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26 February 2014 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 2 - MONG KOK HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1650M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:40.2
Sectional Time: 27.28 24.64 24.50 23.79

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11PEPPERMINT (M192)C. Y. HoC. Fownes591317.18.251:40.28-7-6-152.72 24.30 23.19
22UWILLBEGLORIOUS (N212)K. TeetanA. T. Millard561307.41390.501:40.311-9-8-252.96 24.30 23.05
311SKIP COURT (P298)K. C. LeungR. Gibson4111445911211:40.412-12-11-353.24 24.34 22.83
43KING'S FOLKS (N296)D. WhyteC. W. Chang551299.64.162.751:40.610-10-10-452.96 24.58 23.09
59FORTUNE BRAVO (N054)C. Y. LuiP. F. Yiu46113128.642.751:40.65-5-4-552.48 24.34 23.85
66EXPECTATOR (N284)B. PrebbleL. Ho511253.43.613.751:40.86-6-7-652.48 24.62 23.71
710BEAUTY KING (N028)K. C. NgA. S. Cruz411109.97.984.501:40.92-2-1-751.96 24.46 24.52
85JOLLY GOOD STAR (S003)W. C. MarwingC. S. Shum54128322825.501:41.07-8-9-852.72 24.62 23.73
94DEMOKLES (P116)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip541289.712105.751:41.13-4-3-952.24 24.38 24.50
107FUN HEROES (L207)T. AnglandT. P. Yung511251516119.251:41.61-1-2-1051.92 24.50 25.26
118KING TAI SING (P175)G. MosseK. L. Man501248.71539.501:41.74-3-5-1152.20 24.66 24.85
1212PERFECT TRIUMPH (P241)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung401143399714.251:42.49-11-12-1253.20 24.70 24.57
Sire:Keeper
Breed of the Winning Horse:PEPPERMINT
Dam:Sadie Belle
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 82
place 1 30
2 39
11 192
quinella 1-2 453.5
quinella place 1-2 141.5
1-11 1159.5
2-11 1419.5
tierce 1-2-11 45181
trio 1-2-11 11052
first 4 1-2-3-11 8023
1st double (6-1) $756.0
1st double consulation (6-2) $132.5

Recap by phillip woo

Peppermint settled behind midfield and one off the rails, swung the final bend with two wider out and quickened nicely to take control passing the 200m with an important step down in class. Uwillbeglorious settled fourth from the rear and one off the rails, swung the final bend with one deeper out and finished up nicely to enter the Quinella spot 100m out. Skip Court bided his time at or second from the rear along the rails, angled out under the pump at the 500m, turned the final bend widest out and charged home well to inject value into the tierce. King's Folks made his run third from the back near the inside after getting crowded out at the jump, turned the final bend with three wider out and ran on steadily to overhaul Fortune Bravo for a First-4 spot. Fortune Bravo travelled three back and one off the rails, swung the final bend six deep, worked to third at the 100m and was swamped final 50m. Favourite Expectator settled midfield along the rails, one or two off the paint and failed to lift under the whip in a disappointing performance. Beauty King settled second in the run and one off the rails, poked his head in front from Fun Heroes at the 500m, cornered on top and was stopping 100m out. Fun Heroes was headed coming to the final bend and was gone at the 200m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (428)-MONG KOK HANDICAP - Class 4 (Special Conditions) - 1650Metres

KING'S FOLKS began awkwardly and shortly after the start lost ground when crowded for room between PEPPERMINT and PERFECT TRIUMPH which was taken in by BEAUTY KING.

EXPECTATOR shifted out at the start and hampered JOLLY GOOD STAR.

From the outside barrier, SKIP COURT was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Near the 1150 Metres, KING'S FOLKS was momentarily crowded for room inside UWILLBEGLORIOUS.

Approaching the 1100 Metres, KING TAI SING got its head on the side and was reluctant to maintain its position inside BEAUTY KING which shifted in marginally.

Near the 600 Metres, KING TAI SING got its head on the side, lay out and lost ground when awkwardly placed inside the heels of DEMOKLES.

Near the 150 Metres, DEMOKLES was momentarily steadied away from the heels of PEPPERMINT which shifted in.

When questioned, Apprentice K C Ng stated that after the 900 Metres he was content to allow BEAUTY KING to race outside and about a half length behind the leader FUN HEROES.

He said however at this time BEAUTY KING commenced to travel strongly and he was unable to restrain the horse so as to prevent it from improving its position to be racing on terms with FUN HEROES.

He said whilst he knew it was not in the best interests of BEAUTY KING to be racing on terms with FUN HEROES, he was unable to take any further measures to prevent that from occurring.

Apprentice Ng was advised that whilst it was supported on the video that BEAUTY KING raced keenly after the 900 Metres, nonetheless he must make all endeavours to have his mounts travel in such a manner so that they are able to then finish off the race.

When questioned regarding the performance of EXPECTATOR, B Prebble stated that he was able to obtain a good position during the race in front of midfield.

He said EXPECTATOR travelled very well in the early and middle stages before coming under pressure after the 500 Metres.

He added EXPECTATOR was not able to quicken with other runners and in the Straight finished off the race only one-paced.

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

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

EXPECTATOR, PEPPERMINT and UWILLBEGLORIOUS were sent for sampling.