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26 February 2014 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 5 - SO KON PO HANDICAP

Class 4 - 2200M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 2:17.6
Sectional Time: 14.41 22.84 24.84 25.84 25.41 24.31

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112MR MARFACH (M067)T. H. SoD. Hall36111198.362:17.69-9-10-10-11-189.09 24.93 23.63
22HEI HEI POSH (M390)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum601334.45.290.502:17.78-8-8-7-8-288.85 24.93 23.96
39DRAGON BACHELOR (P128)C. K. TongY. S. Tsui42114233380.752:17.710-11-11-11-3-389.13 24.37 24.26
41BACKBENCH BLUES (P096)C. Y. HoT. P. Yung60131131451.502:17.85-5-5-5-6-488.61 25.01 24.26
53DRAGON PINS (N167)D. WhyteR. Gibson591322129122.252:18.012-12-12-12-12-589.41 24.65 23.95
66SPICY SIAM (N090)G. MosseW. Y. So53126109.7112.752:18.111-10-9-9-9-688.89 24.93 24.28
78WIN ALONG (P003)K. TeetanA. Lee431168.96.633.752:18.21-2-2-2-1-788.25 25.09 24.90
85SUPER STRIKE (L393)T. AnglandA. Schutz5913245.515.752:18.57-7-7-8-10-888.85 25.01 24.71
94MAZANDARAN (P408)A. SuboricsA. S. Cruz591326.16.647.752:18.94-4-3-3-4-988.37 25.17 25.36
107EAGLE SPIRIT (L326)B. PrebbleA. Schutz5112415291012.252:19.66-6-6-6-5-1088.61 24.93 26.07
1110YUAN'S FORTUNE (L021)W. M. LaiY. S. Tsui39113188214.502:19.92-3-4-4-7-1188.57 25.09 26.31
1211EASY AHEAD (K212)C. Y. LuiL. Ho371074043715.752:20.13-1-1-1-2-1287.93 25.49 26.74
Sire:Leroidesanimaux
Breed of the Winning Horse:MR MARFACH
Dam:Rhondaling
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 83.5
place 12 28
2 19.5
9 92.5
quinella 2-12 246.5
quinella place 2-12 109.5
9-12 350
2-9 293.5
tierce 12-2-9 10573
trio 2-9-12 2029
first 4 1-2-9-12 5667
quartet 12-2-9-1 175351
4th double (1-12) $321.5
4th double consulation (1-2) $25.0

Recap by phillip woo

Plunged late, Mr Marfach settled third from the rear along the rails, swung the final bend four deep and got up in the final few metres for a second straight victory, despite a step up in distance and class. Favourite Hei Hei Posh settled behind midfield and one off the rails, rounded the final bend five deep, poked his head in front from Dragon Bachelor at the 100m and just held that one for second. Dragon Bachelor made his run second from the rear and one off the rails, circled the field four deep at the 650m, eventually found the front 200m out and went down fighting. Backbench Blues settled midfield along the rails, angled three deep off a tiring Easy Ahead at the 200m, moved to third at the 100m and lost a placing in the final few strides. Dragon Pins settled at the tail of the field from the widest gate and was doing his best work late to pick up a pay slip. Spicy Siam was never better than three deep with cover near the back, swung the final bend with one wider out and ran on without menacing. Win Along settled second in the run and one off the rails, assumed the front 500m out and was giving ground 200m out. Super Strike settled worse than midfield, came one to two off upon straightening and failed to let down when popped the question.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (431)-SO KON PO HANDICAP - Class 4 - 2200Metres

DRAGON BACHELOR and MR MARFACH were slow to begin.

SUPER STRIKE began awkwardly.

From the outside barriers, DRAGON PINS and SPICY SIAM were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Apprentice C Y Lui (EASY AHEAD) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 1700 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of WIN ALONG, causing that horse to be checked and to lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

Apprentice Lui was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 13 March 2014 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 this Saturday, 1 March 2014.

Near the 650 Metres, MAZANDARAN was momentarily crowded for room between WIN ALONG and EAGLE SPIRIT, both of which shifted ground.

Near the 450 Metres, EAGLE SPIRIT and DRAGON BACHELOR bumped.

Rounding the Home Turn, MR MARFACH was checked away from the heels of HEI HEI POSH and then in the early part of the Straight had difficulty obtaining clear running.

Also rounding the Home Turn, BACKBENCH BLUES raced in restricted room for some distance between EASY AHEAD and MAZANDARAN.

Approaching the 200 Metres, MAZANDARAN was steadied away from the heels of DRAGON BACHELOR (C K Tong) which shifted in while hanging.

C K Tong was reprimanded and advised that he would be expected to make more effort than he did on this occasion to prevent his mount from shifting ground.

After this, DRAGON BACHELOR continued to hang in under pressure and close to the finishing line shifted in abruptly, resulting in C K Tong having to stop riding and straighten his mount to prevent it from shifting in further towards BACKBENCH BLUES.

For the majority of the race, EAGLE SPIRIT travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

A veterinary inspection of YUAN'S FORTUNE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

MR MARFACH and HEI HEI POSH were sent for sampling.