEPHATIA will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test.

OXFORD CHARLEY began only fairly and for a short distance after the start raced tight between HOXO and DANESOUTH, both of which shifted ground.

After this, DANESOUTH was ridden to obtain a forward position, however, failed to muster speed.

Shortly after the start, GOLDEN SCALPEL, which began awkwardly, was steadied away from the heels of TRAVEL SMART which shifted out.

After this, GOLDEN SCALPEL was taken across behind runners.

From the outside barrier, PERFECT TRIUMPH was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

For some distance after the 1200 Metres, HOXO got its head up on a number of occasions when awkwardly placed close to the heels of TRAVEL SMART.

After the race, M Chadwick (LITTLE RAINFOREST) reported that his saddle shifted forward passing the winning post on the first occasion which placed him at a disadvantage for the remainder of the race.

When racing wide and without cover after the 1200 Metres, LITTLE RAINFOREST was allowed to stride into a forward position.

Approaching the 600 Metres, TELEPHATIA raced tight inside DANESOUTH which was racing in restricted room inside OXFORD CHARLEY (N Callan) which, after shifting out near the 800 Metres, was then shifted back in by its rider.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, TELEPHATIA got its head on the side and shifted out, resulting in DANESOUTH, which was continuing to race tight inside OXFORD CHARLEY, being taken out onto the hindquarters of OXFORD CHARLEY which became unbalanced near the 500 Metres.

TELEPHATIA then continued to be awkwardly placed inside the heels of DANESOUTH and passing the 500 Metres was steadied when crowded for room inside DANESOUTH.

N Callan was advised that whilst TELEPHATIA's racing manners had contributed significantly to this incident, nonetheless he must ensure that he leaves comfortable racing room for runners to his inside wherever possible.

Passing the 250 Metres, TRAVEL SMART was steadied when disappointed for running between LITTLE RAINFOREST and EL GRANDE (A Suborics) which shifted in.

A Suborics was reprimanded and advised to exercise more care in future.

Over the concluding stages, TRAVEL SMART and EL GRANDE raced tight inside HOXO which was taken in by COOL BEAN (G Mosse) which shifted in.

G Mosse was severely reprimanded and advised to make every endeavour to keep his mounts on a straight course in future.

The performance of PERFECT TRIUMPH, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

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

When questioned, A Suborics stated that prior to the race, in discussions with Mr D J Hall, the trainer of EL GRANDE, it was ascertained that there did not appear to be much speed in the race.

He said because of this he suggested to Mr Hall that it may be in EL GRANDE's best interests for it to be ridden in a forward position from its wide barrier rather than being taken across behind runners in what may result in a slowly run race.

He said therefore it was agreed for EL GRANDE to be ridden along in the early stages and obtain a forward position as it was believed this would be in the best interests of the horse.

A veterinary inspection of GOLDEN SCALPEL and TELEPHATIA immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

CHINA DELIGHT and COOL BEAN were sent for sampling.