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26 February 2014 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 7 - SOUTHORN HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1650M - C+3
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:39.9
Sectional Time: 27.91 23.53 24.45 24.09

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12GERONIMO MEADOW (N226)B. PrebbleC. W. Chang751285.44.791:39.910-11-9-152.44 24.37 23.17
29GRAND ELITE (M393)Z. PurtonC. Fownes6612044.12N1:40.03-3-2-251.72 24.41 23.90
312WINNING MASCOT (L342)T. H. SoC. H. Yip611127.154N1:40.06-7-8-352.20 24.53 23.31
43CIRCUIT STAR (N220)C. Y. HoK. L. Man72123101610.751:40.15-5-3-452.00 24.29 23.83
56FLYING CHAPARRAL (M245)K. C. NgK. W. Lui691172828122.251:40.37-6-7-552.08 24.61 23.66
61MAJESTIC ANTHEM (P238)G. MosseA. S. Cruz801335.33.782.751:40.49-9-10-652.28 24.57 23.58
77INVICTUS (N282)K. C. LeungJ. Moore69120111464.251:40.61-1-1-751.44 24.45 24.77
84SPINNING DANCER (S078)D. WhyteS. Woods72125142775.251:40.84-4-6-851.96 24.69 24.18
98ENDORSING (S108)K. TeetanJohn Size6611915291061:40.912-12-11-952.48 24.57 23.87
105MASSIVE IMPACT (P374)A. SuboricsR. Gibson71124319936.251:40.98-8-5-1052.24 24.37 24.35
1110SUMARAND DRAGON (P441)W. M. LaiY. S. Tsui661194893116.501:41.011-10-12-1152.32 24.73 23.97
1211EASY SUCCESS (P170)C. K. TongW. Y. So631142129521.751:43.42-2-4-1251.72 24.81 26.91
Sire:Hawk Wing
Breed of the Winning Horse:GERONIMO MEADOW
Dam:Give A Whistle
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 47
place 2 16.5
9 16
12 18.5
quinella 2-9 99
quinella place 2-9 35.5
2-12 40.5
9-12 34
tierce 2-9-12 562
trio 2-9-12 99
first 4 2-3-9-12 269
6th double (11-2) $440.5
6th double consulation (11-9) $63.0
2nd double trio (2,10,11/2,9,12) $2558.0

Recap by phillip woo

Geronimo Meadow was patiently ridden second from the rear near the rails, stayed to the inside upon straightening and finished up nicely to collar early favourite Grand Elite in the final 50m for a third straight win. Grand Elite enjoyed the box-seat run, advanced to second 600m out, hit the front three deep at the 200m and found one too good in the end while just holding second by a whisker. Punted late, Winning Mascot settled behind midfield and one off the rails, angled into the clear five deep at the 250m and was doing some fine work late. Circuit Star made his run three back along the rails, took off at the 500m to get to third entering the straight, cornered four deep and was one-paced over the final 100m. Specked late, Flying Chaparral settled behind midfield and three deep without cover from the widest gate, swung the final bend with three wider out and stayed on all right, despite the hard run. Late-fancied favourite Majestic Anthem made his run third from the rear, popped out three deep with cover at the 800m, angled out sharply with two wider out at the 300m and ran on without menacing. Invictus emerged with the lead at the 1,00m following a battle with Easy Success, turned the final bend two lengths clear and was yielding ground 180m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (433)-SOUTHORN HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1650Metres

ENDORSING was slow to begin and shortly after the start was steadied away from the heels of GERONIMO MEADOW which got its head on the side and shifted out.

From a wide barrier, SUMARAND DRAGON was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Passing the winning post on the first occasion, EASY SUCCESS and INVICTUS raced tight between GRAND ELITE and SPINNING DANCER.

Passing the 1400 Metres, ENDORSING got its head up and proved difficult to settle when being steadied away from the heels of MAJESTIC ANTHEM.

In this incident, ENDORSING shifted out and bumped SUMARAND DRAGON which was awkwardly placed inside the heels of FLYING CHAPARRAL.

Near the 900 Metres, SUMARAND DRAGON was taken into a position wide and without cover when MAJESTIC ANTHEM shifted out.

Rounding the Home Turn, MAJESTIC ANTHEM was awkwardly placed behind SPINNING DANCER and FLYING CHAPARRAL and then shortly after entering the Straight got its head on the side and hung in.

Passing the 150 Metres, FLYING CHAPARRAL was awkwardly placed outside the heels of WINNING MASCOT which shifted out under pressure.

C Y Ho reported that making the first turn after passing the winning post on the first occasion he noted that the ring bit, which is normally positioned under the horse's jaw, had displaced and had become caught in CIRCUIT STAR's mouth, placing him at a disadvantage for the remainder of the race.

He said he attempted to reposition the bit in the horse's mouth, however, he was unable to correct it.

When questioned, Apprentice K C Ng stated that he had been instructed to ride FLYING CHAPARRAL positively in the early stages and take up a forward position from the outside barrier.

He said as the start was effected FLYING CHAPARRAL threw its head up on a number of occasion despite him allowing the horse sufficient rein to begin with the field.

He said he then rode his mount along in the early stages in an endeavour to obtain a forward position as instructed, however, when it became apparent to him that FLYING CHAPARRAL was not showing sufficient speed, he elected to shift it across behind runners in an attempt to obtain cover.

He added however that due to the make-up of the field, FLYING CHAPARRAL was left racing wide and without cover after the 1200 Metres.

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

The performance of EASY SUCCESS, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

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

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

MAJESTIC ANTHEM, GERONIMO MEADOW and GRAND ELITE were sent for sampling.