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Race Results:

12 February 2014 - Happy Valley


Class 3 - 1200M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.0
Sectional Time: 23.94 22.25 23.83

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12RAINBOW FIGHTER (N193)D. WhyteD. Cruz741277.58.731:10.08-7-124.46 22.65 22.91
21SICHUAN VIGOUR (P412)M. DemuroJohn Size78131913110.501:10.111-8-224.70 22.41 23.02
33BOTH SURE (P385)Z. PurtonC. Fownes731266.74.120.751:10.13-3-324.02 22.41 23.72
412SKY FAR (N408)K. TeetanA. Lee621157.811521:10.310-10-424.58 22.77 22.97
510STRONG FOUNDATION (P428)W. M. LaiK. W. Lui67120289972.251:10.312-12-524.94 22.73 22.69
66SUPER PLUS (J090)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan69120447362.251:10.35-6-624.26 22.73 23.39
711HONG KONG DANCER (N399)T. H. SoL. Ho64115256782.501:10.44-4-724.14 22.53 23.74
85TANGO FIRE (S081)B. PrebbleJ. Moore71124116.4102.751:10.46-5-824.34 22.53 23.57
94STEP FASTER (N295)T. AnglandW. Y. So721257.25.21241:10.61-1-923.94 22.25 24.46
108OVETT (P351)J. MoreiraA. T. Millard681213.43.5441:10.62-2-1023.98 22.45 24.23
117BOULD MOVER (M120)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz68121298398.501:11.39-11-1124.58 23.09 23.69
129BEST HOPE (S102)K. C. NgC. H. Yip67115255119.751:11.57-9-1224.34 23.01 24.24
Breed of the Winning Horse:RAINBOW FIGHTER
Dam:Knapton Hill
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 87.5
place 2 24
1 44.5
3 17
quinella 1-2 637
quinella place 1-2 178.5
2-3 54
1-3 119.5
tierce 2-1-3 5580
trio 1-2-3 757
first 4 1-2-3-12 1465
6th double (1-2) $224.0
6th double consulation (1-1) $191.5
2nd double trio (1,5,12/1,2,3) $263165.0

Recap by phillip woo

Rainbow Fighter made his run behind midfield and one off the rails, swung the final bend with one wider out and let down willingly to get up 50m out for the victory and continue his fine run of form this season. Specked late, Sichuan Vigour bided his time second from the rear from a wide gate, moved forward to sit just to the outside of Rainbow Fighter, forced widest by that one upon straightening and finished up nicely to collar Both Sure for second with a move to an ear plug. Both Sure enjoyed the gun run on the back of the speed, swept to the front three deep at the 150m and grudgingly gave way late. Sky Far settled fourth from the rear near the inside, cornered with three wider out, ducked underneath a fading Hong Kong Dancer at the 200m and stayed on nicely thereafter. Strong Foundation was patiently ridden at the rear, turned the final bend four deep and was doing some nice work late. It was only his second start in Hong Kong and he doesn't appear far off a winning run, especially over a longer trip. Tango Fire straightened with two wider out and came up flat in the final 150m after bumping with Hong Kong Dancer at the 250m. Punted late, Step Faster straightened two lengths on top after working hard to clear for the lead at the 800m and was giving ground 100m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (397)-TIN LOK HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200Metres

As A Suborics was unable to fulfil the engagement on STRONG FOUNDATION due to being overweight, W M Lai was substituted as the rider of that horse.

A Suborics was fined the sum of $5,000.

TANGO FIRE began only fairly.

From a wide barrier, SICHUAN VIGOUR was taken across behind runners shortly after the start and then for the majority of the race travelled wide and without cover.

Making the turn approaching the 1000 Metres, SUPER PLUS was crowded for room inside HONG KONG DANCER which got its head on the side and shifted in despite the efforts of its rider.

Also making the turn near the 1000 Metres, TANGO FIRE got its head up and shifted in away from the heels of BOULD MOVER, causing STRONG FOUNDATION to be hampered and lose ground.

Near the 900 Metres, SUPER PLUS was awkwardly placed inside the heels of HONG KONG DANCER.

RAINBOW FIGHTER, which was following SUPER PLUS and proving difficult to settle, was steadied away from the heels of that horse when racing tight inside TANGO FIRE.

Near the 600 Metres, SUPER PLUS was awkwardly placed close to the heels of HONG KONG DANCER.

Near the 150 Metres, SKY FAR was shifted out away from the heels of OVETT to continue improving.

When questioned, T Angland stated that he had been instructed to obtain a forward position on STEP FASTER from the outside barrier as it was felt that due to the make-up of the field the horse may be able to obtain a position near the lead without having too much use made of it in the early stages.

He said after shifting his mount across in the early stages, he was left racing wide making the first turn near the 1000 Metres, therefore he allowed it to stride forward in an endeavour to obtain a position closer to the rail.

He said near the 800 Metres he was left racing in a three wide position outside BOTH SURE and OVETT and rather than continue to race wide and without cover, he elected to allow his mount to stride forward into the lead.

He said because STEP FASTER had to be used up somewhat to prevent it having to race wide and without cover, the horse was then not able to finish off its race as it had in recent starts.

Trainer W Y So stated that at its most recent start when STEP FASTER drew barrier 11, he felt that there was good speed in that race and that STEP FASTER would not be able to show sufficient pace to clear runners to its inside and would likely be left racing wide.

He said therefore he instructed Jockey Angland to shift STEP FASTER across behind runners and obtain cover.

He said in tonight's race there did not appear to be any established leaders and he felt that the race would be run differently to the horse's most recent start and that this may provide STEP FASTER the opportunity of obtaining a forward position.

He said unfortunately the circumstances of tonight's race did not eventuate as he anticipated and this resulted in more use having to be made of STEP FASTER to overcome the wide draw than he had hoped.

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

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of OVETT, J Moreira stated that the horse was more relaxed tonight than it was at its last start when it raced well.

He said OVETT travelled well in a forward position outside BOTH SURE and the tempo of the race in the early and middle stages was not strong.

He said he commenced to ride OVETT along from near the 500 Metres and the horse did not quicken as he expected it would.

He added he placed OVETT under pressure rounding the Home Turn, however, it responded only fairly to his riding and after the 100 Metres weakened when horses improved around him.

He said in the circumstances OVETT was disappointing tonight.

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

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

OVETT, RAINBOW FIGHTER and SICHUAN VIGOUR were sent for sampling.